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A day before the first round of the NFL Draft, Watt, Pittsburgh’s No.1 pick in last year’s draft, addressed some of the snubs he endured during last year’s draft. Many analysts called Watt a “one year wonder” after he had just one productive collegiate season at Wisconsin. Watt fought through injuries in college while also changing positions from tight end to outside linebacker. He rebounded with a standout season in 2017, recording 11.5 sacks while helping Wisconsin win the 2017 Cotton Bowl wholesale authentic jerseys.

On Wednesday, Watt issued the following tweet while responding to Houston Texans’ receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ comments on the draft.

While he wasn’t present at the draft, Watt celebrated with his family in Wisconsin when the Steelers made him the 30th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. A day later, he was standing next to Pittsburgh President Art Rooney II, GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin while laying out his expectations for his rookie season.

“I’m not satisfied just to be here,” Watt said during his introductory press conference via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’m chasing greatness.”

Watt immediately made an impact on Pittsburgh’s defense, recording two sacks and a crucial interception in the Steelers’ Week 1 victory in Cleveland. Watt went on to enjoy a very solid rookie season that saw him tally 54 tackles along with 7.0 sacks. He helped Pittsburgh’s defense set a franchise record for sacks in a season while finishing fifth in the league in total defense, fifth in pass defense, seventh in scoring defense and tenth in rush defense.

Despite he and his unit’s success last season, Watt is driven to help lead the Steelers to even more success in 2018 while adding to Pittsburgh’s collection of Vince Lombardi Trophies.

“It feels great. It’s good to be grinding again,” Watt told Steelers.com following Day 1 of OTAs. “It feels good to be back in town and I can’t wait to see all of the guys. When you are away for two or three months you want to see all of the guys, you want to see all of the progress everybody has been making.

“I want to show everybody the progress I have made as well. Overall conditioning, pass rush, dropping in coverage, getting more comfortable with my body and just improving. I am way more comfortable this time around than I was last year, not knowing where I was going to go. I know the playbook, I know all of the guys. It will definitely help me further my progression in this defense.”

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After spending his rookie season watching and learning from the veterans, the Steelers’ No.1 pick last season wants to be a more vocal part of the team as he enters his second NFL season.

“I’m not learning now,” Watt recently told Steelers.com. “I’m not going to be sitting in the hotel room with Keion (Adams) trying to figure out plays and stuff. I know all the plays, and I have relationships with the players now. I can be a little more vocal. I know who I’m working with out there. I feel like I’m going to be able to take more risks being able to contribute more now that I have more leeway. I feel more comfortable in the system.”

Watt, who finished third on the Steelers with 7.0 sacks during his rookie season, can’t wait to get the 2018 season started.

“I’m more excited than ever to come back for a second year,” Watt said. “Everyone says the offseason is going to fly by. I didn’t have all the Combine training and all that stuff, so it’ll was a little bit of a relief to kind of get away from football for a little bit, but then I got back into training, and am getting ready to go for the season. I’m going to be grinding the whole way. I’m excited.”

Last season, the Steelers’ defense finished first in the NFL in sacks, seventh in scoring, fifth in yards allowed, fifth in pass defense and 10th against the run. The unit was gassed in their playoff loss to Jacksonville, however, as the Steelers gave up 38 points on defense cheap official jerseys.

“I think we’re making progress,” Steelers’ president Art Rooney II said of his defense, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We have a lot of young players on defense. We can get better . . . We need to add people to it, obviously.”

The Steelers did receive several strong individual performances on the defensive side of the ball in 2017. Cam Heyward earned his first Pro Bowl selection after recording a team best 12.0 sacks. Vince Williams enjoyed a solid first season as a starting inside linebacker, recording a career high 8.0 sacks. Watt looks like a star in the making after being the only player in the NFL this season to record at last 7.0 sacks, 50 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. Ryan Shazier was in the midst of an All-Pro season before going down with a season-ending injury in Pittsburgh’s Week 13 victory over the Bengals cheap sports jerseys free shipping.

But Shazier’s injury was too much for the Steelers to overcome, as Pittsburgh allowed an average of 134 yards per game during the final five games of the season. To help overcome the loss of Shazier and Mike Mitchell (who was released by the team last month), the Steelers signed linebacker Jon Bostic and safeties Morgan Burnett and Nat Berhe.

As they have for the previous five drafts, expect Pittsburgh spend it’s early picks on the defensive side of the ball, specifically on the inside linebacker and safety positions. The Steelers, a year after nabbing Joe Haden, may again look to big up a big name defender in free agency, as Pittsburgh wants to erase any holes in their roster heading into what they hope will be a championship-winning season discount jerseys cheap.

“I think we have the pieces to the puzzle, and we know we can compete at the highest level,” Watt said. “We were in so many close games throughout the year that I think we just want to come back and make the margins a little bit bigger. We want to give ourselves a little bit more room. We want to do so many great things, and we know how close we were but at the same time, we do not like the taste it let in our mouths. I think that will drive us all individually and collectively as a group.”

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This year, Tom Brady had a chance to win a sixth Super Bowl ring, but the New England Patriots quarterback is on top as championship of NFL merchandise sales.

For the second time in three years, Brady started and ended the season No. 1 on the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Top 50 Player Sales List, according to an NFLPA news release issued Thursday.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott finished No. 2, followed by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

The list, based on total sales of officially licensed NFL player-identified merchandise, tracks year-end results from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018, according to the NFLPA wholesale football jerseys china.

The NFL’s fiscal year essentially runs from one Super Bowl to the next. Brady also led sales for the fiscal year in 2015-16, while Elliott led sales in 2016-17.

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Jimmy Garoppolo would have been hard-pressed to find a better mentor upon entering the NFL.
Garoppolo served as Tom Brady’s backup for three-plus seasons after being drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. While Brady’s and Garoppolo’s respective playing styles aren’t eerily similar, it’s clear Jimmy G picked up a thing or two from TB12 during their time together.

While Garoppolo publicly has stated the lessons he learned from Brady, a recent video put together by Dov Kleiman really put the Patriots quarterback’s impact on his former backup into perspective. In the clip, Garoppolo is seen mirroring some of Brady’s patented mannerisms, including the methods of firing up teammates.

Now, Garoppolo is on the verge of superstardom as the San Francisco 49ers signal-caller. Although the 26-year-old was poised for success from the moment he was drafted, he might have to thank Brady a little for his meteoric rise.

Today in Patriots drama: Tom Brady may or may not be considering whether to retire

In the final episode of his “Tom vs. Time” Facebook series last month, Tom Brady sounded like a 40-year-old husband and father of three with plenty of interests besides football.

Now, on the week when most NFL teams begin their offseason workouts, he’s acting like one. The question is: how much should anyone read into that?

Despite an MVP season and another Super Bowl appearance, Brady still has not committed to playing in the 2018 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The report is fueled by Brady’s absence from voluntary offseason workouts and the residual fallout from the rumors of discord swirling about him, Rob Gronkowski, Bill Belichick and Brady’s health guru, Alex Guerrero. Many people, Schefter reported, believe that Brady will play, but there is less certainty than usual.

“My money would be on him playing football for the foreseeable future, but what goes on away from the football field, I don’t know,” one source told ESPN. “I don’t know.” Another person told ESPN, “we’re dealing with a human being. Things can change. But I do believe he will be playing.”

A Pro Football Talk report bolsters that point of view, with an unnamed source telling Mike Florio that Brady is planning a summer passing camp with teammates sometime before the opening of training camp in July new jersey wholesale.

Still, you’re to be forgiven if you fear that we’re in full-on Brett Favre territory again with the “will he or won’t he play” stuff. Who among us has not missed those heady days of reporters doing live reports from Favre’s lawn?

In an interview published last month, Brady seemed to say he wasn’t going anywhere. “I love playing and I want to keep going ’cause I think there’s more to achieve and I still think I can play at a really high level,” he told People. “As long as I’m willing to make the commitment, my family gets the time they need, [then] hopefully I can keep playing the game I love.”

You’ll notice some qualifiers in there. His wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, talked a year ago about his concussions, although both the NFL and the NFL Players Association said that they found no validity to her claim that Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 season. In “Tom vs. Time,” which also was released last month, she seemed to hint at Brady’s restlessness.

“These last two years have been very challenging for him in so many ways,” she said. “And he tells me, ‘I love it so much and I just want to go to work and feel appreciated and have fun.’ ”

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“It’s a big commitment, laying here three days after the game and getting my Achilles worked on and my thumb [which he injured just days before the AFC championship game],” Brady said. “You go, ‘What are we doing this for?’ You know? ‘What are we doing this for, who are we doing this for, why are we doing this?’ You gotta have answers to those questions. And they have to be with a lot of conviction. You know, when you lose your conviction, then you probably should be doing something else.”

Brady has also spoken of keeping his life in balance, telling People that Bündchen “wants me to continue to do what I love and continue taking care of myself and, you know, make sure I’m still really present for my kids when they need me and still available to everyone in the family, because our kids aren’t getting any younger.”

Then there are the Patriots’ reported internal issues involving Guerrero, Brady’s TB12 business partner and trainer. The relationship caused strain with the team’s strength and conditioning staff and Guerrero both providing training for a number of players, including Gronkowski. Coach Bill Belichick ended many of Guerrero’s privileges with the team last winter and players now consult him offsite, at the nearby TB12 facility. There has been speculation, too, about the future of Gronkowski, who has not attended the first three days of offseason work, and about his possible displeasure with his contract.

And, to add to the mix, Brady has not signed his usual contract extension. Yet.

So where are we? Might as well set up camp on Brady’s lawn. Not that he’s home. He was in Qatar with his family last weekend. It should also be noted that he has skipped part of offseason work before — in 2008, 2009 and 2010. ESPN’s report noted that he plans to spend more time with Guerrero this offseason, and that Brady has said he wants to play until he is 45. The Patriots evidently believed him, trading backups Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, which means they may well be looking for Brady’s successor in next week’s draft.

So we’ll leave you with this.

“Again,” Brady told People, “I still love playing and hopefully I can play for a while.”

Ah, that pesky “hopefully.”

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Allen Robinson: My goal is to make Mitchell Trubisky’s job easy

Allen Robinson: My goal is to make Mitchell Trubisky’s job easy

Next to quarterback, no other position on offense has flummoxed the Chicago Bears more than wide receiver.

“[Chicago] is where receivers go to die,” former Bear Muhsin Muhammad famously uttered 10 years ago.

The Bears tried to change the narrative in recent years with additions such as Brandon Marshall (2012-14) and Alshon Jeffery (2012-16), but a quick glance at Chicago’s media guide reveals that Johnny Morris, who retired in 1967, still holds the franchise record for receiving yards (5,059) and catches by a wide receiver (356).

Jeffery, who played just five seasons for the Bears, is third all time in receiving yards (4,549) and fourth in career receptions (304) among Chicago wide receivers.

Sensing their obvious weakness, the Bears pursued multiple free-agent wideouts last week, eventually locking up 24-year-old Allen Robinson with a three-year deal that included $25.2 million in guarantees.

Robinson wisely signed a shorter contract, which enables him to potentially test free agency again at only 27 years old. But the former Jacksonville Jaguars standout said last week that he envisions Chicago as his final NFL destination.

“I know the kind of player I want to be in this league when it’s all said and done,” Robinson told reporters at Halas Hall. “So I think for me, looking at Men’s Chicago Bears Allen Robinson NFL Pro Line Navy Team Color Jersey what Chicago provided from an overall standpoint was that I think they will allow me to do that. This is not something where I just want to come here — I know I signed for three years — but this is not just a three-year thing for me. I mean, in my eyes, I want to retire a Chicago Bear. So for me, there’s a lot riding on that.”

The Bears also have plenty riding on Robinson, who’s slated to be quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s primary target. Trubisky endured an uneven rookie season, partly because Chicago lacked adequate weapons at receiver.

Robinson, who missed almost all of last season with an ACL injury but caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Jags in his standout 2015 season, arrives in town with the reputation of being a quarterback-friendly wideout because of his route-running ability.

“I know from my standpoint, I’ll be able to make his [Trubisky’s] job easy,” Robinson said. “That’s my goal. Again, that’s what I came here for. I came here to make those plays, to make those catches, to make his job easy.”

Added Robinson: “I would date [my knowledge of route-running] back to college. College, I was fortunate to play for a coach that came from the NFL [Bill O’Brien] who had coached receivers in the NFL. And he was an offensive coordinator, so he was an offensive-minded guy who wanted to help me elevate my game to that. So, I mean, he kind of set for me the standards in what I would need to do to be successful in this league. And I know route-running is a big part of it. I know for me, I’m 24 years old right now, reaching the peak of my athleticism, but that’s not something that I want to just rely on the rest of my career. I also want to be athletic, but I want to be polished and a technician as well.”

Concealed beneath the cuffs of Allen Robinson’s navy pinstripe suit and white dress shirt were two bracelets. A green one on his right wrist and an orange one on his left. Souvenirs from his hospital stay last September when he had the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee surgically reconstructed.

He won’t remove them until he is cleared to play football again. That time is coming soon enough. He promises.

Until then, as the big wide receiver begins his Bears career after signing a three-year, $42 million contract, they will remind him every day of the work required to re-establish his dominance and be the offensive force the Bears need him to be.

“I understand it’s a question for the media — but not for me,” Robinson said Thursday at his Halas Hall introduction. “I know how I’m going to go about this thing, and I know the type of player I’m going to be.”

His confidence is noteworthy. Admirable, even. It’s just that this team’s fans, battered by losses and groggy from watching last year’s offense, aches for passing pyrotechnics. There’s an understandable anxiety about lengthening their list of receivers who missed most of last season with a major injury.

Fans here would welcome as much reassurance as possible. So how can Robinson be so sure he not only will be ready for training camp, but he also will regain his Pro Bowl form?

“I know myself,” he said.
Pain before gain

The play’s simplicity makes it that much more painful to digest. It was the Jaguars’ third snap of the season and, as it turned out, the first step on an inspired four-month march to the AFC championship game.

Third-and-2 from the Jaguars’ 33-yard line. Robinson, in man-to-man coverage against Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson to the left side of the formation, ran a 16-yard out route. Johnson had his hands on Robinson, but Robinson, as he has done repeatedly to NFL defensive backs, used his 6-foot-3, 211-found frame to power through the contact and separate.

He leaped for Blake Bortles’ high throw and — typical Robinson — pulled it in. As he landed on his right leg and regained his balance, Johnson pushed him out of bounds.

That’s when it happened.

The left-footed step didn’t even look all that awkward or unnatural. But Robinson instantly was in pain. He tried to limp back to the Jaguars sideline but fell in a heap, directing trainers to his left knee.

Robinson, in a recent TV interview with First Coast News in Jacksonville, recalled lying on the turf.

“It was a moment where I was like, ‘Gosh, why did this have to happen? Especially right now?’ ” he said.

Duane Brown Tells Arian Foster What Soured His Relationship With The Texans

Duane Brown Tells Arian Foster What Soured His Relationship With The Texans

Last year Duane Brown was traded after returning from a holdout and playing one game with the Houston Texans. The Texans lost to the Seahawks in a nail-biter, and Houston traded him to Seattle afterwards.

Leading up to the trade, Brown refused to report for OTAs, training camp, and the first six games of the 2017 regular season. People speculated it was an attempt by the Texans’ starting left tackle to get one last pay day before retiring a Texan.

Brown himself didn’t say anything publicly about the matter. All we could do was guess that Duane wanted one last contract, or at least a sweetener to his existing contract in the form of guaranteed money, to be paid comparably to other left tackles in the NFL.

In a podcast conversation with Arian Foster that posted yesterday, we finally hear Brown’s side of the story. He discussed the faith the Texans’ front office lost in him, the ruination of his relationship with Houston management, his decision to protest the national anthem, and much more. As you might expect, Brown doesn’t paint Bob McNair (especially in the aftermath of McNair’s infamous “inmates” comment) or the Texans in the best light, though he has nothing but kind things to say about the City of Houston and Texans fans.

Below is the YouTube video of the episode. As a warning, there is foul language, so prepare your surroundings accordingly.

It’s one thing to start your own company and convince investors to help your cause — but how about doing it at 12 years old? For brainchild Mikaila Ulmer and her lemonade company Me & The Bees Lemonade, no problem.

Ulmer started selling the flaxseed lemonade sweetened with honey from a stand in her hometown of Austin, Texas, using a family recipe from the 1940s her great-grandmother gave her. A portion of her lemonade profits go to organizations that work to fight colony collapse disorder, which has devastated bee populations. In other words, she is working to save the honey bees.

Ulmer has already been on “Shark Tank,” receiving $60,000 dollars worth of investments, and appeared on “Good Morning America.” But who she has recently caught the eye of is NFL players who want to invest in her company.

According to the Houston Chronicle, former and current NFL players Arian Foster, Glover Quin, Duane Brown, Jonathan Grimes, Omar Bolden, Bobby Wagner, Darius Slay, Sharrick McManis, EJ Manuel and Malik Jackson have combined to invest $810,000 to back the young entrepreneur’s lemonade.

The 12-year-old Austin native said she is happy to have the players on board as her company continues to blossom.

“It’s awesome that I get to work with and around these two,” Ulmer said while sitting next to Foster and Quin, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They’re very smart. I learned a lot from them in the past couple of hours. I’m very happy that I’m able to Nike Texans #23 Arian Foster Red Alternate With 10th Patch Men’s Stitched NFL Elite Jersey work with them and they invested in my company and them helping us and mentoring us and believing in our mission. I think we have a better chance of achieving our goals. That keeps me pumped and excited every day.”

Foster in turn also had positive things to say of Ulmer.

“She’s so humble,” Foster said Thursday at “Been Brilliant Entrepreneur Day” at Holthouse Boys & Girls Club in Houston, per the Houston Chronicle. “You always have to be open and willing to learn, and she is. I’m learning from her, too. It’s a cycle. You have to keep an open mind and continue to grow.”

“Of course,any time you invest in anything you look at if it’s going to be profitable,” Foster said. “We look for companies that match our main focus of developing a good product, but are also good people and do it for the right reasons. It’s more than about money to us. We believe that investing in small black businesses is extremely important.”

Quin also talked of the young girl’s promising company and her wits.

“She’s super smart. She’s very special. Obviously she has a bright future,” the Detroit Lions safety said. “Hopefully, I can be a part of it and nourish it and watch her grow. The sky is the limit. I’m very impressed with her.”

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Darius Slay’s 2017 season isn’t done just yet. The Detroit Lions’ fifth-year cornerback has a few more practices to go and a Pro Bowl game left on the docket. Once the Pro Bowl concludes, Slay’s 2017 season to remember will be over.

It was a season that saw the former second-round pick tie for the NFL lead with eight interceptions. Slay had six interceptions combined in his previous four seasons with the team.

His 26 passes defended led the NFL this season. His previous high was 17 back in 2014.

Slay was thrown at the third-most times of any cornerback in the NFL this year, yet opposing passers had just a little better than a 55.0 passer rating when throwing his way.

Slay also earned first-team All-Pro honors by the Associated Press. It was his first selection to the All-Pro team.

It certainly wasn’t a bad 2017 for Slay from an individual perspective.

So, what can we expect in 2018?

“Find a way to get better,” Slay said after the season while he cleaned out his locker. “From eight (interceptions), I need to have 10 (next year). So, I’ll just go find a way (to do) little things that make me better and go out here and work and try to be the best in the game.”

The Lions haven’t had a player reach 10 interceptions in a single season since Hall of Famer Lem Barney snagged 10 in the 1967 season. In all, only Barney, Don Doll (twice) and Jack Christiansen (twice) have ever reached 10 interceptions in a single season in franchise history.

Slay is young and beaming with confidence after the season he had this year. He’s wanted to be considered among the NFL’s elite corners for some time, and now that he’s among them, he has his sights set on being the game’s best.

He’s aiming high with his personal goals for 2018. If he hits them, it will certainly be good news for Detroit’s defense next season.

The NFL salary cap is rising another $10 million for the 2018 season, jumping from $167 million last year to $177.2 million.

This marks the seventh consecutive season the cap has increased and fifth straight year it has gone up at least $10 million. Since the league implemented its current collective bargaining agreement in 2011, the salary cap has jumped 47.7 percent.

In addition to the $177.2 million, the Detroit Lions will carryover an additional $4.15 million in unused cap space from the previous year.

With the release of the cap increase, franchise tag amounts have also been calculated. The Lions announced last week the team will use the tag on defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The one-year deal will cost the Lions $17.14 million, slightly less than originally expected.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett entered the season with uncontrollable hype. Injuries robbed him of a complete season but he showed his production when on the field. The Browns released his top three plays of his rookie season.

He recorded 31 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 11 games. There was also the deflected pass that he intercepted and returned for a touchdown but it was recalled due to a holding penalty on defensive end Carl Nassib.

The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall cheap jerseys selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. The possibilities for those two selections are endless.

Quarterbacks, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley have dominated the conversation but N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb will receive consideration by many teams within the top-10. Chubb addressed the possibility of pairing up with Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett at the next level.

“It could do a lot. Myles being so freakishly athletic and me being the guy I am, the player I am, learning a lot from each other, I can learn some stuff from him, he could learn some stuff from me. If the Browns decide to take us it would be very special,” Chubb said via 92.3 The Fan.

The Georgia native described his game as having a little bit of Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller and a little bit of Oakland Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack.

The Browns currently have former second round selection Emmanuel Ogbah out of Oklahoma State paired with Garrett at defensive end. Cleveland had a promising look during the five games in which Garrett and Ogbah were both active. Ogbah had recorded 9.5 sacks in 26 professional games. However, he spent his rookie season transitioning between defensive end and outside linebacker.

Chubb had 72 tackles, 10 sacks and one forced fumble last season.

The Browns have invested in edge rushers in each of the last two drafts but NC State’s Bradley Chubb could inspire them to do it three years in a row.

Chubb, who racked up 25 sacks over 3 seasons for the Wolfpack, is regarded as the best rusher in the draft class by many.

Could the Browns, who own two of the top 4 picks in the draft, take another defensive end high for a second straight year after drafting Myles Garrett No. 1 overall a year ago?

Chubb likes the thought of being paired with Garrett, who had 7 sacks in 11 games as a rookie last season for Cleveland.

“It could do a lot,” Chubb said Saturday of the impact he could have with Garrett. “Myles being so freakishly athletic and me being the guy I am, the player I am, learning a lot from each other, I can learn some stuff from him, he could learn some stuff from me. If the Browns decide to take us it would be very special.”

The Browns also selected Emmanuel Ogbah, who has 9 sacks in 26 games, in the second round of the 2016 draft.

Like Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Chubb hopes he’ll be able to give the Browns something to think about and make their decision of what to do with their first round picks even more difficult.

“Saquon is a great player, a great athlete,” Chubb said. “I’m just going to go out there and show what I can do. I’m competing with everybody in this building of course but at the end of the day I can only control what I do.”

It is expected that the Browns will pick a quarterback with No. 1 selection, which Chubb understands.

“If a team doesn’t have a quarterback, they don’t really have anything,” Chubb said. “My job is to get after one of the best players on the field, one of the highest-paid players on the field. It changes the dynamics of the game. You see in the Super Bowl, sack-caused fumble ends the game. Take it back to when the Broncos won, Von Miller just going crazy in that game. Super Bowl MVP of that game.”

The question that always gets asked about defensive ends coming out of college is do they have enough moves as to not become predictable when going against the top offensive tackles in the game?

“I feel like I do but it’s definitely going to have to get fine-tuned because these guys, there’s no weak offensive linemen in the NFL,” Chubb said. “I understand whenever I start training to do the fundamentals and get into rookie minicamp and all that stuff I’ve got to completely understand…if I want to get a sack I’ve got to be on my 100 percent ‘A’ game.”

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Kyle Long is rarely one to mix words. The Chicago Bears guard typically has something to say about everything. Whether it is in a press conference or on social media, Long is a man of the people who is always willing to open up when asked a question. On Wednesday night he was asked by a Twitter use what is his favorite thing about quarterback Mitch Trubisky and his answer did not disappoint.

“His level of confidence without being cocky,” Long tweeted. “And he understands he’s young in the locker room and knows what it takes to earn the respect from offensive and defensive players. Class act.”

It has appeared from the get-go that Trubisky was someone who immediately earned respect from those in the Bears locker room. Leonard Floyd admitted last year that the defensive side of the ball calls him Pretty Boy Assassin, while others call him Mr. Biscuit or The Biscuit.

Respect is sometimes hard to earn in the NFL, particularly when a player does not light up the scoreboard or put up huge numbers, yet Trubisky already appears to have a good handle on the locker room and others respect the hard work and dedication he puts in.

The return of Harry Hiestand in 2018 to coach the offensive line of the Chicago Bears should be a massive benefit for guard Kyle Long.

Long has been hampered by injuries the last two seasons but has three Pro Bowl nods to his name in five years in the league. Long underwent neck surgery in December and recently said he still has a few minor things he needs to get worked on before the start of next season.

While on Twitter on Tuesday he took note of how impressive the prospects have been from Notre Dame in recent years:

The talented offensive linemen he is referring to were all coached by Hiestand at Notre Dame.

During Hiestand’s run with the Irish between 2012 and 2017 he has helped produce some of the NFL’s top offensive linemen. Zack Martin, Ronnie Stanley and Nick Martin have all already found success in the NFL, while Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey are both pegged to be first-round picks later this April in the NFL Draft.

Hiestand also had a lot of success earlier in his career while coaching with the Bears between 2005 and 2009. During that time he helped oversee the development of key linemen such as Olin Kreutz and Roberto Garza.

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The Carolina Panthers changed the offensive coaching staff this season, handing the reins to the Turner family, with the focus on raising the play of Cam Newton.

Coach Ron Rivera said upon hiring offensive coordinator Norv Turner that he wanted to see Newton get to “another level.” That level, however, won’t necessarily include making Cam a statuesque pocket passer.

Panthers new QB coach Scott Turner — who was a quality control coach in Carolina during Newton’s rookie season — told Max Henson of the team’s official website that Cam’s unique talent won’t go to waste.

“What he has done has really refined his game, really become a pro, but he’s going to play his way,” Turner said. “He’s going to run — that’s what makes him the dynamic player he is — but also making the throws in the pocket, going through his reads. All of those things come from experience, and he’s played seven seasons now.”

Turner’s job is to help Newton sand down the rough edges. The QB’s biggest trouble during his first seven seasons were fits of inaccuracy, often sailing passes high. For his career, he has a 58.5 completion percentage. The past two seasons he averaged a 56 percent completion rate on 1,002 pass attempts.

“A lot of things go into that — your eyes, your feet and ultimately your decision making. If you can get those three things down in regards to your completion percentage, a lot of times instead of trying to make the high-degree-of-difficulty throw, you can get the ball to the back or tight end,” Turner said. “He doesn’t need changing; he just needs to be the best version of Cam Newton.”

The best version of Newton is a dual-threat monster with a cannon arm who can fit the ball into any window. When Cam’s swag is on, he can be as deadly as any QB in the NFL. The goal of Scott and Norv Turner is to push the right buttons to keep Newton hot for longer stretches next season.

Clay-Chalkville will open the 2018 football season against Griffin, Ga., in an invitation tripleheader sponsored by former Auburn great and NFL Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

The C1N High School Showcase will take place Aug. 25 at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.

It will be an Alabama vs. Georgia showdown. Westlake of Atlanta will face Sidney Lanier of Montgomery in the opener at 2 p.m. EDT. Clay will follow against Griffin High at 5 p.m. and Central of Phenix City will close out with a game against Mays of Atlanta at 8 p.m.

Coach Drew Gilmer’s team will also host Niceville, Fla., on Sept. 7. The Eagles went 6-4 last season, falling in the first round of the Florida state playoffs. The Cougars played Niceville at Hoover in 2014, beating the Eagles 44-23 before the ESPNU cameras in Ty Pigrome’s national coming out party. That is a one-year engagement.

But the Cougars’ trip to Atlanta is a two-year deal.

“It’s going to be fun,” Gilmer said. “It’s going to be exciting for our kids. Anything with Cam Newton’s name on it is big for the kids. It helps us being a two-year deal, and they’ll cover the travel expenses and that kind of stuff and it’s fun to do something a little bit different.”

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Youth Atlanta Falcons Vic Beasley Jr Nike Red Game Jersey

Here’s a look at the Super Bowl prospects of the Atlanta Falcons, who finished the season 10-6. The tiers consist of: Realistic Super Bowl expectations; Should contend, but there are question marks; Middle of the pack; Lots of work to do; and Nowhere close.

Westgate odds to win the Super Bowl LIII: 18-1

Should contend, but there are question marks: The Falcons and owner Arthur Blank would love nothing more than to become the first team to play a Super Bowl in its own stadium. In order to make that a reality, the Falcons have to rediscover the offensive success they enjoyed during their 2016 Super Bowl run, when they averaged a league-best 33.8 points per game. The missing element from that team is offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, now the head of the San Francisco 49ers. New coordinator Steve Sarkisian wasn’t able to uphold the standard in his first season, but coach Dan Quinn expressed full confidence in Sarkisian heading into the 2018 season.

The Falcons have a franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan, a game-changing receiver in Julio Jones, and a potent, 1-2 running back combo in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, provided they remain together. But the Falcons need to upgrade the interior of the offensive line next to Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, and could use another serious deep threat to pair with Jones. Last season’s 11.7 points per game slide proved to be detrimental.

The Falcons have all the elements of a top-tier defense, as Quinn has assembled one of the fastest units around. But to actually win a Super Bowl, they need to continue to upgrade the defensive line so pressure on opposing quarterbacks, particularly up the middle, is consistent. Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, Vic Beasley Jr., and Takk McKinley are young stars who could make the Falcons a feared group for years to come. But the Falcons should always be on the hunt for more playmakers, particularly in the secondary.

And the Falcons won’t enjoy as much success as they desire without making the necessary improvements on special teams. The first matter of business is re-signing reliable kicker Matt Bryant, who turns 43 in May.

Welcome to Straight form the ‘Beek! The Falcons are well into offseason mode preparing for 2018. You’ve got plenty of questions – and I’ve got answers. Just remember, all opinions you see in this space are mine, unless otherwise noted.

And we’re off.

Chris from Villa Rica, GA

Hello, Beek! I’m excited about the move with switching Vic Beasley to full time defensive end. Also, not to mention Takkarist McKinley had six sacks with minimal playing time. Damn that guy has a hell of a motor. My question is, with Beasley a full-time defensive end, do you think that move is deciding to part ways with Adrian Clayborn (and let Duke Riley become our spy linebacker)? Your thoughts? And once again, thanks for what you do FOR THE FALCONS FANS. RISE UP.

Matt: Hey, Chris. Something tells me you’re not the only one who is excited to see Vic Beasley moving to defensive end full time. After registering a league-best 15.5 sacks in 2016, Beasley tallied just 5.0 sacks last season. Keep in mind, too, that he also missed a couple of games with a hamstring injury early in the season. Regardless, the Falcons’ overall sack number actually increased from 34 in 2016 to 39 in 2017. Some people tend to forget or overlook that number I’ve noticed. And you’re correct about McKinley, who managed to get six sacks during his rookie season. His continuing development is definitely one of the bright spots on this unit moving forward. What happens moving forward is all speculation at this point, Chris. No one knows at this point what the Falcons will do with their own soon-to-be free agents. Right now, the team is focusing on getting Matt Ryan a new deal, which will allow the Falcons to be more flexible and creative in signing players this year and years to come. You mentioned Vic Beasley, who registered six sacks in one game alone and finished with 9.5 for the season. It’ll be interesting to what happens there – along with Dontari Poe, too. But I’d tap the brakes and try not to speculate too much. A lot of decisions will be made in the coming weeks … so try to be patient! I know, it’s not easy. Just have faith in general manager Thomas Dimitroff and the Falcons personnel department. They do a great job year in and year out.

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Men’s NFC Jason Witten Nike Royal 2018 Pro Bowl Game Jersey

No tight end is more familiar with the Philadelphia Eagles than Jason Witten. The Cowboys veteran, on Radio Row promoting Schwan’s and their food donation program for the underprivileged (a program Witten has been involved with in Dallas and, this week, in Minneapolis), took a few minutes to break down film on the Eagles’ looming matchup with Rob Gronkowski.

“One of the things that makes Philadelphia so interesting up front is they play these wide-9 techniques, they’re tilted in, with all their weight in their hands. [Notice left DE Brandon Graham.] All they’re thinking is up field. What makes Brandon Graham so good is, these ends really cheap jerseys play 9-techniques. Very rarely do they [align tighter] inside and play 6-techniques, 7-techniques on the tight end. When they do, it’s when the defensive end anticipates a run to the weak side, because he knows he can’t make the play from so far out, so he’ll tighten it up and shoot the gap. Graham times it up well. Literally, I have about 50 plays I could show you where the tight end has no chance to even block Graham. It’s just ‘down, down, set, hut!’ and Graham’s hitting it hard inside.

“On this play, he does that. I don’t think he knows it’s a bootleg, I think he’s just timing it up. He thinks it’s a run to the weak side. He’s playing the run there, which is good [for the offense] and now we’re able to [bootleg] outside of it and throw.”

The Patriots do not run bootlegs, so Graham’s inside-attacking aggression might be without consequence on Sunday. But there was another important aspect to this play: the awareness of safety Malcolm Jenkins (No. 27, on the left).

“They’re in man to man here. Jenkins has me, but he converts it to zone because he sees that run and because he sees me blocking, so he leaves me. You see his eyes right here, he’s looking to see if [WR Terrance Williams] is gonna block. As soon as Jenkins sees Williams go out in a route, he knows it’s a pass. If he thought it was a run he would have definitely attacked the backfield from this position.

“Malcolm just plays it really well, he gets down in the box, he’s a good man coverage player and he tackles well. His background really was as a corner—and corners aren’t known for tackling. He’s made this transition really well.

On another play, the Cowboys throw to the outside on a high-low route concept against Philly’s staple Cover 3 zone. But before releasing into his low route, Witten delivers a quick chip-block on defensive end Derek Barnett. Chip-blocks are a way to slow down aggressive, dynamic edge rushers like Philly’s, and you might see the Patriots employ them in third-and-long situations.

“We’re just trying to get a pass off and we know they’re going to be rushing up field, so it’s a way for us to get two helps on these guys. You have to chip these guys, slow them down and then get into your routes behind it.

“Really all we’re trying to do is deviate Barnett’s rush; you want to affect him. He goes inside on his own here and runs right into my left tackle, we’ve done our job.

“When you have a great rush, you say, ‘Well, you have to max protect.’ The problem with max protection is, the defense is only rushing four, so do we really need six or seven guys in protection when they’re only rushing four? So one of the counters to that is, let’s chip and get those chippers out in routes. In theory it’s a five-man protection but at some point it looks like a six-, seven- or eight-man protection. So, just slow them down, stop their initial rush and then get out in the route. I think you’ll see New England do that on Sunday because they’ve done it for a long time and they think the Eagles have a good rush.”

The question is, will the Eagles sacrifice one of their edge rushers by jamming Gronkowski off the line on Sunday? Just like chips can slow a pass rusher, a quick jam by a defensive end can slow a tight end.

“I often wonder: Would the Eagles ever adjust and tighten their defensive end alignments? Really, they believe so strongly in their system, it’s straight get off the ball and rush. So I would be surprised if they pushed or hit Gronkowski. But I’ll tell you, tight ends, when D-linemen jam like that, it can really slow you down in your route because the clock in your head goes off. It’s a nice formula, but I don’t see Philadelphia doing it, I think they have a lot of confidence in their back end and their coverage ability.”

So what would Witten say if Gronk called him for advice on Philly’s defense?

“They really play aggressive, they hunker down and they’re daring you to beat them. Their corners have been beat on double moves maybe as high as anyone in the league. The thing is, those defensive backs have so much confidence in that rush that they hover around that first down marker. They really get on their heels and hunker down because they’re almost daring you to run by them. So for a tight end who’s running a lot of intermediate routes—and Gronk’s inventory is a little more vertical than most—with that, you have to expect the defenders will be hanging around those first down markers. So you have to use deception in your route concepts with your leverage and how you attack to get separation.”