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t is clear Chris Ashton means business when scoring tries is not at the forefront of his mind. He has 36 to date in the European Rugby Champions Cup and can eclipse Authentic Bucks Youth Jersey Vincent Clerc’s record against Clermont as Saracens attempt to become the first English side since Leicester in 2002 to defend the title. But No37 at Murrayfield is not occupying his thoughts. “It is so irrelevant it actually doesn’t matter at all,” he said. Why? “It is a final – it doesn’t matter – we have just got to win.”He may not admit it but breaking the all-time European record in his final outing for Saracens in the competition before joining Toulon would be a fairytale finish. He is quick to downplay his departure but Ashton’s exit from Saracens will leave a gaping hole. With a tendency to polarise opinion he has come to typify the us-versus-the-world mentality that is such a key pillar of success for Mark McCall’s side. By the same token, playing Saturday’s final against a backdrop of yellow and blue – Clermont fans will comfortably outnumber their Saracens counterparts – holds no fear. In fact, it is how they prefer it.“We have experienced it and we know what to expect, and if the semi-final [against Munster] is anything to go by, I am sure it can’t be any worse,” added Ashton.“We take energy from that and we like the fact that is the case – we are on our own out there and their fans are generally outweighing our own fans – it is something you get used to. The energy comes from within the group and it just gives you a focus. We don’t necessarily need a 16th man to get behind us, we generate our own energy and that is the way it has been for years.”To suggest Clermont will have the neutrals’ support simply because they are not Saracens would be misleading, however. Saracens, who line up with their six British & Irish Lions, may be ruthlessly clinical but Clermont have a top gear that is unmatched in Europe. When the stars align, they play rugby from anotherAuthentic Georgios Papagiannis Youth Jersey galaxy but the problem all too often is an inability to get over the line. They have lost 11 of 12 domestic finals and have been in this position in Europe twice in the past four years, succumbing to Toulon on both occasions.“We know what our history is,” said the Clermont and France full-back Scott Spedding. “We’re not going to hide from that. We’re proud of what we have achieved but we know we are lacking a few titles. We believe we are a new team now. We have a lot of new guys, and we are writing our own pages in the Clermont book. It’s pretty obvious what has happened in the past – we get reminded about it when we walk round town. We have a big responsibility to the people and the club.“Clermont is a humble town, it’s a working-class town but the people are passionate about their rugby and their club. They are proud of their club. Playing for Clermont is a massive privilege but it is also a massive responsibility. There are a lot of people whose lives revolve around the club.”Since Edward Griffiths, Brendan Venter and then McCall set in motion a project that has put Saracens at the head of the European heavyweights, very few players have chosen to leave and to join another club. David Strettle, formerly Ashton’s wing partner, was one of them however and faces his old team-mateson Saturday. And while McCall joked he is not worried about any inside information – “They won’t listen Authentic Jason Williams Womens Jersey to Stretts” – his former director of rugby acknowledged how well the ex-England wing is playing in France.Spedding, who is joined in the back three by Strettle and another Englishman, Nick Abendanon, agrees. “Obviously Stretts likes to talk a lot. He’s been vital in sharing his knowledge of Saracens and what they’ll be like and what their gameplan is for a game like this. He’s one of the top try-scorers in the Top 14 this year, he’s got a few in the Champions Cup too, so to have someone like him this week in the camp has been quite important.”After Saracens’ remarkable shift in the semi-final against Munster and Clermont’s ability to swagger, there is a temptation to bill Saturday’s final as the best attack against the most formidable defence – the irresistible force against the immovable object.Saracens’ captain Brad Barritt is not so sure, however. “The stats don’t lie,” he says. “We’ve scored close to as many tries as they have all season, hinged on the fact that our defence is really strong and something we pride ourselves on. But we know that when we get our game to click we’re as a deadly as anyone.” None more so than Ashton, for whom the script may well be written.His debut was delayed until December because of an injury he sustained in Australia and he has only played 16 matches for Wasps – 11 in the Premiership and five in the European Champions Cup – but he has packed into half a season what others take years to do. His impact can be measured in his performance against Saracens at the Ricoh Arena last weekend when he returned to full-back after three matches at inside-centre.The champions may have been some way below full strength, but that normally makes little difference to their defence. Beale got in behind them in the opening minutes in that typically deceptive way of his, appearing to invite contact and pumping his legs as David Campese used to do before shimmying into space, all balance and timing.

Aangezien Adidas de skate-markt heeft binnengekomen, hebben ze een aantal van hun nietjesmodellen in skateschoenen geworden. Of het nu gaat om schaatsen of niet, schaatsschoenen zijn ook uitstekende levensstijlschoenen voor dagelijks gebruik. Deze kleurweg van de Adidas Gazelle Groen lage prijzen Skate is veruit onze favoriete schoen om uit het Adidas Skate kamp te komen. De bovenkant beschikt over een mooi assortiment grondtone materialen, medium bruin suede en licht klei canvas. Let ook op kunstwerken op de hiel en de teengebieden, Gonz is een bekende kunstenaar naast zijn geweldige skater en heeft zijn kunstwerk op dit model opgenomen.

Adidas ontwikkelt zijn levensstijlschoenen met Originals collection and Consortium producten, hier is de laatste release van de Three Stripes en het maakt gebruik van de Gazelle in een formulier dat we niet meer kunnen herinneren. Ze hebben een idee van Nike gebruikt doordat ze het basale Adidas Gazelle Bestellen Kopen-silhouet gebruiken, maar ze manipuleren in een schoen met een paar ontwerpen op de bovenkant van de schoen. De schoen is ontworpen na de zomerclubfeest bestemming Ibiza gelegen in de Middellandse Zee.

De St. Alfred Adidas Gazelle Wit Goedkope echte maakt gebruik van een monochromatische schaduw van Krijtwit doorheen de suèdeachtige bovenkant, terwijl de Gore-Tex-technologie helpt uw ​​voeten droog te houden door middel van een doorzichtige coating die duurzaam genoeg is om dit aanbod de laatste jaren te helpen. Bijpassende drie streepjesmerken op de zijpanelen helpt bij het behoud van een klassieke esthetiek, terwijl een unieke Gore-Tex hanger het zijpaneel in een contrasterende koper treft voor een unieke draai.

De gerenoveerde Adidas Gazelle Core Black Online Kopen zet zich verder in het najaar van de herfst, met nog meer opties voor zijn suede bovenkant. Het all-time klassieke adidas silhouet werd eerder deze zomer opnieuw geïntroduceerd in de vroege jaren 90-iteratie, met een nauwkeurige reconstructie van de gebruikte vorm en premium suède materialen. Als je nog niet een kleurpad hebt gevonden die je graag wilt toevoegen, is de Gazelle klaar om volgende maand op de planken te springen in twee andere suede tinten van Bourgondië en kernblauw-elk met witte accenten en gouden branding voor waar -to-OG ziet er uit.

De Adidas Gazelle goud Met Bestellen goedkoop krijgt wat gepaste kleuren en constructies voor het warme lente weer met het net uitgebrachte Micro-Perf-pak. Verkrijgbaar in uw voorkeur van een trio van tinten, waaronder helder oranje, levendig blauw, of een meer gedempte grijs, elke Gazelle beschikt over een microperforeerde premium suède-bovenkant met accenten in wit- en metallic goudmerk.
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Como si la malla OG Nike Roshe Zapatos Comprar online no era ligero y lo suficientemente transpirable, esta nueva versión de GS podría muy bien ser la más brieza de todos! Rockin 'un colorway blanco y negro limpio, echemos un vistazo más de cerca a una de las últimas versiones remixed del zapato, el Nike Roshe un peso de vuelo. Esta versión del Nike Roshe funciona viene todavía viene con la parte superior de malla respirable, pero usted mira De cerca, las aberturas son mucho más grandes, que a cambio proporcionan más ventilación.

El nuevo logotipo que se acaba de presentar la semana pasada presenta un degradado en naranja, rosa, púrpura y azul con un logotipo de cámara blanca frontal y central. El personalizador de zapatillas Kickasso ha tomado el nuevo logotipo de IG y lo ha colocado en el Nike Roshe Zapatos Tienda Oficial. Como se puede ver en la imagen anterior, utiliza el mismo efecto de degradado en toda la parte superior del Roshe, junto con cordones blancos, un Swoosh blanco y una entresuela de phylon blanco.

Después de las iteraciones láser, la Nike Roshe Zapatos Vela Baratas Tallas se introduce en otro maquillaje para la primavera de 2016, ya que el modelo se introduce en un nuevo perfil de peso de vuelo. Como se sugiere, la zapatilla de bajo-superior se compone de una fina perforada superior que esencialmente promueve una sensación ligera , Además de permitir una excelente ventilación en toda la construcción.

Puesto que la gente no ha podido conseguir bastantes de Drake las últimas semanas allí es ahora las zapatillas de encargo que son hechas que son inspiradas por el álbum de las vistas. AMAC Customs ha creado un Vans Authentic, Vans Sk8-Hi y un Nike Roshe Run que cuentan con partes superiores blancas con los gráficos de ojo que aparecen en las ilustraciones del álbum Nike Roshe Zapatos Retro Rojo Outlet España.

Nike realmente golpeó un homerun cuando decidieron darle al corredor del estilo de vida un nuevo aspecto y sentir al equiparlo con una parte superior de Flyknit. Volviendo para la primavera son algunos nuevos colorways frescos de la Nike Roshe Zapatos Antracita Vela Muy Baratas. Hoy vamos a echar un vistazo a un nuevo par todo negro que literalmente cubre toda la parte superior Flyknit Negro incluyendo los cordones, la marca, y el revestimiento interior. Abajo tenemos la entresuela Natural Motion de contraste que se ha hecho en blanco.
aeeJames7 May 13 '17
The Adidas Superstar BOOST

We’ve seen the adidas superstar Superstar Boost in White and Black.This version of the adidas Superstar Boost comes in the aforementioned Black and White colorway. Unlike many of the adidas Superstar Boost that have recently dropped, this pair swaps out the leather construction of the upper in favor of a Primeknit finish. Adding to the comfort of the upper is the Boost equipped midsole which is connected to the rubber shell toe. The upper comes in Black, while the Three Stripes, heel tab and tongue branding comes in White. Giving the shoe a bit of a vintage look is the off-White finish on the sole unit and shell toe.

The adidas superstar mens Superstar celebrated its 30th anniversary not too long ago, but has since taken a backseat to a number of silhouettes in the three stripe’s catalog that’s now more focused on innovation and new technologies than anything else. That doesn’t mean that the 80s icon hasn’t been revamped itself, as adidas Originals is ushering in the New Year with two premium “Metallic Toe” takes on the Superstar’s legendary shelltoe construction.The adidas Superstar Gold Toe and adidas Superstar Silver Toe takes the precious metal route to task while each colorway features smooth white or black leather uppers for a more traditional juxtaposition.

adidas superstar womens superstar series has never been ‘not trendy'. They are always here to stay. Pair them up with denims or even trousers, Superstars have always been for the curious fashion seeker. This time around, Adidas has seamlessly merged its iconic ‘Boost' technology into the Superstar line and we got our hands on this awesome cocktail.The material is EVA, TPU and compresses under pressure for shock absorption. It bounces back to the same shape, which is it's USP. The smaller capsules ping back into shape quicker and easier than one big slab could. While EVA has been observed to stiffen in the cold, Boost foam is able to retain its properties despite temperature variation.

The BAPE x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas superstar ii Superstar isn’t just any old retro adidas offering with name brands slapped on to added effect either, but a completely retooled adidas Superstar Boost featuring a modernized upper complete with a slip-on construction, an adidas NMD-inspired heel, and a retooled midsole featuring additional Boost technology that shows through on the medial side’s midsole arch.The knit upper looks like the three stripe’s new circular knit technology championed on the adidas Pure Boost model while a bolstered hairy suede contrasts leading into the traditional shell-toe. It’s the perfect combination of both old and new.
melissas May 13 '17
Nike NFL Andrew Norwell Black Jersey Men's Elite: #68 Carolina Panthers Home A punter has written a letter of claim threatening High Court action against Sportsbetting Adidas Jaromir Jagr Jersey and Gaming Services, operator of the online bookmaker Seanie Mac, and demanding payment of £245,000 that he claims to be owed. The punter, whose identity is known to The Guardian, says he first asked to withdraw the sum from his betting account in March but has, to date, received nothing. Late on Wednesday night and following three days of enquiries, the chief executive of SGS, Steve Fisher, emailed The Guardian to say that he had been trying to persuade Seanie Mac to pay their customers, conceding that other high-staking customers had encountered similar problems. He promised that SGS would cover the debts if Seanie Mac did not. Nike NFL Andrew Norwell Black Jersey Men's Limited: #68 Carolina Panthers Home Talking Horses: the best bets as Tamleek does battle for Godolphin in Chester Vase Read more The punter reports that he pened his account in December and made significant profits from bets placed over the next three months. He says that the tone of emails from Seanie Mac was conciliatory, promising that the money would be sent eventually but that in the meantime the firm was suffering cashflow problems. In an email of 21 April seen by The Guardian, Garreth Core, Seanie Mac’s chief operating officer, told the punter: “Our partners are not in a position to release the funds until we send the funds from the US. I was hoping this would happen today but it now looks like it will be tomorrow/Monday. “Can I please ask you to give me until COB on Monday to have your wire sent along with a solid payment schedule? I understand if this is asking too much of you but I hope you can allow us the extra time to resolve this matter. I ask you to please believe I am doing everything I can to get you Jamie Garcia Womens Jersey paid as soon as possible. I again apologise and thank you for your co-operation to date.” The punter says this is the last meaningful
yehongkun362330 May 13 '17 · Tags: jersey
Adidas Reinvented the Stan Smith Again

The best selling sneaker in adidas stan smith history is undergoing another transformation for today's consumer.This summer, Adidas Originals will launch the Stan Smith Sock Primeknit, a new silhouette that is exactly what its name suggests.Featuring a sock-like Primeknit constructed upper that includes the classic Green color on the leather heel tab. Gold foil branding is seen on the medial side, while sitting atop an Off-White rubber sole. Pairs in Black and Classic Green are pictured in detail here, showcasing a Primeknit-constructed mid-top with a leather heel pull-tab and Stan Smith tooling

adidas nmd uk Originals is gearing up for the warmer months ahead. After dropping two pairs of breathable mesh Stan Smith’s, Three Stripes now unveils another summer-ready rendition of the classic tennis shoe. Dubbed “Coral Haze,” the sneaker sees a pastel pink upper constructed with suede. Color-matching laces are employed, while gold accents hit the tongue branding as well as the trefoil logo on the heel tab. What makes this pair stand out from its predecessors, however, is the perforated detailing on the lateral of the shoe. All these sit atop an off-white sole unit.

adidas superstar just made the popular Stan Smith a lot more Summer-friendly with the creation of the Stan Smith Mesh. Just like the name implies, the classic tennis sneaker now features a new breathable mesh construction on the upper.The adidas Stan Smith Mesh comes with a new breathable upper along with leather detailing on the heel tabs and the signature Stan Smith branding on the tongue. Three of the upcoming color options are seen above which include a multicolor pair, white/black, and white/blue options. All three are finished off with white rubber sole units and white laces. Look for the adidas Stan Smith Mesh to arrive at select adidas Originals retailers in the near future.

This new iteration of the adidas superstar supercolor Originals Stan Smith is more than ready for the Summer season. If you’re looking for a sneaker has the look and feel of sunny days, look no more and pick up the adidas Originals Stan Smith Energy Orange.Constructed out of a tonal suede upper, the shoe rocks an Orange base with even more of the same hue found on the lining, laces and eyelets. Gold foil detailing can be seen on the tongue and heel branding, perforations on the paneling act as the Three Stripes branding and a White sole unit adds contrast and a classic finish to the shoe.
melissas May 13 '17
Welcome, then, to the Guardian’s third annual index of ineptitude, its inventory of incompetence, its hagiography of half-arsedness. As we near the end of each season it is traditional to round up the best moments of the league – best performances, Authentic Devin Harris Youth Jersey best goals, best players etc. All of which is all well and good but tends to brush over the fact that 95% of the Premier League matchday experience is huff, puff and dross. So this is our celebration of all the elite clubs who cannot take a throw-in without lobbing the ball directly to the opposition. Let’s raise a glass to goalkeeping howlers, teams that can’t score and players who get cautioned for taking off their shirts. Here’s a big thumbs up to those teams who can’t win from 2-0 up. Hats off, in short, to the bunglers, blunderers and bodgers. There is an element of science to this. The boffins at Opta have provided extensive stats which we have abused with the same sort of incompetence we are cheering. For each act of Premier League ineptitude, we have awarded (a reasonably arbitrary, if we’re honest – but, hey, this won’t be the most serious analysis you’ve ever read) number of penalty points, which we’ve tallied into a rolling league table. QPR, Burnley and Everton were the 2014-15 top three; Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Norwich headed the list last season. The throw-in is a simple business. A player can literally throw the ball to a team-mate. Even better, the opposition must be at least two metres away. At its most base level, it should be absolutely impossible to concede possession from a throw-in. Authentic Chandler Parsons Womens Jersey Though there are cases to be made for teams hopefully throwing the ball long into the box, or hurling it optimistically into space for an onrushing attacker, there is simply no excuse for Leicester City to have thrown the ball to the opposition 297 times this season. That’s 8.5 times a game, or once every 10 minutes. What’s worse, is that they topped the list for this offence last year too, doing it 7.6 times a game, suggesting they have entirely failed to learn their lesson. They get 10 penalty points for not being able to throw a ball properly. Watford are next worst, having done it 263 times (eight-point penalty), West Brom did it 262 times (six points), Burnley 212 times (four points), Tottenham Hotspur 190 times (two points). Arsenal, who were the best at not throwing the ball directly to the opposition last year, retain their crown this year. They managed it only 71 times. Goalkeepers kicking long is a pretty long-established tactic. But is it effective? Not really. Leicester City have lost possession from a goalkeeper’s long clearance 229 times, with Hull City (207), Sunderland (196), Burnley and Watford (193 each) and West Bromwich Albion (192) next on the list. What’s interesting is the other end of the table. The best teams at keeping possession from a long clearance (or those who use the tactic more sparingly) are Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool – or the current top five in the Premier League table. It stands to reason, then, that hoofing it long is not your best path to success. That said, it’s not as big a crime as failing to throw the ball to a team-mate, so we’ll give five points to Leicester, four to Hull, three to Sunderland, two apiece to Burnley and Watford and one to West Brom.
xiaolan May 13 '17 · Tags: jersey
Nike's "Triple Black" Air VaporMax

nike air max 90 Air VaporMax in Triple Black is returning once again by popular demand this summer. Released in late March for Nike’s Air Max Day celebration, the sneaker quickly sold out, with buyers reselling the shoes for triple the amount of the original price. But now, thanks to the good folks at Nike, the sneakers will re-release next month in the coveted colorway.Returning in the popular triple black colorway, the sneakers come equipped with a full flyknit upper, a tonal bumper and an innovative Air cushioning system. With hits of dark grey splattered throughout the flyknit canvas, the sneakers sit atop of a bubbly, black translucent outsole.

First debuted during March’s Air Max Day celebrations, nike air max 1 Triple Black iteration of the Air VaporMax more or less achieved grail status overnight. With the shoe now fetching more than triple its original price on the resale market, the Swoosh has announced a second run for June 20.As well as an in-house release, you may also recall how the kicks were also given a high-end rework by COMME des GAR?ONS x NikeLab. The traditional version features a flyknit upper with a sock-like collar and tonal bumper, while revolutionary Max Air tooling underneath rounds off the slick and highly futuristic look.

nike air max 2017 set out to make history this past Saturday when the sportswear giant enlisted the world's best runners in a much-hyped attempt to break the 2-hour marathon barrier. It was the end of a massive two-month campaign by Nike, which came with a dramatic documentary celebrating the human spirit and a Twitter hashtag ("#Breaking2"). Nike even debuted a magical new shoe, the ZoomX VaporFly Elite, built specifically to crack the barrier. Live streamed from a closed Formula 1 race track in Monza, Italy, people from around the world tuned in to potentially witness this moment in athletic history.

nike air vapormax has its fair share of collaborations, with designers like Riccardo Tisci and streetwear brands like Supreme, but these non-athletes aren't synonymous with the brand the way Kanye West, Raf Simons, or Pharrell Williams are to Adidas. Nike's designer collaborations, usually limited edition and sold in small numbers, also aren't big moneymakers for Nike. Events like #Breaking2, which have virtually no connection to "sneakerhead culture," fashion, or celebrity  aren't speaking to the customers currently flooding into sneaker industry. Under Armour, a leader in sportswear but a non-factor in fashion, recently reported underwhelming sales of its Curry 3 sneakers.
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Now, however, it looks as though he is going to be facing a stiffer challenge in Adidas Erik Johnson Jersey one of those other sports. As the European football season nears its climax, two teams in which Mateschitz has a direct interest are both about to qualify for next season’s Champions League, which would bring them into conflict with Uefa’s strict – and hitherto strictly enforced – rules on multiple ownership. Advertisement As Roland Duchatelet of Carl Zeiss Jena, Alcorcón, Sint-Truidense, Ujpest and Charlton Athletic, and the Pozzo family of Udinese and Watford have shown, the ownership of several clubs presents no problems as long as they never face each other in the same European competition. But with four matches to go in Austria’s Bundesliga, Red Bull Salzburg are 12 points clear at the top. And with two to go in Germany’s top tier, RB Leipzig sit firmly in second place, 10 points behind Bayern but six ahead of Borussia Dortmund. Both are now certain to qualify for Europe’s top competition. Mateschitz was already deeply embedded in the business of using sport to define and enhance his core product’s appeal by the time he bought Austria Salzburg – a club founded in 1933 – and renamed them after his drink in 2005, hiring Giovanni Trapattoni and Lothar Matth?us to supervise the improvement of their fortunes. Windsurfers, downhill ice skaters, skateboarders, hang-gliders, base jumpers, BMX riders and many others – including the superstars Lindsey Vonn and Ricky Fowler – were beneficiaries of the drive to create an image for a drink whose ingredients amount to not much more than caffeine, synthetic taurine and sugars. Students drank it to help them stay awake while others mixed it with vodka in much the way that their 1960s predecessors had drowned decent whisky in Coca-Cola. Always, youth was the key. In some significant respects Red Bull mimicked the cultural appeal of Coke in the postwar era: young, carefree, a little bit rebellious. But with Red Bull the appeal was edgier, involving a sense of physical risk and a hint of rules being tested. As extreme sports increased in popularity, as snowboarding took over from skiing and the X Games became a feature of the international sporting calendar, so the distinctive colours and logo of Red Bull became inescapable: on crash helmets, on billboards, on planes competing in a revival of prewar air racing, and, in the ultimate epiphany of Red Bullness, on the day when the skydiver Felix Baumgartner, another Austrian, took a helium balloon ride up to the stratosphere and fell 24 miles to earth, breaking the sound barrier before breaking out a parachute bearing the red, blue and yellow logo. It was in 2009 that Mateschitz’s company bought SSV Markranst?dt, an obscure fifth-division club from the former East Germany, and bankrolled a spectacular charge through the divisions. Recruitment of young players of high potential became a priority: typically, last summer Leipzig paid £13m Adidas James Reimer Authentic Jersey for Oliver Burke, a 19-year-old Scottish winger who had played barely a couple of dozen games for Nottingham Forest
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You could count the touchdowns scored last season by Giants tight ends on one hand and still have two fingers left. Will Tye had one. So did Jerell Adams. Larry Donnell had one, too.That’s it. Three touchdowns.No wonder the Giants want and hope to Adidas Boston Bruins Jersey get an immediate impact out of Evan Engram, their first-round draft pick from Mississippi. “We will see how fast he develops, how fast he grows, how fast he learns, and we think that the sky is the limit,’’ coach Ben McAdoo said Friday at Giants rookie minicamp. These days are reserved for indoctrination and Engram, despite his physical gifts, will have a steep learning curve, coming from a spread offense in college that often put him out wide, off the ball, rather than alongside an offensive tackle — the more traditional NFL tight end placement. At 6-foot-3 and just 234 pounds, Engram does not have the bulk of an in-line blocking tight end and the Giants, not ready to ram round peg into a square hole, are going to utilize Engram’s strengths and work on his deficiencies. “We can’t hold against him what he has been asked to do in a previous offense,’’ McAdoo said. Engram’s stock soared after a big senior year at Ole Miss, catching 65 passes for 926 yards and eight touchdowns, allowing him to establish school records for a tight end in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. The Giants are not fond of hearing how they drafted a receiver and not a tight end. Engram at rookie minicamp is working with the tight ends and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan insists, “He is not a big wide receiver.’’ No, he is a smaller tight end. But he is not small, evidenced by one look at his long, muscular arms. “The thing that is really intriguing about Evan is the speed component,’’ Sullivan said. “This is a legitimate vertical threat. But he’s not just a receiver. When you talk about first impressions, when I met him, seeing him up Adidas Los Angeles Kings Jersey close and personal [Thursday night], this is a big, strong guy.’’ And a willing guy. “I’m just trying to do whatever I can to help the team,” Engram said. “If it’s in-line getting physical, I’m going to do it. If it’s out wide being a vertical threat, I’m going to do that, too.” The gold standard for rookie tight end production for the Giants is Jeremy Shockey, who hauled in 74 passes for 894 yards and two touchdowns in 2002. Engram is not going to approach those numbers, not with Eli Manning having to distribute the ball to Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard. Marshall, at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, is a big target for Manning, but the plan is for Engram to keep defensive coordinators up at night, concocting ways to stay with a vertical threat too fast for linebackers and too big and strong for defensive backs. Asked about the McAdoo offense, Engram said: “I love it. Especially my position, the Y, and how much we move around and stuff, puts defense in binds and finding holes on the defense. I can’t wait to really learn it.” That is exactly what Steve Spagnuolo envisions when he projects what Engram will bring to the Giants on offense. “Everything I hear about him sounds like it’s similar to what we have to do when we play Washington or some of these other teams that have tight ends who can flex out like big wide receivers,’’ said Spagnuolo, the Giants’ defensive coordinator. When Spagnuolo prepares for the Redskins, he must concentrate on dealing with tight end Jordan Reed, the player Engram is most often likened to. No wonder why Manning called him his new toy. “I talked to Eli after the draft, after I got the call,” Engram said. “He told me, ‘Enjoy the moment, have fun and be yourself when you get here and put the work in.’ ” Asked what it meant to him to get a call from Manning, Engram said: “It’s really cool.”

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