That level of confidence matched up with a guy with that much talent can be a beautiful thing

I know most of the focus will be on the young guns on the defensive front, first-round picks like Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, and Solomon Thomas. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Lynch ends up being the one who leads the team in sacks this season.

It might be a year late, but Lynch is going to have his jump in production this season. He’s in shape, his technique is sharp, and his athletic ability is still very obvious. That should equal to one hell of a year. That’s why I picked Aaron Lynch as the 49ers’ breakout player.

Veteran left tackle Joe Thomas said not long ago that he didn’t believe Kizer was ready to be the starter, and according to Mary Kay Cabot of, Kizer agrees.

“He’s been in the NFL since I’ve been in seventh grade, so whatever he says is probably pretty accurate,” Kizer said.

But Thomas changed his tune.

“Everyone always asks me about quarterbacks,” Thomas said via Cabot. “I always say I don’t really know anything about quarterbacks, and I proved it in this case. So I’m sure he’ll get a laugh out of that maybe.”

Hue Jackson believes Kizer is ready, so Kizer will get his shot. The franchise rebuilt its defensive line this offseason and has already quietly pieced together one of the best offensive Cheap Qld School Basketball Jerseys lines in football. Washington is deep with weapons at receiver even after losing Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, especially if it can keep star tight end Jordan Reed on the field. An effective Cheap Pirates Jerseys offense was brutally bad in the red zone last season, which is essentially a fluke; with some regression toward the mean, Washington could win a lot of shootouts.

Rafael Devers is the youngest Red Sox player to hit a home run since Tony Conigliaro

Rafael Devers made his first appearance in the majors during Boston’s Tuesday game against the Mariners, but he didn’t notch a hit. On Wednesday he more than made up for it by making his first major league hit a home run.

Not only a home run, but a 427-foot shot straight out to center field to increase the Sox’s lead against Seattle in what turned out to be a much-needed win.

This isn’t to make fun of Perez for being slow. All catchers are relatively slow, and they take a beating behind the plate. Catchers accounted for just 2.75 percent of all major league steals entering play Thursday.

Perez has been an iron man of sorts, regularly atop the league leaders in defensive innings behind the plate, so his body takes more of a beating than most. In 2014-15, he set a major league record for most innings caught in a two-year span.

Maybe Perez, who made his fifth consecutive All-Star team this year, is just selective about when he chooses to unleash his speed. He is 3-for-3 in his career in stolen base Cheap Pirates Jerseys attempts, so he’s Cheap Packer Jerseys doing something right.

But Thursday’s swipe of second base was even more rare, given that Fulmer has only allowed six stolen bases in 45 career starts. So we had an iron man catcher on base after getting plunked, with a pitcher on the mound who’s hard to steal against. Of course Perez was going to steal second base.