The world will be gravely disappointed if the final score doesnt resemble a college basketball game.

Its taken on extra intensity this week because of the concern in some corners that after an entire season of handling every rookie obstacle as if he were not a rookie, Prescott will suddenly crack under the postseason pressure.

Hence, the pressure is on Garrett to do whatever the right thing would be, in the heat of the moment, no matter how much it will be second-guessed in hindsight if the Cowboys lose. Oddly enough, Garrett and Prescott are in roughly the same situation.

Again, it doesnt help that hes still the relatively new coach on the block. McCarthy Cheap Game Jerseys has a Super Bowl win and nine playoff wins. Pete Carroll, whom he could face in the NFC championship game, has a Super Bowl win, a last-minute loss, and 10 playoff wins. In the AFC are Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin and Andy Reid, with a combined five Super Bowl wins, nine appearances and 41 postseason wins.

Garrett is 1-1.

His low trust level as the Cowboys begin the playoffs is rooted so much in perception. Its just a hard perception to dismiss until he wins again. Probably a few more times, in fact.

David Steele: The world will be gravely disappointed if Cheap Google Jerseys the final score doesnt resemble a college basketball game. Theres no real reason to believe these two defenses can really shut down Rodgers or Ryan, respectively.

Ryan has better weapons, by far, especially if they get Julio Jones at full strength and similar to last week against the Seahawks, the Falcons nipped the Packers in Atlanta in October without a 100-percent Jones.

But Rodgers clearly doesnt need Hall of Famers to which to throw. Plus, Rodgers has the postseason receipts; for all his brilliance in this MVP-caliber season, Ryan doesnt have his yet. Its nothing to be ashamed of. But when the confetti falls, it wont help him or the Falcons feel better.

Ten wacky Super Bowl 51 prop bets

Guard Ramon Foster said Brown’s social media snafu didn’t bother him.

It wasn’t anything malicious, Foster said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. It just happened his iPhone was really good.

ESPN reports Brown could be fined for violating the NFL’s social media policy, which prohibits players from posting messages on social media from 90 minutes before kickoff until after post-game interviews are completed. Past penalties for violating the policy include a $25,000 fine against Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson in 2010.

As the menu of Super Bowl prop bets expands each year, the wagering options are getting nuttier.

As an example of the breadth of selections available to gamblers, there are over 800 ways to bet on Super Bowl 51 offered at William Hill U.S., a company that operates 108 sports books in the state of Nevada.

While more traditional props include which player will score the first touchdown when the Falcons and Patriots meet in Houston, who will be named MVP and whether there will be a safety in Cheap Epl Jerseys the game, there are reams of less conventional bets offered in Las Vegas and by offshore sports books.

Some of these tie the Super Bowl to sports other than football, while others touch on politics, Fox’s broadcast of the game, the halftime show featuring Lady Gaga and so much more.

But while Brown reportedly now faces a fine for violating the NFL’s social media policy, some teammates voiced their support for the star wide receiver Monday. And then they circled the wagons to back coach Mike Tomlin’s profane comments about the Patriots, saying the incident will not Cheap Football Jerseys From China be a distraction as Pittsburgh prepares to face New England in the AFC championship game Sunday.

Ex-Raider Charles Woodson disappointed by play of team’s marquee signing

KISSIMMEE, Fla. Oakland’s first season on defense in three years without Charles Woodson was a mess.

Nobody is more aware of that than Woodson himself.

There were a lot of people in that building, including Chip Kelly, that liked Dak Prescott going into the draft, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Monday. So the fact that Prescott was tearing it up for the Cowboys while the 49ers are sitting there saying, ‘We have an extremely unsettled quarterback situation. We liked this guy before the draft. Why is he not on our team?’ That was part of the downfall for Baalke.

There was plenty more to Baalke’s downfall, of course, including a lack of communication between the general manager and coaches for years.

There was a bunch of frustration from some of the coaches just on why they had no idea what the front office was looking for,’s Ian Rapoport reported. Many of them just didn’t understand why Trent Baalke didn’t talk to them. Why didn’t he communicate with them and say, ‘What kind of players to you Cheap DUKe Jerseys like How can I help you by finding the right players?’

Both the Cowboys and the 49ers will be watching, not playing in, the wild-card Cheap Dodgers Jerseys round of the playoffs this season. But Dallas with Prescott will be watching from its perch as the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoffs and awaiting its opponent for the divisional round.

San Francisco, which finished 2-14 this season, will be watching from home. And the GM-coach combo the 49ers hire will be scouting quarterbacks for the 2017 NFL Draft.

They likely wouldn’t have to had Baalke listened to Kelly and Co. last year.

Eagles reporter kicked out of press box during Cowboys game

In order for a member of the media to be kicked out of a press box, he or she needs to act belligerent or engage in the type of conduct forbidden by the host organization or program. Screaming, cursing Cheap Baseball Jerseys and/or cheering typically qualify as such conduct.

By all accounts, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Eagles insider, Jeff McLane, did none of the above. He was ejected from the press box at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.

Among those in Philadelphia’s press box during the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys was veteran writer Les Bowen, who covers the Eagles for the Philadelphia Daily News. Bowen not only provided a first-hand account of the incident, but he like almost all media members who populate Twitter took exception to the Eagles’ handling of McLane.

The circumstances are different than those in 2004, when Pittsburgh jumped on Big Ben when a couple of QB-needy teams including the forever QB-needy Browns decided to pass on the position. The Steelers didn’t exactly have the most stable starter in Tommy Maddox, compared to the future Hall of Famer in Roethlisberger they have now.

It seems, if Big Ben returns, quarterback would be more of a luxury pick. But the Steelers heard enough from Roethlisberger to make it more of a necessity.

The Cowboys weren’t all in looking for a replacement for an aging, beat-up Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys Tony Romo, but they took the back door and stumbled into one with Dak Prescott in the fourth round. The Steelers can’t count on the same serendipity.

Pittsburgh needs to think all about Big Ben and all about QB early. Not doing so would be a big mistake.

Ward started 13 games and played in three others but the 2016 second-round pick failed to register a sack.

That 40 time is a big deal in the case. Given the talent, the highlight reel at LSU and the precedent Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott set with the Cowboys last season, it’s worth considering whether a 240-pound running back who moves that fast should be a top-five pick in this year’s draft.

To justify that, NFL general managers will need to answer three questions based on that information.

The Raiders also will take steps to ensure the offense doesn’t collapse again if quarterback Derek Carr were to miss playing time with injury. The Raiders lost both games, including a first-round playoff matchup in Houston, after Carr was sidelined by a broken leg suffered in Week 16 against the Colts.

“That’s what you have to do,” said Del Rio, who recently signed a four-year contract extension. “You want to build your team so that if somebody goes down you plug in and continue to play (well). We didn’t play well enough. That will be one of the battle cries going into this offseason.”

While the Raiders “didn’t get enough” pressure from the interior defensive line, Del Rio is optimistic about Mario Edwards Jr. and Jihad Ward becoming bigger contributors in 2017.

Edwards only played in two games last season because of injuries. Del Rio Cheap Lakers Jerseys said he sees Edwards already working out regularly at Raiders headquarters and he “looks great.”

Ward started 13 games and played in three others but the 2016 second-round pick Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys failed to register a sack.

“Those guys are pretty,” Del Rio said. “They’re big, muscular and fast. They’re good football players that we need to develop and develop roles for them.”

Young Falcons fans use devastating Super Bowl loss as lateness excuse

You’d expect Matt Ryan, Dan Quinn and the rest of the Atlanta Falcons to not want to get out of bed after their Super Bowl collapse Sunday night. But local children were apparently too apoplectic to get up, too.

Greater Atlanta Christian School noticed this on their tardiness sheet Monday morning, as some new excuses followed the Falcons’ championship loss.

If we were ranking the most important teams in NFL history, this one quite possibly would be No. 1. The Jets’ victory in the third Super Bowl gave credibility to the AFL/NFL merger. (How important was the Jets’ win? As a kid, I was happy that NBC dumped the end of the Jets-Oakland game to show “Heidi”; in my view, the AFL wasn’t “real” football, anyway.) But this Jets team wasn’t just a one-game wonder. Namath was a brilliant talent whose soon-to-be knees hadn’t yet robbed him of his ability to dazzle a defense, and he was surrounded by excellent weapons.

This wasn’t a 15-1 team like the previous season, but the Steelers caught on at the right time and used the emotion of Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis’ final season to make that playoff run. Pittsburgh sat at 7-5 before winning its last four regular-season games. Then they won three road games in the AFC playoffs at Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Denver. Who could forget Ben Roethlisberger’s game-saving Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys tackle against Nick Harper against the Colts? Antwaan Randle-El’s touchdown pass to Hines ward in Super Bowl XL? This team just made the right plays at the right time, and that brought home the fifth Lombardi Trophy.

Julian Edelman didn’t think Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning TD counted

The Giants might be the most-improbable champion on this list. New York lost four straight games from Weeks 10-13 and needed to win its last two to get in the playoffs. From there, an eerily-familiar script unfolded. After beating Atlanta in the wild card, Eli Manning walked into Lambeau Field and knocked off Aaron Rodgers and the 15-1 Packers, a game that was over about the time Hakeem Nicks reeled in a Hail Mary before halftime. By then you knew San Francisco was in trouble in the NFC championship game, a 20-17 overtime win. From there, Manning foiled another New England Patriots party in the Super Bowl to win a second Super Bowl in five years.

Julian Edelman wasn’t so sure James White’s Super Bowl-winning touchdown was good.

The New England Patriots wide receiver was mic’d up for the big game and initially panicked after his teammate snuck into the end zone from the 2-yard line in overtime, thinking he fell short and the game wasn’t over just yet.

“Get out of the way. Get the [expletive] off the field. It’s not over. It’s not over. Get the [expletive] off the field,” Edelman screamed.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick quickly assured Edelman the touchdown was confirmed with Cheap Jerseys With Free Shipping a celebratory hug.

Edelman was also mic’d up for his unbelievable catch in the fourth Cheap Jerseys USing Paypal quarter that he called “70 percent luck and 30 percent skill.”

Adele’s Grammys do-over leads to Falcons Super Bowl burns on Twitter

Adele had a very embarrassing moment Sunday at the Grammys. Tasked with paying tribute to the late George Michael, she was a little . . . off-kilter (OK, off-key) at the start.

The greatness of the organization Joe Gibbs built in Washington is best exemplified by this fact: Mark Rypien was the third different quarterback to win a Super Bowl for him. As well, Earnest Byner had taken over for John Riggins as the team’s featured runner. So it wasn’t one or two stars at key positions who carried the Skins. It was their remarkable offensive line, 1000-yard wideouts Art Monk and Gary Clark and an underrated defense that overwhelmed the considerable competition.

You know how everybody is making a big deal about Cleveland firing David Blatt? Well, George Seifert led this team to his second Super Bowl title in six years as coach, then won a combined 23 regular-season games over the next two years and lost his job. Now, that’s dumb. He certainly had tremendous players at his disposal, including the Hall-of-Fame connection of Steve Young to Jerry Rice. But getting rid of Seifert didn’t get San Francisco any greater success.

How teams use the sessions often depends on whether the prospect had Cheap Jerseys Toronto disciplinary or off-field problems at the college level.

To gauge their responses, some franchises will try to make players uncomfortable through an awkward line of questioning or even by how they are seated in the room. One common tactic is to Cheap Jerseys Soccer surround a player in the center of a circle with questions coming from all directions.

Those with clean backgrounds can sometimes escape what comes across as a personal inquisition. Those with character concerns usually face far more scrutiny.

Robert Kraft shrugs off Patriots players skipping White House visit

Robert Kraft doesn’t think his players declining to visit the White House is out of the ordinary.

During his Monday appearance on the “Today” show, the Patriots owner denied that his relationship with President Donald Trump has strained his relationship with a number of his players and said they are free to make their own choices.

McCown put up respectable numbers in seven starts during his first season in 2015, throwing for 2,109 yards with 12 touchdowns compared to four interceptions. A broken collarbone limited him to five games (three starts) last season, and he completed only 54.5 of his passes in the Browns’ lifeless offense.

Combined, he threw for 3,209 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 13 games (11 starts) in Cleveland.

McCown’s departure leaves the Browns with Robert Griffin III, their opening Cheap Ireland Jerseys day starter, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan on the roster.

The team now has more than $105 million in salary cap space for Cheap Jerseys And Jordans next season.

McCown, who has been in the NFL since 2002, is still capable of serving Cheap Ireland Rugby Jerseys as a quality backup for a needy team should he return in 2017.

The Browns also released veteran cornerback Tramon Williams, 33, a 12-game starter last season.

“You have to keep everything relative,” Savage said. “This is a piece of the puzzle. It’s an important piece because this is the personal connection. You want somebody that’s going to be dedicated to their craft and willing to sacrifice a lot of their personal life to be a successful NFL player.

Celebrate hump day by watching Lions’ Jimmy Landes trick-snap underneath a camel

Detroit Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes is finding unique ways to practice, even while on vacation in Jordan.

As he was touring the city of Petra, Landes found a camel and decided to snap a football under the camel’s legs.

Lions fans will be happy that Landes has football on his mind, even Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys while traveling, after spending his entire rookie year on injured reserve because of a shoulder surgery.

The first of Bill Walsh’s Super Bowl champions didn’t just launch a dynasty; this team revolutionized the game. It wasn’t a loud revolution, but the power running game of prior decades was supplanted by a team that moved the ball with short passes, often to backs. The 49ers backs’ caught a combined 117 passes in 1981; Oakland’s backs got only 80 the prior season. So it didn’t matter that San Francisco didn’t have a back likely to go for 100 yards. It had Joe Montana, and a new approach to the game.

This wasn’t Ben Roethlisberger’s best year; he struggled at times while the Steelers tried to cobble together an inconsistent running game. The defense, however, was a constant. James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley made that 3-4 edge rush hum with a combined 27.5 sacks. Pittsburgh led the league in scoring defense. The Steelers beat San Diego and Baltimore to face upstart Arizona in the Super Bowl, a game crystalized by Harrison’s 100-yard interception return before halftime and Santonio Holmes’ game-winning touchdown catch with 35 seconds remaining. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was good enough to give Pittsburgh its sixth Super Bowl championship.