Adrian Peterson’s tenure in New Orleans was a short one. Four games, 27 carries, 81 yards, and zero touchdowns. Now he’ll get the opportunity to underwhelm with an Arizona Cardinals team desperate for tailback help.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals traded a conditional pick to the Saints to pick up the 32-year-old tailback. He’ll join a depth chart that includes Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams. He’ll battle for touches with fellow 32-year-old (and former 2,000-yard rusher) Chris Johnson.
Now, I am Mr. Go-For-It, a believer in advanced analytics and a member of the Cult of Barnwell. I would love to celebrate Reid’s boldness (process over outcome!), but I’m just not sure the risk was worth it.
Here now is the Bortlest pair of plays possible: On second down, Blake Bortles is sacked and fumbles, but Jags are able to recover the ball. Then, on third-and-14, Bortles sails a pass over a wide receiver (who is well short of the sticks); the ball bounces off the receivers’ outstretched fingertips and into the hands of a defensive back for an interception. It’s all there in two plays: poor pocket awareness, bad decision-making, and costly inaccuracy.
I know the They could have Colin Kaepernick on their team! refrain is growing old, but for me it’s growing old because it’s EXHAUSTING to think about the success that mediocre teams could enjoy if they cared more about winning than not signing a guy whose activism offends the NFL’s ruling class.
Obviously this is fine. The Mets are in agreement that pursuing their own sexual desires is fair game. However, there is no evidence Mr. Met has ever been propositioned by anyone. Half of baseball is interested in Mrs. Met, while he wastes away on Citi Field unsatisfied.
When this is paired with endless abuse on social media by mascots rubbing their carnal desires in his face, well, it’s enough to drive anyone to their breaking point.
Not sure how this plays into Mr. Met flipping off a fan, but it probably does.
This is perhaps the most startling realization of looking at Mr. Met. At first glance you see a happy baseball man. But when you stare closer, you realize something is off.
Perhaps no two teams have lasted through more dramatic survival scenarios into the CWS finals than LSU and Florida. The Tigers benefited from a friendly call on a foul ball that should’ve been called fair, while the Gators benefited from a friendly review that ruled their shot to deep left fair. Those calls happened on the same day, some hours apart, and college baseball definitely needs mandatory review, like now.
Florida’s team ERA is 3.49, an impressively low mark for a cohort of college baseball throwers though it’s no Oregon State, which sported a team ERA of 1.86 for the year and still got bounced by the Tigers. LSU’s staff ERA was 3.57, no less impressive. Especially given Alex Lange and Jared Poche’s collective work on the mound, which nearly mirrors Florida’s Alex Faedo and Brady Singer: Faedo threw 2.26 for the season, Singer 3.18; Lange hurled a 2.97, Poche 3.33. Too bad that Faedo pitched on Saturday and he’s likely out of commission for the duration.