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Old 12-02-2019, 06:03 PM
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Danny Kelly of The Ringer released

Earlier this week Youth Philip Rivers Jerseys ,a list of players returning from injury that he believes could help swing the tide of the 2019 NFL season. Quite a few big names were mentioned, including Panthers tight end Greg Olson, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.The first name listed is what should sway Chargers fans to give it a read as Kelly named fourth-year tight end Hunter Henry, as well, in large part due to Adam Schefter’s recent tweet that probably struck a nerve or two for the Chargers’ faithful:Maybe take a second and consider sentence structure? Whew.At any rate, Henry is healthy, wealthy, and hopefully wise. After being cleared to participate in the final game of the Chargers’ season against the Patriots, Henry saw small amount of snaps but was eventually held out once the game got out of hand.If you were anything like me, the injury to Henry was incredibly devastating as he’s been one of my favorite players since he was drafted back in 2016. Aside from Forrest Lamp, he is who I cheer for the most. So you can imagine how awful the last two years have been for me...It also didn’t help that I bought a brand new Philip Rivers Jerseys Stitched , super fresh Hunter Henry jersey ONE WEEK before he went down last May. (insert crying emoji here)Alas, here is what Kelly had to say about the young, dynamic pass-catcher:The Chargers’ dynamic tight end looked poised for a major breakout in 2018 but tore his ACL late in May at the team’s OTAs. That injury effectively robbed Henry of the entire season (he did end up returning to the active roster for L.A.’s playoff loss to the Patriots in the divisional round), but now fully healthy, he’s set up once again for a giant leap forward in 2019.“The 24-year-old has played in 29 career games thus far, notching 81 catches for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s a combo tight end who’s capable of blocking in the run game or creating mismatches in the passing attack; he brings physicality, athleticism, and toughness to the Chargers offense—and with Tyrell Williams (65 targets, 41 catches, five touchdowns) and Antonio Gates (45 targets, 333 yards Youth Melvin Gordon Jerseys , two touchdowns) both gone from the team’s passing attack, there’s going to be no shortage of opportunity for the soon-to-be fourth-year pro. I expect that Philip Rivers will look for him early and often this year.”With so many opportunities left in the wake of Tyrell’s move to Oakland, and the potential for Gates to not be brought back by the team for another season, there’s well over 100 potential targets for Henry to gobble up this year.Just keep your clovers and rabbit’s feet nearby at all times. Ten months ago, the Colts were a laughingstock. They had been spurned by Josh McDaniels. They had misjudged the seriousness of Andrew Luck‘s shoulder injury. They were coming off a disastrous season and looked like they had far too many holes to fill on both sides of the ball to get back to the playoffs.Chris Ballard turned the franchise around, and that’s why he’s PFT’s choice as the NFL’s executive of the year.Ballard got all the big decisions right: He hired Frank Reich as head coach after the embarrassment of the failed McDaniels hiring. He trusted the slow but steady process for getting Luck back on track, and had Luck back on the field and ready to go for the start of the season. He traded down in the draft, picking up three extra second-round picks, and then drafted guard Quenton Nelson, who did outstanding work protecting Luck as a rookie. With his second-round pick, he drafted Darius Leonard, perhaps the best defensive rookie in the NFL this year. The Colts are in the playoffs when few thought they would be Melvin Gordon Jerseys Stitched , and Ballard deserves enormous credit for that.A close second for the executive of the year award would be Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco, who has done an excellent job putting together a team that has stayed together when it easily could have fallen apart, playing in a tiny soccer stadium while functioning as the “other” team in Los Angeles. Telesco’s first-round picks — Derwin James in 2018, Mike Williams in 2017, Joey Bosa in 2016, Melvin Gordon in 2015 — are all playing big roles on this year’s playoff team.Some would argue for Bears General Manager Ryan Pace. He has certainly done good work, taking over a last-place team and building a first-place roster, but there are knocks against him as well. Mitchell Trubisky is developing into a fine quarterback, but Pace traded up to draft Trubisky when he could have stayed put or even moved down and drafted league MVP Patrick Mahomes. The Khalil Mack trade looks like a good move, but the bill hasn’t come due yet: Let’s see how Pace continues replenishing the roster while managing Mack’s big hit on the salary cap, and without the 2019 and 2020 first-round picks he traded away for Mack, before we declare that trade a slam-dunk success. And Pace has still failed to find a good kicker to replace Robbie Gould Youth Joey Bosa Jerseys , whom Pace cut three years ago. None of those issues mean Pace isn’t a good G.M., but they are enough to rank him below Ballard and Telesco.There were people who mocked Ballard last year when he said, “The rivalry is back on,” referring to the Colts losing McDaniels to the Patriots, just as they’ve lost so many big game to the Patriots. Some would say it wasn’t much of a rivalry, as the Patriots so often came out on top. But Ballard has made the Colts legitimate rivals to the Patriots, and legitimate contenders to be the Patriots’ successors as the best team in the AFC.

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