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  1. Letting Jason Avant go was right decision for Panthers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tuesday's decision to cut Jason Avant wasn't some knee-jerk reaction to the veteran wide receiver suggesting the Carolina Panthers could have been more aggressive with the play calling in the final minutes of Sunday's 19-17 loss. ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Prediction: Patriots will beat Bengals

    Mike Reiss

    As things crumbled around the New England Patriots on Monday night in an embarrassing performance against the Chiefs, the knee-jerk reaction was that maybe they just aren't that good. But after rewatching the game, I actually felt like it wasn't as m...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. Is A's Coliseum lease bad for Raiders?

    Paul Gutierrez

    How does the 10-year lease agreement between Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics and the Oakland Coliseum Authority to have the A's keep playing for the next decade in O.co Coliseum affect the Oakland Raiders? The knee-jerk reaction of the d...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  4. Digesting some C's thoughts

    Chris Forsberg

    Some scattered thoughts while navigating Memorial Day weekend (a hail storm that just ripped through our neck of the woods sent us from grilling to blogging): • CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE: The knee-jerk reaction for many fans after the Boston Celti...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  5. Miami morning take: What will Ross do?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Friday from around the Web: Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald writes Dolphins owner Stephen Ross still hasn't made his decision. Morning take: Credit Ross for not making a knee-jerk reaction ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. What we learned: Week 12

    Chantel Jennings

    Here are three things we learned about the Wolverines in their triple OT win over Northwestern: 1. The offensive is still in a bad place. With an emotional win and some big plays made down the stretch, the knee-jerk reaction to the game might be s...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  7. Pat Haden's decision to fire USC head coach Lane Kiffin wasn't a ...

    Arash Markazi

    Pat Haden's decision to fire Lane Kiffin wasn't a hasty reaction to one game.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  8. Keep the credit, Leach happy with the win

    Kevin Gemmell

    When an unranked team beats a ranked team, there is a knee-jerk reaction to place the blame squarely on the ranked team for "not taking care of its business." Case in point: Washington State's win Saturday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum over the N...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  9. Newsome still doesn't regret Boldin trade

    Jamison Hensley

    When the Baltimore Ravens lost tight end Dennis Pitta to a season-ending hip injury, the knee-jerk reaction was that the Ravens now must be regretting the trade of wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers. But that's not general manager...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  10. RVP reminder, Barca balancing act

    Gabriele Marcotti

    It was "only" the Community Shield, granted. And, no, beating Owen Coyle's second-tier Wigan at Wembley doesn't earn you any gold stars. But it does mean you've avoided more controversy and acrimony and, perhaps, a knee-jerk reaction, of the kind tha...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  11. RVP reminder, Barca balancing act

    Gabriele Marcotti

    It was "only" the Community Shield, granted. And, no, beating Owen Coyle's second-tier Wigan at Wembley doesn't earn you any gold stars. But it does mean you've avoided more controversy and acrimony and, perhaps, a knee-jerk reaction, of th...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  12. Wash: Nelson Cruz's cold streak not unusual

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right fielder Nelson Cruz has 15 strikeouts in his last 13 games and is batting .216 with three RBIs over that span. The knee-jerk reaction is to think that the cloud of the Biogenenis scandal is hanging over Cruz -- a decision...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  13. Henry arrival will bring brawn to inventive midfield

    Sean Smith

    It is easy to imagine the negative knee-jerk reaction to the imminent arrival of Karl Henry for a fee of GBP;1 million at Loftus Road. After all, the man is 30-years-old and could be seen as a little too old for the new young and keen policy. But we ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  14. Scouting report: Tommy Kelly

    Field Yates

    When a team signs a free-agent -- any free-agent -- it often seems that the knee-jerk reaction to the deal is to compare that player to another free-agent signing from the past. Along those lines, when the Patriots agreed to terms on a two-year de...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  15. Rangers chief Green defends 'racist' language

    ESPN staff

    Rangers chief executive Charles Green has accused an anti-racism body of a "knee-jerk reaction" over comments published in a Sunday newspaper interview.

    Story | April 09, 2013
  16. Bengals aim to beat rivals at own game

    Jamison Hensley

    The Cincinnati Bengals had the most salary-cap room in the NFL when free agency started, and they still have a huge amount now. The Bengals showed no interest in signing wide receiver Wes Welker or safety Dashon Goldson. The knee-jerk reaction i...

    Blog | April 03, 2013