PITTSBURGH -- Mike Tomlin has confidence in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. And the linebackers. And the defensive line. And tight end. And everywhere else his team will begin the 2016 season in Washington on Monday with guys atop the depth chart who werent the guys Tomlin had in mind when training camp began six weeks ago.Ladarius Green, signed to replace the retired Heath Miller, is on the physically unable to perform list with lingering health issues. Outside linebacker Bud Dupree is on injured reserve with abdominal concerns. Cornerback Senquez Golsons second season is starting a lot like his first: on the sideline as he deals with a shoulder problem. Nose tackle Daniel McCullers is banged up and rookie Javon Hargrave -- who is right there in the mix -- tweaked a knee in practice on Monday.Oh, and running back LeVeon Bell is out until Week 4 while serving a suspension for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy. At least hell play this year. Talented if mercurial wide receiver Martavis Bryant will sit the entire year while serving a drug suspension of his own.For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, things could be better. Not that Tomlin wants to talk about it. Its September after all. Things change. Players heal. For now hes simply ready to get started. Of course hes optimistic about the defensive backfield even with the last-minute trade with Cleveland over the weekend that brought in underachieving former first-round pick Justin Gilbert.We can sit around in these types of settings and scare ourselves with that, or we can sit around in these types of settings and talk about how great the unit is, Tomlin said. The reality is the tape is going to be their walking, talking, breathing resume.The resume littered with positive bold-faced bullet points last year when Pittsburgh finished 30th against the pass. While it didnt stop the Steelers from going 11-7 and pushing Denver to the limit in the playoffs, they understood upgrades needed to be made, which is why they took cornerback Artie Burns in the first round and safety Sean Davis in the second. Burns was slowed by a quad injury during camp though Davis has been every bit as adaptable as Pittsburgh imagined. He has the size to cover tight ends and the skill to be effective in the slot as part of the nickel package, where Tomlin believes the Steelers will be able to mix and match personnel depending on the situation.We have big-time versatility on the backend, in terms of how we can utilize people, because of the veteran presence of guys like William Gay and Robert Golden, Tomlin said. And were going to lean on it.Pittsburgh will also lean on veteran outside linebacker Arthur Moats, thrust into a starting role while Dupree waits to see if his abdominal injury needs surgery. Theres still a chance he could return at some point, but it wouldnt be before midseason at the earliest. So Moats and second-year player Anthony Chickillo will join Jarvis Jones and James Harrison in the outside rotation.Tomlin declined to provide specifics on how the playing time will be split, wary of an innocuous comment by outside linebackers coach Joey Porter last year in which Porter said the team would try to limit Harrisons playing time. The five-time Pro Bowler ended up carrying a heavy workload at age 37.Things are clearer at tight end, where Jesse James finds himself the starter until further notice while Green works his way back. Its not the role Pittsburgh had in mind for James, who remains a project as a blocker and hardly provides the downfield threat the Steelers envision for Green. Yet he also caught a touchdown pass in the red zone against New Orleans during the first-team offenses only real extended preseason action.Consider the other options at quarterback Ben Roethlisbergers disposal Tomlin doesnt think James needs to be Miller 2.0. At least, not yet.I know its something written and talked about because of the retirement of Heath Miller, and because of the unavailability of Green, Tomlin said. But were comfortable with where we are and with what theyre capable of contributing to us.Game notes DE Cameron Heyward (ankle), RT Marcus Gilbert (elbow) and WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) are day-to-day and Tomlin believes all three will be available against Washington. UA Mens Under Armour Phenom Proto Training Shoes Red/Graphite/Black . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. Curry 3 Black . 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SAN DIEGO -- Businessman Kim Andersen of Denmark is running for president of World Sailing, saying the governing body is at a crossroads under incumbent Carlo Croce.While wanting to increase the sports visibility worldwide and protect its spot in the Olympic lineup, Andersen is calling for more transparency in how the organization manages the sport and its finances.How we guide and manage our sport has been very poor the last four years and we are lacking a lot of leadership, Andersen told The Associated Press by phone. The reason for that is a lot of changes in organization and management. Its still the responsibility of the existing board to be able to make the right decision and be able to run the organization.Andersen is running against Croce and Paul Henderson of Canada, who was president of the organization from 1994-2004 and is a former member of the International Olympic Committee. Voting for the four-year term is Sunday in Barcelona.Andersen, who is vice president of construction and engineering company MT Hojgaard and active in the Dragon class, said World Sailing needs a transparent decision-making process.Management systems in World Sailing must stand up to scrutiny, he said. World Sailing must be accountable to its stakeholders. World Sailing need to preserve and strengthen the integrity of its financial and administrative system.Andersen said Croce has done a quite poor job.Hes wanted to change a lot of things and thats a part of the problem, Andersen said.World Sailing is on its third CEO since October 2014. There have been several controversies under Croces watch, including intense scrutiny on the international jury that handed down harsh penalties at the 2013 Americas Cup, sailing being dropped from the Paralympics and youth regattas being held in countries that discriminated against Israeli sailors.Henderson criticized World Sailing last week for a lack of transparency in its finances.Andersen aggrees, to a point.ddddddddddddOf course, all the financial issues need to be open and transparent. Just the fact were having a discussion of finances; we should never ever do that, he said. It should never be necessary. Paul is having a lot of issues where he is pointing at issues we should never have to point at. I would go about it a different way, but he has a point.Henderson has raised questions about a sponsorship deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom.I can say Im confused what actually is done with the Gazprom deal and the money, Andersen said. Pauls investigation shows theres something we need to look into but I dont have reason to believe something wrong has happened. But the lack of transparency makes everybody suspicious. Thats the real issue. That should never have happened. If you have a well-managed organization and are transparent, we shouldnt have this discussion because it should be transparent.The AP requested an interview with Croce. A London public relations firm that represents him responded with a statement attributed to Croce.This year has been significant for World Sailing on a number of fronts, including further improving and modernizing our governance, and I am pleased with the progress we have made in this important area, Croce is quoted as saying.He says he wants to ensure that World Sailing uses the best practices from the corporate and sporting worlds. If re-elected, he adds, he wants to cement sailings place in the Olympics and ensure parasailings return to the Paralympics.At 59, Andersen is the youngest of the three candidates. Henderson is 81 and Croce is 71.Andersen thinks he has a good chance of winning.I think I can make a difference, with long my management background, he said. Its something you can fix with a lot of hard work but its not difficult. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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