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FLORHAM PARK, N. Stitched Football Jerseys Throwback .J. -- Brandon Marshall knew very little about Ryan Fitzpatrick when they became teammates last offseason.The New York Jets wide receiver had heard of the quarterback, of course. But it was Fitzpatricks unusual choice to wear his wedding ring during games and practices that stood out to Marshall.I thought that was really weird and awkward, Marshall joked after practice Thursday.And then, he saw Fitzpatrick throw.He was terrible, Marshall recalled. He really was. I mean, he was coming off a broken leg. A 5-yard hitch route and hed throw it in the dirt.Fitzpatrick, who was acquired from Houston as a veteran backup to Geno Smith, came to the Jets still rehabilitating from a fractured left tibia suffered in a game in December 2014.During offseason workouts, the rust was still apparent and it concerned Marshall.Everybody felt that way, he said. We were like, `What the heck? If Geno goes down, were in trouble. Thats how everybody felt.On Aug. 11, 2015, Marshalls fear -- and everyone elses -- would be put to the test.Smith was slugged by then-teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali and his jaw was broken. The Jets season was thrust into uncertainty with one punch.I was scared, Marshall said, smiling. It was over. Seasons over. Were done.Fitzpatrick hadnt worked much with Marshall, Eric Decker and the starters up to that point, so the process of gaining a rapport was gradual. Fitzpatricks leg had fully healed, though, so those lousy-looking throws were no longer an issue.Little could anyone have guessed at that time that the Jets would have one of the most productive offensive seasons in team history. Fitzpatrick galvanized the locker room with his leadership and play, tossing a franchise-record 31 touchdown passes while getting New York within a win of the playoffs.Marshall, acquired from Chicago a day before the Jets traded for Fitzpatrick in March 2015, also set Jets records with 109 catches for 1,502 yards while scoring 14 TDs. Decker had an impressive season, too, catching 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 scores.He proved us wrong, Marshall said. Hes pretty good.Thats why Marshall and Decker were among a handful of Jets players who openly campaigned for the team to bring Fitzpatrick back this season.The quarterback was an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but he and the team acknowledged that they wanted a new deal to happen. That process, however, wasnt easy. The sides were locked in a contract stalemate for months, creating concern on both sides and leaving the Jets quarterback situation unsettled. Fitzpatrick finally agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal the day before training camp started last month.So, with Fitzpatrick back in the fold, expectations are quite a bit higher than they were a year ago.I actually think hes better this year, Marshall said. Hes throwing the ball with more velocity. Hes throwing the ball deeper. Hes comfortable back there. Hes really good right now. Hes impressive.The starters havent exactly lit things up through two preseason games, with Fitzpatrick going 7 of 13 for 107 yards with no TDs or interceptions in limited action. The Jets game against the Giants on Saturday night should serve as a better barometer of where the offense stands, with first-teamers expected to play at least the entire first half.We game planned this one a little bit more, just in terms of having some plays that we put in that we want to go out and execute, Fitzpatrick said. Id love to see some of the stuff weve done in practice translate to the field.Despite Fitzpatrick missing all of the offseason workouts while waiting for his contract situation to be settled, Marshall insists the offense is light years ahead of where it was last summer.From a communication standpoint, all the guesswork is gone. Fitzpatrick and his receivers know what to expect from each other. And that helps the Jets feel confident that theyve got something special going on.It was hard to do what we did last year, Marshall said. We definitely came up short. We obviously didnt win it. But for us to have Ryan come in, get the ball late in training camp and me being new, having a new offensive coordinator, new head coach, new left guard, that definitely makes it hard for our offense to jell and bond the way you would want it to to be successful.It feels like it took us to seven or eight weeks to do that. And we just feel really good with where were at right now.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Clearance Football Jerseys Throwback . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. Discount Football Jerseys Throwback . -- An ugly goal by Nick Bonino helped the Anaheim Ducks overcome the defensive-minded Phoenix Coyotes on a night when their ragged power play continued to struggle. . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. Since joining the ATP Tour, Nick Kyrgios has never been too far from controversy. His racquet-smashing, on-court slurs and Twitter rants have branded him the modern day John McEnroe, minus the major success.ESPN has compiled a list of the top eight most infamous Kyrgios moments.The almost disqualification (August, 2014) Kyrgios 2014 US Open is remembered as the tournament he stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, but trailing in our memory from that fortnight at Flushing Meadows, only just, was his round-one outburst. In his clash with Mikhail Youzhny, Kyrgios was handed three warnings for various instances of audible obscenities and racquet smashing. One more display of inappropriate conduct would have seen him disqualified. While he had certainly arrived as a future tennis star, it was clear this wasnt going to be an isolated incident.War of words with Stan Wawrinka (March, 2015) The Australian delivered a controversial and downright ugly sledge during a match against fans favourite Stan Wawrinka at the 2015 Rogers Cup. Kyrgios suggestion that fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis had banged your girlfriend, came under severe scrutiny as tennis fans lashed out at him for his comments. The ATP fined Kyrgios US$10,000 -- which would increase to US$25,000 for a second offence -- as well as handing down a 28-day tour suspended sentence. The controversy also forced Kyrgios mother, Nill, to shut down her Twitter account after a raft of personal attacks.Umpire abuse (June, 2015) Inappropriate language has landed Kyrgios in hot water on more than one occasion, but none more so than at Wimbledon in 2015. Kyrgios let out a series of curses after hitting a wild shot, and one of the linesman complained to the chair umpire. Demanding answers, Kyrgios marched up to Carlos Bernardes saying: What did he say to you? Does it feel good to be up there in that chair? Does it make you feel strong? Kyrgios refused post-match to apologise for his comments.Double trouble at Wimbledon (June, 2015) During a match with Milos Raonic, Kyrgios was handed a code violation after angrily throwing his racquet into the ground with so much force that it leaped over the court barriers into a spectator. Later in the match, Kyrgios exchanged words with a female spectator who allegedly told him to pull your head in. Kyrgios retaliated in typical style, claiming she had no idea what it was like to play tennis professionally.Tanking at Wimbledon (June, 2015) After a number of controversial calls went against him, Kyrgios appeared to completely give up on his fourth-round match against Richard Gasquet at the All England Club. Kyrgios looked disinterested in the match after dropping the first set and trailing 2-0 in the second -- at times not even attempting to return the Frenchmans serve. With a chorus of boos ringing around the court and Kyrgios telling his entourage in the coaching box to leave, this could easily be labelled the lowest of his many low points. Sale Football Jerseys Throwback. Dealing with Chiller and Fraser (May, 2016) You can probably guess what Kyrgios did when Australias Olympic Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller accused the tennis brat of acting like a buffoon and not in a manner that would warrant selection as an Olympian. Yep, he took to Twitter and suggested she should watch some of his highlights before ruling him out of Olympic contention. The comments came months after Kyrgios labelled Dawn Fraser a racist after the Australian Olympic legend had told him to go back where he came from. Kyrgios then withdraw himself from Olympic selection.Only interested in Pokemon (July, 2016) Kyrgios caused a stir on Twitter when he claimed he was more interested in catching Pokemon than playing tennis. A series of tweets that suggested he got more of a thrill from watching a Pokemon egg hatch than winning a break point once again divided fans. When someone suggested his actions wouldnt have been mimicked by tennis greats Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios retorted by saying, Did Fed or Nole have a 200CP Gyarados... Didnt think so.Cincinnati meltdown?(August, 2016) During his unexpected early exit from the?Cincinnati Masters, the Australian vented his frustrations Happy Gilmore style by smashing?not one, not two, but three tennis racquets. Kyrgios lost to Borna Coric 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 in the second round and showed his displeasure after dropping an opening set tiebreaker. He did the dirty work by picking up the racquets from his courtside seat and smashing them them on the hardcourt surface, one after the other.Mac attack (August, 2016)Kyrgios withdrew from his US Open third-round match against Illya Marchenko with a hip flexor injury, saying he felt like hed been hit by a bus at one point during the defeat. I cant move. I cant turn, mate, he said to his courtside trainer. Whats the f---ing point?John McEnroe, who has been critical and complimentary of Kyrgios in equal measure since the 21-year-olds emergence on the tour, was unimpressed, however.Nick Kyrgios, if you dont want to be a professional tennis player, do something else, McEnroe said. Hes hurt because hes not training enough.Shanghai surprise (October, 2016)Kyrgios was booed during a listless 6-3, 6-1 loss to Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters, then angrily defended his behaviour by saying he didnt owe the spectators anything and that fans could just leave if they didnt like his attitude. This came just three days after winning the Japan Open. He was fined a total of $16,500 for failing to give a full effort, unsportsmanlike conduct and verbal abuse of a spectator, and was then fined an additional $25,000 and suspended for the rest of the season for conduct contrary to the integrity of the game. ' ' ' 

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