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Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick Jersey
05-22-2019, 06:45 AM,
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Jadeveon Clowney pounced on a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown on Sunday against the Colts.On the next drive Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick Jersey , he shoved a lineman out of his path and tossed Andrew Luck to the ground for a 9-yard loss to force a punt.This is what the Houston Texans envisioned when they selected the defensive end with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft.After missing all but four games as a rookie because of a knee injury, Clowney has steadily improved each year and had the best season of his career in 2017 when he played all 16 games for the first time.He's had some good games in the past, but Sunday was perhaps the finest performance of his career, a game where he made play after play to help the Texans to their first win of the season.Clowney finished with two sacks, four quarterback hits, four tackles for losses and that fumble recovery for a touchdown to earn AFC defensive player of the week honors for the first time in his career.The recognition meant a lot to Clowney after the struggles he's had since being drafted out of South Carolina."I've been through a lot from the day I walked in here, the first game ever I get hurt, battled back, got hurt again, battled back," he said. "My back's against the wall. Just keep battling, competing and showing up. That's the way I live and that's what I'm going to keep bringing every week, hopefully."Coach Bill O'Brien said there's a simple reason why Clowney has been playing so well this season."I think he feels better," O'Brien said. "I think with JD Womens Travis Frederick 2019 Jersey , when he feels good, body-wise, he goes out there and he's hard to handle."Clowney missed most of training camp recovering from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery and sat out in Week 2 with a back injury. But he's feeling great now and it showed on Sunday.He said now that he's not dealing with any injuries it makes it easier for him to improve during the week at practice."I'm going to practice every day, working on my craft and just working on stuff I wasn't good at, trying to get better at it and enhancing stuff I was already good at," he said.The 25-year-old is trying to use his hands better and come off the corner quicker and said being healthy makes trying new things much easier.After his big game, the question is if this is the Clowney the Texans can expect every week, starting on Sunday night when they host the Dallas Cowboys."Yeah, I hope so," he said. "That's what I expect out of myself. Just go and put all my effort to this team and my teammates and go out there and compete at a high level."Clowney has paired with three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to power a fearsome defensive front.Injuries to both players over the past few years have made it rare for both Watt and Clowney to play together. Now that they are both back on the field they believe that they'll only get better."We know what our team is capable of when everybody is out there and healthy and flying around," Watt said. "We've all had our issues in the past with health. If we can stay healthy and we can all put it together at the same time and play the game we know how to play, we have a chance to be pretty good, but it's a matter of doing it, not talking about it."Dallas coach Jason Garrett discussed the difficulty of dealing with both Watt and Clowney and how they might try double-teaming them or using tight ends or running backs to try and help slow them down."Every time those guys go out there White Terrell Owens Jersey , they seem like they're disrupting what the offense is trying to do," Garrett said. "They're both really good run defenders. They can pressure the passer and make those impact plays throughout a game. It's obviously critical for the guys who are blocking them to be able to handle it and block them well."But Clowney doesn't care who they try to block him with, he has just one thought."Go run through him, get to the quarterback, no matter who I'm going against," he said. "Just try to run through this guy and get to that quarterback as quickly as possible."He isn't sure if Sunday was his best game as a Texan, but has a plan for trying to replicate that success."I'm just trying to get better week by week, play by play and just keep competing at a high level," he said. RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Considering the expectations before the season started, maybe the Seattle Seahawks didn’t need to be so critical of their final regular-season performance before returning to the playoffs.One of the major accomplishments in Seattle’s 10-win season was re-establishing team standards for achieving success. And while that wasn’t always evident in the win over Arizona, the Seahawks did get a clearer idea of where they need to be better facing Dallas in the NFC wild-card game Saturday.“It was good for us to be able to go through something like this in the last game in the season, especially against a divisional opponent before we go into the playoffs,” wide receiver Tyler Lockett said. “You never know what’s going to happen. All you can do is go in prepared Terrell Owens Jersey 2019 , but nobody can be able to prepare for something that is going to happen like this.”The finale against the Cardinals was sloppy and underwhelming, but perhaps it was to be expected. Seattle’s playoff spot was already wrapped up. They clinched the No. 5 seed and a date with the Cowboys without needing the victory thanks to Minnesota’s loss. As veteran wide receiver Doug Baldwin noted, human nature has a tendency to take over at some point.But there were other reasons the victory was so unsightly.— The offensive line saw significant shuffling due to injuries to guards D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy and that led to some communication breakdowns that allowed quarterback Russell Wilson to get hit often. Wilson was sacked six times — the most since Week 2 against Chicago — after only being sacked 16 times in the previous six games.— Seattle’s punt team allowed two blocked kicks. One was partially deflected and only went 21 yards, while the other was swatted and recovered for an Arizona touchdown. It was the first punt block for a score against the Seahawks since 2014. Coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM on Monday morning that his special teams group asked to have a separate meeting prior to the full team meeting to go over the issues.— And the Seahawks revisited familiar territory since Arizona regularly gives Seattle trouble. Arizona had won three straight in Seattle and five of the previous six games between the teams have been decided by six points or less. The other finished in a 6-6 tie.“They’re not going to let you walk out of the game with an easy game. No matter what the record depicts,” Seattle defensive end Frank Clark said. “That’s history between everybody. Every time we play Arizona it’s always a battle. We go there and they come here, it’s always a tight one.”Seattle believes at least one of those problems from Sunday should be resolved with the expected return of Fluker against the Cowboys.Fluker could have played against Arizona but was a spectator as Seattle moved Germain Ifedi to guard and played George Fant at tackle. Fluker’s return would allow Ifedi to move back to tackle and Fant to return to his role as an extra tight end.There is less optimism about Sweezy. Carroll said he received a “good report” about Sweezy’s recovery from a sprained foot but it will likely be a game-time decision on whether he can play.Seattle also has concerns in the secondary with safety Tedric Thompson and cornerback Shaquill Griffin both dealing with ankle injuries.Thompson missed his second straight game Sunday — he missed Week 16 with a chest injury then had an ankle injury. Griffin twisted his right ankle in the first half against Arizona and never returned.Carroll said while Griffin seemed fine after the game, the early report Monday was that his ankle was stiff.Akeem King saw extensive snaps with Griffin out against Arizona, while Delano Hill has stepped in at strong safety with Bradley McDougald at free safety due to Thompson’s absence.“He’s still young and some plays get away from him but his toughness and aggression and style, and he’s always been a great tackler,” Carroll said of Hill.
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