NFL prospect Chad Hansen piled up college numbers, and did it with flair

Late in the first half of a game against Texas last fall, the Cal receiver and 2017 NFL draft prospect beat his man to the corner of the end zone. It was one of his two touchdowns and one of 12 catches for 196 yards against the Longhorns. (Hansen had 92 catches and 1,249 yards for the season, both Pac-12 leading totals.) Upon hauling the ball in, Hansen inverted the Longhorns’ Hook ‘Em hand gesture. The Bears held on to win at home a couple of hours later, aided by some odd officiating.

“I live in a house with a whole bunch of other guys from the team,” Hansen tells SB Nation. “I think we were sitting down and watching someone play Texas. I think it was like an older game, like a throwback game. I think it was probably Oklahoma or something like that, and we saw someone, after they scored or after they won, throw the Horns Down. I just thought, you know, it’d be cool and it’d be funny Cheap US Jerseys for me to do that, and it’d sort of get the crowd into the game. It worked out in my favor.

That was a shameful incident. However, if you give me the choice of standing 90 feet away from Manny Machado throwing a baseball bat at me or standing 60 feet away from Chris Sale throwing a fastball at me, I’ll take the bat every single time, and you would, too.

All Machado is saying is that pitchers have an unfair advantage when it comes to expressing their displeasure, and he’s not wrong.

Like, what if baseball thought it was normal for the batter to charge the mound with the bat, but only if he promised to hold the barrel and whip the knob end towards the pitcher’s toes? Just a real good thwack, right on the ol’ piggies. If a toe gets broken, that’s a shame, but most of the time, there will be sore toes and nothing more. It would send a message.

Con: The Nikita Zaitsev contract probably wasn’t a good one

I like Nikita Zaitsev well enough as a player. He skates well with the puck when he has a mind to, and can be quite effective in the offensive zone. At 6’2’’ he gives the Leafs a bit of size, which is something they don’t have a lot of, and he still managed to maintain a positive penalty differential. Also, he’s a right-handed shot, which is obviously something of a need for the Leafs. At a little under two million on the season in total salary, his first year in the NHL represented a no-brainer gamble for the Leafs, and it paid off.

On the other hand, Zaitsev did not skate the puck out of the Cheap NFL Jerseys Embroidered defensive zone as often as he appeared capable of, and the Leafs wound up conceding a lot of shots while he was on the ice. Lapses in defensive coverage and positioning weren’t altogether uncommon either, and in the end, although he is clearly talented enough to remain an NHL defenceman for some time, he has some significant limitations.

Casey and Alvin Gentry might be unemployed by next week. Who knows with Jason Kidd in Milwaukee or Earl Watson in Phoenix. Patrick Ewing fled to the college ranks, so Jerry Stackhouse might be the next former player up.

Cleveland was cruising until midseason, and finished the year Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality just 23-23 in their final 46 games, including four straight losses to give away the No. 1 seed to the Boston Celtics. LeBron James, who somehow quietly averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists, is trying to make the NBA Finals for a seventh consecutive season.

Garrett is the first non-quarterback to be drafted first overall since Jadeveon Clowney in 2014.

“Garrett’s biggest strength coming out of college is his ability to get Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys to the QB. He is extremely explosive coming off the edge and a great athlete to say the very least. Garrett racked up 31 sacks in his three-year career in College Station, 11 coming in his freshman season and 11.5 the following year.” — Read more at Team Speed Kills

Garrett is the first non-quarterback to be drafted first overall since Jadeveon Clowney in 2014. Like Clowney, Garrett is a premium pass rusher, which is one of the more valued players in the league today.

Von Miller, Super Bowl 50 MVP and one of the NFL’s best pass rushers, said a couple of weeks before the draft that Garrett should have been the top pick.

“He should be the No. 1 pick,” Miller said. “He is going to be the No. 1 pick.” The rematch of Super Bowl LI has everything a fan could want: great quarterback play, superstars at skill positions on both sides and most importantly, a newly established rivalry between two passionate fan bases. This one’s going to be a blast.

The disproportionate amount of NFC East night games strikes again. Did the NFL forget DeSean Jackson signed with the Buccaneers in free agency?

Worthy had promise, and the Packers saw that in him when Green Bay traded up to take him with the 51st pick in 2012. But injuries kept him from reaching that potential, and he only played in two games in 2013. The Packers cut bait and shipped him off to the Patriots, but he didn’t make it through roster cuts. Worthy is currently trying to get back up to speed with the Bills and played in 13 games for Reebok Cheap Jerseys Buffalo last season.

Getting Nick Saban to yell at Lane Kiffin was Jonathan Allen’s biggest joy

There are few more joyous sights in college football than that of former Bama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin getting in an argument (or should we say an ass-chewing) with his old boss, Nick Saban. It looks like this …

… and the dichotomy of their relationship was one of the most interesting subplots to Alabama’s season. Now Kiffin’s at FAU, and Saban will find someone less interesting to yell at next season.

“A tremendous amount of hard work goes on behind the scenes to prepare for an NFL season and HARD KNOCKS does a great job every year of giving the fans the type of unprecedented access that only NFL Films can provide,” Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht said. “Our fans will get to know our players, coaches and support staff like never before.”

Licht discussed the show Monday when he was asked whether or not it NFL Jerseys Authentic would be a distraction if the team was indeed selected.

“In terms of being a distraction, I think we’re wired to where we would be able to minimize that,” he said. “Dirk [Koetter] has been through it. Mike Smith has been through it and I’ve heard positive things from them.”

Licht added that he was confident in the maturity of the team, and felt good about the players. “I know we have some great personalities on our team starting with Jameis [Winston], Gerald [McCoy], the list goes on and on, [linebacker] Kwon [Alexander].”

Then I got to that fifth game, and everything started to make a little sense. Against Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online Utah, statistically, McKinley had one hell of a day. Three sacks, three hurries, two tackles for losses, and two other tackles: I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that. That’s some hellafied production.

That being the case, maybe had I watched the Utah game first instead of last during my first viewing, I’d have a more positive opinion of him when watching the other four games, which might have then colored my perception a little more on the positive side.