The Bears put the final touches on a 3-13 season Sunday, the worst 16-game finish in franchise history… so start the Super Bowl talk for next year
Alshon Jeffrey is a believer.
Chicago’s outspoken wide receiver, a pending free agent, couldn’t hold back the hyperbole following a season-ending 38-10 loss to the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Asked how the Bears might improve in 2017, Jeffery guaranteed a worst-to-first transformation.
As a competitor, I think you would want to say no (it didn’t affect his play), but I think as somebody that’s realistic, and I know my body and know how I can throw a football, I think it would be stupid to say that there weren’t throws that were affected by the wrist or by the shoulder, Bortles said. I think that’s part of playing with injuries.
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The shoulder injury occurred Oct. 27, although Bortles didn’t appear on Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL the injury report right away. He says the shoulder was aggravated about a month later, and Bortles did show up on the injury report by Week 12. He says the separation won’t require surgery.
Bortles finished the season with more pass attempts than last year but had 523 fewer yards and 12 fewer touchdowns. His quarterback rating fell to 78.8, which ranked 26th (out of 30) among qualifying passers.
Veteran cornerback Shareece Wright signed with the Bills in May, and he was set on making it to the team’s voluntary workouts during OTAs. The problem was that Wright was in Chicago, and the Bills are in Buffalo. So Wright called an Uber.
It was quite a trip, as you can see from Wright’s Uber receipt, which Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL was obtained by SB Nation.
Wright also added a $300 tip, which seems fair considering the Uber driver had to trek all the way back to Chicago.
More importantly, Los Angeles invested some valuable draft capital to improve its line from the inside out. This was a poor draft year for blindside-protecting tackles but featured a strong group of mean interior linemen. The Chargers walked away with two of the best. They selected Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney, two players who could have been first-round picks, in the second and third rounds, respectively. Sixth-round pick Sam Tevi, a versatile blocker with Pac-12 experience on both sides of the ball, should also bring value as a swing player from the bench.
That leaves two big question marks for the Chargers on their road to offensive revival: Will their young contributors step up? And will the team avoid the injuries that devastated them in 2016?
Allen could be one of the NFL’s top wideouts — we just don’t know what he’s capable of at this point. He exploded onto the scene with a 1,000-yard campaign his rookie season then raised questions about his future with a disappointing sophomore year. He got back on track by kicking off 2015 with an All-Pro-caliber, eight-game stretch, but health concerns — a kidney injury and a torn ACL — have limited him to just one of the Chargers Cheap Jerseys On Sale last 24 contests.