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Matt Waldman illuminates the process, importance, and evaluation of how a prospect catches the ball is more complex that “did he?”
Benjamin Morris discusses the reasons kickers are hated, and why that’s a losing proposition.
Joe Posnanski looks at the expectations fans have for kickers, and questions their humanity.
Sheil Kapadia speaks to psychologist Angela Duckworth, who researches predicting achievement and has a very specific definition of grit, which the Seahawks have embraced.
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A #Bengals player tells me 55/24 behavior unchecked all year, he knew they would lose close game b/c guys blow it emotionally/situationally
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 10, 2016
"Spread offense to be outlawed for the second half!"
"Coach Saban, that wasn't spread."
"Well, I'd like throws over the middle outlawed."
— Doug Farrar (@SI_DougFarrar) January 12, 2016
FWIW the 49ers have taken just about all of the Colin Kaepernick merchandise off clearance pic.twitter.com/bkzJYtdn4n
— Mike Rosenberg (@ByRosenberg) January 14, 2016
I missed it. Did Bill Belichick do the Dikembe finger-wag after each of these questions, or…? pic.twitter.com/9jLy5jxxmO
— Erik Frenz (@ErikFrenz) January 14, 2016
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— Stephon Johnson (@StephonJohnson8) January 12, 2016
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Alex Kirby has announced the New England Patriots will be the focus his next book . In his last book on the Patriots, Kirby investigated “one of the last high-powered offenses to take the league by storm before the influence of the modern spread passing attacks came into vogue.”
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