“It’s definitely something that’s very special to me because that’s something I feel I can control as a player,” Peterson told co-host Gil Brandt and me last Friday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I can control what I put on film.
“Obviously to be a Super Bowl champ, you have to have great individual play that leads into the collective play to ultimately get you that goal. But as far as getting the Gold Jacket, I control every bit of that.”
Heading into his seventh NFL season, Peterson is off to a good start toward gridiron immortality. His statistics tell the story. The fact that Peterson registered a career-low six pass breakups along with a modest three interceptions in 2016 isn’t indicative of poor play, but rather how reticent teams are to throw in his direction.
That has created another challenge besides being given the responsibility of blanketing the opponent’s best wide receiver. Peterson must try and remain sharp play after play despite being the league’s lowest-targeted cornerback last season.
To that end, how Jackson concludes likely means it’s one and done for Osweiler.
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The most realistic way Washington keeps him is if the team manages to negotiate a long-term deal before Cousins reaches free agency. Based on the negotiations of the last two offseasons, that seems like a long shot.
Darboh is a prototypical No. 2 possession receiver, a big body who makes up for his lack of top-tier athleticism by being a tough player who can take a hit and hold onto the ball. He has big hands (9 7/8″) and uses them well. He must learn to rely on those hands, though, as he falls back on body catching too often.
Darboh can run sharp, precise routes but gets sloppy at times. His struggles in his personal life have been well documented, and his going through such adversity will have him prepared for the rigors of being an NFL player. He looks more like a supporting player, not necessarily one who will win games for an NFL team.
Kevin Durant will be absolutely adorable as an NBA champion. Klay Thompson will continue to live the best life. Draymond Green will have another, uh, slurry championship parade. Curry will continue his rise to cultural dominance. The league’s other stars will begin to conspire to take down the mighty Warriors. Murmurs will rekindle the specter of Team Banana Boat. Someone will pitch out a rumor that Westbrook and Harden want to team up to defeat KD. The Miami Heat will again become a superpower based around Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters. The Warriors will renew their elite arrogance. It will be just wonderful, all of it.
Quarterback issues aside, the Texans have problems up front as well. Starting right tackle Derek Newton suffered patellar tendon tears in both knees and may never be the same player again. And Duane Brown battled through nagging injuries during his ninth season as Houston’s starting left tackle. The long-term viability of both players is questionable.
Protecting Russell Wilson and actually getting a Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap running game going means making real investments up front. Lamp is probably best kicked inside to guard, which Oakland Raiders Cheap Jerseys works out well considering Pete Carroll seems content to play Luke Joeckel at left tackle.