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“Look at the record. Look at the accomplishments individually,” Pearson told cohost Gil Brandt and me Monday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “And the main thing is seeing how those accomplishments led to team success.

“We were one game away or in a Super Bowl seven times in an 11year career. That the thing I’m most proud of.”

While the accolades were planned, Pearson admits he got carried away enough that the dig he took at the Eagles and the “How about them Cowboys!” proclamation were impromptu.

“The louder they got, the more I started talking louder Cheap Cycling Jerseys and louder so they could hear me,” Pearson said. “After watching the video, I had no idea I was yelling like that.”

That’s how they ended up where they are: looking at the most important position on the field, and not only picking a player they weren’t sure was the answer, but not knowing the question in the first place.

They began the 2016 NFL Draft with Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty from the year before — not to mention offseason signee Josh McCown.

They ended it with players who were not Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson, who were both available when they took safety Jamal Adams sixth overall.

DeShone Kizer was there when they took another safety, Marcus Maye, in the second round. With Davis Webb out there in the third round, they traded down, took wide receiver ArDarius Stewart further down and let their stadium co-tenants, the Giants, take Webb.
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LeBron James let the Pacers have hope, and then he crushed them anyway

The Cleveland Cavaliers messed around for an entire half, had minimal contributions from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and still erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers Online Cheap Jerseys in Game 3. Sometimes, when you have LeBron James, that’s just how it works.

Gobert is arguably the most valuable big man in the NBA. His impact defensively is irreplaceable, but his rolling on screens contracts defenses and gives freedom to Utah’s steady half-court offense. It’s on Jordan to negate the Frenchman’s influence on the series.

As is it Gobert’s job to help neutralize Jordan’s ability to clean the glass. The Jazz center averages 12.8 rebounds, yet Jordan has him beat by a board per game. DJ also has 20 pounds on Gobert and will use some of that strength to keep him off the glass.

Neither are traditional, back-to-the-basket scoring bigs, but their impact on offense—and on each other—will be key to their respective teams’ success in the first round.

When you look through Godwin’s highlight reel, his 16.0 yards per catch average makes complete sense. The receiver has an uncanny ability to snag passes in serious coverage, and often comes up with the contested catch.

His hands — combined with his 6’1, 209-pound frame — have the ability to save an errant pass and somehow come up with big yards (and the occasional touchdown).

They know that enough fake outrage and false sorrow can put them on the side of Right in the eyes of hockey, at least when it’s centered on the players they claim to love and care about that suffer.

And they have learned to put any moral scruples aside, for, either way, they’re still getting the clicks that journalism needs, without having too much moral compunction about the wasteland that the striving for clicks mentality is making of the sport they claim to love.

Because all is fair in the click-chasing modern hockey media world of bodychecks, lies, and videotape.

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Solomon Thomas, Stanford’s gentle giant, owes his nimble feet to Irish step dancing

Despite being picked third in this year’s Draft (the highest any non-quarterback from Stanford has ever been picked), Solomon Thomas didn’t have a typical NFL upbringing. Growing up in Australia meant his after-school activities included soccer and Irish step dancing. It wasn’t until he moved to a football-crazed Texas town as an adolescent that he realized his prodigious gift for terrorizing Where To Buy Cheap Jerseys quarterbacks.

Somewhere along the way, he grew from a chubby, video game-loving transplant to leader of men on the gridiron. This is his story.

The home team stayed dominant in Spurs vs. Grizzlies. San Antonio put away Game 5 with a late 12-0 run. Kawhi Leonard remains unstoppable. Mike Conley had another great game, but the Patty Mills vs. Andrew Harrison matchup off the bench is just completely untenable for Memphis. We’ll see if David Fizdale has any angles to fix it for Thursday’s game.

Jazz vs. Clippers stays amazing. There’s just so much tension in each game. Would you believe that Chris Paul was brilliant in this one but a Joe Johnson dagger sealed it? Of course you would. Of course Steve Ballmer would. The Jazz can advance at home on Thursday.

Traditionally, there has been an accepted path for hockey careers to follow, no matter who you are and what part of the world you come from.

First, you play. Then, if you’re good enough, you make it to the top level. You have a career there, and then when your body begins to break down or you decide that maybe the grind of an 82-game season and a summer of weight and conditioning training is too much, you retire.

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Boris Diaw nearly tied Jazz-Clippers Game 3, but his shot was waved off

For a moment, it looked like Boris Diaw had tied the game between the Jazz and the Clippers with seconds remaining. With five seconds left down three, Utah inbounded straight to Diaw, who was intentionally fouled and immediately shot up a three that splashed home.

We may be overlooking one aspect of this newfound job security: Coaching is really good right now. There aren’t that many old-school holdovers left. The game continues to innovate and the coaches are pushing boundaries. Teams crave continuity and sustained success. These are all good things.

ZILLER: Silas is definitely on radars — I wouldn’t be surprised if the Warriors find a way to pull him back should Mike Brown continue his grand tour of the NBA elsewhere. (Silas worked heavily with a young Steph Curry before going to work with his dad.)

And amen on the cogent point about there being lots of good coaching. There’s relatively little gross misconduct happening on the sidelines these days. That’s good for all of us.

Editor’s Note: The piece originally stated there are six NBA head coaches of color in the NBA. There are actually nine.

There was absolutely no rust from the Cavaliers in Game 1. We’ll have to see the Raptors have enough to respond in Game 2.

There are any number of factors for that — fatigue, pressure, crowd noise, arena atmospheres, and so on. If all it really took was more practice, why would Dwight Howard, a 57 percent career foul shooter, be hitting only 53 percent this season? Or DeAndre Jordan, career 43 percent, just 48 Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada this season? Many bad free throws shooters go through several shot doctors and hundreds of hours, and it works in Cheap Islanders Jerseys practice. In a game, though, it just doesn’t translate.

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The Ravens spent money this offseason rebuilding the secondary.

Those teams will benefit greatly, given the provision that allows for recruits’ official visits to be taken in April through June. The previous official visit dates started after October, which was sometimes rough for schools with cold winters. But now, schools up north get to show off their springs and summers.

The Ravens spent money this offseason rebuilding the secondary. Big money on Tony Jefferson and a contract for Brandon Carr shows the Ravens defense wants to become the best. With a full secondary, Baltimore needs to utilize the draft, finding new outside linebackers and pass rush weapons to collapse the pocket and take down the competition. Carl Lawson is a plug-and-play pass rusher; with Baltimore, Lawson could become the next terrifying linebacker in the AFC North.

Analysis: If I were making this choice, I’d also be down to Williams and Lawson. It’s really a coin flip decision. Williams is limited, but what he can do rushing the passer he can do really well. Lawson is the better all-around player, but he did have some injury issues at Auburn. Williams is also more comfortable playing in space. But the off-field issues could cause him to drop in the draft like he did in this mock, and they make taking Lawson over him highly plausible.

The final group to tee off on Sunday at the Masters will be Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. The two players put themselves in that slot by emerging atop the leaderboard through 54 holes Wholesale NFL Jerseys China at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. There are just 18 to go. There are a lot of enticing-looking groups set to go off later in the afternoon.

Saturday was a dramatic day, full of all the movement you’d expect on a Saturday at Augusta. The weather was beautiful, after high winds made the course a challenging one to play for the tournament’s first two days. Players shot about two strokes better on average than they did on the first two days. The conditions were amenable for moving day, and several players moved.

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NFL news roundup: Ed Reed cut by Texans, Jonathan Martin meeting postponed

Ed Reed was once seen as the key free agent signing that would get the Houston Texans over the top in 2017, but nine months later they have cut the nine-time Pro Bowler.

Reed was critical of the Texans’ coaching following the team’s loss to Arizona. It’s unclear whether this played a role in his release, but the veteran safety had seen his role dwindle in recent weeks. Reed lost his starting job to third-year veteran Shiloh Keo, becoming a rotational defensive back Cheap Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys on obvious passing downs.

Dolphins postpone meeting with Jonathan Martin

The Miami Dolphins were scheduled to meet with offensive tackle Jonathan Martin this week, but the team has postponed the meeting at the request of the NFL.

Martin left the team after alleging he was bullied and abused as a member of the team. Initially it appeared he would meet with Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross on Wednesday to discuss the issues, but the NFL wanted to ensure its lawyer wanted an opportunity to meet with Martin first.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had one of his best games of the season against the Washington Redskins, but dislocated his shoulder in the team’s win.

A 10-day layoff following Thursday Night Football could be enough time Cheap Liverpool Jerseys to heal. Ponder told the media that he expects to start in the team’s Week 11 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Former NFL wide receiver was sentenced to 15 years for his role in a large-scale drug distribution enterprise, in which he bought cocaine from an undercover police officer.

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has left his game against the Detroit Lions with an Achilles injury and will not return.

It’s a significant loss for the Bengals because Hall, the team’s top Cheap New York Giants Jerseys cover corner, has been matched up against the Lions big-play wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Hall suffered the injury while going up to defend a pass to Johnson in the endzone during the first quarter.

Fortunately for the Bengals, No. 2 cornerback Terence Newman, who battled an abdominal issue during the week, is active Sunday. He, Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick will now need to step up to limit the Lions pass-happy offense. The Bengals have been one of the stronger pass defense teams this season, allowing just 216 yards through the air per game.

Hall has 14 tackles, one interception and six passes defensed so far in 2013.

Shorts sprained his shoulder in the first quarter of Jacksonville’s 35-19 loss at Denver last week and has been limited in practice this week. A sprain technically involves tearing of the fibers holding the shoulder joint in place, with the degree of the tear resulting in a grade from 1 (least severe) to 3 (most severe). Regardless of the grade, shoulder sprains can usually be treated without surgery, with pain management being the biggest concern. Shorts’ status is a true game-time decision for today’s contest Cheap Mls Jerseys against the Chargers.

The Green Bay receiver left in the first quarter against the Ravens last week with a left knee sprain sustained while blocking for RB Eddie Lacy and did not return. Jones has not practiced this week and although officially listed as questionable on the team’s injury report may not see full reps even if he does play against Cleveland today. With the Packers already missing WR Randall Cobb due to a knee injury, Jones’ absence would be a blow to Aaron Rodgersand the Green Bay air attack.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver is expected to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, according to Anwar Richardson of Yahoo!

The second-year receiver has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and only practiced on Wednesday this past week. Blackmon was listed as questionable on the official injury report, but he stated on Friday that there was no question he was going to play against the Chargers.

Blackmon has played in just two games this season after Cheap NBA Jerseys From China missing four games due to an NFL suspension, and has been electric for the offensively-challenged Jaguars. In two games, Blackmon has 19 catches for 326 yards and one touchdown, including 14 catches against Denver last week.

Chicago’s defense is struggling just about any time it’s not running a turnover back for a score, and carnage along the front four has kept them from creating the kind of havoc that defined their D under Lovie Smith. The return of Stephen Paea should at least solidify the interior, though, while the Bears will also enjoy the healthy return of Charles Tillman at corner. Tillman and Tim Jennings can still get it done on the outside, and they offer the kind of quality force play in run support that can help contain RGIII and Alfred Morris in Shanahan’s zone run scheme. On their worst day, though, the Bears still trump the defensive mockery that the Skins have been trotting out in 2013.

The 49er offense is still feeling the lack of an A-grade receiver, but the ground game is clicking even though the read option seems largely shelved to this point in the season. Vernon Davis just reminded everyone what a true matchup nightmare he can be from any alignment on the field, and even Cheap MLB Jerseys if the Titans’ Alterraun Verner can clamp down on Anquan Boldin the Niner attack should be able to get to 20 without too much trouble. And 20 should be plenty to cover in this one.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles may be unavailable for the team in Week 8 after he suffered a concussion in a 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, according to Philly.com Sports.

The Colts have lost wide receiver Reggie Wayne for the season. The Pro Bowl pass-catcher suffered an ACL tear in the Colts win over the previously-undefeated Broncos. The Colts will likely have to add a wide receiver to fill Wayne’s spot on the roster.

Texans linebacker Brain Cushing’s season is also over. The former USC Trojan suffered a broken fibula and a torn LCL on Sunday night against the Chiefs. He will have surgery on Tuesday, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer. Running back Arian Foster also suffered a mild hamstring injury, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

The Jaguars were able to avoid injuries against the Chargers, while the Titans invited back quarterback Jake Locker from a hip injury against the 49ers. The Titans also failed to register any major injuries.

“I saw Nick after the game, he seems like he’s doing well,” Eagles Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys head coach Chip Kelly said in his post-game press conference. “There’s a protocol and a system you go through before he’s cleared. He says he feels good so we’ll see how it goes as the week progresses.”

Foles, 24, earned his first start of the 2013 season after Michael Vick suffered a hamstring injury in Week 5. Starting in Vick’s place, Foles earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after he passed for 296 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 31-20 victory over the Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he completed just 11-of-29 passes for 80 yards against the Cowboys in Week 7.

After leaving the game late, Foles was replaced by rookie quarterback Matt Barkley who threw three interceptions. Kelly said after Sunday’s game that the team would sign another quarterback if injuries force the team’s hand.

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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will miss Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a sprained knee, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the team is losing faith in him as its franchise running back.

Murray has a history of injuries due Cheap Paintball Jerseys to his running style, and the Cowboys are understandably having a tough time relying on him each and every week. Dallas drafted Joseph Randle in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Rapoport said to keep an eye on the Cowboys at the trading deadline. They may look to add another running back.

Adam Schefter reported that the Cowboys are projected to be a league-high $31 million over the salary cap in 2014. He added that one executive called Dallas’ cap situation a “train wreck.”

With the Cowboys in dire need of cutting cap space, and Murray constantly in and out of the lineup, it makes sense for the Cowboys to make a move at the deadline.

The Rationale: In a word, the Chiefs’ defense. OK, in three words – the Chiefs defense. Kansas City has been turning out destructive efforts on a weekly basis, and the Chiefs have the horses to put the screws to Houston’s Case Keenum in his first career start. You can’t bank on the continuation of Houston’s absurd Pick-Six Cheap Penguins Jerseys trend on offense, but a turnover or two from Keenum isn’t a bad bet – especially if Justin Houston keeps up his strong play against Houston’s weak-link right tackle in Derek Newton.

Houston figures to bring an Arian Foster-heavy game plan into KC, and the Chiefs’ counting stats against the run still look bad after their Week Four torching by the Eagles. But Dontari Poe, Tyson Jackson and Mike DeVito should cause enough havoc to allow Derrick Johnson and Eric Berry to fly to the ball and Cheap Paintball Jerseys And Pants keep Foster from running wild, meaning that there will be a bigger load on Keenum’s shoulders than he’s ready to handle.

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