Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys odds: Picks from expert with 4 straight Cowboys wins

Sunday Night Football” features an NFC East showdown between the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles and 5-4 Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

The Eagles are four-point favorites, up one from an open of three. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 48.5, up 1.5 from where it opened.

Before you make any bets on Eagles-Cowboys, you’ll want to hear what SportsLine Stat Geek R.J. White has to say.

In Week 9, when Dallas hosted Kansas City as a one-point favorite, White told SportsLine readers to back America’s Team without hesitation. Cheap Jerseys The result? Cowboys 28, Chiefs 17 — another easy cash.

Strikingly, it was White’s fourth straight win picking for or against the Cowboys. Anyone who has followed his picks is up big, and he’s SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert.

 

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Part of his success: White has years of experience analyzing NFL statistics and trends, dating all the way back to Super Bowl XXV. He finished in the top two percent in the nation’s most prestigious handicapping contest and has his pulse on NFL spreads.

Now, he’s going for five winning Cowboys picks in a row on “Sunday Night Football,” and he’s sharing it over at SportsLine.

White expects the Cheap nfl Jerseys public to be all over the Eagles on “Sunday Night Football,” for good reason. The Eagles are coming off a bye with what’s been the best team in the league.

Philadelphia has won seven straight, averaging 33 points during that stretch. Philly put up 51 on the Broncos in Week 9.

But just because the Eagles have been on fire doesn’t mean they cover a four-point spread, especially on the road in a divisional game.

Dallas could get back All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith (groin, back) this week after the Falcons sacked Dak Prescott eight times last Sunday. Customized Jerseys And even if Smith sits again, expect Jason Garrett and the Cowboys’ coaching staff to make adjustments to keep Prescott upright.

RB Ezekiel Elliott is serving the second game of his six-game suspension, but against the Eagles’ No. 1 run defense, Zeke’s absence might not be as big of a factor as it was against Atlanta.

The Eagles’ defensive weakness is through the air, where they’re giving up 249.4 yards per game, seventh-most in the NFL. Prescott’s 16 TD passes are tied for seventh, and he’s tossed multiple scores in all but three games.

In his lone start against the Eagles last season, Prescott threw for almost 300 yards and two scores, rushing for one more. The Cowboys won by six in overtime.

White is leaning Dallas Cowboys Jerseys toward the under, but he knows there’s a critical stat no one is thinking about that ultimately determines the point spread winner for Cowboys-Eagles.

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Patriots to stay a week in Colorado, which can help ‘a team come together’

The last time the New England Patriots spent a full week on the road during the regular season, they went on to win the Super Bowl.

In the wake of formally announcing their plans to do so this year, they naturally hope history repeats itself.

In 2014, back-to-back road trips to Green Bay and San Diego led the team to stay in California for a week. This year, consecutive road games against the Broncos and Raiders (in Mexico) will have the team remaining in Colorado next week.

“I think those trips are great,” said retired defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who was part of the 2014 team. “It just helps a team come together. With the age differences of older and younger guys on a team, a week away in a hotel creates an environment where New England Patriots Jerseys everyone is together. In a regular work week at home, older guys with families do their job and then get home to the kids. On away trips like that, everyone hangs out together.”

In 2014, the Patriots trained at the University of San Diego. One change this year is that instead of heading to the locale of their next game, the club will remain in Colorado and train at a local university and then depart for Mexico like they normally would for a road game, the day before.

 

A possible added benefit is that they will be working in high altitude, which could help for their game in Mexico City. But that’s secondary to the other cheap nfl jerseys benefits of such a trip, which requires a financial commitment from ownership that is much greater than the standard road trip.

Cornerback Kyle Arrington, who played for the Patriots from 2009 to 2014, recalled the week in California fondly.

“I actually liked it. We did that as well when I was with the Ravens [in 2015],” he said. “It is a great opportunity to remain focused, especially if you’re a player with a wife and kids. Obviously you miss your family, but it’s nice to experience new environment for a week or two. When you play away, you usually don’t get a chance to get out and experience the sights and sounds. I definitely enjoyed it when I had the opportunity.”

The Patriots went 1-1 on their trip in 2014, losing 26-21 at Green Bay and then beating the Chargers 23-14.

After the win over the Chargers, in which Patriots fans made it feel almost like a home game by the end, coach Bill Belichick said, “I thought it was the cheap jerseys best thing we could do. The last two days were really the most important part because we didn’t have to have the cross-country trip. We got a lot of rest. We had a couple good days of preparation on Friday and Saturday.”

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Why the Giants think they’re a better team this season

The New York Giants finished 11-5 last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2012. It was a successful season — even though it ended poorly with an ugly playoff loss at Green Bay — that left the team and its fans optimistic for what’s to come.

The Giants enter 2017 overflowing with optimism. They think they’re an even better team this season. The reasons:

The Giants signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Rhett Ellison. They took tight end Evan Engram in the first round of the draft to add to a group that already included wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard.

Quarterback Eli Manning has some serious weaponry at his disposal. After a season where the Giants struggled to score points and achieve New York Giants Jerseys consistency on offense, the belief is they should improve drastically.

“On offense they have all the keys now. The offensive line has picked it up, they’ve been blocking well. They’ve got the keys for Eli to be making all those passes to all the guys who can get open.”

“From a personnel standpoint, I think there are some additions that we have to our team who are blending in nicely. There is added experience. Some guys have another year under their belt. So, there have been some improvements with those who were on our team last year. So, I think you combine those two factors and we have a reason to be optimistic.”

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Some new weapons, and a less predictable offense, could help Eli Manning and the Giants improve upon last season’s 11-5 record. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Schematic changes

The Giants Cheap Jerseys played almost exclusively last season in 11 personnel, the term for three wide receivers, a running back and a tight end. They used that personnel grouping for more than 90 percent of their offensive snaps, and it made them predictable.

They’re trying to be less predictable. They have a fullback on the roster and added Ellison as a blocking tight end. It should provide some schematic flexibility and offer new looks to opposing defenses.

The Giants are expected to use more two-tight-end sets and run some plays with a running back and fullback in the backfield together. It will give defenses something else to think about.

“Last year everybody knew what we were running. If you look at it, it was, what, 95 percent of the time? It was tough because we lost guys to injury and we were still able to go 11-5. So I’m going to be excited to see what we can do when we have a full offseason, with some good guys who can do really good things.”

“When you have a fullback on your roster, that enables you to have an additional personnel grouping that gives some different runs and different passes and that gives the defenses more they have to prepare for. It’s been time and time again about the 90 percent 11 Cheap nfl Jerseys personnel that we were last year, and I think when you have some additional personnel groupings, it just gives the defense a few more things they have to prepare for, it gives us a few more options, and the versatility is always going to be to our advantage, so that is something we are excited about.”

The Giants made a splash in last year’s free-agent market to bolster their defense. Defensive end Olivier Vernon, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and defensive tackle Damon Harrison signed lucrative, long-term deals. With so many new faces on defense, it took time for the unit to come together. The Giants were much better in the second half of the season than the first. They allowed 20.5 points per game in the first eight games, 15 over the final eight.

With another season Customized Jerseys under their belt. there is a belief that the defense can evolve from a really good unit to either great or special. Even first-year starters B.J. Goodson at middle linebacker and Darian Thompson at free safety are in their second seasons with the team. They were 2016 draft picks. The Giants defense has had a chance to digest and master coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s system.

Why the Dallas Cowboys Should Sign Colin Kaepernick

Andy Benoit has praised Colin Kaepernick’s activism and criticized his play on the field.

On the 2017 Season Preview episode of The MMQB: 10 Things Podcast, Andy explained why Dallas needs Kaepernick, and Kaepernick fits in Dallas:

“We’ve talked Kaepernick on this show before, and I’m sure people believe that I have a vendetta against Kaepernick and whatever. I like him, I’m fine Dallas Cowboys Jerseys with him, I don’t like his style of play, I don’t think it fits many NFL offenses. But in Dallas’s case, where they have concerns at their No. 2 quarterback; Kellen Moore didn’t play as well as they wanted in the preseason, I think Kaepernick would be an excellent fit as a backup.

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“I do think there’s a place in the NFL for Colin Kaepernick. It has to be on a team that would be conducive to letting him run around, and with Dallas having such a good offensive line, Kaepernick’s unrefinement in the pocket—and he’s badly unrefined—it becomes Cheap Jerseys not only less of an issue, it’s much less of an issue, he has a clean pocket to play from now, but it gives him a chance to get refined and learn and get better.

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“And the beauty of Kaepernick is that he gives your running game the same thing Prescott does, which is the threat of the quarterback running. So read-option is an obvious example of that, you have to account for the quarterback in read-option. But what Dallas does, because they’re an outside zone-running team, they incorporate their play-action and bootleg game in such a fashion that the back-side defensive end must have eyes on the quarterback no matter what. So there’s no back-side pursuit against Dallas’s Cheap nfl Jerseys running plays, because what if they didn’t hand the ball off to the running back, and what if the quarterback kept it and went around the edge? You get that with Prescott, that’s why he’s valuable to Dallas. You would get that exact same effect with Kaepernick.

“So, I think there are 15-to-20 backup QBs better than Kaepernick, Kellen Moore is not one of them. Kaepernick would fit what Dallas wants to do. If they’re making a real football decision, they should go sign him as a No. 2, but I don’t think they will.”

What the Patriots don’t know (Tyreek Hill) can hurt them

More than any other regular-season game, NFL openers are surrounded in mystery. Teams have the freedom to work on their opponent as early as training camp. They’ll install plays and schemes that haven’t been printed on game film.

The Chiefs, who pull the most daunting task of the week with a trip to defending Super Bowl champion and league bully New England on Thursday, may have an edge here.

His name is Tyreek Hill.

Coming off a rookie New England Patriots Jerseys
season in which his role and production expanded as the year progressed, Hill finished as one of the league’s top threats, earning an All-Pro spot as a return specialist. He also led Chiefs wide receivers in receptions and yards and averaged 11.1 yards on 24 rushing attempts.

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And he hasn’t played against the Patriots.

“I’m sure they have a lot of different ways to use him and he’s a very versatile player,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “He can run, he can catch … I’m sure they use him a decoy. He’s a very explosive player.”

The Chiefs have indicated Hill will be used more on punt returns than kickoffs, and with the departure of Jeremy Maclin, the wide Cheap Jerseys receiver role for Hill is expected to expand.

But with an asset like Hill and Andy Reid’s reputation for creative play design — he had defensive tackle Dontari Poe throw a jump pass for a touchdown last season — along with additional time to prepare, no telling what the Chiefs could cook up.

“I don’t know exactly where he’ll be, but you certainly have to be conscious of him whenever he’s on the field,” Belichick said.

Hill didn’t Cheap nfl Jerseys show up much on the preseason stats sheet. On the first play of the opener he ran under an Alex Smith pass for a 32-yard gain. For the preseason, he caught two other passes, rushed once for 11 yards and didn’t return a kick.

A year ago, Hill was a fifth-round draft pick intent on proving himself, but he said there was little difference between his first and second preseasons.

“I was basically doing the same thing,” Hill said. “Coach (Reid) added a little more to my plate, but that’s what I get paid to do. I’m able to adjust and learn.”

The more he adjusts and learns, the better the Chiefs become.

“There haven’t been Customized Jerseys many things that we’ve asked him to do that he’s failed at,” Smith said. “We move him around and do different things and he’s so fluid and natural at almost all of them.”

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Why NFLPA requests order to block any Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The NFLPA filed a request for a temporary restraining order in the Eastern District of Texas, calling for the courts to block any suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott upheld by NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson, according to a court filing obtained by ESPN.

The NFLPA’s filing calls for the court to vacate any suspension of Elliott, accusing the league’s appeals process of being “fundamentally unfair” and citing new facts revealed during this week’s hearing that wrapped up Thursday. Elliott has been suspended for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Source: Top investigator favored no Elliott ban
The NFL’s director of investigations testified in the hearing on the appeal of Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension on Tuesday that she would not have recommended discipline for the Cowboys running back based on what she found, a source told ESPN.
A source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Elliott’s side will file more paperwork Friday.

“[We] have to file another set of papers formally seeking the temporary, which will happen later today. Hearing for temporary order likely Tuesday after Harold [Henderson] rules,” the source said.

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If Henderson rules that Elliott should remain suspended for any stretch of games, the court then can decide to stay the suspension while it reviews the matter, and Elliott could potentially be allowed to play while the case works its way through the courts.

In the filing, the NFLPA alleges “there was a League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives … to hide critical information — which would completely exonerate Elliott” in his domestic violence case.

“During the course of the past 13 months and culminating in the last three days of the appeal process, we have witnessed some of the most Dallas Cowboys Jerseys egregious violations of legal due process in connection with the NFL’s investigation of Mr. Elliott,” read a statement from Elliott’s attorneys Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum.

“Not only did the underlying facts not support the false allegations made against Mr. Elliott, but the process in which they were gathered and adjudicated were fundamentally unfair. Mr. Elliott looks forward to being completely vindicated and will continue to explore all other legal options to redress the reputational and monetary harm that he has suffered.”

According to the filing, Kia Wright Roberts, the NFL’s director of investigations, testified Tuesday that she was the only NFL employee who interviewed the running back’s accuser, Tiffany Thompson, during the investigation and that she would not have recommended discipline for Elliott based on what she found.

Roberts told Lisa Friel, who investigates domestic violence cases for the NFL, of her views, but was never allowed to convey them to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or the “independent advisors.”

The NFLPA says Cheap Jerseys Roberts concluded after reviewing all evidence that Thompson “was not credible in her allegations of abuse,” according to the filing.

“The withholding of this critical information from the disciplinary process was a momentous denial of the fundamental fairness required in every arbitration and, of course, does not satisfy federal labor law’s minimal due process requirements,” the union wrote.

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Friday morning that it’s “unequivocally, absolutely false” that Goodell was not aware of Roberts’ findings in the investigation before he imposed discipline.

“The idea that this was a conspiracy is false,” Lockhart said. “The credibility issues were addressed at length in the investigative report. Kia Roberts’ points were made very clearly. The 160-page report included a fulsome description of the credibility problems of both Tiffany Thompson and Ezekiel Elliott.” ]

Lockhart said the Cheap nfl Jerseys court will have to decide whether the league adhered to the CBA in its investigation, and the league obviously believes it did.

The NFLPA also asserted that Elliott and the union were denied the rights of a fair procedure when Henderson would not grant their request to have Thompson testify. Elliott did testify at this week’s appeal hearing.

“As such, not only was Elliott denied the most fundamental rights to be able to confront his accuser and to have her credibility assessed against his, the arbitrator also rendered himself incapable of directly assessing the credibility of Thompson — which was critical to the fairness of the proceeding,” the NFLPA wrote.

In addition, the NFLPA questioned Henderson’s refusal to have Goodell testify in the appeals hearing, saying: “Without testimony from the Customized Jerseys Commissioner, it was not possible to determine the full impact of the conspiracy, or precisely what the Commissioner knew or did not know about his co-lead investigator’s conclusion that there was not sufficient credible evidence to proceed with any discipline under a League Personal Conduct Policy.”

Why Chiefs traded for Cameron Erving

Here are some quick thoughts about the Chiefs’ decision to trade a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for center Cameron Erving.

First off, Erving, 25, has had a rough two years in the league since he was taken in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He’s started 17 games in two years, and based on social media, Browns fans appear to be happy to see him go — which is never a good sign — but the Chiefs’ decision to trade for Erving is rooted in pretty solid logic.

First off, check out my in-depth evaluation of Erving prior to the 2015 NFL Draft. I thought he was a bit of a finesse guy, someone who Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys would be a good fit in a zone-running scheme similar to the Chiefs.’ I did have some concerns about his ability to hold up as a center, due to his height (6 feet 6) and long arms, which would allow squatty nose tackles to get under his pads and cause him to lose leverage, but worst-case scenario, I’d be surprised if he couldn’t turn into a decent guard, where his length won’t hurt him as much.

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The Chiefs, however — and this is important — like him as a backup center and swing tackle. That’s a position of need, as I’ve gotten the Cheap Jerseys sense the Chiefs haven’t been thrilled with what they have there (Isaiah Battle and Jah Reid are currently manning the spots). I still think Erving has some upside there, if the Chiefs can unlock it.

Essentially guys, the Chiefs are getting a young, former first-round pick on the cheap. Erving is due $1,292,188 this year and $1,720,782, Cheap nfl Jerseys which are paltry sums. And they’ll have the ability to execute a fifth-year option on his rookie deal for 2019, which could be a huge bargain if they can unlock his potential.

A lot of you are concerned about the Chiefs’ pick status for 2018; they only have a second, third, fourth and sixth for sure, and maybe a seventh (if it didn’t go to San Francisco in last August’s trade for Kenneth Acker). I get that, and I generally feel the same way, because picks are a source of cheap team-building pieces. But keep in mind, the Chiefs have a pretty deep roster, and remember, they are currently projected to get a fifth-round pick (by overthecap.com) due to the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to sign Nick Foles. If they end up getting that pick, they’d have essentially dealt Foles and a fifth for Erving — a former first-rounder — and a lower fifth. That’s a pretty good win.

Look, no one is sure Customized Jerseys how it will work out. But what seems clear is that the Chiefs view the trade for Erving as a reasonable gamble, especially in a league where the offensive-line play has never been worse, and the Chiefs may not have been able to find anyone better at the 53-man roster deadline this weekend. Just some food for thought.

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Why the loss of Anthony Hitchens doesn’t hurt the Cowboys as much as you think

If you came over here looking for a nice cold glass of blue kool-aid, well, you’re going to be disappointed. That’s not what this article is about. There isn’t one person out there that isn’t disheartened by the thought of losing Anthony Hitchens for an extended period of time. The Cowboys fourth-year linebacker was having a stellar training camp and he was going to be an important piece to the defense this season. Just in the Oakland Raiders game alone, he was blowing up play after play. He had a tackle for a loss, knocked down a pass, and just smothered the ball carrier relentlessly. Make no mistake about it, losing Hitchens hurts.

You see, there’s some good news and some bad news and both were on full display Saturday night against the Raiders. The Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Jerseys have a lot of satisfying players on defense. Unless your name is Sean Lee, Orlando Scandrick, or Maliek Collins – you’re a player who isn’t so marvelous that another guy in the rotation can’t step up and closely replicate your contribution.

The Cowboys are 3-1 in the preseason, and the only loss came in a 13-10 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams where 75% of the game was played with either Kellen Moore or Luke McCown at quarterback. The one quarter Cooper Rush played in, he threw a touchdown to Rico Gathers. The outcome of preseason games don’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but it does point to how well the Cowboys backups have done, specifically on defense. In the second half of games, the defense has allowed a total of 19 points over eight quarters of football. That equates to 9.5 points a game. That’s a commendable achievement.

On one hand, this is great. The depth along the defense has to make the team feel good for the long journey that is the 2017 season as they will ultimately deal with casualties along the way. But there is also a downside to all the acceptable talent on the defense and it’s the lack of greatness. This is where that kool-aid starts having a funny taste.

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The Cowboys aren’t a terrible defensive team. The can play well at times. The problem is that there are limitations when it comes to facing the more talented offensive teams in the league. The Cowboys just don’t have a true get-in-your-face edge rusher. That issue is compounded by not having strong secondary pieces in place to counter the extra time the quarterback has in the pocket. It is going to be rough at times.

The silver Cheap Jerseys lining is that the Cowboys have a phenomenal offense and will win a lot of games based on the collective results of both their units. So that part is good. But it’s going to be a challenge at times until the team can get to where they need to be defensively. There are some new rookies on the defense, but they won’t be shaking things up immediately. It’s going to take time.

The Cowboys defense is something that is going to stress us out at times, but the loss of Hitchens shouldn’t. The team still has Jaylon Smith, Damien Wilson, and Justin Durant on the roster to help fill in. Will they be as good as the often-underrated-but-suddenly-appreciated Hitchens? No. But they won’t be too far off. The Cowboys also play nickel and dime quite a bit so the need for three linebackers on the field at once isn’t high.

Some people will say that these other guys have their own causes for concern. Can Smith stay healthy and perform consistently enough to be useful? What is going on with Wilson’s off-field issue, will he even be available? And we haven’t even seen Durant yet, who’s to say he can stay healthy and play well enough to suffice? These are legitimate thoughts to ponder. And if something goes awry with one of them, then yes – then it becomes time to worry.

But right now, it’s not. This is a deep team. The Cowboys have lost these players in the preseason over the last three seasons: Cheap nfl Jerseys Sean Lee (2014), Orlando Scandrick (2015), and Tony Romo (2016). Two of these seasons turned out to be pretty good for the Cowboys. Escaping the 2017 preseason with only losing Hitchens is certainly the lesser of evils when compared to those other guys.

There will come a day where we will all join hands and collectively appreciate the Cowboys decision to make Jaylon Smith their 2016 second-round pick. As my colleague, R.J. Ochoa points out, that day might come a little sooner than expected.

The middle linebacker position has been looking for a legitimate point of stability for some time in Dallas. Sean Lee needs a tag-team partner, and that’s why Jaylon Smith was drafted. We’ve waited a long time, overcoming hurdle after hurdle, and we could be on the Customized Jerseys precipice of it all fully materializing.
If you weren’t already a little bit concerned about this defense, well you should be. But the loss of Hitchens doesn’t put this team behind the eight ball by any means. The Cowboys have the resources to fill the void. The team is still right where they were before in an every week battle to keep opposing offenses out of the end zone.

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Did the Green Bay Packers Coach Just ‘Piss Off’ His ‘Racist’ Players With What He Put on the Field?

In mid-August 2017, the disreputable web site FreedomDaily.com posted a story with the clickbait headline “Packers Coach Just Pissed Off Every Racist Player With What He Put On Field To Stop Protests.”

The story is essentially an invective against football players that have been kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before games as an act of protest against racism. The practice started with then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled to protest police shootings of African-Americans. On 21 August 2017, 12 Cleveland Browns players escalated the protest in response to violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virgnia, that left a woman dead and 19 injured.

It takes a few Green Bay Packers Jerseys minutes of reading before one discovers the headline is misleading — McCarthy didn’t put anything on the field. Instead, he’s having players watch an educational presentation about the historical significance of playing the anthem before games. FreedomDaily.com quotes the Wisconsin State Journal, which reported:

“McCarthy said he addresses the anthem and his expectation of proper decorum during it with the players via a preseason presentation.

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‘It’s Cheap Jerseys something that I’ve done each and every year here since I’ve been the head coach,” McCarthy said. “We have a PowerPoint presentation that you update (each year), and you always try to deliver the message clearly to the team.

“Our approach has always been to give the history and the understanding of what the national anthem means, and why it’s played before any National Football League game, particularly how (the tradition) started after World War II. I go through the Cheap nfl Jerseys whole history and the importance of what it means to you personally.’”
The quote was taken from a press conference, where McCarthy and Packers general Manager Thompson were asked about the issue. Thompson responded by saying that it’s a “free country” and the players are free to protest how they see fit.

McCarthy also said that he has given the presentation “each and every year” since he became head coach — in other words, since 2006, long before the controversy began over players kneeling during the anthem.

FreedomDaily.com posted a similarly-formatted story about the Cowboys — reporting Dallas coach Jason Garrett was putting some vague item on the football field to anger “racist” players. Garrett said he felt the flag and anthem were sacred but he, like McCarthy, isn’t Customized Jerseys putting anything on the field. Further the FreedomDaily story flips the narrative by calling the protesting players racists — all of them have been people of color up until 21 August 2017 when a white player joined his teammates in kneeling to protest against racism.

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Why Patriots give President Donald Trump his own Super Bowl LI ring

President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl championship ring — just like Vladimir Putin.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave Trump the diamond-encrusted ring. The sitting president usually receives gifts from sports teams during celebratory White House visits — a personalized jersey is standard — but Kraft gave Trump a ring as well, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Tuesday.

Kraft decided after the team’s April visit to have a ring made for Trump so he would have something special to display in his presidential New England Patriots Jerseys
library, the team said. The rings were distributed to Patriots players and staff in June; it was not clear when Trump got his.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

The Patriots and owner Robert Kraft, right, gave President Donald Trump, middle, something a little bit more expensive than his own jersey to celebrate New England’s fifth Super Bowl victory. Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports
The NFL pays up to $5,000 apiece for 150 rings for its champion, with teams picking up anything over that. The rings, which commemorate the Patriots’ 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, each contain 283 diamonds, an apparent nod to the Pats’ comeback from a 28-3 deficit. The amount of diamonds is the most used in a Super Bowl ring and more than double what the Patriots had in their rings in 2004 and ’05, the team said. According to Josten’s, the ring manufacturer, it is the largest Super Bowl Cheap Jerseys ring ever made — bigger than the Patriots’ 2015 rings that were valued at $36,500 apiece.

Rings were awarded not only to players and coaches, but team staffers and others, including quarterback Tom Brady’s mother, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Some received a less expensive version of the ring; it was not clear which version Trump was given.

According to a report by the Congressional Research Service, Trump is allowed to accept a gift from Kraft, a longtime friend, as long as the president included it on his annual financial disclosure report and did not solicit it or receive it in exchange for the promise of any official act. (Trump’s disclosure report isn’t due until May.)

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Kraft has won five rings as owner of the Patriots, but the original prize from the team’s 2005 Super Bowl victory is on display at the Kremlin. During a business trip to Russia, the NFL owner showed Putin the ring and he pocketed it, saying he thought it was a gift.

Trump’s ring was first divulged when former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci responded to a question from the moderator of the Patriots’ Reddit board. Scaramucci responded with the previously undisclosed detail that Trump also had a ring from the most recent Super Bowl.

Scaramucci did not respond to a message seeking comment.

Kraft and Trump Customized Jerseys have a long friendship. They grew closer after the death of the owner’s wife, Myra, when Kraft said the New York businessman was especially supportive. Brady and Patriots coach Bill Belichick also made comments in support of Trump during his presidential campaign.

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