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Former Vikings, Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at age 67

Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green died on Friday at age 67 after suffering cardiac arrest, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Green had a brief playing career in the Canadian Football League after three years at halfback for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He then got into coaching and didn’t take long to rise through the ranks and get his first head coaching job at Northwestern at age 31, where he was named 1982 Big Ten Coach of the Year. He also coached at Stanford, taking the Cardinals to Marc Staal Jersey a rare bowl appearance before he was hired by the Vikings as head coach in 1992.

He was only the second African American head coach in the modern era NFL, after Art Shell. His 1998 Vikings squad is only one of seven NFL teams to achieve a 15-1 regular season record.

You give up.

You keep knocking.

You call someone who might know who lives Mark Messier Jersey there.

Instead McAfee took the oft-overlooked fourth option. He decided to sing outside their front door in a hopeless attempt to be noticed. “Hello … It’s Pat” isn’t going to be blazing up the Billboard charts anytime soon, but I posit there’s more to this song than meets the eye.

Consider that he starts with “Hello” in a timbre that sounds a whole lot like Lionel Ritchie’s titular song. There’s a pause before he says “It’s the Colts” because the punter has just had a realization: He’s there to surprise folks, they have no idea he’s there — so saying “Is it me you’re looking for” would make absolutely no sense. Especially since there was literally nobody there to look for him.

This is some Grade-A song improvisation.

“We are incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of former Vikings head coach Dennis Green,” the team said in a statement. “Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football coach. He mentored countless players and served as a father figure for the men he coached. Denny founded the Vikings Community Tuesday Program, a critical initiative that is now implemented across the entire NFL. He took great pride in helping assistant coaches advance their careers. His tenure as one of the first African American head coaches in both college and the NFL was also transformative. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Green family.”

Eagles RT Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension

Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, according to Philadelphia sports radio personality Darren DeGaetano. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that Johnson plans to appeal the suspension.

This is would not be Johnson’s first Jeff Heath Jersey violation of the league’s PED policy. He also served a four-game suspension to start the 2014 season. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Johnson denied reports that he’s facing a suspension, saying, “all was good.”

Jay Glazer reported, after speaking to Justin Durant Jersey Johnson, that Johnson took an amino acid that is considered an approved substance, but tested positive for peptide, which is a class of hormones that includes human growth hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin. According to Glazer, Johnson is fighting the suspension, waiting on a second sample to be processed, and also addressing this with the manufacturer of the supplement.

Despite Johnson’s comments to Glazer, Johnson’s agent vehemently denied the suspension:

Statement from Ken Sarnoff, Lane Johnson’s agent on reports that he faces a 10-game suspension for PED use: pic.twitter.com/ztVbyMgXPw

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 9, 2016

“We’re here to enforce the rules,” the official said afterwards, via the Tribune Review. “This is their practice. He will do it here and get away with it. But if he thinks he can do that and get away with it in a game, he’s got another thing coming. I’m still going to report it to the league.”

It’s difficult to envision Brown receiving anything more than a nominal fine for this transgression, but it’s still noteworthy to see a player lash out at a referee during practice. It’s a hallmark to Brown’s intensity –– and perhaps lousy officiating as well.

No joke: Antonio Brown in the verge of being ejected… from a **preseason joint practice** for unsportsmanlike conduct toward an official

— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) August 10, 2016
Thanks to commissioner Roger Goodell’s “yellow card rule,” which will mandate a players’ automatic ejection after two personal fouls, referees may be proactive in policing on-field behavior this season. The rule will be reviewed after a trial run.

It’s been a newsworthy training camp for Brown, who was in the headlines Tuesday for torching Lions cornerback Darius Slay during practice. “He tried to kill me, man,” Slay said, via the Detroit Free Press.

The star wideout appears to be fired up this summer, which could be tied to his demands for a new contract. Though Brown reported to training camp on time, he said he wants to be rewarded for his recent string of 100-yard seasons. Brown, who’s recorded an NFL-record 265 catches over the last two years, is due to make $6.25 million in base salary in 2016.

The Steelers and Brown’s agent are reportedly talking contract, but no deal appears to be on the horizon.

Jimmy Garoppolo plays like a real starting quarterback in Patriots’ 23-21 win over Cardinals

Starting in place of Tom Brady, who is serving his four-game DeflateGate suspension, Jimmy Garoppolo looked perfectly capable under center for the New England Patriots in a 23-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals. For the Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald’s two-touchdown performance helped his team almost pull off the late-game victory.

With Brady suspended and Walter Payton Jersey tight end Rob Gronkowski sidelined for Week 1 with a hamstring injury, the Patriots still looked solid. Even without the most important offensive players on the roster, the Patriots are still the Patriots.

Though Fitzgerald is still exceptionally productive, he reportedly expects to retire at the end of the season. The recent announcement was a surprise considering he signed a one-year contract extension with the Cardinals in August. It also puts even more pressure on the Cardinals to deliver on their Super Bowl promise this year.

Arizona drafted Fitzgerald, 33, with Will Montgomery Jersey the No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 Draft after he posted a sensational sophomore season at the University of Pittsburgh. He quickly developed into one of the game’s best receivers, reeling in a league-leading 103 receptions in 2005. Fitzgerald has recorded at least 90 receptions in a season on six occasions.

In addition to his eye-popping regular season production, Fitzgerald has been a force in the playoffs. He was an integral part of the Cardinals’ improbable 2009 Super Bowl run, catching three touchdown passes in the first half of the NFC Championship. No other player in history has accomplished that feat.

But Fitzgerald’s high point may have come last year, when he defeated the Green Bay Packers all by himself in the Divisional Round. His overtime performance, which featured a 75-yard reception followed by a game-winning touchdown, will go down as one of the greatest of all-time.

After a disappointing 2014 campaign, it seemed as if Fitzgerald was on the back nine. But his career was rejuvenated once he moved to the slot on a more regular basis last season. It appears as if Fitzgerald will truly retire on top.

Detroit Lions fans to brag about the three NFL titles they won back the 1950s

Easy peasy, lemon squeazy. Except it turned out the of Dubai had absolutely no involvement, and nothing has materialized yet to show that this claim had any semblance of merit, even as a mix-up, or even any semblance of purpose as a lie. Guessing she was taken by some FBI agent under cover as Arab investor what someday be revealed to be ABSCAM part II. It’s understandable, this temptation to believe Chris Watt Jersey some sort of deus ex machina end-game is palpable. We ‘t deserve it, and we can’t afford it, but we just want both these teams to stay Oakland and it not come at the expense of the city’s budget for generations to come. I would take that over winning a heartbeat. Joel: Me and mates sat down to watch the Broncos Chargers divisional game on the beach Mexico. We were joined by other tourists, and one 45-year-old a black ‘Woodson 24’ jersey. Having no allegiance to any team, I decided to support the Broncos that day, and I let out a little cheer when Demaryius Thomas scored the first Corey Liuget Jersey touchdown. Biggest mistake I ever made. For the next 2 2 hours, I was called ‘ Scum’, told how ‘Peyton would choke’ and reminded how the Raiders still had more Super Bowls than the Broncos. He got amped up, that others had to talk to him before he got violent. the end, once I passed the initial shock of being targeted by a random for celebrating a touchdown, I felt a bit sorry for this poor : Screaming at a 17 year old from Australia who bandwagoned for the Broncos one day was probably the most football related fun a Raiders fan has had since NSYNC broke up.

Think back to the late 1980s, and how dumb it would have sounded for Detroit Lions fans to brag about the three NFL titles they won back the 1950s. That’s how Raiders fans sound when they brag about Oakland’s three Super Bowl trophies, the last one of which was won less than 3 years after MTV started. As if the hordes of face painters and wannabe gang bangers didn’t give Oakland a bad enough reputation, now former players are making us look bad. we have Super Bowl Truthers like Brown insisting that Callahan tanked against the Buccaneers on purpose. Because that sounds like a totally logical thing for a coach to do, and seems much more plausible than the possibility that he was just a total blithering idiot. had become such absolute joke as the team’s de facto GM that looked brilliant comparison by doing nothing more than to stop tying up half the salary cap for four or five washed up malcontents. Marchman: When I a dressed up like a Mad Max extra the stands, I assume he works for Uber.Fuck every single Boston fan who tries to fucking call that game the Snow Game. It always be The Tuck Rule Game because you only won because of the biggest piece of officiating of all time. The look I get whenever I tell someone I’m a Raiders fan is the same look you give somebody after they just tell you they had to put their dog down. The best we’ve had since 2002 involved trading a first and a second round pick for. Our best two players for most of the past decade have been alcoholic kicker and a punter. The only actual football player that was supposedly elite, Nnamdi Asowhatever, was probably only good because our other corners were bad it made no sense to throw it to his side. He was out of the league 3 years after leaving the Raiders. Paul: A few years ago, was walking into East Bay Mexican restaurant on a Sunday afternoon for a bite. He’s a hipster and not a huge football fan, as he walked wearing his normal, non-silver and black clothes, everyone there immediately turned to look at him stunned by his lack of spiked shoulder pads and calm demeanor. He was immediately asked, Who’s your team? Taking a second, he thought about it and said probably the Packers as his grandfather is from Green Bay and a big Pack fan.

Steele’s career hit unexpected buffer when he was embroiled the Iran-Contra affair

He doesn’t call back. For over a year the Guardian has been trying to contact Steele, 68, to ask him about his role during the Iraq war as US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s personal envoy to Iraq’s Special Police Commandos: a fearsome paramilitary force that ran a secret network of detention centres across the country – where those suspected of rebelling against the US-led invasion were tortured for information. On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion the allegations of American links to the units that eventually accelerated Iraq’s descent into civil war cast the US occupation a new and even more controversial light. The investigation was sparked over a Keith Yandle Jersey year ago by millions of classified US military documents dumped onto the internet and their mysterious references to US soldiers ordered to ignore torture. Private Manning, 25, is facing a 20-year sentence, accused of leaking military secrets.

Steele’s contribution Lee Stempniak Jersey was pivotal. He was the covert US figure behind the intelligence gathering of the new commando units. The aim: to halt a nascent Sunni insurgency its tracks by extracting information from detainees. It was a role made for Steele. The veteran had made his name El almost 20 years earlier as head of a US group of special forces advisers who were training and funding the Salvadoran military to fight the FNLM guerrilla insurgency. These government units developed a fearsome international reputation for their death squad activities. Steele’s own biography describes his work there as the training of the best counterinsurgency force El. Of his El experience 1986, Steele told Dr Manwaring, the author of El at War: Oral History: When I arrived here there was a tendency to focus on technical indicators … but insurgency the focus has to be on human aspects. That means getting people to talk to you. But the arming of one side of the conflict by the US hastened the country’s descent into a civil war which 75 people died and 1 million out of a population of 6 million became refugees. Celerino Castillo, a Senior Drug Enforcement Administration special agent who worked alongside Steele El, says: I first heard about Colonel James Steele going to Iraq and I said they’re going to implement what is known as the Salvadoran Option Iraq and that’s exactly what happened. And I was devastated because I knew the atrocities that were going to occur Iraq which we knew had occurred El. It was El that Steele first came to close contact with the who would eventually command US operations Iraq: Petraeus. Then a, Petraeus visited El 1986 and reportedly even stayed with Steele at his house.

But while Petraeus headed for the top, Steele’s career hit unexpected buffer when he was embroiled the Iran-Contra affair. A helicopter pilot, who also had a licence to fly jets, he ran the airport from where the American advisers illegally ran guns to right-wing Contra guerrillas Nicaragua. While the congressional inquiry that followed put end to Steele’s military ambitions, it won him the admiration of then congressman Cheney who sat on the committee and admired Steele’s efforts fighting leftists both Nicaragua and El. late 1989 Cheney was charge of the US invasion of Panama to overthrow their once favoured, General Manuel Noriega. Cheney picked Steele to take charge of organising a new police force Panama and be the chief liaison between the new government and the US military. Todd Greentree, who worked the US embassy El and knew Steele, was not surprised at the way he resurfaced other conflict zones.

He offers strategic advice. That’s different!

We believe that Mr. Daschle ought to step aside and let the president choose a less-blemished successor…… both the Geithner and Daschle cases, the failure to pay taxes is attributed to unintentional oversights. But Mr. Daschle is one oversight case too. The American tax system depends heavily on voluntary compliance.

It would send a Craig Mager Jersey terrible message to the public if we ignore the failure of yet another high-level nominee to comply with the tax laws……Mr. Daschle is another a line of politicians who move cozily between government and industry. We don’t know that his industry ties would influence his judgments on health issues, but they could potentially throw a cloud over health care reform. Mr. Daschle could clear the atmosphere by withdrawing his name. As you can see from these excerpts, the Times touches on two matters, the taxes and Daschle’s influence-peddling behalf of corporate clients. This is another matter D.J. Fluker Jersey on which Daschle has been a little shifty. He is not, strictly speaking, a registered lobbyist. That enables him to say, if asked, hey, I’m not a lobbyist. But the truth is that Daschle operates at such a rarefied level that he doesn’t to lobby. Lobbyists have to stand outside committee hearing rooms. Obviously, the former leader of the Senate isn’t going to do that. no, he doesn’t lobby.

He offers strategic advice. That’s different! Gibbs, his press briefing yesterday, opened the door that Daschle yet be shoved out through. He stood by Daschle and said that Obama did as well, but he also said, The best advocate for Daschle is Daschle. That’s kind of a way of saying: you’re on your own,. If the White House’s polling starts to show that Daschle is a big liability, they’ll cut him loose. It shouldn’t take that. Obama really did say that throwing a stick into that revolving door was central to his governing approach. Well, he probably ought to throw the stick right here. It appears this morning that he’ll still be confirmed. But it’s distasteful. Daschle ought to have the sense to follow the Times’ advice and save Obama the trouble, and the White House ought to nudge him the ribs private. He’s wanted this job all his life? He should have thought of that before.

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