After a great opening week, the NFL was hit hard by injuries in Week 2. There will be a lot of waiver wire movement this week as everyone tries to add replacements for injured players. There are some popular replacements for the top-tier running backs, but also plenty of additions that are more under the radar. While it will be important to know which players to add, its also helpful to realize which players it’s time to toss back into the free agent pool in favor of someone who can help now.
A failed Dodgers bullpen game drags down two young pitchers — and the viewers – Yahoo Sports
Nothing went according to plan when the Dodgers tried a Rays-like pitching strategy in Game 2. Were their hurlers put in a position to succeed?
There is nothing more hackneyed than hating the latest tactical evolution in the game. Especially if it works. Which means that opportunistic, self-aware writers have to jump at any chance to complain about games pitched by a parade of relievers in place of a clash between starters aspiring to go the distance.
As weve seen this postseason, bullpen games are a savvy if unpopular strategy. Theyre a way to win without an ace available. Unless you lose. And then theyre ugly, alienating, and ineffective….
Tyronn Lue: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George Will ‘Have To Adjust To My System And My Program’ – RealGM.com
Tyronn Lue laid out of his expectations for the upcoming Los Angeles Clippers season during his introductory press conference, with an emphasis on leadership and getting the most out of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
Lue challenged George and Leonard to show that they’re the best two-way players in the league.
“[Leonard and George] are going to have to adjust to my system and my program. But also I also have to be able to adjust to their comfort zone and what makes them better.
“Also setting the…
Andy Reid on Drew Lock: ‘He Plays Big, Not Flinchy at All’ – Sports Illustrated
Andy Reid had some eyebrow-raising things to say about Drew Lock in his Wednesday conference call with media.
Andy Reid knows a thing or two about quarterbacks. As the brainchild behind Patrick Mahomes and the juggernaut Kansas City Chiefs, Reid’s offensive expertise and quarterback-whispering acumen are renowned.
So when the Chiefs’ head coach speaks out on the subject of Drew Lock, Denver Broncos fans would be wise to listen. On Wednesday during his conference call with Denver media, Reid had some surprisingly strong compliments to pay Lock.
Certain guys just play big. He is big but he plays big in…
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