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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Puma Rihanna Suede Creepers . -- Eric Kendricks had an up-and-down rookie year for Minnesota, learning on the job as the starter at middle linebacker, and a hamstring injury during training camp kept him out of all four preseason games last month.The growth process has only begun for Kendricks, playing a vital position in coach Mike Zimmers complex defense. Mistakes were made in the opener on Sunday at Tennessee, to be sure.The sign of his potential, though, was as clear as ever on one game-changing play by an instinctual, athletic player.With Everson Griffen pressuring Marcus Mariota, the Titans quarterback made a quick throw to wide receiver Harry Douglas that Kendricks leaped to intercept and return 77 yards for a touchdown to give the Vikings a 12-10 lead with 1:24 left in the third quarter. That was one of two scores by the defense in the 25-16 victory .Turnovers are big, man, Griffen said. If you can get two touchdowns like that a game by the defense, its going to be hard to get beat.Mariota faked an inside handoff on that play and shuffled back into the pocket, but Griffen wasnt fooled. The rush prompted a hurried pass by Mariota, who didnt see Kendricks moving to his right to dart in front of Douglas and undercut the route.The kid is amazing, Griffen said, and weve got a lot of players like that who can do that anytime.The key for Kendricks was reading Griffens rush, which told him pass and not run.I knew he was either going to get sacked or throw it, Kendricks said.The soft-spoken Kendricks, who was drafted in the second round last year out of UCLA, was a reluctant participant in the large-group conversation with reporters in the locker room on Monday about his highlight-reel play.I think we just know what we expect on defense, Kendricks said. We have a standard, and we just want to meet it.That was his first career interception, a feat he apparently told his mother he was aiming for in a text-message conversation prior to the game .Kendricks posted a screen shot of the message thread on his Instagram account, showing his response to moms initial encouragement for him to sack Mariota for her. After he wrote he wanted the interception, she even upped the ante to the touchdown.Kendricks was credited by Vikings coaches with seven tackles, including one for loss, in the game. He was one of five defensive players who never left the field, facing all 67 snaps by the Titans.I still have so much to improve on. Last game, I wasnt perfect by any means, and I made a lot of mistakes, Kendricks said. Im just trying to correct that this week in practice and work from there.Zimmer, naturally, agreed.There were some things that he was out of place. He was seeing ghosts a little bit a couple times, and really, all of our guys were at times, especially in the first half, Zimmer said. I think we settled down. We got under control. We figured it out.Early in training camp, before Kendricks was hurt, Zimmer praised Kendricks for his improvement.Last year, it was like he had too much coffee to drink, the coach said. Now hes settled down. I think he feels really comfortable.Game notes Kendricks became the eighth winner of the NFC Player of the Week award under Zimmer, who has started his third season. Five have been on defense and three have been on special teams. ... The Vikings held four players, including three starters, out of practice Wednesday: DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (knee), TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) and LT Matt Kalil (hip). Rhodes and Pruitt missed the first game, with Trae Waynes starting in place of Rhodes. Floyd and Kalil were hampered throughout training camp with their injuries.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Puma Suede Rihanna Femme . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. Puma Heart Patent Noir . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. http://www.creepersbyrihanna.fr/ .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Lightweight contender Robert Easter Jr. is dismissive of Richard Commey, his fellow undefeated opponent for a vacant lightweight world title on Friday (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) at the Santander Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.Every opponent you step in the ring with you have to respect, but its nothing unique I see coming from him, Easter said. Its nothing I havent seen or faced. So, like I said, this should be a walk in the park for me, and I say that with confidence.The fight will come on a Premier Boxing Champions card headlined by middleweight titlist Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) defending his secondary belt in a rematch against former junior middleweight titleholder Sergio Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs).Easter has every right to be confident. The 25-year-old from Toledo, Ohio is one of the most impressive up-and-comers at 135 pounds. He was a standout amateur and, at 5-foot-11, is exceptionally tall for the division. He also can crack. In his last fight, on April 1 in Washington, D.C., Easter scored an explosive one-punch fifth-round knockout of former junior lightweight titlist Argenis Mendez.He hasnt faced anyone like me and my agility, my power, my length, my reach, Easter said of Commey. He hasnt faced a guy like me. So, thats where I come in and take over this fight.Easter said he watched a little video on Commey and came away believing he would presents him with no particular issues.Seeing the few rounds I did watch is the skills, and I wouldnt say they were that good, Easter said. But hes just very strong. They say hes strong. But youre only strong to somebody you can hit. The skills are not much there. But I dont like to get hit that much. I wont get hit that much. Once I get him in my game plan, the fight is going to go my way the whole few rounds its going to last.Asked if perhaps he was bit overconfident against an opponent who has also never tasted defeat, is well conditioned and has been a road warrior, Easter said he was not.No, not at all. Not at all, Easter said. I believe in my skill and I know what Ill come and do, just like my last fight and fight before that and a few fights before that. Once I got my game plan, when I come in the ring, I know how to make the fighter try to adjust to me. Once I get a fighter try and adjust to me, then the fight is already won.The skills, you can see the skills, mine and his. Hes a straight come-forward fighter, try to hard punch and all that. But when you got boxingg and you can punch as well and you can move, dont matter. Puma Suede Pas Cher Femme. It speaks for itself.Commey (24-0, 22 KOs) and Easter (17-0, 14 KOs) are vying for the 135-pound world title vacated by Rances Barthelemy, who elected to move up in weight rather than face Commey, the mandatory challenger.Commey said it makes no difference to him that he is fighting Easter rather than Barthelemy. He is just looking forward to bring a title home to his native Ghana, known for its boxing greats such as Hall of Famer Azumah Nelson and former welterweight titleholder Ike Quartey.In fact, the 29-year-old Commey said he recently spoke to Nelson and got a bit of fight advice from him, which he did not detail. Commey said he was dismissing Easters talk of such a big skill advantage.What Ive seen of him, I know hes a great boxer, a skilled boxer, and he tries to move a lot but, likewise, I can box, Commey said. I can come forward. So, on the night of the fight, definitely, I know what Im going to do.Im very excited to have this opportunity to fight for the IBF lightweight world title. Ive worked so hard to get this opportunity and I know Robert Easter Jr. has also. So its going to be a great fight.Commey has fought in six different countries: Ghana, England, United States, Germany, Denmark and South Africa. The fight with Easter will be his second in the U.S.Ive been fighting all over the world. Im very comfortable fighting in the U.S., he said. I dont really think about where Im going to fight, just do my best, and whatever happens I take it because, as a boxer, I need to prepare. I need to be ready to go wherever to fight. Im ready to go anywhere to fight.The 5-9 Commey said Easters height advantage wont be an issue.Well, Im a tall guy and no matter what he does, I can win. Im strong, Commey said. And I can take punches and I can punch as well. I can do all that. If he cant he will lose. I respect the height and his reach and his skills as a boxer.I spar a lot of big guys like (former welterweight titlist) Joshua Clottey and I have the kind of power to excel in the gym and on fight night. I want to follow the tradition of Ghanaian boxing. So Im coming there to make sure, once I get my game plan underway, then Ill victorious. 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