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05.12.2018 03:44
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The New York Giants have reportedly made a move along their offensive line Cheap Eli Manning Jersey , adding former Detroit Lions offensive tackle Brian Mihalik to their practice. Dan Duggan of The Athletic had the news first.Let’s get to know Mihalik.Mihalik was a defensive end at Boston CollegeHe compiled 8.5 sacks, 4.5 as a senior, and 16 tackles for loss, while playing for the Eagles.He got drafted by the “other” EaglesThe Philadelphia Eagles drafted Mihalik in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft, 237th overall, as a defensive end.“The Eagles drafted him to play 3-4 two-gapping DE,” Brandon Lee Gowton of SB Nation’s Bleeding Green Nation told me. “Really athletic guy but he didn’t show anything and then got cut.”Apparently, that’s when his switch to offense startedCurrent Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was an Eagles assistant at the time. This is what he told reporters Thursday about Mihalik:“I was with Brian back in Philly, actually, and he’s played a little bit in the NFL and we like him, so we just added him to the practice squad,” said Shurmur, who was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator when Mihalik was drafted. “We’re always looking to make changes and get better so, this is a guy that we like.”He’s crazy-athleticThis is a 6-foot-9, 315-pound athletic freak. It’s why curious NFL teams keep giving him chances.Steelers and LionsSince the Eagles cut him, Mihalik has done two stints each with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions since the Eagles cut him in 2015. Mihalik started two games at left tackle for the Lions last season. He appeared in 15 games total, and played at least some offensive snaps in five of those. In 192 snaps overall, his Pro Football Focus grade was 52.1 (66.9 run/37.5 pass). He surrendered two sacks and a total of 15 pressures in 125 pass-blocking snaps, that’s a pressure every 8.3 snaps.“He played spot duty a couple times last season when the Lions needed him, and he played adequately,” Jeremy Reisman of SB Nation’s Pride of Detroit told me. “As you’d expect for a defensive convert , his mechanics and technique are lacking, but he’s one of the most athletic offensive tackles in the league.”Where does he fit?Don’t think right away that this guy can replace Ereck Flowers at right tackle. As Shurmur indicated above, the 26-year-old is still learning the offensive tackle position. Given a couple of weeks to learn the offense, though, I don’t think it would be surprising at all if Mihalik eventually finds his way to the 53-man roster.The Giants cut LB Calvin MunsonMunson, who played 14 games for the Giants last season, was cut by the team at the end of the preseason and then re-signed to the practice squad. Here is what that 10-man unit looks like now:— WR Jawill Davis— TE Garrett Dickerson— LB Ukeme Eligwe— CB Grant Haley— RB Robert Martin— OLB Avery Moss— RB Jhurell Pressley— WR Alonzo Russell— OT Victor Salako— OT Brian MihalikWeek 4 NFL picks, predictions against the point spread For Sunday, use this for your non-Giants games open thread.After a good start to the season, two losing weeks have not been fun. There were a lot of weird games last week, so this week will maybe help show if some of those were just flukes or if we were wrong about some teams over the first two weeks of the season. Remember these picks are strictly for fun and entertainment purposes and please for your sake do not take these picks as gambling advice. Lines used here come from the Westgate Las Vegas via OddsShark. Home team in CAPS.Minnesota (+7) over RAMSThe Rams are probably the best team in the league — they’re first in DVOA and point differential — and the Vikings just did鈥?I don’t know what the Vikings just did against the Bills. But this is a weird Thursday night game, the Rams will be without Aqib Talib and possibly Marcus Peters at cornerback. Against Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, that’s no bueno. Minnesota might also have a defense that can hang with the Rams offense. I’d still probably pick the Rams to win, but seven points is a lot.UPDATE: there were a lot of points here, but it ended up as a draw against the spread. 0-0-1 for the week.Philadelphia (-4) over TENNESSEETennessee might be the weirdest team in the league. They lose a crazy marathon game to the Dolphins in Week 1, then beat the Texans by barely throwing the ball, then beat the Jaguars in a game with almost no points that saw their injured starting quarterback play significantly more than the backup who started the game. Despite all that, Titans are still just 24th in DVOA and the Eagles are better in just about every way. GREEN BAY (-9.5) over BuffaloWhat the hell, Buffalo? There was a point it felt we had to adjust stats for teams that played against the Bills, then they go and blow out the Vikings. But still, we have a two-game sample of the Bills being the worst team in the league and one being very opportunistic. Outside of Tre’Davious White Cheap Sterling Shepard Jersey , the Buffalo defense has been a disappointment and it’s not going to take much more than that to pick Aaron Rodgers by a lot in this game.Detroit (+3) over DALLASThe Dallas offense is pitiful, there’s really no way around it. Even with the lack of receivers, the offense should be better than this. Detroit maybe figured out a winning formula against New England and there’s little to suggest they won’t be able to take advantage of whatever is going on in Dallas right now.CHICAGO (-3) over Tampa BayThere hasn’t been a better defense in the league so far than the Chicago Bears. There have been few better offenses than the Buccaneers. The one way to slow down Ryan Fitzpatrick (if he’s the starter) is to force him into turnovers and that’s something the Bears can do. Chicago matches up really well on that side of the ball, which will be important while they still figure out what they can and can’t do on offense.Jets (+7.5) over JACKSONVILLEDominating New England and then not being able to do anything against Tennessee is quite the two-week stretch for Jacksonville. The Jaguars defense should be able to handle the Jets’ offense, but the Jets are second in defensive DVOA and second in special teams DVOA, which could keep this game closer than some (the line) would anticipate.NEW ENGLAND (-6.5) over MiamiThe Patriots can have slow Septembers, even though this feels like one of the slowest of the Brady-Belichick era. Still, it’s the Brady-Belichick era and expecting back-to-back letdown games from New England is expecting lightning to strike twice. Miami is surprisingly top-10 in all three phases of the game by DVOA, but even with that it’s hard to pick against the Pats.INDIANAPOLIS (-1) over Houston炉\_(銉?_/炉Cincinnati (+5.5) over ATLANTAThe Bengals offense can put up points. So can the Falcons offense. But the Cincinnati defense has a much bigger advantage over the Atlanta defense as currently constructed. It feels weird to say, but don’t be surprised if the Bengals can hang in a potential shootout with the Falcons.Seattle (-3) over ARIZONAIt’s Josh Rosen time, which is nice. But unless the Cardinals have figured out they need to completely change the structure of the offense along with the quarterback, there’s not a lot of immediate hope for an instant improvement. As much as the Seahawks have changed over personnel on defense, they still rank sixth in defensive DVOA through three weeks.Cleveland (+2.5) over OAKLANDAll aboard the Baker train. Oakland is 31st in defensive DVOA, nearly the perfect defense for Mayfield to make his first start. He was so calm and collected against the Jets and a full week of prep for him as the starter can absolutely yield great results.CHARGERS (-10) over San FranciscoAs much as the Chiefs and Buccaneers have gotten talked about as the top offense, no team has gained 20 or more yards on a higher percentage of their offensive plays than the Chargers. San Francisco has some injuries on defense and will be starting C.J. Beathard at quarterback. That’s really all you need to know.New Orleans (-3.5) over GIANTSThere’s going to be a lot written about this game (and already has) on this site. So I’ll make this brief: it’s hard to imagine the Giants winning a potential shootout here. Baltimore (+3) over PITTSBURGHThe Ravens have a top-5 defense and an offense that’s been much more passable than it has in the past. Pittsburgh can still put up the yards and points with the best of them, but the defense hasn’t been able to stop anyone through the first three weeks of the season. With the quarterback selections recently, we’re moving toward a time when the AFC North matchups are going to be more Big 12 than 1980’s. How this game plays out could be a good test in how close we are to that.Kansas City (-5.5) over DENVERKansas City is scoring on 53 percent of their offensive drives. They’re also allowing scores on 48 percent of their opponents’ drives, but 53 > 48. Everything about the Kansas CIty offense has been perfect so far. It’s spread out to give Patrick Mahomes open reads and he’s good enough to take advantage of them. It’s more than enough for the Chiefs to have the advantage every time they get themselves into a shootout, which has been just about every game this season.Last week: 6-10Season: 19-27-2

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