So, I laid down and the first in went into my lower left leg. I immediately flinched and it hurt! The rest of the needles went in just fine. I had at least two in each leg, a few in each foot, several in each arm and hand, one in my forehead and one on each side of my nose.
Maybe teams can reduce the stress and fatigue in muscles by eliminating some of the minicamps and virtual year round training sessions. Maybe they should emphasize more stretching and flexibility for longer and leaner muscles instead of pumping weights to add mass or bulk. One thing’s for sure, something has to be done..
The first draft choice Schneider ever made as an NFL GM, in the first round at sixth overall for Seattle in 2010, Okung is about to become a free agent on March 9. That’s the day the market for unsigned players opens. Denver made Okung a free agent last week when it decided not to exercise the option on the contract he signed with the Broncos while representing himself last spring.
49ers: Alex Smith suited up to watch practice Friday. O’Sullivan led the 49ers through a workout, the former No. 1 draft selection did a few drills and then stood off to the side, still not sure what role he’ll play when the snaps count. He would have been worth that total of $120 million, so he’s essentially giving the Oilers $14 million in total, $1.75 million per year, in terms of hometown discount. You can get a solid third line NHL winger each year for that money, so that’s his gift to the team. Of course, some of us wanted McDavid to gift the Oilers one Top 6 winger or one Top 4 dman every year, but perhaps that was a bit greedy on our part.
But Jacksonville came out of the locker room with a chip on their shoulder in the AFC Divisional Round. Jaguars first year running back Leonard Fournette continued his stellar rookie campaign, carrying the ball 25 times for 109 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and three touchdowns against Pittsburgh stingy defense. Quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 214 yards and a touchdown, adding five carries for 35 yards.
Smith plays the role of Bennet Omalu, a medical doctor and forensic pathologist who discovered CTE after doing an autopsy on Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster. But his research was suppressed by the National Football League. Despite concerns that the movie has been watered down to appease the NFL, it still packs a punch.
The sexy choice for NFL Coach of the Year is Los Angeles Rams Sean McVay, and the 31 year old offensive guru is certainly worthy of the honor. But we shouldn’t sleep on Marrone. The former New Orleans Saints assistant deserves serious consideration for the impressive turnaround he overseen in Jacksonville.