November 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 9 comments

Does anyone find it weird that Andy Reid gets so little national media attention as the coach of one of the NFL's best and most exciting teams? When Reid was in Philly the media couldn't shut up about him. Now he's practically invisible, which is hard to be in an enormous reflective red windbreaker.

It seemed like every time a Chiefs coach was shown yesterday on RedZone it was defensive coordinator Stephen Spagnuolo.

posted by rcade at 12:45 PM on November 11, 2019

Watched the Chiefs - Titans game summary last night.

Not only has Vrabel's staff unlocked Derrick Henry's potential and turned him into a force of nature, they're also busy making a hoss out of Tannehill. He gained critical yards after contact on QB runs and the whole unit plays more physically with him in there. There is no going back to Mariota now.

Andy Reid is also the coach of the team that dialed up one of the worst fake field goal attempts in recent memory yesterday. That call qualifies him to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program.

posted by beaverboard at 01:14 PM on November 11, 2019

Don Cherry fired

posted by NoMich at 03:32 PM on November 11, 2019

When EVERYONE else apologizes for your stupid outburst, but you remain vigilant in NOT apologizing, the writing is on the wall.

His time had come, and Don Cherry can go ahead and rant and rave in a much less public forum.

I will be curious how they fill their first intermission time slot now.

I don't think anyone would want to jump into the seat that Don has been kicked from, because that's just focusing the ire of the angry white male on a new (and unrelated) target.

Ron Maclean still has the "Hometown Hockey" weekly gig, so he's not really hurting if they go with some other ideas for that slot.

posted by grum@work at 04:47 PM on November 11, 2019

Lots of jobs in the current US Executive Branch still waiting to be filled. Don would have to tone down the sartorial splendor a bit, but otherwise he'd be a tidy fit.

posted by beaverboard at 05:54 PM on November 11, 2019

Where is Howie Meeker when we need him?

posted by hexagram at 11:48 PM on November 11, 2019

Brian Burke would be good.

posted by rumple at 01:14 AM on November 12, 2019

Brian Burke would be good

Possibly, but he doesn't bleed Leafs enough to fill the void created by Cherry's departure.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:05 PM on November 12, 2019

Canucks fans hate McLean for the Burrows thing about as much as we hate Mark Messier.

My solution is to get the guys in who do the Punjabi language broadcasts and give them the show in the interim at least.

posted by rumple at 02:06 PM on November 12, 2019

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