Andy Reid doesn’t have ‘anything good to say’ about officiating in Chiefs-Titans


The officiating in the Titans-Chiefs game was a big point of discussion, which is never good if you’re a referee. Andy Reid was upset about some of the calls after the game, but refused to get himself in trouble.

“I don’t really have anything good to say there so I’m just going to stay away from any comments about those guys. I don’t want to get fined. It’s not worth it. Whatever,” Reid said via ProFootballTalk.

“They’re dumb—that’s Cleveland,” says Mitchell. “You can’t find a top-10 corner in September; that just doesn’t happen. He was the final piece.” But Haden did more than just top off the Steelers’ defensive transformation. He changed the way coordinator Keith Butler could scheme against opposing offenses, including the one they most needed to stop. Specifically, Haden’s arrival allowed Davis to move full-time to strong safety, where he’s become a starter; it freed Coty Sensabaugh, a rare free-agent signee (from the Giants) to shift into the nickel corner role; and it meant that 33-year-old William Gay (a remnant of Pittsburgh’s last Super Bowl team) could play exclusively in dime packages.

The Jaguars went from the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft to a final four pick in the 2018 draft by reaching the AFC championship game.

Problem is, the Raiders actually have a little more to sell than a glowing image of the past. There’s still reason to believe that their 12-win season in 2016 was the real thing, not the mirage, and that the fall-off this season was the exception. Reggie McKenzie didn’t lose the touch that put that team together, and obviously Gruden and the Raiders know it, or else he wouldn’t be around for the start of the new regime.

Recreating the early 2000s may not be necessary to get the Raiders winning again. That Davis and Gruden are so convinced that it is necessary puts them on a dangerous path.

It’s so seductive, though.

Kroenke said the team’s temporary home, the Los Angeles Coliseum, is not a good facility. Including Saturday’s playoff loss, the Rams were just 3-5 at the Coliseum this season.
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Browns interviewing Ben McAdoo for offensive coordinator role


McAdoo worked under new Browns GM John Dorsey with the Packers as an offensive assistant from 2006-12. Dorsey left the Packers in 2013 to become the GM in Kansas City, while McAdoo stayed in Green Bay one more season before becoming the offensive coordinator and eventually head coach in New York.

The Heinz Field website received a threat concerning the playoff game vs. Jacksonville. We take all threats seriously and turned over information to the FBI and the City of Pittsburgh Police, the statement read. We are thankful law enforcement was able to identify and track down the individual to make an arrest. We appreciate the hard work and attention that our law enforcement provides to our communities.

He was at his best during the bulk of their run of eight wins in nine games heading into the season finale. He was at his worst in that regular season finale against the Falcons, which cost them the NFC South title.

From Week 16 through three quarters of the playoff game against the Saints, the Panthers scored just two offensive touchdowns. On Sunday, through three quarters, they had three field goals to show for their four trips inside the 20, two inside the 10 (plus a franchise-best 58-yard kick).

The Patriots have been here before. They are coming off of a bye week after posting the best record in the AFC and they are rested and ready to go. They will not be surprised by a thing.

New England receiver Brandin Cooks averaged 16.6 yards per reception this season, the third-highest average by a Patriots wide receiver since 2000 (min. 30 catches).

The Texans were a woeful 4-12 last season, but they ended the season on a six-game losing streak after rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL.

With few holes on the roster, especially for a 4-12 team, Gaine should be able to fine-tune the Texans this offseason to help them quickly back into contention.

The Jaguars, regulars on the London circuit, will “host” the Eagles in one game. And unlike years past when the Jaguars struggled, this one should be pretty good. In fact, all of the games ticketed for London look to be, on paper nine months out, solid matchups.

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Roberto Aguayo is getting another chance with the Chargers


Roberto Aguayo is getting another chance in the NFL, this time with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Aguayo signing is one that both makes sense yet doesn’t make sense for the Chargers. The Chargers have had their own kicking issues the past year, waiving Younghoe Koo. Nick Novak came in to replace him, and made just nine of his 13 attempts, with a missed extra point.

My assistant and a staffer for The MMQB, Kalyn Kahler, chooses the mail each week, and I tell her I want to read what people really think. So I appreciate your email. A lot of people feel the way you feel, and I can’t say you’re wrong and I’m right. I don’t know if I’m right. I just know that when the president does something I consider absolutely stupid and insulting to the American people and terrible for the country, I’m going to point it out on Twitter or maybe in an opinion part of my column. He has debased the presidency and in turn the country, and, obviously, I’m not afraid of saying so.

“We didn’t have any idea how long it was going to last and how we were going to handle it,” Altuve says. “They told me, ‘Whatever you want to do. Do you want to take your family out of the city? Do you want to helicopter them out?’ They told me whatever they do they will do not only for my family, but those of all my teammates.

“My family was O.K., but I kept listening to people saying, ‘It’s going to get worse. It’s going to get worse.’ That’s what freaked me out. It’s not easy to go out there and play and be focused on the hurricane and the people of Houston and my family. I decided to keep my family there. My mom and dad said [Melanie’s] going to be safer at home. I was like, ‘O.K., I trust you guys.’

“When we flew home, I looked out the window of the plane and couldn’t believe it. The city was destroyed. From the plane you could see houses and water all over the place. It was bad.”

Carolina, which lost to the New Orleans Saints for the third time this season, are slotted in at No. 24. One spot above them will be the Rams, who fell to Atlanta on Saturday. The Bills, by virtue of their loss to Jacksonville and a trade last year with Kansas City, will have back-to-back picks at 21 and 22. Picks picks 25-32 will be decided by the remaining playoff results, starting with this weekend’s divisional games.

Weah had a breakout campaign in 2016 with 36 receptions for 870 yards and 10 touchdowns. While his numbers fell off in 2017, he provides a vertical threat with size and speed, and he has the strength and creativity to pick up yards after the catch.

With a limited route tree coming from a simple passing offense, Weah needs to improve his consistency catching the football.

The NFL announced the dates and times for the wild-card round of playoff games on Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. 7.

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Bills Mafia turned up big time to tailgate and broke every table in sight


Bills fans weren’t going to miss their first playoff game since the 1999 season, and even though it meant going to Jacksonville, they turned up and went full Bills.

You’d think Chris Beard would have been feeling pretty good Sunday evening. Some 24 hours earlier his Texas Tech team had dispatched Kansas State, four days after going into the Phog and upending Kansas by a dozen. Now the Red Raiders sit atop the Big 12 as one of two teams 3-0 in league play, one year after a 6-12, eighth-place finish and less than three months after being pegged to finish seventh this time around. But Beard knows the Big 12 too well to get too high. Last season his team followed every conference win with a loss. He knows what lurks around the schedule’s every turn.

There’s a decent chance that the Warriors shift into sixth gear come May, blowing away the Rockets, Thunder, Timberwolves and everyone else. But Daryl Morey, Sam Presti and Tom Thibodeau deserve kudos for making the start to the 2016-17 more competitive and more interesting, even if their risk-taking backfires down the road.

On June 12, Kyrie Irving used his time at the podium—after losing Game 5 of the Finals—to launch into extended praise for LeBron James. Irving said that James was “way over” the line of greatness, that he was “freaking awesome” and a “consummate professional,” that he was determined and insatiable, that he was media-savvy and a model for how an athlete should take care of his body, and that he was a leader inspired his teammates to play with confidence by never settling. “It would be a disservice to myself if I didn’t try to learn as much as possible while I’m playing with this guy,” Irving said. “That’s the type of guy I want to be with every single time I’m going to war. … I know if we continue to be with one another and keep utilizing one another, man, the sky’s the limit.”

Roughly one month later, according to reports, Irving requested a trade out of Cleveland and furnished the Cavaliers with a short list of desired destinations.

Look, there is no concrete evidence of the taking place while the cameras and microphone focused on them, but take a look at everything that transpired.Landry, who made his Pro Bowl debut last , had just scored a dramatic touchdown to get the Dolphins within striking distance at 10.Of those 10 , Zipser scored -Figures 4 times including his career high 14 points a losing effort vs the Miami Heat on 27th, 2017.Zuttah has started 117 games nine seasons, including all 16 games last when he was picked for the Pro Bowl.

Senior Bowl week will be key for LaCouture, who missed all of the 2016 season with a knee injury. The defensive end bounced back with 60 tackles, six sacks and five passes defended, all career-high marks for a season.

A three-year starter, LaCouture played some defensive tackle at LSU even though he likely projects as a defensive end in the NFL.

This year’s Senior Bowl will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NFL Network.patriots_005_925c4cc7e3c7882c-180x180

However anyone chooses to remember Bryant, we’ll probably never see another superstar like him.


The dissonance between Bryant’s flaws and his accomplishments seem too great for anyone to overcome in today’s NBA. Russell Westbrook, in terms of no-bleeps-given about percentages, may be the closest thing the NBA has to a Kobe in today’s game. He’s also having a tough time winning playing that style of basketball.

would have returned last week but was held out after experiencing some swelling his knee.The symptoms of a concussion vary depending on the individual involved, the severity of the event and the history of trauma, but the potential ramifications of that statement loom large here.She had blonde hair and blue eyes like me.

Here is the rule, courtesy of .A third-round pick of the Ravens 2013, becomes unrestricted free agent March, and Assistant General Manager DeCosta says the Ravens are going to do what it takes to keep him.ranked 179th overall and 22nd among wide receivers on Scout 300 by …has done everything to prove that he’s a great teammate.No such denial came.

There are small, medium, large and x-large jerseys available for both. In order to choose whether you want a No. 1 jersey for LaMelo or a No. 3 jersey for LiAngelo, choose under the color section where the options are labeled by their first names.

Take a look at this huge block had on Tony Lippett: Shamar played on 53 percent of the snaps on defense for the Vikings last .A leadership gift from G.First, it’s our division, then it’s the sectional.I messed it up for everybody, Byner says the documentary.Likewise, on the mid-tempo ballad Never Get You Right Flowers finds the perfect equation for his sincerity and hyperbole.

Biographies.First-team All as both a and senior, is the only wideout FBS history to catch eight-plus TD passes all four seasons.But certainly, we had a lot of conversations with a lot of teams and I think we owe it to our organization and our fans to try to if there are opportunities to try to improve this team outside of the building, especially when good players are available.Make sure you have a backup plan for , who hurt during Monday’s loss to the Panthers.bears_025-223x223

Having said that, there were trends today that were hard not to extrapolate from.


An obvious disclaimer here: It is an admittedly dangerous exercise to try to draw conclusions from judges’ questioning during oral arguments; that is true at every level including this, the highest court in the land.

I sensed an overall justices’ empathy with Olson and New Jersey and stridency with Clement and the sports leagues. Specifically, Justice Breyer seemed very pro-New Jersey, even framing Olson’s argument for him at one point, to which Olson responded “I wish I had said that!” Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Kennedy and Justice Alito also appeared to be more aligned with the states’ rights arguments of the New Jersey side.

Bosher is steady but punted only 44 times this and only five times two playoff , which says a ton about the offense.Behind the count is no problem Cabrera has always been a dangerous hitter regardless of the count.It was originally built by , ‘s father, 1942 and only consisted of three small rooms.Allowed six runs on six hits 7 IP.

Of course, he could also fit as one for the 49ers, but Shanahan might want to make a move for Schaub as some kind of temporary option.That left the Patriots with rookie Jacoby Brissett, who, a year removed from throwing passes against teams like the Troy Trojans and Old Dominion Monarchs, quarterbacked them to a 27 victory over the Houston Texans an NFL prime-time game.So last week wasn’t the week.A lot of the stuff I learned there is invaluable and you can’t put a price tag on it, but I’m looking forward to furthering that knowledge.His specialty is blocking, and he not be asked to do much more than that.

“I don’t think those things are correlated,” Keenum told me after Sunday’s win. “In my mind I’ve done a good job of keeping my blinders on. I’ve learned to compartmentalize things. Honestly, I am doing the same things I always do, and just trying to be better. I may have gotten better through experience and very good coaching here. Plus, this is by far the best receiver group I’ve ever worked with.”

But there’d never been any sign in his past of the consistent success he’s had this year. “It’s cool,” he said. “You take the blinders off for a few minutes sometimes and look at what we’re doing. We’re in control of our situation now.” Particularly after the Eagles lost and Minnesota took over the top seed in the NFC. Pretty incredible.

Peterson became a free agent last week for the first time since…Hit the road with Luca Sbisa and find out what the team listens to on road trips this episode of Canucks Cars.Is he dating someone?I called and the sales rep assured me it was ok for the use I intended.

WHL RANKINGS 1.Coaches do not keep roller hockey parents informed of changes to schedule and make changes to calendar at the last minute.Briere, the undersized center who went on to become NHL All- and keyed the Philadelphia Flyers’ run to the 2010 Cup Finals, has retired.

the Monday night Mid-Town Ladies league, Nat led the way with a 289 single and a 658 triple.

Smith agreed to the wager, and by the end of the had won close to $300 from Herzog.It’s incredible enough.bears_135-223x223

He’s also played 90 career at 1B, he could fill when Duda inevitably gets hurt, too.


“Our fans, they are very passionate and they are very respectful,” Valeri told SI.com in a 2016 interview. “It’s hard to have that passion, that energy, that love with your team and then that respect with the players. Sometimes, I think in life, the most difficult thing to do is manage the passion. When you love a lot, you can’t always control it. That’s very admirable for our fans. Maybe two days before a game they’re [standing in] lines to get a spot [in Providence Park’s general admission sections], but they have respect.”

In that same interview, Valeri discussed his tenure with the Timbers and the nature of “big” and “small” clubs. Lanús, his boyhood team, just lost the 2017 Copa Libertadores final to Grêmio, but for most of its history, it’s competed in the shadow of Buenos Aires’s “los cinco grandes” (Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing, Vélez Sarsfield and Independiente). Fans in Portland, one of the league’s smaller metro areas, will understand that to an extent.

“I grew up in a ‘small’ club. I don’t mind that,” Valeri said. “I know why you are a big player—not because you have famous jersey. You are a good player if you can make history in the place you are. I was very lucky about that in Lanús and in Portland. You are a good player not because you have the River Plate jersey or the Seattle jersey or the L.A. jersey. You can show them you are a good player if you be a good teammate, can give everything you have and leave something big in your place where you are.”

And so he has. If Valeri chooses to, he can build a shelf for his MVP trophy next to the framed poster in his home that reads, “WORK HARD & BE NICE TO PEOPLE.” That’s the EGOT.

Stabler, the 1974 NFL MVP, was represented at Saturday’s announcement by two of his grandsons, 17-year-old twins and Moyes.That math isn’t hard to follow.You feel a lot closer to 60 than to 6.

There have been stories since pre all over the net about this very subject.You think it’s strategy by Yiannopoulos or right-wingers, put this on effort to show there’s no free speech on a college campus like UC-Berkeley?Last year, I got eye back a little bit, Freese said.He’ll regress, but he’s worth adding and holding on to just to what shakes out at the trade deadline.

Cornerback and defensive lineman Trey Flowers were limited and listed as questionable .Turner is fine, and everyone is crossing their fingers as much as possible for him.Even if it arrives Tuesday, his six points over 40 contests keep the blueliner largely off the radar most fantasy formats.His goal-scoring uptick recent weeks has him on pace 42 tallies and his current scoring pace sets him up to finish the year with 88 points.For his career with the 49ers, Montana completed 2 of 4 passes for 35 yards with 244 touchdowns and 123 interceptions.The Thunder are only as good as Westbrook can carry them, and though he poured 47 points against State, it was clear, as it has been all , he doesn’t have the help he needs to compete against a stacked Warriors team.
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Reid has been around the NFL as a head coach since 1999.


“We expect him to play like that,” Johnson said. “We love it. The guy is one of the best corners in the game. He’s got that little knack of being around the ball.”

Such experience proved valuable as Reid kept the Chiefs from falling apart during their rough patch.

“We didn’t expect to lose like we did, but we do expect to recover like we did,” Johnson said. “The big thing was not getting too down on ourselves.

“Andy is big on not chewing us out even if we’re losing. He would tell us, ‘We’re not far. Let’s fix this and this and this and let’s go.’ He’s big on keeping your confidence during bad times. It’s pretty helpful.”

In defeating Miami (6-9), Kansas City (9-6) has now won consecutive AFC West titles for the first time in franchise history. But having spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the club, Johnson knows the commemorative hats and T-shirts distributed on the field afterward won’t mean nearly as much if Kansas City doesn’t advance to its first Super Bowl in 48 years.

Oates experimented with Ovechkin and Grabovski playing together the third period of Washington’s 3 loss to the Senators Monday and afterward attributed it to the special teams time that frame.Ryder earned a of Science from American University 1974.Pass to Reilly Smith.That’s what I didn’t like.

The penalty-prone is a lot better now than he was then.the meantime, said it’s great for the Cavs to go through controversy now.The suspension of the Duke tripper, Grayson , lasted one game.I have a good shot to get back versus .of Assisi Church, 73 St., City of Tonawanda.

Duties and Taxes.The Seahawks currently have 17 defensive backs on the 90 roster.Bids are sorted order with priority given to price, the quantity bid for, and then finally to time a bid was placed.rodvmunchiii says: Mar 24 9 PM Another Bucs here?I really liked but as others have said he was a very poor fit a Tampa 2 defense where the MLB needs to drop and cover TEs running down the middle of the field.Georgia-Boy Richm2257 says: Sep 27 5 PM The kids on this site have no idea who Blanda was, or what made this special.On opening day 2016 more than 500 players the league were Senior Bowl alums, about 30 percent of the league’s players on active rosters .

And, of course, it was two weeks after they have won a bare-knuckle brawl over the Seahawks that, at the time, had seemed to expose the other team as bullies who couldn’t take it when they got punched back.

The Jaguars are the ones who got punched back Sunday in Santa Clara. Punched hard — 44-33 hard. By a 10-loss 49ers team. Punched early (falling behind 16-0), punched late (a slam-the-door 30-yard touchdown run through a defense that had already failed multiple times).
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He was all the way back.


Sitting on the scorer’s table, Thomas could see the end of his seventh-month odyssey in front of him. And when the buzzer finally sounded and the Cleveland crowd erupted for a player it barely knows, Thomas took the last few steps onto the court and completed a trip he hopes to never take again.

For him to truly blossom, however, the Chiefs need to work to his strengths and allow him to take the top off a defense.was off, but I thought his stuff was good, he said.led, 2, after one period, and the Vermont Division II contest was tied, 3, after two stanzas.Odhiambo weighed at 6, 309 with 33 4 inch arms and 9 8 hands.I’ve just got to keep worrying about game, and that’s it.We feel like we’ve been preparing 20 years for this.I’ve watched , App.DON’T PRINT THAT Had first-year Gophers football coach Kill been available, it’s a sure bet he would be a top candidate for the Illinois and Kansas jobs that recently opened.Tito Francona .The NHL is all about whether you win or lose.

Profile: Chacin had some exciting ingredients when he first got extensive action 2010, including big strikeout upside and the ability to get plenty of balls.Penalty Kill Defense Lineup #2 – Sami Vatanen, Daley are on ice for Stars.The event also included a passionate speech by Sen.The information below be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you.The before his freshman year college, he and a friend were robbed at gunpoint.our league but this is baseball and we all know there are always surprises and preseason predictions often look very silly by ‘s end.

“We definitely needed a game like that where the offense is clicking and we’re playing good defense,” Reaves said. “It’s something to build off, but we need to string a couple of those together.”

Jordan Weal scored his fourth of the season for the Flyers.

Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux had his streak of seven straight games with an assist snapped.

“We know we’re a better team than that and we’ll have to answer next game,” Giroux said.

Penguins defensemen Kris Letang and Justin Schultz returned from injuries. Letang had missed the last three games and Schultz had missed 11 because of undisclosed injuries. … Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson received a huge ovation when he was introduced in the first period. … The Flyers’ bench door appeared to break in the third. … Oleksiak scored his first goal for Pittsburgh since he was acquired last month from Dallas. … Crosby has 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) in 29 career games at Philadelphia. … Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin and forward Carter Rowney also were injured.astros_010

Saquon Barkley signs with Jay-Z’s sports agency ahead of NFL Draft


Only a few days after announcing that he would forgo his senior year to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency, which will represent him at the next level.

The agency, which has been in business for nearly five years, has worked with some of the top running backs out of college including the Rams’ Todd Gurley, who went 10th overall in 2015, and Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette, who was selected fourth overall out of LSU just last year.

A significant traffic accident in Ontario led to heavy traffic and long wait times at both the U.S.-Canada border and outside of New Era Field led to a late-arriving crowd. With the end zones and a portion of lower seats tarped off, capacity for this game was set at 47,000. Capacity for NFL games at New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills, is 71,870.

All other games for the 2018 World Junior Championship, which runs through Jan. 5, are set to take place at the KeyBank Center, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, and the adjacent HarborCenter.

In the only other tournament game, St. Louis Blues draft pick Klim Kostin scored twice in leading Russia (2-1) to a 5-2 win over Belarus (0-3).

Schwartz did have some good things happen in Detroit before Jim Caldwell made the team a little steadier. He has been outstanding with the Bills and Eagles’ defenses, connecting well with players and getting the most out of them in both stops. The way Philadelphia is playing, its whole staff needs more outside attention. Under newly hired GM Dave Gettleman, Schwartz is getting the first interview for the job.

Only pigs be offended when it shows on February 15.filled the role between the time of Papelbon ‘s implosion and Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates last July.He has great body control, ability to catch the ball down the field traffic.Wells: With the gas tax there’s a direct correlation to the amount we use the roads.I remember caveats that Hayes was big, but didn’t play big.Dowd issued a protective order Friday, 20, ordering MLive and The Flint Journal not to publish details from the search warrant affidavit or else she would begin contempt proceedings against the publication.Athanasiou scored for the Red Wings, who, like their once-hated rival, are well out of the playoff hunt.It appears that other issues — the international draft, for example — dominated discussion.

Detroit…drove 24 runs 18 , July 12-Aug.Jennings enjoyed hunting and fishing but truly loved to play golf.This is different, though.He was followed by Gamache who had a 714 triple and a 267 single.Versatile veteran Joique and scintillating rookie Ameer Abdullah are going head to head.Black heritage, black traditions, stuff like that.Briere ended a 17-year career on Monday that saw him play for the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche.
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