Here’s how the signing of the Jets about Joe Flacco being a backup of Sam Darnold would work well: If Flacco made it work.
On paper, the acquisition looks like a perfect move as insurance for 22-year-old Darnold, which is something the team has not had for the past two seasons, with 0-6 with Darnold out of line. Flacco is also cheap – a one-year deal worth $ 1.5 million does not include incentives.
Flacco has made 171 NFL regular seasons begin, having a 98-73 win-lose record with 218 goals thrown in 141 interception. Even more important than that is the 15 playoffs starting with a 10-5 record, 25 touchdowns to 10 picks and the Super Bowl title.
So, the Jets will enter the 2020 season with the most experienced, experienced and accomplished reserve quarterback in the league.
The question is whether Flacco’s achievements, coupled with his desire to become a starter again, will be an asset or detrimental to Darnold?
Flacco, a former quarterback of Ravens and Broncos, spoke with reporters on Thursday on a Zoom call and said all the right things about wanting to help Darnold and do what he could to make the team better.
But 35-year-old Flacco, too, isn’t ashamed to admit that he still has a burning desire to start again. Aside from the end of his 11-year run in Baltimore, where Lamar Jackson began to take over the league in 2018, the start was all that Flacco knew in his career.
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Considering the Jets investment in Darnold, the third overall choice in the 2018 design, and considering that Flacco was 2-6 last season in Denver and out of neck surgery, the idea must not make sense.
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And, if Darnold happened to find himself frightened by Flacco’s presence or looking over his shoulder at the first time he threw three interceptions in a game, then he might not be the midfielder that the Jets believed in the first place.
This is what the Jets and Darnold need for Flacco this season: Be like Josh McCown.
There was no bone in McCown’s body who considered himself a starter for Darnold, even in Darnold’s rookie season, and his desire to become a Darnold mentor was genuine. McCown is one of the selfless players you have ever met.
This is not a knock on Flacco, because he has never even met with Darnold or his new Jets teammate, and he may be the right mentor the Jets want for him for their valuable (hopeful) franchise quarterback.
But this is all up to Flacco.
“I fully embrace it,” Flacco said Thursday about his backup role. “This is where I am now. I love being in a team playing soccer in a certain capacity. It would be wonderful to get in there and get to know them and develop relationships with the team and do whatever I can to help the team get better.
“And in the process, help Sam with whatever he needs help – take his mind off something, tell him how I see things or how I’ve dealt with [something] in the past – on the soccer field or outside the soccer field. ‘
Asked if he still saw himself as a starter, Flacco said, “I still believe that I was an early quarterback, and you never know what the next three years will be like. I still have confidence and I still have the desire to do that. I don’t think there’s a reserve in this league that doesn’t have the aspiration to become an early quarterback.
“Right now … I know what my role is. Things were different last year. I am hurt and unwell. I know what it’s like not to be part of a team, because you really can’t get involved. In the role that I’m currently playing, I can have a good positive effect on the team. My role is to help the team get better and help the young quarterback see things as clearly as possible and help him on his way to becoming an old NFL quarterback. “
Of course, Flacco is his own person and it is important for him to be himself. But it won’t hurt him to at least be a little like Josh McCown. Because that’s the best for Darnold.
Absence of Ronaldo, favorite song and game with Morocco. Gonzalo Ramos sums up a (beautiful) night he never dreamed of
Goncalo Ramos’ debut as a starter at the World Cup saw him score three goals and have a great night. Although there was talk before the game about the absence of CR7 in the starting lineup, the Benfica player said that it was different in the dressing room: “Honestly, in our dressing room, no one talked about it. Cristiano as our captain did what he does in every game. He helped us, motivated us and gave me a word of encouragement both for himself and for everyone else.”
After explaining at a press conference that he only had time to call his parents and best friends, Gonçalo Ramos turned to the next game, in which Portugal would “come out with everything”. “The game against Morocco will start 0-0. Today’s score doesn’t matter anymore.”
When asked about today’s performance, the Benfica player said that even in his wildest dreams he never thought of making his debut in the starting lineup in the World Cup playoffs with a hat-trick. “In relation to exemplary players, Ronaldo is an idol for many. I also like Lewandowski and Ibrahimovic.”
In a more relaxed moment, journalists asked Ramos what his favorite song is and what song he would like to hear when he scores goals. “This song contains profanity. Maybe it’s better not to mention it. Another? The music when we score is good. This can continue.”
After the press conference, Gonzalo Ramos went to receive the Man of the Match trophy. Upon receiving the award, he was asked which of his teammates he would give it to if he could choose: “I would give it to the whole team, because without the whole team it’s impossible to win games.”
BUT Tourism in Central Portugal organizes on December 19 and 20 two conferences on the importance of Caminhos de Santiago tourism product in Central Portugal.
The colloquium will take place in melkhada you Covilhã and offer a reflection on Structuring, Knowing, Experience and Dynamizing different layouts portuguese way santiago, with a focus on the importance of this tourism product for the local economy.
The first action, on the 19th, will take place at the Cineeatro Messias, in Mealhada, a municipality that is on the Caminho Português Central route. The next day, the stage will be the Hall of the Municipal Assembly of Covilhã, the city where the Caminho Português Nascente takes place.
Work will take place in the morning, from 10:00 to 13:00. In the afternoon (15:00 – 16:30) there will be a practical part with a short walk along the section of the Portuguese route to Santiago, so it is advisable that the participants be prepared for this purpose.
The initiative is aimed at the community, as well as local and regional public and private organizations. It will bring together speakers and participants from the fields of culture, spirituality, tourism and heritage, who will conduct a dialogue on these topics and their prospects for future development in the central region of Portugal.
The colloquium is held as part of a cross-border project “Kaminos – the Jacobin trails of the western peninsula” (POCTEP Interreg) and enjoy the support of the municipalities of Mealhada and Covilhã.
The Portuguese way is becoming more and more popular
The Camino de Santiago is of great interest to visitors and the number of pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela is increasing. According to the Pilgrims’ Office, the increase in the number of pilgrims along the Portuguese Way has been notorious, which has affected the local economy, namely the accommodation and catering sectors. Turismo Centro de Portugal aims to improve this cultural and religious route.
The cross-border project Caminos – Rede Transborderiça de Caminhos Jacobeus do Oeste Peninsular includes 10 Spanish partners and 3 Portuguese partners and has as its main mission the dissemination of the various routes of the Camino de Santiago, as well as the promotion of its natural and cultural values and its potential tourist.
It also seeks to ensure closer contact between territorial agents in order to create synergies with all social and economic agents associated with the Way, improve equipment, signaling and ICT application on the routes in order to provide them with the necessary infrastructure, thereby increasing the cross-border cultural offer.
It also intends to create conditions for increasing the number of travelers and pilgrims on the various Jacobin routes in the west of the peninsula, promoting the economic development of both territories through tourism-related resources, increasing the competitiveness of the area, increasing employment in the tourism sector and improving the quality of cross-border tourism products and services. .
At the age of 37, CR7 scored in an edition on Qatari soil only in his debut. He scored a penalty goal that paved the way for a long-suffering 3-2 victory over Ghana. Then, in matches against Uruguay and South Korea, he collected missed opportunities, got offside several times and, above all, became the object of even more contestation. from the critics.
Even against the Uruguayans, the No. 7 Portuguese finished the match believing he had scored the first goal in a 2-0 win. and backstage – who touched the ball with his head (or hair) on a cross by Bruno Fernandez, who at the time, and also after a FIFA reassessment, was confirmed as the author.
Is free ball marketbecause the contract was terminated by mutual agreement Manchester United, Ronaldo has only five finishes in the 2022 Cup so far: two correct and three incorrect. Today with nine goals at the world championships, Lionel Messimeanwhile, has 12 shots (eight correct and four incorrect) – only in the group stage.
Even after several controversies in England, the veteran striker could not avoid controversy in the national team. The latter came in the defeat against South Korea, in the last round of group H. He could have been spared, like a large part of the team, but he was kept in the starting lineup, mainly because he wants, among other goals, score nine goals in World Cups and equal his historical compatriot Eusebio And now too Messi.
Between criticism and controversial cases, Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to be taken out of the starting XI, especially in the decisive phase. Despite the problems, he remains a big attacking hope for Portugal, who will face Switzerland this Tuesday (6th) at the Lusail Stadium in the round of 16.