“You know, having an African American head coach and African American leadership is enticing to people who look like you. If you look at other programs in the state, there are not a lot of African American head coaches,” he said. “And I think one of the things that, when people look at our program and what draws families and parents and kids to our program, they see and I’m just being truthful with it they see a young African American coach that parents and kids can identify with.”.
The Science Museum of Minnesota , in St. Paul, is a hit with all ages. Its interactive Sportsology exhibit lets visitors analyze their movements and race against professional athletes.. Claimed off waivers from the Raiders prior to the 1977 season, he was forced into the midseason lineup by injuries, but didn show much. Of note: Blount deep TD pass at Detroit bounced off the helmet of a wide open, yet befuddled WR Isaac Hagins. It still makes the NFL bloopers highlights..
It just wasn’t their night, and frankly, the NFL needed that. We all did.It’s not the Patriots’ world and we just live in it.Maybe we should have known it when Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins flattened Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks and knocked him from the game. Maybe we should have known it when Philadelphia kept running over New England and kept getting to Brady.Or maybe one play defined it, a fearless play when the situation seemed to demand that Philadelphia settle for a field goal just before halftime.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara combined for 237 yards from scrimmage, the Saints’ resurgent defense forced five turnovers and scored a franchise record three times, and New Orleans took a 52 38 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a game full of crazy bounces and unusual plays.New Orleans (3 2), which has a winning record for the first time since its last playoff season in 2013, built a five touchdown lead, only to wind up gutting out a remarkable bid by Detroit to pull off the greatest comeback in NFL history.Detroit (3 3) scored four straight TDs, including one on a punt return by Jamal Agnew and another on A’Shawn Robinson’s close range interception near the Saints goal line, in less than 15 minutes off the game clock to pull as close as 45 38 with 6:41 to go. But after Agnew muffed a punt and barely got it out of the end zone, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan scored on virtually the same type of play as Robinson when he got his hand on Matt Stafford’s pass from the end zone.The Saints’ defense produced its first points on Detroit’s first possession, when Alex Okafor sacked and stripped Stafford in the end zone and safety Kenny Vaccaro recovered. In the third quarter, rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans’ top draft choice last spring, made his first interception and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown.Playing on a sore right ankle that visibly limited his mobility, Stafford was hit often, sacked five times and turned the ball over five times twice on fumbles and three times on interceptions, two of which were tipped.