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Jason Taylor enjoyed the culmination of a career in which he totaled 139.5 sacks over 15 seasons when he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

That career began as a three-year starter and two-sport star at Akron in the Mid-American Conference from 1993-96. Taylor hasn’t forgotten those roots. When the MAC held its Media Days at the Pro Football Hall of Fame from July 25-26, Taylor spoke to the players in attendance.

Gase also worked with Cutler for the 2015 season in Chicago. Cutler, who threw for 3,659 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with Gase as the Bears offensive coordinator, stepped away from football in May but insists he still wants to play. While Cutler waits for another NFL opportunity, he will work as an NFL analyst for Fox.

Tannehill’s left knee buckled during a scramble Thursday morning and the Sun Sentinel reported he suffered a hyperextended left knee. He was later seen walking into the Dolphins training facility with a slight limp.

Tannehill missed the final three games of the regular season and the Dolphins’ playoff loss to Pittsburgh after spraining ligaments New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys in his left knee. He has been wearing a brace on the knee during camp.

Last year’s injury was a first for Tannehill, who NBA Basketball Jerseys had started all 77 games for the Dolphins since being selected eighth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Tannehill has thrown for 18,455 yards with 106 touchdowns and 66 interceptions in five seasons.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, my babies. The NBA Playoffs are here.

Following Wednesday night’s round of regular-season finales, both the Eastern and Western Conference’s first-round pairings are set, and we’re just waiting for the teams to get ready to rumble (no Michael Buffer). Like I always say (at some point the league needs to break me off with some dough for this slogan), Every game is an episode.

Pachulia did think he was going to make one, in a blowout win over Portland in the first round of the playoffs. Most of those 28 attempts, he said, were end-of-quarter heaves. But against the Blazers, he was open. That was a legit one, he said. I shot it and, well, the bad thing is it didn’t go in. The good thing is it hit the rim. I hit the rim.

No matter. Pachulia is hunting bigger game these days, making the first trip of his career to the conference finals. He is the fifth guy in the Warriors’ starting lineup, the center, easily overshadowed by the starpower of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. But he has filled his role for the Warriors well, working as a defender, a screener and a rebounder.

Pachulia averaged 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds this season, playing 18.1 minutes per game for a team that pioneered successful small lineups. The Warriors won 67 games, easily Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys the best in the league, and as he now sits in the Bay Area waiting for the start of the West finals, it sure looks like everything’s turning up Zaza.

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Russell Westbrook blocks Thunder teammate’s shot in loss to Rockets

Russell Westbrook gave his all in the Thunder’s final game of the NBA season against the Rockets. He went as far as to block a shot by his own teammate, Jerami Grant, late in the fourth quarter. He then grabbed the ball, took control of the possession, and proceeded to miss an off-balance runner.

Westbrook finished with 47 points on 15-of-34 shooting, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the Thunder’s 105-99 loss in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series.

There was no way Westbrook was going down without a fight, and though blocking a teammate isn’t the best option to win, this play perfectly sums up what this season was for the MVP favorite. He gave 100 percent at all times during every game, sometimes to a fault.

Grant will probably forgive him for this one, considering what Westbrook did on the court during the season.

Blame percentages: This one feels like it’s all on the Clippers given the lead in Game 6, but we must account for Paul’s early injury and divine intervention here — divine intervention meaning Smith and Brewer going a combined 6 of 12 from beyond the arc despite both shooting under 30 percent from 3 for their careers.

The final breakdown: Game 6 collapse (57 percent), Smith and Brewer defying the will of the basketball gods (21 percent), Paul missing the first two games which resulted in Cheap Dream Team Jerseys a 1-1 split (13 percent), Game 6 hangover leading into Game 7 loss (8.5 percent), Harden’s beard (0.5 percent).

2016: The stars appeared to align in LA as Stephen Curry Cheap Dog Jerseys went down with a knee injury at the start of the 2016 playoffs. If the Clippers handled the Trail Blazers in the first round, they would advance to play a potentially weakened Warriors team in the conference semifinals. Unfortunately, any dreams of a title run came crashing down quickly.

Texans’ David Quessenberry finishes first practice since cancer diagnosis

For the first time in three years, David Quessenberry finished an NFL practice.

The Texans offensive lineman completed treatment for non-Hodgkins T lymphoblastic lymphoma last month and has since been cleared to practice.

“When I finished my intensive treatment I felt like the furthest thing from a football player — no hair, skinny — but your body is an amazing thing,” Quessenberry said Tuesday, via the Houston Chronicle. “We just took it slowly. We just did one workout at a time, one treatment at a time and eventually here we are.”

Brady’s agent, Donald Yee, released a statement Friday saying his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell echoed that Tuesday after being asked about Brady at the NFL spring meetings in Chicago.

“He has not been diagnosed with a concussion, or was not last season,” Goodell told reporters. “This is something that’s an ongoing issue for us. We want to make sure that the proper medical care is given to every player. The responsibility is a shared responsibility for our teams, our medical professionals, the players themselves. We put in a lot of safeguards that I think are incredibly important in changing the culture, and I think that’s what we’ve done. But I think there’s still more work to be done, we’ll continue to do that.

“We do not have any records that indicate that Tom suffered any kind of Cheap Jerseys MLB With Free Shipping concussion or head injury. But we’ll continue to work with the NFLPA to see what we can do to improve the protocols.”

Goodell said a “culture change is taking place” and reporting concussions is a “shared responsibility” between the league office, coaches, team medical personnel Cheap Jerseys In UK and players.

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Toronto has a problem. No one on the entire roster is remotely as good as James is, and no one can even come close. The Raptors have a collection of good players, with Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys three scoring more than 20 points on Wednesday, but All-Star DeMar DeRozan didn’t even hit a field goal until the fourth quarter, while Kyle Lowry had the quietest 20 points you’ve ever seen.

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Bird stepped down from his position once before. One day before the 2012 NBA Draft, Bird, who cited health reasons, and the Pacers announced they would part ways. One year later, he returned to his post as team president.

The ex-Celtics legend also stepped down as Pacers’ head coach in 2000 after three seasons on the job.

Bird’s departure comes at the end of a rough stretch of Pacers’ seasons. Indiana made back-to-back first-round exits after failing to reach the playoffs in 2015. Bird bulldozed the roster over the summer, adding Jeff Teague, Al Jefferson and Thaddeus Young during free agency. He also replaced head coach Frank Vogel with Nate McMillan.

Paul George’s looming 2018 free agency has been well-documented. George wants to compete for a championship. The Pacers are lightyears away from contending in the East and have failed to add the help necessary to improve the team.

But then, hockey media has an uneasy relationship with incidents like this. It’s almost as if these incidents force the media to confront the results that all their talk of “team toughness”, “playing hard”, and “being accountable” actually produces – a game in which players feel the need to push the envelope of physicality and legality further and further to fit a media archetype – one that then comes back to bite them. And yet the trend continues. See also Damien Cox, no stranger to launching tirades himself, saying that Crosby’s injury is somehow “evening up” for the deeds of Matt Cooke, Tom Sestito, and their ilk – a view that only encourages players to walk even farther down this line between hockey and outright assault so they can be seen to be “making things right”, or risk getting roasted by the kind of men who would soil their pants if forced to stand up and back up their words in an NHL (or even rec league) environment.

The linebacker has long been a student of the game

Clemson lost just two games in Watson’s final two years in college. The only game the Tigers lost in the 2015 season was the College Playoff National Championship matchup against Alabama. Clemson fell in a heartbreakingly close 45-40 game, but Watson was phenomenal, throwing for 405 yards and four touchdowns against one interception.

In last season’s rematch, Watson willed the Tigers to victory with his MVP performance. He had 420 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions, and he added a score on the ground in the comeback win.

“It’s kinda cool just seeing all the guys you’ve been playing against the last couple of years or that you’ve been competing with, and no one knows each other and then when you come in together that weird feeling of being around those guys.”

Training with a new group of guys and stepping outside of his comfort zone will be a good test for the months ahead. After the NFL Draft in late April, Reeves-Maybin will roll right into a whirlwind of rookie minicamps and getting acclimated to his new team and city.

The linebacker has long been a student of the game, and wants to show his knowledge and ability to talk about the game to his new team and coaches. He said he’s eager to “put that confidence in them that I’m a guy they don’t have to worry about” on and off the field.

Expected to be a mid-round pick because of his shoulder injury, Reeves-Maybin is confident that whatever team lands him will be getting a guy who is ready to contribute the same way he did in college.

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The Indianapolis Colts today announced a roster move, and no, it wasn’t for a wide receiver – yet. The team announced that they placed wide receiver Reggie Wayne Cheap Orioles Jerseys on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL and that they signed cornerback Jalil Brown to take his roster spot.

Spacing was a consistent issue throughout the game. Jenkins was either asked to play in close man coverage or play too far away from the receiver. He didn’t look comfortable playing close — especially after biting on the first few fakes from Smith. He was unable to disrupt the receiver’s routes by getting hands on him, giving the veteran too much room at the snap.

(8:55) 1-C.Newton pass short right to 89-S.Smith to STL 1 for 12 yards (21-J.Jenkins). Carolina challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was Upheld.

Jenkins is caught flat-footed and tries to engage a block. Smith shifts his weight inside and loses him after the snap.

St. Louis is once again sitting in one deep coverage, and it’s clear how much field the Rams are conceding to Smith. The lack of adjustment didn’t make any sense and allowed Cheap Old NBA Jerseys Cam Newton to have the most accurate game of his career.

“Guys like that really don’t understand that there is life after football,” Marshall said, per the Chicago Tribune. “I respect the league trying to better our game and guys like that, maybe he needs to get suspended or taken out of the game completely.

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Then Brandon Weeden got hurt, Hoyer won a pair of games, throwing for over 600 yards combined, and Cleveland was in this thing. Of course, everybody should have known the Cheap Soccer Jerseys Kids pair of steel-toe boots were on the way from above. During a Thursday night primetime game, Hoyer scrambles and goes down awkwardly. Torn ACL.

Despite winning that night to beat the Buffalo Bills, it has been all downhill for Cleveland since. The Browns have lost two straight, to the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, and have looked awful.

So bad in fact, that head coach Rob Chudzinski is now contemplating whether to start Weeden or Jason Campbell this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs and their league-leading defense at Arrowhead Stadium, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Chip Kelly: He did a poor job of play-calling when he went for a 60-yard field goal on 4th-and-1 with a timeout remaining. That was a clear lack of confidence in his offense, when he could have run a sneak with a 6-foot-6 quarterback and spiked the ball. He had an awkward half with his personnel and balance on offense. I understand the running game was bad, but he failed to stick with it when the passing game did not work.

The Eagles have a prime rebound game (and potential to finally win a game at home) against the New York Giants in Week 8. The Cowboys have another game on the road against the Detroit Lions in Week 8.

Not that a quarterback ever stands much of a chance when he’s asked to start just a few weeks after he joined the team, but do debuts get any worse than that? Against Cheap Rugby Jerseys UK one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, a team that was 0-6 and had allowed 14 passing touchdowns in six games, Freeman was terrible. He threw the ball 53 times, had 20 completions and an almost mind-blowing 3.58 yards per attempt.

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Perhaps soon we will see signs of the Cowboys doing just that, but for now they are still like going to a potluck dinner. We are going to get a little bit of everything; sometimes it will be good, sometimes bad, but most likely we will experience a little bit of both each time the Cowboys take the field.
Things get a bit tough for the Eagles in Week 8 because of the injury to Foles. Foles ended up concussed after Week 7, and Mike Kaye with Bleeding Green Nation was more Cheap Team Baseball Jerseys than happy to lay the blame of the loss at the entire offense’s feet.

Nick Foles: The second-year passer went 11-of-29 for 80 yard and zero scores. Those are Andrew Walters/Ryan Lindley numbers. It was a tough game for Foles, who Troy Aikman noted several times, that he seemed uncomfortable during the game after taking several hits. The hits frankly don’t matter, as that is life in the NFL. He failed to throw with accuracy or consistency. While he was able to run the ball to some success, his day as a passer was horrific. He may not have turned the ball over, but he did allow for plenty of possessions to end without a score.

Matt Barkley: The rookie moved the ball okay, but his interceptions were awful. Barkley made several rookie throws and he just did not look like a professional out there. The most frightening thing with Vick out with an injury, is that Barkley is always one play away.

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ season is officially a “run out the clock” scenario. The players probably want to win all the games and the coaches probably want to win all the games, but the GM and the fans probably just don’t want to do anything to screw up getting the No. 1 pick.

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Former Houston and New Orleans head coach Bum Phillips died on Friday at the age of 90.

Phillips, the father of current Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, spent 11 seasons as a head coach in the NFL. Known for his trademark cowboy hat, Phillips was considered to be one of the best defensive coaches of his time. The Oilers Cheap Jerseys With Numbers won at least 10 games in four of his six seasons as the head coach in Houston, including two trips to the AFC Championship game. After leaving Houston, Phillips spent five seasons in New Orleans where he coached the Saints to their second non-losing season in franchise history in 1983.

Phillips also made several stops in the college ranks, coaching under Bear Bryant at Texas A&M for one season in 1958. He also coached at the University of Houston, Southern Methodist and Oklahoma State. He spent one season as a college head coach at Texas Western (Now Texas at El Paso) in 1962.

With starting quarterback E.J. Manuel out until sometime around Thanksgiving, the Bills have turned to Thad Lewis, who was taking snaps on the practice squad a few weeks ago. Lewis was admirable last week in the loss to the Bengals, putting up 216 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. If he is to continue that success, he’ll need support from a running game — led by the two-headed attack of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson — that ranks third in the league and will play an important role in keeping defenses honest.

The Bills defensive front has been as good as the Dolphins were supposed to be. Led by the duo of Mario Williams (eight sacks) and Marcell Dareus (four sacks), Buffalo ranks third in the NFL in getting to the quarterback. That pressure has led to the league’s highest interception total (10), though teams are still putting up a solid 271 yards per game through the air. The unit’s biggest improvement needs to come in run defense — their 124 rushing yards allowed per game ranks 28th in Cheap Jerseys World the league.