Monthly Archives: July 2017

Cheap Authentic NFL Indianapolis Colts Jerseys China 2017

On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts announced players who would begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. As expected, Andrew Luck was on the list. Another vital Colts player was a surprise: first-round pick Malik Hooker.

Hooker tweaked his hamstring during Monday’s conditioning test, per Kevin Bowen of the team’s official website.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Hooker hasn’t had any setbacks and that the PUP designation is just the team being cautious ahead of training camp opening this week. Hooker can come off the PUP list anytime during camp.

Fellow safety Clayton Geathers (neck) is also on the PUP and is expected to miss the start of the regular season.

Hooker’s hamstring tweak comes after the safety underwent shoulder and sports hernia surgeries in January. During the draft process the 21-year-old discussed with Around The NFL’s Conor Orr why he played through the injuries late during his college career. He was expected to be healthy heading into camp after missing all offseason workouts. Then the hamstring tweak struck.

The rangy Ohio State product could be a game-changer for the Colts secondary. Hooker is the ball-hawk the Colts have lacked during Chuck Pagano’s tenure. But first Hooker needs to get on the field.

Other injuries we’re tracking on Tuesday:

1. The Lions have placed punter Sam Martin on the active/non-football injury list due to an ankle injury he sustained earlier in July, the team announced. Rookie cornerback Teez Tabor and tackle Cyrus Kouandjio were also placed on the NFI list.

2. The Dolphins have placed linebacker Koa Misi on injured reserve, Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.

3. The Saints are placing linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (foot) on injured reserve, Rapoport reported. New Orleans will release Ellerbe once he is healthy, Rapoport added.

4. The Panthers have waived/injured wide receiver Charles Johnson after he underwent surgery on his right knee, the team announced Tuesday.

Cheap NFL Authentic Arizona Cardinals Jerseys China

The Arizona Cardinals opened the 2016 season with a two-point loss on a missed field goal versus the New England Patriots. The defeat was a harbinger of things to come in a disappointing 7-8-1 season for Bruce Arians’ team.

Of the Cardinals’ eight losses, five came by seven points or fewer.

Speaking on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Wednesday to promote his new book The Quarterback Whisperer, Arians said he’s focused this offseason on getting back to winning those tight tilts.
“You gotta win close games,” he said. “The NFL is all about close games. And we had won more close games than anybody in the league previous years. And last year, we lost four games that we had — three by kicks, one by just not playing smart. We could have been smarter. We spent all offseason practicing those scenarios that put you in critical situations so we can be a smarter football team.”

In 2016, the Cardinals lost five one-score games, while winning just three contests of eight or fewer points (two three-point victories, one eight-point win). During their 13-3 2016 season, the results were more lopsided. Just five of Arizona’s 13 wins that year came within eight points — not counting the overtime playoff victory over the Packers. Just one of those three defeats were by fewer than 12 points.

Arians is correct to zero in on execution in close contests.

Per NFL Research, 146 of 256 games in 2016 were decided by eight points or fewer, the most such games in a season in NFL history. Of those contests, 72 were won by teams that trailed in the fourth quarter, the most in a single season in NFL history.

The Cardinals overhauled their roster this offseason, hoping to put the lost 2016 season behind them. Those changes included swapping kickers (veteran Phil Dawson in for Chandler Catanzaro) with the plans of eking out a few more close wins. The next step is moving past the mental errors that eroded their chances last season.