Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers-Cleveland…San Diego finally wins a game against an (0-14) Browns team which does not have a quarterback….

Browns…Pick a stat, and Cleveland has horrible numbers…Offense (300YPG)…Defense (400YPG)….50-TDs allowed…53-QB-Sacks allowed…(-10) turnover ratio….Blowout losses 19-20-20-21-25 this year…5-different starting QBs this year….25-different starting QBs since franchise returned in 1999….Ranked #30 on offense…#31-on defense…

Chargers….San Diego nightmare offensive line play last 7-games (17-turnovers..19-QB sacks..43-hits…64-pressures on Philip Rivers……Bolts with 32-turnovers to go with 36-sacks…No Melvin Gordon this week again…San Diego has blown 4th quarter leads in 7-games this season…Chargers cannot lose or can they?

(Scoreboard)

Giants-L-Eagles (24-19)…Philadelphia picks off Eli Manning 3-times..Malcom Jenkins has 2-interceptions-taking 1-back for score…Manning (38-63) 356Y-in loss-broke club record for most pass attempts in a game…New York lost despite (470Y) in offense and running 88-plays…Eagles QB-Carson Wentz (152P) TD-Int in game….With Giants loss-Cowboys clinch home field advantage for entire NFC playoffs…NY had won 8-of-9 games.

(Schedule)

Denver-Kansas City….Broncos in terrible slide….Cannot run the ball…Trevor Siemian struggling get ball into the endzone…Chiefs playing defense first..hoping to score just enough to win-just not lots of firepower for Alex Smith…but it is at Arrowhead so that helps.

Rams-San Francisco…Combined record (5-23)…QB’s struggling…San Francisco no defense…Rams no offense.

Atlanta-Carolina…Cam Newton remains enraged refs not protecting him from helmet hits…Falcons have explosive offense..Still no Luke Kuechly sighting…Panthers 1-week away from ending horribly disappointing season.

Washington-Chicago…Redskins late season fade troubling…who knows future of QB-Kirk Cousins…Bears misery may lead them to determine Matt Barkley might be QB to go with instead of Jay Cutler.

New England-Jets…Terrible seson for New York…Team never recovered from Ryan Fitzpatrick QB-holdout all of off season and camp…never survived some real attitude issues on defense…Patriots striving for home field advantage entire playoff run.

Miami-Buffalo…Dolphins final two thirds of season pretty good…Backup QB-Matt Moore has to face Bills defense…Miami must face bitter cold weather and wind also in upstate New York…Rex Ryan-can he keep his job…maybe if they have another upset win in their pocket.

Tennessee-Jacksonville…Titans need a win to stay in playoff hunt…Jaguars fired coach Gus Bradley-won’t mean much since erratic Blake Bortels is still at QB.

Green Bay-Minnesota…Aaron Rodgers dragging Packers into wild card playoff race…Some collapse by Vikings, no run game, no offensive line, wasting great defensive season…(5-0) start wiped out by 7-losses in 9-games.

Oakland-Indianapolis…Amazing turn around by Raiders…from (56-136) record over 11-years, to (11-3) this season…Colts trying to hang on in wildcard playoff race, need monster game from Andrew Luck at QB.

Seattle-Arizona…Russell Wilson is carrying Seahawks…Weight of world too heavy for Carson Palmer in Arizona. Cards defense big disappointment this year in non playoff season.

New Orleans-Tampa Bay…Bucs need big numbers and no turnovers from QB-Jameis Winston….Saints Drew Brees putting up tremendous numbers in non playoff season for Saints.

Bengals-Houston… Disappointing year for team wrapped around Andy Dalton…Texans benched turnover prone QB-Brock Osweiler to go with backup Tom Savage.

Ravens-Steelers..Dandy of a matchup…Ben Roethlisberger and all his big play pieces in the tool box, against the rock hard Ravens defense…..Wildcard in this one will be Joe Flacco playing bombs away against sub-standard Steelers secondary.

Dallas-Detroit…Dak and Zeke (Prescott & Elliot) keep winning…..Matthew Stafford running a balanced offense for first time ever…Too much Cowboys in this one.

(NFL)

NFL..Sends memo to teams mandate additional interviews under the Rooney Rule umbrella…Offensive and Defensive Coordinators job must contain interviews with minorities also in addition to head coaches.

Giants..WR-Odell Beckham fined (18,000) for wearing designed cleats with artwork saluting the late Craig Sager-TNT.

Arizona…Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell said team released WR-Michael Floyd after (.217) Blood Alcohol DUI because he was unapologetic.

(Injuries)

Chargers..OT-King Dunlop misses practice again knee
Chargers..OG-Orlando Franklin misses practice again with illness
Denver..RB-CJ Anderson-recovering from torn meniscus will not be reactivated this season.
Vikings..RB-Adrian Peterson misses practice with groin injuries after just 1-game.
Raiders..DE-Mario Edwards-first full workout-been out with hip issues
Redskins..CB-Greg Toler-cleared for workouts-been out with concussion.
Patriots..Activate 3rd QB-Jacoby Brissett-from IR-coming off thumb surgery

(College Football)

Potato Bowl…Idaho-W-Colorado State (66-51)..QB-Matt Linehan (381-4TD) in Vandals stunning win..RB-Isiaha Sanders (147R)….Rams QB-Nick Stevens (445P-5TD) in loss…Idaho leaving Division 1-football to drop to Division 1-AA and rejoin the Big Sky Conference….

(Schedule)–Friday

Bahamas Bowl…Eastern Michigan-vs-Old Dominion
Armed Forces Bowl..Navy-vs-Louisiana Tech
Dollar Bowl-New Orleans…Ohio-vs-Troy State

UGeorgia…Fines Off Coor Shane Beamer (25,000) and places him on probation…Beamer had obtained game plan information from Wake Forest source, while at Virginia Tech, and did not inform his father-coach Frank Beamer-nor any school officials..

Ole Miss..Hires Matt Lubick-Oregon as Rebels new offensive coordinator.

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……………………..(Baseball)…………………….

Padres…Open talks with ex-Angels ace Jered Weaver…(34Y) righthander has gons (158-93) career record..but last 2-seasons (19-24) with 5.04-ERA……

Padres…Offer contracts to free agent P-Jake Peavy-Giants…Trevor Cahill-Cubs.

Padres…Randy Smith-former GM-Director International Scouting for Padres-released in November..hired as special consultant for Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.

(Roster)

Indians..Win bidding war for FA-1B-Edwin Encarnarcion…signs (3Y-60M) deal with 5-M buyout..hit 42-homers with 127-RBIs last season in Toronto…Had been seeking 5Y-100M deal-but clubs refused to go beyond 3-for-34 year old slugger.
Pirates..Re-sign FA-P-Ivan Nova-ex Yankees..(3Y-26M)

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………………(Basketball)…………………..

Aztecs-W-Southern Mississippi (66-51)….Zy Cheatem scores (16P-13R) in SDSU win…Defense held So-Miss to 33% shooting…..Aztecs led (14-3) at start…built 18-point lead but let it get away-finally pulled away in 2nd half…Opening game of Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu…SDSU plays Tulsa on Friday afternoon in 2nd round game.

USD-W-North Texas State (69-68)…Toreros G-Olin Carter hit 3-point shot (:07) left to rally USD to win after Toreros had blown a 20-point lead in the game…Coach Lamont Smith’s team has won 5-games in a row.

Duke…Suspends star F-Grayson Allen for intentionally tripping player this past weekend…3rd tripping incident this season.

Syracuse..Coach Jim Boeheim under fire for 33-point loss this week..aftermath of NCAA sanctions from two years ago.

(NBA)

Lakers-L-Miami (115-107)….Lakers blow 19-point lead for 2nd night in a row-lose to Heat..Hassan Whiteside-Jameis Winslow combined for (46P-26R) in Miami win…Lakers without F-Julius Randle-returned home for birth of child…LA has lost 11-of-12…now (10-21).

Clippers-San Antonio…..

Lakers-at-Orlando….Friday night matchup.

Denver..Ex-Nuggets coach George Karl writing new book-rips Carmelo Anthony…”user of people…addicted to spotlight…Low demand on defense….No committment to do hard-dirty work on defense”

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……………….(Hockey)……………..

LA Kings-W-Nashville (4-0)…G-Peter Budaj makes 28-saves..Jeff Carter scores another goal…

Ducks-L-Ottawa (2-1) OT…Senators D-Mike Hoffman scores power play goal in OT…..

LA Kings-at-Dallas..Friday night matchup.

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