Boost for Chesapeake Bay Funding Program

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first_imgCongressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee have passed two bills funding key investments to the Chesapeake Bay.The committee this week passed the $46.4 billion Energy and Water Development bill, which funds programs that address climate change, improve water infrastructure, etc. The bill also includes the Chesapeake Bay Program.“The Chesapeake Bay is Maryland’s most precious resource and we must do everything we can to protect it and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it generates,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “I am proud to support legislation that will help ensure the Bay and all of our country’s natural resources are available to generations to come.”The bills now move from the Appropriations Committee to consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives.The committee adopted dozens of Congressman Ruppersberger’s funding requests, such as:$85 million for the Chesapeake Bay Program;$17.3 million for the Poplar Island and Baltimore harbors/channels dredging projects;$22.2 million for dredging the Intracoastal Waterway and Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay;$147 million more for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (total funding now $1.7 billion).last_img read more


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first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 616; 2. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 566; 3. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 4. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 547; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 497; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 468; 7. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 452; 8. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 437; 9. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 415; 10. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 402; 12. D.J. Werkmeister, Mesa, Ariz., 397; 13. Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., 395; 14. Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, 387; 15. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 381; 16. Nugget Shupe, Moab, Utah, 380; 17. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 378; 18. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 372; 19. Hannah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 356; 20. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 350. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 498; 2. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 403; 3. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 362; 4. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 359; 5. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., 338; 6. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 321; 7. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 310; 8. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 294; 9. Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, 283; 10. Joseph “J.D.” Parsons, Durango, Colo., 282; 11. Steve Blair, Cortez, Colo., 271; 12. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 269; 13. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 267; 14. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 265; 15. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 263; 16. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 254; 17. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 251; 18. Kevin Manning, Kaufman, Texas, 249; 19. Bradley Poor, Hawley, Texas, 224; 20. Kevin Ward (114), Abilene, Texas, 223. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 296; 2. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 265; 3. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 240; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 238; 5. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 225; 6. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 211; 7. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 199; 8. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 194; 9. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 193; 10. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 188; 11. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 182; 12. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, and Lyle Klein, Dubuque, Iowa, both 173; 14. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 162; 15. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 160; 16. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 151; 17. Don Pataska, Miles, Iowa, 143; 18. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 141; 19. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill., 134; 20. Matt Strassheim, Morning Sun, Iowa, 131. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 750; 2. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 643; 3. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 641; 4. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 613; 5. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 611; 6. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 527; 7. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 472; 8. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 423; 9. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 414; 10. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 403; 11. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 402; 12. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., 396; 13. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 394; 14. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 390; 15. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 16. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 17. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 374; 18. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 369; 19. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 365; 20. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 360.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 455; 2. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 364; 3. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 352; 4. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 341; 5. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 290; 6. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., 288; 7. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 284; 8. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 277; 9. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 269; 10. Ron Richardson, Whitewater, Colo., 267; 11. Michael Pratt, Aztec, N.M., 262; 12. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 259; 13. Jim Klokke, Farmington, N.M., 253; 14. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 246; 15. Ted Trumbo, Saint Francis, Kan., 240; 16. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 233; 17. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, and Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., both 229; 19. Anthony Clark, Omaha, Neb., 224; 20. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 220. Lady Eagle – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 620; 2. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 617; 3. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 555; 4. Hannah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 356; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 285; 6. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 284; 7. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 277; 8. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 267; 9. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., and Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., both 229; 11. Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz., and Stepha­nie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., both 204; 13. Lee Riley, Merkel, Texas, 197; 14. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 189; 15. Kellie Drury, Eldora, Iowa, 183; 16. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 178; 17. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 177; 18. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 168; 19. Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, 162; 20. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas, 144.center_img IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 312; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 238; 3. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 225; 4. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 179; 5. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 156; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, both 154; 8. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 144; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 143; 10. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 139; 11. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 138; 12. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 136; 13. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 135; 14. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 134; 15. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 131; 16. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., both 130; 18. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 128; 19. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 124; 20. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 123. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 771; 2. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 642; 3. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 620; 4. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 617; 5. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 604; 6. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 576; 7. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 535; 8. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 530; 9. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 526; 10. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 523; 11. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 459; 12. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 440; 13. Chance Huston, East Moline, Ill., 422; 14. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 406; 15. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 404; 16. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 395; 17. Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M., 383; 18. David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 381; 19. Joey Klemish, Farmington, N.M., 366; 20. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 362. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 734; 2. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 602; 3. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 491; 4. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 383; 5. Larry Rust, La Plata, N.M., 341; 6. Kyler Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 329; 7. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 317; 8. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 306; 9. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 304; 10. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 301; 11. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 12. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 281; 13. Chad Nelson, Florence, Colo., 280; 14. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 275; 15. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 16. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 271; 17. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., and Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, both 268; 19. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 267; 20. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 265.  Junior National Champion – 1. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 636; 2. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 604; 3. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 547; 4. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 403; 5. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 394; 6. Dallon Murty, Chel­sea, Iowa. 349; 7. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., 336; 8. Tyler Inman, Altoona, Iowa, 326; 9. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 321; 10. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 312; 11. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 304; 12. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 301; 13. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 290;14. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 284; 15. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 16. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 269; 17. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 264; 18. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 251; 19. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 235; 20. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 233.last_img read more


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first_img Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – A 25-year-old Glendale man was arrested late Wednesday, accused of stabbing to death his mother, a special education aide at Hoover High School, police said. Misak Saakian, who had been in court that day to answer a misdemeanor battery charge involving a fight with a neighborhood gardener, called police Wednesday evening to report a stabbing at the home he shared with his mother, Gohar Saakian, 53, police said. “She was a very loving and caring parent,” said Glendale Lt. Jon Perkins. “It is unfortunate that her son turned against her. He obviously had a lot of issues.” His attorney Jilbert Tahmazian did not return a call seeking comment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Police said Misak Saakian was inside the West Dryden Street home when they arrived. They called him out, and found his mother dead inside. He was arrested without incident and held on suspicion of murder, police said. Grief counselors were sent to Hoover High Thursday to console students and colleagues of Gohar Saakian, who worked for three years as an aide for special education classes. “The students and her colleagues were very attached to her,” said Glendale Unified School District spokesman Bill Card. “We certainly grieve her passing. Our thoughts are with the family at this time of loss.” The slaying occurred on the same day that the Misak Saakian appeared in court for a hearing on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a fight in April with a gardener, according to court records and police. In that case, the suspect pleaded not guilty and was free on $20,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear again in court on that charge on Nov. 4. Meanwhile, he was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. last_img read more


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first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors showed up for their first day of work on Monday, and the feeling around the new digs was unmistakable.Things were downright strange.Not in a good way, not in a bad way. But anyone who was with the team in Oakland felt some sort of way about the first day in San Francisco’s Chase Center. The $1.3-billion arena on the Bay is just a smidgen different than the arena formerly known …last_img read more



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first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a mystical game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.“I kind of go back and forth,” Bryant said with a sly grin. “But 8 has something that 24 will never, ever, ever have, and that’s the ability to grow hair.”The Lakers couldn’t choose, either. So they honored both eras of Kobe’s incredible career.In an NBA first, the Lakers on Monday night retired both jersey numbers worn by Bryant, the leading scorer in franchise history.Bryant attended the Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors for a halftime ceremony at Staples Center, which was packed with fans eager to bear witness once again to the beloved superstar scorer. Dozens of Bryant’s former teammates showed up, including Shaquille O’Neal and Derek Fisher, along with the Lakers’ usual cavalcade of celebrity fans.Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant’s two jerseys are retired during a halftime ceremony at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)“I feel great,” Bryant said after entering Staples Center while pushing a stroller containing Bianka Bella Bryant, his infant daughter. “I’m very proud I get to come here with my family. It feels good as a father to have my family come in and share this.”Bryant is the 10th player with a retired jersey for the 16-time NBA champion Lakers. His numbers were revealed high on the Staples Center wall, flanking the banner honoring Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn.“It’s not about the jerseys that are hanging up there for me,” Bryant told the cheering crowd. “It’s about the jerseys that were hanging up there before. They inspired me to play the game at a high level.”Magic Johnson and Lakers owner Jeanie Buss gave brief tributes to Bryant at halftime, with Magic boldly declaring, “We’re here to celebrate the greatest who ever wore the purple and gold.”Buss cleverly explained the reasoning behind the Lakers’ decision to hang two jersey numbers for Bryant: “If you separated each of the accomplishments under those numbers, each of those players would qualify for the Hall of Fame.”“I thank you for staying loyal to the purple and gold and remaining a Laker for life when it might have been easier for you to leave,” Buss added.FILE – At left, in a Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)Along with Bryant’s 33,643 points, the five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star selection also leads the Lakers in games played (1,346), 3-pointers (1,827), steals (1,944) and free throws (8,378). Bryant is the third-leading scorer in league history.He also was the first player to spend at least 20 seasons with one franchise, and he is widely beloved in Southern California, where he still lives with his family.“He’s everything in this city,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton, Bryant’s teammate on the last two title teams.“To play his entire career for one organization, in modern sports, it really doesn’t happen very often anymore,” Walton added. “To go through two different championship runs, I think the Lakers are such a huge part of this city that people feel connected to him. … They feel as if they were on that journey with him, with us, and I think that’s why there’s such a connection.”The Lakers celebrated by closing down the street outside Staples Center and staging a street fair dubbed “Kobeland,” complete with a Ferris wheel and many other games and attractions. Thousands of fans crowded into the downtown streets several hours before the game just to appreciate the atmosphere.The Lakers typically only retire the numbers of players enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Bryant isn’t eligible until 2021, but the Lakers decided not to wait for that formality — and for Kobe, they doubled up the honor.Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant watches as both of his jersey’s are retired during a halftime ceremony at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Bryant switched jersey numbers halfway through his career, neatly dividing the eras of his 20 years with the Lakers. The No. 8 Bryant won three NBA titles, and the No. 24 Bryant won two more before retiring in 2016 with a stunning 60-point performance in his farewell game against Utah.Bryant even scored almost the same number of points in No. 8 (16,777) as he did in No. 24 (16,866).When pressed to pick his favorite era of his own career, Bryant reluctantly did it.“If 8 is playing 24 after he just ruptured his Achilles, then it’s a problem for 24,” Bryant said. “If 24 is playing 8 when he tore his shoulder, it’s a problem for No. 8. so it depends. … It’s really, really tough for me. I think 24 was more challenging, and I tend to gravitate to things that are harder to do, and physically for me, it was really hard to get up night in and night out. It was really a grind.”—GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino: Will sacking me make a difference?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino was relieved to overcome Huesca.Marcelino went into the game under pressure.”Is it always the coach’s problem at Valencia in recent years?” he asked reporters, in what could be perceived as a challenge to their line of questioning.”The change of coach always changed things on the pitch?”The club will make the decisions it deems appropriate if it considers that the work of the coaching staff is not adequate, and we will accept it.”We are the same in victory and defeat, the team is not broken, it may have doubts, but it isn’t broken.”The reaction of wanting to keep going until after the ninety minutes is what it is.”If you decide to dispense with the coaching staff you should not differentiate because of a goal in injury time or not.” last_img read more


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first_imgChelsea put breaks on Zappacosta’s move to Lazioby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have stalled Davide Zappacosta’s move to Lazio.The fullback has agreed personal terms with the Romans about a return to Italy.But Sportitalia says Chelsea are holding up the move.That is because they do not want to let him leave on loan with an option to buy, preferring something more definitive.Negotiations will continue and the Aquile are confident of striking a deal during the January transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


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Fitzpatrick runs betterExpected points added on quarterback rushes quarterbackPer Pass PlayAiryards after catchSuccess Rate James Winston+0.22+0.82-0.6049.30% Atop their quarterback depth chart, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a 24-year-old former No. 1 overall pick who won the Heisman Trophy and was handed the keys to the franchise just a couple of years ago. Behind him, they have a 35-year-old journeyman — playing on his seventh team — who is most notable for going to Harvard and having a massive beard.This is not a team that’s supposed to have a quarterback controversy in Week 3. But that’s the reality in Tampa right now.Ryan Fitzpatrick has led the Buccaneers to a surprising 2-0 record to start the season, including wins at New Orleans and against reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia. He has been nothing short of brilliant filling in for the suspended Jameis Winston, throwing for 819 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception. With Winston set to return from suspension after Week 3, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter won’t commit to either player as his starter. Meanwhile, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is on the record saying that Fitzpatrick should keep his job when Winston returns, arguing that the Bucs need to ride the hot hand.Fitzpatrick’s hand has certainly been hot to open the season. His 13.4 yards per attempt leads the NFL, as does his 15.3 adjusted yards per attempt, a stat that incorporates touchdowns and interceptions. It’s the most dominant two-game start to a season1For a quarterback with at least 40 total attempts. since 1972, when Joe Namath threw for 14.5 yards per attempt and 15.7 adjusted yards per attempt in two wins for the Jets.Koetter and the Buccaneers will be faced with a difficult political environment in the locker room if they choose to bench Fitzpatrick in favor of Winston after Jackson’s comments. But what do the numbers say? Should Tampa Bay ride the hot hand or sit Fitzmagic and hand the team back over to Winston?We’ll start by comparing career numbers — they provide the largest sample size and the least noise. Winston has a career yards per attempt of 7.5, well above the league average of 7.1,2Since 2009. while Fitzpatrick is slightly below average at 6.8 yards per attempt. Both quarterbacks’ career touchdown rates are similar (4.5 percent for Winston vs. 4.4 percent for Fitzpatrick), as are their sack rates (5.8 percent for Winston vs. 5.4 percent for Fitzpatrick). Winston appears to take better care of the ball than Fitzpatrick does (2.8 percent interception rate for Winston vs. 3.3 for Fitzpatrick), but interception rate is a notoriously noisy stat, so drawing firm conclusions about who is truly better is difficult.These metrics lack context though. Perhaps a better way to compare their performances is using expected points added, which take into account down, distance and field position. Using the EPA model developed by Ron Yurko, Sam Ventura and Maksim Horowitz and play data from Elias Sports Bureau, I calculated the expected points added per pass play for both Winston over his career and Fitzpatrick since 2009.3The first year for which the data is available. I separated passing EPA into points added through the air and points added through yards after the catch. Finally, I calculated the percentage of passes that were positive EPA plays, also called success rate. Success rate is the share of plays in which a team picks up the yards needed to stay “on schedule” for a first down.4Which typically means gaining at least 4 yards on first down, 4 on second down and 2 on third down. Source: Elias Sports Bureau Winston’s passes are more effectiveExpected points added per pass — broken down by air yards and yards after catch — plus the success rate of each pass play Expected points added (epa) So while Winston is pretty clearly the better passer, there are legitimate reasons to prefer Fitzpatrick. The problem is that those reasons just aren’t terribly compelling. Having a 30-something QB — one who is not even known to be very fast — scramble for first downs is probably not going to be an integral part of the Tampa Bay game plan moving forward. Monken and Fitzpatrick have been great so far this season, but they’ve also been lucky. Passes that travel 25 or more yards downfield are worse than a 40 percent proposition across the league, and 95.7 percent of NFL passes go for less than 30 yards in the air. Optimizing for rare plays with a low probability of being caught probably isn’t wise.Finally, the way a quarterback plays in his first two games has almost no bearing on how he will perform over the rest of the season. (Sorry, Patrick Mahomes.) Using game-level passing data from Armchair Analysis from 2000 through 2017, I looked at how well a quarterback’s yards per attempt in the first two games of the season matched his rest-of-season numbers, and the first two games weren’t predictive.6Yards per attempt in a player’s first two games explains just 8 percent of the variance in the player’s rest of season yards per attempt. R-squared 0.082, n = 766 player seasons Basing your decisions on a two-game sample at the start of the year is deeply unwise, hot hand or not.The Buccaneers have one more week to evaluate Fitzpatrick’s play — and so will America, as Tampa takes on Pittsburgh in Monday Night Football. If Fitzpatrick has a poor game, it will likely make it easier for Koetter to decide to play Winston in Week 4. If Fitzpatrick has another solid game, there will likely be grousing in the locker room if he’s taken off the field, but it’s very likely the correct decision. Monken has shown the ability and creativity to maximize the talents of his players, and the Tampa Bay receiving weapons will be best served in the long run by having Winston under center.Check out our latest NFL predictions. We can also see that across most other depths of target, Winston is the superior passer, consistent with our previous metrics. Still, Monken has been smart with Fitzpatrick, calling deep plays early that take advantage of Fitzpatrick’s strengths, and it has paid off handsomely.Another area in which Fitzpatrick is superior to Winston is an unexpected one: QB scrambles. Despite being 10 years older, the journeyman completely outclasses the youngster when pulling the ball down and running. Jameis Winston-0.01 quarterbackRush EPA As a passer, Winston is worth almost twice as many points per play as Fitzpatrick is, and Winston is 4.2 percentage points more successful at keeping his team on the field with his arm. And while EPA per play from yards after the catch is negative for both players, Fitzpatrick has probably been helped more by his receivers than Winston has.In each of the first two games of the season, Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Todd Monken dialed up a deep pass attempt early. On the fourth offensive play of the game against New Orleans, Fitzpatrick threw the ball 38 yards in the air to DeSean Jackson, who then ran 20 yards after the catch for a touchdown. On the first offensive play of the game against the Eagles in Week 2, Fitzpatrick completed another long pass — 35 yards deep to Jackson, who then rumbled 40 yards after the catch, again for a TD. Those two plays account for two of Fitzpatrick’s eight touchdowns and 16 percent of his passing yardage on the year — and 45 percent of those yards were Jackson running after the catch.Apportioning credit for yards in football is notoriously difficult. If we plot Fitzpatrick’s career completion percentage by depth on plays in which he faced no pressure5Work by Eric Eager has shown that QB performance from a clean pocket is more stable and predictive of future performance than when a QB is pressured. and compare it with both Jameis Winston and the league average, we can see that Fitzpatrick is actually quite good on deeper throws. Ryan Fitzpatrick+0.16 Source: Elias Sports Bureau Ryan Fitzpatrick+0.12+0.60-0.4945.10 read more


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first_imgManchester City midfielder Fernandinho warned rival clubs that they have yet to reach their peak level performance this seasonThe Citizens recorded an emphatic 3-0 Champions League win at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night with goals from David Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Bernando Silva.Despite that though, Fernandinho still sees room for improvement at City.“I think that is important (the team operates) as a whole – not just the defenders, but the attacking players as well,” Fernandinho told CityTV.“They start to press so high, they make it difficult for the opponent to take chances and get the ball to the midfielders.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“When the ball gets to our box it is a little bit easier for our defenders and the keeper as well.“The general concept is we are in good shape and everybody now understands what we have to do. We just have to improve it more to get better.”Fernandinho, who spent eight seasons at Shakhtar before leaving in 2013 for City, also added how nice it was to back at his old ground.But the Brazilian’s full focus is now on Monday’s “massive” Premier League game with Tottenham at Wembley.last_img read more


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