Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on February 6th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

..(Football)…….

Patriots..Coach Bill Belicheck refused to answer specific questions about benching of CB-Malcom Butler for entire game…Butler played (97.8%) of all defensive snaps this season….says he did not learn of benching till right before the game.

Patriots…Former CB-Brandon Browner says he believes marijuana was involved in Butler benching, plus a blowout with coaches, and a missed curfew….Former S-Ty Law says Belicheck should explain himself….Sources say the incident divided the locker room before the game…that led to Butler becoming tearful during the National Anthem.

Eagles..Coaches say they discovered a flaw in Pats pass coverage from watching them not handle Carolina run-pass option plays from early in the season…Said Pats could not handle bunch formations…Pats gave up (538Y) in loss.

NFL Officiating….League says it was ‘judgement call’ as to whether Nick Foles TD reception on Wildcat-reverse play was illegal….Foles re-set as a wingback to the right just off line of scrimmage….Question was whether RT was left uncovered and should have been an illegal formation?

Super Bowl TV Ratings…Had (47.4-Rating) nationwide…drop of 3% from last year, and lowest Super Bowl rating since 2010….Philadelphia had (56.2)…Boston (55.9)…Minnesota (54.9)…..Buffalo (56.4)…Pittsburgh (54.9) in highest rating around country.

NFL…Being criticized for allowing Dodge Ram Truck TV commercial to air that used a Martin Luther King audio speech as part of a sales pitch to buy trucks…..Ad agency says the King foundation approved the script.

NFL Draft Order…..1-Browns..2-Giants…3-Colts…4-Browns..5-Denver.
Cleveland…Will have Picks 1-and-4
Bills..will have Picks 21-22….only teams with multiple picks opening round.

Indianapolis…Police drunk driver who hit-killed Colts LB-Edwin Jackson and a Uber driver, was an illegal alien, who had been twice departed to Guatemala but made his way back into the country.

Chargers…OT-Joe Barksdale told the LA Times he has fought depression is entire career-thought about suicide during the season after injuring his foot in a fire with a teammate…said he was physically, emotionally, sexually abused while a youth.

Raiders..Release CB-David Amerson-6M cap figure.

CFL…Jim Stillwagon-star DT-Toronto Argoanauts-ex Ohio State star under Woody Hayes-passed away in Columbus on Sunday at age 68.

(Coaching)

Detroit..Hires Matt Patricia as head coach-called Bill Belicheck ‘a remarkable man’….a ‘great football mind…man…friend’…..’greatest coach in history’

Arizona…Hires Kirby Wilson-RB coach-ex Cleveland…Charley Harbison-DB coach-ex Auburn.

Bears..Hire Brad Childress as Offensive consultant..was in Kansas City the last two years.

NY Giants..Hire DeShea Townsend-assistant DB coach-ex Titans…Ben Wilkerson-assistant OL coach-ex Bears.

Lions..Hire Paul Pasqualoni-LB coach…ex-Syracuse-Boston College coach…has been assistant in NFL-Dallas-Jacksonville

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…….(Basketball)……….

Aztecs-at-Fresno State….SDSU (13-8)…(5-5) in MWC….Bulldogs (16-8)

Colorado State..Puts coach Larry Eustache on ‘Administrative Leave’ for anger management issues with staff member and players….second tine he has had issues at CSU since 2014.

AP Poll….1-Villanova…2-Virginia….3-Purdue…

(NBA)

LA Clippers-Dallas….Wild game Monday night action..Mav hit 11-3’s early….Tobias Harris-Dino Gallinari combined for 16-baskets in 3-quarters.

Lakers-vs-Suns…Tuesday matchup
Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball leaves workouts with soreness in sprained knee-has missed 16-games.

Cleveland..Report owner Dan Gilbert-LeBron James at odds over makeup of roster and Gilbert may let James walk as a free agent at end of year.

Indiana,,,F-Darren Collison-out 3W-knee scope surgery.

NBA Trade Deadline….comes up on Thursday….Clippers shopping both C-DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams.
Brooklyn-Milwaukee…Trade..Nets deal C-Ty Zeller to Bucks for G-Rashard Vaughn and 2nd round pick.

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…………(Baseball)………….

Mets..Sign FA-3B-Todd Frazier (2Y-18M)…split last year White Sox-Yankees..hit 27HRs
Texas..Sign FA-2B-Darwin Barney-ex Cubs
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Donnie Roach-ex Padres
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Guillermo Morocco-Pitched in Mexican League-Japan

Houston…sign OF-George Springer to (2Y-24M) contract extension.

Texas…Sells contract P-Tanners Scheppers to Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

Yankees..Name Marcus Thames-hitting coach-replacing Aaron Cockerel.

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………(Hockey)…………

Ducks-L-Maple Leafs (7-4)…Auston Matthews-William Nylander combined for 4-goals….Ducks G-Ryan Miller struggles in net…Ducks had 44-shots on goal but lost..Leafs won despite losing goalie Frederic Andersen-clipped on face mask by Corey Perry skate-suffered possible concussion….

Ducks-at-Buffalo…Tuesday game continuing tough Canadian road trip.

Kings…off till Wednesday game with Edmonton.

NY Rangers…Ask F-Rick Nash to give them list of teams he would accept trade too…has 15-goals this season.

Nashville..NHL suspends F-Filip Forsborg for cross check incident.

Nashville-Dallas..trade…Predators deal D-Andrew O’Brien to Stars for F-Mark McNeill…both playing in AHL.

Kings-Las Vegas….Trade…LA deals D-Zac Liske to Knights for draft pick.

San Diego Gulls…recall C-Mitch Hultz from Utah-ECHL.
Gulls-Iowa…Tuesdya night AHL action…Gulls in 3rd place in Pacific Division.

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…..(General)…………

Chelsea-L-Watford (4-1)….Blues give up 3-goals in 6-man span at end of game in awful loss.

Dr. Larry Nassar…sentenced to an additional 125-years in prison for molesting high school girls training at a Michigan gymnastics center….Had been sentenced last week for 165-years in prison for sexual abuse of Olympic Athletes.

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