Don’t cry for the two defensive staff members who were hired by Indianapolis before Josh McDaniels walked away from the Colts’ head coaching job.

A source told Sporting News that defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and defensive line coach Mike Phair remain bullish on their roles with the franchise no matter who is named the next head coach.

Earlier media reports had linked McDaniels and Eberflus together if the former was going to land a head coaching position. Ballard, though, already had held Eberflus in high regard with the Colts organizationally wanting to resume running a “Tampa-Two” style of defense. Ballard was familiar with that attack during his time scouting for head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo with the Chicago Bears.

The third staff member recently hired by the Colts, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, did have direct ties to McDaniels from when both were with New England. DeGuglielmo, though, also remains wanted by Indianapolis even after McDaniels reneged on taking the HC job.

“We will not abandon them,” Ballard said. “They’re good coaches. They’re good people. They’re good developer of men and that’s what we want.”

New Orleans assistant head coach Dan Campbell and Philadelphia offensive coordinator Frank Reich are considered the two frontrunners for the Indianapolis head-coaching job. NFL Network reported the Colts also have submitted a request to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

The Colts had announced Tuesday that McDaniels agreed to contract terms, but a written agreement was never finalized. Later that day, McDaniels informed Ballard he was returning to New England as offensive coordinator.

In each of those cases, the opposing coaches were guilty of strategic errors that essentially involved underestimating the capability of Brady and his pals to concoct a game-changing NFL Jerseys Nike comeback. So even if these Patriots are no longer the most impressive or lethal team, they are probably Cheap NFL Jerseys USA the most resilient team in the history of American sport. Nope. Not falling into that trap. The Eagles might lead Sunday’s game, could even dominate, but the Patriots are winning in the end. Patriots 28, Eagles 24.

That, of course, sparked the rumor mill and it wasn’t long before Russini backtracked her original report on Twitter.

“I did not word this carefully enough, ESPN is not reporting or even suggesting this is going to happen. I was watching the show and our insiders responded to the unsubstantiated chatter,” Russini wrote.

On the topic of Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges being duped by someone claiming to be Yee, Fauria role-played the agent.

Former NFL tight end Christian Fauria was suspended from his radio gig on WEEI in Boston for feigning an Asian accent to mock Don Yee, the agent of Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.

“We do not support or condone Christian’s comments, and we have suspended him for five days effective immediately.”

Fauria, who played for the Seahawks for seven seasons, the Patriots for four and the Redskins and Panthers for one each, expressed regret that’s typical in situations like this.

“Earlier today I made a horrible attempt at humor. In a segment during the show, I impersonated agent Don Yee in an insensitive and regrettable way,” Fauria tweeted. “I want to publicly apologize to Don and anyone in the audience who heard it.

“I have also reached out to Don directly to personally apologize,” he continued. “I have been disciplined by WEEI management and I fully support their decision.”

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for WEEI.

Friday’s incident follows Brady’s decision to forgo his weekly interview on the station because on-air personality Alex Reimer made fun of the quarterback’s five-year old daughter.

The show ended with one of Timberlake’s biggest hits to date, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” and streamers coming down from the rafters.

Naturally, Twitter voiced its opinion of the show, and the reactions varied from excitement to boredom.

What if Parcells hadn’t bolted New England after losing Super Bowl 31? How many Super Bowls could the Pats have won with him and Belichick in tow?

What if Belichick hadn’t famously resigned as the Jets’ head coach after one day in 2000? Would the sad-sack Jets — not the Patriots — have become the terror of the NFL? The Jets somehow managed to hire him twice as head coach, without him ever coaching a single game.

And what if the proud Giants had promoted Belichick to succeed Parcells as the Big Blue head coach in 1991, instead of the bumbling Ray Handley (who vanished into obscurity two seasons later)? The Giants now have the unenvious distinction of letting Belichick, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry leave as Nike NFL Jerseys From China assistants without NHL Jerseys Wholesale giving them a shot at head coach.

Play unbelievable special teams? Check. Justin Tucker was 2 of 2 on field goals.

Looking back at video of the incident, it’s hard to make out Jackson’s expression immediately after, as her face was mostly obscured by her hair, but she quickly covered herself with her hand. In photos from the event, Timberlake looks shell-shocked.

At first, Jackson — who flew out of Houston that night — had no idea just how big the fallout would be. “At that point, she was just a little upset — a little troubled that her breast was seen in front of the biggest audience in history,” the family member recalled.

Play “solid” offense? Check. The Ravens’ offense didn’t do much against the Bengals, but they did get a 48-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jeremy Maclin.

If the Ravens had played great on offense, this would be an ‘A’, but they were only “solid,” so it’s an ‘A-.’

The ‘D’ here stands for Dalton because Andy Dalton almost single-handedly lost this game for the Bengals. Not only did Dalton throw four interceptions and look horrific while doing it, but he also lost a fumble after driving the Bengals inside of Baltimore’s 10-yard line. Everything that could go wrong for Dalton did go wrong. Maybe he should change his name to Andy Murphy. This was all basically every Bengals fan after watching Dalton play.

If the NFL and its TV pals held a genuine conviction that Thanksgiving is such a strong traditional family holiday crowned by a family dinner, it wouldn’t detach tens of thousands of folks from their families — parking lot attendants, to replay-booth assistants, to long-snappers, to beer vendors, to ball-inflators — to service NFL games and profits on Thanksgiving.

Yeah, let’s keep the thanks in Thanksgiving — the NFL’s thanks that it’s a great day to make money while needlessly separating legions from their families in three large cities.

The hollow message is relayed endlessly throughout the games: Thanksgiving is a day to cherish the company of family — except the NFL called in how many thousands of electrical workers, season’s ticket-holders, ushers, security personnel, vendors, pregame production assistants, tape operators, ambulance teams, sideline ball-handlers and peddlers of team jerseys and caps (all five color schemes).

The NFL wants to show football all day? Fine. Just don’t hit us with these “Football Is Family” image spots — not with three games on Thanksgiving.

The Lions actually trailed heading into the fourth quarter, but that’s a pretty a normal thing with Detroit. Last season, the Lions rallied to win eight games in the fourth Cheap China Jerseys quarter, an Cheap Bike Jerseys NFL record, and they’re already on pace to break that record this year.

The 1992 San Diego Chargers own the distinction as the only team under the current playoff format that started a season 0-4 and made the playoffs.

The Chargers, playing in Los Angeles now, started this season 0-4 and have won three in a row entering a Sunday game at 4-2 New England.

The streak started with a road win over the Giants and has included key division victories at Oakland and at home against the Broncos last week, a resounding 21-0 victory. They step up in challenge Sunday against a Patriots team that has found its form defensively after a poor start.

Warmack was a three-time national champion at Alabama and started 48 games for Tennessee before missing most of 2016 with a hand injury. The Titans elected to let him go, and Warmack signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia in March. For those keeping tabs, that’s five offensive linemen (and two guards) taken in the first 10 picks.

Fluker made it three Alabama players in a row and another offensive lineman. Like Warmack, Danny Lee Jesus Fluker was an All-American and three-time national champion at Alabama, and he started 59 games in four seasons for the Chargers. However, his play never rose to a Pro Bowl level, and they released him in March. Fluker has since signed a one-year deal with the Giants.

The Seahawks are struggling at 1-2, having scored just 48 points in three games and, in theory, get a break with a Sunday night home game against the lowly Colts (1-2).

But the Colts are coming off a win over the Browns last week with backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, and the Seahawks are trying to find an offense.

What’s wrong with Seattle?

A number of things — including their inability to figure out how to use tight end Jimmy Graham, who has never fit into the Seahawks’ offense, an inconsistent and young offensive line and no continuity at running back.

Quarterback Russell Wilson, who was slowed last season Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys after an ankle injury in the opener, has been healthy, yet his offense has not thrived — mostly because the pass protection has been spotty.

The “Patriot Way” is to get rid of a player a year too early rather than a year too late, whether it’s trading or releasing a player. The Patriots, the reigning Super Bowl champions, didn’t Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys miss a beat last season after jettisoning arguably their best two defensive players from 2015.

Key has loads of talent, but his character and off-field issues have reminded scouts of Randy Gregory.

Pittsburgh spent a first-round pick on a cornerback two years ago (Artie Burns), and I wouldn’t be surprised if it does again this year. Jackson has awesome ball skills and was an interception magnet in 2017.

He will impress in the draft process athletically, and his flashes on film are exciting, but he’ll likely slide to the end of Round 1.

This, in turn, provoked a much sharper reaction from their second-year head coach, who threw a tantrum that would reverberate throughout the team’s training facility the rest of the week and carry over to Sunday night’s showdown at nearby Lincoln Financial Field.

As Doug Pederson explained while we stood outside his private dressing area more than an hour after the Eagles’ 38-7 dismantling of the Vikings in front of 69,596 ecstatic fans, “These games are too important. You can’t let stuff slide. And when I saw it in practice, and I saw the entire offense walk back to the huddle instead of chasing the ball, I lost my mind. I was like, ‘Oh, no … no, no, no. We Best Cheap Jerseys From China ain’t doing this.’ And from then on, it was an out-of-body experience.”

The Seahawks beat the Giants, 24-7, on Sunday to reach 4-2 for the season. They’re only a half-game back of the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams, a team Seattle has beaten already this year.

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who has never missed a snap in 11 years — that’s 10,363 — left the game in the third quarter with a left elbow injury as he tried to finish a block. Thomas was ruled out for the rest of the game with a triceps injury.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but there was another a change at quarterback Buy Cheap Jerseys Online for the Cleveland Browns, with Cody Kessler coming in to replace DeShone Kizer after back-to-back interceptions.

The Chargers entered Saturday’s matchup with an 0-2 record. The Rams, meanwhile, were 2-0. Two teams from the same city going in different directions. Or at least that would be the storyline if this wasn’t the preseason, where the biggest concern is keeping your players healthy.

They ranked ninth in yards per attempt and 12th in rushing offense by Football Outsiders’ metrics.

While hopping around Twitter on playoff Sunday, I managed to see some Blair Witch-quality video of Chad Johnson working with Antonio Brown. The Steelers’ star wideout looks quick. I pronounce him healthy. Not only should Brown be ready to go, but he should be ready to hear his name called on “NFL Honors” night. Despite missing the last couple of games, Brown is as deserving of the MVP as any other player. No one has been better at any given position than Brown has at wideout over the last five seasons. By the way, Johnson can still move. He’s got quicker feet than Timberlake, Gosling or any Jags receiver. And to think, he just turned 40.

Nagy was named head coach to replace John Fox quickly after the team whose offense he used to coordinate, the Chiefs, exited early from the playoffs. Chicago is doing its best to keep Fangio in place for 2018. Helfrich, the former Oregon head coach, was an immediate splashy hire. He’ll be good for Mitchell Trubisky.

One game is over, another game just ended. So you just roll with it. That will be fun. I hope people have a smile on their face and say, ‘You know, we enjoyed a lot of years with family watching this show.’ We won’t disappoint. We’re so up for it. I’ll have to pinch myself when I’m sitting there Cheap European Soccer Jerseys with [Tom] doing ‘NFL Primetime.’ Maybe we bring the old music out. What more could you ask for if you’re me?

Fournette might’ve eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, but he also averaged 3.9 yards per carry. He ranked 20th among running backs in Pro Football Focus’ elusive rating, which measures missed Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys tackles. The offensive line placed 13th in run blocking, per Football Outsiders.

We figured we’d use a couple of West Coast guys: Keyshawn [Johnson] and Herm Edwards. [Herm] moved in for Tom the one year I wasn’t with Tom. Then Herm become coach of Arizona State… I was just going to do it with Keyshawn. Fine. I’ll give Seth Markman [ESPN’s senior coordinating producer for NFL & MLB studio coverage] the credit. He said let me make one call. He didn’t tell me. So this has only been in the works since the week after Herm took the job… With Tommy, this is our show. Hopefully we don’t screw it up…