Why Jay Bromley is the Giants’ breakout player this season

After Johnathan Hankins signed with the Colts in free agency this spring, the New York Giants had a pretty big hole to fill at defensive tackle.

Damon Harrison, a free agent pickup in 2016, and Hankins were quite the formidable tandem inside for the Giants last season. It was damn near impossible for teams to run the ball between the tackles with those two monsters clogging things up.

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Westbrooks isn’t quite as big as your average 3-4 defensive lineman, so I do have some questions about how well he will hold up against the run, especially if they play him inside on early downs. But whether he is a starter or a back up, an edge guy or an interior guy, Westbrooks’ pass rush technique will lead to a big jump forward in terms of production this year.

He has four career sacks to his name, but his steady improvement over his first three seasons is undeniable when you watch the film. I believe somehow, some way Ethan Westbrooks will Cheap Jerseys USA Soccer be a starter this season and will best his career total in sacks at the same damn time. That’s why I chose him to be the Rams’ breakout player of 2017.

The rules for NFL roster cuts changed this year. The league decided to move to a single roster cut deadline, as opposed to a deadline to cut down from 90 to 75 players and another one to go from 75 to 53. Now teams can carry 90 players through the last preseason game, which gives Cheap Jerseys Youth coaching staffs more time to evaluate them.

76ers are starting to move beyond The Process

The thing with building through the draft is it’s hard to win that way unless one of those draft picks turns out to be a franchise-changing superstar like Kevin Durant. What made the Oklahoma City model so effective, and appealing, is the Thunder also hit on Russell Westbrook and James Harden in successive drafts with Serge Ibaka thrown on the top.

That kind of draft success is easier said than done. Ask the 76ers, who have spent the last four years loaded with lottery picks and winning just 75 games combined during that span.

The Sixers are an extreme case and so are their picks. Nerlens Noel didn’t play for a full season. Joel Embiid didn’t play for two, and Dario Saric took that long to come over. Last year’s top pick, Ben Simmons, didn’t see the court after suffering a preseason injury. Embiid lasted all of 31 games before being shut down again. Noel, of course, is gone, having been traded for a reclamation wing and second-round picks.

The Boston Celtics signed Hayward on July 4 to a four-year deal worth $128 million, after some fits and starts and a longer waiting period than expected. The move adds another legitimate All-Star to a Boston duo of Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford that posted the Eastern Conference’s best Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys record last regular season.

But even with two perennial All-Stars and a talented Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys supporting cast of young, two-way guards and wings (Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier), the Celtics were no match for the Cavaliers.

The only thing better than an inside-the-park grand slam is when it ends with a slide into home

Inside-the-park home runs are rare. Inside-the-park grand slams? Even more so. Inside-the-park grand slams with a suspenseful slide at the end? So fun to watch, and the most rare.

That’s what Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford did on Thursday night, rounding the bases and sliding into home just in the nick of time.

The height of the hit helped his trip around the bases, and if the exit arc of the ball were straightened out just a little that ball would have probably been over the fence and gone.

Instead, it pinged off the wall and jumped back into the outfield, forcing the center fielder to chase after it before trying for the out.

The slide at the end is less a smooth slide and more a pause-and-plop situation, but hey, whatever works for you to touch the plate before the ball touches you. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to score a run.

Once, Beltre tore a testicle after a ball hit him right in the…well…testicle. He stayed in the game for the duration and then afterward checked things out and said that his testicle was the size of a grapefruit. Later, he confirmed that it took two whole weeks for it to shrink back to its normal size. (He was put on the 15-day disabled list at the time.)

Media reports described it as “severely bruised,” and Cheap Quality Baseball Jerseys surgery was even considered to get things back as they are supposed to be down Cheap Raider Jerseys there, to put it gently.

But staying in the game and talking openly about the severity of his testicle issues wasn’t even the most Beltre part of this: That would be the fact that after the incident, he continued to refrain from wearing a protective cup.

Jason Taylor knows more MACtion awaits Pro Football Hall of Fame

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.

I have been privileged, Pachulia said. I have gotten to play for one of the best coaches in my career, and I have picked up a lot from my teammates and coaches about how Cheap Euro Jerseys to play this game the right way.

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.