It is not difficult to find potential offseason firings.

Doc Rivers could potentially leave the L.A. Clippers if that franchise goes into upheaval. Frank Vogel is far less likely to be dismissed by the Orlando Magic than is general manager Rob Hennigan, but front office turnover typically isn’t good news for incumbent coaches.

The Indiana Pacers are a little strange, so Nate McMillan isn’t likely feeling too secure. The New York Knicks are very strange, but the only thing Jeff Hornacek might need to be worried about is the specter of Phil Jackson returning to the bench.

The Toronto Raptors could get out of the Dwane Casey business of there’s an early playoff flame-out. The Charlotte Hornets could reconsider Steve Clifford’s tenure (as unfair as that would be). Mike Malone is likely not terribly safe with the Denver Nuggets, though a playoff berth would go a long way.

We might also see the end of the Brett Brown experience with the Philadelphia 76ers.

So while it appears a streak of in-season coach replacements almost five decades long will die, coaches aren’t out of the woods yet.

This leaves the Panthers and Bengals, who have both traditionally avoided selecting defensive ends high in the draft — Carolina hasn’t taken a defensive end in the first round since selecting Julius Peppers in 2002, while Cincinnati hasn’t taken one since selecting Justin Smith in 2001.

I’m not saying it happens, but don’t be surprised if Garrett, Thomas and/or Allen fall out of the top 10. — Connor Howe

The Rams already have Todd Gurley in their backfield, so it wouldn’t make Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys sense for them to trade up in the draft to select Fournette. However, Los Angeles has a history of curveballs in the draft, not to mention making big-time trades.

Should Los Angeles draft a running back when it already has one? No, but that Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart hasn’t stopped the Rams in the past from using inordinate amounts of draft capital on the position.

Saints still interested in Adrian Peterson, Christian McCaffrey

The Saints have already made a number of moves this season in an attempt to bolster their sluggish defense. Now, it’s the offense’s turn to see some action.

Coach Sean Payton is a big fan of using multiple running backs. Last year, Tim Hightower and Mark Ingram split carries to keep each other fresh. Hightower is now with the 49ers, so the Saints are looking for another back to complement Ingram.

Enter Adrian Peterson.

Last season, the Magic dealt Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons for Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings, a player they let leave in free agency the following summer. They also traded Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers for a essentially nothing: a conditional 2020 second-round pick.

Harkless is now averaging career-highs across the board after Portland signed him to a four-year, $40 million deal.

Orlando also dealt the rights to 2014 first-round pick Dario Saric to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for point guard Elfrid Payton. Saric has emerged as a Rookie of the Year candidate NFL Jerseys Paypal this season.

Orlando also drafted Aaron Gordon and Mario Hezonja during Hennigan’s tenure.

The Magic have failed to win 30 games in four of the last five seasons, winning just 35 games in the 2015-16 season. Orlando has amassed a 132-248 record since Hennigan Cheap Team Jerseys Basketball became GM in 2012.

We don’t know how much of the blame falls directly on Hennigan’s shoulders, but someone had to go.

Andrew Benintendi was apparently throwing up in the middle of Saturday’s game.

Hello. I cover college football and only pay attention to one NFL team. “NFL Draft expert” does not appear in my Twitter bio. I am unqualified to break down an NFL prospect’s intangibles based on his hat angle and can’t look at a YouTube highlight and immediately discern his ability to Read A Defense. All Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply I can tell you is who was good at football in college.

Every year, college fans and NFL people (a group that includes everyone from actual experts to Message Board Experts to people who just like pro sports) disagree to extreme degrees on several players.

From there, it spread to Holt — who is healthy enough to play, but still feeling Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart sick — Betts, Ramirez, and relievers Robbie Ross and Joe Kelly. The three latter players are still out, and Ross was even placed on the disabled list because of it. And the outbreak isn’t even over yet!

Andrew Benintendi was apparently throwing up in the middle of Saturday’s game. Hell, even the play-by-play guy for NESN, Dave O’Brien, had to leave mid-game, leaving Tom Caron to call it from a studio in Massachusetts.

The flu is the most noteworthy issue going on with the Red Sox, but their roster is in short-term shambles for other reasons, too. Along with Betts, Ramirez and Ross, the Red Sox are without shortstop Xander Bogaerts and reliever Matt Barnes, who are both on bereavement leave. That is in addition to the losses of David Price and Tyler Thornburg, both of whom began the season on the DL. The Red Sox are still the division favorites, but some weird outside factors are doing everything they can to hold Boston back.

There are less headlines about snarky quips or Michelob Ultra commercials and more about quality golf.

The early returns from the meeting included some significant changes. Players will no longer be able to leap over the line of scrimmage in hopes of blocking an extra point or field goal attempt — though the original language of the rule was modified. Defenders will now face automatic ejections for “egregious” hits to the head, similar to the NCAA’s controversial targeting rule.

The 12th, a treacherous 155-yarder, is the shortest hole at Augusta National, but the Golden Bell — as the lovely spot is called — plays like a monster. The wind gusts alone have wrecked havoc with the scores of some of the best ever to play the game.

By all accounts, there were no killer winds on a perfect, sun-splashed day at Augusta, but that will be little comfort to Spieth, who chunked his way to a tourney-ending quadruple bogey-7 in last year’s final round. Hey, at least he shaved two strokes off his final-round score this time around.

After a double-bogey on 11, Spieth was 1-under for the tournament at the time of his latest splashdown. Another double on No. 12 left him at 1-over for the week.

There are less headlines about snarky quips or Michelob Ultra Wholesale MLB Jerseys commercials and more about quality golf. The beard’s showing peaks of gray. The once-so-strong hairline is thinning. He speaks like a man who’s truly comfortable in who he’s become and who he is. This is the new Sergio Garcia, we Wholesale Jerseys Paypal think. Compared to his pseudorival, age has treated him well.

The three got closer when they were each named McDonald’s All-Americans in the spring of 2014.

Pinson, Jackson and Berry only knew of each other in passing as recruits. Jackson was from Houston, Berry from Florida, and Pinson from North Carolina. There was one thing all three had in common, and it bonded them immediately. All three were winners at every level they ever played.

Berry won two state titles at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, and became the first player to ever be named Florida’s Mr. Basketball three times. Pinson led Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, N.C. to two state titles. Jackson won a national championship in 2012 playing for Homeschool Christian Youth Association.

“We’ve all been winners our whole lives,” Pinson said. “That’s the reason I came here. I wanted to compete for national championships. All the numbers and stuff is fine, but when you’re winning everything else gets taken care of.”

The three got closer when they were each named McDonald’s All-Americans in the spring of 2014. Of the 24 players that were in Chicago that weekend, 16 of them bounced from college after their first or second year. That includes NBA stars like Karl-Anthony Towns, Myles Turner, and Devin Booker, and also players like Cliff Alexander, Kevon Looney, and Rashad Vaughn who haven’t made much of an impact in the pros yet.

There have been enough reports about the Jets liking Trubisky Cheap Gaa Jerseys that either they’ve put down the most elaborate smoke screen possible, or they have a rat in the Cheap Gaelic Jerseys front office. Although the Jets have invested a lot of draft capital at quarterback, if they like Trubisky that much, it doesn’t matter. Suddenly, Christian Hackenberg is trade bait (if there’s even a suitor).

Browns vs. Bengals 2017 results: Cincinnati rolls to easy 41-20 win

The Cincinnati Bengals improved to 7-4 and took firm control of the AFC North on Sunday, coming from behind to dominate the Cleveland Browns en route to a 41-20 win Sunday afternoon.

The Browns jumped out to a 13-0 lead after cornerback Joe Haden Cheap College Jerseys jumped on Andy Dalton’s pass for a 29-yard pick-six.

Stephon Tuitt is getting after it. He almost singlehandedly won the USC game for Notre Dame. He was unblockable in a number of games this year. He’s a top 10 guy.
On LSU defensive tackles Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson:

Dolphins players publicly supported Incognito, painting the picture of him as a mentor to Martin, a second-year offensive tackle, but that version of events seems tenuous at best. Reports emerged NFL Jerseys China that Incognito was asked to “toughen up” Martin, which could have contributed to the bullying. Offensive line coach Jim Turner is a “person of interest” to investigators, according to Schefter, but there’s no indication that this is linked to the claims that Incognito was ordered to bully Martin.

Fruit of the league’s investigation is now coming to bear, and information so far reveals an endemic pattern of harassment extending beyond two players in an isolated incident. Martin leaving the team may have broken an unspoken team code, but it appears he has cast a light on some dark aspects of locker room culture. The Miami Dolphins organization has not released a statement at this time addressing Schefter’s most-recent report.

Falcons sit Jason Snelling vs. Buccaneers for marijuana possession arrest

“We are disappointed in what has transpired over the last 48 hours concerning Jason Snelling,” head coach Mike Smith said. “Any time one of our players is involved in an off the field incident we take it very seriously. Jason missed practice on Friday. After speaking with him yesterday, Jason has decided to take some Flyers Cheap Jerseys personal time to deal with his situation and will miss tomorrow’s game. We anticipate him rejoining our team Monday morning.”

Here’s hoping we get some more of those trademark Smith fireworks for the rest of MNF, because he’s one of the best quote-meisters and trash talkers we have.

Update: And it didn’t take long for the duo to deliver some more, as the two went at it Cheap Reversible Jerseys after the whistle upon their next meeting:

The veteran running back was drafted in 2007 in the seventh round, and he has been a depth player for most of his career. His best season came in 2009, putting up 613 yards on 143 carries and scoring four touchdowns. This season, Snelling has 132 yards rushing on 36 carries and one touchdown, adding 159 yards receiving on 19 catches.

Current tiebreaker: Wizards-Celtics is tied at 2-2, and the Celtics have a three-game lead in conference record, so they will likely earn that tiebreaker. The Raptors have the head-to-head tiebreaker over Washington and Boston. Cleveland has a 2-1 lead on Boston with one game left to play.

Who has the toughest schedule? Washington by a long shot. The Wizards only have two home games left, and they’re in the middle of a five-game road trip that includes games against the Cavaliers, Clippers, Jazz, and Warriors.

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn in Denver for Broncos-Chiefs

Woods, a Stanford product, is purportedly close with fellow Cardinal alum and Broncos exec John Elway and those two were seen chatting before the game. Woods is also a little nuts about football, waking up in the middle of the night recently in Turkey to watch Stanford take on Oregon for that huge Thursday night game last week just hours before he teed off in a Euro Tour event.

Oh, and it’s also unlikely Tiger made the trip out to the Rockies just for this game. Vonn is from Vail and spends most of her time in Colorado. The two were allegedly sighted skiing this week in Breckenridge.

One of the biggest events between the NFL Combine and NFL draft is the annual league owners meeting, which is set to take place in Phoenix this week. This is the part of the year where rule changes get voted on and other pressing league matters are discussed.

This year, the biggest topic heading into the meeting is the fate of the Oakland Raiders. The owners will be voting on the Raiders’ potential move to Las Vegas, which must be approved by 24 of 32 owners to pass. A Vegas NFL stadium is not expected to be completed until 2020.

However, that’s not the only issue on the table. There are a handful of rule change proposals that will be voted on. Some of these will pass, some won’t, but all of them will change the outlook of the NFL in the near future. Let’s go over some of the main topics being discussed.

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Carolina defense dominant in 10-9 win

Sunday’s game between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers was slated to be a defensive battle, and the game lived up to its billing. The sides combined for just 401 yards and a single touchdown in a 10-9 Panthers victory.

Cam Newton faced the best defense he’d seen since the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, and it showed. The recently reliable quarterback looked fazed against the stout 49ers defense and finished with only 169 yards passing and a 52.7 passer rating. Newton was helped by Carolina’s running game, which combined for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Ultimately the Panthers defense was the star. It held a dangerous offense to 151 yards, while the defensive line sacked Colin Kaepernick six times.

Kaepernick’s game was a mixed bag. He threw the ball fairly well when given a chance, but the pressure the Panthers were bringing forced the 49ers to lean on their run game when passing failed. Kaepernick attempted 22 passes for 91 yards, while Frank Gore became the team’s focal point.

Working against the league’s second-ranked run defense was no problem for Gore, who ran for an efficient 82 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per attempt. San Francisco saw the same defensive success Carolina enjoyed, as its defense forced two turnovers and sacked Newton four times.

Losing tight end Vernon Davis to a concussion changed the game. Teams have succeeded in the past by attacking Carolina’s linebackers in the passing game, using tight ends to put pressure on suspect safety play. This is where Atlanta found limited success in Week 9, and where San Francisco could have had success. Without Davis, the team was forced to lean too much on a suspect receiving corps and there wasn’t a player Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys who could Cheap Baseball Jerseys China step up and fill the void.

The Notebook: Denver’s first-strike capability, Dareus’ dominance & more

The Broncos have the NFL’s highest scoring offense, averaging 41.2 points per game. More than 13 points separate the Broncos from the Bears, the second-most prolific offense at 28.8 points per game. I assumed that for a team to put up those kinds of numbers, it’s essential to get off to a good start.

So, so, so much of it.

Even with placing Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley and Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve, missing James Jones for two games and Eddie Lacy for one game, the Packers still rank second in the NFL in offense, according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA statistic. With great performances from Rodgers, Lacy and Jordy Nelson, Green Bay is third in the league in scoring and second in total yards. Mike McCarthy’s offense wasn’t just good, it was good in the face of a constantly running ticker that spat out nothing but bad news.

But this latest bit of bad news may be more than even McCarthy can overcome.

It’s been a tough season for gadget players. Randall Cobb is on temporary injured reserve list. Percy Harvin has yet to take a snap with the Seahawks.

It’s not his fault that his offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, had a secret plan based on one end-around per game, a few Jet sweeps and a whole bunch of dump offs in the flat from a shell-shocked Sam Bradford. As a matter of fact, St. Louis might have been the worst possible landing spot for Austin given the OC and Jeff Fisher’s offensive philosophy built around field goals and stout defense.

But it was all OK for a little while on Sunday when the Rams used only a handful of plays from Austin in a 38-8 thrashing of the Colts.

There was the punt return touchdown, which Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys shouldn’t have been Austin’s first one except for all the special teams penalties that cost him nearly 300 yards on punt returns alone. Then there was a simple go route, sending him streaking down the field for a deep pass and a score. The Cheap Basketball Jerseys real highlight, the one that says the Rams might have some idea about what the guy is capable of doing for them, was his 81-yard touchdown in the third quarter.