Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on January 13th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Chargers…Head Coach Brandon Staley season ending Press Conference:

..All endings are a beginning..we build now off what we learned
..This is a special team-we are building something that will last
..We have developed a competitive character
..Would not change alot from the lst year as coach
..Coaches as defensive coordinator as well as I could
..I have a library full of experience from my first year
..I want to be a complete coach-was doing alot of things for 1st time
..I learned quickly about things I need to do
..Now I know what I have to do to improve
..Scrutiny of my play calls is fine..I know gravity of job I have
..We designed our packages to fit our strengths of the team
..Our identity as beign aggressive helped us win games
..I was energized to call plays on defense-improved as we wen along
..It takes 1-to-3 years to build our type of defense
..Our run defense-3rd down defense impacted by lack continuity players
..Our inconsistency was triggered by who was not in there in DL and DBs
..We lacked continuity on defense because of injuries
..Fixing the defensive line will be center of our thought process
..Now we know what we have to do in off season
..We had a defensive fight all season long to find consistency on 3rd downs
..Not talk about talent-we need to build a complete team
..Goal is to be a complete season-having 2nd off season will help
..All of our draft picks were active players on game day and did well

..Justin Herbert-Wanted to get system right for him to excell
..Created a structure around him to see player he could be
..Had to rebuild the front..need be a Line of Scrimmage team-we were
..Our system challenged him-he will be better with 2nd off season
..We got it right-he threw for 5,000-yards
..He improved so much as a player and leader
..We have laid a good foundation here in less than 11-monthsS

..Mike Williams-made him complete receiver-he left it all on the field
..Uchenna Nwosu-toughness-versatility as DE-LB-showed full talents
..Kenneth Murray will be a behind ball inside linebacker-not edge guy
..Andre Roberts was our security blanked in return games
..Michael Davis-Learning what it takes to be complete DB in new system
..Has to learn how to play with all techniques we want
..Learn how to run with receivers-Cushion coverage-Zone concepts
..Learn play open receivers-tackling-how to play ball in air-back to ball

Rams..Sign FA-S-Eric Weddle-ex Chargers-Ravens..has not played in 2-seasons
Rams..Sign FA-S-Blake Countess-ex Eagles
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(NFL Notes)

Giants..owner John Mara-‘Most embarrassing time as owner of team…rock bottom;..Hole is so deep we need new leaders to climb out’

Giants..Will interview Joe Hortiz-Ravens for GM job
Giants..Will interview Wink Martindale-Ravens for coaching job

Carolina..Interview Mike Groh-Eagles-vacant Off Coor job
Carolina..Will interview Klint Kubiak-Vikings for Off Coor job

Bears..will interview Omar Khan-Steelers..Eliott Wolf-Patriots-for GM job

NFL-TV Ratings..48-of-50 top rated TV shows were NFL games
NFL..Games averaged 17M-viewers per game…10% increase
NFL..Monday Night Football ratings up 16%.
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(Injuries-Illness)

Packers..LB-Za’darius Smith-cleared to practice
Dallas..Activated LB-Micah Parsons..OT-Tyro Smith from Covid list
Tampa Bay..Activate RB-Leonard Fournette-RB-Gio Bernard from IR
Tampa Bay..RB-Ronald Jones out with ankle issue
Arizona..Rule out WR-DeAndre Hopkins-knee issues
49ers..OT-Trent Williams-miss practice elbow injuries
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(College Football)

UCLA…Offensive Coordinator Justin Frye-resigns
Prairie View..Hies ex NFL player Bubba McDowell as head coach

Penn State..Top RB-Noah Cain enters NCAA Transfer Portal
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…(Basketball)

Lakers-Sacramento…LA led (67-61) at halftime…LeBron James (17P)…Lakers hit 8-3’s….Lakers held Buddy Heild to 1-basket in opening hlf…Wednesday game

Lakers..F-Carmelo Anthony-out with back stiffness
Lakers..Sign FA-F-Sekou Daumbouya (6’8-F)..ex Pistons (5P-2R)

Clippers-at-New Orleans..Thursday game

Clippers-W-Denver..Came from 25-points behind to beat Nuggets-Tuesday

NBA..Confirms 515-staff members have tested positive with Covid since December 7th thru into January..Staff members are all personnel who work with players.

Washington..Report C-Montrzl Harrell..G-Kentavious Pope threw punches at each other in locker room at  halftime dispute on Tuesday

Utah..Sign FA-F-Zylan Cheatem-ex Miami
Denver-Boston..Open trade talks about Nuggets F-Jeff Green
76ers..Agent for G-Ben Simmons meets with team to discuss possible trade

Portland..G-Damian Lillard will have surgery for tendon damage-abdomen-out 8W

Washington..G-Brad Beal-tests positive for Covid-2nd time
Pacers..Activate G-Caris LaVert from Covid list
Spurs..Activate F-Thad Young from Covid list

 

Aztecs…Mountain West Conference cancels next Tuesday game witn UNLV as Covid issues continues..SDSU has now hand 5-games postponed in MWC…..Could be in lockdown for 10-days because of California rules about Covid.

USD-Portland…WCC-game on Thursday..Toreros (8-7) on season

Duke..Coach Mike Kryzyzewski in isolation with possible Covid test.
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…(Baseball)…

Jon Lester…Retires after legendary career with Red Sox-Cubs..(200-117) record..won 3-World Series rings.

Atlanta-A’s..Had trade talks about deal for 1st baseman Matt Olson as possible replacement if Fred Freeman leaves as free agent.

Twins..Sign FA-P-Dereck Rodriguez-ex Rockies-Giants

Yankees..interview Eric Hinske for hitting coach job-ex Arizona-Cubs-Angels
Twins..Will retire (#36) of P-Jim Kaat
Mets..Reitre (#17) of 1B-Keith Hernandez.
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…(Hockey)…

Kings-Penguins…Thursday night game

Ducks…Off till Friday game Minnesota.
Ducks..Send G-Lukas Dostal to AHL-San Diego Gulls

KHL-Kontinental Hockey League-Russia..shuts down till January 22nd after 124-players test positive for Covid

New Jersey..lost both goalies Akira Schmid-Mackenzie Blackwood-Covid list
Dallas..G-Braden Holtby..F-Alex Radulov on Covid list
Buffalo…Have lost 4-goalies..2-injured..2-Covid
Edmonton..F-Kyle Turris on Covid list

Las Vegas..C-Jack Eichel returns to practice-2 months after neck surgery

Montreal..Sign FA-F-Rem Pitlick-ex Minnesota Wild

Vancouver..Report Canucks putting G-Jaroslav Halak  on trade block
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…(General)…

Australian Open…Outpouring of anger at #1 seed-Novak Djokovic over his multiple violations of Covid protocols after he was diagnosed with Covid.

English Premier League Soccer-Scoreboard:
..West Ham-W-Norwich City…Jarrod Bowen scores 2-goals for West Ham

Indy Car Racing…Veteran driver Juan Pablo Montoya signs to run Indy 500 for Team Arrow.
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