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Brian Flores New England Defensive Genius Becomes Dolphins Head Coach

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For most fans the Super Bowl LIII was a boring match because of the lack of Touchdowns but looking on another perspective it was a defensive masterpiece.
Shutting down the offensive machine of Los Angles Rams to zero in the first half and just finishing with 3 points in the game would have been unthinkable similar to shutting the Kansas City Chiefs to zero first half points.
Both of those scenarios happened and the Miami Dolphins didn’t waste any time in hiring Brian Flores, the Patriots defensive playcaller of the 4-hour defensive masterpiece.
It takes more than a head coach to turn things around but if we can remember Bill Belichick himself won two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator prior to joining the New England Patriots.
Miami Dolphins General manager Chris Grier has high hopes for Brian Flores and that he will be able to help rebuild the Dolphins until they become Super Bowl contenders.
Both Grier and Flores are former Patriot scouts and has a lot of knowledge from the ground up all the way to contender level.
It will still be a few years before we see how this move turns out but I would say that getting Championship caliber leadership is a very good way to start.





 

Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Win Historic 6th Title Super Bowl LIII

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The New England Patriots duo of Tom Brady and Bil Belichick has made history by winning their 6th Super Bowl title against the Los Angeles Rams. It has been 17 years since they won their first Super Bowl Championship also against the Los Angeles Rams.
This was masterful defensive game as the Patriots have kept the high octane offense of the Rams to 0 points in the first half and only 3 to finish the game.
The number two offense in the NFL didn’t know what hit them as they probably didn’t expect to score less than 15 points in the game while just finishing with 3 points.
With the Rams defense led by Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donalds quickly forced Brady into an interception early in the game and limited the Patriots on 3 points via a field goal in the first half.
Three quarters have passed and the game was tied at 3-3 with both sides clamping up on defense. This is where the Patriots have the advantage since the Los Angeles Rams is a scoring machine team averaging nearly 29 points per game and with just 3 points into the 4th quarter it is clear the Patriots game plan is working.
With New England having more experience in Super Bowl they found a way to score a touch down in the last quarter on a formation that saw wide receiver Julian Edelman, two tight-ends Gronkowski and Allen, and RB Rex Burkhead leading the charge.
Gronkowski caught 29 yards on that drive enough to go 1st and goal where goal-line touchdown specialist Sony Michel delivered the go ahead points.

The Patriots held on the lead and got an interception courtesy of Gilmore against Brandin Cooks. This is comeback victory for Tom Brady whom people believe is past his prime and didn’t have any winning seasons ahead of him.

As Tom Brady notes — “No one expected us to win that game, and that’s a lot how it used to feel, before all the success. It brings back different feelings and different emotions”.





New England Patriots Sony Michel Delivers Big against the Chargers

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Rookie RB Sony Michel came up big for the New England Patriots as he delivered in a 41-28 win against the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC divisional-round playoff game.
 
Sony Michel rushed for 125 yards and three rushing touchdowns a performance that only three people have accomplished in the last 20 years.
 
He has now helped the Patriots secure a AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sony was on and off in the entire year as the Patriots have circled through a number of running backs to keep them healthy but during the biggest game of the year thus far he has delivered.

Tom Brady has this to say to Sony — “I really love Sony as a person and his commitment to the team. He’s just been a lot of fun to be out there with, made a lot of hard yards. It’s great to see.”

Sony Michel is 31st overall pick became the only player in the last 25 postseasons scoring 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in the first half of a playoff game. The only other player to score 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns was Saints Alvin Kamara although that was not in the playoffs.

Pork Fat is Better than Spinach and other Leafy Greens

in Fitness

Every now and then there is news about some food being elevated as a Super Food and some food terribly bad for you. Then wait for a few months and a few years then things get reversed.

Long believed that Pork fat is bad for you is now being reported as being more healthy than Spinach, Arugula and bluefin tune. This is good news to all the pork fat lovers out there.

The study pertains to the journal published here — Uncovering the Nutritional Landscape of Food.

The list of the health foods with their nutritional scores are as follows:

1. Almonds, 97

2. Cherimoya, 96

3. Ocean Perch, 89

4. Flatfish, 88

5. Chia seeds, 85

6. Pumpkin seeds, 84

7. Swiss chard, 78

8. Pork fat, 73

9. Beet greens, 70

10. Snapper, 69

11. Dried parsley, 69

12. Celery flakes, 68

13. Watercress, 68

14. Tangerines, 67

15. Green peas, 67

16. Pike, 65

17. Alaska pollock, 65

18. Green onion, 65

19. Red cabbage, 65

20. Pacific cod, 64

21. Scallops, 64

22. Pink grapefruit, 64

23. Dandelion greens, 64

24. Frozen spinach, 64

25. Chili powder, 63

26. Basic, 63

27. Collards, 63

28. Clams, 62

29. Chili peppers, 62

30. Broccoli Raab, 62

The Saints Historic Drive Against the Eagles to NFC title game

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The New Orleans Sainst was down 14-0 but made a historic 11-minute and 29-second drive that fueled a comeback win 14-20 and push them to the NFC title game. The drive took 18 plays, 92 yards the longest in the Saints history and by any team in the last 20 years.
 
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes including the go-ahead points to Michael Thomas to secure their win.

Saints guard has this to say — “It was tough. I mean, it was one of the hardest drive I’ve been a part of, Saints guard Larry Warford said of a drive that actually lasted 22 plays and forced the Saints to gain a total of 117 yards because of three offensive penalties and one defensive penalty. I was out of breath getting down there … and everybody is tired. But you smell the end zone and you can’t give it away. You worked too hard for it when we were driving, and we finished it.”

Drew Brees has this to say — “I’m not sure if that’s a record. We went on a 117-yard drive to take the lead in the third quarter and really didn’t look back. That was the turning point the game.”

The historic 18 play drive is below:

Down Yard line Play
1st & 10 NO 8 Mark Ingram 1-yard run
2nd & 9 NO 9 Incomplete pass; defensive-holding penalty on Eagles
1st & 10 NO 14 Ingram 4-yard run
2nd & 6 NO 18 Drew Brees 8-yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
1st & 10 NO 26 Alvin Kamara 1-yard run
2nd & 9 NO. 27 Brees 11-yard pass to Michael Thomas
1st & 10 NO 28 Brees 6-yard pass to Keith Kirkwood
2nd & 4 NO 44 Kamara 1-yard run
3rd & 3 NO 45 Brees 9-yard pass to Josh Hill
1st & 10 PHI 46 Brees incomplete pass
2nd & 10 PHI 46 46-yard TD pass called back on holding penalty
2nd & 20 NO 44 Brees 20-yard pass to Thomas
1st & 10 PHI 36 Tre’Quan Smith 5-yard run
2nd & 5 PHI 31 Kamara 4-yard run
3rd & 1 PHI 27 Kamara 1-yard run
1st & 10 PHI 26 3-yard pass called back on holding penalty
1st & 20 PHI 36 Brees incomplete pass
2nd & 20 PJI 36 Brees 4-yard pass to Kamara
3rd & 16 PHI 32 Brees 20-yard pass to Thomas
1st & 10 PHI 12 False-start penalty
1st & 15 PHI 17 Kamara 15-yard run
1st & goal PHI 2 Brees 2-yard pass to Thomas, touchdown
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Wide Receiver star Michael Thomas finished the game with 12 catches for 171 yards and the TD.

The Saints have their hands full against the high offensive output of Los Angeles Rams next week.






Hunter Henry Ready for 2018 Divisional Round

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Kryrie Irving Fuming as Celtics ‘Lacking’ Experience on a 105–103 Loss against Magic

in Basketball

The Celtics was only down by two points with 2.9 seconds left where Irving was in the backcourt and Gordon Hayward inbounded to Jayson Tatum who shot a jumper that fell off the rim. After that play Kyrie started waving his hand in anger.
Apparently Kyrie didn’t agree with the last play and instead of putting the ball in the hands of Tatum he wanted the inbounds to go to Al Horford who will eventually set up a final play to Kyrie taking the last shot.
In an interview after the game Kyrie said their struggles can be attributed to — “Experience. It’s the best thing I can say is experience, We’re lacking it, and because of that, we have a lot of learning left to do. So we have a lot of ground to make up in that aspect…

I know from the majority of the fact that we’re better than most teams in this league, It’s just going out and proving it every single night and demanding it and actually showing it. It’s not easy to be great.”

This is Kyrie’s response on the Celtics lacking experience — pic.twitter.com/MPSxczGyBY

Experience needs time and even if you stack your team with veterans it still requires time and experience of playing with each other. The good news is that the Celtics are stocked with a mixture of veteran and young talents.

The Celtics have now lost two in a row and stands at 25-17 records.

Full game highlights can be viewed here — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDnmxew2n8c


Fantasy NFL T.Y. Hilton D does not require ankle surgery

in Basketball

Good news for dynasty fantasy owners, T.Y. Colt wide receiver who is suffering high and low sprain does not require surgery and would be able to get back to playing after good rest and rehab.
 
This process can still take months but with the Colts season over the rehabilitation can now begin in time for next season.
 
The star receiver has 76 regular season catches for 1,270 yards and six TDs in 14 games and would still be considered WR1 in most fantasy owners team regardless of format.




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