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Memory of late father inspires Falcons' Dan Quinn to 'handle' the setbacks

Apr 08, 2017 | by Vaughn McClure, ESPN
Memory of late father inspires Falcons' Dan Quinn to 'handle' the setbacks

Hang in there, son. You guys have a good team. And you know what you’re doing. You guys will be back fighting for it.

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said those are the words his father would have relayed to him leading into the 2017 NFL season. He’s sure of it, but he can only imagine that conversation with his father, ...

Why James Johnson Deserves to Win This Year’s Most Improved Player Award

Apr 07, 2017 | by Andrew Saimi, heatnation.com
Why James Johnson Deserves to Win This Year’s Most Improved Player Award

For 30-year-old forward James Johnson, acquired last July via free agency after spending the last two seasons with the Toronto Raptors, his addition to the Miami Heat has been nothing short of a blessing to the organization and its fans.

Taking flight: Savvy QB Joshua Dobbs looks to defy labels in NFL

Apr 06, 2017 | by Tom Pelissero, USA Today

Don’t reduce Joshua Dobbs to the aerospace engineering major who plays quarterback, even if he’s probably the only prospect who will travel to Arizona the week before the NFL draft to test a model airplane he’s building with his senior design class in a competition.

For that matter, Dobbs doesn’t think he should be reduced to a so-called “dual-threat QB” whose ...

How Texas A&M WR Josh Reynolds Went From Overlooked to One of the Best Receivers in the 2017 NFL Draft

Apr 06, 2017 | by Brandon Hall, stack.com

Keep doubting Josh Reynolds.

He seems to like it.

Reynolds devours your doubt, feeds off it. It makes him run faster, lift harder, jump higher. It helped him go from a player who graduated high school with exactly zero FBS offers to a player who now has the third-most receiving yards in Texas A&M history. So go ahead, doubt away. "I like ...

Joe Thuney reflects on ridiculous rookie season with Patriots

Apr 06, 2017 | by Rob Chenoy,nsjonline.com
Joe Thuney reflects on ridiculous rookie season with Patriots

RALEIGH — With 8:31 remaining in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots trailed 28-3 with little hope in sight for a fifth Lombardi Trophy. It was a sobering sight for Joe Thuney, who lost just two games during his rookie season and hadn’t witnessed his team take a loss in nearly three months.

Then it all ...

Gordon Hayward encourages donations to cancer research fund in response to 'Stayward' campaign

Apr 05, 2017 | by Ryan McDonald, Deseret News

On Tuesday, a GoFundMe drive was started to try to keep Gordon Hayward a member of the Utah Jazz beyond this summer.

On Wednesday, Hayward tried to redirect the effort to help raise money for cancer research in honor of a former college teammate.

Zane Gonzalez: My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect

Apr 05, 2017 | by Zane Gonzales and Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports

The 2017 NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. As the stars of the college game get ready to find out where they will begin their NFL journey, CBS Local Sports’ “My Life As” series will give them an opportunity to talk about how they got to this point and what they expect from the ...

Caldwell excited about Jake Rudock's opportunity

Apr 04, 2017 | by Tim Twentyman, detroitlions.com

About an hour before the start of every game last season, rookie quarterback Jake Rudock would be on the field going through a rigorous workout routine under the watchful eye of Lions quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan.

It was similar to the kind of workout coaches and personnel people put quarterbacks through at their pro day. Rudock would work on various drops, ...

EuroView: Big-time Broekhoff is back in the playoffs

Apr 04, 2017 | by Damian Arsenis, pickandroll.com.au

Ryan Broekhoff stepped up big-time to help Lokomotiv tie up their VTB United League quarterfinal series at 1-1, Dan Trist’s side Horsens IC came runners-up in Denmark, while Ben Madgen and Brock Motum’s sides are shaping up well in the Lithuanian LKL playoffs as both advanced.

Fans pit their soccer skills against Jazz star

Apr 03, 2017 | by Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Fans pit their soccer skills against Jazz star

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