Notre Dame’s Kelly likes progress made by Lea’s defense

Notre Dame’s Kelly likes progress made by Lea’s defense

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So despite surrendering 913 yards on 123 plays in Saturday's spring game, Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly showed little concern with the progress on that side of the ball. ''They're going to be attacking the football at the authentic nfl jerseys back end of the defense, which at times (last year) was frustrating,'' Kelly said. The defense has a new coordinator for the second straight season. Clark Lea follows Mike Elko, who left for Texas A&M after one successful season in South Bend. Lea arrived with Elko from Wake Forest last year, and then got a promotion to replace his mentor. Lea's linebackers have run everywhere this spring just to keep up with their 36-year-old coach, who seemingly is in motion from the moment he wakes up. Elko's basic 4-2-5…
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Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series

Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series

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Lars Eller got the last stick on a puck that bounced off him and Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski before rolling past Sergei Bobrovsky, and Washington got the 3-2 victory nine minutes into the second overtime Tuesday night. The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after Columbus won the first two games - both in overtime - in Washington. women nfl jerseys cheap It was the Capitals' turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets' home ice, to pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. ''It means a ton, a win like this after playing for that long,'' Eller said. ''I'm sure they feel a lot more tired in that room than we are feeling right now. It gives you a lot of energy. It's going to be a…
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Top picks from 2016 and 2017 are unfazed by playoff pressure

Top picks from 2016 and 2017 are unfazed by playoff pressure

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Matthews, Laine, Dubois and 2017 top picks Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick all look unfazed as they handle significant responsibilities in the postseason. All are in top-six forward roles and have combined for five goals and six assists. ''These guys are young guys,'' cheap nfl jerseys for sale Toronto coach Mike Babcock said after Matthews' Game 3 winner against Boston was the 20-year-old center's first point of the series. ''They're playing against real players and they're young guys. You've got to go through some of these slappings in your life to kind of respond and learn how to respond and do things right.'' These five budding superstars have been doing a lot of things right all season. Matthews' 34 goals led the Maple Leafs; Laine's 43 for Winnipeg were second…
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Can Blackhawks count on Corey Crawford returning to top form?

Can Blackhawks count on Corey Crawford returning to top form?

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The Blackhawks have repeatedly stated that they expect Corey Crawford to be 100 percent healthy and ready to go by training camp after missing the final 47 games of this season with an upper-body injury. "None of us can predict the future, wholesale nfl jerseys so I'm not going to get into the, 'How do I know' anything," general manager Stan Bowman said. "We have expectations that he's going to be the same goalie that he's been. I think if you look back at the last probably three to four seasons, Corey's been getting better every year. You look back at where he was in 2013 and I think there's no way we win the Stanley Cup that year or in 2015 [without him]." Crawford was 16-9-2 with a .929…
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Blackhawks sign prospect Dennis Gilbert to entry-level contract

Blackhawks sign prospect Dennis Gilbert to entry-level contract

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The Blackhawks signed defenseman prospect Dennis Gilbert to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. He will report immediately to Rockford for the IceHogs’ AHL playoff run. Gilbert, 21, was the Blackhawks’ third-round pick (No. 91 overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. He played the last three years at Notre Dame, where he emerged as one authentic nfl jerseys of the top defensemen for one of the best programs in the country. The Fighting Irish reached the Frozen Four in each of the last two seasons and lost the 2018 national championship game to Minnesota-Duluth. As a result of the deep NCAA Tournament run preventing Gilbert from signing earlier, he was unable to burn a year of his ELC playing in the NHL like Dylan Sikura and Blake Hillman…
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Cowboys hoping Kony Ealy is another project that will pay dividends

Cowboys hoping Kony Ealy is another project that will pay dividends

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It goes back to 2014, when the defensive end out of Missouri made a predraft visit to Valley Ranch. Had the Cowboys not traded up for DeMarcus nfl jersey shop china Lawrence in the second round, Ealy might have been their pick. The interest continued into last summer, when Ealy was released by the New England Patriots; Dallas put in a waiver claim on him only to be beaten out by the New York Jets. Under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, the Cowboys have been able to rekindle the careers of defensive linemen George Selvie, Jeremy Mincey, Nick Hayden and Terrell McClain. They have taken chances over the years on former high-round picks like Marc Colombo and Rolando McClain and had some success. They are hopeful the process started last year…
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Odell Beckham Jr. Trade Rumors: Brandin Cooks Trade to Rams Ends LA Speculation

Odell Beckham Jr. Trade Rumors: Brandin Cooks Trade to Rams Ends LA Speculation

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The Los Angeles Rams are now out of the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes after acquiring Brandin Cooks in a trade with the New England Patriots, cheap nfl authentic jerseys per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Per Schefter, the Rams had been discussing a possible deal with the Giants for Beckham, but they decided to pull the trigger on Cooks because they "liked this situation better." Beckham has been the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Giants co-owner John Mara noted the team isn't actively seeking trades but at least is taking calls. "He's not on the block," Mara said of the receiver, per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. "Is that going to stop clubs from possibly calling us? No. But he's not…
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Jake Plummer: Case Keenum might be ‘fearless competitor’ Broncos need

Jake Plummer: Case Keenum might be ‘fearless competitor’ Broncos need

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As the Denver Broncos make plans for their newly signed quarterback to flourish in the kind of offense that has brought the team some of its greatest successes, it is a good time to check in with a former player who once walked in those exact shoes. For while Case Keenum is the Broncos’ quarterback of choice to lead the nfl jerseys cheap authentic climb out of last year’s 5-11 finish, while he is a player the Broncos believe has even more to give than the career-best 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns he posted last season, it is Jake Plummer who knows both the weighty expectations and the potential for football glory that await Keenum. Because Plummer has been that guy for the Broncos. “You’ve got to have someone pulling…
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Stephen Jones: League to be in ‘better place’ with change to catch rule

Stephen Jones: League to be in ‘better place’ with change to catch rule

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The Dallas Cowboys did not need to be told that Dez Bryant's reception in the 2014 divisional round of the playoffs was a catch, but going forward a play like Bryant’s will stand as a reception. “A little too late,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen nfl jerseys wholesale Jones joked Monday at the NFL owners meetings. Jones is a member of the Competition Committee and helped devise the change in which a catch is officiated. Bryant appeared to come down with a leaping catch of a Tony Romo pass on fourth down that would have given the Cowboys a first down at the Green Bay Packers' 1-yard line. Upon review, the call was overturned and the Cowboys left Lambeau Field with a bitter loss. “In all seriousness I do think…
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Breaking down Jonathan Cooper’s contract with the 49ers

Breaking down Jonathan Cooper’s contract with the 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers added some competition to their guard position last week when they signed Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal. Cooper comes to the Niners from the Dallas Cowboys, where he started 13 games last season. Upon adding Cooper, the 49ers expect him to compete for a starting job, authentic nfl jerseys though it's unclear which spot. Cooper joins a mix that includes Joshua Garnett, Laken Tomlinson and Erik Magnuson, though it's likely the Niners will continue to look to add more guards capable of providing even more competition. Cooper, a former first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, entered the league with a reputation as one of the most athletic guard prospects to come along in years. But he hasn't lived up to the expectations in stints with…
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