When the New York Jets traded up from No. 6 to No. 3 in this year’s NFL draft, pretty much everybody knew they were going to wind up with their quarterback of the future at that spot. Because they had already re-signed Josh McCown and brought in Teddy Bridgewater, however, we didn’t know whether that player would also be the Jets’ quarterback of the present.
Certainly, there didn’t appear to be much pressure for whoever was tabbed in that spot to start right away, given that the Jets had two viable starters on hand. The early reports out of Jets camp, though, indicate that Sam Darnold may be up to the task. Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates has been extremely impressed with the way Darnold has picked up the playbook, even floating the possibility that he could be the team’s starter if he continues to progress in this fashion.
Time for some college coaches.
You aren’t going to see Nick Saban here. He tried the NFL and didn’t like it—or more appropriately, it didn’t like him.
You won’t see Urban Meyer or PJ Tucker Womens Jersey Dabo Swinney, either. The chance of either of those coaches leaving wildly lucrative http://www.officialwarriorsproshops.com/omri_casspi_jersey.html jobs where they have absolute power is approximately minus-34 percent.
It’s bound to be better than it was last year, when the Lions ranked dead last. The team has invested Omri Casspi Authentic Jersey plenty of resources to make sure the run game improves. The Lions signed free agent LeGarrette Blount, an ex-Patriots player fresh off a Super Bowl victory with the Eagles. They drafted two offensive linemen, including Arkansas center Frank Ragnow in the first round, to beef up the disappointing unit.
In the second round, they drafted Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson, who is the kind of between-the-tackles runner http://www.authenticrocketstore.com/Pj_Tucker_Jersey the Lions have been missing in short-yardage, smash-mouth situations. General manager Bob Quinn, with just six draft picks this year, tripled down on the run game and took San Diego State fullback Nick Bawden in the seventh round. But the would-be lead blocker’s year was cut short when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during minicamp.
What’s the defensive scheme?
The Lions have a deep history of excellent play from their defensive line out of the 4-3 alignment. From Alex Karras and the Fearsome Foursome of the 1960s to Doug English and Al (Bubba) Baker’s Silver Rush of the 1970s and ’80s to Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril in the early part of this decade.