In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery National team coach says PH an emerging powerhouse in jiujitsu Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In the two games San Miguel played in the championship round of the PBA Philippine Cup, a recurring theme has so far clouded over the four-peat seeking defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Beermen have squandered big leads that prevented them from taking a stable 2-0 lead in the series against Magnolia.With the series tied at 1-1, star wingman Marcio Lassiter said they have to put an immediate stop to their late-game musings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just can’t relax, the full 48 minutes is our goal,” said Lassiter Wednesday after practice at Acropolis Clubhouse. “We need to keep that in our heads that we know there are certain plays that might not go our way or we might not make shots.”“But we should always continue to be strong, that’s what we’re good at, we just have to continue doing it for 48 minutes.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lassiter added that the opportunity to win their fourth straight Philippine Cup is too big of a chance to let it slip away since no team in PBA history has topped the All-Filipino conference for four straight years.“This fourth one will put is in history, it means a lot to me and it means a lot to all the members of the team and the organization,” said Lassiter, who’s averaging 18.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks in the first two games of the series.“We know how much hard work we put in and we’re not just going to let this slide.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award San Miguel was steamrolling Magnolia for the better part of Game 1, even leading, 72-52, in the third quarter, but ultimately collapsed in the fourth quarter.Magnolia outscored San Miguel, 30-14, in the fourth quarter to take the series opener, 105-103.Game 2 almost ended in similar fashion when the Beermen almost let go of a 21-point lead, 73-52, late in the third quarter, before holding on for the 92-77 victory.The Hotshots managed to trim the lead to just eight, 75-68, at the 8:26 mark of the fourth after Robbie Herndon capped off a 13-0 run.San Miguel was able to respond to Magnolia’s Game 2 hijinks with its own scoring spurt, 12-3 run, which four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo capped off with a jumper for the Beermen’s 87-71 lead with 4:10 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Sight adjustment will be a part of this passing game — if the players can handle it — and this will be a very smart and aggressive offense. One other wrinkle to keep an eye on is CB Patrick Peterson lining up in some Wildcat/read-option packages to give defenses something else to prepare for. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo ErrorOK… ErrorOK In this 3-4 scheme, you expect your sack production from the OLBs and not the ILBs, D-line and safeties — which was where the Cards got their sacks a year ago. They need a double-digit sack guy to emerge. That premise is part of the reason defensive lineman Darnell Dockett has expressed happiness over the new scheme, and it could allow the team’s defensive front to be even more disruptive. It may have to be because, as Horton notes, Arizona does not boast a bevvy of sack artists at the linebacker spots. But alas, few have any qualms with the Cardinals re-working their offense. After ranking last in the NFL in total yards as well as second-to-last in points scored, change of any kind is likely to bring better results.However, the team’s defense was pretty strong, finishing the season 12th in yards allowed, fourth in takeaways and 11th in sacks.So what should we expect from new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles? It will remain as a 3-4 scheme, but Bowles will add some wrinkles of his own. Under Horton the guys up front played a lot of two-gap, read-and-react schemes where they occupied blockers to let the back seven make most of the plays. Bowles will utilize a lot more one-gap, penetrating looks up front and he needs the defensive line to be disruptive. Horton notes this will require the offensive line to hold up better, which after how things went last season, seems like a pretty tall order. However, if given time to throw, he believes QB Carson Palmer will utilize the tight end more and Larry Fitzgerald more effectively. Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In all, Horton believes an improved Arizona offense would go a long way toward helping the defense take a step forward. – / 36 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Any time a team replaces its coaching staff, change can be expected.Otherwise, what is the point of making the move in the first place?But how different will the Arizona Cardinals be with Bruce Arians and his staff now running the show in place of Ken Whisenhunt and Co.?According to Gary Horton, in an ESPN Insider piece, the offense will be creative and aggressive in the passing game.This is not going to be a dink-and-dunk West Coast offense, as Arians is a coach who loves the deep ball. We will see a lot of deep crossing and seam routes, as the Cardinals look for those “chunk” plays.