That’s a big component in all of this: What is your emphasis? he said. If you are trying to throw the ball around and go 60-40, 70-30 pass to run, then I don’t know that it makes sense. But if the Giants want to be a run-first team and that’s what I’m told the emphasis is, then Barkley makes all the sense in the world.
The Giants averaged just 96.8 rushing yards per game in 2017, 26th in the NFL. Adding a dynamic running back like Barkley would help. The addition of left tackle Nate Solder in free agency will help too.
The Nationals won just three times in their 10-game homestand and are 3-9 since starting the season 4-0. Washington did not get a hit with a runner on base, and three of its runs came on miscues by Colorado. Cleanup hitter Ryan Zimmerman went 0 for 5, grounding out to short with Harper on first base to end the game, and his average dropped to.122.
It wasn’t good. We should have won some more games. But you know what? The effort is there, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.
Rockies starter Tyler Anderson was pulled with two outs in the fifth after allowing his sixth walk. Antonio Senzatela came on and his 2-1 pitch, an inside fastball to Zimmerman, got past catcher Chris Iannetta. Taylor scored on the passed ball and Trea Turner also scored after Iannetta’s throw sailed over Senzatela’s head for an error.
Hopkins was the main beneficiary of Watson’s historic debut. In the first seven games of the 2017 season, the receiver reeled in seven touchdowns; with Savage and T.J. Yates under center for the remaining nine games, Hopkins caught just six scores.
It’s hard not to daydream what Deshaun can do with a full season under his belt, Hopkins added. [Before he got hurt] he was only getting better and better each week.
Before Watson came into his life, Hopkins had to put up with a motley carousel of mediocre schmoes at quarterback in Houston. Since entering the league in 2013, the wideout has caught touchdown passes from Matt Schaub , Case Keenum , Ryan Fitzpatrick , Brian Hoyer , Ryan Mallett , T.J. Yates , Brandon Weeden , Brock Osweiler and the aforementioned Savage. Needless to say, the lightning-rod Watson was a welcome addition into Hopkins’ orbit.
Lesniak said New Jersey doesn’t need the leagues to make sure the betting is credible.
We can have our own officials do that, he said.