While Brian Flores did enjoy a solid first season as the head coach of the Dolphins in 2019, he may have fallen a bit into that Belichick-ian trap with the hiring of Chad O'Shea to be the team's offensive coordinator. The former Patriots receivers coach essentially brought a New England-style offense to go along with Flores' New England-influenced defense. The complexity of the Patriots offense is tough for any singular player to grasp let alone an entire offensive unit, so it's no wonder that the Dolphins averaged just 19.1 points per game and ranked in the bottom 10 in offensive efficiency. … [Read more...] about Kyle Van Noy on Dolphins’ Foxborough influence: ‘This is not the New England Patriots’
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"Also make sure your principles are for everyone across that team - just because you are maybe not in the inner circle or may not be quite as liked, don't have one principle for him and another for a really nice, popular lad. Be careful with those principles, too, and don't shoot yourself in the foot. … [Read more...] about Alex Hales deserves another chance with England after serving punishment, says Nasser Hussain
Perhaps the exclusion of Joe Clarke is the most unfortunate. Not so long ago, Clarke looked the outstanding young batsman in the county game. Clearly his involvement in the ugliness around the Alex Hepburn case disturbed his equilibrium, but he remains a special talent and one, perhaps, who could have done with some encouragement. It is to be hoped the timing of Hepburn's appeal is not relevant. Clarke was never accused of anything unlawful and has served his time in respect to other matters. He endured a grim 2019 but remains a potential England player. … [Read more...] about Unique circumstances provide no consolation for England’s outsiders
Gleeson might have been lost to the game but for an impressive spell with Cumberland in the minor counties. He was subsequently signed on a match-by-match basis by Northants and made his first-class debut aged 27. Barely 18 months later, he was called up to the Lions squad. He is now 32 but, with blessed with sharp pace and a good yorker, that England cap remains tantalisingly close. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?