Ryan heading back to New England so fresh from his Patriots exit is a reminder that the NFL experience resets and circles, that old becomes new and new becomes old.
2018 Hall of Fame candidate and former Patriots dynamic cornerback Ty Law surveys the Ryan-Patriots experience. Former four-time pro-bowl safety Blaine Bishop (1993-2002 with the Titans/Eagles) is a 104.5 The Zone sports radio personality in Nashville and analyzes the Ryan Titans experience.
You’ve got to be a smart player to do that. Sometimes a player in that position can get frustrated and it’s bad because you can’t count on being in one place, say left corner, and lock down on the reps of that job and perfect it.
Joe Williams Youth Jersey He had some tough plays, some tough games. He had some great plays and great games. He sort of became a safety blanket back there for the Patriots. What stood out to me was no matter what play that went wrong for him, he never hung his head, he always kept coming back, competing. It wasn’t like people weren’t throwing at him, yet, he was always up for the challenge. That is the mindset of an All-Pro.
The most popular organizations in the league — Wesley Matthews Jersey teams such as the Cowboys, Giants and Steelers — often will have inflated totals in Vegas because the books know that their fans are more likely to bet the over. If the Giants had the same talent but wore the Bills’ uniforms, they would hit the board at 5.5 wins. Big Blue only posted 4.1 Pythagorean wins this past season, and while they probably won’t suffer as many injuries as they did during a snakebit 2017 campaign, it’s unclear who will actually be playing quarterback in 2018. If new general manager Dave Gettleman uses the second overall pick on a passer, the Giants will probably be using 2018 to rebuild and retool.
The Bucs underachieved in 2017, in part because they went 3-7 in games decided by a touchdown or less, including four such losses to playoff teams. Numbers suggest the Bucs should improve, but it’s difficult to see a high ceiling for Tampa Bay when it is bringing back frustrating coach Dirk Koetter and is still stuck in a division with three stacked teams in Atlanta, Carolina and New Orleans. A healthy season from Jameis Winston — who posted the league’s seventh-best passer rating after returning from injury in Week 13 — would help.
Malik Hooker Youth Jersey Case Keenum has led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. But he might not even be back next season — all three quarterbacks in Minnesota could hit the open market. NFL Nation reporters assess questions throughout the league.