Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said opposing pitchers have spotted Moncada’s aggressiveness and taken advantage of it.

Since returning to the lineup, Moncada has batted .152 (8-for-52) with eight walks and 22 strikeouts in 14 games through Thursday.

‘I know it took a little bit with his timing,’ Knights batting Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys coach Andy Tomberlin said of Moncada’s DL stint. ‘I know that any time you have a break from this game, it doesn’t matter how good you are or how well you swing, your timing can be thrown off in just a matter of days.’

The Cuban-born second baseman, who signed the richest international free agent contract in history with the Red Sox as a 19-year-old, emphasized his commitment to the development process in the interview with SN.

‘It’s a process. I feel good, and I felt good when I started the year, and thank God things are going well,’ Moncada said. ‘Right now, I’m not doing so well, but like I said, it’s a process and you’ve just gotta keep working, keep working every day and trust it.’

Before Tuesday’s game against Durham, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said opposing pitchers have spotted Moncada’s aggressiveness and taken advantage of it.

‘He expands his zone a bit and when he doesn’t get his hits, he expands it even more, Grudzielanek said. ‘It’s, again, understanding what he’s capable of doing and letting the game come to him. Right now, he’s trying to force the game. … Yes, he’s been swinging at a lot of pitches out of the zone since he’s been back from his thumb injury, but he’s been learning and getting better.’

If he comes out and dominates Sunday in the lion’s den (Roethlisberger’s term for Cheap Google Jerseys Gillette Stadium in Foxborough), then he can stay live all the way through the social media heaven that is Super Bowl Media Day.

If he instead pulls a Giants and has a bad night, and the Steelers get beat, then maybe he can show the world how that feels. He can watch the numbers soar for that session, too.

Johnny Manziel posts long Instagram message to QB guru George Whitfield

Johnny Manziel appears to once again be working with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr, the person he credits for the many achievements in his football career.

The former Browns quarterback posted an image of himself Cheap Essendon Jerseys with Whitfield Jr. to his Instagram account on Sunday, along with a message to the coach who’s worked with him since he was a third string quarterback at Texas A&M.

Then it all changed and I lost my ways, the grind, the love, the hustle, my way of life in general. Thick and thin you stood by me and I’ll never forget it. We thrive when they say YOU CANT it’s all we’ve ever known. With the simplistic mindset and goals we have Whit, let’s go. Fix the man and the rest will come you said. Don’t worry about a thing I got you cuzzin, give me 48 hours to assemble was all I heard. A day later it’s January 12 and I’m Dime City bound once again. Broken, Humbled, but for once in my life thankful for that day and 18 so far sober with a clear head on my shoulders. All I have is today and we’ll take this thing a day at a time for as long as it takes. You made it happen and I’m ALL IN cuzzin, because I know you always have been.

In the message, the 24-year-old thanks Whitfield Jr. for helping him achieve things that critics thought weren’t possible, like winning the Heisman Trophy as a freshman and getting drafted in Cheap Football Jerseys From China the first round of the NFL Draft.

Judging from the post, it appears as if Manziel has linked up with Whitfield Jr. again, to help jumpstart his hopeful return to the NFL.

Manziel ends the post by saying, We’ll take this thing a day at a time for as long as it takes. You made it happen and I’m ALL IN cuzzin, because I know you always have been.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo takes ‘Fight Club’ approach to Green Bay weather

When the Packers host a playoff game, the weather is inevitably going to be a topic of discussion. That’s just how most of the rest of America rolls when forced to deal with Green Bay Cheap Dog Jerseys winters for even a day or two.

But Giants coach Ben McAdoo isn’t interested in hearing about the bitter cold that awaits his team in Wisconsin for Sunday afternoon’s NFC wild-card game.

It hurts. You fight all year, you fight all game, for it to end like that, for the ref to take it ot of our hands, that hurts, Kelce told reporters. You try to play this game with integrity and to the end of the whistle. When the refs wants to take over the game and make it their own platform, there’s nothing you can do about it.

Instead of the successful 2-yard pass to tight end Demetrius Harris, the Chiefs were backed up 10 yards for another try. Alex Smith’s pass to Jeremy Maclin was incomplete and the Steelers maintained their two-point advantage, which turned out to be the final margin.

To get our jugulars ripped out because the ref felt bad for James Harrison falling on the ground, it’s ignorance, Kelce said. (Cheffers) shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey. He shouldn’t even be able to work at fa€”ing Foot Locker.

Kelce may have a point. It did appear Harrison slipped, but Fisher also had a pretty good hold of him. Maybe it could have been a no-call, but it’s not as if that one play cost the Chiefs the game. Kelce had one of the Chiefs’ six penalties a drive-stalling personal foul penalty with a late Cheap DUKe Basketball Jerseys shove of Steelers defensive back Ross Cockrell late in the third quarter.

Reality for Raiders hits hard as season closes with heartbreak

For some, 2016 couldnt have ended soon enough.

The same now goes for a season that is coming to a heartbreaking conclusion for the Oakland Raiders in 2017.

As the new year began, there was at least hope the Raiders could weather the loss of star quarterback Derek Carr to a broken leg suffered the previous week against Indianapolis.

That backup Matt McGloin would at least be able to serviceably operate an offense that ranked third in scoring under Carr at 27.3 points a game.

That the defense would up its performance after being carried for much of the season by Carr and Co.

That a slumping Denver Broncos squad out of playoff contention and missing two key defensive starters (defensive end Derek Wolfe and strong safety T.J. Ward) would roll over Sunday, allowing Oakland to secure the AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye.

Remember back in 2012 when they didn’t know the kid Who’s this midget from Kerrville third on the depth chart in the spring that won the job a week into fall camp This kid has no chance going into the SEC, they said. He’s too short, he’s not accurate enough, just a freelancer they said. I bet you’ll never forget where you were the day we slayed the Dragon in Tuscaloosa in front of 100,000. You were the first person I called. Or when there was still this conspiracy that a freshman couldn’t win the Heisman. Or even after Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys that when we had to play OU in the Cotton Bowl after they smacked our ass the year before, we prevailed. Straight Cheap Baseball Jerseys China to Dime City for the summer to work on our craft.

they want to maintain the defense’s high standards while getting much better on offense

Fournette’s college film is impressive, and he was compared to Adrian Peterson throughout his college career. That’s not the right comparison.

Peterson ran a 4.4 at 217 pounds in the 2007 NFL Combine, which helped launch a career in which he’s rushed for 11,747 yards with the Vikings. He’s one of the most amazing athletes to play the position. Keep in mind Peterson was taken at No. 7 in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Fournette’s 40-time is significant given his size. According to, the fastest 40 by a running back that weighs 240 pounds or more since 2000 is T.J. Duckett (2002) at 4.45. Alabama’s Derrick Henry ran a 4.54 at 247 pounds at the NFL Combine last year.

They need Laquon Treadwell, last year’s first-round pick, to live up to his draft spot in ways he never came close to in a practically invisible rookie season. Both Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer, speaking Thursday, pointed to Treadwell specifically and young wideouts in general as targets of increased organization efforts to develop players better than they had been.

“I feel good about Laquon,” Zimmer said.

They need to figure out which veteran defensive backs they can keep; Terence Newman Cheap Lakers Jerseys and Captain Munnerlyn are free agents, and they have recent draft picks they want (and need) to mature fast.

Overall, they want to maintain the defense’s high standards while Cheap Miami Heat Jerseys getting much better on offense, which is no easy trick: “I just want to be extremely careful that we don’t rob Peter to pay Paul,” Zimmer said.

Joe Thomas offers blunt reaction to Steelers’ release of Justin Gilbert

Following two disappointing seasons in Cleveland, the Browns traded Justin Gilbert to Pittsburgh last September.

The Steelers gave up on the former first-round pick after one season, releasing the cornerback on Monday.

Starks, who turns 31 later this month, fell out of favor with the Packers in 2016, even after starter Eddie Lacy suffered a season-ending injury in Week 6. The 2010 sixth-round draft pick underwent midseason knee surgery and never regained a prominent role in the offense, having also sustained a concussion in car accident Dec. 12 that ended his season.

Converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery instead saw the majority of snaps as the Packers ended the regular season on a six-game winning streak.

Starks finished with only 63 carries, fewest since his rookie season, and scored two touchdowns — both receiving.

With Lacy also set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Starks’ release leaves the Packers with little to speak of in their backfield save for Montgomery, who led the team with 457 rushing yards.

Starks, now healthy, was set to make $3 million in 2017, a Cheap Jordan Jerseys potential Cheap Kids NHL Jerseys contributing factor to his release.

Green Bay releasing James Starks creates $2,868,750 of salary cap space. There’s $750,000 of dead money because of the move.

Browns slash ticket prices after disastrous season

If you really want to see a Browns home game, next season would be a good time to do so.

The team announced Wednesday that it will slash prices for 40 percent of its season tickets in an attempt to pay homage to the brave individuals who stuck by and watched the Browns’ 1-15 season.

New England, perhaps desperate to get back in the game by any means necessary, tried an onside kick after its first touchdown. Atlanta recovered, and thanks in part to an illegal touching penalty on Stephen Gostkowski, it started its next drive at the Patriots’ 41-yard line. It was the first time the Patriots had attempted an onside kick since Week 13 of the 2015 season.

“We are incredibly grateful for the passion and support we receive from our fans Cheap Jerseys Vip and felt it was appropriate to adjust our ticket pricing at this time,” vice president of communications Peter John-Baptiste said in a statement. “We have decreased a significant percentage of ticket prices because it was the right thing to do for our fans.”

Browns tickets, which were already relatively cheap for NFL standards, will be $5 to $15 cheaper per game.

With the focus now on the NFL Draft, Cleveland fans get to enjoy the most exciting Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China part of their season with the No. 1 overall pick.

Aaron Hernandez’s double-murder trial delayed by Boston snowstorm

Severe winter weather will push back jury selection in the double-homicide trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, which was set to begin Monday.

With the Boston metro area bracing for as much as 12 inches of snowfall by Monday afternoon, jury selection in the trial will likely be delayed until Thursday, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced.

Lynch told NFL Network’s Michael Silver that his daughter cried when she heard the news.

“I think the toughest one — I haven’t told this yet to the media — all my kids took it really well,” Lynch said. “They were shocked but they took it really well. My 9-year-old started bawling, and she’s not that girl. She’s the one that was always happy. And she was crying, and I said, ‘What’s wrong, Leah? Are you afraid? Is there some nervous anxiety about moving?’ And she said, ‘No daddy,’ and she was sobbing.

“And I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ And she said, ‘The 49ers are horrible.’ So, I said, ‘Well, I Cheap Jerseys Soccer think that’s why they hired your daddy.'”

Young Leah knows her football, because the 2-14 49ers were the NFL’s version of a dumpster fire this season, with holes on both sides of the ball. Lynch and new head coach Kyle Shanahan face an epic task in the Bay Area.

Steelers’ DeAngelo Williams explains his elaborate ‘The Walking Dead’ wedding

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams appeared on “Talking Dead” Sunday night after the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead.”

Williams was brought along because he’s a huge fan, and that was evidenced by his crazy wedding in July last year. He and his wife, Risalyn, went all-out on a wedding themed around the zombie show, and it did not disappoint.

But wait — Joe Montana begs to differ. You remember Montana, the quarterback who led the 49ers to four Super Bowl victories in the 1980s. Montana was widely hailed as the NFL’s greatest quarterback before Brady came along.

And in an appearance Friday on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” show, Montana said there have been too many great quarterbacks in NFL history, across different eras, to call anyone “the Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys greatest of all time.”

“He’s obviously having this great career, but I just think that it’s hard to put anyone in that bucket,” Montana said, via TMZ. “Even before he got five, you look back at some of the guys that some people don’t even know, Sammy Baugh or Otto Graham … (Graham) won like seven championships.

“They were so far ahead of their time. It’s hard to compare guys from then to now, and how they would compare here and how we would compare back then.”

Broncos decline 4-year, $48M option on LT Russell Okung

The Broncos on Thursday opted not to exercise their four-year, $48 million option on inconsistent left tackle Russell Okung, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported.

In his one season in Denver, Okung was one of several offensive linemen Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys who struggled as the Broncos missed the playoffs the season after winning the Super Bowl.

Darren McFadden could still have a future with the Cowboys.

Despite preparing to hit free agency after missing the majority of last season in Dallas, the veteran running back thinks the team may be interested in keeping him on the roster.

“I kinda get the feel that they wouldn’t mind keeping me,” McFadden told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via The Dallas Morning News. “I was raised in Arkansas. I live here now. Set up my home here in Texas. I’m a Cowboys fan regardless of whether they decide to bring me back or not.”

McFadden, who broke his elbow trying to save his cellphone from dropping in June, was limited to just three regular-season games and one playoff game after healing from surgery.

Simms’ performance against the Broncos was the single-most efficient game in Super Bowl history. He started the game completing his first seven passes, including going 6 for 6 for 69 yards and a touchdown on the Giants’ first drive. After a down second quarter (he only went 5 for 8, the amateur) he followed by completing 10 of 10 passes in the second half for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

He threw three touchdowns to three different receivers, and his 88.0 completion percentage and 150.9 quarterback rating are still-standing Super Bowl records.