Rams pushing to attract San Diego fans
When the Chargers ditched San Diego for Los Angeles, it left a void that the Chargers’ landlords hope to fill.
It’s hard to say how many teams could handle that. What we know, and Gase does too, is that the 2017 Dolphins weren’t one of them. And he took something from that. I think it’s that no matter what happens, we’re gonna play Sunday,he said. Even when our bye week got switched, we played that game—we just played it later in the season. Our job is to get ready for the game we’re about to play. And I think what a lot of guys learned was, nobody’s going to feel sorry for you. Our jobs are to put our heads down, ignore any kind of noise or distraction and find a way to win the game. A lot of guys tried to do that. Some guys might have gotten distracted.
And so many of our young guys went through some stuff they never thought they’d experience. It’s a good lesson for all of us on how to operate under adversity.So what’s different now? Gase says he can see it in practice—and not just the practice itself, but how prepared the vets are before each one. Amendola’s competitiveness and Wilson’s conditioning and Quinn’s motor and Gore’s grit are part of that, of course, and it’s why those guys were offseason targets to begin with.
I’ve never been through what he’s been through. I could sit here and say what I think but it’s gotta come from down in here, Reich said, pointing to his heart. There’s an instinct as a player, that you know when you’re ready to go, and you keep testing it and testing it, and you work with the people you’re working [with], and you trust your instinct when you’re ready to go.
The Colts are hoping Luck is ready to go soon. Despite the long, long wait for him to throw, the team has indicated he will be ready to play Week One.
Pérez is one of two catchers all time to win at least four Gold Gloves and a World Series MVP (Johnny Bench). He has raised his home run total in each of his seven seasons, up to a career-best 27 in 2017 (note — on the DL with a left knee injury). — Wildstein, ESPN Stats & Information
While he’s coming off a down season by his standards, Arrieta has the fifth-best WHIP among starting pitchers during the past four seasons (1.03, minimum 100 starts). He has made an All-Star appearance and won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award in that span. — Kraemer, ESPN Stats & Information