6. Had a good conversation with Dan Quinn on Saturday night. The fired Falcons coach has done something I think is really bright. “I did a 360 on myself,” Quinn said. He asked TV journalist/analyst Laura Okmin to reach out to 30 to 40 people Quinn had either coached with, coached, or knew well in his NFL life. Quinn asked Okmin to talk to these 30 or so people about what the coach needed to do better. No names; Quinn wanted honesty, and told Okmin to grant anonymity. “I wanted to know my blind spots,” Quinn said. “Most often, when you’re the head coach, people tell you what they think you want to hear. I wanted to get the truth, right between the eyes.” So Okmin reached out and reported back to Quinn. He was a bit coy about what exactly he learned, but one thing he discovered is he didn’t have the kind of pipeline that a coach needs to have to last a long time in one place. He needed to develop—as coaches like Bill Belichick, Mike … [Read more...] about FMIA Week 11: Patrick Mahomes and the Moments Competitors Love; Alex Smith and the Spirit of Thanksgiving
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A four-star recruit, Jackson committed to and signed with Michigan out of Oakley (Calif.) Freedom. He took his talents to Michigan as the 247Sports Composite's No. 303 overall prospect, No. 41 wide receiver and No. 43 player in California for the 2019 recruiting class. … [Read more...] about WATCH: Giles Jackson opens second half with 95-yard KO TD return
Rabada, though, pointed out he would not enforce his opinion on his team-mates because it was an individual responsibility. "And most certainly I wouldn't want to shove my opinions or my ideals down anyone's throat," he said on Thursday. "Like I said, if I am on this platform I will express my opinions like I am now on this matter. It is important for people to understand that on the political front liberation is really important. Human rights need to be treated with dignity. It is important." … [Read more...] about Kagiso Rabada: I have a ‘social responsibility’ to fight for ‘right causes’
Even though they overachieved and exceeded expectations a year ago, they were still only 28th in the league in goals scored. They made some changes this offseason by acquiring Mikko Koivu and trading Josh Anderson for Max Domi. Those moves will help, but they still need more. Hoffman is by far the best free agent still available, and even though his game has some flaws away from the puck he is still a 30-goal scorer. Granlund may not have worked out in Nashville the way the Predators had hoped, but he would also be a solid pickup. [NHL Network] … [Read more...] about NHL Rumor Roundup: More on season start; Hoffman a fit for Blue Jackets?
"I'm working with my coach Jaswant Rai, looking to increase my pace," he said. "I'm working on developing my arm speed and getting better rhythm in my run-up to help my consistency. I took a week off after the IPL, but since then, I've returned to training, trying to work up pace off a shorter run-up than what I've been used to. That is something Shami bhai too said I could do if I made a few tweaks. So yes, generating faster arm-speed is something I am consciously working on." … [Read more...] about The evolution of Arshdeep Singh, from Canada plans to Kings XI Punjab stardom