Ryan Tannehill is expected to have “little or no limitations” when the Dolphins begin organized team activities next week, Armando Salguero reports. Still, the Dolphins likely use caution with the starting quarterback, giving backups Brock Osweiler and David Fales more work.
At worst, the Knights have to be in the running for the most surprising finalist in modern American sports history. If you’re asking me or looking at the Vegas odds, it seems likely that the Golden Knights are the most unexpected conference winners in at least a half-century. To pull this off with no time to develop draft picks into superstars or press any sort of significant financial advantage is unreal.
“I don’t know,” Hackenberg said, via NJ.com. “I think there were some times when I threw it really good throughout my first two years here. That was the frustrating part for me, is the ups and downs and not knowing why — and not really getting any information from anybody on how to fix that and how to address it.”
Hackenberg, 23, was selected out of Penn State by the Jets in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft but struggled through his first two seasons and never made it on the field for a regular-season game.
While the Rays succeeded by leveraging analytics and a talented set of young players, the 1969 New York Mets didn’t have the benefit of big data. They’re the closest comp to the Rays as an expansion team with no track record of success before their breakthrough season. The Mets debuted in 1962 and didn’t come close to a winning campaign in their first seven seasons in the league, during which they won an average of 56.6 games and finished in ninth or 10th place seven times in seven tries.
Offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni uses written tests as a way to gauge how much information is being absorbed. Sirianni said he’s learned over the years to never assume information is hitting home as intended and that players will put in the work in order to make sure they look good in comparison to their teammates.
“What I feel like it does, it forces them to study,” Sirianni said, via ESPN.com. “[It] forces them to study even a little bit more than they would. They’re prideful guys that want to be right. They want to look good in front of their peers. That’s why they’re in the positions that they’re Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids in. I’ve done that for a little [while] and always felt like Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys it worked pretty well, so continued it here.”