Archive for August 2012

Sources: Arizona Cardinals John Skelton is the favorite to win quaterback job

August 14, 2012

Via ESPN:

(Source: Peter Aiken/Getty Images North America)

The Arizona Cardinals plan to start quarterback Kevin Kolb against the Oakland Raiders on Friday in their third preseason game. However , John Skelton is considered the favorite to win the job, people within the organization told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Neither Skelton nor Kolb has managed anything close to a breakthrough performance in their brief time on the field in the first two games. Kolb is just 2 of 9 for 25 yards, his playing time reduced when he left the Hall of Fame Game against the New Orleans Saints in the third series with bruised ribs.

He was 1 of 5 for 21 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Cardinals’ second preseason game and had one pass dropped. Skelton has completed 7 of 12 for 67 yards with one interception. Against Kansas City, he was 3 of 6 for 35 yards with one pick.

Neither has thrown a touchdown pass.

The Cardinals thought they had acquired their franchise quarterback when they sent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a draft pick to Philadelphia for Kolb, then signed him to a five-year, $63 million contract — with $21 million guaranteed.

But with no offseason because of the lockout, Kolb struggled to absorb the Cardinals’ offense and then was sidelined with injury. Skelton replaced him, and though his passing often was erratic, he had a knack for bringing the team from behind in the fourth quarter.

Kolb was 2-6 as a starter last year, missing much of the season with turf toe and later a concussion. Skelton, a fifth-round draft pick out of Fordham entering his third NFL season, was 6-2 in his absence, but much of the credit for that success went to the team’s vastly improved defense.

I told everyone and I will tell you again, the future of Arizona will be amazing with John under center. He has the teams support and he finds a way to win. It’s sort of like the Tim Tebow effect. When Orton was playing, it was okay but when Tebow went onto the field the team played with much more energy. That’s how John can be with the Cardinals. He throws the ball up to Larry Fitzgerald to let him catch anything and he also has a better arm, better pocket presence, and better skills than Kolb. I like this move and it makes me very happy. I share this with you all because a new top 15 Quarterback is in the making and he will be fun to watch…

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Fordham basketball’s new and improved basketball floor

August 2, 2012

(Photo taken by Ryan Canty)

Here is a photo taken by Sophomore Center Ryan Canty of the new floor at the Rose Hill Gym. I have to say, I do like the design with the big F and the Ram in the middle, but I am not a big fan of just the light hardwood.

I did like it when it said Fordham on the end lines in maroon and the paint was maroon as well. I felt it looked very punchy and brought a lot of attention on both offense and defense. Of course, in those days there was Bryant Dunston who absolutely owned the paint.

Anyways, this court reminds me of Richmond University and their basketball floor. I think it’s the new trend in basketball courts. Overall, I think it’s okay but I wish there was more color on the court. But hey, if there could be more maroon shirts cheering in the seats, then this court would look very special.

It’s more change we have been seeing from the basketball program the past few years and it looks like the program is really working towards being successful. Now all they need is a few more W’s and then we can start talking…

 

I am back folks, sorry for the long delay…

August 2, 2012

Hey Sports Cycle fans, I am back. I started working as the Sports Anchor/Reporter at WLUC-TV 6 in Marquette, Michigan. You can check out my stuff on YouTube or at Uppermichiganssource.com. I have a lot to display in the next coming weeks with videos and posts that will make you very happy. So I am back in action and I hope you are all ready to read. Thanks for sticking with me. I won’t disappoint…