After what appeared to be a strong performance against the Houston Texans in Week 1, the Patriots’ defense is bursting with deficiencies following back-to-back losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions. “I mean, it’s frustrating,” cornerback Stephon Gilmore said. “I don’t like losing.” Against the Lions Sunday, New England gave up 414 total yards, including 159 on the ground. Running back Kerryon Johnson logged 61 rushing yards before contact — the most by a Lions player since Reggie Bush in 2013. Johnson also became the first Lions player to rush for 100 yards since Bush in 2013. “They’re a good team,” Johnson said of the Patriots. “They’re a good defense, they’re sound, they tackle, [and] they don’t make many mistakes. So, we knew it was going to be a grind, but we were ready for it. We were ready for the grind, and, I’m going to say grind again, we grinded it out.” … [Read more...] about ‘We’re not doing good right now’: Patriots defense falters once again
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By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Published 1:36 pm CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 The winless Texans are prone to turnovers, frequently penalized and guilty of a variety of mental lapses. It hasn't been a recipe for success as the 0-2 AFC South franchise has already lost to the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans. "It's not good to be where we are right now," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "Don't get me wrong, but it is a long season. We haven't played well, but we've been in it in the end. We've got to finish these games better. "We've been in it in the fourth quarter. We realize we have to do a lot better and play in a more consistent way. We have to practice better. We have to coach better. We also know there's a lot of ball left. We've got to get going here. We're very positive about some of the things we're doing." The Texans lead the NFL in rushing, but aren't doing well in pass protection as quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sacked seven … [Read more...] about Bill O’Brien on winless Texans: ‘It’s not good to be where we are right now’
Subscribe to Women Rule on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. As World Cup fever sweeps the country, soccer star Hope Solo is hoping to make some drastic changes in how the sport is played – and regulated – in the U.S.Story Continued Below “Soccer in America has become the rich white kid’s sport,” Solo, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Team, said on the latest episode of the Women Rule podcast. She ticked off a list of grievances against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s governing body, saying the costs it imposes to play in soccer clubs have “alienated” Latino, black and rural communities. From expensive coaching licenses to rising club fees, Solo maintained that barriers to participation have contributed to a lack of talent at the highest levels of the game. “U.S. Soccer should be helping coaches get their licenses, should be helping youth players play on different clubs,” she … [Read more...] about Hope Solo: ‘Soccer in America is just a mess right now’
Follow the second rule of direct marketing to inspire immediate responses from your target market. Dan S. Kennedy Published 10:45 am, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Photo: MangoStar_Studio | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: MangoStar_Studio | Getty Images How to Give Prospects a Reason to Respond 'Right Now!' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The following excerpt is from Dan S. Kennedy’s book No B.S. Direct Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound Hesitation and procrastination are among the most common of all human behaviors. If you’re a mail-order catalog shopper, you have -- more than once -- browsed, folded down corners of pages from which you intended to buy items, set the catalogs aside, and never placed the orders. This happens with every marketing … [Read more...] about How to Give Prospects a Reason to Respond ‘Right Now!’
Four important words: Work your next job. Jason Feifer Published 8:00 am, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: Nigel Parry Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nigel Parry Change Is Inevitable. Here's How to Start Preparing Right Now. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery One night this past April, Martellus and Michael Bennett were texting each other. If you follow the NFL, you know these brothers: They’re big and tough, with Super Bowl rings to prove it. But Martellus also spent the past few years making comic books and other entertainment for kids, and he recently retired to pursue that work full-time. Michael is still in the NFL, but he knows it won’t last forever. So over texts, Martellus was giving his brother advice on how to build a bridge out. Related: 7 Ways To Grow Your … [Read more...] about Change Is Inevitable. Here’s How to Start Preparing Right Now.