Any improvement in the running game is likely to require a return to form for Todd Gurley after a down 2019 season with the Rams. Assessing the likelihood of that is going to have to wait until everyone’s on the field and the Falcons get a clear idea about whether Gurley’s knee is up to the task. … [Read more...] about Alex Mack looking forward to running the ball more often
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A 21-year-old Surrey offspinner who has been back in training at The Oval, and will come into the reckoning for the enlarged Test squad, having been part of the red-ball leg of last winter's Lions tour. Needed some "tough love" after struggling to regain fitness following a stress-related back injury in 2018-19 winter, according to Alec Stewart, but came back into the first team in style with a 14-wicket haul. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?
Pittsburgh has several interesting options at receiver if they choose to go after one on the open market. Among those options are veterans Demaryius Thomas, Chris Hogan and Josh Gordon. Thomas, an imposing figure at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, recently said that that he is healthy again after dealing with Achilles and hamstring injuries over the past two years. Hogan, a former Patriot who had a big game against the Steelers in the 2016 AFC Championship Game, missed most of last season after suffering a knee injury. And while off-field issues have prevented him from staying on the field, Gordon, when he is on the field, has proven to be a productive NFL receiver. … [Read more...] about Three moves the Steelers can still make to be Super Bowl contenders, including signing one former MVP
On the other hand, the consistency on the delivery of passes can be off, sometimes by a little or sometimes by a lot. This particular area of his game is where he can improve dramatically as a decision-maker. It's not just careless passes that get him in trouble either, though those pop up frequently. It's often over-glamorized passes -- too much zest and flair -- that find their way into the hands of the other team. No-look passes off the mark, trying to fit passes into windows that don't exist. Sometimes it works and he looks like a genius; other times it looks something like this: … [Read more...] about 2020 NBA Draft: Grading potential No. 1 pick LaMelo Ball’s strengths and weaknesses
Meanwhile, Brown is stuck trying to figure out how to play half-court offense with a guy in Simmons who refuses to shoot and/or be anything other than a focal point of the offense. It ends up being this theoretical equation of a little bit of cutting, a little bit of rolling, a little bit of screening, a little bit of hanging out in the dunker's spot, all of which adds up to a whole lot of confusion and half-court obstacles. … [Read more...] about 5 storylines as NBA playoffs gain traction: Brett Brown’s coaching job; teams most capable of major upsets