ns knew his name as recently as just a few weeks ago. And the speedy wide receiver is OK with that.He considers himself an underdog DJ Moore Jersey 2019 , a guy who has been mostly overlooked during a brief NFL career that has included stops with Tennessee and Chicago."I feel like any competitor would feel that way about themselves if they were kind of going through the things a roster bubble guy like myself goes through," McBride said after a recent practice. "I'm not the only one who does and I'm not the only one who'll ever go through this, so I don't feel sorry for myself or anything."No need. Those days of anonymity might be over.McBride has had an impressive training camp with the Jets, running with the starting offense at times while making a strong push to make the team's opening-day roster."Yeah, I feel like I have a little chip on my shoulder and maybe I feel like I'm underrated," McBride said. "But that's fine. That's why I'm out here with this opportunity, to show people that I can play ball at the highest level."The 25-year-old McBride is part of a receiving corps that includes Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor. Beyond those four, it's unclear how many receivers will be kept among the remaining seven.ArDarius Stewart Blue DJ Moore Jersey , Chad Hansen and Charone Peake are recent draft picks, while Andre Roberts is a veteran who provides versatility on special teams as a returner. There's also Charles Johnson and Lucky Whitehead, once-promising youngsters who are coming off injuries.And then, there's McBride, who was signed to the Jets' practice squad last December after being waived by the Bears."They are all pretty solid," coach Todd Bowles said. "That's going to be a tough group when final cuts come down because all of them can play and all of them will probably play somewhere in this league. If we do let some go, they'll probably get picked up."McBride has four catches for 40 yards in the first two preseason games, and has really impressed coaches throughout the offseason and training camp."I'd say overall, I think I've taken advantage of the opportunities I've been given," McBride said. "I think most important is that Blue Christian McCaffrey Jersey , for the most part, it's been really consistent."McBride knows he has two more preseason games to further impress, including Friday night against the Giants.Bowles said he expects his starters to play a minimum of two quarters in the game. With Enunwa and Pryor uncertain to play as they continue to work back from injuries, McBride could have a significant role."Anything can happen," he said. "I've been surprised before. I would like to believe that they've put me out with the 1s (starters) for a reason, not just because. That's really what I have to go off of, that they trust me enough to be in there with the No. 1 quarterback and the No. 1 guys out there and that's what I'm here to do, make some plays with the top guys."McBride — whose given name is Douglas III — grew up in a military family that was often on the move. His father, Doug Jr., is a brigadier general in the U.S. Army and was stationed in places such as Hawaii Christian McCaffrey Jersey 2019 , Virginia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas and Maryland.Once the family got to Georgia, Tre's mother Pamela and sister Taylor settled there with him — even after Doug Jr. was sent to his next post — so they could establish some roots."Adapting to new environments and the way things are in the area I'm in is something that, at this point, comes natural to me," McBride said.He was a three-sport star at Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia, while playing on the football team as well as the basketball and track and field squads. From there he went on to play football at the College of William and Mary and was a starter by his sophomore season. He finished second in school history with 196 career receptions and was fifth with 2 Jordan Scarlett Carolina Panthers Jersey ,653 yards receiving.McBride's stock for the 2015 draft rose after he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds at the NFL combine, with some expecting him to be taken as high as the third round. Six rounds came and went, though, before Tennessee took him in the seventh as the 245th player chosen.McBride spent most of his first two NFL seasons bouncing back and forth between the Titans' practice squad, the active roster and waivers. After two catches in two years, McBride was among Tennessee's final cuts last September. He was claimed by Chicago and signed to the Bears' practice squad before being promoted and having eight catches for 144 yards in eight games — but was then waived and signed by the Jets."I've had great camps every year I've been in the league," he said. "When I get on the field and I get an opportunity, I can play ball. Maybe the numbers don't work out, maybe I'm not their guy, whoever it is Jordan Scarlett Jersey , but it's never because I didn't show that I could play."McBride might stick around this time — and his name is certainly catching on with Jets fans."I'm past everything that's happened in the past, except for what's going on right now," McBride said. "I'm kind of focusing on this opportunity and making the most of it." The format fits yet again after another disappointing loss by the Panthers."The goodThere were a number of players who had a nice game for the Panthers in spite of the outcome. Linebacker Luke Kuechly led the team with eleven tackles and two forced fumbles. Rookie cornerback Donte Jackson had a decent game as well with nine tackles, if you ignore the first play the Browns ran. Likewise running back Christian McCaffrey had 111 combined yards rushing and receiving and ran for two touchdowns. While those are worthy performances the player I have chose to highlight here is the break out game by rookie tight end Ian Thomas. Starting for the injured Greg Olsen the rookie looks ready to be the future at tight end for the Panthers. Thomas caught nine of eleven targets for 77 total yards. Five of his catches converted 3rd or 4th downs. I would have guessed Thomas’ nine catches doubled his season total but it turns out he now has 25 catches on the season for 201 yards. The badThe Browns came into the game saying they wanted to make big plays early in the game. How bad were the Panthers at stopping those big plays? As bad as that joke I just posted.Once again it was big plays that killed the Panthers defense. They gave up three plays of 50 yards or more, including a 51 yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Jarvis Landry. We knew it was going to be a long day when Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield connected with Breshard Perriman for 66 yards on his very first pass. Then Landry went for another 51 yards on an inside off guard jet sweep, the same play Landry scored on earlier in the game. The uglyFor this ‘award’ you could point to the ten Panthers penalties as the ugly. They once again ruined a field goal opportunity due to penalty. The play of the Panthers offensive line was also very ugly at times. While they only gave up one sack on the day Newton was under pressure all game. But for me the ugliest part was quarterback Cam Newton’s last three passes. The first two I’m referring to, if on point could have won the game. Neither of those two were as ugly as his last pass, the over throw that got picked off to end the game. This is two weeks in a row Newton has thrown really ugly interceptions late in the game. He now has twelve interceptions on the season to 24 touchdown passes. He has thrown eight of his interceptions during the five game losing streak. That is no coincidence my friends.