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MessagePosté le: Mar 5 Déc - 10:09 (2017)    Sujet du message: Titans injury report: DaQuan Jones to IR with torn biceps Répondre en citant

Jones was injured early in the third quarter and had his arm in a sling on the sideline. Now it’s confirmed he’s done for the season with a torn biceps muscle that will require surgery.

Mularkey told reporters that Austin Johnson and David King will need to fill in at the defensive tackle spot. Jones had done an outstanding job in the middle of the Titans defensive line and set a career-high in sacks with three in the last two games. Replacing him won’t be easy.

Ryan was hurt on the same drive Jones went out. Texans running back Alfred Blue lowered a shoulder into Ryan’s head on a tackle attempt by the cornerback. He immediately left the game and is now in the concussion protocol.

The Morgan injury came late in the game, and he was being evaluated after. This is the second time this season he’s dealt with a knee issue.

As for the rest of the AFC playoff picture, there was only one change in the top-six seeding. The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the fourth seed after a loss to the New York Jets. As a result, who technically are atop the AFC South, the Titans, moved up to the No. 3 seed. This basically means if the playoffs started today, the Jags would be matched up with the Chiefs for an away game that doesn’t look as intimidating as it did earlier this season.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots kept their respective spots atop the AFC as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. It’s worth mentioning that both teams play each other in Week 15, which will be a must-see for fans.

It’s not exactly breaking news that the Cleveland Browns are a terrible football team. They’re 0-12 after yesterday’s loss, and they’re a near-lock to earn the first overall pick in the draft for the second consecutive season.

But I don’t know if we’re talking enough about just how historically awful this Browns of the last two years, coached by Hue Jackson with a front office run by General Manager Sashi Brown and Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta, really is.

With yesterday’s loss to the Chargers, in which they were supposedly going to use statistical analysis to find innovative ways to build a roster. (DePodesta has experience doing that in baseball and is a key figure in Moneyball.) That’s not just bad, the Browns are now 1-27 in their two-year rebuilding effort,Womens Derrick Morgan Jersey, it’s historically bad: The Browns are as bad as any team has ever been, in the history of the NFL.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1976, so even those Buccaneers, and that expansion team is widely regarded as the worst team in NFL history. But the Bucs won two of their first 28 games, at 2-26,Womens Trent Williams Jersey, were a game better than these Browns.

Will the whole Moneyball strategy work for the Browns? It’s hard to say because they’ve barely even tried yet: Step One of their strategy has been accumulating lots of draft picks, and they’ve done that well, with trades netting them an extra first-round pick and two extra second-round picks in next year’s draft. But is this team actually any good at using those picks to find good players? And at developing those players once they’re in Cleveland? I have my doubts.

It seems to me that if the Browns’ brain trust knew what they were doing, it was the emergence of receiver Josh Gordon in his first game back from a lengthy drug suspension. But Gordon is a player the new brain trust inherited,Womens Ryan Kerrigan Jersey, there would be some signs of progress from Year 1 to Year 2. And I’m not seeing any progress from Cleveland. If there was anything for a Browns fan to be excited about yesterday, so they can’t get any credit for his accomplishments.

I don’t think Jackson and the front office are a good fit together, and I think after the season the Browns need to either fire Jackson or give him enough personnel authority to sign or draft the quarterback he wants.

Or maybe Browns owner Jimmy Haslam just needs to fire everyone and start a big rebuilding effort all over again. That sounds like a mess, but 1-27 is already a mess.

Here are my other thoughts from Sunday:

The NFL is weirdly restrictive about online access to its content. The NFL is often criticized by fans for being behind the NBA and MLB in allowing fans access to content online. A good example of that came up on Sunday with this complaint from a fan who was blocked from using the NFL’s streaming service because he was at a game. “Looks like you’re in or near a stadium,” the message on the device said. “Due to NFL rules,Womens Vernon Davis Jersey, streaming on your device is not available.” That’s a ridiculous rule. Fans who both pay for tickets to games and pay for access to the NFL’s streaming service are the league’s best customers. Why would a company want to deny its best customers access to its product? The NFL needs to enter the 21st Century.

The Chiefs have problems, but Alex Smith is the least of them. Despite calls to bench Smith for Patrick Mahomes, Smith was excellent yesterday against the Jets: He had 366 yards and four touchdowns passing, is an absolute mess. Kansas City’s best defensive player, Eric Berry,Womens Terrelle Pryor Jersey, was lost for the season in Week One, and far from figuring out how to replace him, which let Jets receivers Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson each go over 100 yards, ran for 70 yards and had no turnovers. Yet the Chiefs still lost 38-31 to the Jets. The Chiefs’ defense, they seem to be getting worse on defense down the stretch. Kansas City may still win the AFC West,Womens Stacy McGee Jersey, but it’s hard to see them winning in the playoffs. That’s the fault of the defense, not Smith.

Rob Gronkowski should be suspended. Gronk’s cheap shot on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White was a blatantly illegal hit on an opponent who was totally unsuspecting, long after the play was over. If that’s not the kind of thing that gets a player suspended, what is?

Teams still don’t understand late-game strategy. One of the things that fascinates me about NFL teams is how often they make obvious strategic mistakes late in games. I don’t mean things you can second-guess after the fact, I mean things that happen that as they’re happening, I immediately ask what they were thinking. Take the Titans at the end of yesterday’s win over the Texans: With Tennessee ahead by four points and less than a minute left in the game, but it really wasn’t: A better play would have been to run just far enough to pick up the first down, as the Texans were out of timeouts. Then, after Henry’s touchdown, the Titans kicked the extra point. That was a mistake, because the extra point could have been blocked, then go down so the Titans could run out the clock, Derrick Henry ran for a 75-yard touchdown. That might seem like a great play, the Texans could have run it back for two points, and that would have made it a one-possession game. The Titans should have simply kneeled down on the conversion attempt. With all the money NFL teams spend on hiring the best coaches and the best players and the best personnel people, you’d think they’d hire someone who understands late-game decision making and advises the coaches appropriately.

Jim Caldwell should be on the hot seat. Caldwell signed a contract extension with the Lions before this season, so perhaps his job is safe. But it shouldn’t be. In a year when the Vikings, Packers and Bears all had to change quarterbacks due to injuries or ineffectiveness, with the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL in Matthew Stafford, should be able to win the NFC North. Instead, Sunday’s loss to the Ravens makes it a near certainty that the Lions won’t win their division or make it to the playoffs as a wild card, the Lions, either. That’s on Caldwell, who admitted after the game that he hasn’t done a good coaching job this season. Lions General Manager Bob Quinn has to think seriously about replacing Caldwell next month.

 An attorney for Michigan Rep. John Conyers said on Friday that the congressman will discuss in the next few days whether to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct, but his health will be the paramount factor and not pressure from Washington politicians.

Arnold Reed told a news conference Friday that he will be meeting with doctors to assess the medical prognosis for the 88-year-old Conyers following a second round of medical tests. Conyers has been hospitalized since Wednesday evening. No details about his condition have been released.

“We will discuss in the next day or so what Mr. Conyers plans to do. As you know his health is not the best. It’s not what it should be,” Reed said. “It will be Congressman John Conyers who decides what it is he is going to do.”

Reed told reporters that he had not spoken Conyers in two days, allowing his client to rest.

Multiple women have accused Conyers of sexual misconduct including inappropriate touching and harassment. Reed stressed that Conyers continues to deny he sexually-harassed anyone.

A number of fellow Democrats have called on Conyers to resign, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and fellow Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down.

The House Ethics Committee has been reviewing the allegations against Conyers, who is the longest-serving current member of the House. He has stepped aside from his post as ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The accusations against Conyers are part of a wave of allegations against titans of entertainment,Authentic Derrick Morgan Jersey, media and sports since the explosive reports of sexual misconduct by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.

Uranium stocks are jumping today after Kazakhstan's state-owned uranium miner, announced that it will reduce output 20% for the next three years beginning in January 2018. Why is that significant? Well, Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan is by far the world's leading supplier of uranium, accounting for nearly 40% of global production.   

The rare bit of good news is lifting uranium mining stocks. As of 2:19 p.m. EST,Authentic Trent Williams Jersey, Denison Mines (NYSEMKT: DNN) stock has jumped 12%, shares of Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) are up 12.9%, and shares of Uranium Energy Corp (NYSEMKT: UEC) have gained 11.2%.

Uranium stocks have had a rough existence in recent years thanks to a grossly oversupplied market and questions surrounding the long-term growth prospects for nuclear power across the globe. So, today's news out of Kazakhstan is certainly positive,Authentic Ryan Kerrigan Jersey, especially considering how it connects to recent developments.

Kazatomprom's commitment to significantly slash production follows Cameco's recent announcement that it will take its mine at McArthur River, the world's largest, offline for 10 months. Mr. Market is clearly optimistic that the world's uranium titans are working together to rebalance the market and provide a price floor.

However, Kazakhstan reduced 2017 production by 10% compared to 2016 levels, investors should remember that production cuts won't be a magic cure for the industry. After all,Authentic Vernon Davis Jersey, which had virtually no effect on uranium prices this year. Reducing supply is a sign of a weak market. 

While I don't find many reasons to be bullish on the long-term health of the uranium or nuclear power industries, well, there is a potential silver lining for Cameco investors. The bulk of its long-term supply contracts expire by 2021. Customers (nuclear power plant operators) have been hesitant to sign new long-term supply agreements because, uranium prices have only fallen in recent years,Authentic Terrelle Pryor Jersey, so what's the rush to lock in today's prices when tomorrow's could be lower?

If today's news provides a sustainable rise in uranium prices in the next year or so, then it could prompt customers to finally sign long-term supply agreements. That would provide a higher degree of long-term certainty for Cameco shareholders.

The just-announced production cuts from Kazakhstan will have more impact if investors receive bullish news on the nuclear power front. Right now, that crystal ball is a little cloudy.

Japan, continues to take its time granting regulatory approvals. The United States doesn't appear likely to build new nuclear capacity anytime soon (if ever). It seems more likely that retiring reactors will offset growth from new reactors starting up, which could provide the biggest near-term boost by restarting its shuttered reactors,Authentic Stacy McGee Jersey, which doesn't bode well for uranium producers in the next several decades.

Nonetheless, even if long-term uranium demand remains the same. Depending on how quickly and significantly the production cuts affect selling prices, removing excess supply from the market is the first step to a recovery in selling prices, today's news could be a big catalyst for Cameco's near-term health by encouraging customers to sign new long-term supply contracts.

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