Ian Woosnam: Golf Hall of Fame spot is ‘long overdue’

Dame Laura Davies’ admission to http://www.packersshop.us.com/Jarrett_Boykin_Jersey the World Golf Hall of Fame is entirely justified but it is impossible to fathom why another great British name continues to be ignored.

What does Ian Woosnam have to do to gain recognition from the Florida-based organisation?

The Welshman was not on the list announced for the ‘Class of 2015′ inductees and it seems his name wasn’t even considered.

At a meeting in Augusta last week the committee chose Davies, Mark O’Meara, David Graham and the legendary architect AW Tillinghast for Hall of Fame status.

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They were picking from a shortlist that didn’t include Woosnam’s name. This is despite the diminutive Welshman being a former world number one from a fine era in the game’s history.

Woosnam has only the one major title – the 1991 Masters – but is among golf’s most prolific winners. In his pomp he was beating the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Sir Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle.

Quite rightly all of that illustrious quartet are in the Hall of Fame, as is Colin Montgomerie, who has no majors but eight European Tour Orders of Merit.

Woosnam won Cheap Johnathan Franklin Jersey the Dutch Seniors Open earlier this month. It took the 56-year-old’s tally of career victories to a handsome 51.

A genuinely global player, he’s triumphed from Augusta to Australia, from Singapore to Scandinavia and many points in between. He is also a winning Ryder Cup captain after his European team won by a record-equalling 18? to 9? points in 2006.

Woosnam must be genuinely puzzled that he has been overlooked yet again. Graham won 38 professional titles and O’Meara has 34 to his name.

Yes, each won two majors but in terms of longevity and impact on the game Woosnam beats both of them.

The image of his celebratory fist pump after holing the winning putt at the Masters endures to this day. It was emblematic of a glorious period for European golf and was one of the most popular wins in the tournament’s history.

“Woosie”, as he’s universally known, has often had the knack of making headlines. Who could forget his despair at discovering the extra driver in his bag at the 2001 Open at Lytham?

His caddie’s error cost him a two-stroke penalty as he led the championship at the start of the final day. Somehow he remained composed enough to finish tied third behind David Duval.

Davies attended an investiture after being made a Dame for services to golf

And the current oversight isn’t just a case of Woosnam being denied due recognition for his superb career.

There are http://www.chargers.us.com/Jeromey_Clary_Jersey golfing implications as well. Hall of Fame membership provides entitlement to play the American Champions Tour.

The Oswestry-born Welshman remains a fine player, as his recent Dutch win shows. If eligible Hall of Famers enjoy unbridled access to the lucrative US circuit, it is wrong that he has been denied a straight pass to the highest level of seniors golf.

His playing achievements should have long since been enough to allow him to avoid attending seniors’ tour school. Aside from Woosnam’s Masters victory he was runner up at the 1989 US Open and twice came third in the Open.

Indeed, the fact that such a career has so far been ignored by the Hall of Fame provides reason to call into question the validity of this automatic exemption for the Champions Tour.

Colin Montgomerie has never won a major championship

These commemorative organisations shouldn’t be a source of playing rights. Their role is to promote and preserve the history of the game.

And, in this regard, it’s not all about results and achievements. Montgomerie is a perfect example; he didn’t win a major but has left an indelible mark on the game.

A hundred years from now, students of golf will want to know about the Scot, one of the most famous figures of this era. It is, after all, a hall of “Fame”.

The same applies when they consider the impact of Laura Davies or the 265 courses designed by Tillinghast.

Those Chargers Lance Alworth Jersey historians should also be pointed in the direction of a little Welshman who’s supreme ball-striking overcame a debilitating back condition to conquer the world in the 1980s and ’90s.

Woosnam is one of the game’s great competitors, a man of charisma and achievement. It is more than an injustice if he continues to be overlooked.

Rams have banged-up secondary for Chiefs

All season, the St. Louis Rams have trusted in http://www.saintsofficialonline.com/ERIK-LORIG-JERSEY-CHEAP.html a young secondary. They could be really young this week.
Cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson are both questionable for Kansas City, and backup Brandon McGee was ruled out Friday with plantar fasciitis, a foot injury that worsened during the week.

Plans are uncertain for St. Louis (2-4), which had three rookies in the defensive backfield at times last week including nickel back Lamarcus Joyner. Rookie E.J. Gaines has been starting in place of Johnson all year, learning on the job, and undrafted Marcus Roberson could step in for Jenkins.

”We’ve got plenty of them, we’re going to line ‘em up and play,” coach Jeff Fisher said Friday after practice. ”Can’t tell you exactly who’s going to play right now, but they’re going to play.”

The Chiefs (3-3) appear to be a good opponent to place extra trust in the kids, since they’re ranked 30th in the NFL in passing with an average of 199.7 yards.

”I’m here now, I’m not really looking in the past,” said Roberson, who left Florida early but wasn’t taken due to injury concerns. ”We’re all in the NFL, we’re professionals and we have to be ready to step up.

”There’s no excuses and that’s pretty much it.”

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has plenty of confidence in Roberson, who’s been diligent off the field.

”He’s in here and we’ve got three secondary coaches,” Williams said. ”He’s a good kid, smart, tough.”

Jenkins injured his right knee in the first half of a victory over Seattle. He finished the game, but has not practiced this week.

Johnson has yet to make his season debut from a knee injury, but was a full participant Friday. He said he was ready and that there was still some stiffness DeAngelo Hall Authentic Jersey the difference from this time a week earlier was ”night and day.”

”With me, it’s time to go out there and make some plays and get some confidence back,” Johnson said. ”It’s all good. Set to go.”

Jenkins, Johnson and safety Rodney McLeod are all in their third season, but only Jenkins has been a full-time starter throughout. Safety T.J. McDonald, who was full go Friday after missing practice Wednesday with a concussion, is in his second year.

”That’s what we’ve built our team off of, young guys that can play,” McLeod said. ”That’s why they’re in this league.”

The Rams built an 18-point lead on the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and hung on to win 28-26 despite getting outgained 463 yards to 272. Seattle ran 68 plays; the Rams just 49.

”We’ve addressed that,” Fisher said. ”We’ll look at doing some, maybe, possibly, some different things.”

Backup offensive lineman Tim Barnes (shoulder) hasn’t practiced all week and also was ruled out.

Kicker Greg Zuerlein (illness) did not practice but is probable. Safety T.J. McDonald, running back Benny Cunningham, wide receiver Kenny Britt, outside linebacker http://www.saintsofficialonline.com/THOMAS-MORSTEAD-JERSEY-CHEAP.html Jo-Lonn Dunbar, guard Rodger Saffold, backup defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks and defensive end William Hayes all were full participants and probable.

Kreider and Jagr traded jersey

New York Rangers refused to give up, even Ryan Griffin Jersey when they faced a two-goal deficit midway through the third period.

The Devils (3-2-1) got power-play goals from Jaromir Jagr, Adam Henrique and Jon Merrill but it wasn’t enough to prevent a third straight defeat. Cory Schneider made 21 saves.

Kreider and Jagr traded power-play goals in the opening period.

New Jersey started strong and pressed the attack during an early power play. Henrique, Mike Cammalleri and Patrik Elias had good scoring chances denied by Lundqvist.
With Jagr in the penalty box for hooking, Kreider buried the rebound of Ryan McDonagh’s point shot at 7:34. It was the Rangers’ first power-play goal of the season, ending an 0-for-17 drought through the first six games.

Kreider was then whistled for hooking, setting the stage for Jagr’s goal at 13:40. Damien Brunner fired a shot that sailed wide right of the net, and bounced off the lively backboards right onto Jagr’s stick. The 42-year-old former Rangers star knocked in his first goal of the season, the 706th of his career.

The Devils’ power play clicked again in Robert Griffin III Jersey the second period when Henrique, playing in his 200th NHL game, made it 2-1.

Jagr set up Henrique, who beat Lundqvist to the short side from the left faceoff dot at 14:55.

The Devils’ special teams play was excellent in the middle period as Elias came close to scoring on a short-handed breakaway.

Merrill added the Devils’ third power-play goal with a blast from the right point 36 seconds into the third period.

New York scored the next two to erase its deficit.
“It’s real good to scrounge your way back and win it in overtime against a good team,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “We just stayed with it.”

Dolphins’ Landry says SEC prepared him for NFL

Rookie receiver Vonta Leach Youth Jersey Jarvis Landry says the NFL’s not much different from the Southeastern Conference, and his rapid progress with the Miami Dolphins suggests he might be right.
The former Louisiana State star was promoted to the first team on the depth chart this week, solidifying his status after he was one of three starting wideouts in the past two games.

Landry’s ascent is especially impressive because receiver was the Dolphins’ deepest position in training camp. Among those he overtook was Brandon Gibson, a six-year veteran with 211 career catches.

”I’m not satisfied,” Landry said. ”I continue to work like somebody is in front of me. Who takes the field first doesn’t matter. It’s about the guy who makes the plays.”

Landry has become that kind of guy. He enters Sunday’s game at Jacksonville ranked second on the team to Mike Wallace with 22 catches for 232 yards, and scored his first career touchdown in Game 5 against Green Bay. Landry has been targeted as often as Brian Hartline, a 1,000-yard receiver each of the past two years and with better results.
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For the Dolphins, who have endured a succession of draft busts in recent years, Landry is a rare rookie. But he came into the NFL confident he could succeed.

”That’s me,” he said. ”That’s one of the edges I play with.”

While Landry benefited from self-assurance, some doubted his speed when the Dolphins took him in the second round. But he has showed explosiveness on kickoff returns with runbacks of 74, 54 and 35 yards, and ranks second in the league with an average D.J. Hayden Authentic Jersey of 31.2 on 15 returns.
Playing for the Dolphins isn’t much different than playing for LSU, Landry said. And that doesn’t surprise him.

”The SEC got me ready for the game speed and the caliber of guys I would face week in and week out,” he said.

Even so, Landry said his rookie season has been an education.

”I’m just always constantly learning and picking up on little things, even from defensive guys,” he said.

Landry was part of the most prolific receiving tandem in LSU history. The other half of that duo, his close friend Odell Beckham Jr., missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury but has three touchdown catches as a rookie with the New York Giants.

”I’ve been talking to him,” Landry said. ”On FaceTime we talk as much as we can about how crazy it has been, and how fun it is. We’re both thankful for the opportunity.”

New teammate Wallace has Louisiana ties, too – he’s a native of New Orleans. He and Landry have quickly bonded.
”That’s my brother, man,” Wallace said. ”We work hard in the weight room. We’ve got to bring the pain to them before they get to us. We’re going to do that throughout the year, try to impose our will.”

Landry said he’s learning to match Wallace’s intensity on game day.

”Us Louisiana boys get a little riled up,” Landry said.

He complements the speedy Wallace with a physical style and willingness to catch the ball in traffic, which has made him effective in the slot.

Over the past three games, Landry has caught 14 of the 17 passes directed his way. Such efficiency has been a boost to the Dolphins (3-3), who have averaged nearly 30 points during that span.

Landry won praise on many fronts from coach Joe Philbin.

”His play speed is really outstanding,” Philbin said Thursday. ”He plays fast. He’s decisive. He’s displayed good hands. He’s dependable. He can go across the middle. There’s a term we like to use: He’s a football player. The opportunities he’s had, he has taken advantage Jerod Mayo Womens Jersey of. We like what he’s done. His upside is good.”

Landry said there’s still room for improvement, and he smiled when asked about his potential.

”As the offense goes, I go,” he said. ”The sky is the limit for the offense. Include me in it.”

Trading Percy Harvin was right move

Former Seattle Seahawks Brad Nortman Jersey wide receiver Sidney Rice, who made an appearance in the team’s locker room Wednesday, said he believes trading Percy Harvin was the right thing to do.
“I was surprised, but at the same time, it may have been the best thing for the team,” Rice said. “It’s tough losing a guy like Percy. He’s one of a kind. The league has never seen a player like Percy Harvin.
“But there are certain things you’ve http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/anaheim-ducks_c-1729.html got to do to get the ball in his hands and it’s tough. It takes away from what this team was built upon and that’s Marshawn Lynch. I think now they will get back on track. I think it will end up being the best thing for both Percy and Seattle. I’m sure there’s no bad blood.”
Rice and Harvin played together in Minnesota in 2009-10 before Rice signed with Seattle in 2011. They were teammates again last season in Seattle.
Rice decided to retire before the start of training camp this season because of numerous injuries over his seven-year career, including several concussions. He missed the second half of the 2013 season after undergoing knee surgery http://www.panthersshop.us.com/Cam_Newton_Jersey and did not get to play in the Super Bowl. However, he was one of the most popular players on the team and was at every practice and game down the stretch last year.
Rice now owns five Wingstop restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. He had a message for his buddies, who are a surprising 3-3.
“I just told them to keep up their pace and get back to Seahawks football,” Rice said. “If they do, they’ll be back to where we were last year.
“This is a week-by-week game and http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/chicago-blackhawks_c-1709.html it’s a tough sport. Everybody is going to give their best shot to this team coming off the Super Bowl win. They have a target on their back. But losing two in a row is not a big deal. They still have a lot of football to play and the main focus now in on the [NFC West] division.”

Only greatness will do for J.J. Watt

HOUSTON — He walks in, the best defensive http://www.officialushockey.com/jussi-jokinen-jersey football player on the planet, and takes a seat in a small media workroom inside NRG Stadium.

J.J. Watt is wearing Houston Texans gear and white sneakers with “Mega Watt” scribbled in red on the back. He puts his iPhone, sans a case, in his lap, clasps his massive hands together, looks at the floor and then raises his head, his icy blue eyes ablaze, his chiseled face expressionless.

“I owe you a huge apology,” I say, taking a seat an arm’s length away from him. “I’m very sorry.”

Watt didn’t ask for an explanation.

“That’s all right,” he says.

No, it isn’t.

Watt and I had never sat down for a one-on-one interview before last week. We spoke once by phone midway through his second year in the NFL, in 2012. By that time, Watt had convinced his defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, that he could take calculated risks on the football field because he had the talent, the work ethic and the drive to make them work. And Phillips had figured out that not only did Watt see the field better than any defender he had ever coached, but Watt played the defensive end position better than anyone, too.

The end of the 2011 regular season had been Watt’s coming-out party, and the playoffs were his confirmation. His 2012 season ranks among the greatest ever by a defensive player: 20.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed, a team-high 107 tackles, 39 tackles for loss, 42 quarterback hits, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.

“He had the best year anybody’s ever had,” said Phillips, who during 37 seasons in the NFL coached Reggie White, Bruce Smith and DeMarcus Ware in their primes. “You put in tackles, assists, tackles for loss, hits on the quarterback, knockdowns and sacks, he had everything.”

Only one of the 50 media members who voted for the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award didn’t vote for Watt.

It was Nick Bonino Ducks Jersey a huge mistake. Several weeks before the votes were due, I’d written a column on Denver linebacker Von Miller and how he should win the award over Watt and San Francisco’s Aldon Smith. Last week, I explained to Watt that in my attempt not to be a hypocrite, I’d made a regrettable decision that cost Watt becoming the unanimous choice for the award.

“I understand,” Watt said.

“It’s really bothered me,” I said.

“No worries,” Watt said. “I appreciate it. Thank you.”

“It was a great season you had,” I said.

“Thank you very much,” Watt said, his shoulders and expression relaxing. “[Miller] had one, too.”

Last Wednesday night, the 67-year-old former coach sat in the newsroom of Comcast SportsNet in downtown Houston, his white hair a striking contrast to the black sport coat he wore. Having been fired after the Texans went 2-14 last season, Phillips is filling the void of not coaching this season by talking football on local television and radio.

That Watt is dominating again comes as no surprise.

“And to top it off,” Phillips said, “now he’s scoring touchdowns.”

Scoring a touchdown is a defensive player’s dream. Texans nose tackle Ryan Pickett has started 175 games during his 14-year NFL career and not once sniffed the end zone. Watt has been there three times this season alone.

“It’s crazy,” Pickett said. “It’s like he’s always in the right spot at the right time.”

Watt’s first touchdown came on an offensive play new coach Bill O’Brien installed in training camp. Watt, who played tight end for one season at Central Michigan before transferring to Wisconsin, had unsuccessfully lobbied previous head coach Gary Kubiak to design an offensive play for him.

When http://www.officialredsoxproshop.com/WOMENS-JOHN-LACKEY-JERSEY.html O’Brien did, Watt thought he was joking. Then O’Brien called the play during the Texans’ opening drive at Oakland in Week 2. On second-and-goal from the Raiders’ 1-yard line, Watt lined up left of tackle, pushed one defender at the goal line and faded into the back left side of the end zone. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick found Watt uncovered. Touchdown. The Texans won 30-14.

“It’s pretty cool,” Watt said. “It’s pretty neat to be able to help the team in different ways.”

The problem for the Devils jersey

The was they Louis Nix Blue Jersey were down 3-0, with Patrick Marleau pushing the lead to three with a hard shot on a counter attack early in the third period that hit off Schneider’s arm at 1:36.

“Obviously, we have to do a few things better at the end, things that we would like to do better,” Pavelski said. “We would hopefully get a 3-0 win in a game like this.”

Pavelski and Couture had scored on the power play late in the first and second periods, respectively.

Pavelski, who has goals in two of the last three games, got the Sharks on the board with 2:07 left in the first period, beating Schneider from in close after collecting the rebound of a Couture shot from the right circle.
Couture got his first goal of the season with 2:08 remaining in the second period. Pavelski sent a pass from the right point to Marleau behind the red zone and he found Couture alone in front.Cory Schneider had 21 saves before being lifted at 3:25 of the third after Ward’s shot from the blue line caromed off the end boards, hit Schneider and went in, making it 5-2 on the Capitals second goal in a span of 2:29.

“We felt good about our chances going into the third period (down 3-2) and then they got a good break on the fourth one, and then obviously the fifth one,” Schneider said. “It’s all on me and it just really took the wind out of our sails.”

Mike Cammalleri had an assist, giving him points in each of his first four games with the Devils.

Burakovsky, Washington’s first-round draft choice in 2013, has points in each of his first four games.

Johansson put the Capitals ahead 3-2 Mike Tolbert Jersey at 6:18 of the second period when he took a pass from Brooks Laich and wristed a shot past Schneider from the slot.

New Jersey hadn’t trailed in its three previous games, but the Capitals took a 1-0 lead just 34 seconds in.

Schneider made a kick save on a shot by Brouwer, but Ovechkin got the rebound and sent a high wrist shot in for his fifth goal in his last three games.

Severson tied it at 10:15 with a blast from the right point.
Brown put the Capitals back on top less than a minute later, but Severson evened it again late in the period, again from the right point.

It might be time for Aaron Rodgers to admit the Packers’ offense is rolling

GREEN BAY, Wis. — With http://www.packersshop.us.com/Jamari_Lattimore_Jersey time to reflect, Aaron Rodgers may see this stretch of football — one that has all sorts of historical milestones that we’ll get too soon enough – as one of the finest of his career.

But late Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, who last week insisted the offense he directs still was not humming along as he would like, remained unwilling to concede that much has changed.

Who knows what it will take to get Rodgers to acquiesce, but apparently this kind of start to a game — touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, punt, touchdown, punt, touchdown — in Sunday’s 38-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers apparently did not satisfy his criteria.

At least he was willing to give an inch or two this week.

“I think we’re getting closer,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers wants Don Barclay Packers Jersey more yards (the Packers managed 363 on Sunday) and more opportunity (they ran just 56 offensive plays). But here’s why it might be time for Rodgers to admit this offense is rolling: For the first time this season, it resembled days like in 2011, when Rodgers was in the midst of his MVP season and had a smorgasbord of options in the passing game.

In Sunday’s dismantling of the Panthers, Rodgers’ 19 completions were spread amongst nine different players, a season high. That’s in contrast to three times this season, including last week’s game at Miami, when Rodgers completed passes to just five different players.

In 2011, Rodgers had seven games in which he completed passes to at least nine different players. Last season, it happened once, and it came against the Philadelphia Eagles when Rodgers was a spectator because of his collarbone injury.

“Back in ’11, I feel like we spread it around a little more,” said Rodgers, who was 19-of-22 for 255 yards with three touchdowns on Sunday. “We’ve had a lot of targets for Jordy [Nelson] and Randall [Cobb] this year, so we’ve tried the last four games to find ways to move those guys around and get them positive matchups.”

This wasn’t just the Jordy Nelson show, although the NFL’s receiving yardage leader entering the week still managed four catches for 80 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown (his fourth straight game with a score).

Five different http://www.chargers.us.com/King_Dunlap_Jersey Packers scored touchdowns, including rushing touchdowns by Eddie Lacy and James Starks (who combined for 99 yards on 19 carries). When Rodgers also can include Cobb (six catches for 121 yards and his eighth touchdown of the season) and Davante Adams (who had a 21-yard touchdown catch) plus completions to two different tight ends, it qualifies as offensive diversity.

“Everybody got involved,” said Cobb, who has matched his career high for touchdown passes in just seven games. “We were able to move the ball really well. Just drive after drive, able to capitalize and put points on the board. At the end of the day, that’s the kind of offense we want to be, continue to be. We ran the ball well, we passed the ball well. Everything was open for us.”

Had Rodgers not sailed a ball over tight end Richard Rodgers’ head in the end zone on his final throw of the game late in the third quarter, he would have finished with four touchdown passes and a passer rating of 157.6 (on a scale in which 158.3 is the max). Still, he finished with just two other incompletions, and a harsh grader might consider both of them drops. When he gave way to Matt Flynn in the fourth quarter, Rodgers’ final rating of 154.5 was the second-best mark of his career.

For the fourth straight game (all wins for the 5-2 Packers) he threw at least three touchdowns without an interception. Only Tom Brady (in 2007) has done that in a season.

He ran his streak of consecutive passes without an interception to 192, his career high and the second-best total in team history behind Bart Starr (294, 1964-65).

All of it is starting to feel like 2011, when Rodgers was on the best roll of his career.

“I’ll say this about Authentic Marcus Gilchrist Jersey Aaron: Aaron is a much better today than he was in 2011,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “His responsibility level has increased a lot since then. So, what he does during the course of the week, during the course of the game, at the line of scrimmage, the communication between Alex Van Pelt and myself, he is, in my opinion, watching him grow throughout his career, he’s clearly a better player.”

Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to 4-year extension

Jeremy Kerley always figured he’d stay right where he is.
The New York Jets made sure the reliable wide Ronde Barber Womens Jersey receiver didn’t go anywhere, signing Kerley to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Kerley, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011 out of TCU, was due to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

”I love being a Jet and I consider myself a lifetime Jet,” Kerley recently told The Associated Press. ”I’m not worried about all of that. That will all take care of itself.”

The team did not immediately disclose financial terms.

”To have an extension and play four more years here, it’s a blessing,” Kerley told the team’s official website Tuesday. ”It’s a relief off my shoulders and really off my family’s shoulders.”
The move came three days after the Jets completed a stunning deal to acquire wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.

Kerley, 25, has led the Jets in receptions the past two seasons despite missing a few games with injuries. He has 22 catches for 201 yards and a touchdown this year. He could have more, though, making two terrific catches earlier this season – that didn’t count.

Against Green Bay in Week 2, his jaw-dropping 37-yard touchdown catch on a fourth-down play with just over 5 minutes left was wiped out by an ill-timed, last-second timeout by the Jets, who lost 31-24.

Eight days later, with the Jets trailing Chicago by eight and driving for a potential tying score on fourth-and-5 from the 9, Kerley fought off safety Brock Vereen and snagged the football in the end zone – but landed just out of bounds.

He also had a 9-yard TD catch at New England last Thursday called back because of a holding penalty on guard Oday Aboushi.

Kerley has seen his role diminish in recent weeks with just seven catches in New York’s past four games, but remains one of the league’s top receivers on third-down plays and ranks first on the team with 45 targets.

His versatility – he can line up on the outside, in the slot, run the occasional wildcat play and return punts – could have made him an attractive target in free agency during the offseason.

While Harvin’s acquisition could potentially take some plays away from Kerley, the Jets didn’t want to lose a player who has developed good chemistry with quarterback Geno Smith.

The trio of Kerley, Harvin and Eric Decker, all of whom are different types of receivers, gives the 1-6 Jets a solid foundation for this season and the future at a position that has recently been a huge question mark.

In his three-plus http://www.coltsfootballprostore.com/DQWELL-JACKSON-JERSEY-CHEAP.html seasons, Kerley has 150 catches for 1,865 yards and seven touchdowns. He has also rushed for 84 yards and has a 10.3-yard career punt return average.

The Jets have several other key players due to become free agents after the season who, like Kerley, could be in line for extensions, including defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, linebacker David Harris and nose tackle Damon Harrison.

The win was the fourth jersey

The win was the fourth in five games Bernard Pierce Kids Jersey for the Sharks (4-0-1), but they had to sweat this one out after allowing a 3-0 lead to shrink to a goal with just under 8 minutes to play.

“We’re winning games, but we’re not playing well,” Couture said. “We end up scrambling around at the end. I won’t say panic, but we have to do a better job. We’re giving up goals late. But wins in this league are hard to come by. We knew the schedule coming in and we knew it was going to be tough. It’s good to win on the road and it’s good to have this kind of start.”

The Sharks put this one away because Niemi made three big saves down the stretch and Joe Thornton iced the game with an empty net goal — his 1,200th NHL.

“We made a couple of good power plays and made them stand up,” Thornton said. “We’re looking real good right now. We have a group of positive guys and we’re getting really good goaltending right now. We have a group of loose guys who get along well. Things are good. A lot of teams are trying to find themselves early on. We’re still looking for our identity as a team right now. We’ve been on the road a lot of games and doing a real good job.”
Joe Pavelski added a goal and an assist and Patrick Marleau had the other goal for San Jose, which has picked up nine of a possible 10 points, losing only in a shootout to the New York Islanders.

The Sharks, who are playing 16 of their first 21 games on the road, were cruising with a three-goal lead when Mike Cammalleri and Adam Henrique gave the sellout crowd of 16,592 something to cheer about, scoring in a 4:10 span to pull within one with 7:50 to play.

Niemi made the lead stand with excellent stops on Cammalleri, Henrique and Damien Brunner before Thornton scored his first goal of the season with 1:14 remaining.
Cory Schneider made 28 saves for the Devils in their home opener, including a glove stop on a penalty shot by Tommy Wingels with 3:44 to play and the New Jersey down a goal.

“We had our chances, even in the second period we had our chances,” Devils forward Jaromir Jagr said. “They scored twice on the power play and we didn’t. I don’t think they outplayed us.”

Niemi, who has won all three of his starts, stopped the Devils’ first 27 shots before Cammalleri beat him with a shot from the right circle with 12 minutes to play. Henrique tallied with a pin-ball shot off a defender.
The problem for the Devils was they were down 3-0, with Patrick Marleau pushing the lead to three with a hard shot on a counter attack early in the third period that hit off Schneider’s arm at 1:36.