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In addition to the scoring offense and getting Tony Gonzalez Jersey more explosive plays, Quinn said the other main area he wanted his team to improve in come 2018 is the turnover margin. Why? Because Quinn and the Falcons saw firsthand how causing more turnovers and winning the turnover margin can change the final outcome of a game. In 2017, the Falcons finished minus-2 in the turnover ratio, a number that doesn’t meet Quinn’s standards.
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He also has a wealth of knowledge working with quarterbacks as he’s also spent a large amount of his time in the role of quarterbacks coach with a number of teams, including the Denver Broncos during Peyton Manning’s time (2013-2016) and in Houston when current backup quarterback Matt Schaub was the starter for the Texans (2010-2011). Coach Quinn said back at the NFL combine that Knapp could be an underrated asset for the offensive staff to rely on. Philip Rivers Jersey Does Ryan look more comfortable?

It’s a fair question, especially considering the Falcons saw defensive tackle Dontari Poe and defensive end Adrian Clayborn – two key cogs in what turned into a top-10 unit in 2017 – leave via free agency.

In his assessment of the Falcons’ defensive front, Trapasso notes that the Falcons have put together a unique, speed-predicated defense under coach Dan Quinn and defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel but their interior up front is lacking depth behind Jarrett.

Welcome to Straight from the ‘Beek! The Falcons’ mandatory minicamp is in the books and the players are heading out for one last break before training camp begins. In the meantime, you’ve got plenty of questions. So, let’s get to them. Just remember, all opinions here are mine unless noted otherwise.

And away we go … beginning with more debate over my all-time Falcons team.

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The past half-decade was memorable.
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Bruce Arians brought the Cardinals three double-digit win seasons, two playoff appearances and countless one-liners. While the team came close in 2015, it never ultimately won a Super Bowl.

It’s Steve Wilks’ turn to try now, but his first message to the team did not center on the pursuit of that ring.

This is the start of it all, as the players reconvened at the Braden Smith Jersey team’s practice facility in Tempe after months apart. There was plenty of smiling and laughing in the weight room as the group reconnected. Defensive end Chandler Jones was asked if he dreaded the return of offseason work, knowing the time for relaxation was over.

I didn’t actually dread it, Jones said. I was more excited than anything, just to get back in the facility with the guys.

The newest batch of Cardinals rookies will face that pressure-packed situation this weekend. They will arrive at the Cardinals’ facility on Thursday and then hit the field Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Draft picks like quarterback Josh Rosen and wide receiver Christian Kirk hope to get off on the right foot, but either way, their roster spots are secure.

It’s the recently-signed undrafted free agents and the tryout players who have the most to gain – or lose.

When you make a mistake, in the back of your head you’re like, ‘Could this one play be it?’ Seals-Jones said. Every time I messed up I’m like, ‘I’m going home.’

While negative thoughts pervaded Seals-Jones’ mind, Derrick Nnadi Youth Jersey he didn’t let it affect his preparation. The workdays are long for rookies, but that didn’t stop him from studying the playbook after getting back to his hotel each night.

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien seemed surprised that quarterback Deshaun Watson showed up for practice yesterday without a knee brace.
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Watson seemed pretty matter-of-fact about it, declaring himself recovered from the torn right ACL he suffered last November.

The knee is doing good, Watson said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. For the nine-week goal we put in from the beginning [of the offseason program], I’m pretty much where I wanted to be. Kind of passed it inside in the weight room, mentally and also on the field, so everything’s going smoothly right now.

He was forced to summon every ounce of that resolve when the football gods unmercifully sacked him on that fateful day.

The deal, which will display the Wheels Up logo on Justify’s blanket and jockey Smith’s pant legs, turtleneck and boots, was put together by New York sports agency Leverage Agency.

We cannot think of a better brand than Wheels Up to partner with a horse like Justify, said Leverage CEO Ben Sturner, whose agency also handled the sponsorship of American Pharoah in 2015.

The situations may differ a little, but one thing is constant for every player included here: Each is precariously close to having a scarlet B stitched on their jersey.

In some respects, it’s hard to qualify Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston as a bust.

In two of Winston’s three NFL seasons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft has eclipsed 4,000 passing yards. Winston’s completion percentage has climbed all three years, from 58.3 as a rookie to 63.8 in 2017. Winston posted a career low in interceptions last season and had the highest passer rating of his short Authentic DeAndre Jordan Jersey career at 92.2.

And yet, here we are.

Obviously, anybody who’s watched me in my first two years knows what I’m capable of, and last year I wasn’t the same me due to injury, Ray said. For people holding that against me, it is what it is. Jason Garrison Jersey I don’t care. I’m just going to go out here and do what I can for my team.

Pass-rusher is a premium position. And when healthy, Ray’s shown more than a little ability to get after the quarterback.

But sometimes, the best ability is availability.

Man charged with robbing Rob Gronkowski’s home is arraigned

One of three men charged in connection with a robbery at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski while he was away at the Super Bowl has been held on $100,000 bail.

Philadelphia RHP Aaron Nola (8-2, 2.55 ERA) opposes RHP Erick Fedde (0-2, 5.63 ERA). Nola (seventh overall) and Fedde (18th overall) were both selected in the first round of the 2014 draft.

Sewald and fellow right-hander Chris Flexen were optioned to Las Vegas following Thursday’s loss at Colorado. Sewald was 0-4 with a 4.85 ERA in 26 games, and Flexen had an 11.57 ERA in 2 1/3 innings.

Barreto’s drive to left in the second came after a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Jonathan Lucroy. Matt Olson got that burst started with one out when his hard grounder scooted under second baseman Yoan Moncada’s glove for an error.

The Athletics took advantage of two more errors and a wild pitch while chasing Shields in a four-run fifth.

Athletics: The Athletics activated OF Matt Joyce (strained lower back) from the 10-day disabled list and optioned OF Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville. Joyce wasn’t in the lineup for the first game. … 3B Matt Chapman (bruised right thumb) received a cortisone injection Tuesday. Melvin said the earliest he will be activated is Monday, when the Athletics open a four-game series at Detroit. … Melvin also expects LHP Ryan Buchter (strained left shoulder) to be activated during the Detroit series. … LHP Brett Anderson (strained left shoulder) is scheduled to throw about four innings and 60 pitches in a rehab outing for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.

In 2016, he led the Tigers in ERA (3.52) and strikeouts (59), while appearing in 16 games, including seven starts. He jumped onto scouts’ radars as a sophomore by garnering All-American honors from both ABCA/Rawlings and Baseball America, after posting an 8-2 record and a 2.04 ERA, good for third in the SEC. Last summer, he was selected to play for Team USA and threw seven innings against international competition, before being shut down with arm fatigue.

In that time, he compiled a 1-0 record and a perfect 0.00 ERA, while striking out eight. This spring has seen Mize continue his dominance to the tune of a 9-3 record and 2.73 ERA. In his Auburn career, he’s struck out 292 batters while only issuing 35 walks in 241.2 innings pitched.

Mize checks all the boxes — and then some — of a top-of-the-draft, right-handed pitcher. His fastball sits in the mid-90s and he can reach back and get it into the upper-90s when he needs to. He also has two advanced secondary pitches, a hard slider and a splitter that scouts love for its dying action as it reaches the hitting zone. Mize’s splitter is especially intriguing to major league clubs because very few amateur players throw one, let alone one with as much action and control as he does. He locates his pitches well, displaying exceptional command of all three, and isn’t afraid to attack hitters early in the count.

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Paxton Lynch’s role for the 2018 season has already been determined, but he’ll be ready to roll when he’s needed.
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After finishing mandatory minicamp, the Broncos quarterback said he has Case Keenum’s back and vowed to be prepared if he needs to take his place under center.

Lynch, 24, was selected by Denver with the No. 26 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and will compete with Chad Kelly to remain the backup.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air Sunday on the OWN network, Brady opened up about retirement, saying he thinks about it now more than he used to.

There’s definitely an end coming sooner, rather than later, Brady told Winfrey.

Winfrey then pressed him on what age he thought that would be, but he wasn’t willing to reveal too many specifics.

As long as I’m still loving it, Brady said, via The Boston Herald. As long as I’m loving the training and the preparation and willing to make the commitment.

There’s other things happening in my life, too. I do have kids that I love, and I don’t want to be a dad that’s not there, driving my kids to their games … my kids have brought a great perspective in my life. Rollie Fingers Jersey Kids just want the attention. You better be there. And be available to them.

Coach Bill Belichick was asked about Brady’s status earlier this month, and although he didn’t say much, he did indicate that Brady was still dedicated to the team.

Hardy got another chance, playing 2015 with Womens Michael Schofield Jersey the Cowboys, but he was a team problem and was out of the league a year later. As a result, Hardy took up MMA, and on Tuesday he won his professional debut via a 57-second knockout that wowed UFC president Dana White.

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Martinez is slated to return to the Cardinals’ rotation Tuesday against the Marlins after needing a little more than three weeks to recover from a right lat strain. He only needed 63 rehab innings.

Privately, many in the front office wondered about the contrast between LaLoosh’s million-dollar arm and what some called his five-cent head, and that’s why Davis was brought into the mix. Teaching LaLoosh, who chose the nickname Nuke early in the season, how to be a professional pitcher, was challenging, to say the least. The often-contentious lessons, sources told TSN, were wide-ranging, from simple things like the importance of keeping fungus off shower shoes to how to hold a baseball — like an egg, lest the batter scramble the pitch — to not thinking too much on the mound to the importance of not messing with a winning streak.

I just try to play the game hard. I don’t try to play the game dirty, Odor, who has been accused in the past of being a dirty player, told reporters after the game, per the (Fort Worth, Texas) Star-Telegram. I play second base. I know what is dirty and what is C.J. Mosley Jersey not dirty. That’s why I was surprised (Simmons) was (angry with me). For me, it was not dirty.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia wasn’t quite sure about that.

Odor plays hard like our guys play hard, but I think the slide was a little bit of a veer, Scioscia told reporters, per the Los Angeles Times. Simmons is fine (with) going hard, but he’s got a nasty gash on his shin; he got spiked pretty hard. It looked like Odor got a little wide on the slide.

Simmons was in the Russell Shepard Jersey lineup for Saturday’s game between the teams. (UPDATE: He was hit in the spiked leg by a Cole Hamels cutter his first time up. Hamels appeared to be angry with himself for missing badly with his pitch.)

Insider: Luck reveals why this time is different

Not to diminish the hurdle he cleared Tuesday, when he emerged from his safe place – the Colts’ indoor facility, where he’d been throwing whatever he’d been throwing in private – to step onto the practice field and throw actual footballs. They were high school footballs, slightly smaller than the NFL version, but this was a hurdle cleared: taking his throwing motion public. A big hurdle.

Look, he did. Am I making a big deal about this? No, I’m not. Go look at the headline of this story, and then get back here … see? No reference up there, in the large print, to the whopper that Frank Reich told the media last week when he was asked if Luck has thrown an NFL football and Reich looked all of us in the eye – and all of you, by extension – and said: No, no throwing of the football.

McCaskey came so prepared because he realized how carefully his words would be weighed, from the Bears locker room to the White House. A rhetorical misstep by the chairman of the Bears could have given President Donald Trump more ammunition in his assault on the NFL or provided players with another example of a tone-deaf owner.

The first players to take a knee during the national anthem did so to bring attention to two issues: police misconduct and social inequality,” McCaskey began in his first comments on the policy.

Dennis Drazin said if the governor signs the bill Friday or says it’s OK to begin, betting could start at 5 p.m. Friday.

I don’t want to do something the governor has a problem with, Drazin said. It’s been seven years. I’m anxious to open…. But he’s the governor. I support him. He’s a friend. I want to cooperate with him.

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The San Francisco 49ers are adding safety depth.
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The Niners are signing former Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox to a one-year deal, ESPN reported.

This, of course, would require the President to rally enough support in Congress Authentic Jalen Ramsey Jersey to overturn a law that gives the league the ability to market the 32 teams’ TV rights as one block, preventing (for example), NBC from buying all Cowboys home games and CBS buying all Patriots home games and no one offering all that much for the home games of certain teams that really don’t need to be named because we, and they, know who they are. That’s a highly unlikely outcome, but if the President continues to be motivated to attack the NFL, he may decide at some point to attack the broadcast antitrust exemption. Which may be the main reason why the NFL refuses to Haason Reddick Authentic Jersey engage him on this or any issue.

Unless things turn around in a hurry, we could be looking at a team destined to be sellers at the trade deadline.

If that comes to fruition, general manager Sandy Alderson will be tasked with two choices: Sell off veterans for minor league depth or go into a full-scale rebuild and put aces like Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard on the block.

Last year, the Mets took the conservative approach by selling off players like Jay Bruce, Addison Reed and Curtis Granderson. This season could be similar. If the Mets do indeed have sell off, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe believes Asdrubal Cabrera could be on the block.

It’s too early to rule out the Mets, but their injuries and a poor bullpen have made it tough to think about a revival. The Mets are likely to be sellers. Second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (.303 average,.873 OPS) is having a really good season and could be a piece they trade.

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The Milwaukee Brewers were in Cleveland earlier this week when Ryan Braun told manager Craig Counsell he couldn’t wait for the next stop on the road trip.
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Braun proved again Friday night why he loves playing in Philadelphia.

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The nearby Belmont Stakes was shown on the videoboard about a half-hour before gametime. Matz briefly held up his long tossing in the outfield, and several players on both teams paused their warmups to watch Justify win the Triple Crown.

Yankees: Manager Aaron Boone said it’s very possible Tanaka will be back before the All-Star break in mid-July.

Mets: OF Yoenis Cespedes, out since May 13 because of a strained right hip flexor, hit two doubles for Double-A Binghamton but was pulled early for precautionary reasons with tightness in his right quad. He’ll be re-evaluated Sunday. This was his second rehab game.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (9-1, 2.20 ERA) is 7-0 with a 1.85 ERA in his last 10 starts. He has a 0.00 ERA in 10 2/3 career innings vs. the Mets.

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Will that be in Cincinnati? There are certainly teams that could use him more. And there are likely better fits. But Marvin Lewis could get all the details he needs on Bridgewater from his good friend and Bridgewater’s former head coach, Mike Zimmer. And if the Bengals want to ensure they have a solid No. 2 quarterback, much like the Eagles did last year, Bridgewater could be the man for the job. His contract isn’t too big and it could be a one-year plan while Woodside develops. There’s also the potential for Bridgewater to actually push Dalton as a starter, given the expectations set for Bridgewater prior to Ron Hainsey Youth Jersey his 2016 injury.

In this deal, Minnesota would take back 2017 No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, former first-rounders Dario Saric and Furkan Korkmaz. Fultz will be 20 next season, so he obviously needs time to develop, but he managed to show flashes of being an elite combo-guard at times this season when healthy. Saric is a versatile 24-year-old forward who averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season. Korkmaz is a flashy 20-year-old wing with a ton of upside who needs a chance to play.

The teams would also have to swap first-round picks from this season, with No. 10 going to Minnesota and No. 20 going to Philly.

And, as Lynn indicated, continuity is a benefit. It’s pretty different from last year, to be sure, when Lynn was new and the team was moving and the season started 0-4. So yes, the Chargers are one of those teams in ’18—the kind that was pretty impressive the year before, and won’t sneak up on anyone. And they’re dealing with high expectations for the first time in a while. Lots of people think the Chargers are going to be pretty good, even if Lynn doesn’t quite get why. And he knows all his players must be hearing it. That’s scary,he said, laughing. I don’t know why everybody wants to crown us all of the sudden.