The #Huskers might be ranked No. 24 in the AP Preseason Top 25, but Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander had everyone laughing as he talked about No. 2Hear more from the Huskers tonight on @KETV pic.twitter.com/7TMsDBdFsV— Matt Lothrop (@MattLothrop7) August 19, 2019It was definitely an interesting way of delivering a point, but Chinander definitely has one.Just last week, Sports Illustrated revealed the toxic issues that plagued Virginia Tech’s locker room last year. Per the piece, there were a handful of players openly suggesting to others that they throw the team’s final games, so that they would not have to play a bowl season and could end the year early.Va Tech wound up making a bowl game with a late season win over Marshall, and are reportedly on better footing now heading into 2019. That isn’t to suggest that Nebraska dealt with similar things last year—Frost’s team improved as the year went on—but the impacts of good and bad culture on a team are very, very real. LINCOLN, NE – APRIL 21: Head Coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander walk the sidelines during the Spring gameat Memorial Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is hoping for a big turnaround in year two under Scott Frost. The second half of Frost’s up-and-down first season with the Huskers lends some hope that the program can have a breakout 2019 campaign.The rebuild is a very real issue, though. A huge part of conducting a turnaround like that, which Frost already did once in a rapid manner at UCF, is resetting the culture of the program.Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke on that exact issue today. He used pretty colorful language to point out the importance in having star players lead good examples for the team’s young guys.“If your great players are turds, then the young guys are going to act like turds, you know what I mean? We say it all the time, there’s two types of turds, a sinker or a floater, but you’re still a turd, right?“When you have really good people that are the best players, that helps the locker room tremendously.”Video of Chinander’s answer to the Nebraska media, via KETV’s Matt Lothrop:
Reuters LondonAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 16:54 IST Jason Roy and Joe Denly were named in England squad for the third Ashes Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test against AustraliaAnderson, who is recuperating from a right calf injury, will feature against Leicestershire in a three-day friendly England and Wales Cricket Board said Anderson will be assessed on “an ongoing basis”England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia starting on Thursday, with recovering seamer James Anderson set to play for Lancashire’s second XI to step up his rehabilitation.Anderson, who is recuperating from a right calf injury, will feature against Leicestershire in a three-day friendly match starting on Tuesday.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said the 37-year-old will be assessed on an ongoing basis and will be considered for selection ahead of the fourth test at Old Trafford starting Sept. 4.England’s leading Test wicket-taker Anderson aggravated his calf injury during the first Test at Edgbaston, which Australia won by 251 runs.Fast bowler Jofra Archer, who replaced Anderson in the second Test, claimed five wickets on debut at Lord’s and bowled consistently over 90 mph.The second Test ended in a draw on Sunday, with Australia leading the five-Test series 1-0.Squad: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.Also Read | ICC Test rankings: Steve Smith overtakes Kane Williamson, closes in on Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia James Anderson left out as England name unchanged squad for 3rd Ashes TestEngland and Wales Cricket Board said James Anderson will be assessed on “an ongoing basis” and will be considered for selection ahead of the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting Sept. 4.advertisement
28 October 2010The United Nations independent expert on the right to the freedom of opinion and expression today voiced concern over a prison sentence for two Panamanian journalists, who had earlier been acquitted on charges of slander and libel. UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue said in a statement that, according to available information, the two journalists were also prohibited from carrying out activities related to their profession for one year.“This judicial decision represents a worrying precedent for the efforts being made to decriminalize such incidents, especially in cases such as this, wherein the act which led to the punishment relates to information about the actions of public officials,” Mr. La Rue stressed.Although the prison term was later commuted to a fine and there was the possibility of a pardon, the expert reiterated his position on the importance of the right of citizens to be fully informed about the activities of public officials.“Despite the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, States frequently limit or restrict freedom of expression arbitrarily, even resorting to criminal laws or civil actions, in order to silence dissent or criticism,” he stated.He urged Panama to take account of international instruments related to the exercise of the right to the freedom of opinion and expression.
However, the Minister said that the VAT charged on private hospital rooms will remain as the Government feels anyone who can get admission to a private hospital can afford to pay the VAT. (Colombo Gazette) Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today announced that the cabinet has decided to remove the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) charged on doctors’ consultation fee, channeling fee and professional charges with effect from July 1.The Minister said that the decision was taken following a request put forward by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.
William Swing, chief of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said at a memorial service for the ambushed and murdered men that those arrested were two members of the Nationalist Integrationist Front (FNI) militia – Floribert Njabu, its president, and Goda Supka – along with Germain Katanga from the Patriotic Resistance Forces, who was recently made a general in the country’s national army, the FARDC.About 40,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) were sheltering in and around Tché and Kakwa, the latter being the area in Ituri where the nine UN peacekeepers were killed. Another 14,000 had sought shelter with host families in Gina, north of the Ituri capital, Bunia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.“The deteriorating security situation in and around Kakwa, Tché and Gina no longer allows the distribution of food items or vital medical and water interventions for the IDPs,” OCHA’s Modibo Traore said in Bunia.Since January fighting between rival militias has displaced more than 70,000 people in the Territory of Djugu in Ituri. Security has continued to deteriorate and humanitarian organizations are now able to access only three out of the six sites where the IDPs are sheltering.In the Kakwa camp, people have been living in overcrowded conditions with limited sanitation and OCHA said it feared an outbreak of illnesses.“The survival of these vulnerable people in terms of food, clean water and medical care depends entirely on continued humanitarian interventions by aid workers,” Mr. Traore said.Meanwhile, Congolese refugees continued to make their way to western Uganda, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. With the arrival of 177 people on the Ugandan side of Lake Edward, the total entering Uganda from the DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri areas since January reached some 20,000.Out of these 8,000 returned home to North Kivu despite fighting there between the Mayi-Mayi militia and the FARDC, UNHCR said.All the remaining refugees have been offered shelter in UNHCR’s Kyaka II camp, with the trucking in of water being the chief concern in the drought-stricken area.
Danish colleagues call him “Super talent” and it is polite to believe them. Rasmus Lauge (born at 1991) extended contract with his team, Bjeringbro-Silkeborg for three more seasons. About his performances and potential telling a fact that he has been incorporated into Ulrik Wilbek national squad for October EURO 2012 Qualification games and now he has signed a three-year agreement with Bjerringbro-Silkeborg:– Bjerringbro-Silkeborg is my childhood club and I am totally happy here. Here is a good management in control of things, good coaches and very talented teammates, everything positive around me. I have no doubt that I can develop myself tremendously in coming years, says Lauge to the club’s website.Head coach, Carsten Albrektsen was also very pleased with the extension:– Extension with Rasmus is a clear signal that we want to play among the best. He is a very big talent, and he has grown almost explosively over the past year. Nicholas and I will do our best to him continuing his development – says Albrektsen. ← Previous Story Jonas Kallman thinking about “OFF” from Sweden Next Story → President of CHF, Sandi Šola: “Regional League will be fair” BSVHandball talentsRasmus Lauge
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I’ve always wanted to go skydiving, but I have a fairly accurate perspective of my own ability to stave off mortal terror. What happens when you vomit out your spleen in sheer terror while plummeting miles down to earth at a rate of 32 miles per second per second? I’m not entirely sure, but I’m pretty sure the throw-up never even gets out of your throat. I digress: what I need is some sort of skydiving simulator, without the actual threat of a chute not opening and gelatinizing myself face first against the hard chin of the Earth. Looks like I’m not the only one to think of such a thing, though: check out this group of Japanese kids who got together and used Google Earth to set-up their own virtual skydiving simulator!AdChoices广告This is just totally awesome. Surrounding their simulator with blue plastic to simulate the sky, then spraying it with white spray paint to simulate clouds, these Japanese geeks then used an overhanging projector hooked up to a laptop to project a Google Earth skyview upon the ground.Then two would-be skydivers were hauled up on a pulley system, and things got fun. As friends aimed industrial fans at them and sprayed them with a fire extinquisher (to simulate wind shear and the sensation of falling through a cloud), a person manning the laptop slowly zoomed into Google Earth, drawing them ever closer to landing.Pretty awesome. These are some geeks I want to party with.
Une éruption solaire filmée par la NasaL’observatoire solaire de la Nasa (SDO en anglais), a réussi à filmer hier une importante éruption survenue à la surface du soleil.Une énorme boucle de plasma. Plus précisément : une proéminence solaire de 643.737 kilomètres de long. C’est ce que nous montre la vidéo impressionnante prise hier par le Solar Dynamics Observatory, observatoire lancé en février dernier par la Nasa. Les éruptions solaires se produisent périodiquement. Tout se passe à la surface de la photosphère (couche de gaz qui constitue la surface visible des étoiles). L’éruption se traduit par une projection, au travers de la chromosphère (basse atmosphère du Soleil), de jets de matière ionisée qui se perdent dans la couronne (partie de l’atmosphère du Soleil située au-delà de la chromosphère et qui s’étend sur plusieurs millions de kilomètres) à des centaines de milliers de kilomètres d’altitude. Chaque éruption s’accompagne d’un intense rayonnement (UV, rayons X, etc.) qui perturbe les transmissions radioélectriques terrestres et provoque l’apparition des aurores polaires en entrant en interaction avec le champ magnétique terrestre.L’observatoire solaire de la Nasa fait partie du programme “Living with a star” (littéralement “Vivre avec une étoile”). Son objectif principal est de comprendre l’influence du Soleil sur la Terre. Le SDO doit suivre l’astre pendant cinq ans. Découvrez la vidéo de l’éruption solaire mise en ligne par la Nasa : https://www.maxisciences.com/soleil/a-quoi-ressemble-une-eruption-solaire-la-reponse-en-images_art10929.htmlLe 7 décembre 2010 à 11:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
Une mutation responsable de l’absence d’empreinte digitaleUne équipe de chercheurs israéliens a tout récemment identifié une mutation associée à l’adermatoglyphie, un défaut génétique extrêmement rare responsable de l’absence d’empreinte digitale.De manière générale, chaque individu présente dès sa naissance des sillons sur ses pulpes digitales formant une empreinte unique. Bien qu’il s’agisse d’un fait commun, il existe toutefois une poignée de sujets atteints d’un défaut génétique rare caractérisé par l’absence de rainures et de crêtes sur leurs doigts et leurs paumes des mains et des pieds.À lire aussiL’effrayante maladie de l’homme-arbre dont la peau se change en ”écorce”La maladie, appelée adermatoglyphie, ne touche actuellement que quatre familles réparties dans le monde entier. Heureusement, ce défaut n’affecte en aucun cas le développement ou la santé de l’individu mais celui-ci peut s’avérer lourd de conséquences à l’heure où l’utilisation d’empreintes digitales est une condition nécessaire à la délivrance de documents d’identité. Dans le but de trouver l’origine de cette maladie, des chercheurs israéliens du centre médical Sourasky de Tel-Aviv se sont intéressés à une famille suisse composée de 16 personnes dont 9 d’entre elles ne présentaient aucune marque sur les doigts. Sous la direction d’Eli Sprecher, spécialiste en dermatologie, les scientifiques ont alors réalisé le séquençage de l’ADN de tous les membres de la famille. Une mutation du gène SMARCAD1 responsable de l’adermatoglyphieDans un article publié par l’American Journal of Human Genetic, les chercheurs révèlent ainsi avoir identifié une petite version d’un gène, SMARCAD1, qui ne s’exprime que dans la peau mais dont le fonctionnement était jusqu’à aujourd’hui inconnu. En outre, leurs résultats montrent que les membres de la famille sans empreinte possèdent une mutation particulière sur ce gène qui serait capable d’en perturber le fonctionnement. Néanmoins, Eli Sprecher déclare au National Geographic : “Naitre sans empreinte digitale ne peut pas être simplement dû à l’activation ou à la désactivation d’un gène. Mais cette mutation est le premier maillon d’une longue chaîne de réaction qui finit par affecter le développement d’empreintes digitales dans l’utérus. Le reste des maillons de la chaîne sont encore un mystère”. Il faudra donc davantage de recherches pour parvenir à identifier les mécanismes complets de la maladie. Le 13 août 2011 à 12:02 • Maxime Lambert
Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – Jasmin Walkin in running an independent race for one of five at large seats, Tuesday debuted his new campaign headquarters at Southern Shores complex on Leeward Highway and dealt with some pressing national issues including national security and the national health insurance financial debacle.“I don’t like when persons put out press stating that certain persons in public service, telling me that someone else that should be doing the job is not doing the job. When the truth of the matter is they’re trying to throw someone under the bus.”Walkin said there is a lack of transparency and clear understanding of the financials at the country’s health plan. “We cannot address our issues, because we don’t know exactly what is going on. That is why persons in public life must be honest and must be able to clearly explain to the people in detail what they have a right to know.”Jas Walkin suggested what he believes needs to happen when it comes to medical care for those paying into the plan and their dependents. “I want to know, what makes Jamaica’s facilities better than ours. What makes Bahamas facilities better than ours, and whatever makes their facilities better than ours, we need to make our facilities as good as theirs. If it’s gonna cost us more money in the short term, then let’s do it.” ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
Image credit: Heal’sSomething for the weekend: Furniture and lighting retailer Heal’s gave its employees a dose of puppy love to boost wellbeing this Valentine’s Day, providing them with the chance to get involved in a speed-dating event with a difference.Animal shelter and charitable organisation Battersea Dogs and Cats Home arrived at the Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road in London today (14 February 2019), with a view to finding love for nine canine candidates.Ruth Cotterell, head of marketing at Heal’s, said: “After working with Battersea last year to raise awareness of their mission, we are delighted to help get tails wagging once again for Valentine’s Day.“At Heal’s, we believe a furry companion can really help to make a house a home, and hope we’ll be able to help the pet residents of Battersea, who have so far been unlucky in love, find a friend for life.”The event ran for two sessions over the afternoon and was open to commuters and shoppers, as well as Heal’s employees. Attendees were able to book 15-minute slots in which to meet three of the prospective pets.Employees were able to meet the dogs during their working day, as well as to get involved with the organisation and running of the event itself, the goal of which was to spread messages about the importance of re-homing.Hamish Mansbridge, chief executive officer at Heal’s, said: “As a dog-friendly business, working with Battersea to raise awareness of their work is a natural fit for Heal’s.“We actively encourage a flexible working environment to make it easy for staff to bring their dogs into work, and our Valentine’s campaign will once again see residents of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home return to Heal’s for staff and customers to enjoy their company.”In addition to boosting wellbeing and potentially finding a new furry friend, the event provided a chance for the 75 head office employees at Tottenham Court Road to leave their desks and spend time with their colleagues on the shop floor, boosting engagement and communication.The event was promoted to employees using an email campaign and via the organisation’s in-house communications board. It forms part of a wider commitment to corporate social responsibility; as part of this, Heal’s is also in the process of developing a volunteering programme, where staff will have the chance to help at a local soup kitchen.Here at Employee Benefits, we agree that this event would be a great antidote to a ruff day. However, while it would certainly boost our wellbeing, we are not sure if having access to cute canines would work wonders for our productivity…
Hearst and the Food Network are planning to test Food Network magazine with a pair of market test issues this fall.Initial circulation will be 300,000, the company says.The first issue—carrying 160 total pages, 50 of them advertising—is scheduled to hit newsstands on October 14; a second test issue is planned for January. Maile Carpenter, former executive editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray, has been tapped as the Food Network’s editor-in-chief. The magazine will offer “pages of accessible recipes and tips, as well as unprecedented access to America’s favorite Food Network stars,” the company says.
Interestingly, the robot wasn’t made to scare anyone, or even to go into battle. It was designed to mimic the way human soldiers move so as to test army clothes for use in hazardous environments, i.e. chemical warfare. In addition to moving like a human being, it also simulates breathing and sweats when made to do a lot of work, like running and doing pushups. Because of its purpose, the engineers at Boston Dynamics haven’t yet completed a neck and head, which means PETMAN (Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin) has nothing on his shoulders but a blinking red light. And speaking of lights. He, or it, also has an eerie blue glow going on behind his chest plate. Not sure why, but it absolutely adds to the scariness of the big guy. Explore further More information: www.bostondynamics.com/robot_petman.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Despite the video, the days of robot warriors are still a ways off, but PETMAN will have other uses likely much sooner. Spokespeople for the company say it could also be used to assist in search and rescue operations in hazardous environments such as what was encountered in the Fukushima disaster. PETMAN is scheduled to be delivered to the Army some time next year.From now on, you can follow Physorg.com on Google+ too! Citation: Makers of infamous BigDog robot unveil human version – PETMAN (w/ video) (2011, November 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-makers-infamous-bigdog-robot-unveil.html (PhysOrg.com) — Uh oh. Boston Dynamics, makers of the BigDog robot that can haul stuff around for the military has released a video of PETMAN, a human version that looks like a combination of the Terminator and a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica. Maybe even scarier is the fact that it walks like John Wayne; just enough attitude to let you know he’s not someone to be messed with. © 2011 PhysOrg.com PETMAN is just under six feet tall, and weighs close to 180 pounds, which is what you get if you average the height and weight of the average human American soldier. He’s also tethered, which softens the fear factor a bit, but not really all that much when it is recalled that BigDog was tethered when first seen on video too.Boston Dynamics was founded by some really smart people from MIT, and it’s funding for most of its projects such as this one ($26.3 million) come from the U.S. Defense Department, e.g. DARPA. And while the DoD maintains that it’s reason for paying for the creation of PETMAN is to test uniforms, it’s hardly likely that it’s interest will remain there indefinitely as it’s hard to ignore the emotional reaction that most people experience upon viewing the video. Seeing it in person, weaponized, on the battlefield, likely would inspire a new level of terror in enemy combatants and could conceivably lead to changes in the ways unconventional wars are fought. Just as is happening already with drones. PETMAN robot to closely simulate soldiers (w/ Video)
Kevin Durant joining the Warriors wasn’t the easy way outKevin Durant is sitting atop the basketball world after winning his first title and securing the MVP. It’s impossible to say that Durant made the wrong decision to leave Oklahoma City and join the Warriors.Even though critics view KD’s move as taking the path of least resistance to a title, Colin thinks it was courageous because he knew he would get killed for joining a 73-win team, but trusted his instinct to pursue opportunity instead. The easy thing would have been to stay in Oklahoma City. It’s hard to argue he was wrong, after a legacy cementing Finals.In the end, KD’s story is a typical American story of moving to a better situation is what America is all about.LeBron and KD did what many of you have, or will do, repeatedly in your life. It is completely un-American to not embrace what Kevin Durant did.” Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBa Analyst is in-studio to discuss the impact of the Warriors win on the NBA; if Paul George to the Cavs would even the competitive balance against Golden State; and why LeBron won’t leave Cleveland, yet.Damon Bruce – Bay area radio host joins the show to talk Warriors’ dominance; why they can last, and why Klay Thompson will remain content with his role on Golden State.Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst and 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio to explain why dynasties aren’t bad for the NBA and why people don’t really want competitive balance.Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio to explain why LeBron will never be the G.O.A.T. and why his Finals losses are a permanent blemish. LeBron James didn’t hurt his legacy in the Finals, he helped itThe Cavs suffered their second Finals loss to the Warriors, and even though LeBron averaged a helthy triple double in the series, the Warriors endless fire power was ultimately too much to overcome.Today, critics are saying that the Finals loss diminishes his legacy, but he was unquestionably the best player on the floor, for either team, in his 14th year. In Jordan’s 14th year, he was leading the Wizards to a sub .500 record.LeBron isn’t even close to being done yet, and looks to have several peak years left. When it’s all said and done, Jordan’s 6 for 6 Finals record will be the only thing Jordan has over James.“LeBron’s the greatest overall basketball player I’ve ever seen.”
Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications, Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, told CNBC.Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden caused major shockwaves around the world in 2013 when he unveiled the surveillance body’s wide ranging spying practices, which included regularly attempting to snoop of data held by major technology companies.Glenn Greenwald, the man who helped Snowden publish the documents, said that Silicon Valley companies have bolstered the encryption on their products, thereby making it harder for governments to eavesdrop.”They (Apple) are now starting to put serious encryption technologies in their new iPhones in their new releases and this has really petrified governments around the world,” Greenwald told CNBC in an interview at tech fair CeBIT in Germany.Apple, Google, Facebook and Yahoo are some of the major companies that have been in the spotlight after Snowden’s revelations. Information from the Snowden documents released earlier this month detailed how the CIA had been trying for a decade to crack the security in Apple’s products. And last year, Yahoo revealed that it was threatened with a $250,000 per day fine if it didn’t hand over data to the NSA.The tech giants have been taking major steps to make sure their communications are safe from spying, a move Greenwald – who won a Pulitzer prize for his reporting on the topic – said was motivated by the fear of losing customers rather than care for data privacy.”I don’t…(think) they suddenly care about privacy,” Greenwald said.”If…you’re a Facebook executive or an Apple executive, you’re extremely worried that the next generation of users…are going to be vulnerable to the pitch from Brazilian, and Korean and German social media companies where they advertise and say don’t use Facebook and Google because they’ll give your data to the NSA.” 2 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer This story originally appeared on CNBC March 19, 2015 Listen Now
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach “Budda (Baker) got rookied. The first one was a 4.8-(second) hang, and he’s there. He’s got to stay on the high side and he dives underneath, and they’ve got the wall set up. That was a rookie mistake on his part. They did a good job of holding up, but we’ve got to kick it better. That was a good kick. The other kicks weren’t up to Andy’s (Lee) standard. But the field position was the offense, not the special teams. The offense has got to make first downs.”On how the long drive that didn’t yield any points affected the team both short term and long term:“I thought I answered that, but it deflates you. Long term, no. You get over it. You keep going, but right at the moment, instead of continuing to climb, momentum-wise, you stop. Then you’ve got to rebuild.”On if there’s any consolation in seeing a lack of powerhouses in the NFC West:“There are some powerhouses there, but the three records don’t show it yet. It’s a long season. It’s still September, and this division, I think, will go to the wire.”On the Cardinals record compared to the other records in the NFC West:“You’re a game out of first place right now, but you’ve got to start stacking wins in the division.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.Here, in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following practice.Opening statement:“Injuries, there’s nothing really to report yet. We’ve got some guys in MRI tubes. Alex Boone, John Wetzel, on pec muscles, and it’s too early to tell if anybody will return. We’ll see more tomorrow and Thursday as far as availability of those guys. Disappointed in the game. That’s two games that we had a chance to win in the fourth quarter and didn’t get it done – one on the road, one at home. I thought our defensive effort was outstanding for the whole ballgame. It wasn’t effort. It was just executing on a couple plays. We’re in a rotated coverage, the quarterback breaks contain, the safety has got to be as deep as the deepest and lets the guy get behind him. And that chunk play, we’ve got a sack, we come underneath, he gets out and throws a touchdown. Same thing, we look like we have another sack, and he gets out and completes about a 20-yard ball, so all the plays outside the pocket obviously hurt us. It was no lack of effort. It was a great play by Dak (Prescott), and we’ve got to do a better job of plastering receivers. But, the rotating coverage was just bad football. Offensively, I don’t think our quarterback could have played any better. He was lights out from start to finish. Even getting hit that many times, he moved his feet great. He was around the pocket. He was the quarterback I knew we’d see all year, and we can win with Carson (Palmer) playing like that. Running the football, we left the run probably too soon. I thought Chris (Johnson) was a little rusty, especially against a penetrating 4-3 team. Andre (Ellington) looked very much more comfortable. I thought Andre looked very fast in the game. Larry (Fitzgerald) was Larry. It was Monday Night Football, so you knew what you were going to get from Larry. But, offensive line-wise, we’ve got to protect better. There’s no questions how to do it; you’ve just got to do your technique and block your guy. It’s not a scheme. It’s not anything else. It’s just one-on-one football, and we’re not doing a good enough job of protecting our quarterback. We had some plays to make with the receivers and fingertip catches, and we’ve got to make the catches. J.J. (Nelson) had a chance to make a great catch, and I challenged it because they told me he caught the ball and his feet were out. I, obviously, saw his feet in, and the lead official said his feet were in. I challenged way too fast because upstairs told me that the ball came out, and that wasn’t what either one of those guys told me, they called it incomplete. So, that’s on me not listening to the guys upstairs. We have a touchdown called back. That’s not Jared’s (Veldheer) fault. He doesn’t expect the quarterback to scramble, but I didn’t see much of a restriction there either. It’s a game that I thought we should have won. To lose by 11, I think a big part of it was we played so well in the first half to be tied 7-7, and we should have had at least a 10-point lead playing that well.” 3 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires On the nine-minute drive resulted in no points:“Yeah, those hurt. Those kill you. To get even the three and kickoff again. The crowd, everybody was into it, and we lost some of the energy in the stadium. You lose some on the sideline when those things happen because you’ve got all that momentum building, and those things will come back to bite you.”On how much hope it gives him when he sees QB Carson Palmer play at that level last night:“Great hope, and that’s the way I’ve seen him practice the whole time. He’s practiced extremely well, and from the start to the finish, that’s what I would anticipate to see the rest of the season.”On whether he’s less optimistic than Cardinals general manager Steve Keim regarding the possibility of G Mike Iupati and T D.J. Humphries returning to play this week:“I just want to see them on the field. I’ll believe it when I see it, and all those guys that have missed, I want to see them out there and practice at a very high level before I think they can play in this game.”On what T Jared Veldheer’s biggest problem is right now:“Technique. Just technique. It was the same problems he had on the left side, of being bull-rushed and not getting his hands on people. He’s got to get his hands on people. If he gets his hand on people, he’s big and strong and won’t get bull-rushed.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On RB Chris Johnson being rusty and knocking the rust off as he plays more:“I would hope so.”On how the Cardinals’ tight ends blocked last night:“Average in this game. At times, they were very good, and at times with technique, we stepped the wrong way and got beat once or twice. It was not their best effort, but it wasn’t their worst.”On if RB Andre Ellington can be an effective between-the-tackles runner or if he is a 3rd-down back:“Andre’s always been effective. When he was our guy, 80-yard runs were up the middle. We’re not a perimeter running team anyways.”On if he expected Ellington to leave via free agency and if he was surprised that Ellington returned:“No, because he enjoys it. He knows his role here, and he hasn’t been healthy in a couple years, and I kind of figured he’d come back.”On what he saw from K Phil Dawson on his missed field goal attempt:“You’d have to ask Phil. I’m not a kicking expert, and I’m as shocked as anybody that he has three misses this year when he’s only had three for like the last couple years.”On who will start if both Wetzel and Humphries cannot play this week:“Will Holden.”On the biggest issues with the punt coverage team last night: (AP Photo) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. On how long he will allow Veldheer to struggle before he makes a change:“I don’t know where you change to. What’s behind door number two? A rookie? He’s got to do his job.”On if the problems with the offensive line were up and down the line or mostly on the right side:“Mostly the right side again. Boone played really, really well. A.Q. (Shipley) gave up a sack, but he played pretty solid other than that sack. (Evan) Boehm is still learning. They give up a sack because he pushes Veldheer off his block and then doesn’t block the guy. So, it’s just learning on the run with him. But, it was mostly the right side. I think Wetzel held his own. He gave up some hits, but overall, he played pretty solid.”On if Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence is that good or if the Cardinals made him look great:“I think we made him look great. He won his one-on-ones because it wasn’t like they were blitzing or anything.”On if any of Veldheer’s struggles have to do with considering retirement during training camp:“No. None whatsoever.”On the challenges of playing the 49ers with short rest while they have an extra four days:“Yeah, we’re a short week, they’re a long week, so that’s always a problem. But, we’re playing at home, so our energy level shouldn’t be any problem. We’ll have a walkthrough tomorrow instead of a practice, to make sure we bounce back. We’ll put the pads on Thursday and get our work in Thursday. But, it’s always an advantage to have those extra days. Again, we’ve got to play better in the fourth quarter. I think our crowd was fantastic, and I know they will be again this week.” Top Stories On if the offensive line can use brute force and a will to win one-on-one battles:“No. No. Because you’re going to get beat technically. If you let a guy hit you in the chest, I don’t care how big you are, you’re going backwards.”On how close $LB Deone Bucannon was to playing last night:“Very close, very close. Hopefully, we can have a role for him this week, and another day in pads will determine how he plays, if he plays.”On LB Chandler Jones’ performance last night:“Chandler played really, really solid against a great All-Pro player. He had a sack. He was close a couple times, and Markus (Golden) got really close a couple times. Haason (Reddick) got rookied also on a rush where he had a sack and he dipped underneath and let him out of the pocket. But, Chandler’s been playing really well.”On if it was LB Markus Golden who allowed Prescott to get free on the read option plays:“No, it was Haason. Haason’s got the quarterback, and he’s staring at the dive on the touchdown.” – / 32 ErrorOK… ErrorOK
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