Running back LeGarrette Blount and the Pats have shown mutual interest in a new contract, according to a source. Blount could still hit free agency March 9, but that’s not uncommon for a player who isn’t expected to draw a massive payday. Negotiations between the two sides are still in the infant stages..
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The best sports related movie of 2017 was Patriots Day, the story of the first responders at the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. At a box office of $50.5 million, it almost matched the combined revenues of the more traditional sport movies I, Tonya, Battle of the Sexes and Borg vs. McEnroe.
Staying put and having their pick of every cornerback in this draft would be a dream scenario for the Steelers, who must get younger and more physical in the secondary. (In that vein, a safety Calvin Pryor or Jimmie Ward could be in play here, too.) Gilbert has excelled in both zone and man coverages, the former being a favorite of Pittsburgh that comes true or not remains to be seen, but it also stands to reason that Dennard is deemed a better fit in Pittsburgh than Gilbert. He’s a tough player with better game film, even if Gilbert has better raw physical tools.
“One of his best runs, and nobody ever talks about this because it’s completely unrealistic, was in our Lions Den (practice drill). (Defensive tackle) Parker Cothren had him in his sights. (Barkley) jumped back. If you want to know how to play football like a gentleman, and how to play with heart, intelligence and guts, all you have to do is watch videotape of No. 34 running the football. There were some who may have caught or blocked better, but Payton did everything.
It’s pretty noticeable when I’m backpedaling and having to flip them quicker. I’m feeling a lot more comfortable now. One of the questions that a lot of teams did ask me was if I felt comfortable dropping (into coverage) and I told them, ‘Yeah,’ because I’ve been working on that more often..