This team needs no further persuasion on Cousins’ skill set. It’s reasonably assured he’s a good-hearted person who has manageable behavioral issues that fall within the bounds of the normal human experience. But it’s not sure it wants to pay the Cousins tax — that 6 or 7 percent of possessions that not only take a team out of its offensive or defensive rhythm but whose negative outcomes can crush its collective spirit.
One general manager says he wakes up every day hoping one of his rivals trades for Cousins. Another says “No f—ing way” when asked whether he’d ever consider dealing for him.
Elite Austin Howard Jersey The question, at least for now, is no more than a hypothetical, as it was reported on Jan. 10 that Cousins intends to sign an extension with the Kings for in excess of $200 million. But a teammate of Cousins’ last season believes it remains the fundamental problem for any team on which he’s the featured talent. Every day at work in Sacramento — every practice, every play, every film session, every huddle — has the potential to be a collective exercise in managing Cousins’ emotional fiber, and the NBA season is simply too taxing for a team to take that on.
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Black knows there is a lot more to this book than just the cover. And at his young age, there are lots of chapters still to come, including hope to one day run for mayor of Memphis.
â€œI live life to be the role model that I always wanted,â€ Black said. â€œAnd if anybody can learn anything from my story, it is to take what you need, because Iâ€™ve experienced a lot. Iâ€™ve seen a lot and I wonâ€™t be bold enough to say Iâ€™ve seen everything. So I wonâ€™t ever sit and say that I donâ€™t want anybody to ever mimic me, because a lot of people mimic people.
â€œYou should do it your own way. But take what you need from my story that relates to you.â€
Marc J. Spears is the senior NBA writer for The Undefeated. He used to be able to dunk on you, but he hasnâ€™t been able to in years and his knees still hurt.
His journey has not been easy and, in fact, he was possibly only one bad season from being cast aside.
He had the worst season of his career in 2015 when he threw 21 touchdowns — the second fewest in his career — and 16 interceptions (the second most in his career), and the Falcons crumbled to finish 8-8 after having started 5-0.
His lack of leadership was being called into question, and his inconsistency was under the microscope.
¡°Although it sounds like a clich¨¦, you have to trust in the process and focus on what you can control,¡± Ryan said.
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Since being drafted with the third pick in the 2008 draft out of Boston College, Ryan has had a mountain to climb in Atlanta.
In the past four years, he has recorded 75 of his 84 career postseason receptions. His total of 84 puts him seventh on the all-time list, but he¡¯s primed to potentially leapfrog the cluster of five players ahead of him — Andre Reed (85), Michael Irvin (87), Hines Ward (88), Wes Welker (88) and Reggie Wayne (93) — if he delivers his standard production in Super Bowl LI. No one is touching all-time leader Jerry Rice (151) for some time.
How can a player with Edelman’s level of playoff production essentially receive the cold shoulder from 31 other teams as a free agent?
It¡¯s hard to fathom now, but health was a part of it, as Edelman battled injuries at various points of his second, third and fourth seasons in the NFL, when he totaled just 32 receptions. Also, Welker was the Patriots’ go-to target at the time, and when he left as a free agent in the offseason after the 2012 season, the team signed Danny Amendola to a big-money deal as his replacement.
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MVP front-runner Matt Ryan is on a hot streak at the right time. He has guided the Falcons to five straight victories, including a 36-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. Ryan has thrown 14 touchdowns and no interceptions in the five-game stretch. He needs to make sure he plays turnover-free Sunday with a Super Bowl berth on the line.
Ryan certainly knows what’s at stake as he goes up against two-time MVP Rodgers, another quarterback who’s on fire.
“I don’t specifically have to go out on the field and defend Aaron, which is a good thing for us,” Ryan said with a laugh this week. “I played against him a number of times. I’ve gotten to know him throughout the years. He’s a good friend. And I respect him so much because he’s such a great competitor.”
Ryan won the last battle between the two during Week 8 of the regular season. But Rodgers won the most important one when the Packers marched into Atlanta as the underdog during the 2010 season and knocked the Falcons out of the playoffs with a 48-21 thumping. Rodgers went on to win the Super Bowl.
Ryan certainly doesn’t want history to repeat itself in the final game at the Georgia Dome.
And Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, coming off an ankle injury, will present a challenge to cornerbacks Robert Alford and Jalen Collins. Not to mention the slight possibility of Jordy Nelson returning from a rib injury; he dipped behind the Falcons’ defense in Week 8 for a 58-yard pass play. All of that adds up to a tall challenge for the Atlanta defense.
The league may also compete directly with the Canadian Football League, which has its season during the summer and is one of the few off-brand professional football leagues to have any sustainability. Presumably one or both leagues would suffer because of diminished talent pools and attention.
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Fassel’s last coaching gig was as the head coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League, which was once thought of as a potential developmental league for the NFL before folding in 2012. He also served as the league’s president of football operations. Presumably his experience explains his giddiness about an NFL spring league, but his enthusiasm alone won’t make the product palatable.
Kids Darron Lee Jersey That’s not to say that a spring league couldn’t be successful. The NBA’s summer league has a following from diehard fans. College football fans would be interested in seeing their undrafted graduates compete to get signed by NFL teams, and Tim Tebow hucking a football will be a big draw even if it’s in a funny uniform for low stakes. The league would be a continuation of the NFL’s other measures to give players second opportunities to succeed, too, in addition to regional and veteran combines.
Miami has the cap space to eat that extra $5 million, but after an already expensive offseason that included the pricey signing of Ndamukong Suh, discount shopping for a veteran makes sense.
Finding a veteran to contribute wasn’t a must for the Dolphins. Jarvis Landry is already a promising young receiver who was productive as a rookie, and the younger acquisitions give Tannehill plenty of new targets to work with. A veteran with Pro Bowls in his past should be able to help the younger receivers, but $7.5 million of cap space is a little too much for that role when Jennings is available to do it for a third of the cost.
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To combat these obstacles, Beyer and his teams give their clients a crash course on the inner workings of Chinese culture when they arrive, including how to manage the relationships with their teams, coaches and front-offices.
“The personality part is extremely important,” Beyer said. “Chinese people in general are very warm people. If you buy into the culture and be warm to them, they will be warm to you 10 times of that.”
Former Brigham Young standout Jimmer Fredette is helping his Shanghai Sharks lead the standings in his first CBA season while averaging more than 37 points and eight rebounds a game.
However, Marbury still stands as one of a kind despite being nearly 40 years old. Many Chinese fans say that there are two kinds of foreign players: Marbury and everyone else.
The most disconcerting issue for the Bulls is that the mental errors never seem to get fixed. Unless Butler, or to a lesser extent, Wade takes over late, the Bulls find ways to lose games instead of finding ways to win them.
Arizona Diamondbacks Authentic Jersey “This is a very young team with young guys we’re counting on who has to play in these games and they have to go through these moments,” Wade said. “The one thing you want for them, whether it’s this year or next year, whatever, you want them to get to the point where they’re learning and not making the same mistakes, we’re not making the same mistakes as a unit. But when you’re counting on young guys, you’re going to have these bumps on the top of your head sometimes.”
Sheil Kapadia, NFL Nation writer: Yes. Even when the opponent has the perfect coverage called on a given play, Rodgers’ ability to buy time and make high degree-of-difficulty completions is unmatched. Sometimes, it feels like he is making “heat-check” throws just to test the limits of what he’s capable of.
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Michael Rothstein, NFL Nation writer: Rodgers has been amazing over the past two months and is a big reason the Packers are a game away from the Super Bowl, but I’m hesitant to say he’s the best player on the planet.
Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler went 23-of-40 for 198 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. The Patriots, who advanced to their sixth straight AFC Championship with the win, are among the elite teams the Texans want to compete with. But Saturday’s loss, combined with the 27-0 blowout loss Houston suffered at Gillette Stadium in Week 3, show how far the Texans are from competing with the AFCâ€™s best.
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A lot of that has to do with their inconsistency at quarterback. Osweiler has had games in which he has shown some promise — including last week’s first-round playoff victory over the Oakland Raiders — but most of the season, he has shown he is not good enough to be the Texansâ€™ starting quarterback. Even in the games in which he showed promise, his statistics and efficiency were average at best.
â€œAs an offense, we need to score more than 16 points,â€ Oâ€™Brien said. â€œYouâ€™re not going to beat the Patriots scoring 16 points.â€
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I’ll just ask what I think is an interesting question. Are we really sure he’s even the best running back on the Colts? He closed strong last year, but Gore went nine games before Week 16 without reaching 100 yards rushing. He’s 32 now and tied his fewest touchdowns since his rookie year last year. Meanwhile, Dan Herron showed he had value down the stretch last season, and Vick Ballard (if he can stay healthy) is plenty talented as well. Herron is a wild card, and Ballard has missed basically all of two seasons, and Gore is almost certainly the best Indianapolis running back. But there’s that little almost.
A Australian mom made the news for posting pictures of her breastfeeding two toddlers at once except heres the ting- one wasnt her own. Apparently she has worked out a relatonship with her friend that allows her to breastfeed both children while the other mom is at work- she calls the boys “milk siblings” which is pretty badass and will probably not make it weird for them when they get to middle school.
First of all if you’ve never made the journey through breastfeedng moms facebook I highly recommend it. Its full of healthy hints and tips for why breastfeedng is actualy good. Its like having a militant group of people posting every spare thought who have somhow convinced themselves that people who wear hats are being violoentley persecuted during the playing of national anthems.
Second of all from a Darwinian perspective, this makes no sense. if you want to pass your genes down and have your child have a better chance at procreaton why are you literaly giving nourishment to his competition? What if this other boy grows up to one day murder your son bet you’d feel stupid. I mean its probably not going to happen but from a evolutonary standpoint this is bad parenting.
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After months of DeflateGate uncertainty in Boston, it’s actually the Pittsburgh Steelers who find themselves shorthanded due to suspension for Thursday’s NFL season opener. The Steelers will be without one of the NFL’s most prolific offensive weapons in Le’Veon Bell, one of the last true bell cow running backs left in the league.
Bell’s serving a suspension stemming from a marijuana arrest in 2014. It’s only two games, but Bell’s absence leaves the Steelers searching for a way to fill the void.
First, the ground game. The scouts from the 18 NFL teams in attendance had to grade Miller positively for his pass catching skills and his ability in the open field. We still don’t know how well Miller can run routes, but the early results are intriguing.
So now the Chargers have until Tuesday to decide whether to move the team to Los Angeles, where the franchise was founded in 1960, or remain in San Diego, where it has played for the past 55 years.
In December, the Chargers announced that the team had entered into an agreement to lease land for a temporary training facility in Orange County, should the team exercise its option to move to Los Angeles.
The Chargers agreed to lease part of a Costa Mesa office campus, along with a nearby 3.2 acres for temporary offices and a practice facility. The land in Costa Mesa would serve as the initial location of the team’s office headquarters and practice and training facilities.
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Faulconer’s last-ditch proposal to keep the team here was a projected $1.2 billion new stadium in Mission Valley, current site of Qualcomm Stadium, which included a potential $375 million in public contribution.
Eli Manning hit Larry Donnell for a 12-yard touchdown with 21 seconds to play as the New York Giants stunned the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night, 30-27.
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The Giants have now won three straight to take over first place in the NFC East, while the 49ers have lost four straight.
Carlos Hyde gave the 49ers a 27-23 lead with 1:45 left, but they couldn’t finish the game.
The Giants had all three timeouts, but Manning faced the last drive with a banged-up receiver corps. Victor Cruz was in street clothes, while Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham were on the sidelines with hamstring problems.
San Diego is in a bit better shape at this point. Philip Rivers is playing well, and the Chargers picked up a win over the Cleveland Browns in their last outing. Bad losses to the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings preceded that win, but they have an opportunity to get a streak started on Monday.
Rivers will be getting his favorite target throughout his entire tenure in San Diego back on Monday as well. Tight end Antonio Gates was suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs but that suspension is now up and he’ll join a Chargers offense that is already playing fairly well for the most part. Rivers has completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,248 yards with eight touchdowns and four interceptions on the season.
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No doubt. With every game he plays, Wake is a reminder to the rest of the NFL. Getting it done on the field is the best way to stick it to ¡¯em. For some, though, that wouldn¡¯t be enough. Wake could be one of those dudes who walks around with a chip on his shoulder. Definitely could be. But he¡¯s not. At least not these days. ¡°Well, if you would have asked me back in 2006, ¡¯07, maybe I would have been a little chippy about it and still had some thoughts¡± to share publicly, Wake said. ¡°But that has come and gone. It¡¯s been a while now. I¡¯ve been in the league. I¡¯ve been playing. You move on.¡±
The cornerback position is a mess; it has been all season, really. They finished the regular season ranked 31st — second to last — in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (269.3), and they have more questions about the health of their cornerbacks.
Quinten Rollins appears unlikely to play because of a neck injury and a concussion, and Damarious Randall couldn’t finish last Sunday’s game at Detroit because of a knee injury. They held Odell Beckham Jr. in check (five catches for 56 yards and one touchdown) during the regular-season meeting but might struggle to do that well again.
Jordy Nelson had one of his worst games (four catches for 38 yards and one touchdown plus a dropped pass that turned into an interception) in the first meeting against the Giants, but he has been on fire of late. During the six-game winning streak, Rodgers has completed 83 percent of his passes to Nelson, compared with 55.9 percent in the first 10 games. The Rodgers-Nelson connection could be what sends the Packers into the second round.