Tavecchio gets philosophical — With Sebastian Janikowski injured, the Raiders turned to Giorgio Tavecchio at kicker in their 26-16 win over the Titans. He rewarded their faith in him by kicking four field goals, including two from 52 yards. But asked about the experience of his NFL debut, Tavecchio dived into the world of philosophy, responding: “Aristotle said anticipation can be the greatest form of pleasure. I think it was a little exaggerated in my mind.”
Britt likens offense to stage – From philosophy to theater courtesy of the mind of Seahawks center Justin Britt, who chose an interesting analogy when asked about their continued offensive-line woes. “To me, playing offense is kind of like a play — you’re putting on a play, and if you don’t have the right rhythm, and somebody’s off, it kind of ruins the play,” Britt said. “Rhythm is everything to us.” The problem the Seahawks have up front is that everyone is off, and if their offensive line were a play, then it would have been canceled some time ago.
“It was a really proud moment that they called me [as the Cowboys draft pick] and I was able to represent my country.”
California-born Awuzie’s parent’s weren’t so easy to convince when he wanted to play American football while at school in San Jose, though, as it shifted focus away from his academics, which they considered far more important.
“That was the biggest problems in our house. Just me and my brother not living up to our educational standards,” he explained.
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Harris is an athletic specimen who is fluid on the field and able to quickly change directions in order to burn offensive tackles and collapse pockets. He uses his hands well to establish position and leverage, then rip through blockers. He’s fast enough to be a pure speed rusher at the next Cheap Jerseys USA level, though a mediocre showing at the NFL Combine has raised some questions about how effective he’ll be.
He plays with strong awareness and showed off the ability to shed blocks and cut inside when more mobile quarterbacks stepped up in the pocket or broke containment to scramble. Harris doesn’t give up on plays either, so expect to see plenty of situations where he’s running in to flatten a juking tailback 8 yards downfield. He wraps up well after making contact, limiting missed tackles. He also has a nifty spin move in his arsenal:
Going into Thursday, there were a few things we already knew about the schedules. All of the matchups for the coming season were set, and we knew the slate of international games for next year, including a Mexico City matchup between the Raiders and Patriots. The Patriots are expected to open the season at home on Thursday Night Football, probably against the Chiefs.
But there’s so much we still don’t know, so we’ll piece it together the best we can as details slip out today. We will keep adding information as it leaks, so check back often for updates.
On a positive note, he played the run pretty well, but nobody drafts a 6’2, 250-pound run-stopping edge rusher in the first round (at least not on purpose).
Anyway, I sincerely hope that this came across as just an honest critique New Nike NFL Jerseys of Takkarist McKinley’s projection as an NFL edge rusher, rather than mean. If I wasn’t successful at walking that fine line, I apologize to him. I don’t see him as a first-round talent, but plenty of guys go second day or later and do great things. No matter where he is drafted, I wish McKinley all the best.