The Giant surprisingly didn’t keep safety Landon Collins after the 2018 season. Even more surprisingly Byron Murphy Jersey
, they traded receiver Odell Beckham Jr., only months after signing him to a long-term deal.“Was I shocked with Odell?” Collins told NJ.com. “No, honestly, not. They felt like he was a problem the whole time. Ever since Odell stepped into the league with them, they felt like he was a problem, I felt like from the outside.”In this case, the “they” is the front office. The players felt differently.“We loved him,” Collins said of his teammates. “Odell is my brother. He is not that kind of guy, or what people think he is about or what the organization did. I don’t know why.”Collins’ perception makes the decision to sign Beckham and then to trade him even more confusing. They could have traded him before signing him to a long-term deal. They also could have left him finish his rookie contract, applied the franchise tag, and traded him from under the tag, like the Chiefs did with Dee Ford and the Seahawks did with Frank Clark.Of all the bizarre decisions the franchise has made in the past few years, the decision to pay more than $20 million to a player about whom the front office was ambivalent at best is by far the most confusing. Especially if they could have gotten compensation close to what they received from the Browns (first-round pick, third-round pick Andy Isabella Jersey
, and safety Jabrill Peppers) without having to give Beckham so much money.Meanwhile, why did the Giants have a problem with Beckham in the first place? He never created any issues away from the field, and he always produced at a high level. He ultimately wasn’t happy in New York, possibly because he sensed the organization’s hesitation toward him.All in all, it was a strange chapter for the Giants. If Beckham thrives in Cleveland or elsewhere, it will make New York’s failure to make things work with Beckham even more strange. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Five games into the season, the Arizona Cardinals‘ offense is running like some old car with a sputtering engine.The Cardinals (1-4) rank 31st out of 32 teams in total offense (210 yards a game), 31st in passing offense (146 yards per game) and dead last in rushing offense (64.6 yards per game). This with a team that features one of the best running backs in the NFL in David Johnson.“Well, we’ve definitely got to improve in that area,” Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said after Wednesday’s practice. “We’ve got to make sure that we put the ball in the end zone, No. 1, get more points, and that starts with being more effective upfront Zach Allen Jersey
, from a standpoint of getting movement, being able to run the ball, being able to protect. Also, taking advantage of our opportunities. When the ball’s thrown, we’ve got to make sure we make the catch.”Arizona made much of its rebuilt offensive line this season, with D.J. Humphries at left tackle, Mike Iupati at left guard, rookie Mason Cole at center and Justin Pugh at right guard. Andre Smith was brought in to play right tackle, but his time has been limited by injuries, leaving the job to John Wetzel.“We definitely can play better, without a doubt,” Wilks said of the O-line. “I think if you asked those guys that question, they’d tell you the same thing — too inconsistent, not running the ball well. We’ve got to do a much better job in that area.”Two seasons ago Hakeem Butler Jersey
, Johnson rushed for 1,239 yards and caught 80 passes for 879 yards. He led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns. He went down with a season-ending wrist injury in last year’s opener and hasn’t found much room to run this year.Through four games, Johnson has 242 yards rushing on 74 carries, 3.3 yards per attempt. He’s caught 15 passes for 120 yards.“Just keep grinding,” Johnson said when asked how he was holding up through the difficulties, “just keep grinding and doing what they pay me to do, doing what the coaches, my teammates expect me to do, and we’ll get through it.”But what needs to be done to improve things in a hurry? The Cardinals play at Minnesota on Sunday.“Fixing my mistakes,” said Johnson, known to be his own worst critic, “and continue to give them confidence in the run game.”Wilks knows he needs more out of Johnson, whom he called “one of the top running backs in the league.”“I think we’re doing some great things in practice,” Wilks said. “You can see the progress there. You’ve just got to understand that it goes at a totally different tempo with those guys on the other side of the ball. So Chris Lindstrom Jersey
, it really comes back to really just execution and understanding that you’ve got to take advantage of each opportunity because this could be the difference in the game.”Wilks doesn’t think teams are keying on Johnson.“I wouldn’t say that,” he said. “We’ve got to do a better job, as I mentioned before, of just trying to spread him around a little bit, get him in different areas, get him out of the backfield some, loosen up the defense a little bit and really take what they’re giving us.”Rookie Josh Rosen is preparing to make his third start. He knows things aren’t clicking for the offense yet, at least not consistently.“I think we all have areas we need to improve on,” he said. “We had maybe one sack last game, and it was my fault. I held the ball a little too long in the two-minute, so I think everyone’s playing pretty well. We have just one-off mental mistakes everywhere. Like me, linemen, receivers, running backs http://www.lionsauthorizedshops.com/...i-tavai-jersey
, some people make one mistake, but when you have eight or nine people making one mistake on separate plays, you almost just want to be like, ‘All right guys, let’s all screw up this first play together and then play great from then on.’“It’s just about locking in and staying focused. We’ve all got things to get better on.”NOTES: Johnson took a ride in a jet fighter Tuesday and said it was “a lot of fun” although he almost passed out. … DE Chandler Jones was chosen NFC defensive player of the week after getting six tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and pass defensed in Arizona’s 28-18 win at San Francisco. … Iupati (shoulder) and Humphries (knee) were among those who sat out Wednesday’s practice. Wilks said he expects both to play on Sunday.