Ohio State’s producing more than twice as many current NFL players as Michigan is a product of two factors

Ohio State’s producing more than twice as many current NFL players as Michigan is a product of two factors: the Wolverines’ talent slump prior to Harbaugh and Meyer’s immediate success in recruiting and developing NFL talent since he arrived in Columbus four years ago.

Five Buckeyes were drafted Jamar Taylor Womens Jersey in the first round last spring, the highest number from one school in 10 years. Overall, NFL teams drafted 12 players from Ohio State in 2016 — tied for the second-most in the first seven rounds of a draft in the common era.

Below is a closer look at Meyer’s success in getting players into the NFL while at Ohio State, beginning with the 2013 draft.

Despite those numbers, Michigan has produced the two best NFL players from either school, based on Pro Football Reference’s Approximate Value. The AV metric attaches a number to each player’s NFL performance for the purpose of uniform comparison over time. Here is a more detailed explanation, but in essence, it gives us a way to examine quality apart from quantity.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was asked if he’s ever coached a quarterback who’s able to complete passes from such unusual arm angles.

“Actually I have, yes,” Bevell said. “[Brett] Favre Jamie Meder Womens Jersey was quite adept at doing that as well. All those different angles. But it’s a special talent to be able to do that. That was the greatest thing that I always thought Favre did was he didn’t have to have his feet exactly right to be able to make those throws. He had a special enough arm that he could do it from any platform, from any foot angle. He could be laying on the ground and still make the throw.

“And Russell has that similar ability. He doesn’t have to have his feet set perfect to be able to make those accurate throws. He can move his arm angles. He can be rolling out to his left and throw it back like the play that he made to Jimmy.”

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Eagles trying to trade guard Evan Mathis, according to report

We’re still not exactly sure what Chip Kelly’s end game is, but the madness doesn’t appear to be letting up. Offensive guard Evan Mathis is the latest Philadelphia Eagles player being offered up on the Tony Gonzalez Womens Jersey trading block, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Mathis is regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014.

He initially passed Dawson on a 41-yard pass play to Golden Tate in the second quarter, where he used his legs to buy time and found an open Tate on the sideline. Dawson had 28,711 yards in his career and Gannon 28,743.

Stafford finished the game with 28,859 career passing yards.

And Dak has just done a great job. He’s just been very poised under pressure. He doesn’t make many mistakes, if any, and he gets the ball to the right people. So they’ve both been very impressive for young football players and they’re getting better as the season’s going on, as their nine-game winning streak proves it.”

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Cowboys’ nine-game winning streak with a rookie starting at quarterback and running back is the longest since the 1970 merger. The Redskins won seven straight with Griffin and fellow rookie Kirk Cousins making one start at quarterback and Morris.

“Obviously with Robert and Alfred, they had taken the league by storm,” Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. “So everyone at that point was thinking Robert would be the quarterback here for a long time. Unfortunately for him, it didn’t work out that way. It’s crazy to look back on that game and how Alfred and Robert were playing and how Elliott and Prescott are playing now.”

Which of the six teams playing on Thanksgiving is best set up for success three Tyson Jackson Womens Jersey years from now?

Bowen: It’s the Cowboys because of the talent on the offensive line and the youth with both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Remember, the teams that can control the line of scrimmage, run the ball and get Vic Beasley Womens Jersey production from the QB position are set up to win. It’s really not that complicated. Dallas has the key building blocks to maintain its offensive identity and consistently compete while developing players on the defensive side of the ball.

Bruce Arians tweets he’s ‘doing good’ after hospital stay

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was back at the team’s facility on Tuesday and tweeted that he was “doing good” and “back with the guys.”

Thank you for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I’m doing good. Everything checked out ok. Happy to be back with the guys!

Mark Dalton, the Cardinals’ vice president of media relations, tweeted Malik Jackson Authentic Jersey a picture of Arians at the facility Tuesday and said the coach is expected to lead practice Wednesday and coach the team Sunday when it plays a road game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Early on, though, the Raiders were flat. They had only 120 yards of offense and trailed by seven before Carr hit fullback Jamize Olawale for a 75-yard touchdown early in the fourth and then Cooper for the deciding 35-yard score with under five minutes remaining.

It was the eighth game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime for Carr since the start of the 2015 season. Only the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford has more in that time, with nine; the New York Giants’ Eli Manning has seven.

“Oh man, you talk about winning games in the stretch, he put us in position to win the game,” Raiders All-Pro defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack said. “And you’ve seen the pass to Olawale, you’ve seen the pass to the Latavius [Murray], he’s playing great football.”

Mack also had a sack, his seventh in the past five games and eighth of the season.

“It was a huge part for our team,” Cooper said of Olawale’s score. “Everybody was happy on the Marcedes Lewis Authentic Jersey sidelines and you saw that they felt like the momentum was shifting for them.”

Of course, the win did not come without drama, and coach Jack Del Rio’s daring.

Lawrence Taylor remembers Joe Theismann’s brutal injury

Joe Theismann and I are linked forever because of an unfortunate incident that happened on November 18, 1985, during a Monday night game at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., against the Redskins.

At the beginning of the second quarter, Theismann handed off to John Riggins. The Diesel bulled toward the middle of the line, putting his head down for the impact. Then he changed his tack, stopping and flipping the ball back Ryan Johansen Authentic Jersey to Theismann. They were trying a flea flicker. Theismann wanted to throw downfield to Art Monk.

Unfortunately for the Redskins and Theismann, we read the play correctly. We were blitzing. It felt like our entire defense was pouring in on Theismann. I got a hold of him and pulled him down. As we went to the ground, my knee Scott Hartnell Authentic Jersey rammed into his lower right leg; Harry Carson and Gary Reasons also congregated at Theismann on the sack. He didn’t get up. I didn’t expect him to, either. I knew he’d been hurt badly.

“The worst part about it was the offseason,” Avril said. “I couldn’t tell people I played for the Lions.”

With entry limits a part of the state regulations, Back said combining the sites into one is another concern, specifically for high-volume players.

“There is no doubt that the higher-volume players who do this for a living would much prefer them to leave both sites open for business, as it gives them ability to get more money in play each week, day,” Back said.

The players who went through going winless can think of nothing positive about the experience.

“No, I can’t think of anything good that came out of that Sergei Bobrovsky Authentic Jersey year,” Stanton said.

“I know how it felt to be at the bottom and never wanted to go back,” Avril said.

Kris Bryant is just getting started as he takes home MVP honors

He has already achieved so much. And now Chicago Cubs infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant can add National League MVP to his résumé, winning the award in a landslide Thursday night. Bryant earned 29 of 30 first-place votes and one second-place vote — becoming the 10th different Cub to win the honor while confirming what we already knew: He’s a once in a generation player.

“This year has been one of the best years of my life,” Bryant said on a conference call with reporters after taking home the award. “Winning the World Series and then this is the icing on the cake. I don’t know if this whole year will ever happen again.”

The announcement was made on MLB Network after voting from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts finished second and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was third.

“Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be the best player in everything I did, didn’t matter what sport,” Trout said in an ESPN interview after being named MVP. “But obviously, you work hard just to be in the conversation.

“There are a lot of great players across the country, across the world, that you’re playing against each and every day. [You] put your mindset to that, just to work hard and be the best.”

At just 25 years old, Trout Captain Munnerlyn Authentic Womens Jersey now has his second MVP award — he won his first in 2014. Trout is the sixth player to win two MVPs before the age of 26, according to Elias. Trout also has never finished lower than second in AL MVP voting in his five full years in the majors.

Betts was tied with teammate Dustin Pedroia for second in the AL in batting average (.318), ranked second in hits (214), tied for third in doubles (42) and Charles Johnson Authentic Womens Jersey was fourth in RBIs (113). He finished second in the majors in WAR (9.6) behind Trout.

Altuve led the AL in both batting average (.338) and hits (216), while he tied for second in steals (30), was third in WAR (7.7), tied for third in doubles (42) and ranked fifth in OPS (.928).

Bills sign safety James Ihedigbo

The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday signed veteran safety James Ihedigbo, who has a familiarity with coach Rex Ryan’s defensive system.

Ihedigbo played two seasons, 2009 and 2010, for the New York Jets when Ryan served as head coach. He played in 29 games over that span, all as a reserve.

The Bills have been searching for a starting safety opposite Corey Graham since Aaron Williams was placed on injured reserve Nov. 1. Veteran Corey White Authentic Jersey backup Robert Blanton has started the past two games in Williams’ place.

The Bills released safety Duke Williams in a corresponding move.

The 32-year-old Ihedigbo spent the past two seasons with the Lions, the first season-and-a-half as the team’s starting strong safety.

He and Glover Quin were considered Cyrus Kouandjio Authentic Jersey one of the best safety tandems in the league in 2014, but Ihedigbo was replaced in the lineup by Isa Abdul-Quddus midway through the 2015 season. It was a season Ihedigbo called “humbling,” and he told ESPN “without a doubt” he believes he can still be a NFL starter.

By the end of the 2015 season, Ihedigbo was playing on some special-teams units — the same role he had when he started his career as an undrafted free agent with the Jets.

Ihedigbo has played with the Jets, Patriots, Ravens and Lions and won a Super Bowl in Baltimore. In his career, he has made 332 tackles with nine sacks, eight interceptions, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

The Steelers were 22nd in the league in total defense (380.8 yards per game) with Heyward, who is considered a run-stopping stabilizer who can get pressure on the quarterback. Veteran Ricardo Mathews will likely start in Heyward’s place.

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is disappointed in wide receiver Mike Evans for protesting President-elect Donald Trump by sitting during Sunday’s national anthem.
“I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday,” Evans said in the statement. “It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our country.

“Yeah, there was still money on the table, but at the end of the day, it’s about quality of life,” Johnson said in a pre-taped interview segment. “It’s not worth it if you can’t bend over and pick up your son or if you got jacked-up fingers where you can’t hold your baby.”

Bruce Arians says football is ‘being attacked’ by moms

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians defended football at a coaching clinic on Friday and blamed mothers for an ongoing attack on the game.

“We feel like this is our sport. It’s being attacked, and we got to stop it at the grass roots,” Arians said at the “Arizona Cardinals High School Football Coaches Clinic” on Friday, according to Ed Cole of NBC Sports 1060 in Phoenix. “It’s the best game that’s ever been f——?? invented, and we got to make sure that moms get the message; because that’s who’s afraid of our game right now. It’s not dads, it’s moms.”

The message isn’t much different Richard Hamilton Authentic Jersey than one he delivered at league meetings in March when Arians told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that parents are “fools” if they won’t let their kids play football. But on Friday, he narrowed the scope from “parents” to “moms.”

The Browns hired DePodesta in January to serve as the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer after a two-decade run working in MLB. DePodesta got his start in baseball with the Cleveland Indians before working his way up to become Billy Beane’s top assistant with the Oakland A’s (a character based on DePodesta was played by Jonah Hill in the 2011 Moneyball blockbuster). In 2004, the Dodgers hired him to be their general manager, but he lasted only two years. DePodesta most recently served as the vice president of player development and scouting for the New York Mets.

If any organization in the NFL needs a dramatic upheaval, it’s the Browns. They’ve only finished above .500 twice since returning to Cleveland in 1999 Scottie Pippen Authentic Jersey and have been mired in turmoil ever since Jimmy Haslam purchased the team in 2012. They went 3-13 last season, which was four games worse than their performance the previous year. But is a “Moneyball” approach the kind of makeover the Browns need?

What is the “Moneyball” philosophy?
Given the lack of a salary cap in MLB, certain teams are at a significant financial disadvantage. Thus, one of the only ways for small revenue clubs to win is to find undervalued assets in the marketplace.

The A’s have embodied this approach under Beane. In his best-selling book, Moneyball, author Michael Lewis chronicled the A’s battle to compete with a Goliath such as the New York Yankees, who spend well over $100 million more in payroll than them. In the early 2000s, a hitter’s ability to work the count and simply get on base was often overlooked, which is why the A’s loaded up on previously unheralded hitters with high on-base percentages.

“Moneyball” is more a financial philosophy than anything else. It stresses the importance of staying ahead of the curve and identifying market trends before the competition.

Broncos’ Mannequin Challenge was quite the challenge

The Denver Broncos have taken the Mannequin Challenge, a social media staple these days believed to have been started in October by Florida high school students.

The team discovered that getting a large group of young, competitive, Type A personalities to follow directions can be, well, challenging.

“There’s no way you can organize Fred Evans Authentic Jersey 53 guys,” said linebacker Von Miller, who was behind the group’s effort. “… Unfortunately we were late, a week and a half late. It still turned out great.”

The challenge, which features groups of people in a variety of activities in a snapshot pose for an extended period as a video is taken, was something Miller wanted to try. Most of the players on the current roster are featured in the video, which was shot in the team’s locker room.

“He even had me come in from that angle,” Miller said.

Even though he grew up with two Gerald Hodges Authentic Jersey parents in the military, Bucannon said he has plenty in common with kids of civilian parents.

“Everybody’s got the same perception, thinking it’s real strict and things like that,” Bucannon said. “There’s rules, just like any other parents. They got expectations for you, things you got to follow, and they love you with all their heart.”

Discipline — and “a lot” of it, Bucannon said — found its way into the Bucannon household. But Duane and Sonji had one primary rule for their three sons to follow: Never lie, cheat or steal.

Looking back on a childhood that’s not in the distant past, Bucannon remembers sitting on base, doing his homework and being informed that his mother would be getting a promotion. He attended a ceremony during which she received a new commendation bar pinned on her uniform.

“It was [one of the good] memories that I have,” he said.

“It was about five takes,” Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware said. “One time Shane [Ray] moved, one time the equipment guy came through, one time a guy comes in and [says] ‘What are you guys doing?’ Are you kidding me?”

Jason and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky each scored two goals and Jonas Hiller made 35 saves

Jason and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky each scored two goals and Jonas Hiller made 35 saves, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. Bobby also scored and Teemu Selanne, Saku Koivu, Toni Lydman each had two assists for the Ducks, who began a six-game homestand following a seven-game stretch away from Honda Center that included a 4 loss up the freeway against the Los Kings. Ducks captain Getzlaf, who scored the go-ahead goal the final 2 minutes of the Ducks’ 3 win at Philadelphia on Oct. 21, missed his first game of the because of multiple nasal fractures after getting hit the forehead by Shane Doan’s deflected slap shot Tuesday night at Phoenix.

Getzlaf saw a specialist Santiago Casilla Jersey Friday after being placed on injured reserve. According to a team spokesman, the fractures were stable and non-displaced, which was a positive sign. But the six-year veteran be sidelined indefinitely. Matt Beleskey replaced Getzlaf at left wing on the Ducks’ No. 1 line with and. Nodl and scored for the Flyers, who lost for the third time four and squandered opportunity to tie Pittsburgh for the Atlantic Division lead. Philadelphia was trailing 3 when coach Peter Laviolette burned his only timeout at 8, bringing back memories of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Boston, when Philadelphia stormed back from a 3 deficit and completed a historic comeback on their way to the Cup Finals after trailing the Bruins three to none. Just 14 seconds after this timeout, Nodl scored on a 15-foot slap shot from the left circle. narrowed the gap to 3 with 16 left regulation after a sloppy turnover by, but scored his 15th goal at 5 of the second on 30-foot wrist shot while defenseman Braydon Coburn was screening goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Visnovsky ended the scoring at 16 of the third with his seventh goal of the and 100th of his NHL career. opened the scoring at 5 of the first period on a breakaway, beating Bobrovsky to the glove side with a backhander after getting the puck Sergio Romo Jersey the neutral zone from Lydman and speeding past Oskars Bartulis as the Flyers’ defenseman fell down just outside his own blue line. Visnovsky made it 2 at 3 of the second, beating Bobrovsky high to the stick side from the slot after Selanne fanned on Koivu’s pass from behind the net. scored again exactly 2 minutes later on a rebound of Joffrey Lupul’s shot while Nikolay Zherdev was off for high-sticking rookie Brandon McMillan. It was ‘s 22nd multigoal game and first since December 2009 with Toronto. Philadelphia enforcer finished serving his second two-game suspension less than three weeks, following a sucker punch to the face of Vancouver’s Andrew Alberts that earned a match penalty. The ban cost him almost $27 salary, but it didn’t cost the Flyers much on offense. has totaled three goals 86 career against the four teams they played during his suspensions, including Pittsburgh and Montreal – and the Flyers won three of the four. NOTES: Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who grew up Philadelphia and never stops reminiscing about the Flyers’ two Cup titles he witnessed 1974 and 1975, was among the crowd of 17 – 71 shy of a sellout.. As a result of Getzlaf’s injury, and are the only Anaheim players remaining who have suited up for all 41.. who turns 26 on Saturday, was the player Canada asked to fly to Vancouver on a standby basis December 2010 had Getzlaf’s sprained ankle not healed time for the Olympics. But it did, and Getzlaf skated off with a gold medal.. The Flyers are 8 with two ties on New Year’s, and the Ducks are 3 with one tie.. Hiller was awarded assist on ‘s first goal.

Ezekiel Elliott, Jerry Jones not worried about new allegations

With another allegation involving a former girlfriend coming to light over the weekend, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and owner/general manager Jerry Jones said they were not concerned these issues keep coming up.

Elliott simply said “no” when asked if he Derek Cox Jersey was concerned following the Cowboys’ 35-10 win against the Cleveland Browns, in which he rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

On Sunday, Jones reiterated that he is not worried about Elliott possibly being suspended at some point this season.

“They did a lot of talking all week,” Raiders left tackle Donald Penn said of the Broncos. “But I said we don’t talk with the media; we talk with our play, with our pads, and we showed that today.”

Carr passed for 184 yards in completing 20 of 31 attempts, though Donald Butler Jersey he had the best seat in the house when it came to watching his O-line put in work.

“The way those guys were imposing their will,” Carr said, “it was a fun thing to watch.”

The Wisconsin product now leads the league with 11 total touchdowns.

Gordon totaled 100 yards on 16 carries in the opening half, the first San Diego player to do that since LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 116 yards in the first half against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 16, 2007. Tomlinson was on hand to watch this game, as the Chargers honored members of the team’s hall of fame at halftime.

While the Chargers leaned on Gordon on offense, Antonio Gates kept the chains moving. Slowed for the past month due to a lingering hamstring issue, he looked like his old self. That was appropriate, considering the Chargers wore their iconic powder blue uniforms.

With rookie tight end Hunter Henry out due to a knee injury, Philip Rivers leaned on Gates like old times. The 36-year-old tight end finished with five receptions for 75 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown reception — his 108th career touchdown, putting Gates three behind Tony Gonzalez’s all-time mark of 111 for tight ends. Rivers and Gates have connected on 81 touchdowns, the most in NFL history for a quarterback-tight end tandem.

With the win, the Chargers improved to 4-5 on the year. They have taken 10 of their past 11 contests against the Titans.

The Chargers host the Miami Dolphins next week before taking a bye.