Joe Maddon goes on sarcastic tirade day after controversial slide ruling

For now, the list of teams with a potential interest in Jay Cutler starts with…the New York Jets.

Cutler’s eight seasons in Chicago were marred by Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys various injuries. A shoulder injury last season limited him to just five games. Cutler also led the NFL in interceptions in 2014 with 18 picks thrown in 15 games.

Cutler was a first-round pick of the Broncos in 2006, but traded to the Bears following his only Pro Bowl season in 2008. After throwing for a career-high 4,526 yards with 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, he threw for 3,666 with 27 touchdowns in his first season with the Bears. But he also led the NFL with 26 interceptions in 2009, which was the only year in which he played all 16 games in a season.

Joe Maddon is still peeved about the MLB’s emphasis on player safety one day after a would-be Cubs rally ended thanks to an overslide against the Cardinals.

The Chicago manager on Sunday sarcastically railed against the rule, which dictates a double play occurs if a player slides too far past a bag.

Gotta say, this is some grade-A passive aggression by Maddon, following Ian Happ’s slide on Saturday that got the Cardinals out of a jam in the fifth inning.

You can see why Maddon might be frustrated, as he said yesterday that the slide rule has no place in the game. But it’s probably not the best look making light of league efforts to limit player injuries, no matter how mad he is.

Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer letting fans help choose new jersey number

Pereira: I don’t know. I haven’t seen all the plays yet. I think (the NFL) started to go too far when all of a sudden taking a jump shot with the ball over a goal-post became a celebration penalty because you were using the football as a basketball. Those types of things really created a lot of consternation from the fans.

I think that the ticky-tack ones (officials) will start to back away from, which they should. They just need to look at the back to the major things like the going-to-the-ground to some kind of simulated routine and those types of things and lay off the ones that just create a lot of angst in people that are watching the games. They are going to have a video they are going to show all the teams on what is and what is not (illegal).

I don’t buy what the NFL Referees Association said with “Let’s forget the referees calling penalties and just let the league fine the ones that they think are excessive.” If you do that, you are kind of encouraging people to celebrate and say, “You know what? I don’t care about the $10,000. I’m going to do this really egregious routine and it won’t cost my team the 15-yard penalty.” You take away the 15-yard penalty, you take Cheap Authentic Jerseys away one of the biggest deterrents. But it will certainly be looser, which I do think it should be.

After being picked by the Cowboys during last week’s NFL Draft, Ryan Switzer is leaving his jersey number pick up to the fans.

The new Dallas wide receiver won’t be able to wear the No. 3 jersey he sported playing in college at North Carolina, so he took to Twitter on Monday asking fans to help him choose a new number he’ll wear professionally.

Switzer, who was selected by Dallas in the fourth round on Saturday, finished his college career at UNC as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (243) and receiving yards (2,903) in addition to holding the ACC record for punt return touchdowns (seven).

The Mets are a frightening mess, so let’s see who we can blame

On Wednesday, Robert Gsellman was awful and his fastball lacked its normal velocity. The Mets lost again, and when everyone woke up on Thursday, Noah Syndergaard couldn’t lift his arm above his head. His start was taken by Matt Harvey, who was noticeably uncomfortable on the mound. After his velocity was down and his command was off, he told reporters that he didn’t know he was pitching until a few hours before the game, and that he had worked out hard the previous day in anticipation of a day off. In that same game, Yoenis Cespedes limped off the field and into a hospital for an MRI.

“The amount of attention being paid is unreal,” ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell said over the phone on Wednesday. “You can say all you want about ‘Stop talking about LaVar Ball, he’ll go away,’ but the people don’t want to stop hearing from him. They secretly love him. He’s an incredible speaker. He’s not a dumb man. As far as media icons go, LaVar Ball is there.”

And while critics and fans alike are quick to proclaim that LaVar Best Place For Cheap Jerseys is hurting his son’s upcoming chances with the NBA, that simply hasn’t proven true. Lonzo’s draft stock as a top-five pick in the 2017 NBA draft is as safe as ever, because at the bottom of all this hoopla is one simple fact: the Balls can, well, ball.

Titans hope Corey Davis is the draft’s best WR. Will small-school talent translate?

Corey Davis was one of the most productive wideouts in college history. The question now is whether his “Tuesday Night MACtion” translates to NFL Sundays.

The Titans bet big on the 6’3 wideout after investing the fifth pick of the 2017 NFL Draft on the WMU Bronco.

In his final three years at Western Michigan, he averaged 88 receptions, 1,446 yards and 15 touchdowns per season. No player in the history of the Mid-American Conference — not even the great Antonio Brown, who attended Central Michigan — has come within 1,000 yards of Davis’ career production.

Davis was one of the nation’s most dynamic receivers last fall, but his biggest games came against opponents not exactly known for their defense. He only had five games with 100-plus receiving yards, versus North Carolina Central, Northern Illinois, Ball State, Buffalo, and Ohio.

“It’s hard in the heat of the moment to know when to pass when you got it Cheap Youth Soccer Jerseys going like that, when to score and Isaiah seems so poised every time,” Al Horford said. “Making the right decision, when to pass the ball, when to shoot it. And you can’t be mad at him because he’s scoring the ball so well when he’s taking shots. He just has that feel.”

The moment belonged to Isaiah Thomas and when the moment was gone, he slipped back into his life as a grieving brother trying to make sense of a senseless tragedy. There will be more moments, and he needs as many of them as he can get right now. They are for him and his sister, who wouldn’t let him quit. It would all be so unbelievable if it wasn’t so real.