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28.10.2019 04:45
Lethargic losses to start the season were enough Antworten

Seattle Seahawks might not compete in the NFC West http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-christian-miller-jersey , especially after they failed to reach the playoffs last season.But after a 27-3 dismantling of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium, quarterback Russell Wilson believes the Seahawks are back on track.“We’re fired up about what we can do and where we’re going,” Wilson said after throwing three touchdown passes. “It is one game. One game doesn’t matter. You look at the journey. You look ahead. On a tough, tough challenge, coming all the way to London, I thought our coaches and our organization prepared us in the best way possible to be ready to roll.”Only 11 percent of teams that started the season 0-2 have made the playoffs since the NFL adopted the current divisional format in 2002. The Seahawks had not missed the playoffs with Wilson since drafting him in 2012, and they had not opened with consecutive losses under his watch, either.The Los Angeles Rams again appear the class of the division, and the Seahawks believe they took enough lessons from their 33-31 home defeat on Oct. 7 to prepare for a challenge.And, after evening their record at 3-3 on Sunday, they are ready to return from their bye week with success in sight.“Our goal was to get back to .500 before the bye week and we accomplished that, so we’ve got a bye week coming up, a good time to rest up, and we’ve got to come back and get ready for the next stretch,” wide receiver Jaron Brown said.Here are other things we leaned following Seattle’s victory over Oakland:CARR INSURANCERaiders quarterback Derek Carr was sacked six times by the Seahawks and injured his left arm when being tackled by Jarran Reed with 8:52 remaining, though coach Jon Gruden said Carr would have been able to return to the game had Seattle not run down the clock.That doesn’t change the fact that the Raiders have significant questions to address with regards to their offensive line, especially with left guard Kelechi Osemele inactive with a knee injury and his replacement, Jon Feliciano Jordan Scarlett Jersey , unable to return after injuring his ribs in the second quarter.“We’re going to have to do the best we can to find five men that can collectively pass protect much better, and that’s what we will do,” Gruden said.The Raiders (3-3) will also have to confront doubts about their special teams, too, after rookie kicker Matt McCrane missed a field goal for the fourth time in the last five games in the second quarter and rookie punter Johnny Townsend averaged 30.7 yards on his three punts, including one that traveled 27 yards and another that went only 28 yards.A LASTING LEGACYSeahawks strong safety Bradley McDougald, who was responsible for the helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper a concussion in the second quarter, said he wants his secondary to live up to the “Legion of Boom” days under Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.“The standard’s been set,” McDougald said. “The best thing about it is, we’ve been there with those guys. We’re not a new group of guys who just heard about these guys before we got here and we’re trying to live up to a hype that we’ve never seen. No. We were there with these same guys last year. We played underneath these guys. We watched how they prepared. We watched how seriously they took the game and brought their passion to the field and we’re just trying to replicate that.”ONE FOR THE FUTUREDaryl Worley and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were the Raiders’ starting cornerbacks after Rashaan Melvin and Gareon Conley held that responsibility the first five games.Gruden was particularly impressed with Worley, who notably allowed a 42-yard reception to Doug Baldwin in the third quarter before intercepting Wilson just shy of the goal line on the next play.“Worley is a good player,” Gruden said. “Worley is going to be a starter here. He’s a guy that’s really established himself as a true corner for the Raiders.”QUOTABLEReed on the Seahawks’ defense repeatedly sacking Carr: “It’s like blood in the water. It’s like a shark. If you’re smelling blood, you’ve got to go get it. We’re just hungry, man.” NEW YORK (AP) — Le’Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he’d make his next playmaking moves.Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets.Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The decision ended months of speculation about where he’d resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because teams can’t officially announce signings until the start of the new league year Wednesday afternoon.ESPN first reported the signing Jonah Williams Jersey , and said the deal is for four years and $52.5 million — including $35 million guaranteed.Bell, a former Michigan State star, also announced his decision on Twitter , saying: “I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it.”Several teams were mentioned throughout the past few days as having interest in signing Bell, with the Jets consistently among them. Many football fans and reporters took to their computers to download the new album released at midnight by the running back — who goes by the stage name “Juice” — to glean any potential clues in his lyrics he might have included about his next football destination.The news, however, came as many were in between tracks.And, Bell was immediately a big-time hit among the Jets and their fans.“Welcome my brutha @LeVeonBell,” linebacker Avery Williamson tweeted.“I’m in Miami brotha,” safety Jamal Adams tweeted at Bell. “We going up tonight!!!”The deal gives Darnold and new coach Adam Gase a big-time playmaker, arguably the best player at his position before Bell opted to sit out all of last season rather than sign a franchise tender with Pittsburgh.The 27-year-old Bell is a two-time AP All-Pro selection and three-time Pro Bowl pick who immediately upgrades the Jets’ backfield.New York still has Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon, but Crowell is likely to be released after one season with the team. Bilal Powell, the team’s fourth-round pick in 2011, is a free agent and unlikely to be back.Bell has rushed for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns, and has 312 catches for 2 http://www.bengalscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-drew-sample-jersey ,660 yards and seven scores as one of the most versatile and dangerous offensive players in the NFL. His 128.9 yards from scrimmage per game over his career is the best mark in the NFL since the 1970 merger.Bell’s career reached a crossroads, however, last year when he declined to sign his one-year, $14.4 million franchise tender with the Steelers and made himself ineligible to play. It was an unprecedented move as Bell — who received the franchise tag in two straight years — skipped a season in his prime to preserve his long-term health and secure a big payday.Last month, Pittsburgh decided to not place the transition tag on Bell. That cleared the running back to become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL’s new year begins Wednesday.And the Jets pounced on a player they think can help Darnold take their offense to another level — despite the fact Bell hasn’t played since Pittsburgh’s playoff loss to Jacksonville on Jan. 14, 2018. That means it will be a span of 19 months in between game appearances by the time the preseason begins in August.The Steelers drafted Bell with the 48th overall pick in 2013. He combined with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown to form Pittsburgh’s “Killer B’s” on offense, a potent trio of game-breaking talents.With his patient running style and explosive burst, Bell quickly established himself as one of the best backs in the league. He was also a top pass-catcher out of the backfield, finishing 10th in the league with 85 catches in 2017. That combination of production had Bell focused on a contract that rewarded him like the dual threat he is.He and the Steelers failed to reach an agreement on a new deal last summer, and he skipped training camp for the second straight year.This time, though, he never returned to the team.Instead, he’ll join the Jets and look to re-establish himself as arguably the best overall running back in the game — and try to help a franchise that hasn’t been to the playoffs since the 2010 season get back to winning.The move to get Bell was the latest in a busy two days for general manager Mike Maccagnan and the Jets, who also have agreed to deals with linebacker C.J. Mosley, wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy, and are re-signing defensive end Henry Anderson and backup cornerback Darryl Roberts. New York also acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from Oakland over the weekend.

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