Mack said that the team is integrating more outside zone runs into the plan for the coming season, which is something veterans “have a lot of experience” running from the days when Kyle Shanahan was running the offense. It’s something Mack believes the team is well suited for and can pay off in a more potent offensive attack this year. … [Read more...] about Alex Mack looking forward to running the ball more often
Improving running form
Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Lewis Gregory and Saqib Mahmood made white-ball debuts over the winter. Mason Crane played two T20Is in 2017 and the final Test of that winter's Ashes tour but has mainly been limited to white-ball cricket since. Liam Dawson has won 12 caps across formats and carried the drinks in last summer's World Cup, while Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone and David Willey are back in contention after missing several squads. Reece Topley has suffered badly with injuries since his last England appearance at the 2016 World T20 but is fit again, while Olly Stone is involved again after a stress fracture last summer. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?
The top two running backs currently available are Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy. While Freeman's production dipped during his final season with the Falcons (he averaged a career-low 3.6 yards per carry), the two-time Pro Bowler should still be able to provide quality snaps in a more limited role. McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler and former University of Pittsburgh standout, scored five touchdowns last season while averaging 4.6 yards per carry in a limited role with the Chiefs. It's easy to envision McCoy having a similar role with the Steelers, who have not been shy about their desire to run the ball more and more efficiently in 2020 after finishing 31st and 30th in the league in that department over the past two years. … [Read more...] about Three moves the Steelers can still make to be Super Bowl contenders, including signing one former MVP
Physical profileI'm not overly optimistic about any player weighing 180 pounds entering the league, much less one I'm potentially staking my future to if I'm an NBA GM, but one of his biggest assets is his size. Sure, he needs to add some weight, but simply being 6-7 has its advantages. He'll be taller than most defenders who draw him and, with his vision, he should be able to use it as he sees over defenses and reads them. He's not quite Ben Simmons (Simmons is a listed 6-10), but it's the same concept: being big presents an edge as a lead guard. As he builds on his frame and adds muscle it should be a real positive for him. … [Read more...] about 2020 NBA Draft: Grading potential No. 1 pick LaMelo Ball’s strengths and weaknesses
The Bucks could go cold at the wrong time around Giannis. The Lakers can't really shoot to begin with. The Clippers haven't had a lot of time together as it is and their chemistry just might not be there. I already mentioned above that I think Philly might be a team that could sneak up on everyone, and I think the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder all have a shot to pull an NCAA Tournament-style upset on a higher seed. … [Read more...] about 5 storylines as NBA playoffs gain traction: Brett Brown’s coaching job; teams most capable of major upsets