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AIR FORCE ACADEMY Cowboys Mike White Jersey , Colo. (AP) Tom Brady, fresh off his NFL-record 86th road win, is ready to take the New England Patriots to new heights, namely Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, where they’ll face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
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To get ready for the 7,200 feet of elevation they’ll be dealing with Sunday, the Patriots (7-2) stayed in Colorado for a week to acclimate to the high altitude .
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”I’m just ready to go and play. I’ve been looking forward to this game a long time,” wide receiver Danny Amendola said. ”We’re playing a great team. We’ve had a good week of preparation. There’s a lot of football love in Mexico City and they’re really enthusiastic. They’re amped up, they’re ready for the NFL to get down there and we’re all excited, too. So, it’s going to be a fun week.”
Amendola said he appreciates the high-altitude training.
The defending Super Bowl champions stumbled to a 2-2 start but have successfully covered their warts to win five straight while outscoring their opponents by an average of 25-13. But Brady wouldn’t say that he senses that vibe like in years past when the Patriots found their groove about this time and sped toward the playoffs.
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He quickly looked at the cameras and apologized to his wife, Gisele Bundchen.
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Although the focus was on preparing for the Raiders, Brady said he’s enjoyed his time at the Air Force Academy.
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Coach Doug Marrone said ”you go through growing pains with young players.”
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The former Pro Bowler did the interview before meeting with Goodell in New York. Gordon said he began taking drugs in seventh grade, and he outlined a pregame routine as a pro where he would do shots of alcohol to ”get the motor running.”
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In the conditions established by Goodell, Gordon is allowed to attend team meetings and work out by himself. As long as he fulfills requirements, Gordon can begin practicing with the Browns on Nov. 20.
Gordon has missed 51 games since 2014 due to the suspensions, derailing a career filled with so much promise.
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Jackson said he’s not worried that Gordon is painting a gloomy picture to get out of playing for the winless Browns.
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”Your actions were not incidental, could have been avoided and placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury,” NFL vice president Jon Runyan said in a letter to Gronkowski. ”The competition committee has clearly expressed its goal of `eliminating flagrant hits that have no place in our game.’ Those hits include the play you were involved in yesterday.”
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Mara said neither McAdoo nor Reese was surprised by the decision, saying they were both professionals. He said his meeting with Reese was more emotional because the two had worked together since 1994.
”I don’t think there was any one final straw,” Mara said. ”I just think that where we are as a franchise right now, you know, we’re 2-10. We’ve kind of been spiraling out of control. I just felt like we needed a complete overhaul. I don’t think there was any one event or one final act to precipitate that.”
Many felt the benching earlier last week of the well-liked Manning, the face of the franchise and a two-time Super Bowl MVP http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.c...ith-jersey , was the deciding factor.
McAdoo also would have been subjected to howls from fans with three of the final four games at home, starting this weekend.
The moves come less than a year after the 40-year-old McAdoo ended a four-year Giants playoff drought in his first season, going 11-6. That record was aided in large part by Reese’s outstanding work in the free agent market that rebuilt the defense.
While the 2016 season ended in a loss to Green Bay in the wild-card game, this year was supposed to be better. Much better.
The offense was bolstered by signing free agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall and drafting tight end Evan Engram in the first round. The defense was back with the major exception of defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.
A fifth Super Bowl was in everyone’s sights if the offensive line could improve.
It fizzled from the start. The Giants lost their first five games. The line was inept. The defense underperformed, then the injury bug decimated the roster.
”This has been the perfect storm this season,” Mara said. ”Everything that could have gone wrong this season has gone wrong.”[Image: nike_bears_534.jpg]
Assistant general manager Kevin Abrams will take over on an interim basis for Reese, who became GM in 2007 and had two Super Bowl wins on his resume. But the Giants missed the playoffs four times in the past five years Cheap Donald Trump Jersey , and his failure to address those offensive line problems this past offseason played a major role in a horrible season.
Mara said Abrams and Spagnuolo will be offered the chance to continue in their interim jobs. Former general manager Ernie Accorsi will be a consultant in hiring a new GM, whom Mara wants in place before a coach.
Mara has candidates in mind for general manager and said it’s possible a new GM could be in place before the season ends.
The moves came less than a week after McAdoo made one of the biggest mistakes of his short tenure, mishandling the decision to bench Manning. Mara was forced to address the matter the following day and said he wished the decision had been handled better.
McAdoo had a 13-16 record, and his firing is the first midseason head coaching move by the Giants since Bill Arnsparger was replaced seven games into the 1976 season by John McVay. The 2-10 mark is the Giants’ worst since they were 2-10 in 1976, and their worst since the advent of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
With the losses, word started to emerge that McAdoo was losing the team. His one-game suspensions of popular cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins heightened the problem.
Mara and Tisch came to McAdoo’s defense after an embarrassing loss to the then-winless 49ers on Nov. 12, saying his job was safe until the end of the season.
”To be honest with you http://www.oaklandraidersteamonline.com/...son-jersey , it became more and more apparent that we were going to have to do something at the end of the season, so we talked after the game and again this morning about why prolong it any longer?” Mara said Monday. ”Why not just get it done now?”
The Giants hired McAdoo away from Green Bay in 2014 to serve as Tom Coughlin’s offensive coordinator. He was elevated to head coach on Jan. 14, 2016, less than two weeks after Coughlin was forced out after missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season.
McAdoo’s first season was exceptional. His second was a fiasco.
”Our team is not good enough,” Mara said.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) The NFL insists it isn’t sending mixed messages as it tries to cut down on what it considers violent plays that cross the line.
The Pittsburgh Steelers heard one anyway.
The AFC North leaders are confused and frustrated about the league’s decision to uphold Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s one-game suspension for an illegal hit on Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict while granting Bengals cornerback George Iloka’s appeal of his one-game ban for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers star Antonio Brown in the final minutes of Pittsburgh’s occasionally brutal 23-20 victory Monday night.
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”We’ve been very consistent Cheap Mason Cole Jersey ,” executive vice president of operations Troy Vincent said during a conference call Wednesday.
Not according to the Steelers.
”They screwed it up,” guard Ramon Foster said. ”You say you’re concerned over player safety, but you had a guy who blatantly had a helmet to helmet and didn’t get suspended. You had a guy that just did a taunting and you try to justify it by suspending him. That’s not player safety.”
Smith-Schuster drilled Burfict while the volatile Cincinnati linebacker was trying to chase after Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell during a late Pittsburgh drive.
Smith-Schuster, the youngest player in the league, then stood over Burfict as the rest of the play developed, drawing unnecessary roughness and taunting penalties in the process.
Minutes later, Iloka launched head-first at Brown as Brown hauled in the game-tying touchdown, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Both players were hit with suspensions on Tuesday and immediately appealed. Smith-Schuster Cheap Carlton Davis Jersey , a rookie, had his appeal turned down by appeals officer James Thrash, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
Iloka had his suspension reduced to a hefty fine by appeals officer Derrick Brooks.
Smith-Schuster’s suspension came a day after the league suspended New England tight end Rob Gronkowski for one game for his ugly hit to the head of Bills defensive back Tre’Davious White.
Gronkowski took aim at White’s head well after the whistle, his left arm slamming face-down into White following White’s interception.
While Vincent allowed the league doesn’t have set disciplinary guidelines for a ”non-football act” such as Gronkowski’s and said Smith-Schuster’s taunting did not play a role in the decision-making process, the Steelers can’t figure out why Smith-Schuster’s actions and Gronkowski’s actions ended with the same punishment for violations they hardly consider similar.
”What happened (with Smith-Schuster) happened in the context of a football play,” Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said.
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”Obviously we don’t like the taunting Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , standing over him, things like that. I don’t like to compare players, suspensions and things like that. I don’t (but) you look at what Gronk did and what JuJu did and got the same suspension, I don’t know if that’s necessarily fair but that’s above my pay grade.”
Foster, one of Pittsburgh’s representatives to the NFL Players Association, called the entire process flawed.
”There should be a committee of people (discipline) that discuss it as opposed to one guy,” Foster said. ”It should be a committee of people that do it.”
According to the NFL operations department’s web site : ”Players subject to discipline receive a letter informing them of what they did, a video of the play in question Buccaneers Alex Cappa Jersey , why they are being fined and how much it will cost them. They also receive information on how to appeal the fine. If they choose not to appeal, the fine is withheld from their next game check.”
When it comes to appealing fines and suspensions, ”cases are assigned randomly, so neither side in the appeals process knows who will hear a case. The officer assigned to the case reviews the play and hears the league’s case and the player’s defense. The officer’s decision is final, and the ruling is binding.”
Smith-Schuster, who is barred from the team facility until after the Steelers play Baltimore on Sunday night, responded by tweeting ”(hash)FreeJuJu” on Wednesday afternoon. His teammates prepared to go on without him, even if they’re not sure why.
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