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Date d'inscription: 16-07-2019
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cam Newton's unique fashion choices

remain exciting.Everything else about the Carolina Panthers looks stale.Unable to come up with big plays down the stretch again Jarvis Landry Jersey , the reeling Panthers suffered their fifth straight loss, a 26-20 setback to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that puts a major dent in Carolina's playoff hopes. Afterward, Newton, stylish as usual in a hat and tailored gray, three-piece suit adorned with a yellow rose on his lapel, uncomfortably answered questions about Carolina's collapse."It's extremely frustrating to come up short each and every week with similar settings and not be able to push through," said Newton, who passed for 265 yards and a touchdown but had two bad throws late in the fourth quarter. "I wish I had the words to say, but I don't. In this league, that's what it always comes down to: finding ways to keep the game close."We just haven't found a way to win."The Panthers (6-7) are plummeting. They have three games left, but two are against the New Orleans Saints (11-2), who clinched the NFC South with a 28-14 win over Tampa Bay.Carolina was unable to put away the Browns (5-7-1), who scored nine points in the fourth quarter and overcame their own costly mistakes.It's back to the drawing board for the Panthers and coach Ron Rivera, who was already feeling the heat and is in real danger of losing his job. Rivera shook up his coaching staff last week, pulling defensive play-calling duties away from coordinator Eric Washington, firing defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura.Those moves came after Rivera's meeting with owner David Tepper and general manager Marty Hurney, who may want to have another discussion with him.The Browns completed a 66-yard pass on their first play, and gashed Carolina's defense for plays of 51, 51, 29, 28 and 15 yards. Even Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry got loose for a long run.But the Panthers' biggest problem has been their inability to win close games. They've dropped their part four by a combined 17 points."We felt like we were going to win today," defensive end Julius Peppers said. "We felt like we were going to win last week. We feel like we are going to win every game. It is not for a lack of confidence. It is just a lack of execution."With the Panthers trailing 26-20, Newton, who has been bothered by a sore right shoulder for several weeks, dinked and dunked his way to Cleveland's 3-yard line with 3:25 left.After a run by D.J. Moore was stopped for no gain, Newton underthrew Curtis Samuel in the right corner of the end zone on third down.Then, on fourth down, Newton, facing some pressure up the middle, overthrew Jarius Wright in the back of the end zone on what would end up being Carolina's last real chance.The Panthers got the ball back with 1:04 left, but Newton missed wide receiver Devin Funchess and was intercepted by Browns safety Damarious Randall.Newton accepted responsibility for his mistakes, but said the Panthers as a whole aren't doing enough to win.Carolina had earlier chances to score, but a false start led to a field goal instead of a touchdown and the Panthers had the ball for just 24 seconds in one series in the third before punting."Those opportunities slip through our grasp and find ways to come back and bite us Genard Avery Color Rush Jersey ," Newton said. "Early on in the second half, we had opportunities, favorable field position, and we just have to find ways to score points, touchdowns, preferably. Now everyone goes to shuffling, running around with their heads cut off and panicking at the end of the game."We should've done the hard work when we had opportunities. It's just a detriment to everyone. I'm going to do my part. I'm starting with myself. We all put ourselves in this situation. There's no one person to blame. We just have to keep moving forward."Newton quickly dismissed a question about whether he would rest his sore shoulder.Times are tough, but he's not quitting."We're in a position where we're done with the cliché sayings," he said. "It just comes down to us doing our job. That's pretty much what it is, in all three phases of football. Even though coach can get up and motivate us, we can get up, scream and holler, it just comes down to us doing our job." BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett interrupted linebacker Joe Schobert's interview session and then took his place at the podium — shirtless.Pro Bowlers can do whatever they want.The former No. 1 overall pick earned his first — and probably not his last — Pro Bowl selection on Tuesday, a personal accomplishment the dominating defensive end said is merely the initial stage of his journey toward greatness. "It's nice," he said. "Step one of many steps to come."And then?"Step two? All-Pro," he said. "Step three? Defensive player of the year. Step four, win it all."Closing in on Cleveland's team record for sacks in a season, Garrett was acknowledged for his strong second season along with Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward, the No. 4 pick this year who has quickly become one of the game's top players at a premium position.While two of the Browns' most unassuming, soft-spoken players, Garrett and Ward can be fearsome together."It can only get better with time. The sky is the limit for us on defense," Garrett said. "I feel like the more time we have to grow and mesh together, we'll be able to really terrify some quarterbacks."The pair work in concert as Garrett's eye-popping quickness off the snap — he has 12½ sacks this season and 19½ in 25 games — can influence a quarterback to make a quick decision while Ward's ability to cover some of the NFL's top receivers makes QBs hang onto the ball, giving Cleveland's linemen and blitzing linebackers more chances to get sacks.The kind of 1-2 punch Garrett and Ward deliver can be devastating."Today's NFL is a passing game, so to have a bookend defensive end who can get after the quarterback, get a lot of sacks or make him hurry throws and having a corner who can go and make plays on the balls when they're in the air, it works hand in hand," said Schobert, Cleveland's lone Pro Bowler last season."If corners are shutting down the passing and the quarterback is holding it longer, you know Myles is going to get there. If Myles is pressuring the quarterback and he's going to be forced to make some hurried throws, you know our secondary is going to be able to take advantage of it."You've seen that this season."And now that the Browns (6-7-1) are winning, they're being rewarded.Along with Garrett and Ward being voted as Pro Bowlers https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Austin-Corbett-Jersey , Cleveland, which had several other players named alternates, including guard Joel Bitonio (first alternate), rookie running back Nick Chubb (second), punter Britton Colquitt (second), receiver Jarvis Landry (third), right guard Kevin Zeitler and rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield (fourth).Mayfield, who is more accustomed to winning bigger honors, was not impressed by his recognition."What am I? The fourth alternate?" Mayfield said with a playful smirk. "Until the other three get sick or do not want to play, I am not going in. No, it is not that good."For Ward, the Pro Bowl further validated his selection by Browns general manager John Dorsey, who raised some eyebrows when he snagged the former Ohio State standout so high. He had been expected to go later in the first round, but Dorsey saw something in Ward that quickly became apparent to his teammates.Ward has three interceptions, 11 passes defensed, 48 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 12 games. He returned to practice Wednesday after missing two games with a concussion."In the beginning of the year, people tried to test him early on," Mayfield said. "But he made a lot of plays. Yeah, he has been a little banged up, but he has been that guy all year. People just are not testing him as much as they used to. They have seen that he is able to make plays. He is comfortable. I just think that where he is at in our defense, he is in the right spot at the right time because he is doing his job at a high level. He is instinctive, and he obviously makes plays."Ward credited his teammates with getting him the early accolades. But the humble 21-year-old didn't want to take too much credit for Garrett's success."I feel I helped him a little bit, just covering up guys," he said. "Myles is already a freak of nature, so he's going to do his job and get to the quarterback whether I was here or not."NOTES: With the Bengals coming to town, Mayfield said nothing has changed in his relationship with former Browns coach Hue Jackson. When the Browns won in Cincinnati last month, Mayfield gave Jackson a cold shoulder following the game and later called him "fake." "I said what I said. It is another week. We have to hit the reset button," said Mayfield, who wouldn't comment on whether he has reached out to Jackson since their previous meeting.

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