The Colts are getting back Andrew Luck, who missed the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury, so general manager Chris Ballard spent his top draft pick on a player who should make Luck’s life much easier in 2018.聽
He’ll be asked to keep interior defenders off Blake Bortles and open up running lanes for Leonard Fournette, who rushed for over 1,000 yards as a rookie in 2017.聽
It’s hard to see the Jaguars becoming much better at protecting the passer or running the football, even with Norwell at left guard, but he should ensure there’s no drop-off after the Jaguars mostly dominated the line of scrimmage last season. Jacksonville’s identity as the NFL’s new smashmouth football team should be reinforced next season.聽
Strong consideration was given to linebacker Anthony Hitchens, Authentic Jonathan Schoop Jersey an athletic, ascending player who will help replace veteran Derrick Johnson in the middle of the Chiefs defense. But it’s hard to argue with Sammy Watkins, another big-play machine for a Chiefs offense already loaded with them.
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Kansas City now looks like the most explosive offense in football. Watkins, running back Kareem Hunt, receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce are聽all capable of hitting the home run at any time. It’ll fall on the shoulders of first-year starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes to distribute the football to all his playmakers.
Mike D’Antoni and the Rockets cited a lack of aggression in their lopsided Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Sunday, the worst playoff loss in the franchise’s history.
D’Antoni found himself in familiar territory after his Houston Rockets lost at home to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. This time he got ripped for the Rockets’ reliance on isolation plays. Houston ran 45 isos in Game 1, according to Second Spectrum data, the most by any team in any game in the past five years.
But D’Antoni dismissed the criticism as noise, wondering whether those whining about isos had watched the top-seeded Rockets all season.
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We are who we are, and we had to be who we are, D’Antoni said after the Rockets’ victory in Game 2, in which Houston ran 46 isos. We just did it better, longer. Guys believe it, and we’re not going to change anything up. That would be silly on my part to panic….
We can beat anybody anywhere at any time playing the way we play. Some people might not like it, you know? Hey, sorry. You know, it might not look good to some people. But it’s effective. It’s efficient.