2021年10月21日 Off

Tyrod Taylor 'elects' for surgery

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  • Night net null null Tyrod Taylor took a Snapchat on Thursday morning of himself apparently preparing for surgery.#Bills QB Tyrod Taylor may be having surgery today, per his Snapchat. Again, if he can't pass a physical by March 11, $$ becomes guaranteed pic.twitter.com/L3r9k9prlE— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) January 5, 2017Shortly after people noticed, the Bills' public relations department released a passive-aggressive statement confirming the procedure. "[Taylor] had a consultation visit yesterday with Dr. William Meyers and elected to have surgery this morning. The Bills were informed late yesterday of this morning's procedure."People have taken notice to the Bills' use of the word "elected" and the fact that they felt the need to specify the time at which they found out. The "elected" part makes it sound like Taylor didn't really need surgery but perhaps had it for other reasons ... 30 million other reasons, to be exact.MORE: How attractive is Bills job? Taylor has an insurance policy written into his contract that would pay him $30.75 million in guaranteed money if he's unable to pass a physical by March 11. This surgery, reportedly for a core muscle issue, could make it hard for him to pass the physical in time, as he has a reported recovery of six weeks. ESPN's Adam Schefter had previously reported Taylor's benching in Week 17 was a "business decision" so the Bills wouldn't have to pay that $30-plus million.Taylor was vocally agitated toward the organization Monday when he fielded questions from reporters. He felt bein夜网论坛g benched wasn't fair, and he wasn't sure about his future in Buffalo because he felt the decision showed a lack of confidence in him.[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    SMU's Courtland Sutton could be first WR drafted in 2018, Night net GM says

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  • Night net null Having built on tremendous production over the past two seasons with a solid junior year, SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton could be on the rise when it comes to his 2018 Night net Draft stock.While the Mustangs struggled at times in 2017, Sutton, who will forgo his senior season next year and enter the draft, continued to piece together a resume that puts him among the best receivers in the country. One Night net general manager, who spoke to Sporting News about a variety of topics, raved about the prospect whose frame and skills have led to Julio Jones comparisons."I think Sutton is the most underrated player in this draft," the GM said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. (Night net GMs are not allowed to comment publicly on current college players.) “He's got some flaws but you watch him on film and you see some things that translate well on Sundays. "There’s a chance he’s the first wide receiver off the board."Sutton in the 2017 regular season recorded 62 catches for 1,017 yards and 12 touchdowns, bringing his college career total to 189 catches for 3,152 yards and 31 touchdowns.Beyond his production, Sutton's size is impressive to Night net scouts."His build stands out," the GM said. “He’s a bit thicker than last season. You project him after a year or two of strength and conditioning and you could really see the potential. I think he can add some more size, his frame can handle it."I like him with the ball in his hands. He runs well in space and is elusive. Get him over the middle and he can be impossible to take down."MOCK DRAFT 2018:Sutton lands in AFC NorthThe one thing the GM does not like about Sutton is his struggling to high-point the football, something the GM says can be fixed."What’s interesting about (Sutton) is that he is a big wide receiver and I like the way he uses his body," he said, "but what I noticed is that when he needs to rise straight up — like vertical — he doesn't get the ball very high.夜网论坛 It kind of comes in to him. Is that correctable? Is it a bad habit? I think you can correct it."Added the GM about Sutton's catching ability otherwise: "(He) doesn’t body-catch; gets the ball out there and without breaking stride. Don't see that in many college receivers coming out. Can't tell you how many guys come into workouts, into rookie camps, and they body catch everything. He does well getting open and he adjusts well with his body for balls behind him and difficult to catch. His hands are quick, I like that a lot. When he adjusts, he doesn’t alter his stride much. That accounts for his YAC."I think he’s raw. You can work on some of the technique. I think he won’t have as much space in the league; things are tighter. But he does some things well that translate."[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Donald Trump protest: Night net players take a knee at Wembley after U.S. president criticism

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  • null null null Night net null null null null null null Wembley Stadium is Tottenham's home this season, which means it's a place where you can see plenty of player protests — usually to match officials over a questionable call.But Sunday saw a different type of football, and a different type of protest, at the famed stadium. The Night net contest between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars saw widespread protests of U.S. Presiden夜网论坛t Donald Trump during the American national anthem. Many players took a knee during the anthem, while others locked arms along with coaches.Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, who also owns Championship side Fulham, joined his players in locking arms on the field during the anthem, before the Jaguars won 44-7 over the Ravens. Unity pic.twitter.com/wSNsc4BSEV— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 24, 2017Kneeling during the national anthem before sporting events has been a point of debate since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so last season to bring attention toward police violence against minorities.He was later joined by U.S. women's national team star Megan Rapinoe, who protested before games for the national team. The U.S. Soccer Federation later banned such protests for players representing the national teams. Related News Guardiola played 'great role' in Manchester City move - Mendy Time to get physical: Lacazette can be a Premier League star I told Rafa that Barry couldn’t replace Alonso at Liverpool – Gerrard Neymar's PSG wages make him world's second-richest player, claims Football Leaks Kaepernick remains without a team this season, but a few players had continued the protest during the first two weeks of the Night net season.[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    For Rams, 'everything is different' under Sean McVay and his refreshing standards

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  • Night net null null null JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The last time the Rams opened a season 4-2 was 2006, when the club was in St. Louis and Scott Linehan began his first year as head coach. The Rams would then lose 23 of their next 30 games before Linehan was fired four games into the 2008 season.I mention this as a cautionary tale for those who think Sean McVay already has proven himself as the long-sought answer for a franchise that hasn't reached the playoffs since the 32-year-old wunderk夜网论坛ind was a freshman wide receiver at Miami University in 2004. The body of work simply is not yet available to prove McVay is the second coming of Dick Vermeil and can avoid flaming out like Linehan after initial success. Plus, so many things go into the head coaching position beyond Xs and Os. The Night net's nature dictates there will be more challenges on and off the field, which McVay still must prove he can handle.All that being said, count me in as a believer. WATCH: Rams-Jaguars Week 6 highlightsIt wasn't just the way Los Angeles bounced back from a Week 5 loss to Seattle with Sunday’s 27-17 road win over Jacksonville that continues to make McVay the early front-runner for Night net Coach of the Year honors. It's the immediate impact McVay has made in defusing the malaise that had settled over the Rams during Jeff Fisher’s four-plus seasons at the helm prior to his firing in December."The whole culture changed as soon as McVay got in here," Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson told Sporting News from the visitor's locker room at EverBank Field. "Go back to OTAs, training camp … Everything is different."Being atop the NFC West at this point of the season is something different for Johnson from his previous five seasons with the Rams. The same goes for linebacker Alec Ogletree, who has experienced the same playoff drought since he was drafted in 2013."We haven't had the best of seasons in the past few years," Ogletree told SN. "We definitely were coming in with an open attitude. We just wanted to get better in any way possible."What Los Angeles displayed against Jacksonville feeds into Ogletree's conviction that "all three phases believe in one common goal." While that sounds like a vintage football cliché, it was rarely the case with Fisher's squads because the Rams were so poor offensively compared to their quality defensive and special teams units.These Rams were superior across the board against a Jaguars team also trying to break its losing ways under a new coach in Doug Marrone. Special teams produced a Pharoh Cooper 103-yard touchdown return on the game’s opening kickoff, a blocked Jaguars punt for another touchdown and a two-f[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Vikings vs. Bears: Score, results, highlights from Monday night game in Chicago

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  • Night net null Vikings vs. Bears score, statsMitchell Trubisky's first Night net start had its ups and downs, but Trubisky and the Bears were ultimately downed 20-17 on a late field goal set up by an interception.Trubisky, called into action as the Bears' starter for the first time, threw his first career touchdown pass to tie the game 17-17 in the third quarter, a 20-yard pass that deflected into the hands of tight end Zach Miller. The next big play from the rookie came on the two-point conversion; Trubisky jogged in on a trick play after handing the ball to Jordan Howard, who handed to Miller, who pitched back to Trubisky. The Bears' defense turned in a strong performance, including recording a safety for the game's first score. Chicago forced a Minnesota punt late in the game with the score tied, but Trubisky was picked off by Harrison Smith on the ensuing drive that set up the Vikings for the game-winning field goal, a 26-yarder from Kai Forbath. Sam Bradford started at quarterback for the Vikings after missing three games with a knee injury, but he played poorly (5 for 15, 36 yards) and was replaced by Case Keenum just before halftime. Keenum finished 17 for 21 with 140 yards and a touchdown.Minnesota overcame a lack of rhythm on offense to produce several big plays in the second half, including Jerick McKinnon's 58-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter that put the Vikings up by eight.McKinnon's score followed a spectacular Bears TD off a fake punt. Chicago punter Pat O'Donnell passed to Benny Cunningham, who dashed up the middle to complete a 38-yard touchdown.The Vikings are level with the Lions in the NFC North at 3-2, and both are behind the first-place Packers (4-1). The last-place Bears (1-4) sunk further with the loss.Look back on what you missed from "Monday Night Football" with SN's live blog.Vikings vs. Bears: Score, live updates(All times Eastern)11:41 p.m.: FINAL: Vikings 20, Bears 17. Mitchell Trubisky goes 12 for 25 for 119 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his Night net debut, but the Vikings take the win with a late field goal.FINAL: @Vikings WIN on #MNF ! #SKOL #MINvsCHI pic.twitter.com/LHhjfLd7c1— Night net (@Night net) October 10, 201711:37 p.m.: The Vikings' field goal attempt is good and they take the lead, 20-17.KAAAAAAAAAAI!. @KaiForbath gives the #Vikings a 3-point lead! pic.twitter.com/LkuMHWJrfQ— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 10, 201711:36 p.m.: Here comes the field goal attempt for the win for the Vikings.11:30 p.m.: Two-minute warning. The Vikings face third-and-4 on the Bears' 22-yard line.11:28 p.m.: There's Trubisky's first career interception. His pass is picked off by Harrison Smith and the Vikings have the ball on their Bears' 28.(Not) Trubisky Time.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 10, 201711:26 p.m.:  The Vikings will punt afte[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Week 5 Night net picks against spread: Packers nip Cowboys again, Seahawks 'upset' Rams

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  • Night net null null On any given Sunday, any team can win or lose in the Night net. Through the first four weeks of the 2017 season, that hasn't applied to the undefeated Chiefs or the winless Giants, Chargers, Browns or 49ers.There have some big surpise results, and those should only continue in Week 5. With the Falcons, Saints, Redskins and Broncos on a bye, the optimistic would say there are two fewer games to get wrong this week. Alas, that also means there are two less ways to be right. Even without those four teams, the schedule doesn't lack for marquee matchups.Week 5 betting lines are courtesy of Bovada. Check back later in the week for updated point spreads. MORE: Week 5 Night net picks straight upWeek 5 Night net picks against the spread(All times Eastern) Related News Week 5 Night net Power Rankings NFC Game of the WeekGreen Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (-2)Sunday, 4:25 p.m, FoxGreen Bay's offense is getting the job done with whoever as long Aaron Rodgers is at the controls. The defense has sprung further leaks because of injuries, but Dallas is sharing in that misery. This playoff rematch should resemble the playoff scoring outburst we saw in January, only with the Packers being more explosive this time with Jordy Nelson. Dak Prescott again will play well to keep up, but he can't make up for the issues on other side of the ball.PICK: Packers win 33-27.AFC Game of the weekKansas City Chiefs (-1 1/2) at Houston TexansSunday, 8:30 p.m., NBCBoth teams can thank rookie first-round QBs for their good starts. The Chiefs are undefeated because Alex Smith is dealing at a whole new level, pushed by Patrick Mahomes. The Texans finally have a legitimate athletic passer of their own in Deshaun Watson. It should be a fast-paced game full of big plays, so it comes down which team has the trusted pass rush to take advantage of the other's shoddy pass protection. Advantage J.J Watt and Jadeveon Clowney over Justin Houston.PICK: Texans win 27-24.Game of the MidweekNew England Patriots (-3.5) at Tampa Bay BuccaneersThursday, 8:30 p.m, CBSNew England wouldn't lose two in a row, would it? A defensive mess on the back end isn't exactly what you want when facing a red-hot Jameis Winston on the road and on a short week. But the solace here is the Buccaneers' defense is riddled with injuries and even shakier back seven play in coverage. Tom Brady does his dropback often thing and comes through this time with a late TD to out-duel Winston.PICK: Patriots win 34-27 and cover the spread.Lock of the WeekDetroit Lions (-3) over Carolina PanthersSunday, 1 p.m., FoxDetroit's defense isn't getting enou[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Without Aaron Rodgers, Packers' defense will hurt more than Brett Hundley

    By xa1
  • Night net null null null null The Packers are dealing with the realization of their worst fear, a major injury to the Night net's best quarterback. With Aaron Rodgers possibly out for the rest of the season with the broken collarbone, backup Brett Hundley played as well as he could in relief during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.But Hundley's play (18-of-33, 157 yards, TD, 3 INTs, 77.5 rating) wasn't the only reason Green Bay lost. A Packers defense that keeps getting further depleted on the back end is at least an equal concern without Rodgers for the long haul.MORE: Packers' QB options without Rodgers The Vikings and Case Keenum, their own fill-in QB, had their way with the Packers' defense, which was without starting safety Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and top corners Davon House (quad) and Kevin King (concussion). During the game, Green Bay defensive back Quinten Rollins (leg) also was injured. Keenum, even while he struggled for stretches, kept Minnesota in full control of the game. The Dalvin Cook-less rushing attack led by Jerick McKinnon wasn't spectacular, either, but it was effective enough.Hundley is a smart, athletic, young QB who has learned a lot behind Rodgers and offensive-minded coach Mike McCarthy since he was drafted in the 夜网论坛fifth round in 2015. He has been an intriguing backup commodity to the point that he has developed some trade value. Getting full weeks to practice as starter should leave him better prepared to execute with more efficiency and explosiveness.The problem is Hundley can't afford to play like a caretaker.The Packers need to be aggressive with Hundley as a downfield passer and can't limit him in any way; they have to ask him to do his best impression of Rodgers in order to keep masking the deficiencies on the other side of the ball.Rodgers was the Night net MVP front-runner before Sunday. Now all that immense pressure falls on Hundley. The Packers haven't looked like a team that can "find ways to win games" when Rodgers isn't ripping apart a defense.So the game plan for beating the Packers becomes easier: Go after their many weaknesses in pass coverage, build a lead, render them one-dimensional and tee off on Hundley. It's not much of a deviation from the previous formula, but the "making Rodgers beat us" part didn't sound like a winning proposition. With Hundley — and, really, almost any QB not named Rodgers — that suddenly turns into an excellent plan.MORE: Three takeaways from Rodgers' injuryThe Packers weren't playing good complementary football before Rodgers went down. They simply relied o[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Night net schedule: Week 10 game times, TV coverage

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  • Night net null null null null null null The Cowboys and Falcons will meet in Atlanta in one of the top Sunday afternoon games on the Night net Week 10 schedule. Before that matchup, Drew Brees and the 6-2 Saints will face Tyrod Taylor and the 5-3 Bills in upstate New York. New Orleans is emerging as one of the top teams in the league.The week begins with a prime-time "Thursday Night Football" NFC West matchup between the Seahawks and Cardinals. The Broncos will host the Patriots on NBC's "Sunday Night Football," and Cam Newton and the Panthers will look to build on their Week 9 win over the Falcons as they host the Dolphins on ESPN's "Monday Night Football." Below is the full Night net Week 10 schedule, with kickoff times (all Eastern) and TV coverage.Night net WEEK 10: Power Rankings | Picks straight up | Picks against spread Night net schedule: Week 10 kickoff times, TV coverageThursday, Nov. 9Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, 8:25 p.m., NBC, Night net Network, Amazon Prime Video (streaming)Sunday, Nov. 12Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox, Sunday Ticket channel 710Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions,夜网论坛 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday Ticket channel 705Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday Ticket channel 707Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday Ticket channel 708New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., Fox, Sunday Ticket channel 711New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday Ticket channel 706Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., Fox, Sunday Ticket channel 709Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., Fox, Sunday Ticket channel 712Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday Ticket channel 713Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, 4:25 p.m., Fox, Sunday Ticket channel 714New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., Fox, Sunday Ticket channel 715 New England Patriots at Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m., NBCMonday, Nov. 13Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m., ESPN[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Greg Olsen's Man of the Year nomination provides another avenue for him to help others

    By xa1
  • Night net null null Greg Olsen is known around the Night net for being one of the league’s premiere tight ends.He has been an elite weapon on the Panthers’ offense for the last seven years, providing a level of consistency that few players deliver and that helped make him the first tight end in Night net history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. But while his on-field production gets most of the attention, it’s Olsen’s off-field acts that truly deserve the spotlight.PANTHERS: Ryan Kalil to retire after 2018 The Panthers tight end is one of the many Night net players doing noteworthy charitable work in their community and, for the second year in a row, Olsen has been named a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award finalist, an honor he takes great pride in.“It means a lot,” Olsen told Sporting News. “You can’t believe that of all of the people in the league, with so many guys that do such great things, that you’re one of the three that they’ve picked."And to be one of the top three, two years in a row, it’s very special. It’s something we take a lot of pride in and also something that we’re very appreciative of.”The Man of the Year Award is given to the Night net player who best displays excellence on and off the field through charitable works in their community. For Olsen, that’s his foundation Receptions for Research and, specifically his HEARTest Yard program, which helps support families of children born with congenital heart disease.The HEARTest Yard was created after Olsen and his wife Kara’s son T.J. was born with a serious heart defect known as HLHS (hypoplastic left heart syndrome). After dealing with the struggles and eventually seeing T.J. thrive and grow, they knew they had to do something for other families going through similar situations.The program helps provide those families with specific in-home services such as nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy and access to state-of-the-art medical assistance at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The winner of the Man of the Year award receives $500,000 toward their charity, but one of the biggest benefits to Olsen is simply the exposure that programs like the HEARTest Yard receive from it.“It’s been a great platform that the Night net has given us for our charities and for our causes that mean a lot to us,” Olsen said."Our cause is especially personal with everything we’ve gone through with our son and our relationship with the children’s hospital. It’s done a lot for us in the last year or so and I can imagine this week and, in the weeks to come, we’ll be able to continue to benefit from it.”One specific fundraiser Olsen and his foundation are doing in honor of the award nomination is the “Man of the Year Match[......]

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    2021年10月19日 Off

    Michael Vick to serve as offensive coordinator for Atlanta spring league team

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  • Night net null Michael Vick will be back on a pro football field in the Night net city with which he will forever be associated for both good and bad reasons. It's just not as an Atlanta Falcons quarterback.Vick will serve as offensive coordinator for the Alliance of American Football’s Atlanta franchise when the spring league launches play in February 2019. Vick, 37, has no previous coaching experience. However, the club's new head coach, Brad Childress, has 40 years worth highlighted by his five seasons leading the Vikings.The 61-year-old Childress, who also is working as a Bears offensive consultant, joins Orlando’s Steve Spurrier as the Alliance’s first two official head coaching hires in what will be an eight-team league. As first reported by Sporting News, Rick Neuheisel is expected to get named head coach of an AAF squad in Southern California. MORE: Vick wants to coach in Night netFor Childress, getting to work with Vick was part of the AAF’s appeal."When I accepted the job and thought about what it would take to bring this city a championship, I knew that I needed to bring Michael Vick back to Atlanta," Childress said in an AAF news release. "His connection with the city is undeniable and his 13 years of Night net experience will make him a tremendous asset to our team."I saw first-hand his innate ability to bring out the best in those around him, and I’m confident that together we’re going to build something special for the city of Atlanta."One of the most dynamic quarterbacks in Night net history, Vick led Atlanta to one NFC title game (2004 season) and another playoff appearance (2002) in seven seasons. But prior to the 2007 campaign, Vick was prosecuted for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring and sentenced to 23 months in prison.The Falcons were red-faced from having made Vick the focus of their marketing efforts, as well as the quarterback’s cozy relationship with team owner Arthur Blank. After trade attempts proved fruitless, Atlanta cut Vick before his release from prison.FOSTER: Vick is right — time to forgive former Night net quarterbackThe Falcons-Vick relationship is far better now. Vick truly reformed himself and resumed a successful Night net career that lasted through the 2015 season. He officially retired last year as a ceremonial member of the Falcons.Vick has since ventured into broadcasting and is playing in a $1 million pro flag-football tournament. Explaining his pursuit of a coaching opportunity, Vick said, “I have a love and passion for teaching the game of football. I’ve learned so much over the course of my career, playing for and being mentored by some of the best coaches in all of football.”Vick also still feels a strong connection to Atlanta."I’m committed to paying it forward, helping players grow and putting some of my ideas into action on the football[......]

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