Goff made the same mistakes throughout the 2017 preseason.

Intelligence on the football field requires putting in the effort to learn about past players, and Awuzie has plenty of role models to take note of, saying: “There’s a lot of players that play my position that I can look at, look at the techniques that they use, for me to get better.

“Players like Darrelle Revis, and Nnamdi Asomugha. He [Asomugha]was a great player and that’s also a player, since he was Nigerian, I automatically gravitated towards. I always used to watch how he played, on youtube.”

Now in Dallas, Awuzie has readily accepted tutelage from all corners but has been inspired by veteran linebacker Sean Lee and his assistance to the rookie defenders, saying Lee is the epitome of a leader for young players.

Goff’s college offense stifled his development of many things, but pocket navigation may be the most critical. Even when he impressed at Cal, Goff rarely utilized proper footwork and spatial awareness of the traffic around him.

Goff’s delayed upfield steps in the pocket are turning into rushed throws, sacks and turnovers in the NFL. Goff last year suffered 26 sacks on 240 drop-backs, one of the worst sack percentages in the league. Half of them were on third downs, almost equal to the number of first downs he converted.

Against the Chargers, for example, he was reluctant to step up, stared down his primary target and was strip sacked for an eventual defensive touchdown.

But along with his lack of pocket movement skills, something that Cheap Jerseys US was expected in his NFL development, Goff’s confidence as a mid-range passer has suffered. Once considered Cheap Jerseys Website his best skill set, Goff’s anticipation has given way to indecisiveness, over-placement of throws and repeated missed opportunities.

How much of an impact could Watt make if this continues?

James Harrison led the Steelers with 5.0 sacks last season. Pittsburgh hasn’t had a player reach double-digit sacks since 2010 when Harrison finished with 10.5 and LaMarr Woodley added 10. It’s no coincidence that’s the last time Pittsburgh reached the Super Bowl. Watt even beat out older brother J.J’s NFL debut, a five-tackle performance against the Colts on Sept. 11, 2011.

T.J. obviously isn’t the same kind of megastar as his older brother, but he is the prototype edge rusher for defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s scheme. The debut will only enhance Watt’s celebrity in Pittsburgh, and the seven sacks have set the bar for the defense.

Yet there’s Watt, with the spotlight shining, already looking for more. He’s bound to attract more attention along the way.

“I’m not complaining at all,” he said. “I feel like there were a lot of plays left on the table today that I should have made. I’m never satisfied with my performance.”

Lamarcus Joyner got in on the fun in the third quarter with a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown to make it a 37-7 game.

Tolzien nearly got a third, but was bailed out by Donte Moncrief, who got a facemask penalty instead. It stopped Tolzien from tying the NFL record for pick-sixes in a game, with three.

Tolzien would see his afternoon end early in the fourth quarter, when the team brought in Jacoby Brissett. Tolzien finished completing 9-of-18 passes for 128 yards, and two picks.

Jared Goff looked like a mess last season. Part Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses of that was being thrown Cheap Ireland Rugby Jerseys in during the middle of the season when things hit the fan, part of it was a coaching change, and part of it was that there just wasn’t a lot of talent around him.

The Rams are already overextended on the salary cap and don’t have the space needed to oblige Donald’s salary demands.

Donald is due $3.225 million this season, including a base of $1.8 million and a prorated signing bonus on the fully guaranteed four-year, $10.1 million contract he signed as a rookie. That deal includes a fifth-year option that would pay him $6.9 million next season. Donald is seeking a new deal in the neighborhood of $19 million annually to put him among the highest-paid defensive tackles in the NFL.

The two sides are still trying to find some middle ground on what could be a cap-friendly deal.

On Monday afternoon, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that although Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys Foster’s injury wasn’t as serious as the team first feared, Foster won’t be back as quickly as he hoped. Following further Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys tests on the ankle, Shanahan said Foster suffered a high ankle sprain.

The Niners don’t have a timetable for Foster’s return, but it will take some time for him to get back on the field.

“We don’t know exactly with Reuben,” Shanahan said. “We’ll put him in the boot here for a little bit, but those tend to be a month [or] a little more. I can’t put exactly a date on it. [That’s] my experience with high ankle sprains.”

With 3:33 to go in the opening quarter of Sunday’s game, Foster moved toward Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, but his right foot appeared to catch on the playing surface as he lunged forward.

Martellus Bennett: ‘I broke down crying’ after seeing brother Michael’s police video

Martellus Bennett had to excuse himself from the Packers locker room Wednesday after he viewed the video of his brother, Michael, allegedly being held down to the ground by Las Vegas police.

The team was preparing for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, for whom Michael Bennett plays. However, Martellus couldn’t control his emotions and needed a moment by himself.

Indianapolis does not have a timetable on Luck’s return from his right shoulder surgery, which he underwent in January.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano defended the decision to sign Tolzien to a two-year contract in March over other quarterback options, most notably former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Colin Kaepernick, despite the uncertain timetable for Luck.

“Never,” Pagano said. “I’ll never second-guess that. We made the right call.”

Pagano wouldn’t say who would start at quarterback next Sunday in the Colts’ home opener against the Arizona Cardinals but, he said, “We’ll take a look at it.

“We got to look at everything,” Pagano said after the Colts finished Cheap Custom Jerseys with 225 yards of offense and also lost a fumble.

NM: Chuck Pagano was not hired by Colts general manager Chris Ballard and he has little at his disposal to help convince Ballard he should be the guy long-term. Andrew Luck still isn’t healthy and the Colts may have to start the season with Scott Tolzien at quarterback. When you factor in a running game led by the rapidly aging Frank Gore and a defense that will need time to jell after a substantial overhaul, that is a recipe Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys for a nightmare start to the season and a campaign Pagano is unlikely to see out.

Brandon Doughty got the start with Jay Cutler enjoying a night off.

The Patriots’ biggest injury question appears to be with special teams captain Matthew Slater, who has been limited in practice since injuring his hamstring early in training camp and is officially questionable for the opener Thursday night against the Chiefs. The Patriots are concerned with the Chiefs’ explosiveness on special teams with Tyreek Hill and De’Anthony Thomas.

I know it’s hard to see them on TV, but they control everything for a defense. They can point out where a possible pressure is coming from. If a defense is blitzing, the safeties often have to cheat toward that pressure to fill in the empty spot left by the rushing defender.

If you ever notice a safety lined up directly over a nickel player, that nickel player is bringing the heat. These are often tells an offense can use to tell where a pressure is coming from.

He drove Miami down the field on its opening drive, capped off with a 1-yard touchdown by Kenyan Drake.

MarQueis Gray extended the Dolphins’ lead to 15 points with a touchdown and Miami sacked Taylor Heinickie in the end zone for a safety. A second touchdown pass by Fales all but Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK ensured Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys Miami the victory.

Chris Moore got Baltimore’s first score with a touchdown catch from Ryan Mallett. Bobby Rainey added a second Ravens TD in the second quarter.

Josh Hill scored the Saints’ first points with a 16-yard touchdown catch from Chase Daniel. New Orleans nearly won it at the end, but Wil Lutz missed a 59-yard field goal with seconds left.

NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Start times, TV channels, and live stream for Saturday

NBA Summer League Friday was a tough act to follow. Between the Suns, Kings and Lonzo Ball’s Lakers debut, there was enough energy-filled basketball to last lifetime.

But just like Daniel with the white vans, the NBA is back at it again on Saturday, this time with an eight-game slate that’ll have you back for more. And while every game is important, especially for you hoops fiends out there, there are a few Saturday night showdowns that you’ve got to see if you’re around at the time:

Between Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn for the Bulls, and electrifying point guard Dennis Smith Jr. on the Mavericks, the midday matchup between Dallas and Chicago is one any basketball savant should have his eyes peeled for.

The Cavs have unsuccessfully tried to contact Irving, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic, but he is not talking to anyone from the organization.

In Irving’s defense, he spent the past week in Asia promoting his new Nike Kyrie sneakers. You can see just how much fun he’s had on his Instagram account, where he showed the house that was built for him in Beijing.

But Irving has since returned stateside and has yet to communicate with Cavs management. And quite frankly, if he wanted to pick up the phone when new GM Koby Altman is calling, he would.

During his press conference introducing Altman on Wednesday, Gilbert tried to compare Irving’s trade request to that of Kobe Bryant, who demanded the Lakers trade him after their mediocre years Cheap Jerseys Bulk from 2004-07. Los Angeles denied his request and subsequently acquired Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Cheap Jerseys And Jordans before rattling off back-to-back NBA championships.

Los Angeles could be a destination for James, as could anywhere really.

James has wanted to play with his friends — the banana boat crew — for years now. And with Chris Paul headed to Houston, also Carmelo Anthony’s preferred destination, the Rockets seem to be an attractive destination if they can clear room, with James Harden pulling the strings as lead maestro.

Gilbert’s Cavs seem to have decided on its direction. By not significantly upgrading the team to truly compete with the Warriors, is Cleveland prepping for a life without James.

There’s still a long time between now and James’ free agency, but without a GM calling the shots and with the possibility of their star player skipping town for a second time on the table the Cavaliers are definitely in a peculiar place.

Hot shooting from both sides continued, and the first half ended in a 64-64 stalemate.

The day was characterized by joy and unceasing, thousand-watt smiles from the current and future WNBA legends who took the floor. However, a particularly memorable moment in the first half featured Sue Bird throwing some shade to teammate Breanna Stewart. Stewart’s botched finish off of Bird’s impressive behind-the-back dribble, and sweet dish, was met by an incredulous look from her mentor.

The first half stat sheet also made it clear that these WNBA superstars were getting some early prep in for the halftime three-point contest as both sides combined for 20 three-pointers and shot close to 60% from the field in the first two-quarters.

Chicago’s Allie Quigley emerged victorious in the three-point Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys showdown, as her 27 treys were enough to edge Sugar Rodgers, who put up a valiant effort with 22 in the opening round and Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys 19 in the final round.

Indiana had Irving on its board as the No. 1 target for George, league sources said.

The Pacers had a willingness to do a deal straight up, but Cleveland declined several times, league sources said.

There was another deal that would have sent Kevin Love to the Nuggets, Gary Harris to the Pacers, and George to the Cavs, but it ultimately fell apart because Cleveland didn’t want to send Indiana an unprotected draft pick, according to Woj.

After the three-team deal fell apart, the Pacers ultimately moved on and dealt George to the Thunder. A few weeks later, Irving made his demand for a trade after the NBA draft and the start of free agency.

It also preserves that all-important salary cap space for 2018, for whence the Lakers have dreams of Russell Westbrook and Paul George and, hell, maybe LeBron James or DeMarcus Cousins. Finding a good, young player who fits the growth arc for the current core — Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle — without locking up 2018-19 cap space is perfect.

The only problem comes if Caldwell-Pope isn’t actually good. If the Lakers sputter again, they probably aren’t getting any of those big free agents. This time, L.A. really can’t afford a losing season. In that sense, the Lakers are betting a lot on KCP, Brook Lopez, and an infamous rookie point guard. Good luck!

Reminder: NBA free agent signing tracker and NBA free agent and trade rumor tracker.

The Hawks landed Dewayne Dedmon for $7 million next season, plus a player option Cheap Heat Jerseys year in 2018-19 at the same salary. If Dedmon can stop fouling so much, this is a sneaky good Dwight Howard replacement decision.

Jayson Tatum is tearing up the Summer League. Can it translate to the Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth NBA? Ricky O’Donnell digs in.

James Harden, Rockets agree on biggest contract extension in NBA history

The Houston Rockets announced they have signed All-Star shooting guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension. It was the first-ever Designated Player Veteran Extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks, which will pay him a total of $228 million through the 2022-23 season.

Collison was originally drafted by the Seattle Supersonics with the No. 12 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He spent four years there before the franchise was forcefully moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City, but he still qualifies for “lifer” status, we think. The loose definition is a player who was drafted by a team and then plays 10 or more years exclusively with that franchise. Kobe Bryant did it most notably, retiring in 2016 after his 20th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

For Collison, who is 36, it’s about time. His production and role has been declining every season, and his biggest addition to the Thunder locker room is a veteran voice. Last year, he only played 128 minutes for the entire year, only the second time he didn’t record at least 1,000. The other time was the season before.

However, Collison’s commitment to a single franchise is incredible. Here are the other active lifers in the league right now and what season they’re entering with their respective team.

Johnson figures to have less of an on-court role, but he’s a nice fit Cheap Gaa Jerseys for their young frontcourt. One of the league’s great vets, Johnson Cheap Goalie Jerseys has struggled with ankle injuries throughout his career. But he’s a gamer. He’ll give you what he has without complaint, even if he doesn’t have as much to give as he once did.

Russell has a home in Brooklyn, and they value him highly.

Nobody says they shouldn’t, especially for the price for which he was acquired — Brook Lopez on the final year of his deal, and a late first-round draft pick that turned into Kyle Kuzma, who’s promising but is already about to turn 22.

However, in two years with the Lakers, Russell did not consistently make his teammates better. The team was about five points better with him off the floor during his rookie year. Last year, it was around three. There will always be some noise in the numbers with teams that are as bad as Los Angeles has been for two years. But it vibes with the eye test and what we know about Russell, too.

The architect of that 60-win team was Danny Ferry. He inherited Horford and Teague, but acquired Korver for cash, signed Millsap in free agency, and plucked Carroll out of the fringes of the NBA. He also hired Mike Budenholzer, the long-time Gregg Popovich acolyte, as head coach. Bud installed a beautiful ball movement offense that paired perfectly with a dogged defense to make the Hawks great.

Ferry dove into some hot water with the Luol Deng scouting report scandal and actually spent the entire dream season away from the team. He resigned at the end of the season, turning the reins over to Budenholzer and a promoted Wes Wilcox. That front office re-signed Millsap but watched Carroll walk — there Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal was no other way, as Toronto ponied up more cash than the Hawks could handle.

The offense sunk from No. 6 in the league to No. 22 despite healthy Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys seasons for everyone in Atlanta. The Hawks fell to 48 wins, and got swept by the Cavaliers again, and faced the sure end of their run.