Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT In a game that was not short on big plays, the University of Toledo got a big boost from its special teams in the Rockets’ 63-44 win Saturday against Nevada at the Glass Bowl. Two special teams scores ignited Toledo in the first half and allowed the Rockets to get out to a lead. Toledo's Erik Davis (43) celebrates with Reggie Gilliam after Gilliam picked up a blocked punt and ran it in for a touchdown in the first half of Saturday's win over Nevada. BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH Enlarge Toledo receiver Desmond Phillips blocked a punt and Reggie Gilliam picked it up and ran for a touchdown late in the first quarter. “In that situation, it’s something that we go over in practice all the time,” Phillips said. “It’s just making a read and going hard and never giving up on a play.” Not much later, after a Nevada touchdown, Toledo receiver Diontae Johnson returned a kick 98 yards … [Read more...] about Special teams plays loom large in Toledo win
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jake Caccavaro Globe Correspondent September 09, 2018 With a little more than nine minutes remaining in its Week 1 matchup against TechBoston, Georgetown had the Bears on the ropes. After staring at a 34-14 deficit, the Royals scored 15 unanswered points to cut the TechBoston lead to five. Georgetown’s defense forced three-and-out to start the fourth quarter and then the magic happened. Punting from his own 37-yard line, TechBoston punter Yvan Guirand unleashed a great punt that appeared to pin the Royals deep in their own territory at the 3-yard line. Georgetown wide receiver Hunter Lane had other ideas. Advertisement The 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound senior scooped up the ball from the ground at the 3, broke two tackle attempts near the left sideline before reversing direction and speeding to the right, past the entire TechBoston punting unit. Get … [Read more...] about Special teams play loomed large in season openers
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Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Manchester Citywas notable for many things but their determination to play out from the back is of particular note. Unai Emery, the three-time Europa League and one time Ligue 1 winner, has brought pedigree and ideas to Arsenal's post-Arsene Wenger era. Those changes will take time and on Sunday, City were comfortable winners in the end. "It's the manager's fault," Sam Allardyce, the one-time English Third Division winner, told talkSPORT. "Don't ask someone to do against Manchester City what you shouldn't do". So, why do teams do it? Is Emery right to persist? Why isn't Allardyce the Real Madrid manager yet? Why teams play out from the back The obvious reason for deciding to pass out from the back is to ensure your team keeps the ball. By doing this, your players are in charge of making decisions, can dictate where the ball goes and can arrive into the opponent's half in an attacking shape of your choosing. If you lose the ball, it's your fault. … [Read more...] about Why do teams play out from the back, why are Man City good at it and why did it not work for Arsenal?
Steelers owner Art Rooney II explains why he wants his team playing fewer night games by John Breech @johnbreech 1m ago • 2 min read If the NFL had allowed Steelers owner Art Rooney II to make his team's schedule this year, it sounds like he would have done his best to keep the Steelers out of prime time. During an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week, Rooney revealed that he's not a big fan of home prime-time games. For Rooney, the problem is that fans just aren't showing up for night games in the same way they show up for afternoon games. "The thing that concerns me about our attendance is more related to our schedule -- I would rather not have as many night games," Rooney said. "Last year we had three home night games almost in a row. I just don't think our fans want to do that anymore."For the Steelers, attendance has been falling steadily since 2015, when the team set an all-time record with an average attendance … [Read more...] about Steelers owner seems concerned about night games, wants his team playing fewer