Pickens was projected to be a star defensive back due to his athleticism

Klingler’s record-shattering college career made him a logical choice for the lowly Bengals early in the ’92 draft. But, after a few seasons and 24 rough starts, a shoulder injury all but ended his NFL career. Klingler won just four of the 24 starts he made in Cincinnati, which parted with him after the 1995 season.

Pickens was projected to be a star defensive back due to his athleticism, and Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom the Falcons took the bait. He was, to put it frankly, terrible in the NFL. Pickens was traded to the Packers during the 1993 season, a little more than two years after the Falcons drafted him. In just eight starts in Atlanta (27 games) through a little more than two seasons, he managed two interceptions and one sack.

Before the season, the prospect of Westbrook averaging a triple-double was ridiculous in the best sense. Now, after 82 games and constant coverage of it, the feat has become almost distasteful. Just like hipsters when people become enamored with a popular thing, detractors are only now claiming that Westbrook’s feat is lacking in any real substance.

Lastly, there’s an overaccumulation of knowledge, a grand library of information, stats, and article after article on the same subjects that wears out our emotional capacity just a few hours after the event itself. There’s an overabundance of references for every game, play, and in-game situation Cheap Jerseys MLB With Free Shipping imaginable, which should enlighten the masses, but has rather worn everyone out.

He did great at the combine.

At T.J.’s in March, he was 6’4 and 252 pounds, with a 33.25-inch arm length and 11-inch hands. He ran a 4.69-second 40 and repped 21 times.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper said:

He did great at the combine. What you expected, Hannah. 6’4.5, 252 pounds. Long arms, huge hands, runs under 4.7. Vertical’s 37 inches, strong kid. Now with his hand on the ground, he Cheap NFL Jerseys can beat that offensive tackle out of his stance in the Big Ten. Had all the numbers, all the productivity you would want. Injury issues as well; medical’s going to be important for T.J. Watt.

I think if that checks out OK, Hannah, the medical part, I think T.J. Watt, because of the combine and the productivity and the pass-rush talent that he shows and the ability to play on his feet in a 3-4, I think T.J. Watt could maybe land in the late first round, no worse than the early to mid-second round.
T.J. had 11.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss for UW in 2016, before he declared for the draft with a year of eligibility remaining. J.J. had seven sacks and 21 TFLs in his junior season, 2010, before he declared for the draft.

What helps this argument is the notion that many teams in the top 10 either don’t need a pass-rusher early on or haven’t historically taken an edge-rusher when near the top of the Cheap Dream Team Jerseys board.

The 49ers, Bears, and Jaguars feel like teams who have invested enough at the edge position over the past couple of years — there’s even an argument that the same can be said of the Browns, who have been frequently tied to Garrett in mocks. Others may feel like they have bigger needs elsewhere — the Titans, Jets, Chargers, and Bills fit the bill here.

NFL Draft rumors: Wisconsin RB Dare Ogunbowale to meet with Vikings on heels of Patriots visit

Sources tell Sporting News that Ogunbowale attended a private workout with the Patriots in April 4 and will work out for the Vikings this week. It’s not clear when his two-day visit to the Vikings’ team facility will begin.

The visits continue a meteoric rise for Ogunbowale, who began his collegiate career as a walk-on cornerback before earning a scholarship as a runner. Now he has a legitimate chance at an NFL job after a strong four-year stint with one of the Big Ten’s top programs.

Blandino has become a household name among NFL fans over the past few seasons as the league’s Senior Vice President of Officiating. Blandino often tweeted, or appeared on television, to explain controversial calls made by officials.

A few hours after the initial announcement, ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reported Blandino is expected to be hired by CBS. The former VP of officiating will likely have a role similar to similar to Mike Pereira at Fox Sports and replace Mike Carey at CBS as he’s been heavily criticized for his performance.

CBS made another change this month to its first primary announcer group when the network replaced Phil Simms with Tony Romo. Simms also drew a lot of criticism from viewers.

A release says Blandino, who took over as VP in 2013, plans to “spend more time with Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys his family and explore other opportunities.” He NFL Jerseys From China first joined the NFL in 1994 as an intern before working his way up.

Bolles might be the most athletic tackle with surprisingly nimble feet for a man who is 6-5, 297. He is technically sound but does need to get stronger and add some bulk. Bolles is ready to start right away for a Giants team that allowed only 22 sacks last year but had the NFL’s 29th-ranked rush offense. Bolles can replace Marshall Newhouse and give the Giants solid bookends with Ereck Flowers.

Welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Premier League

The last time Brighton & Hove Albion played in the top flight of English football, they had an interesting time of it. Though they finished rock bottom of Division One, they also made the FA Cup final and took Manchester United to a replay.

“The difference in the game was we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA,” Millsap told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They were physical. When the game is like that we have to match their physicality. But again, we’ve got to go get some moves and bring them back to the court.”

If they were playing another sport, Paul, you probably should have beat them! But seriously, a team being more physical than you isn’t something you can really complain about. Perhaps the Hawks can draw our attention to any cheap shots that weren’t seen, but it’s not like Washington’s Wholesale NFL Jerseys China aggressive defense went unnoticed — the Hawks shot 39 free throws while the Wizards only went to the line 17 times.

For this, Millsap earns himself Four Screaming Doc Rivers!

That’s it for this installment of How Mad Are They!? Remember: Getting Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale mad isn’t a bad thing, and we’re all better off for it when it happens, as long as no one gets hurt.

Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia ties Justin Rose with thrilling eagle on 15th hole Sunday

Sergio Garcia is trying to end his career-long major drought by winning the Masters on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club. Garcia began the day tied for the lead NBA Jerseys For Sale with Justin Rose, but he fell behind and needed to claw back late in the back nine. He did that with the help of an astonishing approach shot on the 15th hole.

Mahomes has plenty of upside. He showed marked improvement each season at Texas Tech in completion percentage, going from 56.8 percent in 2014 to 65.7 percent in 2016. Last season, he threw for over 5,000 yards, 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He needs to develop to succeed at the next level, but drafting Mahomes would be a perfect opportunity for Bill O’Brien to get back to his quarterback whisperer ways.

There’s also the possibility of trading for a quarterback who’s already in the NFL — hello, Jimmy Garoppolo! However, Houston’s best bet would be starting from scratch with a player they can groom on their own who’s locked into a four-year rookie contract at team friendly prices.

Unfortunately for the guy attempting to tie Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer with four Masters wins, Lefty did indeed make a huge move — downward — while his young playing partner took off up the leaderboard. Indeed, as Mickelson was posting a double bogey-6 on No. 3 and three bogeys on holes 6, 8, and 9, Spieth was going on a birdie run on those same holes to pull away from Phil and, at 3-under at the time, into Wholesale Jerseys From China contention for his second green jacket.

By the end of the day, Spieth, with a 4-under 68, had played himself into a tie for 4th — just two shots back of co-leaders Justin Rose (with the day’s low-round 67 to get to 6-under) and Sergio Garcia (70) — while Mickelson will likely have to wait ’til next year to overtake Jack Nicklaus to become the oldest Masters winner. But, really, the round was all about Jordan, with Phil, ending the day at 74 and at T21, riding shotgun.

Tiger rewrote the book on how to play Augusta National

Despite Bumgarner’s power at the plate and mostly dominant day on the mound, the Diamondbacks pulled off a miracle ninth inning win on the backs of Jeff Mathis and Daniel Descalso. Oh, baseball. How I missed you.

You know that Tiger beat the crap out of everyone in ’97, but how did he do it? He overpowered Augusta National. That week, Cat averaged over 320 off the tee. He smoked every other player in the field by 25 yards. That advantage allowed him to beat up Augusta in a way that was never seen before. This was especially evident on the par-5s where Woods was a crazy 13-under par and often playing a short iron or wedge into the green. His fellow pros could simply not keep up.

Tiger rewrote the book on how to play Augusta National. He dominated the course in a way that that the green jackets had not seen. So the club eventually lengthened the course in an overhaul that was dubbed “Tiger-proofing.” Sure, this didn’t happen until a few years later, but you better believe the talk of changes started in 1997. This one win forever changed the setup of the National.

Fuzzy’s comments may have been out of line and a stupid mistake, but the truth is, Augusta National wasn’t exactly the friendliest place for minorities. The club’s co-founder Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys Clifford Roberts was known for saying, “As long as I’m alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.”

Woods winning the 1997 Masters had far-reaching Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men consequences and carried incredible weight happening at a club with such history. African Americans and women are now members at Augusta National. It’s likely the success of Tiger Woods contributed to making the membership of the club more diverse.

Steelers unhappy with Ben Roethlisberger’s preparation, per report

More grumblings are emerging out of Pittsburgh over a perceived feud between the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. A week after rumors surfaced that the franchise quarterback was mulling a trade request, the Cheap China NFL Jerseys NFL Network reported Thursday that the organization was unhappy with his play amidst a disastrous 3-6 season.

Speaking on “NFL Total Access Kickoff” Thursday morning, columnist Michael Silver reported that an unnamed source within the Steelers organization told him “the biggest obstacle” to Roethlisberger returning to the team next season was his unwillingness to change his style of play.

Daniel was expected to compete with Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez for Philadelphia’s starting role last year, but the franchise took a sharp right turn from that quarterback platoon last April by trading for the No. 2 selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. While the move temporarily drained the team’s supply of picks, it also brought Rookie of the Year contender Carson Wentz into the fold.

But bringing in Wentz closed the door on Daniel’s chance to start NFL Jerseys Cheap. The Eagles traded away Bradford and Sanchez, leaving the veteran to serve as a backup and mentor to the first-year player. When the North Dakota State product got off to a hot start, it became clear Daniel would have few opportunities to make an impact in Philadelphia.

Those chances won’t get much better in New Orleans, unless Drew Brees falls to injury. At the owners’ meeting, Sean Payton said, I think Drew plans on — I know he plans on playing two, three, four more years.

Minnesota takes another hit to its already battered secondary.

The Minnesota Vikings are going through a brutal season, and it has gotten even tougher with starting cornerback Josh Robinson breaking his sternum in the 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Cam Newton leads Carolina to big win ? GIF: Cam Newton runs around six defenders ? Steve Smith and Aqib Talib probably aren’t the best of friends ? VIDEO: Tom Brady yells at refs after the game ? Refs explain reversal of pass interference call?

Evan Western of Acme Packing Company believes the Packers Find Cheap Jerseys offense performance left a lot to be desired:

All in all, Tolzien finished the day 24 of 34 for 339 yards, but he had no touchdowns and threw three interceptions, including one late in the game. Eddie Lacy gained only 27 yards on 14 carries, though he did have the one touchdown. On the receiving end, Jordy Nelson led the way with eight receptions for 117 yards.
Ed Valentine of Big Blue View has a renewed sense of hope for the Giants:

There is no way anyone could have really believed when the Giants were 0-6 that next Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys would be an important one in the NFC East race. The Giants can’t get to first place next Sunday, but they can get within a game of the division-leading Philadelphia Eagles with a victory. Players can say what they want, but this scenario was unthinkable a few weeks ago. Too bad the Washington Redskins couldn’t complete their comeback. The Redskins Cheap Team Baseball Jerseys trailed Philly 24-0 Sunday and closed within 24-16 before Robert Griffin III threw an interception to end Washington’s comeback hopes.

Jusuf Nurkic fever invades Rip City

We woke Gonz in the Pacific Northwest to discuss his recent road trip to Denver and Portland and Tuesday night’s phenomenal Blazers’ win over the Nuggets. That may have been the MLB Jerseys Wholesale death knell for Denver’s playoff hopes, which is unfortunate considering the Nuggets traded Jusuf Nurkic to those very same Blazers. Oops.

Those two free throws cut Minnesota’s deficit to two. When the Pacers failed to score on the ensuing possession, Minnesota had a chance to win.

One has to wonder when the league will finally crack down on these foul-drawing tactics.

Referees have made Towns’ move a point of emphasis for years, but never seem to follow through. Meanwhile, Rubio’s tactic — feel inconsequential contact from a defender fighting over the screen, then flail your body in six different directions in an attempt to “shoot” a contested three behind your screener — has become increasingly popular this season. This James Harden play is an egregious example, but he’s far from the only one doing it.

After relinquishing the lead late, the Lions needed an answer from their offense, and they got one: a deep throw from Matthew Stafford that was picked off by the Steelers and taken back to the Detroit 34, setting up Pittsburgh’s final touchdown. (Hey, wrong answers are still answers.)

The 6-4 Lions are averaging 16 second half offensive points in their wins this year. Including their post-halftime shutout in this loss, the offense has only put up 21 points TOTAL in the New York Jets Cheap Jerseys four losses. Detroit’s looking too much like a North Korean missile: potentially explosive but ultimately inconsistent.

Arizona’s defense steps up, Case Keenum plays admirably

The Houston Texans entered Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals coming off two tight losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts. They appeared to be improving, despite six straight losses, and a win over the 4-4 Cardinals would have theoretically signaled an upturn for the second half of the season.

Instead, familiar problems along the offensive line and in the secondary reared their heads, as the Texans turned a 3-point halftime lead into a 3-point loss in Arizona. They managed just 41 yards of offense after halftime after gaining 194 in the first, failing to capitalize on big plays made on defense.

If there was any positive takeaway for the offense, it was that Case Keenum once again played reasonably well, according to Vega at Texans blog Battle Red Blog.

Rice is having the worst season of his career. Through seven games, he has just 259 yards on 97 carries, good for 2.7 yards per carry. Rice suffered a hip injury in Week 2 and clearly hasn’t been 100 percent this season, showing little of the agility and open-field burst that made him one of the most electric players in the league. Rice has yet to reach even 80 yards in a game after topping 100 or more four times last season.

His backup, Bernard Pierce, has fared no better. Last The Best Cheap Jerseys season, Pierce rushed for 532 yards on 85 carries and the two backs looked like a formidable 1-2 punch, but that hasn’t continued into this year. Pierce has just 230 yards on 85 rushes while battling a hamstring injury.

But perhaps their biggest feat came on the very first play of the game, when DE Calais Campbell forced a fumble deep in the Texans red zone. The fumble was then recovered by LB Matt Shaughnessy, who ran it into the end zone to put the Cardinals on the scoreboard within the first 15 seconds of Cheap Barcelona Jerseys the game. It was a fitting start to the defense’s day.