Rams LBs coach is ‘very excited’ about Cory Littleton, Samson Ebukam
Rams LBs coach is ‘very excited’ about Cory Littleton, Samson Ebukam More After trading away both Robert Quinn and Alec Ogletree, as well as letting Connor Barwin walk in free agency, the Los Angeles Rams were left with gaping holes at inside and outside linebacker.
Quinn and Ogletree were not only vocal leaders on defense, but they were also longtime starters for the Rams. Replacing that sort of leadership isn’t easy, but neither necessarily met their expectations last season. Ogletree was one of the worst linebackers in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus, and Robert Quinn was hardly an impact player until the second half of the season. Replacing them in 2018 could very well be Cory Littleton and Samson Ebukam, who are both competing for starting jobs.
Johnson said he doesn’t have any other major health issues or feel any lingering effects from concussions, though he said he might donate his brain for study whenever he’s done using it many years from now. (Johnson was turned onto the topic a few years ago when he was invited to speak about his philanthropical endeavors on Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, and met a doctor who worked at Boston University’s brain bank studying CTE.)
Johnson said he won’t prevent his sons from playing football, but he won’t push them into the sport (and probably won’t let them play tackle until, like his mother did with him, the seventh grade).
It’s likely Toronto will want to keep the new time.
The Blue Jays haven’t been featured on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseballin 14 years.
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Andujar’s homer came in the second inning. It gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead after Jones rocked a first-inning homer off Tanaka, who has surrendered bombs in all but two of his 12 starts this season.
Tanaka struck out seven, walked one and allowed eight hits, including two other home runs Joey Rickard’s third-inning solo shot and Manny Machado’s bomb to lead off the sixth.
It was the sixth time Tanaka didn’t give the Yankees at least six innings this year.
Gary Sanchez went hitless in four at-bats, extending his slump to two for his last 28.
Aaron Judge’s only hit was a double in the fifth inning. He struck out three times.