Mitchell Trubisky: Hopefully I make people eat their words

Mitchell Trubisky plays in the same division with Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford. Rodgers has won two league MVP awards and a Super Bowl MVP; Stafford is a former No. 1 overall draft choice who has passed for more than 4,000 yards seven consecutive seasons; and Cousins signed a three-year, $84 million fully guaranteed deal with the Vikings.
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Trubisky, the second overall pick in 2017, played 724 snaps in 12 starts as a rookie. He threw seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

He believes in himself and his ability to lead the Bears back into contention, even if no one outside the organization does.

If it’s not the first game, it’s the second game, Trubisky said. If it’s not the second game, it’s the third game. If it’s not this year, it’s next year. But I do believe it’ll be this year.

Chances are that the Jaguars won’t go 16-0, but Jackson’s thoughts are more in line with outside opinions about the team than they were last year. That’s why one of head coach Doug Marrone’s final messages for the team this spring is that they won’t take anyone by surprise and why the team will have to do even more to meet expectations this time around.

You do see the difference in the interest, a dramatic difference, Riley said. I’d say in all the years at Texas Tech, all the years at East Carolina and the first couple years here, I had a true football discussion with maybe one NFL team. The interest in people reaching out to do that has changed a lot. And that’s probably due to some of the players we had, and how much they were studied.

But also, you see what’s going on around the league, and offensively, it’s trending a lot more towards what you see on Saturdays.

What have they picked up? Well, Riley was careful to say that he’s gotten as much as he’s Wesley Walker Jersey given: As long as there’s been ball, Ozzie Guillen Authentic Jersey coaches have shared with guys they trust or guys where they feel like they can get something out of it as well. But there’s no question that NFL people have benefited from these visits, and in a few very clear ways.

Making the most of your time. That whole thing about making the easy look hard? It’s especially important in an era when NFL coaches’ time with players is limited, a dynamic college coaches have dealt with forever under the NCAA’s 20-hour rule.

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DENVER Paul Goldschmidt keeps providing souvenirs at Coors Field. What killed the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night wasn’t his second straight two-homer game but a soft dribbler back to the mound by pinch-hitter Ketel Marte that keyed Arizona’s 12-7 comeback win.
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Amir Garrett allowed an unearned run in the sixth and Michael Lorenzen pitched a perfect seventh before Jared Hughes pitched the eighth and ninth for his fourth save.

Billy made some insane plays, Hughes said. I gave him the game ball and a big hug. It was unbelievable. I’m so happy he’s on my team..

The Reds scored five runs on just four hits in 3 2/3 innings against Martinez (3-3), who was making his second start since coming off the disabled list with a strained back muscle. He issued a season-high seven walks, one short of tying his career high, while hitting a batter and uncorking a wild pitch on ball four that allowed Hamilton to go from first to third. Martinez has 12 walks in 7 2/3 innings over his last two starts.

I couldn’t find the strike zone with my breaking ball or my cutter, Martinez said. I was missing a lot. It was a little bit frustrating. I was really close. I never lost my focus. I was trying to compete.

Manziel had a solid preseason finale, and will back up Jeremiah Masoli when the regular season begins Saturday.

You saw him out there. He’s still a little rusty, Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said, via the Associated Press. But he’s a competitor. He knows what’s going on. He’s seeing what’s going Wesley Walker Youth Jersey on. He’s able to execute real quickly. You guys can see what Andreas Borgman Jersey he can do. He can make a difference. I think he’s going to be a very good player in this league.

In his final preseason game, Manziel was 12-of-20 for 88 yards and a touchdown, though he took a number of hard shots which he expected.

By no means is it perfect, or close to perfect, but there are some flashes, things I know and feel comfortable with, Manziel said. There are things that I should hit on the field that I missed today. That’s just part of trying to get better and get back in a feel of playing ball every day, week in and week out. Any time I’m getting in and getting reps and getting a chance to take live reps like today, that’s a positive day.