Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mike Francesa rips NFL and Roger Goodell for level of play, ticket prices and watching players ‘disrespect the flag’

Mike Francesa ripped into Roger Goodell and the NFL during his WFAN show on Monday, saying that the league is in a lot of trouble. He said everything from the level of play to injuries to ticket prices to watching players disrespect the flag are contributing to a bad product.

Basically, defenses know Howard’s getting the ball, they’re loading the box against him, yet he’s producing at a better rate than before. Jordan Howard is shaping up as one of the best running backs in the NFL, and while his overall situation will cap his ceiling in fantasy, it’s difficult to turn away from a runner receiving such a colossal workload.

I didn’t know much about Benkert before the season. He’s been pretty impressive. He makes all of the throws.

The Jaguars also have a league-high 16 takeaways, including Cheap Jerseys Rugby six Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal forced fumbles, though they haven’t been great at stopping the run (30th in the NFL in run defense) — that’s this group’s Achilles’ heel.

Jacksonville’s secondary is very good, and that undoubtedly helps boost the pass rush. But the pass rush also helps the secondary. I’ve been on this team for awhile, so I’ve obviously been burned by the Jaguars before — but this year, they seem like a legit playoff contender, thanks largely to the defensive line.

In case you haven’t heard, those are the top two defenses against fantasy receivers. Literally, no teams are better than the Jags and Steelers in that category.

Steelers ran a beautiful fake punt with a double-digit lead to sink the Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter and were pinned in their own territory on a fourth down. There was zero reason to expect the team to go for it, and that’s probably why a fake punt worked so well.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard said last week that the team was shutting Luck down for the time being after he received a cortisone shot in his surgically repaired right shoulder to help with the soreness. Luck, who had shoulder surgery in January, practiced for two days three weeks ago and then amped up his workload during his two days of practice two weeks ago. The Colts have already said Luck won’t practice this week.

Indianapolis (2-5) is off to its worst start since 2011. Its next two games are on the road at Cincinnati and Houston before the Colts host Pittsburgh before their Week 11 bye.

“No. No way,” Alonso said when asked if he could have avoided contact or not put a shoulder on Flacco. “That’s the target, you know, when a guy slides, his target is very small. I just Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys think it was a second late, which is why I hit him, to be honest with Cheap Jerseys you.”

Harbaugh wouldn’t discuss whether he believed Alonso should have been ejected.

“I’m not commenting on that,” Harbaugh said. “It was penalized correctly, I would say.”

Coming on in relief of Flacco, backup quarterback Ryan Mallett found tight end Ben Watson for a 2-yard touchdown, giving Baltimore a 20-0 lead at halftime.

Although Alonso was penalized 15 yards, he was not ejected for the infraction. After having his own helmet knocked off by Ravens center Ryan Jensen in retaliation, Alonso found himself face-to-face in a verbal confrontation with an irate Harbaugh.