Injuries have limited Flacco to 17 games over the past two seasons. Baltimore moved on and traded him to Denver last winter, clearing the way for Lamar Jackson to take over as the Ravens' new face of the franchise. Flacco started the first eight games for the Broncos, but injured his neck in Week 8 and missed the rest of the season. … [Read more...] about Jets’ Flacco ’embracing’ backup role but not done as starter
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Must-Read Broncos film room: Netane Muti’s combination of power, agility make him worthy sixth-round gamble In 88 offensive plays, Muti effectively sealed off the defensive lineman in front of him to open running lanes … regularly hit a lineman and moved on to the second level to block a linebacker … displayed tremendous strength to set his feet and anchor in pass protection (no quarterback disruptions allowed) … and unleashed a few vicious hits, including one that knocked Oliver noticeably off balance. Read more… … [Read more...] about Peyton Manning on a broadcasting career — “I haven’t said no forever”
The new novel, "The Death of Jesus," takes place about two years later. David, now 10, is an accomplished dancer and soccer player. Dr. Julio Fabricante, the director of a local orphanage, aggressively recruits David away from his "parents." "To be an orphan, at the deepest level, is to be alone in the world. So in a sense we are all orphans," he remarks. David leaves Simón and Inés, moving into the orphanage. Before long, however, the boy comes down with a "mystery disease" and is taken to the hospital. A long vigil ensues, the outcome of which - spoiler alert - is telegraphed by the novel's title. In the hospital, David is briefly reunited with the creepy but magnetic Dmitri, who, having completed psychiatric treatment there, is now an orderly. Dmitri claims that David imparted "a message" to him before dying. But, in a letter to Simón, Dmitri admits, "the content of the message is still obscure. . . . David himself may have been the message." … [Read more...] about Book World: ‘The Death of Jesus’ completes J.M. Coetzee’s nativity-inspired trilogy. But what does it all mean?
Miller’s defense team was fully prepared to battle it out in court and point the finger at the fellow defendants—namely, unit production manager Jay Sedrish and first assistant director Hillary Schwartz—who they say were more responsible for the safety risks leading up to the train collision. But “his wife was indicted and there was risk, and he felt like he would accept that responsibility in order to free his wife and ensure she was back with the children,” Miller’s attorney, Ed Garland, told The Daily Beast. … [Read more...] about Inside the ‘Midnight Rider’ Manslaughter: Will Hollywood Learn From the Death of Sarah Jones?
RYAN: I think the biggest challenge really is an awareness, which is why I wrote a book about it. I just think it could be really healing for the country. ... I think a lot of people have heard about it. They've heard about, you know, Kobe Bryant and now LeBron James doing advertisements for the Calm app that you see on TV. So they're seeing it kind of penetrate the psyche of the country. And I think people are becoming more and more open to it. And so I'm just trying to promote it from within the Congress, but also from without and getting people more and more comfortable with it. There's no grand piece of legislation. There's not going to be a Secretary of Mindfulness or anything. It's just going to be a way we reform and then transform the institutions we already have. … [Read more...] about Rep. Tim Ryan’s Big Idea: Giving Americans a mental timeout