Seasons that changed over 23 minutes of Week 3 madness

Sunday was one of the most exciting afternoons in the still-maturing history of the NFL RedZone channel. Five close games were decided over the course of 23 minutes of real time, and while that doesn’t sound like much, it was enough time to change our perceptions of teams.

Brown: “It’s just Week 2 of the season and there’s a lot of football left, so I really don’t pay that much mind. Of course, I have personal goals and to lead the NFL is one of my goals. To others, it may seem weird, but to me, it’s not weird.”

McDonough then replied by saying, “Out with a right shoulder injury suffered in practice in June. They hope to get Decker back in mid-season. He’s another first round pick out of the University of Michigan.”

Britt, a nine-year veteran coming off his first 1,000-yard receiving season, was supposed to help improve a Browns offense that ranked 31st last season. The Browns are 18th in total offense and 24th in points scored after two games this season.

“We all need to come together to pick up the slack because we know how important (Coleman) is to this offense and to this receiver room,” Britt said, via the Browns website. “We all NFL Cheap Jerseys just have to band together and be operating as one unit.

“I’m always up to any challenge,” he added. “I’ve always been a competitive person. If the coaches want me to go out there and kick the ball down the field, I’ll go out there NHL Jerseys Cheap and do it.”

Isaiah Thomas can’t be ignored any longer

Isaiah Thomas may just be the most underrated player in the NBA.

The diminutive point guard isn’t on commercials, and he isn’t talked about by pundits and analysts on a daily basis (although SN just did a deep dive into his signature move), but he is feared by his NBA peers.

A sampling of his comments to reporters after the game, according to ESPN and Ohio.com:

“I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization. I just hope we’re not satisfied.”

“It’s great to have bodies. Obviously, in the playoffs, you go down to what, eight max? And if somebody gets in foul trouble, you go to nine. You’re not playing back-to-backs. You have two days in between. You’re able to lock in.”

“It’s like when you don’t have bodies. It’s tough. The (expletive) grind of the regular season. We’re a top-heavy team. We have a top-heavy team. We top-heavy as (expletive). It’s me, [Kyrie Irving], [Kevin Love]. It’s top-heavy.”

“I’m not singling out anybody. I’m not. Yeah, we won [the championship], but (expletive), you know what, let’s see if we can do something.”

Once Irving runs in-between Love and James, Love passes the ball to James at the elbow. Then, almost without thinking, James tips the pass over two defenders and leads Irving to the basket for a layup. The NHL Jerseys Cheap defense isn’t expecting James to make the pass because the window is so small, and the Cavaliers make it look like they are just going through the motions with upward of 15 seconds remaining on New York Giants Cheap Jerseys the shot clock.

NFL Draft 2017: Packers shopping first pick of second round to three teams

Have the 17 referees involved in everything — every aspect of officiating — whether it’s work on role playing, how to announce different situations that come up, reviewing every play of all the games in the week and all the critical calls that should this have been called, should this not have been called and why so that they take consistent messages back to their 17 crews. That’s important.

People sometimes say full-time officiating is just a PR move. I don’t think it is when you’re talking about the 17 leaders of the crews. They’re the ones when they turn on the microphone that the fans look at. If you are confident in a crew, it’s because they’re confident in the referee.

That’s the thing to me that needs to move forward and, while that moves forward, I think you have to put the brakes on instant replay. It’s gotten too far into the area of judgement to where officials are having to decide what’s a catch or not a catch in one speed and then replay is looking at it at another speed and it’s making it too confusing for everybody.

What type of impact do you think the league’s plans to lessen excessive celebration penalties will make?

Packers general manager Ted Thompson made it clear Friday morning that the first pick in the second round was for sale. When asked if the No. 33 pick was for sale after trading down in the first round Friday night, Thompson was straight forward with his answer.

“Oh yeah, you can put that down,” Thompson said. “That NHL Jerseys Cheap will save us a couple of phone calls. We’re taking calls.”

The Packers were certainly getting calls right until the start of the second round.

Chargers, Jets and Buccaneers amongst the teams calling Packers, interesting in trading up for top pick in second round, per source.