Super Bowls are great for an overall view of the quality of a franchise over time but they don’t really give us a realistic look at how that franchise stacks up against the others on a year-to-year basis. Playoff appearances on the other hand do. It’s impossible to win a Super Bowl if you can’t make the playoffs. Going to the playoffs generally means that team was better than most in the league and can possibly contend for a Super Bowl. Lets take a look at how well Jerry Jones the General Manager has faired in making the playoffs without Jimmy Johnson as the head coach.
Best in the West The Arizona Cardinals are the best franchise in the National Football League. Although the organization has not had an easy time gaining the loyalty of the fans over the years, it has all changed. They are now contenders for the Lombardi trophy and few franchises have the chemistry that has been established here in the desert. There are several reasons why they are the model franchise to which other teams just do not measure up to. Not only do they have the best players, but their front office, and fan base leave other teams in the dust as well.
Dallas Cowboys 2-3 @ N.Y. Giants 3-3 4:25 PM ET – TV: FOX Ineptness on the offensive side of the ball has influenced Cowboys HC Jason Garrett to shake things up – giving Matt Cassel the nod at quarterback – and the progress of rookie standout O-lineman La’el Collins has earned him the starting spot at left guard over Ronald Leary. According to reports from Valley Ranch, the Cowboys have been giving Christine Michael first team reps at running back during practice. Joseph Randle hasn’t rocked the house as the lead ball-carrier for Dallas’ ground game, averaging only 3.9 yards per carry, but the yards in total have been decent with OC Scott Linehan getting Randle and the backs involved in the passing game. The Giants’ defense is ranked near
The Carolina Panthers got blasted from every direction in 2014, with injuries and personal mishaps and personnel blunders. Yet, Carolina was able to take advantage of a weak NFC South and make the playoffs with a losing record of 7-8-1. It’s hard to imagine anything going much worse in 2015 so the Panthers are likely to reward ticket holders with a division title and another shot in the postseason. Cam Newton is still the face of the franchise though he hasn’t proven himself to be a top tier NFL quarterback as of yet. That’s going to be hard to do in a Mike Schula offense that tends to run the ball and uses the pass like some kind of long handoff.
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden are all MVP candidates this season and somehow they all ended up on the same team. Prior to the Demarcus Cousins trade, this could be looked at as one of the dumbest decisions a front office has made in years. Five years after choosing to secure Serge Ibaka instead of Harden, did the Thunder make the right decision? I believe so. In the way the game is played today, it 's easy to say the Thunder was stupid for ridding of one of the best scorers in the league.
Hall of Fame Plight Earlier this year, it was an unexpected turn of events when Terrell Owens failed to get voted in the Hall of fame awards. Ironically, the fans are the ones who are outraged as Terrell Owens doesn’t seem to be affected. In his opinion of the Hall of fame vote, Owens outlined that it is all good as he is onto bigger and better things.
This isn 't an argument proclaiming he is the best quarterback in football by any means -- that 's Aaron Rodgers. But in terms of efficiency, wins, and talent Wilson has to be in the discussion as one of the best. With talent on the the defense side of the ball depleting for the Seahawks, maybe he 'll be exposed soon, but that is doubtful. This man is very talented and I believe he would perform the way he does on many other teams
Think of your favorite sport and imagine a game where one team was losing (the most recent Super Bowl springs to mind) and managed to overcome a large deficit to take the win. Momentum sparks confidence, so despite being on the losing end, a spark of momentum reinforces the idea that they may be down, but they’re certainly not out. That confidence then carries the team through the rest of the game, and sparks the comeback. We’ve seen it time and time again, and it probably has happened to you personally. Have you ever felt under the gun as you worked to meet a deadline?
Somebody somewhere in Louisiana is shouting, "Ben Simmons is the best player in CBB! You don 't know shit!" (insert Stanford yelling guy meme here) and while I probably "don 't know shit" after reading this I think your mind may change. Simmons ' numbers are great, he 's averaging 19.8 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 4.9 assists -- that 's great, but Ben Simmons is no Buddy Hield. Some people could make an argument that Denzel Valentine is better than both Hield and Simmons -- I disagree.
In fact, with Portland firing on all cylinders at just the right time, they may quietly be one of the most dangerous teams as the playoffs approach. Projected Playoff Seed: 3 New Orleans Pelicans (39-28) Current Seed: 6 As a franchise that’s no stranger to mascot changes, management should probably just go ahead and rebrand themselves as the New Orleans Anthony Davis’. When frontcourt running mate DeMarcus Cousins went down with a season-ending Achilles injury, many (including myself) counted the Pelicans out. Instead, Davis has gone on an absolute tear that has his team winning seven out of their last 10 and firmly entrenched in the battle for a top 4 seed in the ever-competitive Western Conference. Regardless of whether Davis will have enough help around him to create serious playoff chaos without Cousins is yet to be determined, but he’ll certainly have built a strong case for MVP along the way nonetheless.
Finding unique ways to encourage grown men making millions of dollars to play a game seems like a simple concept, however we have seen many struggle to do just that over the years. Jackson creatively found ways to extract the desired changes from his players. Specifically, when dealing with Shaquille O’Neil, Jackson told him not to be afraid of Allen Iverson’s penetration move which resulted in Shaq stepping up and reducing Iverson’s impact for the rest of the game (Jackson, 2013, p. 227) Another time, Jackson told the press that Shaq wasn’t playing well because his toe hurts and although Shaq came back with a big game, he also responded negatively towards Jackson in his own interview (Jackson, 2013, p.
D 'Angelo Russell is a fantastic player with tremendous upside, so it 's likely that he will remain with the team. The Lakers have a lot of problems to take care of, but this won 't be one of them. Russell has apologized and after a while, things would go away. Remember this similar incident happened to Kobe Bryant earlier in his career. If Russell plays well then all will be forgotten
If they can sell Ramirez to a playoff fringe team, they could get a lot back. They have a great international pool of players, so waiting until the future could be the right move for them. Expect the Red Sox to sell this deadline and rebuild, it only makes sense in the war zone that
"Well, I tell you, sir, frankly my boys are beginning to wonder at the attitude of the high command toward my division... But I mean, the whole war could be damn well over soon... and my boys would have missed it. This book also sets up the importance of the battle for if the south were to win this battle It would be the battle that pulls the Confederates so much need allies. this book is great for our class because we have covered the revolutionary war for what the south is fighting their own one but at the same time we can see how important it is to finally take the offensive against an enemy in war as to pull some much need friend s to join your side. cause as we have seen this year we could not have beaten Britain without French support but that was the same for the Confederates the battle of Gettysburg was a repeat of the battle of Saratoga but end with the reverse affects leading to the South losing any hope of getting foreign allies to join in on the