Juszczyk, DiMarco, James Develin and Mike Tolbert all are under contract already for ’17. So is everyone’s favorite third-down scatback, Woodhead. Latavius Murray, Adrian Peterson, LeGarrette Blount, Jamaal Charles and the other capable veteran early-down backs all heard crickets. It’s either being a young stud such as Le’Veon Bell in his prime to be tagged and well-compensated, or it’s a terrible market at the game’s most interchangeable position. Hurting all those vets more is the fact the draft class is extremely strong, led by Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey.
That’s not taking away from Staubach’s exceptional clutch play that gave him the well-deserved “Captain Comeback” nickname. His combination of arm and athleticism was ahead of his time, and he’s still respected as one of the greatest leaders of all time. He was credited with 15 fourth-quarter comebacks and 23 game-winning drives in 114 starts (20 percent), two more of each during his 17 playoff games (11-6).
But that points gap could prove important. Both Wales and the Republic of Ireland prefer to play on the counter, but Wales, after disappointing draws against Serbia and Georgia, can’t afford not to win. The onus is on them, which may work to Ireland’s favour. Shane Long and McClean don’t have Bale’s class, but not all counter-attacks need a genius.
Even if the Welsh do pick up their second win of the campaign, inflicting Ireland’s first defeat in the process, the fixture list has been kind to O’Neill’s side. They lead the group despite having played three away games and just one at home, and they’ve already been to Serbia and Austria. Only two away games remain: a trip to Georgia and the final game in Cardiff. And if they can squeeze out a good result on Friday, then maintain decent form at Minnesota Vikings Cheap Jerseys home, that tantalising Mls Cheap Jerseys showdown might end up a formality.