Tony Gonzalez: Jason Witten is 1st-ballot Hall of Famer

Recent news that Jason Witten was considering retirement came as a shock. Now that it’s official, it’s time to reflect and line him up for future recognition.

The guy can block, he can catch and he can do both of them at an elite level, which make him to me in my mind a 100 percent complete tight end –something you don’t see nowadays anymore, Gonzalez said during a Thursday interview that will appear on NFL Up to the Minute on NFL Network.

As we trend toward a split in styles of tight ends, with some of the next generation serving as pure pass-catchers acquired for defensive mismatches and all but ditching blocking responsibilities, Witten was a model of both. He blocked willingly and effectively, and cleared the way for four 1,000-yard rushers ( DeMarco Murray did it twice in 2013 and 2014) during his 15-year career in Dallas.

The Philadelphia Eagles spent the 2018 offseason adding to a Super Bowl-caliber defensive line, but they might be without one of their starters for an extended period of time.

SportsRadio 94 WIP’s Howard Eskin reported on Tuesday that defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who started all but one game for the Eagles during their 2017 title run, has undergone surgery for a herniated disc and will miss the team’s offseason program.

The Laser Spine Institute says a standard recovery from a herniated disc, or an issue with the discs between spinal bones, can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. But recent players who sustained similar injuries like the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and Jernigan’s former teammate, the Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco have sometimes faced even longer recoveries.

I think there is always things I can learn from,’OK, maybe I shouldn’t have been so aggressive there.’ There is a time and a place for it. Injuries happen. I believe this one was kind of a freak incident and that is just part of the game. There is always a learning curve. But overall, as an aggressive player, I am not going to change in that sense, I am just going to keep learning. I’m going to be learning how to preserve myself, how to be smart, when to take those chances, when it’s worthwhile, it’s a constant learning throughout my career, but it’s definitely something I am taking seriously at the same time.

Wentz tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee against the Los Angeles Rams in December on a play in which he scrambled and dove head-first into the end zone, taking on a pair of defenders, though most agree the injury happened before the contact. The play was negated by a holding Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys call. Wentz stayed in the game and managed to throw a touchdown pass before limping off the field. He Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal was forced to sit out the rest of the season.

he can at least keep the offense moving and stayed healthy last season

We all know about 3-1. We all know about losing a title after a 73-win regular season. We all know Curry was the first unanimous MVP. The Warriors heard all of the jokes and used them as fuel for the entire 2016-17 campaign, and they played like they had something to prove in the first three games of the NBA Finals.

But Golden State didn’t match Cleveland’s intensity out of the gates in Game 4. Complain about officiating if you want, but by the end of the game, the Warriors had shot 36 free throws to the Cavs’ 31.

That’s why defending the Warriors can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Do what is fundamentally correct, and it can lead to an open 3-pointer from the scariest shooter in NBA history. But take that option away, and one of the scariest all-around scorers in NBA history will end up with the types of shots a player of his caliber should never get on a stage as bright as the NBA Finals.

Considering the Warriors scored a league-high 2,025 points in transition this season and ranked in the 96.6 percentile with 1.21 points per possession, the Cavaliers certainly aren’t the first team to not have an answer for Durant and Curry in transition.

The good news is that Bradford is getting a full offseason with the team, working in OTAs and training camp instead of having to cram the playbook like he did last year.

While Bradford is nobody’s idea of a true franchise quarterback, he can Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys at least keep the offense moving and stayed healthy last season. Injuries have dogged Bradford for most of his career — he played a full 16 games just twice in seven years and missed the entire Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys steelers_1252014 season with a torn ACL.