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Syndergaard waves flag, plays nice in Syracuse

Two days after Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard said he wasn't looking forward to making the trip to Syracuse -- "not even in the slightest bit" -- he ran around the Carrier Dome while waving a large Syracuse University flag.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Some takeaways from Pat Shurmur at the NFL Meetings coaches breakfast on Tuesday: 1. The Giants want a future franchise QB "sooner better than later" in part because Eli Manning is closer to 40 than he is 20. They're going to take the best player on the board in the draft ... and if it fits a need that is ideal. It's starting to sound as if the Giants might take a QB in the draft... but more likely with pick No. 17 and not No. 6. 2. Next year's QB class only minimally factors into the Giants equation. "It doesn't really drive our decision-making at this point," Shurmur said. 3. Now that Odell Beckham is gone we're going to hear a lot about the offense spreading the ball around. "It takes a village," Shurmur said of the new offensive approach. 4. The Beckham trade was "business." Heard that phrase on multiple occasion. "I'm not disappointed," Shurmur said of the trade and being unable to win with Beckham. "It was business." 5. Last year proved once again to the Giants it's a "big man's game." They continue to focus on the offensive and defensive lines. 6. Evan Engram's ascension late last season is being attributed to being healthier. That's what the Giants are banking on this year. A healthier Engram leads to a more productive Engram. 7. Newly acquired safety Jabrill Peppers is going to "absolutely" be used as a returner. The plan also calls for him being a deep safety and playing in the box, but not in the defense's "Moneybacker" position. Shurmur described Peppers as simply a "football player." 8. Jon Halapio and Spencer Pulley will compete for the starting center job. Shurmur mentioned again how well he thought Halapio played before breaking his leg.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale doesn't have a timetable on when Frank Ntilikina may return after he re-aggravated his groin injury on Sunday. “I know it was a tough blow to the kid the other night.” Ntilikina was out since mid-January with a groin injury, returned Friday and re-injured it vs. LAC.

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Jets' Gase to keep close eye on Bell's workload

Jets coach Adam Gase promised to be mindful of LeVeon Bell's workload on the practice field and in games. "This is not going to be where we burn him out in the first six months," Gase said.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Adam Gase's quote of the day came in response to a question about Tom Brady: How much longer do you think Brady, 41, will play? Gase: "I don't know, because I wake up and I feel like s—-. And he's older than me, so let's clarify that." In fact, Gase will turn 41 on Friday. Gase went on to praise Brady for his legendary competitiveness, saying, "Everything he does in his life is to win — win on Sundays."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier this month, Mario Hezonja posted an ‘appreciation' tweet for Carmelo Anthony as a scorer. Here's Hezonja on his impressions of Anthony, who he believes will be back in the NBA next season (3/3): “There's a lot of people trying to shut him down. There's a lot of people saying that he cannot fit. That type of player cannot fit on any team at any time at whatever position you want. He's just that good. But there's a lot of politics.. it's just unfortunate that he's not in the league but I truly believe that he's going to be on a team next year because he can help. Regardless of his years, regardless of whatever he has, he's that good."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier this month, Mario Hezonja posted an ‘appreciation' tweet for Carmelo Anthony as a scorer. Here's Hezonja on his impressions of Anthony, who he believes will be back in the NBA next season (2/3): “What I've seen from him, that's the player that you aim to be (as a forward). That's just for me. It's amazing. There's not a single thing he can't do and he does them all at a high level. It's an appreciation post for him because I've been admiring him since I was a kid. But it's real.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier this month, Mario Hezonja posted an ‘appreciation' tweet for Carmelo Anthony as a scorer. Here's Hezonja on his impressions of Anthony, who he believes will be back in the NBA next season (1/3): "What I've seen from Melo playing against us in Orlando, it's just like, ‘Wow.' The most polished game after Kobe Bryant. The most beautiful arsenal. The most beautiful game. As I mentioned in my tweet, he had it all. I believe he's a Hall of Famer," said Hezonja, who referred to Anthony when he asked his followers who ‘the toughest player to guard' was his tweet.

Ticking Time Tuesday

Toronto scores a touchdown, Pittsburgh takes down the Rangers, Tampa wins again...and are the Sharks underachieving? Don La Greca dives into all of it.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of the top takeaways from Adam Gase's media session: Gase is big on developing a winning culture, and that factored into the decision to give C.J. Mosley a record-setting contract. The Jets were "shocked" that Mosley wasn't locked up by the Ravens. Gase called him a "culture builder." ... The Jets will be mindful not to overwork RB Le'Veon Bell, 27, who has had 1,500 career touches ... Gase believes they have the talent to contend for a playoff spot, saying, "If we stay healthy, we should be in the conversation in December." ... He downplayed the need to find an impact edge rusher. I call smokescreen on that one.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are on the verge of finishing with the worst record in franchise history and have one of the NBA's worst defenses. They are giving major minutes to several young players, so how much blame David Fizdale should shoulder for the poor result this season is up for debate and depends on your expectations for the roster. Fizdale has commended his team for focusing on daily improvement amid the losses. "Despite the losing, this has been one of the most professional groups that I've been around. To say that about the youngest team in the league, I'm really proud of that."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on NYK coach David Fizdale (3/3): "And it's really hard on the veterans that are on the team. I found that to be very difficult because the practices, you spend a lot of time teaching stuff that they know already so they're over it. But you have to. And then you spend time during games leaving in because they don't know and you have to let them learn. So that's a tough job. I think Fiz has done a heck of a job."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on NYK coach David Fizdale (2/3): "That's a hard job because you're teaching and you're not necessarily winning. But it pays dividends later. Some of those guys turn into pieces to help you win. Some of those guys turn into pieces that you use. But either way, you have to develop. Developing is hard."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on NYK coach David Fizdale (1/3): "I think he's done a remarkable job. He's had a tough job. I've been in that position. You have a bunch of young guys. I had four high school guys one year, or three high school guys, in Boston. That's hard." Rivers coached young teams in Boston before the Cs acquired Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Daniel Jones pro day is today in Durham. Giants OC Mike Shula and assistant Ryan Roeder (who works w/quarterbacks) are in attendance. Coach Pat Shurmur in Arizona at the NFL meetings but he'll get his chance to see Jones first-hand later this week in a private workout for the Giants‬.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Shurmur uses the phrase "it's business" several times on the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. Thinks the perception that relationship was poor is inaccurate. Shurmur has reached out to Beckham since the trade but has not heard back yet. Expects they will connect eventually.

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