Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on December 16th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

………(Football)……………..

Chargers-Raiders…San Diego (5-8)…Raiders (10-3)….

Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon (997Y) rushing will not play…RBs-Kenneth Farrow..Ronnie Hillman..Andre Williams could be part of rotation…QB-Philip Rivers production dropped badly due to OL poor play….Last 6-Games..16-sacks..35-hits..56-pressures…15-turnovers…..On season..Chargers 30-turnovers..33-sacks allowed.

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr..(3,492P-24TD-5Int)…has been sacked just 13-times in 499-pass attempts…WRs-Amari Cooper-Michael Crabtree (144R) combined..11TDs.

Chargers..Mourn passing of LB-Chuck Allen-1 of great LBs in early years of old AFL…had 21-interceptions in San Diego…went to play for Steelers-Eagles…then was longtime Assistant GM-Seattle Seahawks.

(Scoreboard)

Seattle-W-LA Rams (24-3)..Russell Wilson (229P-3TD)..Seahawks defense 5-sacks..Rams just (126Y) passing..4-players leave with concussions including QB-Jared Goff..LA has just (183Y) total offens…now (4-10) on season.

(Schedule)

Patriots-Broncos…Who get whom in this game…Tom Brady-vs-Orange Crush blitz…Lots of speed receivers for New England vs weakened Denver secondary…What does Trevor Siemian do vs Bill Belicheck defense….Stat of the weekend…Brady-Belicheck just (2-7) in Denver in their careers.

Dallas-Tampa Bay…Jameis Winston has willed the Bucs to an (8-5) record…Cowboys are (11-2)…Dak Prescott numbers impressive (20-TD-4-Interceptions)

Lions-Giants..Could anyone have predicted both would be (9-4)…Matthew Stafford trying to play thru injured index finger on throwing hand…Eli Manning keeps making big pass plays.

Chiefs-Tennessee…Tough matchup for KC going to Nashville..both need victory to keep playoff positions….Can KC defense holdup vs the run..Might be field goal kicking contest.

Ravens-Eagles..Terrible tailspin by Philadelphia…QB-Carson Wentz struggling to make plays-now Darren Sproles hurt…Joe Flacco throwing a ton of passes and living off Baltimore defense success.

Steelers-Bengals..Disappointing season for Andy Dalton and Cincinnati…Steelers gettting big games from QB-RB-WR…just don’t know if Cincy has firepower to keep up.

Saints-Arizona..Drew Brees throwing too many interceptions…Cardinals season major disappointment and now release of WR-Michael Floyd.

Vikings-Colts..Andrew Luck ailing again…Sam Bradford carrying Vikes offense with no run game…Minnesota defense really tough.

Browns-Bills..Rex Ryan on thin ice…so is future of QB-Tyrod Taylor…Browns about to go (0-14).

Houston-Jacksonville…Texans need win…but Jaguars offense faltering badly…Coach Gus Bradley likely next head coach to go.

Green Bay-Chicago…Bitter cold weather in forecast….Matt Barkley playing okay as starter now…Aaron Rodgers..can he throw it in cold and wind?

Atlanta-49ers…Falcons banged up-need to put hot streak together like they did early in season…49ers likely to go (1-13)

Jets-Miami…No Ryan Tannehill could mean big problems for Dolphins…Jets have equally bad problems with their offense in a horrible season.

Carolina-Washington….Cam Newton looks terrible throwing the ball…Nothing wrong with Kirk Cousins…Washington run game real surprise this season.

(NFL)

Ravens..WR-Steve Smith throws tantrum after poor passing drills with QB-Joe Flacco.

Browns..NFl suspends OG_Alvin Bailey-2G..DUI arrest in November
Browns..TE-Terrelle Pryor says he’s playing like ‘garbage’..(1R-4Y) last week

Redskins..LB-Deshoiner Everett-fined (48,000) for 2-personal foul hits on RB-Darren Sproles.

Colts..Owner Jim Irsay-Vote of confidence-Coach-Chuck Pagano-GM-Ryan Grigson

Atlanta..Police pick up ex-Falcons RB-Jamal Anderson-exposed himself-masturbating in a convenience store in Suwanee.

(Roster)

Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Michael Floyd-ex Arizona-released after DUI arrest.
Patriots..Workout PR-Devin Hester-cut by Baltimore.
Arizona..Sign FA-WR-Jeremy Ross-ex Jets
Lions..Sign FA-LB-Cory Lemonier-LB-ex Browns

(Injuries)

Carolina..QB-Cam Newton-MRI on throwing shoulder.
Bears..WR-Marquess Wilson injures foot-3rd time this year.
Cowboys..WR-Dez Bryant-limited practice-back
Packers..RB-James Starks-concussion protocol after auto accident.
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-did practice despite shoulder issues
Rams..IR-DE-William Quinn-concussion..RB-Ben Cunningham-neck
Saints..IR-OT-Terron Armstrong-knee-quad issues.

(College)

California..Fires Art Kaufman-Defensive Coordinator..may hire Tim DeRuyter-ex Fresno State head coach.

Florida Atlantic..Hires Chris Kiffin-Ole Miss-Def Coordinator

Colorado..Mike McIntyre-named AP-Coach of the Year.

(Bowl Games)

Las Vegas Bowl…Aztecs (10-3)-vs-Houston (9-3)..SDSU coming off MWC championship win over Wyoming..Cougars beat nationally ranked Oklahoma-Louisville during the season.

San Diego State..RBs-DJ Pumphrey-Rashaad Penny combined (3,013Y) rushing..over (6.3YPC)…SDSU offense averaging (419YPG)….Aztecs defense (31-QB sacks…25-takeways-65-tackles for lossses)..giving up (320YPG)

Houston..Offense average (459YPG)…(48%) on 3rd down convesions…QB-Greg Ward (3,846APY-31TD)….Cougars defense allowed just (97Y) rushing per gme…allow just (325YPG)….37-sacks-90-tackles for loss..18-takeaways.

New Mexico Bowl..New Mexico-vs-Texas San Antonio
Camellia Bowl…Toledo-vs-Appalachian State
Cure Bowl..Central Florida-vs-Arkansas State
New Orleans Bowl..Southern Miss-vs-Louisiana Lafaytte

1-AA Playoffs-Semifinals
James Madison (12-1)-at-North Dakota State (12-1)
Youngstown State (11-3)-at-Eastern Washington (11-3)

Division II-Championships
North Alabama (11-1)-vs-NW Missouri State (14-0)
Division III-Championships
Wisconsin Oshkosh (13-1)-vs-Hardin-Baylor (14-0)

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………..(Baseball)…………..

Texas…Offers minor league contract to DH-Josh Hamilton-coming off knee surgeries..still owed 30M-on final year of contract.

Colorado..Sign FA-Mike Dunn-ex Marlins..had (3.59-ERA) in Miami
Detroit..Sign FA-P-Anthony Vasquez-ex Phillies
Toronto..Sign FA-P-TJ House-ex Indians
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Tommy Milone-ex Twins..2B-Eric Sogard-ex’A’s..P-Andy Oliver-ex Tigers

Cubs..Discussing front office job with longtime catcher Dave Ross

Rod Carew…Legendary Twins-Angels star having Heart-Kidney transplant surgery in LA.

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…………….(Basketball)………………….

Lakers-at-Philadelphia…LA has lost 8-games in row.
Clippers-at-Miami…LA now (19-7) on season.

NBA..Broadcaster Craig Sager passes away after 3-year battle with Leukemia

Golden State..C-Zaza Pachulia-out with sprained wrist.

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………….(Hockey)……………….

Ducks-W-Boston (4-3)..Anaheim wipes out (2-0) Bruins lead on road..Boston scored 2-goals in (:13)…Ducks score 4-in row..Jon Bernier 31-saves in Anaheim win.

Kings-W-Detroit (4-1)..Tyler Toffoli-goal and assist….

LA Kings-at-Pittsburgh…Friday night matchup

Ottawa..D-Mike Hoffman facing suspension for violent cross check to back of head of San Jose F-Logan Coture.

Flyers…Have won 10-games in row…longest win streak since 1980s.

San Diego Gulls….Try to snap 3-game losing streak….host Stockton Heat in Friday-Saturday games.

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………….(General………….

Garrett Gomez…Longtime jockey-found of drug overdose in Tucson…won 13-Breeders Cup races…history of substance abuse.

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