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England last March

Сообщение yehongkun362330 Среда, 15.11.17, 06:08

the forever losing Saints
Three players took a knee during the national anthem before the New York Giants game at the San Francisco 49ers, as the rest of the league stood during Veterans Day weekend.
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49ers Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, both of whom have been protesting for most of the season, knelt, as did Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, who was just activated. Vernon had been protesting while he was injured. Goodwin and his wife had lost their baby son earlier on Sunday due to complications during pregnancy.David Lombardi of The Athletic later tweeted a photo of Reid embracing an Air Force member. Reid has said his protest is not against the military.
��This is not about the military, this is not about the flag, this is not about the anthem. My mother served in the armed forces. Three of my uncles served in the armed forces,�� said Reid in October. ��I have the utmost respect for the military, for the anthem, for the flag ... This is about systemic oppression that has been rampant in this country for decades on top of decades.��
The NFL Players Association had asked all players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans. Other players who have been protesting most of the season stood for the anthem this week, including the Al Davis Jersey Seahawks Michael Bennett, who stood before Thursday night��s game. Bennett��s father is a Navy veteran. Titans receiver Rishard Matthews walked onto the field holding hands with soldiers and stood with team-mates for the anthem for the first time since President Donald Trump criticized players for protesting.The vast majority of NFL players are now standing for the anthem.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season. He remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests aimed at police brutality against Africa Americans and other issues.much time has passed since the New Orleans Saints became the best story in the NFL it��s hard to remember their miraculous rise. That came back in the fall of 2006 just a year after Hurricane Katrina tore the roof off their Superdome and filled the city with so much water that many wondered if New Orleans would be the same again. But as the politicians failed and the government failed and the utilities failed, the football team that once broke their fans�� hearts actually came through.
The dreadful Saints, the forever losing Saints, the always-aggravating Saints returned from purgatory in San Antonio. They rode the genius of a brilliant young coach, Sean Payton, and a rejuvenated quarterback, Drew Brees, all the way to the 2006 NFC Championship Game and then they kept building to a Super Bowl win three seasons later. With a fabulous offense and a gambling defense they seemed poised to win more trophies.
Then they didn��t. The defense failed, and then came Bountygate and Payton��s year-long suspension and a whole lot of 7-9 seasons during which Brees threw for a lot of yards and the Saints defense couldn��t stop anybody. As the old stars left and Brees grew to be 38 it appeared New Orleans was finished as any kind of contender.Except, suddenly this year happened and the Saints have discovered something in Brees��s sunset they never had in his prime: a defense. And more than halfway through this season their 7-2 record raises a once-improbable question: Are the New Orleans Saints the best team in the NFL?
They might just be. Even 2009��s Super Bowl winner relied heavily on Brees��s arm and a defense that gave up tons of yards while laying out big hits and hoping that they could get enough turnovers to supplement the booming offense. This team, though, actually stops opponents. They may not have the huge statistical dominance of other good defensive teams but after starting 0-2 they have won seven straight and in five of those wins they have allowed 13 points or fewer. They are becoming very good at keeping teams from doing what they want.
Sunday��s 47-10 victory at Buffalo may have been the Saints most impressive victory yet. Their defense held the Bills to just 198 yards and drove quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the game after he completed only nine passes for 56 yards.
That alone makes this unit unlike Payton��s teams of the past. As Brees has aged, New Orleans have pounded teams with a relentless running attack. And that looks nothing like the team that used to throw and throw and throw as the points rolled up. On Sunday, both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara ran for more than 100 yards and together they had four touchdowns. Brees only had 184 yards passing.
Make no mistake, this is still Brees��s team. He is playing one of his most efficient seasons and remains near the top of the list of the NFL��s top passers this season. He has grown into more of a game-manager but the best quarterbacks adapt. As do the best coaches. And while this might not be a stereotypical Sean Payton team tearing up the NFC South, he may be doing one of his best coaching jobs yet.The Niners finally won their first game this season and the young head coach who many believe will become a top offensive mind like his father also got his first NFL victory. The wait must have felt endless. San Francisco came into Sunday��s game against the New York Giants 0-9 with what is supposed to be a rebuilding team. But as woeful as the 49ers have been this season they may have found a team even worse. The Giants look lost.San Francisco quarterback CJ Beathard threw for 298 yards and Carlos Hyde ran for 98 as the Niners trampled the Giants�� defense for 474 yards. As a result, New York dropped to 1-8 despite a good game from quarterback Eli Manning who fought off rumors he may lose his job with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.
The Niners�� pleasure in victory was dampened by the death of wide receiver Marquise Goodwin��s son earlier on Sunday. A visibly emotional Goodwin was surrounded by team-mates after scoring an 83-yard touchdown in the first quarter. of stiff, sore bodies will be hauled into team meetings this Monday, as the coaches run their weekend debriefings after the first full round of the autumn internationals. The Irish will be feeling that much Al Davis Jersey better about themselves than everyone else. Nothing soothes a player��s aches and pains quite like a famous victory, and their 38-3 win against South Africa was a resounding result, the statement performance of the weekend. The only time a European team have beaten South Authentic Al Davis Jersey Africa by more than that was when England hammered them 53-3 in 2002. That http://www.officialshopraidersonline.com/Aldon_Smith_Jersey_Cheap was back when the side that went on to win the World Cup was in its pomp, and the Springboks played most of the game with 14 men because Jannes Labuschagne had been sent off.Like everyone else, Ireland are using this autumn series to fold some new players into the team as they look to build their strength in depth before the 2019 World Cup. Joe Schmidt seemed a little anxious about it before the match. ��It��s a new group,�� he said, ��and an opportunity to mix those guys and hopefully get as much cohesion as we can in a short period of time.�� He need not have fretted. Ireland looked a little rusty at first, and made a few too many errors when they had the ball in hand, but they came together as the game wore on. And in those last 10 minutes, when they scored three fine tries, they were positively purring along, looking formidably good.
South Africa��s failure to deal with Ireland��s kicking game was predictable enough, since their head coach, Allister Coetzee, spoke about how worried he was for his inexperienced back three before the match. But it was a surprise to see the Springboks get bullied in the scrums, lineouts and breakdowns, where they still seemed to be adjusting to the new laws. Ireland were ranked fourth in the world at the start of the week, two spots back from England, but going on the weekend��s showing, on top of their victory against England last March, they look the best side in Europe right now, and a match for anyone when they are playing at home.
As for England, you guess Eddie Jones��s real feelings about the victory over Argentina were the curses he let fly at his side during the match �C ��how fucking stupid are we?�� �C rather than the bromides he offered up to the press after it. Jones said himself that his new midfield combination of George Ford, Henry Slade, and Jonathan Joseph just didn��t catch light. And apart from the bullocking runs of Nathan Hughes, who had a barnstorming game at No8, England just didn��t seem to break the gainline often enough to get any momentum into their attacks, at least until Alex Lozowski came off the bench, and gave some thrust to that backline.
Jones was not the only one feeling frustrated. For the first time in a long time, the Twickenham crowd turned on their team, and there were a lot of exasperated fans shouting out in frustration. Like Schmidt, Jones is trying to bring fringe players through so that he has two or three men competing for every position, but right now it feels like the intense focus and understanding the team had during their run of 18 wins in a row is beginning to dissipate. Jones will surely bring Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje back into the team for Saturday��s match against Australia, to get the side up and running in earnest again.
Over in Wales, meanwhile, Warren Gatland��s plans seem to be even more ambitious. Sam Warburton, who was commentating for the BBC, said Saturday��s match was ��the biggest change he��s seen�� to the team since he joined itGatland and Rob Howley want to overhaul the way Wales play. The key difference is that they��ve brought in Owen Williams as a second playmaker at inside centre. Williams and Dan Biggar kept switching with each other at first receiver, a tactic Gatland hasn��t really used since he had James Hook and Gavin Henson playing together way back in 2008.
It worked well in patches, like when Williams and Biggar whipped the ball across field with a series of flat, flittering passes to set up a three-on-one overlap for Steff Evans��s try. But Wales looked even rustier than England did earlier in the afternoon, and made too many costly mistakes against an Australian side sharply honed by recent victories against the All Blacks and Japan. You guess the Welsh are going to get a stiff dressing http://www.authenticstlouiscardinals.com/Chris-Carpenter-Jersey down from Shaun Edwards over the way they defended, as will the Scots from Matt Taylor. At least all those missed tackles made for a couple of entertaining matches.
Still, if they are going to commit to playing this way, the Welsh have more room to improve than any other side in Europe, except, perhaps, the French, who showed a few glimpses of the good stuff in the second half of their defeat to New Zealand. Two years out from the World Cup, the competition is already hotting up.

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