Trade Deflection – A Camet http://acamet.org/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 11:08:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://acamet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/a-camet-icon-150x150.png Trade Deflection – A Camet http://acamet.org/ 32 32 SNAPSHOTS: Flames beat Panthers in first game since big trade https://acamet.org/snapshots-flames-beat-panthers-in-first-game-since-big-trade/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 02:27:34 +0000 https://acamet.org/snapshots-flames-beat-panthers-in-first-game-since-big-trade/

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SUNRISE, Fla. — A standing ovation was expected, but this one came particularly early. As the last of the Calgary Flames to leave the ice in Saturday’s pre-game warm-up, Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar were treated to a loud and grateful roar from what was once their home crowd.

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A few hours later, at the end of a moving and entertaining affair, Huberdeau heard boos. It was nothing personal – fans at the FLA Live Arena laughed at each of the Flames’ shootout selections.

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And then the best part…

When Huberdeau sizzled a block-side shot past his old pal Spencer Knight, there was momentary silence. It was the same story when defender Rasmus Andersson scored after a nasty fake in the fifth round of the breakaway competition, lifting the not-so-tanned side to a 5-4 shootout triumph in the Flames’ first encounter and the Florida Panthers ever since. successful summer trade.

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“I’ve probably never fired in a shootout before, so I know Knighter thought I’d probably deke,” Huberdeau explained. “So that’s why I fired, to surprise him.

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“It was good and obviously here I wanted to win. It was huge, to score the goal in a shootout here. It was cool.”

Indeed, it will be remembered as a happy homecoming.

There were warm and fuzzy ones during the warm-up. “Pretty special”, as Huberdeau said.

The ending was even better.

“I really wanted to beat those guys,” Weegar said. “I feel like it’s a vintage Panthers game – 5-4 in a shootout. We had a lot of those games on the other side. I’m glad we got the two points, it was the most important thing for me and Johnny. It was a weird game, but it was a lot of fun. I liked it.”

Lots of them have — and not just the guys who once owned beachfront property in the Sunshine State.

Adam Ruzicka had two goals and added an assist, continuing to capitalize on his promotion to skate on the Flames’ top line and second power play unit.

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Nikita Zadorov and Blake Coleman also tickled the strings for the Outsiders, while Jacob Markstrom was particularly snappy in the shootout.

Old friend Matthew Tkachuk, who headed south in the first sign-and-trade in NHL history, scored on a deft deflection and assisted on Sam Reinhart’s human-advantage marker, but he was disallowed in the tiebreaker game and ended up on the losing side. Colin White and Eetu Luostarinen were the Panthers’ other sharpshooters.

Andersson, the workaholic running back with 17 career goals in seven NHL seasons, has proven to be Calgary’s secret weapon.

“He scores in the shootout every practice. It’s a padlock,” beamed Weegar. “Right away, when he was chosen, I had a good feeling.”

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They all came away with a good feeling, and it certainly didn’t seem like a sure thing for a team that had lost their previous 10 games. The Flames improved their record to 8-7-2.

“Obviously there’s a lot of emotion for a lot of guys today, but it was really good to win,” Andersson said. “It’s a move I’ve been doing for a while. I took a few shootouts in Stockton (in the AHL) and it worked back then, but that was a long time ago. It was nice to see him come in and, honestly, it’s just nice to get a win. It was really necessary. »

AROUND THE BOARDS

There were plenty of fans who still wore number 11, the numbers Huberdeau donned during his decade-long stay in Florida. He left as the franchise record holder in both games played and points. “I didn’t expect to have so many shirts there,” Huberdeau said with a smile. “It was cool to see that”… Weegar on the warm welcome, which also included a standing ovation after a video tribute in first period to ex-Panthers duo: ‘They showed us a lot of love, and it really meant a lot to me’… Almost any other day, Adam Ruzicka’s three-point pileup would have been the big one story. He capped a scrambled streak on the power play with a goal from the glove side and then ripped a quick jab past Knight after a playoff win by teammate Elias Lindholm. In between, the 23-year-old left-winger spotted Zadorov scrambling up the ice as the caravan rushed offensively and offered the pass to his blue-line buddy, who cashed in the five hole. Ruzicka, despite being retired for 10 of the first 11 games this fall, now has eight points this season – the same number as Huberdeau and more than Coleman, Dillon Dube, Andrew Mangiapane and others. “But it’s still a short time, isn’t it?” Ruzicka highlighted the post-match. “Three or four games are not enough. I just have to keep going until the end of the season.

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OUT OF THE GLASS

Flames skipper Darryl Sutter was proud of his team, saying “we weathered a lot of adversity during the game”. He frowned when asked about the obvious storyline – Huberdeau and Weegar returning to their old stomping grounds. . “Guys are traded. Guys sign. What is the problem ? I mean, Nazem (Kadri) won a Stanley Cup last year and he played his first game against Colorado and it wasn’t a big deal, first game of the year, but it’s a big problem ? I mean, good players move, that’s what they do. I’ve said it before – someone give you $75 million, we’re all going”… Markstrom, who started his career with the Panthers, made 31 saves in the visiting crease. He delivered four denials in the shootout, including a superb hitch after Tkachuk blasted a slapper in turn… Brett Ritchie made an early exit. The fourth-line hitter wasn’t on the bench for the third… The Flames can now drag their shorts and flip-flops to the bottom of their suitcases. The next stop in that six-game junket is Philadelphia, where they face the Flyers on Monday (5 p.m. MT, Sportsnet Flames/Sportsnet 960 The Fan).

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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Carolina RB D’Onta Foreman takes advantage of his last opportunity https://acamet.org/texas-longhorns-in-the-nfl-carolina-rb-donta-foreman-takes-advantage-of-his-last-opportunity/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:28:31 +0000 https://acamet.org/texas-longhorns-in-the-nfl-carolina-rb-donta-foreman-takes-advantage-of-his-last-opportunity/

The NFL kicked off last week. Of course, this isn’t exactly news to all of you.

But it does mean we got to see former Texas Longhorns shine in the pros.

Shine they have indeed. Let’s break it down below.

Colt McCoy, QB: Welcome home, McCoy. The Longhorn legend replaced starter Kyler Murray this weekend. He completed 26 passes for 238 yards and 1 touchdown. He also carried the ball 4 times for an additional 4 meters into the dirt.

D’Onta Foreman, RB: Like magic, the veteran running back, now with the Carolina Panthers, is suddenly the man in charge of the franchise’s backfield after the Panthers choose to trade star running back Christian McCaffrey at the San Francisco 49ers. In his final encore performance on the Panthers’ offense over the weekend, Foreman made 31 carries for 130 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. Suddenly, Foreman is again a relative starter.

Geoff Swaim, TE: Swaim started off on tight end for the Tennessee Titans.

Connor Williams, OL: The Miami Dolphins lineman started at center.

Calvin Anderson, OL: Anderson got the start at left tackle for the Denver Broncos.

Ta’Quan Graham, DL: The Atlanta Falcons starting defensive lineman had 6 tackles (2 solo, 4 assists) and 1 tackle for loss.

Malcolm Roach, DL: The New Orleans Saints defensive lineman made 7 tackles (5 solo, 2 assists), 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss and 1 quarterback in a hurry.

Charles Omenihu, DL: The San Francisco 49ers starter had 1 tackle, 1 sack, 3 quarterback rushes, 1 pass deflection and 1 forced fumble. Omenihu was busy, in other words.

Hassan Ridgeway, DL: 49ers starter Ridgeway had 3 solo tackles.

Jordan Hicks, LB: It was yet another standout day for the Minnesota Vikings starting linebacker. That’s become the wait in 2022 so far for Hicks. Hicks accounted for 3 tackles (3 solo) and 1 pass deflection. Look for Hicks to keep the momentum going through the second half of the season schedule.

PJ Locke, DB: The Denver Broncos defensive back had 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 assist), 1 pass deflection and 1 forced fumble. Locke is gradually becoming a key part of Denver’s defense, especially as their offense, led by Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson, struggles.

DeShon Elliott, DB: The Detroit Lions starting safety had a relatively unremarkable outing, at least by his set standards this season, over the weekend for the NFL’s bottom. Elliott only accounted for one tackle.

Cameron Dicker, K: The Longhorn rookie folk legend went 3-for-3 on field goals for the day, with 47 yards as his length. He also went 1-for-1 in the PATs. Dicker is making a name for himself in the NFL.

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Dolphins score vs. Browns takeaway: Tua Tagovailoa, crushing Miami run game en route to blowout win https://acamet.org/dolphins-score-vs-browns-takeaway-tua-tagovailoa-crushing-miami-run-game-en-route-to-blowout-win/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:05:30 +0000 https://acamet.org/dolphins-score-vs-browns-takeaway-tua-tagovailoa-crushing-miami-run-game-en-route-to-blowout-win/

The Miami Dolphins cemented themselves as a Super Bowl contender on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns with a convincing 39-17 win. Cleveland has yet to win back-to-back games this season while Miami is riding a four-game bye-week winning streak.

The Browns were unable to establish momentum on the field while the Dolphins turned the script around. Cleveland’s inability to stop the run was amplified at Hard Rock Stadium as Miami hit a season-high 33 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Accurate and efficient quarterback Tua Tagovailoa found eight different pass catchers totaling 302 passing yards.

Miami took a 17-7 locker room lead at halftime and never looked back.

Why the Dolphins won

Head coach Mike McDaniel and defensive coordinator Josh Boyer outperformed their peers. Miami spotted Cleveland and identified its inability to stop the run and exploited it again and again and again. The Dolphins got everything they wanted on the ground from 195 rushing yards. Meanwhile, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa nicked the secondary and extended drives. They scored on seven of eight possessions before kneeling to end the game. Cleveland didn’t have enough explosive play ability to keep up.

The Dolphins defense, led by defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and an offensive front, stifled the Browns’ running game.

Why the Browns lost

The Dolphins came away with points on seven of their eight offensive possessions. The bettor has never seen the field. Miami converted 6 of 11 third attempts and 1 of 2 fourth attempts. It never seemed like Cleveland had a competitive edge. The Browns have always had their backs against the wall and the AFC East team have often converted with ease. When the opposing attack does not come out of the field, it is difficult to win football matches.

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The decision ultimately resulted in a third Jaylen Waddle conversion and a touchdown reception by wide receiver Trent Sherfield, with the favor falling on the latter. With rookie cornerback Martin Emerson in cover, Sherfield gave a bit of a push, went over and made a diving reception in the end zone to give Miami a 17-7 lead entering the locker room at mid -time.

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The Browns drop to 3-6 with a road trip to Buffalo next week. The team is only two games without Deshaun Watson this season, but a loss to the Bills would essentially end any hopes of making the playoffs. The scorching Dolphins will likely be the favorites in each of their remaining games, with the possible exception of Dec. 18 against the Bills. Miami enters a bye week on a four-game winning streak.

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Suns’ shorthanded effort in Wednesday’s win showed why they’re title contenders, and the Timberwolves aren’t – Twin Cities https://acamet.org/suns-shorthanded-effort-in-wednesdays-win-showed-why-theyre-title-contenders-and-the-timberwolves-arent-twin-cities/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 02:46:37 +0000 https://acamet.org/suns-shorthanded-effort-in-wednesdays-win-showed-why-theyre-title-contenders-and-the-timberwolves-arent-twin-cities/

After a performance in which she was disappointed in her effort and energy, a team took to the stage Wednesday at Target Center determined to right the wrongs of their previous contest and succeeded.

This team was not the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After laying an egg in Philadelphia, Phoenix reverted to its traditional form. The Suns competed and performed at a high level on seemingly every possession, building a 27-point lead en route to a 129-117 win over Wolves. This is how top teams are supposed to react to disappointment.

“I just think that’s a skill and a mindset that all really good teams have. And great teams have the juice and the energy and the execution, and that’s what we’re looking for,” Suns coach Monty Williams said “I told our guys, from the meeting this morning to the pre-game meeting, there was a bad mood back home. We just knew the other night wasn’t us, energy wise, ball movement wise, and it was really good to see our guys playing with that kind of advantage and aggression in the first half.

Minnesota Timberwolves goalie D’Angelo Russell (0) reacts after being called for a foul on Phoenix Suns goalie Cameron Payne (15) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in Minneapolis. The Suns won 129-117. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Minnesota had an equally bad – probably even worse – performance on Monday, when they were beaten at home by the Knicks. After that game, Wolves spoke of a need to be better. A year ago, such a feeling could mean anything. Through 12 matches, they turn out to be empty words. With the train rolling off the tracks, the Wolves once again landed a misfire.

“The first-quarter urgency just isn’t there. The first-quarter urgency isn’t there, but I actually thought it was for the first half of the first quarter and then we have it in kind of lost,” Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said. “We turned it around a couple of times and things got away from us.”

Yes, Finch touted Minnesota’s emergency for “the first half of the first quarter.” That’s kind of where the coach is at this point, looking for any sign of life from a lifeless team. Yes, there was a belief that the Timberwolves might take a while to gel this season as they incorporated Rudy Gobert.

But they don’t get braked because they work through problems. They overwork themselves every night. That doesn’t happen to big teams. And when it does, these great teams are doing something to change it. On Wednesday, Phoenix did everything possible to secure victory. Guards Devin Booker and Cam Payne were inside, sacrificing their bodies to lock up Rudy Gobert in an effort to get a board for their team.

“That has always been our formula. One of our essentials is the competition. If you don’t compete, you don’t have a chance in this league,” Williams said. “We have the ability to compete at a very high level. We’ve been close to a championship, and our guys understand that to be able to even approach that, you’re not going to get it by tiptoeing, you’re not going to get it by jogging or doing the NBA cool thing. You need to play at the highest level with every possession, or as close as possible. »

Booker certainly set the tone on Wednesday. The All-NBA guard was all over the floor, performing everything with 100% effort. All of the other game-winning games he made weren’t wasted in his 32-point, 10-assist performance. What stood out to Williams about Booker was a defensive play the guard made late, when he sprinted in transition, fended off a lob intended for Gobert and volleyed into the post.

That deflection stemmed any momentum Minnesota generated with another one of its patent-pending false pushes in the fourth quarter. These are plays that Williams noted few players of Booker’s caliber make.

“He’s more than just a scorer,” Williams said. “He has the ability to affect the game with his energy and tenacity.”

It’s not a trait displayed so far this season by Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell or Anthony Edwards, among others. Minnesota’s ‘star’ players simply didn’t rise to the challenge presented to them by the front office when Minnesota knocked out Patrick Beverley and Jarred Vanderbilt – the heart and soul of the Wolves from a year ago – in Gobert’s business in July.

Last season, these two were sparks able to make up for the occasional lack of fire from their teammates. Now, the Minnesota guys’ shortcomings in the spotlight are on full display every night. That’s why Minnesota is 5-7 and why Phoenix — which was without starters Cam Johnson and Chris Paul on Wednesday — improved to 8-3.

“I do anything aggressive,” Booker said. “I try not to lose sight of him. I try not to be an NBA cool guy. I’m not afraid to get dirty.

For now, Wolves have very few players who could say the same.

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Lincoln topples Muskteers with two third-quarter goals https://acamet.org/lincoln-topples-muskteers-with-two-third-quarter-goals/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 20:46:00 +0000 https://acamet.org/lincoln-topples-muskteers-with-two-third-quarter-goals/

The Lincoln Stars used a pair of third-period goals to hand the Sioux City Musketeers a 5-3 loss on Saturday.

The scoreline was mostly back and forth, with neither side holding a lead for long. Lincoln scored the first goal just 1:51 from the start of the game from former musketeer Doug Grimes.

But just 41 seconds later, Dylan Godbout responded with a one-timer, tying the game at one apiece at the end of the first period.

In the second, the teams continued to exchange goals. Nick Pierre scored his second goal of the season at 1:40 after a face-off and a quick shot. Lincoln’s Mason Marcellus tied the game at two with a goal at 8:30 of the period.

On a power play, Musketeers forward Ben Poitras gave the Musketeers a brief 3-2 lead on a shot that found the top right corner.

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It only took the Stars 2:19 to find the equalizer that came off the stick of Jack Larrigan, who benefited from a beneficial deflection to find the back of the net for the first time this season. The count tied the game 3-3 heading into the third period.

In the third, Lincoln took the lead at 9:11 on Cole Crusberg-Roseen’s first goal of the season. The Stars added an empty net from Daniel Sambuco for their last goal.

The Musketeers shot Lincoln in all three periods and by an overall margin of 39 to 18. But Stars goaltender Cameron Whitehead stopped 33 of 36 shots.

Sioux City (4-6-2) will be back in action Friday night at 7:05 p.m. in Sioux Falls before returning to the Tyson Events Center for a pair of games at 6:05 p.m. Saturday against the Stampede again, then 3:05 p.m. Sunday against Des Moines.

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9 ties between Patriots and Colts before Week 9 https://acamet.org/9-ties-between-patriots-and-colts-before-week-9/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://acamet.org/9-ties-between-patriots-and-colts-before-week-9/

Relationships between the coaching teams range from Bill Belichick to Bubba Ventrone to Reggie Wayne. But there’s even more familiarity between active rosters, practice squads and reserve rosters heading into Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

There are nine names.

Here’s a look at the former New England Patriots and former Indianapolis Colts in the fold for the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

INDIANAPOLIS

Jalen Wydermyer, tight end — Wydermyer landed with the Patriots in August and was retained on the practice squad when training in September. By then, the 21-year-old Texas A&M product had played 33 snaps between offense and special teams in the preseason finale before waiving waivers. Originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent, Wydermyer was a three-time All-SEC Second Team selection and a two-time John Mackey Award finalist during his Aggies career. He agreed to join Indianapolis’ practice squad in mid-October after being released from New England.

Arlington Hambright, guard — The Colts signed Hambright to the practice squad two days after he was waived by the Patriots at the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline. The 26-year-old offensive lineman, who arrived at Foxborough on a term contract last January, has seen work at left tackle, left guard and right guard during the summer slate at Foxborough. Hambright entered the league in the seventh round of the 2020 draft. The Colorado product spent his first set of regular seasons between the Chicago Bears’ active roster and practice squad, appearing in nine games while making a departure.

Byron Cowart, defensive tackle — Indianapolis received waivers from Cowart of New England before training camp opened in July. The 2019 fifth-round draft pick via Auburn and Maryland played 19 games during his tenure with the Patriots, starting 14. He recorded 29 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection during that span . Cowart resided on the physically unable to perform list for the duration of the 2021 campaign. The 26-year-old has since played eight games as a Colt to register five tackles with one stoppage for loss. He completed a rotation of 86 tries on defense and 41 tries on special teams.

Stephon Gilmore, cornerback — Gilmore intercepted 13 passes while in a Patriots uniform, including Super Bowl LIII, after landing the Bills on a five-year, $65 million deal in 2017. His resume includes a handful of Pro Bowls, a pair of All-Pros and the honor of 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Gilmore signed a two-year, $14 million guaranteed pact with Indianapolis in March after being traded to his hometown Carolina Panthers last fall in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2023 draft. The 32-year-old cornerback started all eight games for the Colts to total one pick and 29 tackles. Gilmore became No. 10 overall at South Carolina ten years ago.

Kenny Moore II, cornerback — The Valdosta State star broke into the NFL as part of New England’s undrafted class in 2017. But Moore would be waived after his rookie preseason and claimed by Indianapolis. A Colt, the 27-year-old defensive back, goes back in time, signing a four-year, $36 million extension during the 2019 offseason. Moore’s stay spans 83 games and 69 starts. He also covers 398 tackles, eight sacks, 14 interceptions, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one touchdown. Nominated by the Walter Payton Organization Man of the Year in 2021, Moore has been in the field for 99.6% of defensive snaps in 2022. That rate ranks behind lone linebacker Zaire Franklin.

NEW ENGLAND

Brian Hoyer, quarterback – The Patriots placed Hoyer on injured reserve in October after the veteran backup suffered a concussion in his 40th NFL start. He threw for 53 touchdowns since not being drafted from Michigan State in 2009. And while he was with the Colts in 2019, Hoyer threw scores to wide receivers Chester Rogers and Zach Pascal as well than tight end Jack Doyle. Indianapolis signed Hoyer to a three-year, $12 million pact after he was released by New England. He passed for 372 yards with four touchdowns, four interceptions in four appearances and one start. Hoyer then returned for his third Foxborough tour of 2020 following his release from the club from general manager Chris Ballard.

Lawrence Guy Sr., defensive tackle — The Green Bay Packers rounded out the 2011 draft class by taking Guy. Arizona State’s No. 233 overall spent his rookie season on injured reserve and left the practice squad for a spot on Indianapolis’ 53-man roster the following season. Guy’s first nine NFL games were accumulated as a Colt as he had 21 tackles and his first sack. He was claimed by the San Diego Chargers in 2013 and joined the Patriots in 2017 after carving out a role in the Baltimore Ravens rotation. Guy went on to earn a Super Bowl LIII ring and a spot on the franchise’s All-Decade depth chart. The 32-year-old has started 82 of his 84 games for New England en route to 311 tackles, 9.5 sacks, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and one interception.

Carl Davis Jr., defensive tackle — The Colts marked Davis’ third route since entering the NFL in the third round of the 2015 draft. The Iowa defensive tackle signed with Indianapolis in October 2019 only to be released three weeks later after seeing the pitch for a game. The Jacksonville Jaguars were next for Davis before he was dropped from New England’s active roster practice squad in 2020. The 30-year-old has since played 28 games with seven starts for the Patriots. He recorded 27 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery from 17 yards along the way.

Michael Palardy, punter — New England announced the addition of Palardy to the practice squad after Tuesday’s trade deadline. Former Colts outside linebacker Ron’Dell Carter was released along with kicker Tristan Vizcaino in 16-man matching moves. Palardy, 30, was not drafted from Tennessee in 2014 and has now made saves with nine NFL clubs. And for nine days of training camp in August 2016, he was a Colt. Palardy has played in 72 career games averaging 45.2 yards per punt on 321 chances. A career-long 65-yard rush came last season with the Miami Dolphins.

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Jets and dolphins among teams interested in Bradley Chubb https://acamet.org/jets-and-dolphins-among-teams-interested-in-bradley-chubb/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:50:21 +0000 https://acamet.org/jets-and-dolphins-among-teams-interested-in-bradley-chubb/

According to Peter King, the Jets and dolphins are among teams interested in potentially negotiating for the Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb.

King adds that the Broncos’ asking price appears to be a first-round pick and a hooked GM told him the Jets and Dolphins would strongly consider that.

The other factor in whether this deal materializes before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline is Chubb’s contract, per King.

He’s set to be a free agent this offseason and any team that trades for him would want at the very least assurances that he would sign an extension, if not a contract itself as part of the deal.

The Rams have also been mentioned as being very interested in trading Chubb, so that’s something to watch in the next 24 hours or so.

Broncos running out of picks after QB trade Russell Wilsonso they can reload if good deals are on the table for some of their top players.

Chubb is also a strong extension candidate for the Broncos if they don’t trade him, and a deal could be worth more than $20 million a year.

Chubb, 26, was the Broncos’ fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was playing the fourth year of a four-year, $27.271 million fully guaranteed rookie contract with the Broncos, which included a signing bonus of $17.913 million.

The Broncos have decided to go with his fifth-year option, which will cost Denver $12.716 million for the 2022 season. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2023.

In 2022, Chubb appeared in eight games for the Broncos and recorded 26 total tackles, four tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass deflection. Pro Football Focus ranked him as the 18th leading defender out of 113 qualifying players.

We’ll have more on the Broncos and Chubb as news becomes available.

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49ers need an urgent comeback: 3 players to watch https://acamet.org/49ers-need-an-urgent-comeback-3-players-to-watch/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:21:10 +0000 https://acamet.org/49ers-need-an-urgent-comeback-3-players-to-watch/

The San Francisco 49ers need a win this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams. The team lost two games in a row and was destroyed by injuries on defense. After losing 44-23 to the Kansas City Chiefs, the 49ers need to find the momentum they lacked. This will be the second meeting between the NFC West Rivals this year and both will be pushing for a win. Here are three players the 49ers need to step up to win.

The 49ers need Talanoa Hufanga

49ers safety, Talanoa Hufanga has been a star for this San Francisco team so far this 2022 season. Despite his strong defense and strength, they played very poorly against the Chiefs last weekend. Hufanga is a key player the 49ers need to strengthen before they face the Rams.

This season

Despite sustaining a concussion in Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, Hufanga has started every game this season. In just seven games, the sophomore safety has three interceptions and a touchdown. His touchdown came on pick six against the LA Rams in Week 4. The more turnovers the better and it would be good for the team if Hufanga could get another interception this week.

Hufanga also has six pass deflections, according to Pro Football Reference. This is an important stat for Hufanga to increase due to a large number of injuries in San Francisco’s high school. It will also help not to allow opponents to gain too many yards. The safety also has 40 combined tackles, 29 solo, including five tackles for loss and one quarterback hit. Tackles for the loss have been his best assist for this team and a big factor in why opposing teams have to kick so often. 49ers need Hufanga to force multiple tackles for loss this weekend to help keep Rams offense off the field

VS Chiefs

Last weekend, Hufanga forced an interception thrown by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This created initial momentum for the defense; however, this did not last long. According to ESPN, Hufanga had four total tackles, two solo, against the Chiefs and one pass deflection. As Hufanga’s big season, he missed numerous tackles that allowed Kansas City to gain too many yards. Getting the tackles he missed last week will be crucial for Hufanga, especially with a win over the Rams that the 49ers need.

Whether fans like quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo or not, he’s the starter for the San Francisco 49ers. As long as Garoppolo doesn’t give up any turnovers, the 49ers should be okay against the Rams. It’s important to the team that Garoppolo remains consistent this weekend against Los Angeles.

This season

This season has been very eventful for Garoppolo. He started on the bench and came into week two with a win. He had horrible safety against the Broncos and a costly interception against the Chiefs. It’s the avoidable mistakes that have cost San Francisco so much. The 49ers need to beat the Rams this weekend, and fixing the mistakes will help the team a lot.

According to Pro Football Reference, Garoppolo completed 119 of 185 pass attempts for 1,456 yards. He only threw four interceptions, but they were expensive. There was an interception thrown against the Atlanta Falcons that can be excused. It was late in the first half when he took a down shot trying to get something at the last second. Garoppolo also has just nine touchdowns this season that will need to improve. With the addition of another star to the roster, there should be no reason for the 49ers not to score more points.

VS Chiefs

When the 49ers played the Chiefs in Week 7, Garoppolo completed 25 of 37 passes for 303 yards according to ESPN. He threw an interception where he tried to force a pass to George Kittle, instead of taking a sack or throwing the ball away. This week against the Rams, his decision-making will need to be better. What turned into a turnover could have been a goal play on the next down, even if it was just a field goal.

Star running back Christian McCaffrey was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on October 20. He flew to Santa Clara on Friday the 21st and still played against the Chiefs the following Sunday. Who was the other team that tried to make the trade for McCaffrey? Los Angeles Rams. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that McCaffrey will have the full playbook this weekend against the Rams.

This season

McCaffrey has played all seven weeks this season so far. According to Pro Football Reference, McCaffrey has 93 carries for 431 yards. He also has 35 receptions for 301 yards. This includes the seventh week with San Francisco. McCaffrey received many runs with the Carolina Panthers and it should be noted that he might not get that many touches with the 49ers. It could be a good thing for the team and the fantasy folks, though. He will be the main running back, but there will be potentially fewer injuries.

The 49ers offensive weapons available to Garoppolo are now George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Christian McCaffrey and Kyle Juszczyk. That doesn’t include Jeff WIlson Jr, who will still get reps at running back, and Elijah Mitchell when he returns from injury. McCaffrey is known to get injured every year. While injuries are a huge problem on the 49ers, McCaffrey probably won’t be hit as many times as he was in Carolina. The 49ers need to use all of their weapons and that will help them win more games.

VS Chiefs

According to ESPN, McCaffrey only had eight carries but for 38 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs. His longest rush was 12 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. McCaffrey also had two receptions for 24 yards. One play we haven’t seen often this season by the 49ers is a quick pass to the outside. Maybe with McCaffrey it will show more and the team can focus on yards after the catch. Just eight rushed attempts to be on the team for three days is understandable. Now that he’s been around a long time, McCaffrey is a player to watch as the 49ers need a win over the Rams this weekend.

The San Francisco 49ers need a win this weekend and will face the LA Rams at SoFi Stadium this Sunday.

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Robert Saleh does not sound the alarm on the Jets Pass game https://acamet.org/robert-saleh-does-not-sound-the-alarm-on-the-jets-pass-game/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 22:23:55 +0000 https://acamet.org/robert-saleh-does-not-sound-the-alarm-on-the-jets-pass-game/

In the Jets’ Week 6 and 7 wins over the Packers and Broncos, QB Zach Wilson was held 110 yards and 121 yards through the air. But the Greens and Whites have won both games with a combined 24 points and Green Bay has the NFL’s No. 1-rated pass defense (168.9 yds/g) and Denver is No. 2 (173.1 yds/g). g).

“For the past two weeks, I don’t think we should discredit the fact that we’ve played two very, very good pass defenses in Green Bay and Denver, especially in Denver,” said head coach Robert Saleh to reporters on Monday. “But those two units play a very, very good style of football in terms of pass defense and they make it miserable. We’re not the first or the last team to go through that buzzer that is the Broncos’ defense of Denver – they’re damn good. I still have a lot of faith in our offense, I still have a lot of faith in the passing game. I showed it in the fourth quarter at Pittsburgh, I showed it against Miami. I I know touchdowns don’t show up there, but two of those passes were tackled at 1.”

Wilson is 4-0 as a starter this season and the offense has gone three straight without a turnover. He connected on 57.4% of his passes for 693 yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs while being sacked 8 times.

“Zach is much better than a year ago and he will continue to improve,” Saleh said. “There are just small little details that we are always going to strive for and there are four or five assists that we are always going to want to get back, but I’m not sounding the alarm on the passing game yet. “

Riding on the elite efforts of their defense and special teams, the Jets rushed the Packers 33 times for 179 yards (5.4 yards/rush) and 2 touchdowns. In Sunday’s 16-9 win over the Broncos, the Jets rushed 24 times for 155 yards (6.5 yards/carry) and 1 touchdown. Breece Hall, who will miss the rest of the year with a torn ACL sustained against the Broncos, was responsible for those two long pass receptions against the Dolphins and rushed for 116 yards against the Pack and 72 yards at Denver. But the Jets have great confidence in Michael Carter, and they feel they can beat teams in many ways.

“Personally, from an o-line perspective, this is the formula I like to do,” said C Connor McGovern. “It makes my job a lot easier when you can grind one, grind and hammer and go that way. If I had to choose, I would choose this formula. And testimony to our defense too, they’ve been playing out of their minds, allowing us to use this formula to our advantage.”

The Jets defense currently ranks 6th in yards per play (4.90), 3rd in rushing yards per attempt (3.86) and tied for third with 8 INTs.

“This team is really, really solid defense, kind of ground and hitting and trying, as Saleh says, to land shots to the body,” McGovern said. “And then come the third and fourth quarters, you kind of capitalize on that wear and tear. This team has the ability to do whatever it takes to win.”

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2022 Third Quarter Baita Plai Production Report https://acamet.org/2022-third-quarter-baita-plai-production-report/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://acamet.org/2022-third-quarter-baita-plai-production-report/

PLC of vast resources

Vast Resources plc / Symbol: VAST / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining

October 21, 2022

Extensive plc resources
(“Vast” or the “Company”)

Q3 2022 Baita Plai Production Report

Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company, is pleased to announce an overall 20% increase in production in the third quarter from its polymetallic Baita Plai (“Baita Plai”) mine in Romania.

As indicated in the announcement made on September 26, 2022, the last month of the quarter saw an increase in production through the use of Mantis rigs resulting in a significant increase in tonnes mined and the quality of concentrate produced from an average of 16% in July and August to over 22% with peaks of 28.5%. September 2022 was the most successful underground production month at Baita Plai, with the mine producing 7,900 tonnes of ore, representing 50% of underground production in Q3 2022.

Production in July and August 2022 was affected by the need to modify the working faces to allow the implementation of the longhole stop. The initial down-drilling strategy for Long Hole Stopping was later adjusted to vertical drilling at Level 17, to mitigate drill pipe deflection and this effective drilling strategy will now be maintained.

Figure 1 below shows Q3 2022 production figures as well as a comparison with those released in Q1 and Q2 2022.

Q1 2022

Q2 2022

Q3 2022

DMT

WMT

MT

DMT

WMT

MT

DMT

WMT

MT

Total ore mined

12,561

13,020

15,673

Cu Conc sold

234

263

183

201

140

154

Cu conc product

229

257

268

295

309

340

Cu concept inventory at the end of the quarter

6

seven

91

101

260

287

Medium concept to note

19.0%

21.7%

17.2%

Figure 1

Q4 2022 production outlook

The fourth quarter of 2022 began with a further increase in the underground ore production rate compared to the average rate reached in September. The currently prepared accessible underground ore amounts to approximately 290,000 tonnes due to the change in the transition to mechanized mining. The mine is currently working in four distinct high productivity mining areas using the Long Hole Stope methodology in addition to continuing production on two working faces with the room and pillar mining method. As a result, underground production should continue to grow in the first quarter of 2023.

The completion of Spiral number 3 will further increase the volume of underground ore production which is intended to ensure mine longevity from Q2 2023.

Finally, the Company confirms that the concentrate sale scheduled for mid-October will now take place in the first week of November.

Andrew Prelea, CEO of Vast Resources PLC, said:

“This period has been successful and has allowed us to achieve the production increase from September that we are working towards. I am very encouraged by the work that is go on about the ground as we now expect further increases in the remaining weeks of Q4 and then again in Q1 2023 and beyond.

Important Notices
This announcement contains “forward-looking statements” about the Company that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Generally, the words “will”, “may”, “should”, “continue”, “believe”, “aim”, “plan”, “expect”, “aim”, “intend de”, “anticipates” or similar expressions or their negatives identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors beyond the Company’s ability to control or accurately estimate. The Company cannot guarantee that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any of the forward-looking statements made herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law. requires it.

**ENDS**

For more information, visit www.vastplc.com or contact:

Extensive plc resources
Andrew Prelea (CEO)
Andrew Hall (CCO)

www.vastplc.com
+44 (0) 20 7846 0974

Beaumont Cornish – Financial Advisor and Appointed
Roland Cornish
James Biddle

www.beaumontcornish.com
+44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Shore Capital Stock Brokers Limit joint broker
Toby Gibbs / James Thomas (Business Consulting)

www.shorecapmarkets.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7408 4050

Axis Capital Markets Limitedjoint broker
Kamran Hussain

www.axcap247.com
+44 (0) 20 3206 0320

St. Brides Partners Limited
Susie Geliher/Charlotte Page

www.stbridespartners.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7236 1177

ABOUT VAST RESOURCES PLC

Vast Resources plc is a UK AIM listed mining company with mines, development projects and mineral interests in Romania, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe.

In Romania, the Company is focused on rapidly advancing high-quality projects by restarting production at mines that were previously in production.

The Company’s Romanian portfolio includes a 100% interest in the producing polymetallic mine of Vast Baita Plai SA, located in the Apuseni Mountains, Transylvania, a region that hosts the largest polymetallic mines in Romania. The mine has a JORC compliant reserve and resource report which underpins the initial mine life of approximately 3-4 years with a total in situ mineral resource of 15,695 tonnes copper equivalent with an additional exploration target of 1.8 to 3 million tonnes. The Company is currently working on confirming an expanded exploration target of up to 5.8 million tonnes.

The Company also owns the Manaila polymetallic mine in Romania, which the Company is seeking to return to production after a period of care and maintenance. The Company has also been granted the Manaila Carlibaba Extended Exploitation License which will allow it to review the exploitation of mineral resources in the wider Manaila Carlibaba license area.

Vast holds an interest in a joint venture that provides a share of the revenue generated from the processing facility at the Takob mine in Tajikistan. The Takob Mine opportunity, which is 100% funded, will provide Vast with a 12.25% royalty on all sales of non-ferrous concentrate and any other metal produced.

In Zimbabwe, the Company is focused on launching the joint venture mining agreement on the community diamond concession, Chiadzwa, in the Marange diamond fields.

GLOSSARY

Dry Metric Tons (DMT)

Refers to tonnage less moisture to determine sale price

To note

The relative amount or percentage of ore contained in an ore body.

Ore

The natural material from which a mineral or minerals can be extracted at reasonable profit.

Mineralized body

A well-defined continuous mass of material of sufficient ore content to make extraction economically feasible.

Skarn

Calcareous siliceous rock produced by the metamorphic weathering of limestone or dolomite

Wet Metric Tons (WMT)

Usually quoted in terms of production for shipping terms

Competent person
The forward-looking technical opinions expressed in this announcement are based on information interpreted by Mr. Nicolae Turdean, the Company’s Romanian country manager and full-time employee of the Company. Mr. Nicolae Turdean is a Qualified Person who is a member in good standing of:

  • Romanian National Association of Mining Industry Specialists

  • General Association of Romanian Engineers

  • Romanian National Committee of Mining Engineers

Nicolae has 40 years of experience in the Romanian mining industry. He was most recently President of the National Agency for Mineral Resources. Previously, Nicolae was Managing Director of Cupru Min SA, the Romanian state-owned copper producer. Nicolae has worked closely with the Ministry of Economy and Trade, the Minister of Economy and Finance and the World Bank, and has served on the board of several companies. Nicolae holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining and a Master of Science. in management of mining activities from the Technical University of Petrosani in Romania.

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