Browse Month: October 2017

Indeed the amount of football on TV has exploded in the last decade.

Going forward, the Raiders have matchups against the Bills, Dolphins, Giants and Broncos in the coming weeks. Together, those four teams allow a 4.0 percent touchdown rate to wideouts, well below the league average of 4.6. That makes Coopers’ potential production going forward inconsistent at best, so move him while he’s at his peak value.

A slim majority, 51 percent, of Americans believes pro sports leagues should not require athletes to stand, while 47 percent believe athletes should stand. This is a reversal of the same question from September 2016, when 52 percent indicated that players should stand, while 43 percent said they should not be required to stand.

he has good size. What makes those guys special is his demeanor. งาง฿ I think that’s what allowed Jared to win the job as a freshman.”

After taking the college football world by storm during his freshman season, Rosen was shut down in 2016 because of injury. His value to the Bruins is evident in the record (1-5 the rest of the season) and through seven games this season, it’s clear that Rosen, like Goff during his third year as a starter at Cal, carries the offense with his highly-touted arm.

“Ten years ago, the NFL had 32 game windows through week six,” SBJ reported. “This year, it is up to 39, a 22 percent increase. It’s even more crowded in college, where the 2007 windows to this point added up to 105. This year, it’s at 179, up a whopping 71 percent.”

That number has spiked to 46.1 percent with Trubisky under center. Yet Howard’s ability to gain yards after defenders close in on him (defender within one yard) has increased from 3.81 without Trubisky to 4.2 with Trubisky. tigers_050-115x115

I don’t think he played in a complicated system in high school

In his senior year, his football team traveled an hour and a half to play Milbank High near the Minnesota border. In attendance was former SDSU offensive line coach Carl Larson, who at the time was the minister at American Lutheran Church in Milbank. He saw something in Goedert worthy of a phone call to his former boss in Brookings.

“He started out playing inside linebacker on defense. He ended up playing quarterback, receiver, tight end and running back on offense. He was the whole team,” Larson said. “I called coach Stig and told him, ‘This guy’s a player.’ That spring, he was back in Milbank with the track team. The best (discus) throwers there were throwing it maybe 120, 125 (feet). He came up and whipped it 156. So I called coach again.”

“I think they’re really similar,” former Cal coach Sonny Dykes said in 2015 prior to the only meeting between Goff and Rosen (a 40-24 UCLA win). “I think Josh has a big arm like Jared. Josh is pretty far along developed, physically. He’s a strong kid.

Later that afternoon, Goedert shows he’s come a long way, not only physically but mentally as well. After the entire offense watches film with offensive coordinator Eric Eidsness, Goedert and three other SDSU tight ends break off into a position meeting. Tight ends coach Luke Schleusner goes through a series of run and pass plays that make up the game plan for UNI, and it’s loaded with all kinds of terminology and hot reads. The fifth-year senior listens intently and absorbs it all, at one point interpreting an assignment to one of his fellow tight ends.

“His first year, his football IQ wasn’t too high,” Schleusner said. “I don’t think he played in a complicated system in high school. It was a challenge to get him lined up right, let alone execute a play. Now he’s got an incredible football IQ. We line him up all over the field, use him in a number of different ways, and he grasps it all very quickly.”tigers_049-115x115