Browse Month: April 2018

Frank Reich: “Not one ounce of me” views this as a rebuilding project

At the league meetings last week, Colts owner Jim Irsay said “good things come out of the difficult things” while talking about the state of the team and pointed to accumulating draft picks as part of the process of getting back on track.

General Manager Chris Ballard struck a similar tone on PFT Live, saying that he thinks “we’re two good drafts away from really building up the core talent the way we want.” Ballard added that the team’s focus on the draft doesn’t mean that they won’t try to win now, but both men certainly sounded like they were interested in rebuilding the team.

Reich is coming off two years in Philadelphia that saw the team go from back-to-back 7-9 seasons to a Super Bowl title, so he has recent evidence of how quickly things can turn around. The Colts, who went 8-8 twice before going 4-12 last season, are following a different blueprint but aiming for something similar in the years to come.

Here’s the most important point: Rosen will sign with and play for whichever team signs him, whela_kings_012ther it’s the Browns or anyone else.

That said, it’s possible he’ll eventually decide that the Browns aren’t a good fit. While he has yet to accumulate sufficient information to reach that conclusion (he’ll visit Cleveland this week), Rosen would find a way to make his concerns known discreetly, if he ultimately has concerns. For now, he doesn’t.

Consider this much-scrutinized quote from Mora to Peter King of SI.com regarding Rosen: “He needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored. He’s a millennial. He wants to know why. Millennials, once they know why, they’re good. Josh has a lot of interests in life. If you can hold his concentration level and focus only on football for a few years, he will set the world on fire.

He has so much ability, and he’s a really good kid.”

76ers rout Mavericks to win 14th in row, tie club mark

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown acknowledged that after he told his players and the media before the season began that the goal was to make the playoffs, it wasn’t well received by many in the cautious front office.
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Turns out, Brown had the pulse of The Process. Not only are the Sixers headed to the postseason, they’re poised to make some noise.

The only other time the Sixers won 14 straight in a single season, Dr. J and Moses Malone delivered Philadelphia its last NBA title in 1983. The 76ers won 18 straight spanning the 1966-67 and 1967-68 seasons for the franchise’s longest overall win streak.

I wouldn’t want to play these guys in the first round with them having home-court, Carlisle said. Not in this place.

But Brown, now 125-283 in his fifth year in Philly, is still taking the long view after experiencing the pain of The Process’ early years.

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Reliever Hansel Robles (1-0) gave up that opposite-field solo shot in the sixth, but still was credited with the win.

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People always talk about, `Man, it’s early,’ or `You need these games late.’ We need every game. That’s a blunt way of putting it, said Todd Frazier, who drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout off Brandon Kintzler (0-1). I don’t care if it’s early, middle season or late. Every win counts.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the two-time defending NL East champion Nationals and their rookie skipper. They have gone from 4-0 to 4-4, with all the defeats against division rivals.

Get ready for yet another Jets summer quarterback competition.

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints filed a lawsuit against a California businessman, alleging that the man cheated him out of $9 million in jewelry purchases.
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I’m sure 13-year-old Jimmy and his leering father are watching their energetic performance thinking only the purest of thoughts. So, this moral umbrage over an Instagram photo is the height of hypocrisy. The NFL continues doddering down the path to cultural irrelevancy.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting, Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed the obvious: Josh McCown is currently his starting quarterback, but that means absolutely nothing Jalen Richard Womens Jersey in terms of who will start in Week 1.

Still, McCown has a leg up right now. He will compete in training camp with Teddy Bridgewater (coming off a serious knee injury) and whichever quarterback the Jets draft third overall.

Williams (1-0) threw 84 pitches, his count boosted by five walks, and was replaced by Michael Feliz to start the seventh.

I was playing Russian roulette all day with the walks, so I totally understood the move, Williams said. It was 1-0 when I came out and it ended up 1-0, so it worked perfectly.

Michael Feliz took over the begin the seventh and Nicholas Castellanos quickly ended the team no-hit bid with a one-out double down the left-field line.

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Rivero allowed four runs while only getting two outs in Pittsburgh’s 13-10, 13-inning win on Friday.

It was great to be able to go out there and pick up the team after being so bad in the first game, he said. I was trying too hard, but today I relaxed and just hit the mitt.

The doubleheader was caused by a rainout Saturday. This game drew 14,858 fans, the smallest crowd at Comerica Park since 12,415 saw the Tigers beat the Royals on May 2, 2006. Temperatures were expected to drop below freezing for the nightcap.

Ealy appeared in 15 games (four starts) in 2017 with the New York Jets.

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But, the Cowboys’ interest in Ealy is not too surprising. Dallas attempted to claim Ealy off waivers last year, per Rapoport.

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His suspension will begin with the next regular-season or playoff game that he is eligible and physically able to play. Noel’s suspension ends a lost season for a player trying to earn a long-term contract after failed negotiations last offseason resulted in him signing the team’s qualifying offer of just $4.1 million for one year. Noel played just 30 games, with most of the missed time coming after surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb in December. He averaged 4.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 16 minutes a game in his fourth season in the league.

Listen, there’s no holdup on my end, Decker said when asked by Stokley what’s holding up him re-signing with the Broncos. So whoever you need to call for me, whoever you need to reach out to, please do.

So far this offseason, Decker has only visited with the Raiders. There was a report that he was set to meet with the Saints but that was quickly shot down by HC Sean Payton.

Decker, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2010.

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Rookie Villanueva hits 3 homers, Padres get 1st win of 2018

The kid’s got power. We saw it last year, Rockies manager Bud Black said. Tonight he was locked in. He got some pitches in the middle of the plate and he’s got some pull power and he lofted the ball three times. What can you say He squared up three balls. Gotta give him credit. He got balls in the middle and he didn’t miss them.

He was good today. There’s no other way around it, Green said about Villanueva. That was an impressive day. I did throw him batting today; I don’t usually throw practice so I’ll be throwing batting practice again tomorrow. He just had really good swings all day.

Freeland allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Brad Hand came on with two runners on to get the last out for his first save.

When the New York Yankees acquired hulking outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius sent a tweet to new manager Aaron Boone asking if he was still the cleanup hitter.

I think everybody around the league understands what a good player he is and what a big-time money player he’s become, Boone said.

Gregorius will attempt to replicate his impressive showing while Stanton will look to rebound after striking out five times for the first time in his career.

Gregorius and Stanton will attempt to generate offense in support of Luis Severino, who makes his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since pitching well in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Rockies: Desmond (knee) returned to the lineup after leaving Saturday’s game early. … RHP Carlos Estevez (oblique) is scheduled to throw a simulated game at the team’s Arizona facility on Tuesday.

For one, pitchers rarely let loose in spring training. The epic, 300-pitch bullpens are exercises in routine, with pitchers concentrating on repeating their deliveries without concern for velocity or command. It might have been a reliance on routine, or he might have been overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand. The mystery will reveal itself in due time.patriots_153

Mitchell Trubisky: Bears in perfect situation to really emerge

The Bears have addressed several positions in free agency, but the biggest theme of their approach to the offseason has clearly been the addition of weapons for their passing game.
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Wide receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel will join tight end Trey Burton as new pieces for head coach Matt Nagy and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to put in for an offense that lacked potent threats through the air last season. The lack of threats didn’t do Mitchell Trubisky any favors in his rookie season and he’s predictably excited about the changes in Chicago.

The Dolphins are in the market for a backup behind Ryan Tannehill , with both Matt Moore and Jay Cutler no longer under contract. Miami currently has David Fales and Brandon Doughty on the depth chart. Miami also is rumored to be interested in using a draft pick on a quarterback who could potentially take over for Tannehill down the road.

At this stage, Osweiler has proven to be a backup quarterback. Given Tannehill’s injury history and Brock’s familiarity with Gase’s system, it makes sense for Miami to look at a backup who at least has starting reps under his belt.
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With the Jets, he is betting on himself, considering he has a modest, one-year contract. This is a prove-it year, a chance to show the league he can still stick around.

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I think I’m a very confident guy, so I believe in myself, he said. I believe in the skill set that I was blessed with.

You want an opportunity to play and show what you’re capable of doing and be Authentic Tony Dorsett Jersey in a good situation on a team that has some potential, he said.

Jones had to battle his way back up the Bears’ depth chart last season, but wound up starting 11 games and tallying a career-high 90 tackles. He started his career as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State playing in a 4-3 defense, and spent the past three years working both inside and outside in coordinator Vic Fangio’s 3-4.

I mean, it obviously has its advantages, being able to do a little bit of everything, Jones said. I just felt like I’m a player that plays hard in any situation, whether covering, blitzing or even playing the run. I think I can do all those pretty well.

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