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Cohen ready for Week 1,womens Christian Kirksey Jersey,Shaheen

For the rookies on the Bears roster,womens Golden Tate III Jersey, the dress rehearsal is finally over. Five months after joining the team,womens Haloti Ngata Jersey, it’s now time for the real show to begin.

The clock striking all zeroes at the end of Thursday’s 25-0 defeat to Cleveland in the fourth and final preseason game means the exhibition season has concluded. In the Chicago locker room,Authentic Greg Robinson Jersey, the attention has now turned to the team’s Week 1 opponent,womens Greg Robinson Jersey, the defending-NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. For the rookie class, the September 10 contest is a chance to showcase on a real stage what they can do on the professional level.

“I’m glad that we had these four preseason games,Authentic Darren Fells Jersey,” tight end Adam Shaheen said Thursday following the game against the Browns. “Especially for me as a rookie, to go out there and just get kind of some things under my belt. That was huge. And now it’s Week 1,womens T.J. Lang Jersey, so we need to go beat Atlanta.”

Shaheen caught three passes for 19 yards against the Browns, his best performance of the preseason. The second-round pick out of Ashland admitted he is still getting comfortable with the speed and physicality of the NFL. Learning from teammates Dion Sims and Zach Miller has been beneficial, as they’ve shown Shaheen what it takes to thrive at the position. But nothing has helped more than playing in four games since August 10, when the preseason began at Soldier Field versus the Broncos.

for young guys to go out there and improve and let the veterans take the night off.,“A lot of things for me (have been adjustments),” the tight end said. “Playbook, technique were all big adjustments. But that’s what the preseason is for, routes

“But I feel like I’ve improved big time, my strides as a player. Blocking-wise I’ve come a long way. Just understanding schemes, and actually seeing defenses and what’s going on. So I’m definitely a lot more comfortable from that Denver game to (Thursday).”Authentic Golden Tate III Jersey,

joining starting running back Jordan Howard on the sidelines for the finale.,Authentic Christian Kirksey Jersey,Fellow rookie Tarik Cohen also said that he’s felt a tremendous amount of growth as a player since the preseason began. An electrifying runner out the backfield as a running back and returner on kickoffs and punts,Authentic Haloti Ngata Jersey, Cohen has shown that he belongs on an NFL field. Standing just 5-foot-6,Authentic Eric Ebron Jersey, 17.0 yards per punt return and 22.0 yards on kickoffs in three preseason contests. He didn’t play versus the Browns, Cohen averaged 6.4 yards per carry as a runner

After playing collegiately at North Carolina A&T before being taken by the Bears in the fourth round of the draft,Authentic Ricky Wagner Jersey,Cohen has always been a YouTube highlight video waiting to happen. Playing in the preseason improved those skills,womens Ricky Wagner Jersey, but more importantly,he said his knowledge of the game took another step forward.

go out there and make some plays.” ,“I feel like my overall understanding of the offense has improved,Authentic T.J. Lang Jersey,” Cohen said. “I’ve really been getting in the flow of things, they’ve really been teaching me a lot. So I’m really understanding the game more. I’m ready to get my rookie season under my belt, following Jordan and Benny (Cunningham)

Shaheen and the other members of Chicago’s rookie class.,For the rookies, the real test is about to begin. Surviving training camp as a first-year player is a challenge in itself, an exciting challenge for Cohen, but nothing will be harder than showing off skills against other professionals. Every snap is a new opportunity for a rookie to show they belongwomens Eric Ebron Jersey

“Every time I step on the field I feel it’s a prove-it moment,” Cohen said. “So that’s just really what I carry with me, so like it induces me to perform.”womens Darren Fells Jersey

” Shaheen added. “That’s what I did every game,“I’ve got a lot to improve on, tried to get better and better and more comfortable out there. I made some good strides but still got a long way to go.”

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Notebook: Wyoming football looks to keep its defense off the field against Texas State

The Wyoming football team has its bye next week, but the Cowboys defense could use some rest this Saturday.

The defense has spent a combined 72 minutes, playing 173 downs in the process. The Oregon Ducks ran 95 plays against Wyoming, 1 second on the field its last two games, the most by a Cowboy opponent in regulation since 2004,womens Christian Kirksey Jersey, and Hawaii took the Pokes to overtime while running 30 more plays than them.

“Well,womens Golden Tate III Jersey,” Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said. “Possessions come about. ... But Hawaii did a nice job. We had them backed up a couple times on third down and long. Their quarterback really did a nice job making some plays. Certainly,womens Haloti Ngata Jersey, there’s a give and take within the flow of a football game,womens Eric Ebron Jersey, we can play better.

“And then I think we need to establish more drives on offense, and we’re going to clean some things up this week. I think our guys are going out there and working hard in practice. To stay on the field a little bit more offensively is going to even that balance out.”

Wyoming’s offense struggled overall against Oregon and shot itself in the foot at times against Hawaii,womens Greg Robinson Jersey, dropping passes and losing yards on a pair of Austin Conway reverses. Wyoming failed to convert on more than a third of its third downs in either game.

On the flip side, while Hawaii converted on six of 15 third-down opportunities and two of three fourth downs. On one Hawaii drive,Authentic Darren Fells Jersey, Oregon converted on nine of 17 third downs and one of two fourth downs, the Rainbow Warriors had two successful fourth down attempts.

” Bohl said. “We gave up a lot of yards. The positive thing was we got the two turnovers,“We’re certainly getting a lot of repetition on defense, and then we kept points off the board for the most part.”

the Rainbow Warriors only averaged 5.8 yards per play to the Cowboys’ 5.6,Despite the fact that Hawaii outgained Wyoming by 181 yards, thanks to the discrepancy of plays. Wyoming’s two interceptions were the game’s only turnovers.,womens T.J. Lang Jersey

Hawaii’s yards per play average was its lowest of the season, as were its 21 points and 450 total yards of offense.Authentic Ricky Wagner Jerse

The Cowboys currently rank 106th in the country in third-down conversions and are tied for 105th in time of possession. Saturday,Authentic Christian Kirksey Jersey, which is allowing opponents to convert on just 27.5 percent of third downs,Authentic Golden Tate III Jersey, Wyoming hosts Texas State,Authentic Haloti Ngata Jersey, 17th in the country.

which,Authentic Eric Ebron Jersey,Wyoming had a 97-yard touchdown on a Tyler Hall kick return,Authentic Greg Robinson Jersey,y, while positive for the Cowboys on the scoreboard,womens Ricky Wagner Jerseydidn’t do them any favors in the time of possession battle as their defense went immediately back out onto the field.

Bohl said Wednesday at practice that Marcus Epps would play Saturday despite a knee injury suffered by the team captain in overtime of the Hawaii game. The junior safety was in a red non-contact jersey at practice. Bohl also said cornerback Antonio Hull (quad contusion) is “unlikely to highly unlikely” to play.

Bohl said,Redshirt freshman Jace Webb will start over Cole Turner,womens Darren Fells Jersey, though Turner was listed as injured right guard Kaden Jackson’s backup. Jackson and left guard Ryan Cummings will miss the game with a knee injury and concussion, respectively.

Defensive end Shiloh Windsor (concussion) remains out of practice,Authentic T.J. Lang Jersey, and Bohl said junior defensive tackle Sidney Malauulu would be out for “quite a while” with a knee injury, leading to more playing time for true freshmen Ravontae Holt and Javaree Jackson.

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Bears rookie Eddie Jackson taking lessons learned at Alabama to NFL

I’m sure some thought his football career had endured a huge setback. Not Eddie Jackson.,When Eddie Jackson broke his leg against Texas A&M last October

Eddie Jackson is a warrior.

I’m sure some thought his football career had endured a huge setback. Not Eddie Jackson.,When Eddie Jackson broke his leg against Texas A&M last October

Eddie Jackson is a warrior.

and I dealt with injuries before,“It was tough,” Jackson said after his Chicago Bears played Tennessee during the exhibition season. “I tore my ACL my late freshman year in college. So it’s frustrating, just having to tell yourself that, ‘It’s not over.’, really

especially at a time when you feel like you’re on top of everything,“You just got to fight back, now you’re like, but I mean the outcome is better.”, ‘Man — everyone forgetting about me.’ So it was frustrating

Jackson’s outcome was indeed better.

John Fox and the Chicago Bears drafted him in the fourth round even though he hadn’t played a minute of college football since his injury in October. That chance has paid off so far.

Fox has praised Jackson throughout the preseason.

“He’s very football-aware,womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey, meaning he plays the ball very well.”,womens Terrance Williams Jersey,” Fox told reporters. “He’s got a good football IQ. He has learned our defense very quickly. He is a natural centerfielder

The same guy who a year ago who was worried about people forgetting him now is making a name for himself. I asked how playing for Nick Saban at Alabama had helped his ability to win a starting job at safety as a rookie for the Bears.

“One of the biggest things was the competition at Alabama, and there’s a lot of competition here to deal with day-in and day-out,Authentic La'el Collins Jersey, and just learning everything you can from the older guys,” Jackson said. “We had a lot of competition at ‘Bama to deal with day-in and day-out,womens Benson Mayowa Jersey, and everything will fall into place.”, put the work in and you do that and you just keep moving forward,Authentic James Hanna Jersey, so attacking and approaching the game with a positive mindset, and going out there and not trying to be bigger than anyone else. Just play your role

Jackson’s future in the NFL looks bright. He was a dominant force at Alabama, Eddie Jackson is not soon to be forgotten., and his training camp and preseason with the Bears have proven his talents will transition to pro football. NopeAuthentic Orlando Scandrick Jersey, ‘

and I dealt with injuries before,“It was tough,” Jackson said after his Chicago Bears played Tennessee during the exhibition season. “I tore my ACL my late freshman year in college. So it’s frustrating, just having to tell yourself that, ‘It’s not over.’,Authentic Demarcus Lawrence Jersey, really

especially at a time when you feel like you’re on top of everything,Authentic Terrance Williams Jersey“You just got to fight back,womens Stephen Paea Jersey,womens La'el Collins Jersey, now you’re like, but I mean the outcome is better.”,Authentic Benson Mayowa Jersey,Man — everyone forgetting about me.’ So it was frustrating

Jackson’s outcome was indeed better.

John Fox and the Chicago Bears drafted him in the fourth round even though he hadn’t played a minute of college football since his injury in October. That chance has paid off so far.

Fox has praised Jackson throughout the preseason.,Authentic Stephen Paea Jersey,

“He’s very football-aware, meaning he plays the ball very well.”,womens Orlando Scandrick Jersey,womens James Hanna Jersey,” Fox told reporters. “He’s got a good football IQ. He has learned our defense very quickly. He is a natural centerfielder

The same guy who a year ago who was worried about people forgetting him now is making a name for himself. I asked how playing for Nick Saban at Alabama had helped his ability to win a starting job at safety as a rookie for the Bears.

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Bears' rookie Jackson ready to start at safety

Less than 11 months ago, Eddie Jackson suffered a fractured left leg returning a punt for Alabama against Texas A&M.

Sunday he's scheduled to be the Bears' starting safety against the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field.

202-pound safety slid into the fourth round of the draft,Authentic Jack Doyle Jersey,The 6-foot,Authentic Adam Vinatieri Jersey, partly because his injury prevented him from working out at the Scouting Combine or even at Alabama's pro day. But his smooth transition to the NFL is making him look more and more like one of the better bargains in the draft.

Considering the Bears' recent history of mediocrity at the safety position, Jackson fills a gaping hole. Bears scouts and GM Ryan Pace believed that Jackson's skill set and potential outweighed the injury. Playing him alongside wily veteran safety Quintin Demps provides an optimum mix of youth and experience.

" Pace said. "He's got natural instincts and anticipation. That's something back there that we've been looking for for a while now,Authentic Anthony Castonzo Jersey,"What we saw in the (pre-) draft (evaluation) is his ball skills jump out right away,Authentic Darius Butler Jersey, and I think he pairs really well with Demps.

and the emerging rookie with Jackson. You can just see him anticipate routes,womens Darius Butler Jersey,"We've got the savvy vet with Demps,womens Jacoby Brissett Jersey, break on things early and just have a great feel and natural instincts back there. (The moment) is not too big for him. He plays with a confidence and swagger that's refreshing to see in a young player."

That self-confidence is understated in the soft-spoken Jackson. He's familiar with performing on a bigger stage early. He moved into the starting lineup as a cornerback for the Crimson Tide as a true freshman.

coming to practice every day wanting to get better,"I'm just approaching every day ready to work," Jackson said. "You don't feel complacent and don't feel like you're better than anyone. You just keep working and looking up to the older guys."

Jackson has used to his advantage the experience of the Bears' older defensive backs, especially Demps.

'Stay on your keys," Jackson said. "He sent me a text, 'Study film at least 20 minutes a night.' He's been around the game for a long time. He treats me like a little brother and he always tells me,"He's helped me a lot,' and he says to make sure my mind is fresh.",womens Adam Vinatieri Jersey,

Jackson doesn't need any help with the physical aspect of the game. His ability to make game-changing plays with the ball in his hands is one of his strongest attributes.

he picked off 6 passes,womens Denzelle Good Jersey,That athleticism jumped off the screen when the Bears watched his tape. As a junior,womens Frank Gore Jersey, returned 2 of them for touchdowns and averaged 38.3 yards per return. Last year he averaged 23.0 yards on 11 punt returns and brought 2 of them back for touchdowns.

But Jackson had to demonstrate more than athleticism to become the only Bears rookie in the starting lineup.

"Eddie has a good background and obviously has a good football IQ,womens Jack Doyle Jersey" coach John Fox said. "That's what enables guys to come in and learn and grasp and execute under pressure.

their football acumen, regardless of position, it speaks to that (intelligence). It's their work ethic,"For any rookie to earn a starting position,Authentic Jacoby Brissett Jersey,Authentic Calais Campbell Jersey, and how fast they adjust."

who started in all four of his years at Alabama,womens Calais Campbell Jersey,The transition to the highest level of football hasn't been difficult for Jackson, matching up with top SEC talent.

"He's played a lot of high-level college football," Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. "The game hasn't been too big for him at this point."womens Anthony Castonzo Jersey,

So he won't be a star-struck rookie, but Jackson doesn't trivialize the importance of Sunday's game.Authentic Frank Gore Jersey,

" he said. "This is the NFL,"That was college,Authentic Denzelle Good Jersey, so it's a big difference."

But not too big for the Bears' only rookie starter.

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Bears center Cody Whitehair serious about wanting to be the best

Raised on a farm in Kansas,womens Kenny Vaccaro Jersey, Cody Whitehair is accustomed to being at work before 6 a.m.

By that standard, what he did during the five-plus weeks the Bears had off between the end of the offseason program and reporting to training camp was a vacation.

Kan.,womens Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey, he lifted weights and got in a little work on the field. He was done by 11 or so,Whitehair was at Halas Hall almost daily to work out. In the building by about 8 a.m., hardly the kind of 12-hour days he put in as a teenager in Abilene

but he spent most of his time honing his craft and preparing his body for the rigors of the season., Whitehair was intent on showing up at camp ready to use that as a springboard to better things. He and his wife got away briefly to Lake Geneva,Coming off a strong first season in which he was named to all-rookie teams, Wis.

ladder drills,Weights, jump rope. Firing out of his stance. His dedication couldn't have escaped the coaching staff.

there are a ton of things you can do. Just to keep it fresh in your mind.", you're going to come back rusty,"If you take five weeks off," Whitehair said. "If you can just keep your footwork down via drills

he's interjecting himself more in conversations and being more vocal on the field., he's also comfortable taking more of a leadership role, critical for the center,Not only did Whitehair arrive in top shape, the traffic cop of the offensive line. While teammates rarely heard him speak last summer and throughout the 2016 season

"He's done a great job," left guard Kyle Long said. "He is getting more comfortable speaking up. We've had leaders here before that are centers and we've seen those guys have great success. It will be continued success."

New offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn figured he was inheriting a center who is all business when he was hired in January. Washburn was on the Dolphins staff a year ago and recalled an interview he conducted with Whitehair at the scouting combine.womens Thomas Morstead Jersey,

and it was good that he did because the dude was right up in my grill answering my questions.",womens Max Unger Jersey," Washburn said. "We were sitting in chairs and I thought, 'My gosh,womens Josh Hill Jersey,"He was like 5 inches from my face,womens Coby Fleener Jersey, this guy is so intense.' He had chewing gum

and keep in mind a really good center can last longer than a featured back.,313-yard rookie season. The emergence of Whitehair,womens Will Lutz Jersey, whom they drafted in the second round after trading down twice,The brightest spot in the wreckage of the Bears' three-win season was running back Jordan Howard's 1, has to be next

he allowed only one sack last season., so he's still very new to the position. He succeeded initially because he is intelligent,Whitehair did not play a down of center at Kansas State, possesses that work ethic developed in the fields and has good movement skills and strength. According to STATSwomens Zach Strief Jersey,

Washburn forecasts natural improvement this season. ,Authentic Zach Strief Jersey,Whitehair will understand defenses that were new to him last year. He's better prepared for the games defensive lines play. He has a better understanding of angles.

" Washburn said. "It's really not that. You are still on a progression from Year 1 to Year 2. You have to do the basics well,"A lot of guys in their second year are going to think they have to do too much and they have to be all of this, and I know that is cliche but that really is what it's about for these guys."Authentic Josh Hill Jersey,

Whitehair was thrown into the position last August after Hroniss Grasu suffered a torn ACL during the Soldier Field practice. He was learning on the go as fast as he could and leaning on veterans, especially Josh Sitton.Authentic Kenny Vaccaro Jersey,

he gathered tape of other centers and studied. Whitehair watched Alex Mack of the FalconsAuthentic Coby Fleener Jersey,,When things slowed down in the offseason, Travis Frederick of the Cowboys and Ryan Kalil of the Panthers.

work. It will come.," he said. "I just asked myself, 'How can I get to that point?' Authentic Thomas Morstead Jersey,It takes time,"I studied some of those top guys that do things great and make it look so easy, experience

"That is my ultimate goal,Authentic Max Unger Jersey, to be the best. There are steps to get there and there are some older guys in the league that are doing an outstanding job too. Hopefully one day I can get there."

Whitehair sprinted the 20 yards or so to the end zone. He jumped to hip-bump the 5-foot-6Authentic Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey,After rookie Tarik Cohen broke off a long run along the sideline Sunday for a touchdown in a red-zone drill, 181-pound running back and sent Cohen sprawling to the turf.

The super serious guy Washburn met at the combine was having some fun. Authentic Will Lutz Jersey,There will be time for him to clean up the touchdown celebrations. You know Whitehair will put in the work.

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What will the Bears lose without Kevin White?

Tere’s the thing about what appears to be Kevin White’s regularly scheduled season-ending injury:

You can’t say it makes the Bears much worse because you don’t have much of an idea what kind of player White is.

Besides being an oft-injured player. I mean,Authentic adidas Ryan Getzlaf jersey, he could be the likeness for a sports version of the board game “Operation."

You know the kind of player White was supposed to be – the key word being supposed. He was supposed to be a No. 1 receiver. He was supposed to bust coverages. He was supposed to outmuscle defensive backs. He was supposed to make the Bears offense dangerous.

perhaps his third season-ending injury in his third season,adidas Shane Doan jersey,But he was playing in just his fifth NFL game Sunday when he suffered a fractured shoulder blade and will be placed on injured reserve again,adidas Oliver Ekman-Larsson jersey, and he hadn’t lived up to his billing.

although maybe on the Bears it has been,He hasn’t averaged 10 yards per reception and has no career TDs. That doesn’t seem hard to replace, which is a different category of sad.

White wasn’t good enough that he’ll be missed. He had become just another guy. He’ll be replaced by just another guy. And even if the play of Tanner Gentry doesn’t live up to the buzz of the cult of Tanner Gentry,Fact is, the rookie can’t be less effective than the first-round draft choice. Talk about sad.

White’s drop on a slant earlier in Sunday’s game underscored the fact he doesn’t have particularly good hands – certainly not good enough to make up for the speed he’s lost because of leg injuries — and he didn’t show he knew how to use his height and weight advantage to get open.

and even if it isn’t,Some of that is technique on which White would be expected to improve. Some of it is bad luck. All of it is a shame and none of that figures to matter now because this likely will be the last of him as a Bear, White is a big favorite to become a poster child for potential unmet.

Wasn’t Adam Shaheen supposed to be the big red-zone target who made game-changing plays in situations such as first-and-goal from the 5 in the final minute? Is he a result of bad scouting by Ryan Pace or bad coaching by John Fox’s staff? Web poll!

Anytime the Bears defense wants to take the ball away, fine by me.

they were just sleeping and waiting for the worst possible time to throw up all over a quality effort. This wasn’t Chris Conte against the Packers,womens Trey Hendrickson Jersey,The Bears coverage issues deep weren’t dead,Authentic Cam Fowler jersey, but you can see it from here.

If you believe the trend is your friend,Authentic Corey Perry jersey,then the Bears should’ve won Sunday because Super Bowl losers since 2000 had been 5-12 in their openers the following year.

Looks like someone gave Kris Bryant one of those T-shirts that reads “Try Not To Suck in September.’’Authentic Ryan Kesler jersey

And there’s Kyle Schwarber offering a potential T-shirt slogan after homering in the Cubs’ 8-3 win over the Mets: “It’s fun to be us now.’’

But not if you’re Justin Wilson.

The 2018 MLB schedule was released Tuesday. The Brewers already are checking to see which games the Cubs will push back.

Notre Dame interim coach Brian Kelly doesn’t seem to find postgame answers any more successfully than he finds ways to win one-possession games.adidas Corey Perry jersey,

The more painful the loss suffered by the sanctimonious frauds in South Bend,Authentic Shane Doan jersey, the more I want to see another one top it.

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You know the kind of player White was supposed to be – the key word being supposed. He was supposed to be a No. 1 receiver. He was supposed to bust coverages. He was supposed to outmuscle defensive backs. He was supposed to make the Bears offense dangerous.adidas Cam Fowler jersey,

perhaps his third season-ending injury in his third season,But he was playing in just his fifth NFL game Sunday when he suffered a fractured shoulder blade and will be placed on injured reserve again, and he hadn’t lived up to his billing.adidas Ryan Kesler jersey

although maybe on the Bears it has been,He hasn’t averaged 10 yards per reception and has no career TDs. That doesn’t seem hard to replace, which is a different category of sad.

White wasn’t good enough that he’ll be missed. He had become just another guy. He’ll be replaced by just another guy. And even if the play of Tanner Gentry doesn’t live up to the buzz of the cult of Tanner Gentry,Fact is, the rookie can’t be less effective than the first-round draft choice. Talk about sad.adidas Ryan Getzlaf jersey,

White’s drop on a slant earlier in Sunday’s game underscored the fact he doesn’t have particularly good hands – certainly not good enough to make up for the speed he’s lost because of leg injuries — and he didn’t show he knew how to use his height and weight advantage to get open.Authentic Adrian Peterson Jersey,

and even if it isn’t,Authentic Trey Hendrickson Jersey,Some of that is technique on which White would be expected to improve. Some of it is bad luck. All of it is a shame and none of that figures to matter now because this likely will be the last of him as a Bear,womens Adrian Peterson Jersey,White is a big favorite to become a poster child for potential unmet.

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Scouting report for Packers' Week 3 opponent: Bengals defense

they will be without one of their better defenders in linebacker Vontaze Burfict.,When the Cincinnati Bengals line up to face off against the Packers offense Sunday

will miss Sunday’s matchup. Aside from being a quality linebacker,Burfict, Burfict is a tone-setter. Former Packers and Bengals linebacker AJ Hawk said on the Pardon My Take podcast that Burfict is a one-of-a-kind linebacker who plays with a fire that cannot be extinguished., whose suspension for a rough hit over the middle in the preseason was reduced to three games

Cincinnati features a star along the line of scrimmage in Geno Atkins.,Outside of Burfict

” McCarthy said Wednesday.,“He will be one of the best players we play against this year

but he’s not being hyperbolic about the veteran defender.,That’s quite the compliment from the Packers’ coachAuthentic Alex Mack Jersey,

but the talent in Cincinnati can’t go unnoticed. In the NFL,The Packers are favored by nine, there are very few truly bad teams.

15th season. Guenther took over after Mike Zimmer accepted a position as the head coach in Minnesota. Guenther adopted Zimmer’s 4-3 base defense. In his 4-3,Defensive Coordinator: Paul Guenther, pressure is predicated upon the four up front; don’t expect a heavy blitz package.womens Jared Veldheer Jersey

” Guenther said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “To me,“When you are playing the (Tom) Bradys and (Aaron) Rodgers you are taking a calculated risk that if you are not going to get home and they are going to get you blocked up there is a good chance a big play could happen, when you watch the Super Bowl and some of the games when you get into the playoffs,Authentic Tyvon Branch Jersey, it’s four-man rush that wins. I would say 80 percent of them.”

Even though the Packers are familiar with Zimmer’s – and by extension Guenther’s – system, the unfamiliar opponent aspect always creates a sense of unease. Rodgers preached as much in Wednesday’s post-practice media availability.womens Frostee Rucker Jersey

so we’re going to spend extra time going through their film study,Authentic Jared Veldheer Jersey,“It’s an uncommon opponent,” Rodgers said.

Defensive Line: The line starts with human snowplow Geno Atkins (6-1,womens Josh Mauro Jersey, 300). Atkins’ play last week resembled Mike Daniels’ work against Seattle in week one.

Seen above during the first drive,womens Corey Peters Jersey, Atkins rushes straight through the left guard and plants him into the ground. No. 97 possesses rare power and plays with great leverage.

Lane Taylor will have to be on his game, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Packers run away from Atkins. Opposite Atkins is NT Pat Sims (6-2,womens Jermaine Gresham Jersey,womens Alex Mack Jersey, 330). Sims’ weight makes him a bulwark against the run, 272, he got beat setting a soft edge a few times on outside runs. Veteran Carlos Dunlap (6-6, 4.75) was banged up last week (he was listed as a “limited” practice participant Wednesday), but he gave the Packers fits in their last meeting. He’s older (30 years old), so his arrow is trending downward and is still listed as questionable at the publication of this story. His backup is rookie Jordan Willis (6-4, 255), 4.71) bookends the left side. Similar in size to Johnson, but he also is limited athletically. It depends upon what shape he’s in as to how much damage he will do. It’ll be unlikely to see him in on obvious passing downs. Michael Johnson (6-7, who was liked by scouts coming out of Kansas State.Authentic Dontari Poe Jersey,  Last Thursday, Dunlap uses his length to beat defenders. In terms of depth, 280, the Bengals list Andrew Billings (6-1, 325) and Ryan Glasgow (6-3, 302). Glasgow is the only one who flashed between the two in last week’s film review.

Rodgers told reporters he thought this was a quality defensive unit. “[With] their fronts, they do a good job of mixing things up. They don’t have a lot of tendencies on defense,From the Packers’ perspective,” Rodgers said.Authentic Jermaine Gresham Jersey,

Linebackers: With Burfict gone, 250). Rey isn’t going to wow anyone, but he’s stayed healthy throughout his career and will be expected to play with limited mistakes. In the middle,womens Tyvon Branch Jersey,240, 4.81) signed with the Bengals on a one-year,Authentic Josh Mauro Jersey,in steps reliable veteran backup Vincent Rey (6-0, former Arizona Cardinal Kevin Minter (6-0,Authentic Frostee Rucker Jersey,prove it deal. He will quarterback the defense. After cutting ties with Rey Maualuga, Minter steps in as a coverage upgrade. Minter’s speed could hinder his ability to cover speedier TEs and receivers.Authentic Corey Peters Jersey,

At the other outside linebacker position is Nick Vigil (6-2,womens Dontari Poe Jersey, Vigil looked active against Houston. He’s certainly willing to stick his nose in there and make a hit. Behind Vigil is rookie Carl Lawson (6-2, 4.68). Teammate of Kyler Fackrell’s in college and drafted one spot ahead of him (No. 87), 261, 239, 4.67), who played DL in college and whose role seems to be to rush the passer from the linebacker position.

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Dalton back in form as new Bengals coordinator calls plays

had a hand in four touchdowns,Authentic Tyler Seguin jersey,Andy Dalton completed 16 throws in a row,womens Tyrann Mathieu Jersey, and finished with the second-highest passer rating of his career.

The Bengals’ decision to change offensive coordinators has made a huge difference in the quarterback.

Dalton is back in form now that Bill Lazor is putting together the game plan and calling the plays. Dalton threw four touchdown passes for only the fourth time in his career during a 31-7 victory in Cleveland on Sunday.

His re-emergence gives the Bengals (1-3) some hope that they could pull out of their dismal start and get back into the AFC North race.

They trail the Steelers (3-1) by two games as they prepare to host Buffalo (3-1),womens Mike Iupati Jersey, which leads the AFC East.

” coach Marvin Lewis said Monday. ”That’s what we said we were going to do,”We’ve changed, and Bill’s done a great job with that.”

The question is whether they waited too long. No 0-3 Bengals team has finished a season with a winning record, so history is against them.

Coordinator Ken Zampese was fired after the Bengals failed to score a touchdown in their first two games.adidas Nick Foligno jersey,

with the Bengals averaging only 4.3 yards per play. In the past two games,Dalton had four interceptions and a fumble during the 0-2 start, it’s been 5.3 per play.

who was under heavy pressure in the first two games and had a combined passer rating of 47.2,The biggest change is in Dalton, lowest in the NFL.

In the past two games,adidas Scott Hartnell jersey, he’s thrown for six touchdowns without an interception for a rating of 138.2.

Lazor’s priority was getting Dalton back into a comfort zone. Receiver A.J. Green complained that under Zampese,Authentic Sergei Bobrovsky jersey, the team’s playmakers weren’t getting involved enough in the passing game. Lazor’s game plans have included a lot of low-risk throws early so Dalton and the entire offense can get into a flow.

Dalton completed 16 consecutive passes and finished 25 of 30 for 286 yards. The previous time he threw four touchdown passes in a game was 2013 against Minnesota. His only higher rating was 146.8 against the Browns in Cleveland during the 2015 season,Authentic Jamie Benn jersey,In Cleveland,Authentic Tyrann Mathieu Jersey, when Dalton led the AFC in passer rating.

”I think guys are comfortable with what we’re doing,” Dalton said. ”I think that’s what it comes down to and guys are playing with more confidence. We have to keep getting better.”,womens Carson Palmer Jersey

The problems aren’t all fixed. The line remains an issue – Dalton has been sacked 14 times, tied for fourth-most in the NFL. The running game has been held under 100 yards in three games and ranks 23rd overall.Authentic Carson Palmer Jersey,

If Dalton can put together a stretch of good games, there’s a chance to make the season interesting after the 0-3 start.,Authentic Nick Foligno jersey,”

our offense is flowing.”, he has had high completions and good yardage,”The last two weeks,” receiver Brandon LaFell said. ”When he is out there goingadidas Sergei Bobrovsky jersey,

KEEP ROTATING: Lewis indicated the Bengals will continue their unusual arrangement of rotating tackles. Andre Smith started at left tackle for Cedric Ogbuehi and was in for 45 of their 64 plays. Jake Fisher started at right tackle and was in for 52 plays. Ogbuehi had 31 plays.adidas Tyler Seguin jersey,

The line’s struggles have contributed significantly to the 1-3 start. Teams prefer to have a set line, but the rotation at tackle is the best they can do for now.adidas Jamie Benn jersey,

”It’s just what it is,Authentic Scott Hartnell jersey Lewis said.

BURFICT’S RETURN: Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 52 of the 65 plays – 80 percent – in his return from a three-game NFL suspension for his latest egregious hit. He had six tackles,Authentic Mike Iupati Jerseysecond to linebacker Nick Vigil for the team lead. Lewis expects Burfict to be capable of playing a full game against the Bills.

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Game 2 starter Jake Fisher loves playing for Ducks

Jake Fisher is loving life on Long Island. So much so, that the Ducks relatively new left-handed pitcher said that he would like to play a full season in Central Islip next year.

said. “I love it here. I love the team. I love [manager] Kevin Baez and [pitching coach] Billy Horn. Everybody has been really nice. I appreciate all the situations that I’ve been given.”,” Fisher,“Absolutely, 27

struck out nine and walked two in a 6-1 win over the Somerset Patriots., who was acquired by the Ducks in a Sept. 8 trade with Windy City of the Independent Frontier League,And what’s not to love? Fisher, pitched himself into Ducks playoff lore last Friday with a complete-game gem in Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series. He allowed one run and six hits

A three-run first inning on Friday put the Ducks in the drivers seat.

it boosts your confidence and helps settle the nerves.”,womens Tom Brady Jersey,” Fisher said. “I just focused on making each pitch at the present time. Obviously,womens Brandin Cooks Jersey,“I wasn’t worried about the outcome,womens Dwayne Allen Jersey, every time your offense comes out and puts up a crooked number in the first inning

who pitched to a 2.76 ERA in two regular season starts,Fisher,womens Stephon Gilmore Jersey, will start Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series against the York Revolution Thursday night at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.

” Fisher said. “I haven’t been here for a very long time,“I’m definitely excited to get to throw here on Long Island,Authentic Michael Thomas Jersey, but I’ve enjoyed the starts I’ve had here at home and I am looking forward to this one.”

Fisher had to rely on detailed scouting reports from Baez and Horn,Authentic Alex Anzalone Jersey,Fisher’s inexperience in the Atlantic League only made his playoff performance more impressive. Having never faced Somerset hitters before Game 3,womens Trey Hendrickson Jersey, as well as trusting catcher Alex Burg to order up the perfect combination of pitches to fool Somerset.

basically,“We’ll just go over the lineup and say ‘hey look,’” Burg said. “But, these are the guys who are not going to beat us and this is what these guys like to do, we stay at his strengths. We stay doing exactly what he likes to do and it’s been working really effectively so far.”

Fisher agreed.,Authentic Drew Brees Jersey

the results show.”,” he said. “When I do shake him off,“I haven’t had to shake him off, it’s not because of his pitch call. It’s because I feel shaking off mixes up the hitter. He’s done a great job. Obviouslywomens Alex Anzalone Jersey,

it boosts your confidence and helps settle the nerves.”,” Fisher said. “I just focused on making each pitch at the present time. Obviously,Authentic Tom Brady Jersey,“I wasn’t worried about the outcome,Authentic Brandin Cooks Jersey, every time your offense comes out and puts up a crooked number in the first inning

who pitched to a 2.76 ERA in two regular season starts,Authentic Dwayne Allen Jersey,Fisher,Authentic Stephon Gilmore Jerseywill start Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series against the York Revolution Thursday night at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.

” Fisher said. “I haven’t been here for a very long time,“I’m definitely excited to get to throw here on Long Island,womens Drew Brees Jersey, but I’ve enjoyed the starts I’ve had here at home and I am looking forward to this one.”

Fisher had to rely on detailed scouting reports from Baez and Horn,womens Michael Thomas Jersey,Fisher’s inexperience in the Atlantic League only made his playoff performance more impressive. Having never faced Somerset hitters before Game 3, as well as trusting catcher Alex Burg to order up the perfect combination of pitches to fool Somerset.

basically,Authentic Trey Hendrickson Jersey,“We’ll just go over the lineup and say ‘hey look,’” Burg said. “But, these are the guys who are not going to beat us and this is what these guys like to do, we stay at his strengths. We stay doing exactly what he likes to do and it’s been working really effectively so far.”

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis to wide receiver A.J. Green: 'Go win the game'

20-16 victory over Buffalo on Sunday.,womens Tom Compton Jersey,It’s easier to do after a hard

unable to think of another time in his football life where he was responsible for three turnovers but also dominated the way he did with seven catches for 189 yards.,He shook his head through

Tyler Kroft looked down the row of lockers at the second wave of cameras and microphones circling Green and smiled as well.

“He’s obviously one of the best players I’ve ever seen,” the Bengals tight end said. “We know who he is and how he can play. No one is going to be harder on A.J. than he is on himself.”, let alone been around

It was quite the day for Green, including a 77-yard touchdown to open the scoring. It matched the fourth-longest touchdown catch of his career., which opened with him catching three passes for 99 yards

however.,Something happened in the second and third quarters

Buffalo Bills strong safety Micah Hyde (23) intercepts a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) in the second quarter of the NFL Week 5 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, 2017. (Photo: Sam Greene), Oct. 8

He left the ground to haul in an Andy Dalton pass, scoring a touchdown on their next series.,womens Colton Schmidt Jersey, and the ball deflected off his hands and into the waiting arms of Buffalo safety Micah Hyde. The Bills capitalized

only to see it bounce off his chest into the arms of Bills safety Jordan Poyer. On that next series,womens Eric Wood Jersey, Dalton fired a ball to Green, the Bengals’ defense forced Buffalo to punt it away. Eight plays later,Authentic Kendall Wright Jersey,On the Bengals’ first possession of the third quarter, Dalton hit Green over the middle of the field,womens Quintin Demps Jersey, but as he fought into the red zone Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander hit him in the shoulder and knocked the ball free.

As Poyer turned and raced upfield, disgusted with himself.,womens Dion Sims JerseyGreen stood

“Three balls; I had all three turnovers, who emphasized the two interceptions were straight drops on his part. “It sucks. But the defense bailed us out. Andy bailed me out a lot of times. (Brandon LaFell) and (Kroft) making big catches in this type of weather when we needed. They saved my butt today. The whole team saved my butt today.”,” said Green

Analysis: Young Cincinnati Bengals learn to finish

to take a 13-10 lead.,The Bills managed a field goal off that turnover,womens Deonte Thompson Jersey

“I’ve been around him for a long time and things like that don’t happen to him often, who was also Green’s teammate at the University of Georgia.,” said Bengals guard Clint Boling

Bengals wide receivers coach James Urban didn’t need to say anything to Green. Neither did his quarterback.

Marvin Lewis had a question though. And a statement.Authentic Dion Sims Jersey,

“Are you OK?”

” Green replied.,“I am coach

“Then go win the game.”Authentic Mike Glennon Jersey

Six plays later, one-on-one on Bills corner Tre’Davious White – who was the victim in coverage on the 77-yard touchdown and several other of Green’s reception.,Authentic Colton Schmidt Jersey, Dalton saw that Buffalo was going to bring a blitz. He looked out to the right and saw Green

White had his eyes off of Green,Authentic Eric Wood Jersey,Dalton had the ball snapped and Green took off – and the ball was quickly on him.,womens Mike Glennon Jersey,womens Kendall Wright Jersey, checking to make sure he was on the line of scrimmage. In that split second

” Green said.,“I was like,Authentic Quintin Demps Jersey, I’m going to try to lay hands on this thing before he gets his head around,Authentic Tom Compton Jersey,man

hauled it in and got down to the Buffalo 5.,Green adjustedAuthentic Deonte Thompson Jersey

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Where Dalton's Week 1 outing ranks on list of QBR's worst

Andy Dalton wasn't just bad on Sunday. He was all-time bad.

The Bengals quarterback's performance against the Ravens put him on the list of bottom five single-game Total QBR performances in the history of the statistic, which dates back to 2006.

Dalton's traditional numbers were ugly,womens George Iloka Jersey, the down and distance on a quarterback's action plays, too, say, regular passer rating. It considers things such as how credit should be divided among teammates, the strength of the opposing defense,womens Michael Johnson Jersey, but remember that Total QBR condenses much more information into a single number than,Authentic Russell Bodine Jersey, the rushing contributions of a quarterback and whether plays occur in garbage time. For Dalton,womens Ryan Hewitt Jersey, it all added up to disaster on Sunday. But at least he can now say he's on a list with Peyton Manning.

not a counting stat,womens Kevin Huber Jersey,Below we'll count down the five worst single-game QBR performances since 2006 among starters who had at least 20 action plays in their contests. Keep in mind that QBR is a rate stat,Authentic Clint Boling Jersey, as some of these quarterbacks did not last a full game.Authentic Kevin Huber Jersey

Skelton took over for an injured Kevin Kolb in midseason and had started two contests in 2011 before his fateful clash with the Niners that November. Fifteen of Skelton's 20 action plays that day had a negative expected points value, a favorable down and distance, though none could compare to his first-quarter interception. Skelton had second-and-2, and wasn't under duress when he threw a short pass to his left that was intercepted by Patrick Willis. Skelton threw two more picks before he was mercifully benched. The Cardinals lost 23-7.womens Russell Bodine Jersey,

Dorsey was on the field because the quarterbacks in front of him, were out with injuries. By the end of this one, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn,Authentic Michael Johnson Jersey,Authentic Pat Sims Jersey, Dorsey was injured,womens Pat Sims Jersey, too.

though the two sacks he suffered -- quarterbacks receive part of the blame for sacks in QBR -- didn't help,His three interceptions in the game were his three worst plays from an expected points standpoint,Authentic Ryan Hewitt Jersey, either. Dorsey's most damaging interception was a pass just a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage intended for Braylon Edwards that Leon Hall picked off and returned to the house.

Dorsey and the Browns were ultimately outdueled by Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bengals,womens Clint Boling Jersey,14-0. It was the final appearance of Dorsey's NFL career.

Unlike the previous two quarterbacks,Authentic George Iloka Jersey, Dalton is a Week 1 starter and a franchise quarterback. He's proved to be a very good signal-caller for much of his career. But not on Sunday.

Dalton actually had four plays in which he himself cost his team more than a whole expected point. What were they? Interception. Interception. Sack-fumble. Interception.

Oh,womens Vincent Rey Jersey, and he had a fourth interception for good measure. He wasn't under duress for any of those picks.Authentic Vincent Rey Jersey,

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Make or break? Bengals' season could hinge on game vs. Bills

the expectation was that he would immediately lift the run defense to another level.,womens George Iloka Jersey, When Vontaze Burfict returned after his three-game suspension last season

they ran into Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott -- a red-hot rookie who ran all over Cincinnati for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-14 loss to the Cowboys.,Unfortunately for the Bengals

a similar performance by a running back would be a disaster.,With so much resting on this game against the Bills this weekAuthentic Vincent Rey Jersey

The Bills don’t have an Elliott-type rookie this year, and they attempt to run the ball more than anyone in the league., but they do have LeSean McCoy

With Jordan Matthews, one of their top receivers, it’s a good bet they’ll be leaning heavily on the run game again. That’s where the Bengals hope Burfict will make a difference this time.,Authentic Michael Johnson Jersey, out with an injury for the next few weeks

” defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said of Burfict.,Authentic Pat Sims Jersey,“He’s a physical presence in there

but the game against the Bills could be a make-or-break week for their season.,Authentic Russell Bodine Jersey,The Bengals aren’t quite ready to say it out loud yet

That’s what Bengals coach Marvin Lewis alluded to in his post-game speech after the Bengals beat the Browns.

” Lewis told his team. “That could put us... you know where that could put us.","Let's get ready for the Buffalo Bills

Where that could put the Bengals is at 2-3 before their bye week.womens Vincent Rey Jersey

The Bengals,womens Ryan Hewitt Jersey, need this one badly. It would mean they go into their bye week 2-3 before traveling to Pittsburgh to try to chip into the Steelers’ hold on the AFC North., coming off their first win

But the Bills,Authentic Clint Boling Jersey,considered to be in a rebuilding year prior to their surprising 3-1 start, allowing only 13.5 points-per-game., aren’t going to make that easy. They’ll come into Cincinnati with the league’s top-scoring defense

Buffalo is capable of making the Bengals’ inconsistent offense miserable, and Burfict is just one more addition to his bag of tricks this season., and the defense is going to have to pick up the slack. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther figures he’s got the entire unit clicking at just the right timewomens Russell Bodine Jersey

“We've got guys at all three levels of the defense that can play multiple positions because I tell them every week: It's Week 4 and I think every guy on our defense that's been active has played some snaps,” said defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. “So it's like those video games those guys play, and it may be more base snaps or more nickel snaps. I'm happy with where we're at right now.”, the warrior games they play. You've got a bunch of weapons in your bag so each week it might be a different weapon to knock that opponent down

With Jordan Matthews, one of their top receivers,womens Michael Johnson Jersey, it’s a good bet they’ll be leaning heavily on the run game again. That’s where the Bengals hope Burfict will make a difference this time.,womens Pat Sims Jersey,out with an injury for the next few weeks

” defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said of Burfict.,Authentic Ryan Hewitt JerseyHe’s a physical presence in there

but the game against the Bills could be a make-or-break week for their season.,womens Kevin Huber Jersey,The Bengals aren’t quite ready to say it out loud yet

That’s what Bengals coach Marvin Lewis alluded to in his post-game speech after the Bengals beat the Browns.,Authentic Kevin Huber Jersey,“

” Lewis told his team. “That could put us... you know where that could put us.","Let's get ready for the Buffalo Billswomens Clint Boling Jersey,

Where that could put the Bengals is at 2-3 before their bye week.

The Bengals,Authentic George Iloka Jersey,need this one badly. It would mean they go into their bye week 2-3 before traveling to Pittsburgh to try to chip into the Steelers’ hold on the AFC North., coming off their first win

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Joe Mixon feels like a late bloomer compared with the rest of this year’s impressive rookie running back class.

But if you managed to stay patient with him for three whole weeks,womens Nick O'Leary Jersey, it looks like the Cincinnati Bengals are ready to reward you.

Mixon dominated the Bengals’ time-share in Week 3 after they switched from offensive coordinator Ken Zampese to Bill Lazor,womens Jerry Hughes Jersey, running for 62 yards on 18 carries and catching three passes for 39 yards. As ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell wrote, Mixon played 34 offensive snaps compared to 14 for Jeremy Hill and 13 for Giovani Bernard.

Terrell cautioned that the Bengals still will use Mixon and the pass-catching Bernard together a lot. But it certainly looks like the Bengals are ready to make Mixon their leading man with Lazor more intent on spreading out the touches. Terrell said Mixon’s ability to help in both the run game and passing game likely is the reason.

And Terrell pointed out that Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns should be an especially good one. The only two games in which Cincinnati ran for more than 200 yards last season came against Cleveland.

Here are some thoughts from ESPN’s NFL Nation reporters on some other borderline starting running backs:

Isaiah Crowell: ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon said he would keep starting Crowell -- especially in this week’s matchup against the Bengals, who rank 25th in the league against the run.

” McManamon said of Crowell,“Crowell is the same back he was a year ago, with the same burst and explosion and ability to cut, who is averaging just 38 rushing yards per game this year.

The problem is that Cleveland hasn’t yet committed to the run as much as it has talked about doing this season. And it certainly didn’t help when the Browns fell behind the Indianapolis Colts 28-7 last week. Offensive tackle Joe Thomas pointed out that the Browns called 61 pass plays on 78 offensive snaps in that loss.

“That lack of balance will hurt any running back,” McManamon said.,Authentic Jerry Hughes Jersey,

Bilal Powell: This would seemingly be a good week to start Powell since the New York Jets have ruled out fellow running back Matt Forte with turf toe. And ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects that Powell’s production will improve even when Forte returnsAuthentic Nick O'Leary Jersey, How can it not after Powell has run for just 72 yards on 27 carries this year, with five catches for 17 yards?

in part to be less predictable. So with Forte out,However, Cimini cautioned that he doesn’t see anyone becoming a leading man in the Jets’ run game this year. New offensive coordinator John Morton has favored a committee approach at running back, rookie Elijah McGuire’s touches should increase as well.

there still are concerns about total touches since Thompson is a smaller back with a significant injury history -- and since he “would be one of their toughest players to replace if he got hurt,Chris Thompson: The dynamic fourth-year runner/receiver has exploded onto the scene this season and has replaced DeSean Jackson as the Washington Redskins’ game-changer,womens Leonard Johnson Jersey, according to ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim. However,” according to Keim.

Keim said he thinks Thompson will remain in the “10-touch range” after he had seven,womens Charles Clay Jersey,six and 14 touches in the first three games. But he said Washington definitely will keep getting Thompson the ball after he has racked up 119 rushing yards,womens Preston Brown Jersey,231 receiving yards and four touchdowns with those limited touches -- especially since the Redskins have struggled to get their wide receivers involved consistently.

“It would be hard to keep up the TD pace he’s on, but what he’s done thus far is not a fluke,womens Colton Schmidt Jersey,” Keim said.

Wendell Smallwood: Smallwood’s role should definitely increase -- especially as a pass-catcher -- in the wake of Darren Sproles’ season-ending injuries last week. So he could be worth a start in deeper leagues or during bye weeks. But ESPN Philadelphia Eagles reporter Tim McManus said he thinks the committee approach will continue with LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement. So he is skeptical that Smallwood or anyone else will emerge as a true featured back.womens Ramon Humber Jersey

Jamaal Charles: The 30-year-old has been a bigger factor than many expected after bouncing back from two years’ worth of knee issues. And his 5.1 yards per carry ranks fourth in the NFL among qualifying backs. But ESPN Denver Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold doesn’t think the Broncos will “get greedy” by trying to increase his workload too much after their cautious approach with him in the offseason has paid off so far.womens Cordy Glenn Jersey

Legwold thinks the Broncos will stick close to the 20-21 snaps Charles has received in every game so far, especially when running back Devontae Booker returns from injury to add to the crowded backfield led by C.J. Anderson.Authentic Colton Schmidt Jersey

Bilal Powell: This would seemingly be a good week to start Powell since the New York Jets have ruled out fellow running back Matt Forte with turf toe. And ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects that Powell’s production will improve even when Forte returns.Authentic Ramon Humber Jersey, How can it not after Powell has run for just 72 yards on 27 carries this year, with five catches for 17 yards?

in part to be less predictable. So with Forte out,However, Cimini cautioned that he doesn’t see anyone becoming a leading man in the Jets’ run game this year. New offensive coordinator John Morton has favored a committee approach at running back, rookie Elijah McGuire’s touches should increase as well.Authentic Charles Clay Jersey,

there still are concerns about total touches since Thompson is a smaller back with a significant injury history -- and since he “would be one of their toughest players to replace if he got hurt,Chris Thompson: The dynamic fourth-year runner/receiver has exploded onto the scene this season and has replaced DeSean Jackson as the Washington Redskins’ game-changer, according to ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim. However,” according to Keim.Authentic Cordy Glenn Jersey,

Keim said he thinks Thompson will remain in the “10-touch range” after he had seven,Authentic Leonard Johnson Jersey, six and 14 touches in the first three games. But he said Washington definitely will keep getting Thompson the ball after he has racked up 119 rushing yards,Authentic Preston Brown Jersey231 receiving yards and four touchdowns with those limited touches -- especially since the Redskins have struggled to get their wide receivers involved consistently.

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The Broo View: Using Joe Mixon and John Ross more could help mend Bengals' problems

I'm going out on a major limb here: I fully expect the Bengals to score a touchdown Sunday in Green Bay.

it's a crazy thought that may qualify me for therapy. But there I said it. I'll say it again: I fully expect the Bengals to score a touchdown in Green Bay this Sunday.,Authentic Trumaine Johnson Jersey,I know

Great expectations for a team that hasn't found the end zone in its first two games.

nor the promotion of quarterbacks coach Tom Lazor. It has everything to do with the amount of talent the Bengals have. They have a lot more than they've shown so far this season.,But this has nothing to do with the dismissal of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese

The biggest problem the Bengals have is their most obvious -- they don't block very well.womens Mark Barron Jersey,

You can point to the play of their two struggling tackles, but virtually every pass route in the NFL is a timing route. Just because Dalton can get rid of the ball an instant doesn't mean much when a receiver doesn't have time to run the correct route., but Andy Dalton has gotten a lot of pressure from the middle of the pocket. The Bengals have raved about Dalton's "quick release" in the past. That's great

The underlying problem with the Bengals' offense is that it hasn't established a consistent running attack. It managed just 82 yards against the Houston Texans. Against the Baltimore Ravens it was a more anemic 77 yards. In neither game were the Bengals "out of it" and had to throw.

When you can't run, safeties sneak up, you know the rest of the story.,Authentic Ethan Westbrooks Jersey, the box is stacked and the results are... well

how do you fix them? Anyone can point out a problem. The smart guys in the room have solutions.,Authentic Michael Brockers Jersey,So those are the troubles. Now

but it's worth a try.,womens Lamarcus Joyner Jersey,I don't know if any of this will work

First thing to do is bench Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard. Give Joe Mixon the ball 25 times a game. Look,womens Maurice Alexander Jersey, play him.,Authentic Alec Ogletree Jersey,for all of the flak the Bengals took for drafting him -- along with the baggage he brought here -- they might as well play him. It was his game-breaking speed and his ability to break tackles that attracted the Bengals to Mixon. He's here

Hill and Bernard are decent players, this is probably what cost Zampese his job. Lazor shouldn't make the same mistake., but they're not the future. Rotating three running backs into a game is sheer chaos. And more than anything,womens Greg Zuerlein Jersey,

nor the promotion of quarterbacks coach Tom Lazor. It has everything to do with the amount of talent the Bengals have. They have a lot more than they've shown so far this season.,But this has nothing to do with the dismissal of offensive coordinator Ken ZampeseAuthentic Greg Zuerlein Jersey

The biggest problem the Bengals have is their most obvious -- they don't block very well.womens Michael Brockers Jersey

You can point to the play of their two struggling tackles, but virtually every pass route in the NFL is a timing route. Just because Dalton can get rid of the ball an instant doesn't mean much when a receiver doesn't have time to run the correct route., but Andy Dalton has gotten a lot of pressure from the middle of the pocket. The Bengals have raved about Dalton's "quick release" in the past. That's greatAuthentic Mark Barron Jersey,

The underlying problem with the Bengals' offense is that it hasn't established a consistent running attack. It managed just 82 yards against the Houston Texans. Against the Baltimore Ravens it was a more anemic 77 yards. In neither game were the Bengals "out of it" and had to throw.womens Alec Ogletree Jersey,

When you can't run, safeties sneak up,womens Ethan Westbrooks Jersey,you know the rest of the story.,Authentic Lamarcus Joyner Jersey,the box is stacked and the results are... well

how do you fix them? Anyone can point out a problem. The smart guys in the room have solutions.,womens Trumaine Johnson JerseySo those are the troubles. Now

but it's worth a try.,I don't know if any of this will workAuthentic Maurice Alexander Jersey

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K-State defense hopes to continue impressive run Saturday at Texas

Those are a few ways to describe the Kansas State defense.

It’s a unit that entered the season with a solid foundation but questions due to major losses on all three levels with the departures of defensive end Jordan Willis, linebackers Elijah Lee and Charmeachealle Moore and safety Dante Barnett.

The Wildcats are just getting into the meat of the schedule, giving up 308.5 yards and 15.0 points., but through four games the defense is performing at an unexpected level. K-State leads the Big 12 in total defense and scoringwomens Kyle Emanuel Jersey,

K-State has held each of its four opponents to fewer than 21 points, a feat last accomplished 15 years ago and only six times since 1990.womens Brandon Mebane Jersey

“It just shows how gritty our defense is,” cornerback D.J. Reed said. “Our defense is obviously pretty good, we can improve but we’re playing really well as a defensive unit.”, I think. Obviously

K-State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) plays Texas (2-2,womens Jatavis Brown Jersey, ’98 and 2000 teams that had five straight games of allowing 21 points or fewer to start a season., 1-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday looking to join the 1994

“We run to the ball,womens Tyrell Williams Jersey, we’re fast, and if they do score they won’t score again. That’s our mindset. We just want to keep teams out of the end zone.”,Authentic Matt Slauson Jersey,” Reed said. “We just feel like a lot of teams can’t score on us

Is coach Bill Snyder surprised at this level of production?

“Nothing exceeds my expectations, a little bit better,Authentic Drew Kaser Jersey, but we have done some very good things defensively,womens Joe Barksdale Jersey,” Snyder said. “We have some things we still have to work on and get corrected, but not without our faults., but I think we’re making progress. We’ve probably gotten a little bit better, a little bit better throughout

“We had two major plays against us last week which would have made a dynamic difference in the vast amount of improvement made with our defense, and you don’t get them back. It happened so we have to do something about getting that fixed.”,” Snyder said of Baylor touchdowns on a 74-yard run and 70-yard pass. “There was a big play in the running game and a big play in the passing game

Reed noted some areas of improvement that could come into play against Texas, which ranks No. 7 in the Big 12 in total offense (443.5) and scoring (34.5).

“We need to tighten our coverage and be more physical, which we’ve been doing really well.,” he said. “They like to throw a lot of short passes and flares and screens so we have to run to the ball

“If we do our job and run to the ball, and we’re physical we’re going to be successful.”, which is what K-State does,Authentic Corey Liuget Jersey

It’s a unit that entered the season with a solid foundation but questions due to major losses on all three levels with the departures of defensive end Jordan Willis, linebackers Elijah Lee and Charmeachealle Moore and safety Dante Barnett.

The Wildcats are just getting into the meat of the schedule, giving up 308.5 yards and 15.0 points., but through four games the defense is performing at an unexpected level. K-State leads the Big 12 in total defense and scoringAuthentic Brandon Mebane Jersey

K-State has held each of its four opponents to fewer than 21 points, a feat last accomplished 15 years ago and only six times since 1990.

“It just shows how gritty our defense is,” cornerback D.J. Reed said. “Our defense is obviously pretty good,Authentic Jatavis Brown Jersey, we can improve but we’re playing really well as a defensive unit.”,Authentic Tyrell Williams Jersey,I think. Obviously

K-State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) plays Texas (2-2,’98 and 2000 teams that had five straight games of allowing 21 points or fewer to start a season.,womens Matt Slauson Jersey,1-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday looking to join the 1994

“We run to the ball, we’re fast,Authentic Joe Barksdale Jerseyand if they do score they won’t score again. That’s our mindset. We just want to keep teams out of the end zone.”,” Reed said. “We just feel like a lot of teams can’t score on us

Is coach Bill Snyder surprised at this level of production?Authentic Kyle Emanuel Jersey,

“Nothing exceeds my expectations,womens Corey Liuget Jersey, a little bit better, but we have done some very good things defensively,” Snyder said. “We have some things we still have to work on and get corrected, but not without our faults., but I think we’re making progress. We’ve probably gotten a little bit better, a little bit better throughout

“We had two major plays against us last week which would have made a dynamic difference in the vast amount of improvement made with our defense, and you don’t get them back. It happened so we have to do something about getting that fixed.”,” Snyder said of Baylor touchdowns on a 74-yard run and 70-yard pass. “There was a big play in the running game and a big play in the passing gamewomens Drew Kaser Jersey

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Demoted Tennessee QB Quinten Dormady has not quit team

Tennessee junior Quinten Dormady waited two years behind Josh Dobbs before becoming the Vols starting quarterback for the first five games this season.

A change on the depth chart isn’t going to chase off Dormady — at least not yet — as the 6-foot-4, 222-pound Texan was back at practice Tuesday afternoon.

Tennessee elevated redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano to the top of the depth chart this week, and it appears the New Jersey product is in line to make his first career start Saturday against South Carolina.

Vols coach Butch Jones might feel that he needs to make a change after Dormady struggled the past three games. Dormady threw 3 interceptions against Florida, failed to generate a touchdown drive in the second half of a 17-13 win over UMass, and was behind center in the 41-0 loss to Georgia.

Jones declared all starting positions open during the bye week and split the first-team QB repetitions evenly between Guarantano and Dormady.

Vols offensive coordinator Larry Scott made it clear Monday night that a quarterback change could be coming.

“You’ve got to have a guy that can demonstrate a certain level of consistency,Authentic Antonio Gates Jersey, and what we need is somebody to take the next step in that process and really start to be a quarterback.”,Authentic Keenan Allen Jersey, and it has to be continuous consistency — it can’t be this drive here,Authentic Jahleel Addae Jersey, that drive there,Authentic Russell Okung Jersey, and off here and off there,womens Tre Boston Jersey,” Scott said. “I talk to them all the time about, ‘Don’t go play quarterback,Authentic Kenny Wiggins Jersey, be the quarterback.’ With that is a process

A source told SEC Country on Tuesday that Guarantano was elevated to the top of the depth chart. That move triggered speculation and unsubstantiated reports and rumors that Dormady had quit the team.

Things can change quickly in college football,Authentic Younghoe Koo Jersey, indeed.

Dormady opened the season by rallying the Vols from a 28-14 deficit in the fourth quarter to a 42-41 double-overtime victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.womens Jahleel Addae Jersey,

But against Florida two weeks later, Dormady had issues stepping up in the pocket against the rush, and the first of his 3 interceptions was the result of throwing off his back foot.

Dormady later made the costly mistake of calling an audible from the 1-yard line, checking off to a pass that was nearly intercepted. A motion penalty moved the team back 5 yards, and Dormady threw an interception when he and freshman receiver Josh Palmer got their wires crossed on an option route.womens Younghoe Koo Jersey

Dormady’s soft-spoken nature appeared to work against him from that point forward,womens Russell Okung Jersey,  and he was unable to get the offense to rally around him. That was an issue Tennessee coaches had been working with Dormady on since last spring.

In fairness to Dormady, it has been a less-than-ideal situation for a new quarterback. Tennessee has a very inexperienced receiving corps,womens Antonio Gates Jersey, along with a new offensive coordinator and tweaked playbook.

Josh Malone,womens Keenan Allen Jersey,last season’s leading receiver,Authentic Tre Boston Jersey,declared himself eligible for the NFL draft last spring rather than return for his senior season. Junior receiver Jauan Jennings, the Vols’ most experienced and productive skill-position player,womens Spencer Pulley Jersey, suffered what appeared to be a season-ending wrist injury in the season opener.

Senior receiver Josh Smith missed much of spring drills recovering from offseason hernia surgery,womens Kenny Wiggins Jersey,and sophomore receiver Tyler Byrd has been inconsistent and missed a game with an undisclosed injury.

Dormady was accountable for his performance after the 41-0 loss to Georgia, saying he had “errant throws” en route to the 5-of-16 passing performance that netted 64 yards with 2 interceptions before he was lifted in favor of Guarantano.Authentic Spencer Pulley Jersey

Dormady is 76 of 137 passing (.555) for 925 yards with 6 TDs and 6 interceptions, and he has lost 3 fumbles. All eight of Dormady’s turnovers have occurred in the past four games.

If the switch to Guarantano does indeed take place, it could simply represent Jones believing that a more mobile quarterback who can extend plays is a better fit for the Vols. CBS commentator Gary Danielson suggested during the broadcast of the Georgia game that Jones might need to change quarterbacks to shake things up.

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Lyons grad Jake Elliott making waves in NFL as Eagles' clutch kicker

Former Lyons kicker Jake Elliott became an unlikely celebrity by simply doing his job.

The Western Springs native entered the national spotlight after drilling a 61-yard field goal as time expired in the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-24 victory against the New York Giants on Sept. 24.

In the second game of his pro career,Authentic Sammy Watkins Jersey, Elliott kicked the seventh-longest field goal in NFL history — and the longest in team history — to beat a division rival.

Elliott was a fifth-round draft pick out of Memphis by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles signed him off the Bengals' practice squad Sept. 12 after placing Caleb Sturgis (hip) on injured reserve.

Elliott was a tennis and soccer standout at Lyons before giving football a try at the insistence of coach Kurt Weinberg. He went on to break records at Memphis and graduate as the Tigers' all-time leading scorer.

Elliott said his stunning kick was a culmination of years of hard work.

"More than anything,womens Connor Barwin Jersey, I was zoned in and ready for that opportunity," he said. "I have hit from there just kicking on my own but usually don't get team reps that far and don't make my way past 56 to 57 (yards) in pregame warmups."

Elliott,womens Andrew Whitworth Jersey, wearing jersey No. 4, was carried off the field by his two of his teammates after his game-winner. He noted that one of his most memorable experiences was being interviewed by Deion Sanders after the game.

Besides becoming a household name, Elliott also earned some money for charity. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was wearing a mic on the sidelines and was caught saying that he would donate his game check to Elliott if he made the kick. Elliott and Wentz agreed to donate the money to charity.

Elliott's family also became the center of attention when the Eagles' Twitter account showed family members celebrating in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field.

"It was great having some family there," he said. "That was actually my stepdad at the game. My dad was back home screaming at the TV and cheering on from there. It was a very special moment for everyone and pretty cool to see how emotional it can be for them, not just myself."

His teammates reveled in Elliott's kick as well.

"We knew Jake had good range, but I wasn't sure 61 was doable," Wentz told the Eagles' website. "Coach (Doug Pederson) had a lot of faith in him and we had a lot of faith in him. He got it done and it was pretty crazy.

"I was just praying that it went in. How often do you see a 61-yarder?"Authentic Robert Woods Jersey

Elliott,womens Kareem Jackson Jersey, who has made eight of his 10 field goal attempts this season,Authentic Ryan Griffin Jersey, 40,Authentic Robert Quinn Jersey,continued his hot streak by connecting on field goals from 45,womens Robert Woods Jersey, 53 and 47 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Weinberg said Lyons put up a poster and plaque immediately after Elliott's 61-yard kick. He noted that Elliott displayed his ability to perform under pressure in high school when he hit back-to-back winning field goals against Oak Park-River Forest (52 yards) and York (47), both as time expired.

"It's pretty cool that Jake took a chance on something that was out of his comfort zone and worked really hard on it," Weinberg said. "It shows great things can happen if you try something that you have never done before."womens Sammy Watkins Jersey," 

Elliott, wearing jersey No. 4, was carried off the field by his two of his teammates after his game-winner. He noted that one of his most memorable experiences was being interviewed by Deion Sanders after the game.womens Robert Quinn Jersey,

Besides becoming a household name, Elliott also earned some money for charity. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was wearing a mic on the sidelines and was caught saying that he would donate his game check to Elliott if he made the kick. Elliott and Wentz agreed to donate the money to charity.womens Shane Lechler Jersey,

Elliott's family also became the center of attention when the Eagles' Twitter account showed family members celebrating in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field.

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"We knew Jake had good range,Authentic Kareem Jackson Jersey,but I wasn't sure 61 was doable,Authentic Connor Barwin JerseyWentz told the Eagles' website. "Coach (Doug Pederson) had a lot of faith in him and we had a lot of faith in him. He got it done and it was pretty crazy.

"I was just praying that it went in. How often do you see a 61-yarder?",Authentic Andrew Whitworth Jersey,

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Lyons grad Jake Elliott making waves in NFL as Eagles' clutch kicker

Former Lyons kicker Jake Elliott became an unlikely celebrity by simply doing his job.

The Western Springs native entered the national spotlight after drilling a 61-yard field goal as time expired in the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-24 victory against the New York Giants on Sept. 24.

Elliott kicked the seventh-longest field goal in NFL history — and the longest in team history — to beat a division rival.,In the second game of his pro career

Elliott was a fifth-round draft pick out of Memphis by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles signed him off the Bengals' practice squad Sept. 12 after placing Caleb Sturgis (hip) on injured reserve.

Elliott was a tennis and soccer standout at Lyons before giving football a try at the insistence of coach Kurt Weinberg. He went on to break records at Memphis and graduate as the Tigers' all-time leading scorer.

Elliott said his stunning kick was a culmination of years of hard work.

"More than anything, I was zoned in and ready for that opportunity," he said. "I have hit from there just kicking on my own but usually don't get team reps that far and don't make my way past 56 to 57 (yards) in pregame warmups."

Elliott, wearing jersey No. 4,Authentic Kareem Jackson Jersey, was carried off the field by his two of his teammates after his game-winner. He noted that one of his most memorable experiences was being interviewed by Deion Sanders after the game.

Elliott also earned some money for charity. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was wearing a mic on the sidelines and was caught saying that he would donate his game check to Elliott if he made the kick. Elliott and Wentz agreed to donate the money to charity.,Authentic Shane Lechler Jersey,Besides becoming a household name

Elliott's family also became the center of attention when the Eagles' Twitter account showed family members celebrating in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field.

"It was great having some family there,womens Ryan Griffin Jersey," he said. "That was actually my stepdad at the game. My dad was back home screaming at the TV and cheering on from there. It was a very special moment for everyone and pretty cool to see how emotional it can be for them,Authentic Sammy Watkins Jersey, not just myself."

His teammates reveled in Elliott's kick as well.

"We knew Jake had good range,Authentic Robert Woods Jersey, but I wasn't sure 61 was doable,Authentic Connor Barwin Jersey," Wentz told the Eagles' website. "Coach (Doug Pederson) had a lot of faith in him and we had a lot of faith in him. He got it done and it was pretty crazy.

"I was just praying that it went in. How often do you see a 61-yarder?"

Elliott, who has made eight of his 10 field goal attempts this season, 40, continued his hot streak by connecting on field goals from 45, 53 and 47 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win against the Los Angeles Chargers.womens Shane Lechler Jersey

both as time expired.,Weinberg said Lyons put up a poster and plaque immediately after Elliott's 61-yard kick. He noted that Elliott displayed his ability to perform under pressure in high school when he hit back-to-back winning field goals against Oak Park-River Forest (52 yards) and York (47)Authentic Ryan Griffin Jersey,

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Elliott,womens Kareem Jackson Jersey,wearing jersey No. 4,Authentic Robert Quinn Jersey, was carried off the field by his two of his teammates after his game-winner. He noted that one of his most memorable experiences was being interviewed by Deion Sanders after the game.

Elliott also earned some money for charity. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was wearing a mic on the sidelines and was caught saying that he would donate his game check to Elliott if he made the kick. Elliott and Wentz agreed to donate the money to charity.,womens Robert Quinn Jersey,Besides becoming a household name

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"It was great having some family there,womens Robert Woods Jersey he said. "That was actually my stepdad at the game. My dad was back home screaming at the TV and cheering on from there. It was a very special moment for everyone and pretty cool to see how emotional it can be for them,Authentic Andrew Whitworth Jersey, not just myself."

His teammates reveled in Elliott's kick as well.

"We knew Jake had good range, but I wasn't sure 61 was doable,womens Andrew Whitworth Jersey," Wentz told the Eagles' website. "Coach (Doug Pederson) had a lot of faith in him and we had a lot of faith in him. He got it done and it was pretty crazy.

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Driskel has chance to leave lasting impression

There won’t be many opportunities like Thursday for Jeff Driskel. Rarely do third-string quarterbacks receive extended snaps in a game in this league. For many quarterbacks across this league,Authentic Joel Bitonio Jersey, Thursday could be the last time they throw an NFL pass.

The second-year quarterback Cincinnati acquired one year ago after he was cut by San Francisco knows the unsecured nature of the NFL. He experienced it last year.

Final cuts must come by Saturday at 4 p.m.

With one final stamp at Indianapolis he can leave a lasting impression on the Bengals, it could cause the Bengals to further wonder if they want to dedicate a valuable roster spot to a player who more likely than not will never see a single snap., assuring them he can eventually be the heir apparent to AJ McCarron as backup to Andy Dalton. If not

“That’s not my mindset that I need to go make a signature play or do something crazy,” Driskel said. “Just go out and execute the offense and score points. That’s the biggest thing. Looking forward to getting some extended time. I want to prove my worth one more time.”

Worthiness goes beyond the player and more toward the spot. The number of teams keeping a third quarterback in the league lands near a 50-50 split. Last season on opening day,womens Trevon Coley Jersey, 14 teams kept three and the Jets kept four.,Authentic Briean Boddy-Calhoun Jersey, 17 teams kept two

So often it’s not about the quarterback,womens Joe Schobert Jersey, but versatility elsewhere on the roster.

“It just depends,womens Ricardo Louis Jersey,” Marvin Lewis said of potentially keeping three quarterbacks. “It obviously means you’re a player short somewhere else,womens Britton Colquitt Jersey, he is physically talented to do other things. We saw that last year while we had him on the team.”, but hopefully you have a player that can double up (and play multiple positions) and make up for that roster spot. In the case of Jeff Driskel

Elsewhere on the roster a player like Carl Lawson who plays both linebacker and defensive end, as well as a swing cornerback/safety like Josh Shaw or tight end/H-back Ryan Hewitt could help create space.Authentic Jamar Taylor Jersey,

Driskel was active for one game in Cleveland where injured players filled the almost all of the inactive list. He was left up over others because he could potentially step in at receiver in a pinch.

That’s not Driskel’s selling point, though.womens Briean Boddy-Calhoun Jersey

With AJ McCarron entering the final year of his rookie contract he will hit the market as a free agent next season. The Bengals would like a long-term plan in place should McCarron end up elsewhere.

Thus far, a touchdown and no picks., Driskel provided one of the offensive highlights of the preseason with his shifty juke for an 18-yard touchdown run against Tampa Bay. Passing he’s hit 12 of 18 for 143 yards

He’s proven most effective with his legs where offensive coordinator Ken Zampese sent him out on a number of bootlegs and design rollouts to utilize his rare athleticism for the position. He’s also carried nine times for 63 yards.Authentic Jamie Collins Jersey,

Will that be enough?womens Joel Bitonio Jersey

“Nothing is ever assured, I can go out and make plays.”,Authentic Trevon Coley Jersey,” Driskel said. “Just getting out and actually getting on the field this preseason has been awesome. I feel like I’ve proved to my teammates I’m a football player. I’m not just a guy who is sticking around

If a blind spot exists in his performance this year,womens Jamie Collins Jersey,it involved running the current Bengals offense from the pocket. Most of his damage came with his legs or throwing on the run. That’s why sitting behind his linemen and firing off a few productive passes stands near the top of his priority list as he approaches the most work he’s seen in Bengals stripes.

“I just want to come out of this game feeling comfortable I executed the offense,Authentic Joe Schobert Jersey,” he said. “That’s what I want to get out of this game.”,Authentic Ricardo Louis Jersey, took care of the football and made some throws from in the pocket

And a roster spot would be a nice prize,Authentic Britton Colquitt Jersey,as well.

“Obviously, if it was up to me I would say keep three,” Driskel said. “I want to go out and show I’m one of those 53 guys with the way I play and lead the offense.”,womens Jamar Taylor Jersey, but at the end of the day they are going to keep the best 53 who will be the most impactful to this team

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Why stashing injured stars is wrong move for fantasy owners

scoring systems,The game of fantasy football has evolved tremendously over the years. League formats, roster constructions and more have changed over time to enhance the game for the everyday player.womens John Simon Jersey,

once frowned upon by many, has grown in popularity with the ever-increasing amount of statistical data we have readily available. But as far as we’ve come,womens Morgan Burnett Jersey,Even the concept of lineup micromanagement,Authentic David Bakhtiari Jersey, there is still one thing fantasy owners have yet to grasp — the ability to let go.

The recent rash of injuries to high-level players has spurred the debate over stashing hurt players — particularly, players who are expected to be out for an extended period of time.Authentic John Simon Jersey,

designated to return after eight weeks. The players will be out for almost the entire fantasy regular season,womens Jack Mewhort Jersey, yet owners continue to hold them,Authentic Johnathan Hankins Jersey,David Johnson owners were told he could be back sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Greg Olsen’s broken foot and Corey Coleman’s broken hand have both on IR, despite the negative roster impact.

And it doesn’t end there. Recent reports of Josh Gordon,Authentic Jabaal Sheard Jersey, for reinstatement, finishing rehab and applying,womens Johnathan Hankins Jersey, a guy who hasn’t set foot on an NFL field in two years, once again, have fantasy owners senselessly picking him up and stashing him now, expecting him to return to his 2014 level.

Fantasy football long shots who could make or break your week

Fantasy football long shots who could make or break your week

Obviously, learns the playbook and practices, they have forgotten about his chronic lapses during recovery and are ignoring the fact the Browns don’t even want him back. Even if he were reinstated in, as some have suggested, by the time he finds a team, say, three weeks, we could be looking at a Week 9 return, at best.womens Donte Moncrief Jersey,

but this belief that a player will return and be in top form seems irrational. Recovery setbacks happen and players struggle. We see it all the time. There isn’t even a guarantee they will return, so with bye weeks approaching and other possible injuries,Those who stash say they’re doing it for the fantasy playoffs, your bench spots are critical. Losing them to a long-term stash kills your flexibility.Authentic Mason Crosby Jersey

you’re not helping yourself by stashing guys. You say you’re doing it for the playoffs,If you have an IR spot, then you absorb the risk. But if it is just a redraft league,Authentic Morgan Burnett Jersey,then it’s one thing. If you’re in a keeper league, but you have to get there first. Playing short-handed is not the way to do it.

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once frowned upon by many,womens David Bakhtiari Jersey,has grown in popularity with the ever-increasing amount of statistical data we have readily available. But as far as we’ve come,Authentic Jack Mewhort Jersey,Even the concept of lineup micromanagement, there is still one thing fantasy owners have yet to grasp — the ability to let go.

The recent rash of injuries to high-level players has spurred the debate over stashing hurt players — particularly,Authentic Donte Moncrief Jersey, players who are expected to be out for an extended period of time.

designated to return after eight weeks. The players will be out for almost the entire fantasy regular season, yet owners continue to hold them,womens Jabaal Sheard Jersey,David Johnson owners were told he could be back sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Greg Olsen’s broken foot and Corey Coleman’s broken hand have both on IR, despite the negative roster impact.

And it doesn’t end there. Recent reports of Josh Gordon, for reinstatement, finishing rehab and applying, a guy who hasn’t set foot on an NFL field in two years, once again, have fantasy owners senselessly picking him up and stashing him now, expecting him to return to his 2014 level.

Fantasy football long shots who could make or break your week

Fantasy football long shots who could make or break your week

Obviously, learns the playbook and practices, they have forgotten about his chronic lapses during recovery and are ignoring the fact the Browns don’t even want him back. Even if he were reinstated in, as some have suggested, by the time he finds a team, say, three weeks, we could be looking at a Week 9 return, at best.

but this belief that a player will return and be in top form seems irrational. Recovery setbacks happen and players struggle. We see it all the time. There isn’t even a guarantee they will return, so with bye weeks approaching and other possible injuries,Those who stash say they’re doing it for the fantasy playoffs, your bench spots are critical. Losing them to a long-term stash kills your flexibility.

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