Ryan Leaf sees bust potential in Baker Mayfield

Twenty years after Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf became the first and second overall picks in the draft, one player is largely silent 鈥?and the other keeps on talking. But the one who many would say should be talking isn’t, and the one who many would say shouldn’t be talking is.
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Authentic Mens Alterraun Verner Jersey My first reaction to these comments were this: Why do we care what Ryan Leaf has to say about anything? Collectively, the media keeps giving a platform and a voice to a guy who did absolutely nothing in the NFL, simply because he turned his life around and because he’s willing to speak on radio and TV. But then I realized that one major positive factor comes from seeing and hearing Leaf in the weeks preceding the draft: It serves as a reminder that, despite all of glowing assessments of draft-eligible players aimed consciously or not at stoking the fire of plausible hope for fans of every team, there will be busts. Plenty of busts. Colossal busts. But the draft experts rarely mention that there will be busts, because they can’t answer the next logical question, Who will they be?

Leaf, unlike most of the people who are talking about the incoming draft class, is willing to try to answer that question. Though his method may be far less than scientific, his views merit consideration. Last year, for example, Leaf flagged Deshaun Watson as the most impressive of the incoming quarterbacks, and Leaf was right.

Despite Leaf’s lack of significant playing experience (he started 21 career games), he knows a thing or two about quarterbacks booming or busting because he busted unlike any other. And his most recent comments about Mayfield weren’t the first time Leaf spoke about the 2017 Heisman winner.

Arians retired from the Cardinals after five seasons as the team’s head coach. He was named coach of the year twice, both as head coach of the Cardinals and in 2012, when he served as interim head coach of the Colts, while former coach Chuck Pagano battled leukemia.

If Arians applies the same candor to broadcasting that he used when coaching, things could get very interesting in the booth 鈥?and during production meetings with coaches and players that Arians possibly will be criticizing in unvarnished fashion.
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Most of the outfield was cordoned off, and tarpaulins and buckets on both the infield and outfield were being used to catch leaks and drips.

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Asked what he looks for when evaluating a college quarterback, he said, Obviously, leadership, accuracy, toughness, intelligence.

Who does that sound like?
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Mayfield completed 70.5 percent of his passes, the highest percentage in the nation, for the Sooners on his way to the Heisman Trophy last season, is universally praised for his leadership skills and is viewed as a very smart quarterback who showed tenacity walking on at both Texas Tech and Oklahoma.

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You see it on the field, Bowles said. There’s not too much you’re going to get out of him at the combine in 15 minutes. You’ve got to ask all type of football questions. We’ll do our due diligence going forward. You see the player and you see the play and you know the guy can play football, and he’s a competitor.

Flyers’ Sean Couturier injured in practice collision with Radko Gudas

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier had to be helped off the ice at the team’s practice Tuesday after a collision with a teammate..

Couturier was skating in on goal when his right leg was hit by defenseman Radko Gudas, who was moving backward and didn’t see Couturier.

Then Hayward bolted in free agency, leaving a huge void in the Jazz’s offense. The blow of that bad news subsided a little bit with Mitchell’s dominant performance in the Utah Summer League on the day Hayward announced his decision. By the time the Jazz summer team left Las Vegas, expectations for Mitchell had increased dramatically.

Herring: I have a feeling Anthony Davis will go off in this series against the Blazers, regardless of whether the Pelicans find a way to pull off the upset in Round 1. His versatility will present enormous challenges for Jusuf Nurkic, who prefers to drop into the paint but won’t always be able to do that because of Davis’ shooting ability. AD averaged 31.5 points, 11 boards and three blocks per game in his first playoff showing against the Warriors three years ago, and it’s conceivable that he could do just as much damage here.

Spears: Russell Westbrook will be trying to embarrass the Utah Jazz the entire series. The Thunder have had their struggles all season, and they’ve been disrespected with the ups and downs of their Big Three. Westbrook will try to impose his will on the up-and-coming Jazz and take the spotlight from heralded Donovan Mitchell.

He was booked into the Scottsdale City Jail and later released on a criminal citation.

In a statement Tuesday, Coyotes officials said they are aware of the incident and still gathering information.

Panik, who had 22 goals and 22 assists for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2016-17 season, was traded to Arizona in January after getting six goals and 10 assists in 37 games for Chicago.

The bad news for the Twins is they have not played since Thursday. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, the White Sox’s and Twins’ three straight postponements are the most consecutive since the Mariners and Indians had four straight in April 2007. The good news for the Twins is they went 3-1 in the four games they played last week, including a series win against the Astros in which they limited Houston to 11 runs in three games. — Woolums
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Kevin Kiermaier needs thumb surgery, could miss 2-3 months

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Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has a torn ligament in his right thumb that requires surgery and could force him to miss two to three months.
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The Rays placed the defensive whiz on the 10-day disabled list Monday, a day after he was injured sliding headfirst into second base during a 10-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Kiermaier said he will have surgery Friday.
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I kind of expected it, he said. Hearing those words that I’ll be out for months at a time is really hard to take right now.

Talking about Joffrey Lupul Youth jersey from a footwork standpoint, a football fundamentals standpoint, I think he has everything that an organization is looking at and looking for, Pennington said. His ability to stand in the pocket and make throws under duress and take hits is impressive as well. I think organizations are trying to figure out who is he outside of the physical ability. Does he have the ability to lead the team? Does he have the ability to mix with his teammates and become one of the guys and be that rock the organization can lean upon?

There’s two people that carry records in a football organization, that’s the head coach and the quarterback. Nobody else does. That takes on a huge responsibility, being able to handle that correctly. If you can do that and you put the right infrastructure around him, I think he can be successful, for sure.

Positional strengths matter a great deal in team vs. team matchups, in which an advantage can prove pivotal. Strengths are also luxuries in team construction, allowing resources to be allocated elsewhere — or a surplus traded from — to fill in weaker areas. Certain strengths also mean more in the postseason, when the game changes due to a heightened urgency and extra days off. To understand which teams might have competitive advantages in 2018, we have to go beyond WAR totals. Which teams have the strongest strengths to warp games in their favor in 2018?

The Daily Signal’s Daniel Davis finds it astounding and inappropriate that Sen. Cory Booker repeatedly questioned Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo about his views on gay sex and same-sex marriage.

The Broncos made Decker a third-round pick in 2010. He spent four years in Denver before signing with the Jets in free agency.

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In four seasons in Denver, Decker made 222 receptions for 3,070 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Over the 2016 Thanksgiving break, Jamie returned to Detroit for a family visit. During that visit, he and his father went to Joe Louis Arena to see the Red Wings play the Montreal Canadiens. While at the game, they took a photo with legendary hockey announcer Bob Cole.

That visit would prove significant for two reasons: It was the last time Ken and Lisa would see their son alive. It also would prove to be valuable evidence that Jamie had been caught in The Florida Shuffle.
But new Raiders coach Jon Gruden apparently didn’t like King.

Veteran Raiders reporters Bill Williamson and Vic Tafur both reported that Gruden was the one who made the call to send King packing, and that Gruden had personality issues with King.

Hue Jackson loves a deep running game, and Barkley could join Johnson as another asset for a suddenly loaded passing game with Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry and David Njoku. But Barkley still would represent a big-time luxury pick for a team trying to reconstruct itself after a winless season. It also is not in new GM John Dorsey’s DNA to take a running back so high.

The Giants’ lone free-agency addition of aging former Panthers power back Jonathan Stewart indicates they are still searching for an every-down feature back, given both Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen were unsigned. Barkley would be a home-run pick should the Giants stay put at No. 2, but the top QBs throw a spanner in the works.

As another source explained it to PFT, some coaches have opted to be patient, for now. They’ll wait to learn more from the league regarding what the rule prohibits, what it allows, and Kyle Okposo Youth jersey how the rule will be enforced before coming to any final conclusions.

The sooner the coaches and everyone else knows the specific contours and limits of this rule, the better. With the offseason program opening soon, coaches will need to be ready to teach the players as much as the coaches possibly can.

Ozzie Newsome on recent drafts: I need to take all the blame

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In fact, the Orioles made an interesting move on Monday by recalling right-hander Hunter Harvey to help out in their taxed bullpen.

Harvey was a first-round pick in 2013, but he has battled a number of injury issues, including Tommy John surgery, and never pitched above Class A. Baltimore brought him up from Double-A Bowie in the Eastern League and optioned left-hander Tanner Scott to Triple-A Norfolk.

Scott pitched in Sunday’s extra-inning win over the Yankees, but Harvey did not get into Monday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

No doubt, Newsome said, via Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun. Just like it was when we were having success, we were getting all the credit, and when we haven’t had the success, I need to take all the blame and it falls right on me.

That revelation preceded Saturday’s news that third baseman Brandon Drury only disclosed to Yankees personnel this weekend that he was dealing with migraines and occasional blurred vision going back years.

There’s going to be times where a guy does try and fight through it, and that’s part of it, manager Aaron Boone said. Hopefully we continue to create and establish an environment where we can get out ahead of stuff as much as possible.

We keep doing that by as best we can keeping the lines of communication open, and at the same time, not trying to take away one of our athletes’ desire to compete and to fight and to grind through different situations that inevitably come up when you’re an athlete.

Before Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome answers some uncomfortable questions later today, he had to face the uncomfortable truth about his own recent performance.

And he didn’t shy away from the fact that his recent drafts have included a number of misses on high picks, out of character for him and a part of the reason they’ve missed the playoffs three straight years.

NFL investigating leak of new Titans jersey

The NFL has a brand new whodunit on its hands.

According to the Tennessean, the NFL is investigating the source of a photo that purports to show the jerseys to be unveiled Wednesday night by the Titans.

Both the league and the team declined comment on the photo, which seems to be an inevitable development when an effort is made to generate thousands of jerseys for immediate sale to willing consumers but to keep them secret for as long as possible.

The old best rivalry in the NFC West is the new best rivalry in the NFC West. San Francisco got Sherman and offensive lineman Weston Richburg. There will be more calculated spending ahead, and besides, the Niners already made the big move of the offseason by signing and then extending Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Rams countered by tagging safety Lamarcus Joyner, trading for cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib and re-signing corner Nickell Robey-Coleman. Wade Phillips’ defense vs. Kyle Shanahan’s offense will be fun in 2018 as the teams battle for the division title and, maybe, much bigger things in the NFC.

The seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith’s NFL career began with flashes of brilliance. Multiple arrests and suspensions since have all but ruined Smith’s chance to return to the field as an active player. Below is a timeline of the events and incidents that unfortunately have defined Smith’s pro career.

After LeBron won his championship for Cleveland, he told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: “When I decided to leave Miami — I’m not going to name any names, I can’t do that – but there were some people that I trusted and built relationships with in those four years [who] told me I was making the biggest mistake of my career. And that s— hurt me. And I know it was an emotional time that they told me that because I was leaving. They just told me it was the biggest mistake I was making in my career. And that right there was my motivation.”

“It wasn’t me,” Riley told Thomsen. “I never said anything to him.

“That’s one of LeBron’s greatest traits, that somewhere in him there’s such a competitive thing that he’s going to find something to motivate himself to win.”

When asked on Monday where his relationship stands with Riley now LeBron said, “Um, we can talk about that later.”
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Ryan O’Reilly: Sabres adopted mindset that accepted losing

Ryan O’Reilly was unable to hide his dejection as he acknowledged that the Sabres’ latest last-place finish led him to question his love for hockey.
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If that wasn’t enough, the high-priced center accused the Sabres of adopting a mindset of being OK with losing.

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We have to evaluate everything, coaching staff, the players. What are they willing to change? Housley said. There comes a point in your career where you have to realize what’s important. Obviously, winning, what it takes to win, the commitment to win in this league. And that’s what we talk about change.
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Effort was there, and you can see I’m ready for playoffs in pretty good shape, Ovechkin said after a playing 6:04 of the final 8:10. Still have a pretty good chance at the end. It is what it is. Whatever. The most important thing ahead of us, and second season right now starts in a couple days.

Washington won 12 of its final 15 games, and Ovechkin strengthened his Hart Trophy case with nine goals and six assists over that time. At 32, he’s the oldest player to lead the NHL in goals since Phil Esposito in 1974-75.

Ovechkin became the 13th player and first since Mike Gartner in 1990-91 to score exactly 49 goals in a season. His teammates did their best trying to get him to 50, and Ovechkin attempted 18 shots and got eight on net in pursuit of the milestone.

We look for him a little bit more than usually, but I don’t know, said center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who assisted on Ovechkin’s 48th goal to reach 56 for the season. I don’t think he’s sad about he didn’t get 50, but 49 is still a good number.

Happ (1-1) struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings, but was charged with four runs and seven hits.

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I missed over the plate a couple times and I got hurt when I did, Happ said.
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Nicky Delmonico’s RBI single gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the second, but Toronto answered with three in the third. Luke Maile hit a leadoff double and scored on Diaz’s homer. Justin Smoak drew a two-out walk and later scored on an error by Anderson at shortstop.

White Sox: RHP Carson Fulmer makes his first start of the season in Wednesday’s series finale. Fulmer has never faced the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in a March 30 loss to Matt Harvey Womens Jersey the New York Yankees. He has a 2.08 ERA in three career games against the White Sox.

The Rays hit.190 (24 for 126) in the series.

Boston took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on Rafael Devers’ one-out, bases-loaded RBI single off Yonny Chirinos. Tampa Bay’s defense kept the Red Sox from a big inning as right fielder Carlos Gomez threw out Brock Holt, who tried to score from second on Devers’ hit, and left fielder Smith made a lunging catch on J.D. Martinez.

Devers has driven in a run in six straight regular season games, dating to last year.

Miller put the Rays ahead 1-0 with a leadoff homer in the second.

Martinez tied it at 1 with his first Boston RBI, coming on a fifth-inning single off Jake Faria. Jose Alvarado (0-1) then replaced Faria after Martinez’s hit and worked out of a two-on, no-out jam.

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Titans new uniforms: NFL investigating apparent leaked photo

The NFL is investigating the source of a photograph making the rounds on social media that purports to show the Titans’ new home jersey, a league source told The Tennessean on Tuesday.
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An NFL spokesperson declined to comment on the photo, on whether leaks like this are to be expected once the product is shipped to retail outlets, or what can be done to prevent leaks from happening. The Titans did not respond to a request for comment.

He added his second goal when he scored on a penalty shot to make it 5-1 at 15:45 of the second. Hall was hooked from behind on a breakaway after emerging from the penalty box to earn the penalty shot, where he rocketed a high shot over the glove Lundqvist.

Hall’s two assists came on two goals by defenseman Will Butcher, who recorded his first multi-goal game of his NHL career. Both of Butcher’s goals came on the power play, with shots from inside the blue line navigating through traffic to find the back of the net.

The Rangers scored their聽frst goal at 17:47 of the first period, when forward Ryan Spooner deflected a Jimmy Vesey pass over Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid to cut the Devils’ lead to 3-1.

Kevin Hayes added a goal with 5:34 left in regulation to make it 5-2.

Less than a week after being released by the Oakland Raiders, the fourth-year pass-catcher has been claimed by the New York Jets, the team announced Monday afternoon.
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Raiders coach Jon Gruden was quick to share his thoughts regarding the NFL’s instant replay system during the Annual League Meeting in Orlando Mar. 27, calling for slow-motion replay to be abolished from the game altogether.

Just try to keep the game as much the same as it has been, Gruden said when asked what one rule or part of the game he would change to better it. You knowI don’t like a lot of these new rules. I don’t understand them. It’s getting awful technical. I’d like to eliminate instant replay honestly. That would be my No. 1 thing. Let the officials call the game.