Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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…………….(Football)……………

Chargers…Brandon Staley-new head coach..impressive press conference-lasted 97-minutes
..Rams gave me opportunity of a lifetime to be a coordinator
..Chargers given me same opportunity to be head coach
..Will call the plays defensively for team
..We will compete…we will be on a mission
..Justin Herbert thrived in 2-minute drill..we will go no huddle
..I will teach Justin Herbert about defenses too
..My vision of offense fits Justin Herbert
..Will not impose my offense on Justin..play to his strengths
..Unique skill set QB
..I am believer in use of analytics
..Will shape my defense around my players
..I want an Off Coord with character and content
..Players can tell within 6-minutes if you are sincere and smart

Chargers..GM Tom Telesco..
..He blew us away during our interviews.
..He learned from special people including Vic Fangio
..Knows how to use pieces on his roster
..His fronts-coverages put stress on QBs
..There were no buzz words or platitudes..just information
..He gave us substantive answers

John Spanos comments..
..We had 2-buckets to fill…leadership ability..knowledge
..He is a strategy expert
..He has a clear vision how to do this
..His references glowed about his ability to connect
..He played QB and built defenses
..He views things thru a different lens.

Chargers..Hire Joe Barry-LB Coach and run game coordinator-ex Rams
Chargers..Interview Jon Gannon-Colts for Def Coord job-was DB coach
Chargers..Interview Renaldo Hill-Broncos DB coach for Def Coor
Chargers..Interview Jay Rogers-Chicago Bears for DL job
Chargers..Grant Steelers permission to interview Pep Hamilton-QB coach

Eagles..Hire Nick Sirianni-Head Coach-ex Colts Off Coord

Rams..Hire Raheem Morris-Def Coord-ex Falcons-Bucs coach
Rams..Hire Joe DeCamillus-Special Teams-ex Jaguars

Jaguars..Hire Joe Cullen-Def Coord-ex Ravens
Jaguars..Hire Tom Gamble-Assistant GM from CFL-Montreal Alouettes
Jaguars..Interview Marcus Brady-Colts QB coach for Off Coord job
Jaguars..Interview Darrell Bevell-ex Lions-Packers for Off Coord job

Cowboys..Hire Alan Durde-DL coach-ex Atlanta

Jets..Hire Jeff Ulbrich-Def Coord-ex Falcons
Jets..Hire Hayes Pullard-LB coach-ex Chargers-Jaguars
Jets..Hire Ricky Manning-DB coach-ex Rams

Steelers..Interview Hue Jackson-ex Bengals-Browns for Off Coord job
Steelers..Keith Butler-Def Coord-signs 1-year extension

Atlanta..Fire Dirk Koetter-Off Coord..Greg Knapp-QB coach..also DL-OL-Special Teams coaches.
Atlanta..Hire Dave Ragone-Off Coord-ex Bears
Atlanta..Hire Dean Pees-Def Coord-ex Ravens-Patriots coach
Atlanta..Hire Charles London-QB coach-ex Bears

Vikings..Off Coord-Gary Kubiak retires

Washington..Hire Martin Mayhew as GM..ex-49ers-Lions
Washington..Hire Marty Hurney-Football Ops job..ex Carolina GM

Detroit..Lions new head coach Dan Campbell..obscenity laced opening press conference…”Want to be like people in Detroit…street fighters”…”Going to be last one standing-kick you in the teeth”

Jets..New head coach Robert Saleh…”We will be all gas-no breaks” this season when we play”

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(Roster Moves)

Steelers..Sign FA-Dwayne Haskins-ex Washington
Giants..Sign FA-DE-Breeland Speaks-ex Chiefs

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(Playoffs)

Chiefs-Bills…Weather forecast 44-degrees showers on Sunday in Kansas City…Patrick Mahomes-Travis Kelce-Tyreek Hill-Sammy Watkins-Mercole Hardman and high powered offense vs Josh Allen-Stephon Diggs-Cole Beasley in what could be a shootout in good weather…Chiefs have gone (25-1) over last year and a half.

Chiefs…QB Patrick Mahomes took all snaps with 1st unit on Thursday…likely to start on Sunday…RB-Le’Veon Bell-missed practice-knee..RB-Clyde Hellaire missed practice-hip issue.

Chiefs Notes:
..Mahomes (39TD-6Int) on year
..Mahomes (38-8) career record..(5-1) playoffs
..Mahomes (21-5) at Arrowhead
..Chiefs won 25-of-last 26-games

Bills Notes:
..Josh Allen (23-9) last two years
..Allen (48TD-10 Int) this year
..Bills wins vs Miami-Ravens-Colts-Steelers-Seattle-Rams this year

Packers-Tampa Bay…Weather forecast 29-degrees-snow showers on Sunday at Lambeau Field..Green Bay (3-5) in NFC title games…Bucs (1-2) in title games…Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams-Aaron Jones-vs-Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski-Mike Evans-Chris Godwin-Rob Gronkowski-Cameron Grate in firepower matchup.

Packers Notes:
..Aaron Rodgers (75-18-1) at Lambeau Field
..Rodgers (5-2) home playoff games
..Rodgers (80-20-1) career at Lambeau Field
..Rodgers (137-71) in career
..Rodgers (29-7) in two years with Matt LaFleur-head coach
..Rodgers (1-3) in NFC title games
..Rodgers (50TD-5Int) this year

Bucs Notes:
..Tom Brady (44TD-12 Int) this year
..Brady (230-69) in career record
..Brady  (32-11) record in playoffs
..Brady (104-47) road record career
..Brady (13-7) on road playoffs
..Brady (9-4) in title games

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(College Football)

PAC 12-Conference…Fire Commissioner Larry Scott…earned 60M
over 11-year period but failed in launch of Pac 12-Network…never got distribution…Criticized for not having relationships with ADs..Presidents want next Commissioner  “show up at schools and want to help”…not be a “Corporate CEO”.

Tennessee..Hire Danny White as Vols AD…was AD-Central Florida
Arizona State..Hire ex NFL-LB-Antonio Pierce as Def Coord
Arizona State..Name ex-NFL coach Marvin Lewis-Associated head coach
Missouri..Hire Steve Wilks-Def Coord-ex head coach Arizona Cardinals
Alabama.OC-Landon Dickerson files for NFL draft
Alabama..Hire Bill O’Brien as Off Coord…ex Houston Texans..Penn State head coaches

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…………..(Basketball)………….

Lakers-W-Milwaukee (113-106)…LeBron James (34P)…Lakers hit 19-3’s……Beginning of 7-game road trip…Lakers (12-4) on season.

Lakers-at-Chicago…Saturday game

Clippers-at Oklahoma City…Friday matchup…Clippers (11-4)

NBA…considering new Covid Protocol…Teams have outbreak…NBA will “park team” cancel games for a week to quarantine that team.

Memphis..Grizzlies-next 3-games cancelled
Washington-Milwaukee-cancelled..Wizards 6-games in row cancelled

Orlando..G-Markelle Fultz-surgery-torn ACL-miss rest of year

Aztecs-at-Air Force…SDSU (9-4)..(3-3) in conference face (4-8) Falcons team…play Friday and Sunday night games at 7,000′ altitude.

USD-Portland…Saturday game..Toreros (1-6)
UCSD-UC Davis..Saturday game..Tritons (2-3)..had 7-games cancelled

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…………..(Baseball)……………..

Twins..Sign FA-P-JA Happ-ex Yankees..was (31-16) in NY
Washington..Sign FA-2B-Hernan Perez-ex Cubs-Brewers
Astros..Sign FA-C-Jason Castro-ex Padres
Brewers..Sign FA-OF-Daniel Robertson-ex A’s
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Asher Wojciechowski-ex Orioles

Reds..Open talks with FA-SS-Andrellton Simmons-ex Reds
Atlanta..Open talks with FA-C-JT Realmuto-ex Phillies
Houston..Re-sign OF-Michael Brantley (2Y-32M)

Giants..Confirm former C-Mike Sadek passes away (74Y)..spent 9-years as backup catcher with team.

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……………(Hockey)…………..

LA Kings-Colorado…Avalanche led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time…Kings (0-3) start to year

Kings-at-St Louis..Saturday game

Ducks-Colorado…Friday game…Ducks off to (1-3) start..scored just 5-goals in 4-games.

Ducks..Send veteran G-Anthony Stolarz to Gulls training camp
Ducks..Send D-Kodie Curran to Gulls..was MVP in Swedish League with Rogle
Ducks..Send C-Isac Lundestrom to Gulls
Ducks..Sign FA-D-Madison Boway-ex Red Wings-Capitals for AHL-Gulls roster

Toronto..MRI-C-Joe Thornton-shoulder issue
Toronto..F-Nick Robertson-out 4W-knee
Ducks..Lose D-Josh Manson-6W-Oblique injury
Pittsburgh..D-Markus Petterson placed on long term IR with injury
Vancouver..D-Travis Harmonic..D-Alex Edler-both knocked out injuries

Washington..F-Alex Ovechkin is one of 4-players put on Covid list
Washington..Coach Peter Violette put into isolation-positive test

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…………(General)………….

PGA-American Express Classic-LaQuinta…
(65)..Brandon Nagy 10-birdies in first round
(66)..Byeong An leads 4-way tie
(67)..Charl Schwartzl heads up big group tied third

Farmers Insurance Open..Jon Rham-Jordan Spieth sign to play at Torrey Pines…#1-ranked Dustin Johnson not yet committed.

English Premier League-Scores
..Liverpool-L-Burnley..Ashley Banks scores on penalty shot (83′) to trigger upset…snaps Liverpool 68-match unbeaten string at Anfield.

English Premier League…Off weekend for teams to play in FA Cup games

Rolex 24-Hours of Daytona…Jimmie Johnson-Simon Pagenaud team together for road race….Chase Elliott..Scot Dixon..Sebastian Bordais also on the grid this weekend

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