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,35commentsESTShareTweetShareShareShould the Colts Trade for Michael Bennett?Chuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsReports have surfaced that the Philadelphia Eagles are trying to trade 2-time Super Bowl champion and 3-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Michael Bennett. Is it worth it for the Colts to inquire on him as a possible trade target? Can he still have an impact despite a lot of tread on his tires?Michael Bennett is 33 years old (will be 34 in November) and has a lot of experience under his belt. He’s been to 3 Super Bowls and has won 2 rings, has 3 seasons with 9 or more sacks, including last season, and is one of the most versatile defensive linemen in the NFL. Bennett possesses the ability to win on the edge or inside. He can play as a 5 technique, a 3 technique or even as a 7 technique. You can place him anywhere and he’ll perform. Bennett has averaged over 8 sacks in the last 4 seasons and has been productive on three different teams and in several different systems. He has done his best work in a 4-3.Current ContractBennett has 2 years remaining on his contract Andrew Luck Jersey White
, with a cap hit of $7,200,000 in 2019 and $8,000,000 in 2020. If the Eagles were to retain none of his salary Darius Leonard Jersey White
, then the Colts would be on the hook for those amounts. With the Colts cap space at approximately $106 M heading into free agency, they can afford 12 of his contracts, so cap space is not an issue.Trade ValueA 33 year old defensive linemen with a lot of miles isn’t going to fetch a high price. Throw in that the Eagles are actively shopping him and it just reinforces the idea that he’ll probably go for cheap. I can’t imagine a player who doesn’t have more than 2-3 years, with maybe one more top tier season left, getting anything more than a 4th or 5th round pick. If we examine the defensive linemen trades from last season Peyton Manning Jersey
, you’ll see that Bennett is worth nothing more than a 5th round pick. Damon Harrison was traded for a 5th round pick at the deadline and I feel that’s a decent comparison for Bennett.Is It Worth It? If we work with the idea that Michael Bennett is worth a 5th round pick, then is it worth trading for him?Yes.How valuable is that 5th round pick? Most 5th round picks don’t have an impact on the team and many fizzle out after a few years. With Michael Bennett, you get a productive and experienced player for one or two seasons. Bennett has always been a good pass rusher and has gotten at least 4 sacks in each of the last 8 seasons. He also hasn’t had any major injury worries in his career, which assures the Colts that he’ll be on the field. So, while this isn’t a long-term move Darius Leonard Jersey
, this is the type of move that can take a defense to the next level in the short term. Add a couple of high draft picks and a big signing or two, and the Colts defense can become very good next season. Michael Bennett is the type of player that Super Bowl teams have on their roster when they win it all. I believe this is a good opportunity the Colts should not pass up. It may be hard to avoid Pat McAfee. The former Indianapolis Colts punter is one of the hottest media commodities.McAfee's talk show debuted Monday morning on DAZN (DA'-zone) in the U.S. and Canada as well as Westwood One radio in 40 cities. He also calls Thursday night college football games on ESPN and makes weekly in-season appearances on "Get Up!"As part of the deal with DAZN and Westwood One, McAfee's podcast will expand from two to three times per week. He also will continue to do commentary for World Wrestling Entertainment.It is a pretty impressive portfolio for someone who describes himself as "an anonymous guy who kicked the ball on fourth down.""I'm definitely going to be busy, but I am going to enjoy it," McAfee said before Monday's show. "There is a lot of coordination and planning involved Malik Hooker Jersey White
, but it is a dream come true for me and my friends."It also marks DAZN's first talk show as executive vice president Jamie Horowitz expands the network's portfolio beyond boxing and MMA. The show will air weekdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT."This is a great moment for DAZN because we are adding more than a talent. We are adding someone who is a brand," Horowitz said. "We are effectively partnering with the small business that is Pat McAfee."McAfee has been on a steady rise since he retired from the NFL after the 2016 season. He worked for Barstool Sports for close to two years before leaving over a disagreement about profit sharing.McAfee said DAZN allows him to expand beyond football. He will contribute to DAZN's nightly MLB "ChangeUp" show while being part of the boxing and MMA coverage.McAfee's show will be based out of Indianapolis most of the week. He will broadcast from the site of his ESPN game on Thursday and in New York on mornings when he appears on "Get Up!""I'm going to try to keep the show upbeat and provide a bit of a mental vacation for those who tune in," McAfee said. "I'm going to enjoy it."Monday's show featured analysis of Sunday's NFL games as well as an interview with WWE executive vice president Paul "Triple H" Levesque.
We’re heading into week 10 of the 2019 NFL campaign and the Indianapolis Colts are halfway through the season Womens Peyton Manning Jersey
, sitting at 5-3. A lot of us didn’t know what to expect when Andrew Luck retired, but the outcome so far has been pretty encouraging.Sure, the team is coming off a disappointing loss against the Steelers, but the boys in blue are still in the playoff hunt and are gearing up to take on the 1-win Miami Dolphins.There aren’t a lot of bright spots on this Miami team, so it wasn’t the easiest task to pick an opponent to spotlight.However, with Preston Williams, a promising young wide receiver, going down for the season, it made sense to take a look at Mike Gesicki – the one who will most likely be filling his shoes.Anyway, without further ado, let’s take a look at how he’s performedin his last 3 games.Looked at all targets against the Jets, Steelers and BillsAthleticism shows up on tapeA lot of people have been worried that Gesicki is a workout warrior whose ridiculous athleticism doesn’t translate to the field.I’m not sure if his combine (his web on mockdraftable is pretty close to a full circle) is completely indicative of his fluidity in pads, but he’s still pretty damn athletic for the tight end position.On this play, Gesicki is split wide right, matched up 1-on-1 with the linebacker. This is a pure mano-a-mano situation, as the safety doesn’t help to his side and all Gesicki has to do is simply outrun his opponent – which is pretty easy for him.He attacks the space between him and the defender, gives a stutter step towards the inside as he reaches the linebacker’s personal space and turns on the jets to completely leave James Burgess in his dust.This was a completely uneven matchup that didn’t lead to a touchdown only because the ball was a tad underthrown.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.The Jets simply could not handle the athleticism of Gesicki and the stat sheet showed that, as it lead to his 6 catch, 95 yard day.So, naturally, here’s another example of Gesicki showing off his change-of-direction ability and swiftness on a deep out route against the same defense.Gesicki is lined up on the right side as a tight-end in a 2-point stance (he almost exclusively lines up in a 2-point stance).Gesicki comes out hot, gives the defender a fake double-move, as if he’s going to try and beat him over the top, and then digs his foot into the ground and sprints towards the boundary. He showcases his superiority in a foot race here, but also (unfortunately for him) displays his slender frame Womens Malik Hooker Jersey
, resulting in an easy take-down for the defense, albeit after a large chunk of yardage was already accrued.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.One last example from the Jets game here.Gesicki is lined up in-line to the right side in a 2-point stance.He motions left and then back to the right side as a slot receiver.He plants his foot in the grass when the ball is snapped and launches himself forward at full speed.With the defender’s hips turned towards the inside, Gesicki reaches his target and then maneuvers himself almost seamlessly towards the outside.He then releases his burners, once again, and puts the scrambling defender on the floor.He finishes the play by doing a prodigious job of flashing his hands and bringing the ball in, rather than allowing it to hit his chest – another aspect of receiving that Gesicki is rather methodical at.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.I won’t bore you to death with his ability to shift directions and showcase speed at his highest gear, but I want to display one more play before we move to the next topic.You may or may not recall, but Tremaine Edmunds entered the league a few years back and is considered one of the most athletic young linebackers in the NFL. Edmunds is covering Gesicki on this play and gets behind a bit – which ultimately manifests as a holding penalty.Gesicki is number 88 and is lined up as the tight end on the right side, again, in a 2-point stance.He’s going to run a post route here and before reaching his cut, gives Edmunds two fake-out steps, one to the inside and one to the outside.Once his foot hits that outside step, he explodes back in and gives Edmunds a swim move.Edmunds does a nice job of recovering but is aided by a hold, which is flagged.This wasn’t a completed pass but Gesicki puts his athletic prowess on display despite that.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Finds the soft spot in zoneGesicki is clearly doing an impressive job of learning how to find the soft spots in zone coverage and how to adjust his speeds to find himself in the proper pockets.On this play, Gesicki is lined up to Fitzpatrick’s left side, as a tight end in a 2-point stance.He runs up the seam, gets behind the underneath defender, sees the over the top defender, slows his route and finds himself right where the open patch of grass exists between 3 Jets’ players.He whips his head around, flashes his hands and does a great job of making sure his body is shielding any oncoming tacklers at the same time.Again, he goes down pretty easily, as running after the catch is not one of his strong suits, but his intelligence results in a sizable play anyways.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Here, Gesicki is originally lined up far right in a stack formation. He motions inside to the slot position on the right side. He does a nifty job of impeding the trajectory of the oncoming blitzer,then continues his route from there. He runs to daylight between the 2 underneath defenders and the 3rd oncoming tackler Darius Leonard Jersey White
, and gets his hands out to make a nice catch while simultaneously shielding himself from a blow using his body (again).So, pretty much a replication of the last play.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Body control and hands-catchingGesicki is not just a slim-trim with the ability to run like a gazelle but also showcases the aptitude to catch the ball at a high level.I have shown some of his prowess in using his hands, rather than his body, to finish catches, so let’s take a look at his ability to adjust to the ball in the air, while concurrently continuing to show off his mitts.Again, Gesicki is lined up on the left side, as a tight end in a 2-point stance.He runs a wheel route up the seam with a linebacker right on his tail – which causes Fitzpatrick to throw it where only Gesicki can get it.The ball finds Gesicki near his feet, towards his back shoulder, so he essentially rolls over onto his butt, which allows him to make an incredible catch and give his team a first down on 3rd and 9.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.This next play was called back for holding, but that doesn’t take away from the spectacle Gesicki exhibits.This time, Gesicki is lined up in a 3-point stance as the tight end on the right side of the formation.Again, Gesicki finds the weak spot in the zone and allows himself to be open in between several defenders.With a multitude of Bills’ players barreling down on him, the ball is thrown over his head.He leaps into the air, while turning towards his back shoulder, stretches out his arms and brings it in all while being torpedoed by the over the top defensive back.It seriously can’t be understated how insane this catch is. Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Run BlockingNow, I’ll make this pretty brief – Gesicki is far from a scary run blocker and the Miami Dolphins know that to be true.As a result, he isn’t used in the run game much – acting as a decoy on the rare occasion he is utilized.Even still, despite that fact, there are a few examples of him getting ‘involved’ and they will be presented below.This next video is one of his only decent reps in the run game.Gesicki is lined up in a 2-point stance to the right side of the formation as a tight end.He simply starts off as a decoy, running a route down the field, but he finds himself in front of a defender towards the latter part of the play.On this occasion, he actually manages to get his hands inside the defender’s shoulders (Burgess really did not have a good day against the Dolphins) and maneuver him towards the left side, allowing Mark Walton a cut-back lane.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.I won’t say much about these next few plays – except that he simply is never going to be an all-around tight end and was never really expected to be.Here’s why:Gesicki is number 88 Andrew Luck Jersey White
, just look out for him on these next 2 repsYour browser does not support HTML5 video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Again, he is a rather inept blocker, but we knew that about him coming out of college, so no surprises there.ConclusionGesicki is NOT a bust, as much as certain people on social media might tell you that he is. The box score is far from a telltale sign of a player’s worth and this is a relatively significant case of that. Gesicki is an athletic tight end that might give the Colts zone-heavy scheme some trouble, even with the newfound emphasis on speedy linebackers in Indianapolis. I would watch out for Bobby Okereke to be more involved this game, and potentially an activated Quincy Wilson if he can prove his worth in practice – or perhaps Marvell Tell will be able to play this role with Pierre Desir potentially returning. Irrespective of those details, Gesicki is an uber-athlete that will get by slower defenders and is able to make acrobatic grabs over smaller ones.He’s not the most polished route runner yet but has still shown capability and growth in that department – while also displaying a keen sense of finding the open space against a zone defense.He’s clearly not much of a blocker and I don’t consider him a particularly threatening runner, either.Still, he’s a player I’d watch out for on snaps where the Dolphins really need a big play or a first down, as he seems to be a dependable receiver in those situations for them.Overall, he’s not quite a finished product and still has a ways to go, but still, I was much more impressed with Gesicki than I thought I would be.He has the makings to become a fairly productive player in a better situation, or even in the second half of 2019 — let’s just hope he doesn’t continue his upward trajectory this Sunday. NFL offseasons are full of player movement, coaching change and other upheaval that can make teams look completely different than they were when the previous season came to an end.There are exceptions to every rule and the Colts were a notable one this offseason. They had no major changes to their coaching staff or front office and they have 21-of-22 starters back from a team that went to the divisional round of the playoffs last year.Center Ryan Kelly said it “makes it a lot easier” to get ready for a season when everyone is already on the same page and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said “everything was faster” this year than it was with new pieces all over the place in 2018.“You always lose guys to retirement, free agency,” Sirianni said, via ESPN.com. “So this is a unique situation where we have all of our key players back, ready to go and build off what we did last year. So this is somewhat new territory for me.”The Colts did add some new pieces like pass rusher Justin Houston and wide receiver Devin Funchess, but the basic plan in Indianapolis is to let last year’s team pick up where it left off.
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, but they’re well ahead of Philadelphia.The team announced its plans for camp on Thursday. There will be 10 practices open to the public at the team’s training center, which is a stone’s throw from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Giants veterans are set to report to camp on July 24 and the first open practice will be held on the afternoon of July 25. Attendance and parking at all 10 practices will be free, although the Giants suggest fans register in advance in order to ensure there’s space for them to watch Daniel Jones, Eli Manning and players vying for other spots on the roster.The final open practice will come on August 13, which is a few days before the Giants will face the Bears in their second preseason game of the summer. The Dallas Cowboys just completed a remarkable, and fun, mid-season turnaround that saw them sweep the Philadelphia Eagles, give the New Orleans Saints one of their only two legitimate losses Taco Charlton Jersey
, and Amari Cooper burst onto the scene as a bona fide weapon for this offense.Unfortunately, the loss to the Los Angeles Rams has caused some of the passionate Dallas Cowboys fan base to lose sight of what this team accomplished in 2018. Sure, it is frustrating that the Divisional Round has been this franchise’s ceiling for over two decades.; however, the Cowboys won eight of their last nine games to win both the NFC East and the Wild Card playoff game after beginning the season with a 3-5 record. Ezekiel Elliott once again led the league in rushing, the defense took a big step under the guidance of Kris Richard, and the trade for Amari Cooper proved to be a huge move for both the immediate and long-term future of America’s Team.Perhaps one of the biggest developments over the second half of the NFL season was that the Cowboys received the answer that they were looking for when they pulled the trigger and made the move for Cooper: Dak Prescott is the franchise quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsIt is well-documented just how historic and impressive Dak Prescott’s rookie season in the NFL was. Between leading Dallas to 13 wins after Tony Romo went down in the preseason to accomplishing big victories in Pittsburgh over the Steelers and at Lambeau Field versus the Packers, and going toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers in his first ever playoff appearance, Prescott began his professional career on fire. Things began to trend downwards in his second season. Prescott began the season, aside from the total disaster against the Broncos Womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey
, very well. In fact, Dak was putting up as good as numbers as anybody during the first half of the 2017 season.Then, the Ezekiel Elliott suspension came down. Roger Goodell and the NFL suspended Elliott for six games in the 2017 season, despite some heavy efforts from Zeke and Jerry Jones to fight it off. At the same time, Tyron Smith was battling injuries and the offensive line had its struggles — starting with the Atlanta game in which Adrian Clayborn introduced himself to the world with six sacks in one game and effectively ending Chaz Green’s career in Dallas. Everything that could go wrong, was going wrong. As a result, Prescott predictably struggled.Fast forward to this season. The offense opened the year in mediocre fashion — failing to score against the Panthers until the fourth quarter. The passing game looked out of sorts, Zeke struggled to get things going, and the play-calling was heavily scrutinized. The Cowboys dropped a game to Washington Leighton Vander Esch Jersey White
, thanks in part to a phantom snap infraction call, and it was clear that things needed to change with the offense. Dallas decided to make two big moves during the following off week: first, the Cowboys parted ways with its 2019 first-round draft pick for a young Pro Bowl-caliber wideout. Then, Marc Colombo replaced Paul Alexander as the coach of the offensive line. Both of these moves proved to be huge for the offense and Dak Prescott, as Cooper went on to have an incredible season in silver and blue and the offensive line played better for the most part. The Cowboys dropped its first game following the moves, but then the team found its groove en route to winning all but one game to close the regular season. The offense went from near the very bottom of the league in third down conversions to the best, Michael Gallup developed nicely as an option opposite of Cooper, and Prescott found himself a go-to weapon that he hadn’t had. The Cowboys did get blanked in Indianapolis, but the team showed signs of life on the offensive side of the ball for the most part. Was it elite? No. That’s why Scott Linehan is not back. But Dak Prescott Jersey White
, Prescott looked much more comfortable during the last ten games of the season.Prescott’s stretch from the second half of the 2017 season until the move for Amari Cooper has dampened some perceptions of Dak Prescott, but the reality is that Prescott has been a very solid signal caller for the Cowboys — especially for someone that just completed his third season in the league.One of the biggest criticisms of Prescott’s game is his trouble with accuracy. To a certain degree, that is fair. Prescott does miss some throws and have some plays that he would like back, but that can be said for every quarterback — albeit some more than others. Despite some of the overboard narratives, Prescott’s completion percentage stacks up pretty well compared to the NFL average.Dak’s QBR is also pretty impressive:Prescott played with much more poise after the addition of Cooper and the growth of Gallup. He still had some trouble making quick decisions and trusting his ability to get out of trouble a little too much, but Prescott had found the confidence he had during the pre-Zeke suspension. Some of these throws are incredible and demonstrate just how Prescott is growing and becoming a better player.Is Prescott a finished product? No. He is not the gunslinger that Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers are and does not have the first-round draft pick status that Carson Wentz, Deshaun Watson, and Mitchell Tribusky have; however, Prescott is a player that has shown that he knows how to put his team in position to get victories more often than not. Nobody has more game-winning drives than Prescott since the Cowboys quarterback entered the league.Furthermore Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey
, it is no secret that the players in the locker room love Prescott. They go to battle for him and celebrate when he makes plays such as his huge third-and-14 conversion against the Seahawks to clinch his first career playoff win. That’s huge when talking about the quarterback of your franchise.The Dallas Cowboys failed to reach the NFC Championship this season, but they did discover that Dak Prescott is the franchise quarterback of America’s Team. Now, let’s hope the offensive coordinator hire continues to develop Prescott and bring the best out of number 4.
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, and their resilience was on display again in their latest triumph.Their 34-31 victory over Carolina on Wil Lutz’s last-second, 33-yard field goal despite another significant injury, a slew of costly penalties and two fourth-quarter turnovers.New Orleans (9-2) can clinch the NFC South with four games left by beating Atlanta on Thursday night, a significant achievement considering Drew Brees missed five games with a thumb injury earlier in the season.“We can’t look past some of the things that need to be addressed so in a later game it doesn’t come back to bite us, but that all being said, that was a good grit win,” Payton said Monday. “I was proud we fought through it.”Several setbacks easily could have pointed the game in the other direction.Second-team All-Pro offensive tackle Terron Armstead left with an ankle injury on the second series and did not return, forcing the Saints to play without two key linemen. Starting guard Andrus Peat has been out since breaking his arm against Atlanta on Nov. 10, but New Orleans still finished with 418 yards.The Saints were penalized 12 times for 123 yards, and several were crucial. An unnecessary roughness flag on defensive end Cam Jordan prolonged a Carolina possession that appeared to end with a second consecutive sack. It turned into a mammoth 17-play, 68-yard touchdown drive at the end of the first half.A replay review of a challenge by Carolina coach Ron Rivera resulted in a pass interference call on rookie defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, giving the Panthers a first-and-goal at the 3 with 2:21 left.Instead of wilting at being on the wrong end of a rule change put in place because of the lack of an interference flag on the Los Angeles Rams against the Saints near the end of regulation in last season’s NFC championship game, the defense drove Carolina back 7 yards on the next three plays Marshon Lattimore Jersey White
, leading to a missed field goal.Brees, who had thrown an interception at midfield earlier in the quarter, then led an 11-play, 65-yard drive for the winning points.It was not pretty until then, but the Saints will take it.After going 5-0 while Brees was sidelined by a thumb injury earlier in the season, the Saints can earn the top seed in the NFC playoffs by winning their next five with him.“If you give (Brees) the ball with the targets he has with that much time on the clock, we can go out there and be able to score on anybody,” tight end Jared Cook said. “That’s how good he is and that’s how good we are collectively as a team when a game’s on the line and we need those points.”WHAT’S WORKINGBrees and the passing game are clicking as if he never missed time. Since his return against Arizona, he is 124 of 162 (76.5 percent) for 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns with two interceptions for a passer rating of 110.1 in four games.WHAT NEEDS HELPThe Saints are racking up 7.8 penalties per game, the second-highest number in Payton’s 14-year tenure behind 2015, including an abnormally high frequency of holding and hands to the face calls.“It’s troubling,” Payton said. “It’s going to cost us in a bigger game https://www.thesaintslockerroom.com/authentic-drew-brees-jersey
, so we’ve got to work on that and that starts certainly with me and our staff. It’s something we definitely have to improve on.”STOCK UPAfter a slow start, Cook has been everything the Saints thought he would be when they signed him in the offseason as a free agent. His 99 receiving yards were a season high, and he scored a touchdown for the fourth time in five games.STOCK DOWNSafety Marcus Williams missed a tackle on Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey’s scoring run and also was penalized 29 yards for pass interference in the end zone, setting up the Panthers’ tying touchdown in the fourth quarter.INJUREDArmstead’s ankle injury could be another setback in his injury-filled career. An All-Pro caliber performer when he is on the field, he never has played more than 14 games in his seven years in the NFL.KEY NUMBER104 — The receptions for wide receiver Michael Thomas, the most after 11 games in NFL history. Marvin Harrison had the previous high with 100 for the Colts in 2003.NEXT STEPSThe Saints can clinch the NFC South by winning at Atlanta on Thanksgiving night. The Falcons (3-8) beat the Saints 26-9 on Nov. 10 as a 14-point underdog. After that comes a date with San Francisco that could help decide the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. NEW ORLEANS (10-1) at DALLAS (6-5)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE 鈥?Saints by 7RECORD VS. SPREAD 鈥?Saints 9-2, Cowboys 6-5SERIES RECORD 鈥?Cowboys lead 16-12LAST MEETING 鈥?Saints 26 beat Cowboys 20, OT, Oct. 4, 2015LAST WEEK 鈥?Saints beat Falcons 31-17; Cowboys beat Redskins 31-23AP PRO32 RANKING 鈥?Saints No. 1; Cowboys No. 12SAINTS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (5), RUSH (6) Womens Marshon Lattimore Jersey
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, rookie WR Keith Kirkwood each had first career TD catch last week. ... DE Cameron Jordan had two sacks last week, giving him team-leading eight. He's key part of league's No. 1 rushing defense trying to slow Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott, who has three straight games with at least 120 yards rushing. ... Cowboys QB Dak Prescott threw for season-high 289 yards last week. Prescott leads NFL QBs with seven games with at least two TDs passing, one TD rushing since entering league in 2016. He has rushing TD in career-best three straight games. ... Elliott can tie career best with fourth straight 100-yard rushing game. He overtook Todd Gurley for NFL lead last week (1,074 yards rushing to 1,043) while Rams had bye. Elliott has 18 100-yard games since joining league in 2016; no other player has more than 12. He's averaging 161 scrimmage yards with four TDs in past four games. ... WRs Amari Cooper, Allen Hurns each had 100-yard game in only previous meeting with Saints with other teams. Cooper had six catches, 137 yards with Oakland in 2016, Hurns eight catches for 107 yards with Jacksonville in 2015. ... Cooper's 90-yard touchdown against Redskins tied for third-longest catch in club history. ... DE DeMarcus Lawrence had first career interception last week. He has at least half-sack in three of past four games following three-game sackless streak. ... LB Jaylon Smith needs five tackles for first 100-tackle season, according to coaches' count. ... Fantasy tip: Brees averaging 384 yards passing with 11 TDs, 1 INT in past four games against Cowboys.
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)New faces: Coach Brian Flores Marcus Davenport Jersey White
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, Texas (AP) — Trysten Hill didn’t have a happy ending at Central Florida, where the defensive tackle appeared to fall out of favor with the coaching staff after Scott Frost left for Nebraska.The Dallas Cowboys showed little concern for that history while drafting an interior defensive lineman before the third round for the first time in almost 30 years. After the two biggest moves of the offseason involved their pass rush, the Cowboys kept the focus on the defensive front with their first pick of the draft, taking Hill 58th overall in the second round Friday night.Dallas, which didn’t have a first-round pick because of a trade last season for receiver Amari Cooper, took Penn State offensive lineman Connor McGovern with the 90th overall pick in the third round. Hill and McGovern skipped their senior seasons to enter the draft.The 308-pound Hill wasn’t happy with his playing time when the Golden Knights lost to LSU in the Fiesta Bowl Taco Charlton Jersey
, ending a 25-game winning streak. He started just once in 12 games after starting all 13 games in both seasons under Frost.But Hill and Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli hit it off during the process leading to the draft, including a meeting that Hill remembered the night before his NFL combine workout in February.“He wants the best out of me and I want to give him everything I got,” Hill said. “Him taking hold of me in this whole process and me being able to call him and chat with him and just hear his voice was huge in this whole ordeal.”Coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys spent time with Frost and the staff that was with Hill his first two years. Garrett said they “endorsed him highly, both as a player and as a person.”That was enough for Dallas to take a defensive tackle before the third round for the first time since drafting Russell Maryland first overall in 1991.“We got very comfortable with that question because we had the same question everybody else had,” Garrett said. “He played well in ’17 and then is not a starter in ’18. What’s going on there? He’s still a young guy. He’s still maturing. The stuff that we think is most important. He loves ‘ball. He wants to work at it. He wants to be great. He wants to be part of something special. We feel like he has all those qualities.”Despite a strained relationship with the coaching staff, Hill was productive in his final season with UCF Womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey
, recording career highs with 36 tackles, three sacks and 10 1/2 tackles for loss. He had six tackles, three for loss and two sacks in a 56-41 win over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship game.“I think I’m a dominant, tenacious player, and everything’s a competition,” Hill said. “That’s how I was raised. That’s what I’m going to do day in and day out. I’m excited to get to work because I know that’s how Marinelli preaches.”Marinelli says he plans to use Hill in the same position as Maliek Collins Leighton Vander Esch Jersey White
, a three-year starter going into the final year of his rookie contract.Defensive line was the top choice in the draft for the Cowboys after they made star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence the highest-paid player in franchise history with a $105 million, five-year contract and acquired defensive end Robert Quinn from Miami in a trade.McGovern brings the versatility the Cowboys covet with offensive linemen. He played guard as a freshman with the Nittany Lions, center as a sophomore and mostly guard his final season in 2018.“To me he was a classic case of us doing our best to look up at the board and say, ‘Who’s the best player up there?'” Garrett said. “He for us was by far the best player at that time. Exactly what we want in our offensive linemen. He’s smart, he’s tough, he loves to play the game.”The Cowboys go into Saturday with four picks in the final four rounds: two in the fourth and one each in the fifth and seventh rounds. NEW YORK (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott won’t be suspended over an incident in Las Vegas that police said involved an altercation between the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys and a security guard.The NFL said Wednesday that Commissioner Roger Goodell determined Elliott didn’t violate the league’s personal conduct policy. The two-time rushing champion was suspended for six games in 2017 over domestic violence allegations.Goodell met with Elliott on Tuesday “to reinforce the standards of conduct expected of him and the consequences for failing to meet those standards Dak Prescott Jersey White
,” the league said. Elliott tweeted a statement after the meeting acknowledging a “poor decision” in Las Vegas and vowing to avoid “compromised situations” in the future.Elliott was handcuffed but not arrested in an early morning incident at a music festival in May at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Police said Elliott pushed a security guard to the ground. Cellphone video obtained by the celebrity website TMZ showed a member of the event staff stumbling over a parking barrier as Elliott ran into him.When he was suspended, Elliott was warned to avoid run-ins with law enforcement.The NFL said it concluded Elliott didn’t violate league policy based on interviews with witnesses and others involved in the incident, along with other information.
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, and 2 forced fumbles.Autry has had a few stand out games and I’ve basically been begging my Twitter followers for weeks to choose him for one of my Film Rooms. Autry broke out on Sunday and it is finally time to jump into some of his film. Let’s see just how dominant Autry really was on Sunday.Film AnalysisFor our first play, Autry does a good job of penetrating inside, forcing Carlos Hyde to bounce outside. He holds his lineman at the point of attack and linebacker Anthony Walker is able to come in for the tackle. Typically that is the end of the play but Autry does a good job of turning, locating Hyde, and knocking the ball loose for a fumble. Great hustle and a heads up play.This next clip is the first of Autry’s three sacks on the day. This is a rough rep for Jaguars guard A.J Cann— which was a common theme all day— as Autry pushes him back into Cody Kessler’s face. Autry knocks Cann off-balance early in his set, setting up the bull rush. He then drives Cann puts him “on skates,” driving him into the pocket. Kessler tries to bail from the pocket but runs right into Autry. This is a solid rush with a little help from Kessler.This is an outstanding rep on run defense for Autry. He starts the play with excellent quickness and is able to swim past right tackle Jermy Parnell. Autry engages both the fullback— Tommy Bohanon— and the pulling left guard—Patrick Omameh— in the hole. By taking on this double team in the hole, he frees up the linebackers to have a free shot on the runner. Great play. Our next clip is a big third-and-one early in the game, and Autry hits T.J Yeldon in the backfield. Autry is bigger, faster, and stronger than Cann. He extends his arms and drives Cann towards the center. Autry gets his head up and spots the running back, easily discards Cann and wraps up Yeldon. This likely would have been a loss on the play if Clayton Geathers continued to drive his feet through the tackle. It was still a solid play by Autry.In this clip, Autry is initially double teamed by center Tyler Shatley and left guard Omameh. Once Margus Hunt works around on the stunt, Autry is basically triple teamed. Realizing he has little chance to get through three linemen, Autry spies the QB and reacts to Kessler. Once Kessler bails from the pocket, Autry is in perfect position to pursue and make the tackle. He nearly ends up with another sack.On the very next play, Autry shows excellent hustle to track down Kessler on the sideline. Autry has a pretty nice initial rush, using a long-arm move to drive Omameh into the pocket. Once he gets penetration, Kessler bails. Autry shows great hustle in pursuit. If he doesn’t,Kessler likely cuts up field for a gain on the play. Instead, Autry forces Kessler to throw the ball away.Autry’s second sack results from another example of effort, combined with a good rush on the outside by Tyquan Lewis. At the snap, Autry finds himself triple-teamed. As the play progresses, he finds himself in a one-on-one situation with the center Shatley. Autry burst by him quickly as Kessler steps up to avoid the outside rish. Lewis deserves the assist here. The next clip is on a run in an important situation. With the Colts trailing by three late in the game, the Jaguars offense faces a huge third and one. Both Hunt and Autry step up in a huge way. Hunt bursts into the backfield and is the primary source of disruption but Autry does a great job of driving guard Chris Reed into the backfield. By driving the guard backward, Autry shuts down any cutback lane. Two gigantic bull rushes shut down this play from the snap.Autry’s most impressive play of the day is also the one he wishes he had back. He is lightning quick off of the line, firing out of his stance. Cann is immediately on his heels, so Autry elects to go around him. Autry swats away Cann’s hands and blows past him for a free shot at the quarterback. Unfortunately, Autry misses and Kessler picks up a big first down and keeps the clock moving. Dishonorable mention to Geathers again as he misses a quarterback in the open field.Our last clip almost turned the tide of the game. Autry tried to swat Cann’s hands away but Cann manages to engage and stalls his initial rush. Autry counters and tosses Cann aside just as Kessler is stepping up in the pocket. Autry hits Kessler and separates him from the ball. If Autry could have held Kessler’s arm or pushed the ball away, Darius Leonard would have had an easy scoop and score. Game of inches I suppose. Regardless, it is a great play by Autry and a sweet end to a career day.AnalysisDenico Autry has been very productive in his first year with the Colts. He and Margus Hunt— when healthy— have formed a pretty passable duo inside for Matt Eberflus. Autry is a solid run defender who gets after it as a pass rusher. He is a good enough to fully take advantage of a poor offensive lineman like A.J Cann.This game was a great example of Autry’s peak on the field. He was hustling all over the place on Sunday and even flashed some really impressive rushes. In run defense, he did a great job of playing his assignment and opening up free shots for the linebackers. His big plays almost led to a victory.To this point, Autry appears to be a solid Ballard signing. While the Colts need to add talent and youth to the defensive line, Autry looks to be a key piece of the rotation going forward. With more performances like this, he could be more than just a rotational piece. Hopefully he can keep up his strong play as the red hot Texans are up next on the schedule.
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