It just not the way it works. A tough league, and if nobody is bowing down in front of the two time defending Stanley Cup champions, there no way they taking a knee for the Oilers. In fact, it quite the opposite, they playing them harder now than they did when the organization used to be a joke..
Teams need goals. With no goals, everyone is going in a different direction. In order to be effective, teams need to share a common goal that all members of the team agree on and are required to achieve. FIRST DOWN EFFICIENCY: The Bills matched a season high for first downs with 16 in the first half alone. Buffalo had 16 in each of its past two games after opening the season with 11 in a 13 7 loss at Baltimore. Taylor opened by hitting 14 of his first 17 attempts for 138 yards and a touchdown before closing the half 17 of 22 for 165 yards.
Joe Wainwright: Wainwright was a two time Advance All Star (1974 75) as a middle linebacker and a three year varsity starter who led the team in tackles his senior year. Known for his physical prowess and sideline to sideline effort, he was a member of the 1974 Tottenville team that beat Farrell, and played on Island championship teams in 1974 and are plenty of other Pirates we could have listed, but I’d be here all day typing. Remember, you can vote for any player, and up to four players at a time, for Tottenville’s Mount Rushmore..
Friday with the hope it could be avoided. It didn’t happen. There were still 5,000 tickets available. THE BUZZ: Southampton has the most famous win in the series, a 28 0 triumph for the 1978 Region I title, but Poquoson has won the past 10 meetings, including six consecutive seasons openers. If Southampton is to break the losing streak, it will depend heavily on running back Tayriel Ruffin, who ran for almost 1,600 yards a year ago. Poquoson will go to the shotgun out of its Wing T this season but still depend heavily on the rushing of Colten Hicks (693 yards in 2016), Robert Henesey (608 yards) and others..
Keep hearing the name of Tom Anselmi, former head of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, as the leading candidate to replace Mark Cohon. The CFL says they won have a new commissioner until April. I wonder why they are waiting that long. He became more than an afterthought. A hero of sorts. An enviable position, as it turned out..
The first to feel the effects would be those most closely involved with the game. Players would lose millions of dollars in salary, free agents would be unable to search for new homes, draft picks would be unsure whether to sign contracts and injured veterans would be forced to seek treatment from their own physicians rather than team doctors. On the other side, coaches and general managers would be unable to construct their 2011 rosters or teach new plays at off season camps..