If you look at the Bengals’ roster, it is apparent that they have a type when it comes to defensive ends. They like tall, lean guys who have long arms and can play with power. Will Clarke could very well be the prototype for what they tend to look for.
Gordon is on a little more solid footing now after a bounce back season in 2016, but Oliver looks to be a prime candidate for a third down back role, a la Sproles.
If he can nail down that role and stay healthy this season, I think Oliver will become a big part of the Chargers’ offense. It won’t be easy for him, as a backup, to top his rushing total from 2014, but I’m betting he will be able to best his yards per carry average of 3.6 per. I also expect him to end up with more than the 36 receptions he had that year as well.
Mostly, I’m just pulling for him because Branden Oliver is a great example of why we shouldn’t judge a player by his size, but rather his heart. That’s why he is my choice for the Chargers breakout player of 2017.
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Cheap NBA Jerseys From USA Hard Rock Stadium, will instead be played there in Week 11 on Sunday, November 19, the NFL announced today.
Week 11 was previously an open date for both clubs.
The NFL announced yesterday that in the interest of public safety in light of the continuing state of emergency, the league, in consultation with state and local Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys officials as well as both clubs, would not play an NFL game in South Florida this week.