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Tom Coughlin took a not-so-subtle shot at two
29-08-2019, 04:36 AM
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Tom Coughlin took a not-so-subtle shot at two
JACKSONVILLE Will Grier Jersey , Fla. (AP) — of Jacksonville’s top defenders, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, for skipping voluntary workouts.The team’s executive vice president of football operations said Thursday that “championship teams are dominated by selfless individuals who recognize that the welfare of the team must always be paramount to any other consideration.”Ramsey and Smith are the team’s only players who didn’t show up for the start of the team’s offseason program. Coach Doug Marrone said he reached out to both players and didn’t hear back from either one.Ramsey also skipped voluntary workouts last year, choosing instead to spend the offseason working out at his father’s training facility in Nashville, Tennessee.Smith’s absence was more surprising, especially since he’s been in attendance each of his first five years in the league.“Success in the NFL demands struggle,” Coughlin said. “Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of team. The hard work that many try to avoid is the major building block for the development of an outstanding football team.“It’s not about rights and privileges. It’s about obligations and responsibility. And the question is, can we count on you? Doing the things the right way all the time; we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”NFLPA President Eric Winston reacted a short time later and said the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s definition of voluntary “is the same as the actual definition of voluntary and prohibits anyone from threatening players to participate in voluntary workouts.”“This is precisely the reason players negotiated strict work rules and bright lines when it comes to offseason activities http://www.panthersauthorizedshops.com/a...ler-jersey ,” Winston added. “We know, from experience, that not all coaches and executives will adhere to them and we always pursue any violations to protect our rules.”The Jaguars lost 10 of their final 12 games in 2018 and finished 5-11, the seventh time in the past eight years the small-market franchise ended up with double-digit losses.Marrone made it clear after the season that he placed a high value on having everyone together in the offseason, partly to build chemistry and partly to make sure everyone gets in the best shape possible.Coughlin echoed those thoughts while speaking at the state of the franchise address Thursday.“Discipline, organizing your priorities, committing yourself to doing the things necessary to succeed,” he said. “No shortcuts. No procrastination.“Discipline is the refined fire by which talent becomes ability. The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. The reason people run from the word discipline is because it’s difficult to master.” PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz shook off rust and defenders.Wentz threw a touchdown pass on his first drive in nine months, Wendell Smallwood ran in from the 4 for the go-ahead score and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.“It was a long time coming,” Wentz said after playing his first game since he tore two ligaments in his left knee last Dec. 10. “It felt great.”Adam Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen’s career record of 565 field goals by connecting on all three tries Jordan Scarlett Jersey , but the Colts (1-2) couldn’t take advantage of two turnovers by Wentz inside the 20 in the second half.“I like to step out there and kick field goals,” Vinatieri said, “but it’s better kicking extra points, that’s for sure.”The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (2-1) needed two defensive stops against Andrew Luck in the final 90 seconds.Indy had a first down at the Eagles 11 and two cracks from the 4, but Luck’s pass to T.Y. Hilton sailed over his shoulder in the left corner of the end zone on third down and Derek Barnett sacked Luck on fourth down.The Colts got the ball again at their 11 with 39 seconds remaining but couldn’t reach midfield. Jacoby Brissett threw a desperation pass on the final play that fell incomplete.“We knew we fell short in the red zone,” Luck said. “Our guys gave us a chance at the end. What else can you ask on the road against the defending Super Bowl champs.”Wentz engineered the winning drive with precise passes and nifty moves. Wentz eluded a sack and threw a 10-yard pass to Nelson Agholor, who hurdled for a first down on third-and-9 to extend the drive at the Colts 26.Four plays later, Smallwood scored to make it 20-16.“That was huge,” Wentz said.Fans welcomed back Wentz with a standing ovation when he ran through the tunnel during introductions.On a wet, soggy field David Montgomery Jersey , Wentz showed no effects of the injury at the start. He misfired on his first pass, then connected over the middle to Zach Ertz and kept going. Running a no-huddle offense, Wentz drove the Eagles 79 yards in 12 plays and capped it with a 13-yard TD pass to Dallas Goedert for a 7-0 lead.Wentz was sacked five times, scrambled three times and dove for a first down on one of his runs.“It felt like riding a bike, get hit and pop back up again,” he said.But the offense couldn’t get much going until the fourth quarter. Wentz nearly gave the Colts the game.First, he stared down Ertz and floated a pass that was picked by Anthony Walker and returned to the Eagles 16. But the Colts only managed a 31-yarder by Vinatieri that gave them a 13-10 lead.After Jake Elliott answered with a 24-yarder on the following drive, Margus Hunt knocked the ball out of Wentz’s hands and recovered the fumble at the Eagles 13. Philadelphia’s defense again held and Vinatieri made a 28-yard field goal to give Indianapolis a 16-13 lead.“Those are things that can’t happen,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of the turnovers. “Overall, for his first time back http://www.bearsauthorizedshops.com/auth...ley-jersey , not so bad.”Luck threw a 5-yard TD pass to Ryan Grant to tie it 7-7 after Elliott missed a 55-yard field goal wide left.QB COMPARISONColts: Luck was 25 of 40 for 164 yards, one TDEagles: Wentz finished 25 of 37 for 255 yards, one TD and one pick.SPOILED RETURNColts coach Frank Reich was Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator the previous two seasons.DECORATED BACKUPWentz’s return sent Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles back to the sideline. Foles replaced Wentz in Week 14 and led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960.NFL DEBUTUndrafted rookie Josh Adams, the fifth-leading rusher in Notre Dame history, had 30 yards rushing on six carries for the Eagles. He was promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week.BACK SCRAMBLIN’Wentz avoided a sack, ran toward the sideline and dove out of bounds for a first down on third-and-6 on the final drive of the first half. … Luck outran Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long for a 33-yard gain in the second quarter.INJURIESColts: RT Joe Haeg left with an ankle injury. … LT Anthony Castonzo (hamstring) was out again and RB Marlon Mack (hamstring, foot) also sat.Eagles: S Rodney McLeod left with a right knee injury after colliding with teammate Mills in the third quarter. … RBs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) were out and WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) missed his third straight game.UP NEXTColts: Host the Houston Texans next Sunday.Eagles: Visit the Tennessee Titans next Sunday.
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