Interesting, talking to Coach Petersen, when he first got to Boise (in 2001) their gold standard was Fresno State, Tedford said. Now, it has kind of flipped roles. But I absolutely know what it takes to get there and how we can get it done. Less than two months ago, in the waning days of the preseason, the question about this Eagles defense was whether it could survive 60 minutes on the field with an NFL offense of any caliber. Over the first seven weeks of the season, they answered that question in resounding fashion, overcoming a steady stream of injuries to bolster a unit that has provided Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense with all the backing it has needed. Ronald Darby, their top cornerback, has missed six games.
He’s already written a letter to governing body, Professional Game Match Officials Limited, about four decisions he is unhappy with to “provoke discussion”. “If there is technology that can be used to help referees make difficult decisions, which is what they have to do, then let’s look at it and see what we can come up with.” Well the good news Steve, is there’s already an answer. All it needs is for the people in charge to say yes..
Drew Bledsoe started at quaterback for the Cowboys and their lone touchdown was a 63 yard pass from Bledsoe to Patrick Crayton. A 23 year old Jason Witten had five receptions for 49 yards that day. It wasn’t too memorable of a game, although the Cowboys have won the past two match ups against the Raiders in Texas a 24 7 victory in 2009 and a 31 24 victory in 2013..
Hoke has some latitude with the 2011 season when it comes to win/loss records some, not a lot, but some. But that latitude gets less forgiving in 2012 and beyond. Better to clear the scholarships now and get desired talent in rather than carry players with marginal intent to contibute up to the coaches standards..
Yet their job is among the most complex in professional sports, requiring the precision to attend to the smallest details and the planning skills necessary to oversee weekly shipments of up to 11 tons of gear.And it’s a job that never stops, with the preparation for the next game beginning immediately after the last one has finished.With the Raiders, Romanski and his four man crew begin filling hampers with sweat soaked shoulder pads, battled scarred helmets and uniforms stained with blood, grass and dirt while the players are still showering. Next come eight heavy steel trunks packed with tools, video equipment and medical supplies, and 30 equipment bags. There the uniforms are dumped, 110 pounds at a time, into four massive washing machines where they are soaked, agitated, rinsed and spun for 21/2 hours.And that’s just the first few hours of what will be another 80 hour workweek for Romanski and his team.