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The Jets traded defensive tackle
12-29-2018, 07:50 AM,
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The Jets traded defensive tackle
Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks before the start of the 2017 season in a move that came after Richardson’s productive first couple of years in the league had given way to off-field issues that led to a pair of suspensions.Richardson’s relationship with the team deteriorated in other ways as well before the trade Minnesota Vikings T-Shirt , but he’s not looking to pick at old wounds. Richardson, who signed with the Vikings this offseason, will face the Jets for the first time this weekend and said he’s not looking to settle any “personal vendetta” against his first NFL team.Instead of rehashing what went wrong, Richardson spent some reflecting on how he’s grown over the years.“It was kind of self-inflicted wounds,” Richardson said, via the Pioneer Press. “It’s just now me overcoming my personal battles in life. They got me out of there, and that changed everything around there. That’s pretty much it. I pretty much grew from everywhere. Every point, every phase of my life, I grew from it. Time heals all wounds. Youe just got to learn how to get over things and keep moving forward. Life goes on.”The Jets have turned over much of the roster since Richardson left, but he is familiar with guards Brian Winters and James Carpenter after practicing against them. Any edge that gives him will be enjoyed by the Vikings as they may be without defensive linemen Linval Joseph and Danielle Hunter in addition to Everson Griffen this weekend. You can talk all you want about some of the top wide receivers in the NFL. Throw out all the numbers you want for Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Tyreek Hill, whoever.None of them are better than Adam Thielen. If you’re not sure what I mean, then read the headline again Minnesota Vikings Hats , then read this:Adam Thielen is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Period. Dot. Full stop.Are guys faster than Thielen? Yeah, but not much. Do some other guys have better career numbers? Sure, I’m not going to dispute that. But does anyone have better hands than Thielen? No. Does anyone run better routes than him? Nope. AND HE HAS MORE GRIT THANANYONE BABY WOOOOOOO!Seriously, he leads the NFL in targets, catches, yards, and yards per game. He’s the only player in the Super Bowl era to begin the season with 100 or more receiving yards in each of his first six games. Jerry Rice didn’t do that. Neither did Randy Moss. Same for Cris Carter, Andre Reed, and Terrell Owens.Adam Thielen is it. List of one, baby.That’s more receptions yards and 100 yard games this year than Antonio Brown. Or Michael Thomas. Or Julio Jones. Or Tyreek Hill.Or anyone. Just look if you don’t believe me:So come at me all you want with ‘Tyreek Hill is the best WR in the NFL’ takesChris Simms (seriously stop because that take was as bad as your accuracy when you played), or that Thielen is ‘just’ a top 5-10 WR in the NFL. Let’s see how the top receivers in Washington are doing, since the Redskins went with Alex Smith, a guy that clearly elevates the players around him (he said sarcastically):I also love extrapolating numbers out when a guy sets a ridiculous pace to start the season. Here’s what Thielen will do if he keeps it up through a full 16 games:Whew, that’s pretty good. So is this:It had Cardinals defensive backs up in arms:And look, you can’t tell Thielen’s story without some background Minnesota Vikings Womens Hoodie , because NO ONE HAS HEARD THIS BEFORE I’M QUITE CERTAIN:Look, Thielen isn’t doing this alone. he has a great QB in Kirk Cousins, and opposite him is Stefon Diggs, another fantastic WR that defenses are still focusing on more than Thielen:When you have two true number one wide receivers like the VIkings do, it’s definitely a Sophie’s Choice on who to cover, and teams are still trying to prevent Diggs from burning them deep. And for most teams, the guy they roll out to cover Thielen simply can’t, and it’s allowed him to pile up huge numbers through six games. Because let’s face it, for all the help he gets from Diggs in drawing coverage away from him, and Cousins in getting him the ball, he still has to catch it and make something happen. And he does, with amazing regularity.So compile all the ‘best WR in the NFL’ lists you want......but if Thielen isn’t number one on said list, your list is invalid and bereft of football knowledge.
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