Greg Olsen winning #WPMOY Challenge thanks in part to William Shatner, The Rock

Greg Olsen may or may not be named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award before next month’s Super Bowl.

But he’s got a huge lead in the award’s #WPMOYChallenge social media charity competition, thanks to an act that went viral and Cheap Hockey Jerseys captured the attention of popular actors Dwayne Johnson and William Shatner, among others.

Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the 1960s Star Trek: The Original Series that launched the popular franchise, regularly retweeted Olsen’s social media effort in the past day or so.

The contest ends at midnight Sunday, but with this kind of lead and with celebrities like Shatner and Johnson aboard Olsen’s lead seems safe.

During a Tuesday night interview with co-host Bill Polian and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Tagliabue shared his memories on the rule’s origins and its subsequent impact on the NFL and beyond.

It was a culmination of a lot of work by many people, including Dennis Green, Tony Dungy and Romeo Crennel. These coaches were really forces for equality of opportunity.

It was not about affirmative action. It was about merit being recognized. Aaron Rodgers’ first interception of the game wasn’t a bad interception, as it might as well have been a punt on third-and-long since Ricardo Allen picked it off at the Atlanta 32-yard line. The timing, though, wasn’t ideal for Green Bay, which had to Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys give the Falcons the ball back with less than two minutes to play before halftime.

Patriots release locker room video after Tom Brady declares locker room secrecy

Tom Brady says what happens in the locker room stays in the locker room, but the Patriots’ PR team must not know that.

Before Sundays playoff game, the cheapest ticket to Super Bowl LI Cheap Gaelic Jerseys on StubHub was $4,195. Shortly after the Cowboys lost 34-31 on a field goal as time ran out, the get-in price was down 20 percent to $3,349. Tickets in the lower end zone dropped 18 percent to $4,307.

Rovell also spoke to a Houston-based ticket distribution company about the impact of the Dallas’ loss and how it will affect local parties and events without Cowboys fans in attendance.

The threat of the Cowboys playing in a Super Bowl within a four-hour drive of their home stadium was propping up get-in ticket prices to unprecedented levels, said Patrick Ryan, co-founder of Eventellect. Cowboys fans were willing to take the risk of buying tickets and their team not making it because of the uncertainty of what would happen if they did make it.

The Packers are slated to visit the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship, while the New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship on Sunday.

The Falcons righted the ship after this season’s overtime loss to the Chargers, rallying to beat the Packers the next week. Ryan threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the 33-32 victory and followed with four Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys touchdowns the next week in a win over the Buccaneers.

Despite a defense that ranked 25th in yards allowed and 27th in points allowed, the Falcons won seven of their final nine games to finish 11-5. They won the NFC South and earned the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Devin Hester intends to retire following Saturday’s loss to Falcons

Devin Hester’s NFL career is apparently over.

Following Seattle’s loss to the Falcons in Saturday’s Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys divisional playoff game, the veteran return specialist announced the game was likely his last.

He brings a leadership quality that you really love about him, said Miami coach Adam Gase, via the Broncos’ release. He has such a great personality and such a strong personality — that alpha-type personality where he demands a lot from players and they give him everything he has.

Joseph had been contacted by every team with a coaching vacancy except the Jaguars, who took the interim tag off of Doug Marrone. The Chargers had spoken with Joseph earlier Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Joseph has risen through the coaching ranks in recent years. Before his Dolphins gig, he was a defensive backs coach for the 49ers from 2005-10, DB coach for the Texans from 2011-13 and DB coach for the Bengals from 2014-15.

Although interest Joseph him has increased this offseason, he also caught the Broncos’ eye in 2015, when he interviewed for their vacancy then. GM John Elway reportedly came away impressed from that interview but ultimately went with Cheap Fan Jerseys Gary Kubiak.

Despite entering the week of practice and a surprising Senior Bowl snub and flashing his athleticism early in the week, Cox was plagued with inconsistency and struggled in one on ones. He’s an explosive, quick-footed edge player who should have dominated the week of practice, but will need a strong game as a speed rusher to keep him in top-four round contention for NFL teams.

Bo Jackson admits: ‘I would have never played football’

Bo Jackson is often considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time. Yet, had he been born in a different era, it may have happened differently.

If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never, Jackson said, via USA Today Sports. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldnt tell anybody.

News that the Raiders will file for a move to Las Vegas is not surprising. It comes on the heels of this week’s announcement that the Chargers are relocating to Los Angeles, closing the door for the Raiders to return to L.A., where they played between 1982 and 1994.

The Raiders also announced at the NFL owners meeting earlier this week that the team had secured financing for a $1.9 billion stadium in Vegas, thanks to banking giant Goldman Sachs.

The team has been working diligently to relocate the team after failing to work out a new stadium deal in Oakland. The team plays in 50-year-old Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and team owner Mark Davis has said the Raiders will continue playing there for at least the next couple of seasons even if a relocation is approved.

Now comes the ultimate question: Will the Raiders be able to round up the 24 NFL team owner votes they need to relocate Although it’s not a done deal, several prominent NFL team owners, including Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, have already voiced Cheap Dolphins Jerseys support Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys for the move.

Falcons’ gamble on Dwight Freeney a big win for everybody

Dwight Freeney knows that an acclaimed 15-year NFL veteran who keeps himself in tip-top shape doesn’t need to spend the bulk of his spring and summer working out at team headquarters.

His second appearance came with the Cheap Bike Jerseys 2006 Colts squad that beat the Patriots in a classic en route to winning Super Bowl 41 over the Bears.

’You’re either upset that you didn’t win or you’re happy you won,’ Freeney said. ’I really want to give it some time, just make the right decision for me and my family and go from there.’

‘Working hard, continuing to improve and guys taking whatever opportunities they get and either moving forward with it or possibly somebody else getting an opportunity and moving ahead of a player at a point in the season.’

Belichick is also the team’s shrewd general manager and isn’t sentimental when it comes to roster decisions.

The Patriots released safety Lawyer Milloy, a four-time Pro Bowler, after the 2002 season. New England then won two straight Super Bowls without him.

Belichick chose not to re-sign receiver Deion Branch in 2005 after Branch was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX. The Patriots even moved on from kicker Adam Vinatieri, who had the game-winning Cheap Chelsea Jerseys field goal in each of New England’s first three Super Bowl victories.

The Falcons lost in spectacular fashion by squandering the biggest lead in Super Bowl history

What’s the polar opposite of Jeff Fisher’s uncanny ability to coast on coaching accomplishments from nearly two decades ago? How about hiring a 31-year-old wunderkind for his first head coaching job? McVay’s offensive wizardry should punch up an offense that bordered on unwatchable in 2016.

In a two-month span, Miami came to terms with veteran defenders Cameron Wake, Kiko Alonso, and Reshad Jones. While extending the 35-year-old Wake to an extra two years could prove to be dangerous, that trio forms the foundation on which the Dolphin defense can grow. When healthy, all three are Pro Bowl talents who can provide leadership for young prospects like Charles Harris, Raekwon McMillan, and Jordan Phillips.

Here’s a sign the tide is changing for the Browns: It’s hard to pick their best move — not because there weren’t any, but because there were several ones this offseason. The simplest answer is that the Browns made the right call to go with pass rusher Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick.

Heading into the offseason, the Cowboys’ biggest needs were the pass rush and the secondary. Dallas didn’t have a lot of cap space to work with, so bringing in defensive end Taco Charlton in the first round of the draft was a smart way to check off one box.

“We didn’t win so that’s gone.”

The Falcons lost in spectacular fashion by squandering the biggest lead in Super Bowl history (25 points). Freeney said an adjustment the Patriots made to provide quarterback Tom Brady with more protection down the stretch by using tight ends to chip fellow pass-rusher Vic Beasley Cheap Jerseys Made In China and him was pivotal. Brady wasn’t sacked on New England’s final three drives — all of Cheap Jerseys On Sale which ended in touchdowns — as the Patriots posted a 34-28 overtime win.

NFL lifts ban on hard liquor commercials during games

The NFL is strict about what can be advertised during games, but the list of prohibited commercials no longer features hard liquor, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A memo distributed by the NFL says that the league will allow no more than four 30-second hard liquor spots per game with a limit of two such spots in any quarter or during halftime. This is a revised policy that lifts a longstanding ban of such advertising.

While the gamble might not seem worth it based on the returns, McCoy isn’t exactly low on funds. He made over $7 million during the 2016 season, and will be making nearly $9 million in 2017.

David Purdum also points out that NFL players are permitted to place bets on other team sports, so don’t expect any backlash here. McCoy is simply trying to cash in on the Warriors.

It’s hard to blame him for trying. I mean, if there’s a team in history you’re going to drop that type of coin on, this particular Warriors squad should be the one.

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Breaking down new-look Buccaneers: Jameis Winston bound for big leap (to playoffs?)

What did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do after a 9-7 second season with Jameis Winston as their franchise quarterback? They got more aggressive and got him more weapons.

Promoting offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to head coach did pay off in allowing Winston to settle in and see mild growth in Year 2. But it was clear the Bucs had to improve his supporting cast to expect a big leap from him in 2017.

Here’s a breakdown of all the notable changes on the Bucs’ roster and depth chart, which will allow them to be a legitimate NFC South title contender this season.

Anne Doepner also was promoted last year to director of football administration after 11 seasons in the front office. She handled negotiations with Minnesota’s nine 2017 draft picks and got them all signed despite objections from the NFL Players Association about contract language.

“She’s on top of all the compliance issues with the (NFL) management council for all collective bargaining maters,” Vikings vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski told Sporting News. “She’s smart, diligent and has great people skills. She’s an integral part of our football operations and an astute resource for me, Rick and Zim (i.e. head coach Mike Zimmer) on a daily basis.”

The NFL has placed a heavy emphasis on trying to push opportunities Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys for women at the league and club level. Sporting News first reported Wednesday that Phoebe Schecter will become the fourth female coach in league history when she serves an internship this summer with the Buffalo Bills.

Spielman said the respect Kleine receives from her co-workers is a good sign of the progress being made.

“When she’s in (meetings) with the coaches and scouts, they consider her one Cheap Essendon Jerseys of the group,” he said. “No one looks at her any differently.”

Redskins coach Jay Gruden remains mum on Kirk Cousins contract negotiations

Jay Gruden won’t be giving out any information regarding quarterback Kirk Cousins’ contract negotiations.

The Redskins coach remained tight-lipped about how Cousins’ contract is shaping up, even though ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported talks between the camps have taken on “an improved, encouraging tone.”

“I was just alerted of the report. I don’t have a reaction,” Gruden said Wednesday, via the Washington Post. “I’m not in the negotiations, unfortunately. But, no, I’ll let everybody handle that. I think Bruce [Allen] and Eric Schaffer will do a fine job. Obviously, Kirk’s agent will do his work. Hopefully something gets done.”

Harbaugh detailed the “great visit” with Maclin and how he hung out with the players and watched Game 3 of the NBA finals. Even though he left without a contract, Harbaugh did say the Ravens could still sign him.

“He wants a little more time to make up his decision,” Harbaugh said. “The main thing is, you want guys to be happy. … If they come here or wherever they go, you want them to look back and say, ‘I made the best decision in my life to do that.'”

“It’s your career, so you’re obviously thinking about it a bit, but I mean with OTAs and everything going on, there’s plenty to think about with that,” he said. “You know, I Really Cheap Jerseys entertain any possibility. I don’t know, like I said, I’m not really thinking about Texas Rangers Cheap Jerseys too much right now. There’s just so much going on with OTAs and training camp is right around the corner. That’s where my focus is. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there, I guess.”

“That’s the competitor in me,” Garoppolo told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN. “I think everyone out here wants to play. We come out here and compete every day for that opportunity and if you go out and earn it, it’s yours. … Nothing is going to be given to you, especially here.”

Steve Sarkisian talks leaving Alabama: Job with Falcons was too good to pass up

The key for Atlanta in the first half was the pressure it was able to put on Brady, most of which was generated without a blitz. The Falcons’ secondary also played well in its man coverage scheme on the outside, supplemented by a zone in the middle, short part of the field.

The Patriots, who dominated first-half time of possession, 19:35 to 10:25, also maintained an edge in total yards, 210-189. The Patriots ran 42 plays in the first half compared to the Falcons’ 19.

Devonta Freeman easily was the game’s leading rusher at halftime, with his 71 yards on six carries and a touchdown to boot.

Steve Sarkisian has opened up about his surprising decision to leave Alabama to become the Falcons’ offensive coordinator.

Sarkisian, who left Nick Saban’s staff after only one game, told TMZ Sports that the job with the Falcons was just too good of an opportunity.

“It’s crazy how the world works,” Sarkisian told TMZ Sports. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m just trying to take advantage of it.”

When asked what he was most excited about with the new gig, Sarkisian Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys said, “Being with a good organization, being with a good head coach.”

We can’t be sure if that was an unintentional dig at Saban, but it certainly could be interpreted that way.