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Antonio Brown watch has hit a strange http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-ahkello-witherspoon-jersey , subtle period of ambiguousness. Last we heard, Jerry Rice took to the role of a whisperer of sorts passing on info to John Lynch about bringing Brown to the San Francisco 49ers. After all the trolling, ‘likes’ of pictures showing him in Niners gear, the statements, the reports—everything, Brown was finally caught on camera to shed some light on all of rumors sweeping the NFL. Does he want to play for the 49ers? Where does he want to play? Except he didn’t answer any of that: It doesn’t matter where, he just wants to win. The response may sound like he’s holding something back or that he’s trying to dodge the question, but if you’d seen an Antonio Brown interview before, you’d know it’s anything but. For anyone unfamiliar with Brown’s interview conduct, he’s been very soft-spoken for most of his career, a man of few words if you will. Here’s an interview he did with Jimmy Kimmel a year ago where Kimmel ran the interview for most of the segment.This reaction and response isn’t something new. Plus, with him in contact with the Steelers, saying anything could put an end to those talks real quick. There have been times he’s been vocal, but this reaction is nothing we haven’t seen. So no confirmation he wants to go to the 49ers. At least, when the microphone is in front of him. So that may mean more ‘likes’ on Instagram and Twitter if this continues. Addressing your San Francisco 49ers comments, questions and concerns in our offseason Niners Nation mailbag." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteNiners Nationa San Francisco 49ers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibrary49ersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference CallsFiled under:San Francisco 49ers NewsNN Mailbag: Expectations for Pettis, Samuel’s impact, Moore at free safety, Mic’d up favorites and more New,37commentsAddressing your 49ers comments Mike Person Jersey White , questions and concerns in our offseason Niners Nation mailbag.PDTShareTweetShareShareNN Mailbag: Expectations for Pettis, Samuel’s impact, Moore at free safety, Mic’d up favorites and more Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsThe San Francisco 49ers wrapped up Week 3 of OTAs this week. Next week, they’ll hold a mandatory mini-camp. It’s the team’s final commitment before the start of training camp, which usually begins around July 27. Both days of mini-camp are open to media, giving us our last glimpse of players before their summer break.We’re back in this week’s offseason mailbag. As always, you’re welcome to drop questions in here for our next mailbag or tweet me @Rob_Lowder.Does Nick Bosa’s hamstring injury dampen expectations for the season? What type of rookie season would be considered a disappointment? A fair questions from Adam and one likely shared by many fans. I believe rookies are set up to fail to enter their first year in the NFL. They spend months training for the NFL Combine and exercises like the 40-yard dash, bench press, and three-cone before being thrown back into the mix of football activities. Bosa’s hamstring tweak isn’t surprising, especially considering he hasn’t played football since September of 2018. Many this year's top draft picks have suffered minor injuries. If Bosa’s issues persist into training camp and he’s unable to take the field for preseason, scrutiny would be warranted. As far as 2019, I’ll set the over/under for disappointment at seven sacks, considering Bosa’s refined skillset that should immediately translate to the pros. His brother, Joey, totaled 10.5 sacks in 11 games as a rookie. That’s the expectation.Is Richard Sherman still running on one leg?I’m no doctor, Crock, but I believe Richard Sherman’s on both legs out there. The 49ers’ veteran cornerback expects to be a better version of himself in 2019 now two years removed from a torn Achilles. The defense will be relying on Sherman to be his typically dependable self on the left side of the defense while the likes of Ahkello Witherspoon and Jason Verrett compete on the opposite side of the secondary. Have any players reported to camp out of shape? I’m happy to report, Ron, that there have been zero reports of any players reporting out of shape. However Womens Y.A. Tittle Jersey , any ease that may have given you has been erased by the torrent of injuries the 49ers have faced at the start of organized team activities. Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo, Fred Warner, Matt Breida, Garrett Celek, Malcolm Smith, Raheem Mostert, Weston Richburg, Jimmie Ward, and DJ Reed are all ailing but expected to be back for training camp.Is it realistic that Deebo Samuel could play the role of Julio Jones in this offense despite the projections of Dante Pettis by most?I would pump the brakes on the Julio Jones expectations there, Rod. Samuel is a rookie, entering into a very complicated offense that will take years to master. His role in Shanahan’s scheme is still a question mark. He’s likely to step in at the Z position in replacement of Garcon, opposite Pettis, but he’ll get snaps at the other spots as well. Samuel will need to prove his ability to consistently make plays before he can be expected to fulfill anything remotely resembling the production of Jones under Shanahan in 2016. For now, Pettis is likely the team’s most impactful wideout next season, but Marquise Goodwin could surprise if he stays on the field.Is Kentavius Street healthy and participating?Darius and the rest of 49ers fans will finally get a chance to see the team’s fourth-round pick in 2018 after a red-shirt rookie year. Kentavius Street has returned to the field after suffering a torn ACL during a workout leading up the 2018 NFL Draft. I expect him to be a significant player among the competition to back up DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, and Solomon Thomas.What impact or difference have you notice with the new Medical and Training Staff?My observations will have to wait until I report to the facility for training camp in late July, Freddy. The new medical staff has its hands full though with the onslaught of pre-existing injured players and those that have suffered new injuries since the start of the offseason program. Expectations of the new staff should be tempered until they can fully implement their own program. Even then, it’s still football Mike McGlinchey Jersey White , and injuries are a part of the game. It will be interesting to compare the results from the previous years to that of the new staff after a couple of seasons.I heard Pettis showed up bigger. Have you noticed a difference in his on-field performance? Training camp will be my first time observing Pettis in his new form, Ken. It will also be the best time to get a firm grasp on whether his added weight will have any impact on his performance, especially after the pads come on. Pettis said that he’s up to nearly 200 pounds after playing 2018 under 190. The additional bulk to a once slender frame should help Dante, especially over the middle where contact is likely. Expectations are high for the second-year wideout after ending 2018 on a high note. How has Tarvarius Moore looked playing free safety? A third “I’ll let you know during training camp” question from Chris. Sorry to disappoint, everyone. However, Moore’s progress at free safety seems to be going well, given his reps with the first-team defense during portions of 7-on-7s during OTAs. The 49ers desperately need someone to step up at free safety after Ward’s broken collarbone. The opportunity is there for Moore to compete with fellow safety Adrian Colbert, as long as the coaching staff doesn’t move him back to cornerback.Who is the team favorite for the best Mic’d Up segment? I wouldn’t be able to tell who the team’s favorite is, Wyck, but I can confidently tell you that my top 49ers player for Mic’d Up is, without a doubt, George Kittle.Is Deebo Samuel the favorite to start in the slot?There’s no easy answer to Keawe’s question. I don’t consider Samuel the favorite to start in the slot. I’ve always found him the replacement for Garcon at Z, opposite Pettis at X. However, receivers coach Wes Welker recently said that Samuel was hoping to lose weight to become a more plausible option at inside receiver. Samuel’s versatility was a strong selling point at No. 36 overall. The 49ers have other receivers like Trent Taylor, Richie James, and even Pettis that will also be in the mix at slot. The team would likely prefer Samuel to win out along the perimeter while knowing he can be moved inside.       #s3gt_translate_tooltip_mini { display: none !important; }
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A big decision lies ahead for Buccaneers with free agent to be http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authentic-brent-grimes-jersey , Donovan Smith."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmWho is Donovan Smith as a football player? New,53commentsA big decision lies ahead for Buccaneers with free agent to be, Donovan Smith. ESTShareTweetShareShareWho is Donovan Smith as a football player? Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsSeven months ago as the team prepared for the 2018 season I wrote about the Buccaneers Iron Man, Donovan Smith.The 2018 season was a big one for Smith who now will be entering free agency for the first time. Little has changed over the last 7 months for the left tackle. Smith continued his Iron Man ways, starting every single game for the Buccaneers for the 4th straight year. Before getting into whether or not the Buccaneers should bring back Smith, let’s take a look at what transpired this past season.As a unit, the pass blocking work that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line put it graded out around the middle of the pack in the NFL (15th as apass protecting unit according to Football Outsiders, surrendering 41 sacks combined).For some reference to Donovan Smith himself, let’s take a look at some progression using numbers. Below you will see that as of October 10th 2018 (4 games into the season) and things were not off to a very good start for the free agent to be. It doesn’t take a mathematician to see that Smith was on pace to give up more pressures than the prior season. Alas, the above was simply a snapshot of what had transpired through 4 games of the season. In those 4 games there were a total of 158 drop backs (Ryan Fitzpatrick/136 http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authentic-mike-alstott-jersey , Jameis Winston/22) which comes out to 7.6% of the time that a Buccaneer QB dropped back to pass, Smith was giving up some pressure. In 2017 Tampa Bay QB’s dropped back to pass 575 times and Smith gave up a pressure 42 times telling us Smith gave up a pressure 7.3% of the time. 12 in 4 games sounds ugly but truth be told, it’s who Donovan Smith has been as a pass blocker. Stretch out to week 14 and Smith had given up 39 pressures on 552 drop backs, good for a 7.1% clip which was an improvement as a whole compared to the seasons start. Has Donovan Smith improved each year? Yes. From strictly a grading standpoint using Pro Football Reference as the grading system, Donovan Smith has steadily improved and actually graded out with a significant jump in rating for 2018. Smith has grown from a 42.8 as a rookie to a 51.5 as 2017 wrapped up. Looking back at his 2018 and PFF graded Smith out as a 66.0 overall which is quite the jump. In comparison to other free agent tackles, Smith graded out 5th best. The listing can be found below from Pro Football Focus. As a fan that watches Smith week in and week out, it makes sense to be frustrated. You see the questionable effort from time to time. You see the inability to get push and remain disciplined in key situations. You watch and question things that your eyes are telling you shouldn’t be happening. What you don’t do or know is what the responsibilities on each play are. What you don’t know is how the unit is being coached and how they are taught and disciplined. What we do know, for what credibility you give PFF ratings, is that Donovan Smith is still growing and he made a jump this past season. Who is Donovan Smith? We still may not know. Bruce Arians and his all-star staff have been brought in and many fans are pointing to ways he can fix Jameis Winston. Winston has had far lower lows than Donovan Smith through his tenure here in Tampa. Why isn’t Donovan Smith being given the same confidence that a new staff can further inject life into his own personal growth as a player? Maybe Bruce Arians can coach up some more consistency out of him. For every reason fans and media have given for Arians coming in to help Winston, why wouldn’t we believe he could do the same to a player that has played more games than Jameis under what many have considered to be lackluster coaching? The options out there right now are thin in free agency. Bringing in another tackle with similar to slightly better results will almost assuredly cost more than bringing back Smith and you’re relying on a new body to come onto the team and bring instant quality snaps... again. Looking at you Ryan Jensen. Looking at you Anthony Collins. Good Chris Conte Jersey , quality offensive tackles simply don’t hit the market without reason. Remember that Buccaneer fans. The draft isn’t a sure thing and forget about talking about the player developing, I’m simply talking about actually getting the opportunity to pick the player you want. What will Tampa Bay Buccaneer general manager Jason Licht do? I’m not too sure, but I am sure he should strongly consider getting Donovan Smith locked back up for at least the short term future. Well, there youA big decision lies ahead for Buccaneers with free agent to be http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authentic-brent-grimes-jersey , Donovan Smith."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmWho is Donovan Smith as a football player? New,53commentsA big decision lies ahead for Buccaneers with free agent to be, Donovan Smith. ESTShareTweetShareShareWho is Donovan Smith as a football player? Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsSeven months ago as the team prepared for the 2018 season I wrote about the Buccaneers Iron Man, Donovan Smith.The 2018 season was a big one for Smith who now will be entering free agency for the first time. Little has changed over the last 7 months for the left tackle. Smith continued his Iron Man ways, starting every single game for the Buccaneers for the 4th straight year. Before getting into whether or not the Buccaneers should bring back Smith, let’s take a look at what transpired this past season.As a unit, the pass blocking work that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line put it graded out around the middle of the pack in the NFL (15th as apass protecting unit according to Football Outsiders, surrendering 41 sacks combined).For some reference to Donovan Smith himself, let’s take a look at some progression using numbers. Below you will see that as of October 10th 2018 (4 games into the season) and things were not off to a very good start for the free agent to be. It doesn’t take a mathematician to see that Smith was on pace to give up more pressures than the prior season. Alas, the above was simply a snapshot of what had transpired through 4 games of the season. In those 4 games there were a total of 158 drop backs (Ryan Fitzpatrick/136 http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authentic-mike-alstott-jersey , Jameis Winston/22) which comes out to 7.6% of the time that a Buccaneer QB dropped back to pass, Smith was giving up some pressure. In 2017 Tampa Bay QB’s dropped back to pass 575 times and Smith gave up a pressure 42 times telling us Smith gave up a pressure 7.3% of the time. 12 in 4 games sounds ugly but truth be told, it’s who Donovan Smith has been as a pass blocker. Stretch out to week 14 and Smith had given up 39 pressures on 552 drop backs, good for a 7.1% clip which was an improvement as a whole compared to the seasons start. Has Donovan Smith improved each year? Yes. From strictly a grading standpoint using Pro Football Reference as the grading system, Donovan Smith has steadily improved and actually graded out with a significant jump in rating for 2018. Smith has grown from a 42.8 as a rookie to a 51.5 as 2017 wrapped up. Looking back at his 2018 and PFF graded Smith out as a 66.0 overall which is quite the jump. In comparison to other free agent tackles, Smith graded out 5th best. The listing can be found below from Pro Football Focus. As a fan that watches Smith week in and week out, it makes sense to be frustrated. You see the questionable effort from time to time. You see the inability to get push and remain disciplined in key situations. You watch and question things that your eyes are telling you shouldn’t be happening. What you don’t do or know is what the responsibilities on each play are. What you don’t know is how the unit is being coached and how they are taught and disciplined. What we do know, for what credibility you give PFF ratings, is that Donovan Smith is still growing and he made a jump this past season. Who is Donovan Smith? We still may not know. Bruce Arians and his all-star staff have been brought in and many fans are pointing to ways he can fix Jameis Winston. Winston has had far lower lows than Donovan Smith through his tenure here in Tampa. Why isn’t Donovan Smith being given the same confidence that a new staff can further inject life into his own personal growth as a player? Maybe Bruce Arians can coach up some more consistency out of him. For every reason fans and media have given for Arians coming in to help Winston, why wouldn’t we believe he could do the same to a player that has played more games than Jameis under what many have considered to be lackluster coaching? The options out there right now are thin in free agency. Bringing in another tackle with similar to slightly better results will almost assuredly cost more than bringing back Smith and you’re relying on a new body to come onto the team and bring instant quality snaps... again. Looking at you Ryan Jensen. Looking at you Anthony Collins. Good Chris Conte Jersey , quality offensive tackles simply don’t hit the market without reason. Remember that Buccaneer fans. The draft isn’t a sure thing and forget about talking about the player developing, I’m simply talking about actually getting the opportunity to pick the player you want. What will Tampa Bay Buccaneer general manager Jason Licht do? I’m not too sure, but I am sure he should strongly consider getting Donovan Smith locked back up for at least the short term future. Well, there you have it. Just a day after nearly leading the Bucs into overtime after an 18-point comeback, Ryan Fitzpatrick has officially been named the starter for the Week 9 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Fitzpatrick came into the game after Jameis Winston’s fourth interception against the Bengals and went 11-of-15 for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He also was responsible for the two-point conversion to tie the game. This will be Fitzpatrick’s fifth start of the season. So far, he has completed 68% of his passes for 1,550 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. He’s responsible for two of the three victories in correspondence with the Bucs’ 3-4 record. The move could signal the end of the Jameis Winston era in Tampa Bay, but it’s also a move by a coaching staff that needs to win now and Winston’s feelings certainly aren’t at the top of the list of priorities. have it. Just a day after nearly leading the Bucs into overtime after an 18-point comeback, Ryan Fitzpatrick has officially been named the starter for the Week 9 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Fitzpatrick came into the game after Jameis Winston’s fourth interception against the Bengals and went 11-of-15 for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He also was responsible for the two-point conversion to tie the game. This will be Fitzpatrick’s fifth start of the season. So far, he has completed 68% of his passes for 1,550 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. He’s responsible for two of the three victories in correspondence with the Bucs’ 3-4 record. The move could signal the end of the Jameis Winston era in Tampa Bay, but it’s also a move by a coaching staff that needs to win now and Winston’s feelings certainly aren’t at the top of the list of priorities.       #s3gt_translate_tooltip_mini { display: none !important; }
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In the lead up to the NFL Draft Trevon Wesco NFL Jersey , many analysts put together a big board. This their ranking of the prospects. Over the next few days, I want to take a look at various big boards and compare them to..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Jets StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Jets NewsYahoo Jets Team PageYahoo Jets ReportYahoo Jets Depth ChartYahoo Jets TransactionsYahoo Jets PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕How did the Jets do in the 2019 NFL Draft vs. Dan Kadar’s big board? New,10commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareHow did the Jets do in the 2019 NFL Draft vs. Dan Kadar’s big board? Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsIn the lead up to the NFL Draft, many analysts put together a big board. This their ranking of the prospects. Over the next few days, I want to take a look at various big boards and compare them to the slots in the NFL Draft where the Jets made their picks.Today we continue by looking at the big board of my SB Nation colleague Dan Kadar.As a reminder Trevon Wesco NFL Draft , none of these will definitely prove the Jets or an analyst are right or wrong. By doing a number of these, we will be able to see whether a consensus believes the Jets got good value from their picks.Quinnen Williams (Jets pick: 3; Kadar’s rank: 2) +1 valueYet another pundit gives the Williams pick a good mark.Jachai Polite (Jets pick: 68; Kadar’s rank: 49) +19 valueIt seems like everybody dropped Polite due to his poor predraft process. Some dropped him a little. Others dropped him a lot. Kadar falls into the dropped him a little camp, giving the Jets a nice value score for taking him in the early third round.Chuma Edoga (Jets pick: 92; Kadar’s rank: 147) -55 valueKadar’s big board is strikingly low on Edoga.Trevon Wesco (Jets pick: 121; Kadar’s rank: 127) -6 valueThat’s really close to proper value for a fourth round pick. If you adhere this particular big board, the Jets played the fourth round correctly, dropping down twice to improve their position in later rounds and taking their player at the right spot on the board.Blake Cashman (Jets pick: 157; Kadar’s rank: 112) +45 valueAnother big board thinks the Jets got really nice value with this pick.Blessaun Austin (Jets pick: 196; Kadar’s rank: N/A) -4(+) valueUnlike some of the other big boards we have examined Trevon Wesco Buffalo Bills Jersey , Kadar’s only went up to 200 players. Austin didn’t make the cut.Previous entries:Mel KiperPro Football FocusThe Draft NetworkCBS Sports Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets"Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope everyone’s having a great start to their day. Remember when it was said that the Steelers were going to get a king’s ransom for Antonio Brown? Pepperidge Farms remembers. We saw a lot of moves being made this week, including the Jets making a trade of their own; acquiring Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. It’s not a bad investment considering we got a pick back in return, and if Osemele can return to his prior elite ways it will benefit the Jets substantially. Hopefully this is just one step in a plethora of steps improving an offensive line that drastically needs to get better to produce in the run game as well as protecting Sam Darnold. Today is the first day that teams can officially talk to free agents, although signings won’t officially start until Wednesday. This should be an exciting week in the off-season and hopefully the Jets manage to take advantage of their cap space while being smart with the money as well. A lot to ask for Youth C.J. Mosley Jerseys , but that’s why these guys are paid the big bucks. With that being said, here are your links for the Jets this Monday. Danny Abriano - Jets have trade in place for Raiders G Kelechi OsemeleSteve Serby - Jets trade for Raiders’ Pro Bowl guard Kelechi OsemeleMatt Stypulkoski - Jets trade for Raiders’ Kelechi Osemele | What it means for offensive line, free agency plansMatt Stypulkoski - Jets’ Mike Maccagnan has Jamal Adams’ stamp of approval on Kelechi Osemele tradeDarryl Slater - NFL schedule 2019: Mark these important dates for Jets on your calendar | Darron Lee option, Isaiah Crowell decision, moreJustin Fried - New York Jets Free Agent Big Board: Ranking the top 25 free agent targetsSNY - Bent - Which bargain NFL free agents should the Jets target?Brian Costello - The five free agents Jets could look at firstSam Nuemann - Jets interested in trade for Browns TE Darren FellsJustin Fried - Report: New York Jets showing interest in Browns TE Darren FellsSpencer Aber - Jets to bring back OL Jonotthan HarrisonTyler Greenawalt - Rams free agent Lamarcus Joyner makes sense for Jets as a cornerbackSam Nuemann - Could ex-Dolphins Danny Amendola and Adam Gase reunite with Jets?Genna Preston - New York Jets 2019 NFL Draft Profile: Tight End Noah FantHere are your missed connections from yesterday.Here’s the thread about nothing C.J. 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Patriots reportedly re-sign running back Kenjon Barner Jacob Bailey Jersey Boys , lose cornerback Cyrus Jones to the Ravens The New England Patriots’ front office continues its busy two-day stretch. After reports from earlier today that the team made four practice squad transactions, it has reportedly also filled the previously open spot on its active 53-man roster: the Patriots decided to re-sign running back and punt returner Kenjon Barner – marking the third time that the veteran signed a contract in New England over the last month.Barner, who spent the majority of his first five years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles, first joined the Patriots on September 11. Filling the roster spot created by Jeremy Hill tearing his ACL, the Oregon product failed to stick around and after just one week with – and without appearing in a game – he was let go again. It did not take him long to return to New England, though.After running back Rex Burkhead joined Hill on the injured reserve list, Barner was again brought on board to fill the newly created roster spot. This time, he even saw playing time an registered three carries for 11 yards during the Patriots’ blowout win over the Miami Dolphins. However, he still did not do enough to be kept around: with Julian Edelman returning from a four-game suspension, Barner was again the odd man out.Now, he is back again to fill the open roster spot created by the release of former second-round draft pick Cyrus Jones. Like Jones, Barner has experience running back kicks. Playing for the Eagles in 2017, he returned 27 punts for an average of 8.9 yards as well as 10 kickoffs for an average of 19.4 yards. He also muffed three punts. His offensive output, meanwhile Infant Kendarius Webster Jersey , was rather limited: Barner registered just 21 touches for 113 yards and a touchdown.Back in New England, Barner will likely fill the same role he held during his first two stints with the team: he will be a backup option at running back to provide depth behind Sony Michel and James White. Furthermore, he provides the Patriots with an additional body to run back punts and kickoffs.As mentioned above, the Patriots recently parted ways with Cyrus Jones: the cornerback and punt returner was let go on Saturday after being a healthy scratch during the Patriots’ Thursday night game against the Indianapolis Colts. Jones was a candidate to re-join the team via its practice squad but instead has found a new albeit familiar home. The Baltimore Ravens successfully claimed the 24-year old on waivers.Jones originally joined the Patriots as a second-round draft pick in 2016. After struggling mightily early on during his rookie season on both defense and special teams, and effectively being redshirted afterwards, the Alabama product appeared to be on his way to bounce back one year later. However, he tore his ACL in the preseason and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.After getting released during 2018’s roster cuts, Jones was added to the Ravens’ practice squad. Two weeks later, New England added him to its active roster again: Jones appeared in two games for the team as a depth defender and punt returner. He looked solid – returning five kicks for 45 yards – but failed to hold onto the job after Julian Edelman was activated to the 53-man roster. His release was therefore no surprise. The New England Patriots will have their hands full next week when they face the star-powered Los Angeles Rams defense. Los Angeles boasts a ferocious front line with All Pros in Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh, and they also have both 2016 First Team All Pro cornerbacks in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.It’s not going to be easy for Tom Brady and company.If New England is going to be able to pass the ball against the Rams, they’ll have to force the best match-ups for Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Phillip Dorsett- and the Rams have some defensive tendencies that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is sure to capitalize on.There’s a lot to digest here, so let’s try to break it down.The snap counts reveal that Rams cornerback Aqib Talib spends 93% of his snaps as left cornerback Kendarius Webster Jersey Draft , covering the receiver that lines up on the right side of the offensive formation. Fellow Rams cornerback Marcus Peters spends 62% of his snaps on the left side and 28% of the right side, with the rest of the snaps in the slot. Nickell Robey-Coleman is the Rams’ slot cornerback and will always align in the slot when on the field.The Rams have increased their usage of zone defense over the second half of the season, so that’s worth noting, too.Based on this information, we can determine that the Rams are likely to keep Talib in the same position all game, which allows the Patriots to line up players for the sake of match-ups.For example, the Patriots could use Chris Hogan in the same way they’ve used him all season- to clear space underneath for Edelman and James White- and just have Hogan run down the field against Talib on every snap. Hogan’s been targeted on a mere 12% of his routes, the lowest of the starting receivers on either team, and he’s used to this role.Alternatively, the Patriots could try to flood the left side of the field with their star players and have James Develin trot out against Talib. That’d be a good use of resources.The Patriots have a lot of options because their receivers are not pigeon-holed into a specific role. Julian Edelman spends 65% of his time in the slot and 35% of his time outside. Hogan has a relatively even split with 46% of snaps in the slot and 54% outside. Phillip Dorsett is actually most heavily used on the outside, where he spends 79% of his snaps, compared to 21% in the slot.This means that the Patriots can motion their receivers all over the offensive formation until they get the favorable match-up they want. Any of those three can line up at any of the positions on offense, which is a distinct advantage to have over a zone defense in order to flood certain zones with too many receivers (ex. have multiple players in the slot) for the defenders to cover.And if the Rams decide to revert back to man coverage, well Kendarius Webster Jersey NFL Jersey , Rob Gronkowski and Sony Michel can take advantage of their favorable match-ups. The Rams allowed the second-most yards to tight ends in 2019 and ranked last in the league in yards allowed per rush.On the other side of the ball, the Patriots should be able to continue with their man coverage that’s been so successful.Rams receivers Brandin Cooks , Robert Woods, and Josh Reynolds are versatile and all have spent between 27%-53% of their time in the slot. Cooks spends 56% of his time on the left side and Reynolds spends 54% of his time on the right; Woods is the primary slot receiver at 53%. Los Angeles loves moving the receivers around the formation to get favorable match-ups. And the Patriots should be able to respond.Patriots cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore, J.C. Jackson, and Jason McCourty have been fairly balanced as they follow their receivers around the field. Gilmore has played 44% of his time on the defensive right and 36% on the defensive left; Jackson’s also an even split at 37% and 41%; and McCourty isn’t too different at 27% and 34%.Now McCourty spends more time in the slot than the other cornerbacks, with 39% of his snaps versus 20% for Gilmore and 23% for Jackson. But the Patriots defensive backs are capable of covering players wherever they line up.If I’m Brian Flores, I’d consider borrowing from last week’s play book against the Kansas City Chiefs and have Jonathan Jones (not included in this data) cover Brandin Cooks with Devin McCourty over the top. That would allow Gilmore to cover his former Bills teammate Woods all over the formation, while Jackson would defend Reynolds on the outside. This excludes Jason McCourty from covering receivers, but the Patriots found a way to use McCourty as the sixth defensive back on the field instead of Duron Harmon. Jason McCourty still played 67% of the snaps against the Chiefs and could be used to cover the Rams’ tight ends Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett. This would subsequently free up Patrick Chung to cover the Rams running backs out of the backfield.Both the Rams and the Patriots are coached by some of the most innovative minds in football, so any game plan won’t be “simple.” But I’m sure Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels are looking at the Rams’ defensive tendencies and formulating ways to take advantage of them.