Allen Park – Given the Detroit Lions’ struggles moving the ball on the ground the past few years, and the quality of depth at running back in this year’s draft class, there’s a working assumption the team will take one, potentially as early as the first round.
Not so fast, according to general manager Bob Quinn.
“I don’t know, tell me who’s going to be on the board in the second, third, fourth round,” Quinn said. “I mean, I don’t know.”
Adding Blount this offseason made all kinds of sense for the Lions. The 250-pounder gives the Lions much needed size in the backfield. Plus, he’s an accomplished short-yardage option.
Gronk has yet to commit to playing in 2018, and he hasn’t attended the start of the Pats’ offseason program.
ESPN, starting with Jim Valvano, has made a long habit of hiring any big-time, freshly fired, scandalized college football or basketball coach. Though Paul Pierce was among the NBA’s all-time anti-social acts, on and off the court, TNT couldn’t wait to hire him.
ESPN, naturally, will do nothing to have Rodriguez publicly amend such a sweet story that made neither sense nor history. For 21 years it employed a lead baseball analyst, Joe Morgan, who had total recall of things that never happened, without censure.
In 2007, Mets infielder Luis Castillo made an awkward catch of a wind-blown pop-up in Wrigley Field. Morgan explained that Castillo is unfamiliar with the wind in Wrigley because, he said, “Castillo has played his entire career in the American League.”
The Wild were livid about one in particular, when Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey delivered a vicious-looking cross-check to Eric Staal’s neck that knocked Minnesota’s leading scorer to the ice during a Wild power play that went unnoticed by the officials. Morrissey had an assist on Scheifele’s goal and also helped thwart a Wild breakaway later in the game, and a red-faced coach Bruce Boudreau said afterward that Morrissey should have been ejected.
They decided not to call it because we were already on the power play, Boudreau said. It cost us the game.