long term – Three Wise Men Blog http://threewisemenblog.com/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 18:15:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://threewisemenblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/3.png long term – Three Wise Men Blog http://threewisemenblog.com/ 32 32 The Newcastle United Blog | Newcastle vs Brighton – Team Prediction, Injuries & Fan Expectations https://threewisemenblog.com/the-newcastle-united-blog-newcastle-vs-brighton-team-prediction-injuries-fan-expectations/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 11:59:02 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/the-newcastle-united-blog-newcastle-vs-brighton-team-prediction-injuries-fan-expectations/ Here again is the squad I suspect Eddie Howe is naming for today’s game against Brighton. They are a side unchanged from the one that beat Brentford 2-0 last weekend. Howe is unlikely to change things during such a positive run. He admitted this during his press conference yesterday. Magpies not currently on the team […]]]>

Here again is the squad I suspect Eddie Howe is naming for today’s game against Brighton. They are a side unchanged from the one that beat Brentford 2-0 last weekend.

Howe is unlikely to change things during such a positive run. He admitted this during his press conference yesterday. Magpies not currently on the team will likely have to wait at least another week.

That could include Allan Saint-Maximin, who faces a late fitness test. The winger will probably at least be on the bench, but with recent performances from Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy, there is no rush to include Allan in the starting XI just yet.

Newcastle still have three long-term injuries and Matt Ritchie is expected to return to training next week. Brighton will be without top centre-back Adam Webster.

Newcastle injuries

Callum Wilson (calf), Kieran Trippier (foot), Matt Ritchie (knee), Allan Saint-Maximin (calf – late fitness test)

Injuries in Brighton

Adam Webster (groin), Enock Mwepu (hamstrings), Adam Lallano (hamstrings – late fitness test), Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstrings – late fitness test)

Fans are very confident of a win with 75% expecting the guys to collect all three points today. Only 6% see the end of Newcastle’s unbeaten streak.

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The Seagulls are on a three-game losing streak that they will be desperate to snap. With Newcastle just four points above the drop zone, it’s another monumental game for Howe and the lads.

A win could fill the bottom three cushion significantly ahead of our three away games next week. The crowd in St. James’ Park will be entirely behind the boys in what will be another electric atmosphere.


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BRB GroupThink: Texans’ Greatest Need https://threewisemenblog.com/brb-groupthink-texans-greatest-need/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 20:45:00 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/brb-groupthink-texans-greatest-need/ The collective conscience of the NFL already has its eyes on NFL free agency and the NFL Draft. With team building season upon us, what is the biggest need Texans have to meet this offseason? Is there a specific free agent or draft prospect you think the Texans need to target? MCCOWN RIVERS: I think […]]]>

The collective conscience of the NFL already has its eyes on NFL free agency and the NFL Draft. With team building season upon us, what is the biggest need Texans have to meet this offseason? Is there a specific free agent or draft prospect you think the Texans need to target?

MCCOWN RIVERS:

I think they should work on building a team.

BIGFATDRUNK:

Quite frankly, I think the biggest need for Texans is to go down.

Redeem from the third choice. Redeem from the 35th choice! Get six or seven picks between Day 1 and Day 2, taking the best available player each time. Bombard the draft with picks, and maybe we’ll get a few worthy guys!

L4BLITZER:

Biggest need? This team has so many that it’s hard to focus on just one, and the fact that the team decides to carry nearly $40 million in dead money is a major limiting factor in this rebuild. Any updates to the roster this season will have to come from the draft, undrafted free agents and some bargain-level signings.

To that end, the team must figure out what to do about Watson and Tunsil. The team of which they were the cornerstones has long since disintegrated. Considering all of Watson’s issues; legal, contractual and otherwise, it will be the most difficult to move. Still, he offers the potential key to securing vital rebuilding resources (draft picks and/or young players). To a lesser extent, Tunsil could get a high draft pick as well as some other compensation.

Ideally, they can be moved and quickly. Watson’s salary climbs to around $40 million a year, and the team can’t pay that kind of money to let him be a healthy scratch. Tunsil would be better off on a team in contention at this point in his career, as Houston is several years away.

Caserio has his work cut out for him, but he didn’t get the big deal just to listen to Easterby’s sermons or watch Cal light up in Minecraft. His approach last year may have surprised, but the team is not on the rise. Usually, trading a franchise-level QB and top-level LT isn’t the smart move, but for the Texans to move forward is the way.

CARLOS FLORES:

There was a photo somewhere in the Twitterverse where a fictional writer had listed the team needs for each team in the first round and said the Texans needed “everything”.

That is just about everything.

Barring any trades in the future, I think there needs to be new talent on the attacking side of the ball. Brandin Cooks can’t sustain performances like last season indefinitely, and we certainly can’t just rely on Nico Collins to become something. Also, the situation for the running backs is horrible. I’d rather walk on glass than see Rex Burkhead run one.

Mike Bullock:

This team is so far from “a player away from contention” that it is extremely difficult to answer this question. With less than $20 million in current projected cap space, targeting any type of marquee player is futile, as they won’t have enough money left to fill the other 21 starting roles. Especially since there isn’t a single player on the current roster who should be considered a lock to keep a starting job in 2022. And, one player won’t have much of an impact. They could land Tom Brady in his prime and that wouldn’t get this team anywhere. He lined up behind a porous o-line, trying to run an absurd playbook, throwing to confused receivers and switching to ineffective running backs. As the saying goes, this dog does not hunt.

With that in mind, as BFD mentioned, trading the farm for more draft picks makes the most sense. In fact, trade anything and everything for more choices.

Redeem the No. 3 pick, Laremy Tunsil, Watson, Toro, season tickets, executive bathroom keys and anything of real or perceived value and use that return to build a core of promising young players – what they should have done last off season. And, while they’re at it, swap the owner and executive vice president of Rohan…although those two most likely come with seemingly insurmountable amounts of negative trade equity.

Randall Bronn:

It’s a dead joke that Texans need everything and even if it’s true, that doesn’t mean it hurts any less to think about it.

In terms of free agency, Deshaun Watson has to go. It can no longer be a thing. Get your three first-round picks, or whatever you want for him, we can officially tear it all down and start rebuilding. I agree to keep Laremy Tunsil since he has not fulfilled his contract. I don’t think anyone would take that risk in a trade, but in terms of signing free agents, there’s not much to do. Find the guys who just want to take one year contracts to reset their market value and give them more money than anyone else. Don’t commit a lot of money long-term to someone just yet because you’re just not ready for it. Find a diamond in tough guys or guys who come out of bad seasons and take them to see if they become anything.

Now, as a draft enthusiast, I see a lot of people wanting to trade from three and get more assets, but trading when there’s no real quarterback prospect rated at our pick isn’t not a realistic option. Unless someone really likes one of these rushers or is just in love with Kyle Hamilton, sorry to say, but you’re stuck at three. NEVERTHELESS. Choose Kyle Hamilton. This guy is Devin White at security. Excellent tackler who adapts well to tight ends and is long enough not to have to push forward with fast wide receivers, but can still reach out and play on the ball.

KENNETH L.:

I really like Devin Lloyd. I think he’s a pure athlete and he can be a key piece of defense. We’re slim at pre-free agency linebackers. I don’t trust Kayvon Thibodeaux right now and I don’t think he is. Just at this time not impressed.

I expect them to go low and hard. Just a short-term filler tactic similar to last year. I actually think they came up with a good free agent clip. I expect a quarterback to be signed too.


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NBA Trade Rumors and Bulls Deadline Primer https://threewisemenblog.com/nba-trade-rumors-and-bulls-deadline-primer/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 15:56:34 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/nba-trade-rumors-and-bulls-deadline-primer/ The NBA Trade Deadline is less than a day and more like a week, which started in earnest several days ago and really intensified yesterday with of them Major trades. The informative part of the Bulls’ situation is less about improved teams (because they’re both in the West) and more about known sellers. The Portland […]]]>

The NBA Trade Deadline is less than a day and more like a week, which started in earnest several days ago and really intensified yesterday with of them Major trades.

The informative part of the Bulls’ situation is less about improved teams (because they’re both in the West) and more about known sellers. The Portland TrailBlazers continue to pull the plug this season while guaranteeing that the pick they owe the Bulls will not be passed on this season (although they pretend it’s not a rebuild, so maybe the 2023 draft), and now Larry Nance Jr. is effectively off the board as a trade target, but maybe Josh Hart and Tomas Satoransky are now reversible. The good news is that if Sato is bought out, since he was traded from the team the Bulls sold him to, the Bulls can legally acquire him again. The bad news is that Sato became the NBA’s worst player This year.

Another established seller is the Indiana Pacers, who traded a few veterans in their big trade with the Kings but received two in return, likely not in their long-term plans in Tristan Thompson and Buddy Hield, with Torrey Craig also staying on. the list. . As always, it’s hard to figure out what the Kings are up to, but if this indeed pushes for the 10th seed, you’ll need to figure out Harrison Barnes and, to a lesser extent, Richaun Holmes are not available? Could probably still get Marvin Bagley for very little!

The Washington Wizards are also in the news, no trades, and will likely be in full seller mode after it was announced that Bradley Beal was out for the year. Beal is overrated, especially this season, and the Wiz have a solid roster that can win ‘too many’ games even in his absence, which could be motivation enough to treat their expiring veterans in Montrezl Harrell, Thomas Bryant, Aaron Holiday and Raúl Neto.

Another established seller is the San Antonio Spurs. And in the last roundup of rumors, I didn’t include the Marc Stein report that the Bulls made an offer for Jacob Poeltl…maybe unknowingly because it didn’t make sense to me? I see seizing talent for talent’s sake (and Poeltl is a superlative defensive center), but unless it’s outright theft, I don’t see the motivation to have a player who has to play a position you’ve already had under Nikola Vucevic, when that trade package ( probably Portland Lotto protected first and Coby White) could you potentially find someone to start the playoffs for you?

There have been no rumors about the Bulls since then. I expect them to get at least some short-term help because this current state of ‘looking like crap and losing games but just say Lonzo and Caruso don’t care’ is going to sink into the seeding and maybe even the play-in bracket which would be a disaster.

Here’s a primer on what the Bulls have available to trade:

First of all, I guess LaVine, DeRozan, Vucevic, Ball, Caruso, Green, Dosunmu are not traded. The latter two aren’t what you’d typically say are “untouchables”, but as rotation players on incredibly affordable deals, they’re the type of players the “buyers” keep. Alfonzo McKinnie is also untradable, but that’s because he simply can’t because he’s a recent signing.

Roster space: the Bulls are capped at 15 players on the active roster (plus the 2 two-way deals, these can be traded but do not serve as salary matching) so to do an unbalanced trade where they take more players than they are sent, they would have to waive a player first (or trade them to the OKC minor league franchise for not having him on the cap). I would suspect McKinnie would be the first to go. Next is Matt Thomas, although while he’s playing a ton right now, you’d think in a trade the Bulls would improve players for those minutes.

Luxury tax: Bulls can upgrade to luxury tax this season! Nothing says they can’t. They probably have habit, and that understanding is a little depressing to have, where even with a new front office, the ‘dorfs aren’t going to fully flex their big market muscles. As it stands, the listing is around $3 million under tax. They’re $9.4 million under the apron, which is actually a hard cap since they’ve had a sign-and-trade acquisition this year (Ball).

Commercial exceptions: The Bulls have just one TPE, at exactly $5 million from the time they signed and traded Daniel Theis* to the Rockets. It cannot be combined with a player to generate a larger outgoing salary. There is also an exception for minimum wage players, so for example the Bulls don’t need to use the $5M TPE to acquire Paul Millsap.

* (I will mention here that the Bulls cannot trade for Theis or Thad Young this year, they can only be on the Bulls if they are traded elsewhere and bought out).

Players whose contracts are about to expire: Derrick Jones ($9.7 million) and Troy Brown ($5.1 million) are the most important here. Brown is most clearly expendable when the team is fully healthy, but the team is nowhere near that now. I don’t know what’s going on with Jones’ broken finger. There was a report when it arrived that he was potentially playing with a splint on his hand that wasn’t pulling, but it’s been over a week since then. Maybe he’s waiting to see if he gets traded.

Players who are trumps: Patrick Williams and Coby White are the clear positive-value players the Bulls can move. White wasn’t looking that way to start the season, but has since turned it around to hit that subjective market valuation. But keep in mind – unfortunately – the Bulls’ luxury tax situation is potentially worse next season with Zach LaVine possibly getting SUPERMAX! , and White and Williams earn around $7.5 million next season. So what is a valuable contract for another team may not be for the Bulls.

Tony Bradley (24) and Marko Simonovic (22) are both technically young and they are signed until next year, but they would have the equivalent value of a second-round pick at best. Same thing with two-way player Tyler Cook (Malcolm Hill is no longer “young”).

Draft Picks:

1st round: 2022 clean, 2022 Portland top-14 protected through 2028, 2024 clean, 2026 clean, 2027 clean

Remember, the Stepien rule is that you must have a guaranteed first-round selection in one of the next two drafts. Now, a team can get around this on draft night by making a pick and trading ten player rights right after. But for this trade deadline, the Bulls can’t include their own 2022 pick because they don’t have a 2023 pick and Portland’s pick might not pass in 2 years. But they could trade that Portland pick. They can’t trade the 2024 pick because 2025 has already passed. The rule is satisfied if they received a first in return, and they could trade rights instead of sending a choice outright.

2nd round: Denver’s 2023, 2026 clean, 2027 clean. These can all be traded, but anytime the Bulls have a 2nd round pick (they could get one within that time frame) it will need to be waived for that tampering penalty.

OK now hit the trade machine you crazy kids.



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Eat.Lift.Mom is a maternity fitness blog that offers a free postpartum workout plan https://threewisemenblog.com/eat-lift-mom-is-a-maternity-fitness-blog-that-offers-a-free-postpartum-workout-plan/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 16:25:34 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/eat-lift-mom-is-a-maternity-fitness-blog-that-offers-a-free-postpartum-workout-plan/ Texas, United States – Mothers who have been cleared by their doctor to start working out after having a baby often don’t know what to do or what workout routines are effective but gentle on their bodies. Most of the time, moms want to feel better by getting their bodies moving without slowing down the […]]]>

Texas, United States – Mothers who have been cleared by their doctor to start working out after having a baby often don’t know what to do or what workout routines are effective but gentle on their bodies. Most of the time, moms want to feel better by getting their bodies moving without slowing down the healing process after childbirth. With that in mind, Eat.Lift.Mom, a parenting, motherhood and fitness blog, educates and empowers parents to stay healthy during and after pregnancy with a simple to follow free home postpartum workout plan.

Postpartum Home Workout Plan discusses how long it can take a mother to start exercising after giving birth. According to Christi Timmers, the author, the answer may vary. She states that the common answer is 6 weeks postpartum. However, women who have had a healthy pregnancy and a smooth vaginal birth can start exercising after giving birth.

The postpartum workout guide on Eat.Lift.Mom has a 4-day plan with basic stretches and exercises to help moms with their postures. Core exercises help speed healing in the abdominal area after stretching throughout pregnancy. The guide was created for all mums, especially those with diastasis recti. While focusing on exercises can be tedious, Christi says they’re crucial for moms trying to get back to their typical workouts, whether it’s running, CrossFit, yoga, HIIT or weight training.

Eat.Lift.Mom also offers stretching and breathing exercises that last between 30 seconds and 2 minutes with different repetitions depending on the intensity. Exercises include Supine Breathing, Rolling Bridge, Side Lying TA Brace, Kneeling Lat Stretch, Doorframe Chest Stretch, Pigeon Pose, Cat-Cow, Open -pound and stretch runners. With pelvic tilts, downward dog, butterfly stretch, dead bug, wall planks, hip hikes, and single-leg bridge extensions, moms can experience long-term muscle relief.

the Eat.Lift.Mom Facebook The page offers moms all the support they need, including overcoming morning sickness, workouts during pregnancy, post-pregnancy care, hygiene tips, hormone navigation during pregnancy, diet/nutrition, diet tips, sleep routines, flexibility routines, home workouts and much more. The platform offers advice on skincare products, fun facts about pregnancy, choosing prenatal vitamins, and healthy weight to gain during pregnancy.

The blog was started by Christi Timmers, an author with a passion for motherhood, health, fitness, food and holistic living, to support mums on their pregnancy/postpartum journeys, to make them a better version of themselves. To be insightful maternity advice and more information on the postpartum workout plan, visit the Eat.Lift.Mom blog.

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RAPTORS BLOG: Tribute to Fred VanVleet for a well-deserved nod to the stars https://threewisemenblog.com/raptors-blog-tribute-to-fred-vanvleet-for-a-well-deserved-nod-to-the-stars/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 18:33:44 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/raptors-blog-tribute-to-fred-vanvleet-for-a-well-deserved-nod-to-the-stars/ Breadcrumb Links Toronto Raptors Sports NBA Basketball Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) heads for the net against Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter (12) and guard Delon Wright (0) during the second half at Scotiabank Arena . Photo by John E. Sokolowski /USA Today Sports Content of the article First, belated congratulations to Fred VanVleet […]]]>

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First, belated congratulations to Fred VanVleet on his well-deserved star selection. I went on vacation this week, but you can find some great VanVleet pieces on her remarkable journey.

The torch has now passed entirely from Kyle Lowry to VanVleet. Just as Lowry predicted on January 30, 2020, “He’ll be an All-Star someday,” VanVleet did it and became Toronto’s leader and bandleader.

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He wasn’t always sure he could make it – not because he didn’t believe in himself, that was never a problem with Fred – but because he knew he wasn’t. flashy, was not the type of player that captivated fans. and won their support. Most of the media slept on him too. His only official votes for all-defensive teams have come from Toronto writers who watch him every day.

But the coaches and his teammates know what’s going on and they brought him to the game in Cleveland.

What a story.

Dan Tolzman did it when VanVleet surprisingly went undrafted and Toronto was a perfect fit. G League champion. NBA champion and now All-Star.

And it all started with VanVleet having to scramble and tear himself away just to put together a heavy team of guards (which included Lowry, Cory Joseph and Delon Wright). He beat Canadian Brady Heslip for 15 and place, Wright’s injury significantly helping his cause. If not, perhaps VanVleet should have moved up the ranks to another team. He surely would have made it, because that’s just who he is, but it was fortuitous for him and for the Raptors that he stayed and learned from Lowry and others in many ways.

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“They show interest in developing young talent and that’s key,” VanVleet told me at the time.

“I’m a bit savvy in my experience, but I haven’t played (in the NBA), but I’m a bit more mature, so that also plays a role. I’m not 18, most organizations, if you’re not 18, don’t really develop you.

“They may be looking for a vet, but they’ve shown they’re developing talent with guys like Norm, Bruno and Delon. So I’m just trying to develop the plan and work on things. I keep my head down I work hard and I do what I do I don’t try to be anything special outside of myself and I just play my part and contribute to winning that’s what I am proud, contribute to win.

Contribute to win. Fred certainly did. Not a bad business card.

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– Who seemed more embarrassed to be snubbed for a deserved star spot, Pascal Siakam or Cleveland’s Jarrett Allen? Siakam may have had the most effective offensive game of his career against Atlanta (including 3-for-3 3-pointers and 8-for-9 from the line), but Allen wasted 29 points and 22 rebounds on Charlotte in one- points victory. I understand the reasoning for not giving Cleveland or Toronto two stars, but Khris Middleton’s choice was odd (Siakam and Allen deserved it over Middleton, as did his own teammate, Jrue Holiday, despite Holiday being a backcourt player ) . Either way, are Cleveland and Toronto poised to become two of the East’s perennial threats for years to come (just like they were not too long ago?).

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“What the hell was Portland thinking?” Admittedly, it’s a bit of a mess in the country of the Blazers at the moment. The team’s longtime owner Paul Allen has died and his sister is said to be looking to cut costs. Former departed general manager Damian Lillard hasn’t looked alike since the Tokyo Olympics and who knows if he will stick around for the long term. CJ McCollum is not getting any younger. They knocked out Gary Trent Jr., who is obviously dating the Raptors, Isaiah Stewart, a handsome young big man, and a few first-round picks last year to get Norman Powell, Robert Covington and Larry Nance Jr. Yikes.

Now they’ve moved Powell and Covington to the Clippers in order to get a big luxury tax payout (they went under tax with the moves), making a billionaire even wealthier. They also cut a long-term salary and maybe could move Eric Bledsoe for a second-round pick or something and they got another second, but it’s a really horrible, inexplicable job.

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On the other hand, another Microsoft billionaire, Steve Ballmer, went the other way, dramatically increasing his luxury tax bill by bringing in Powell and Covington. That’s even though Kawhi Leonard might not even play this season (and Paul George might not be 100% until next year either). Now, the Clippers have reunited Kawhi, Norm and Serge Ibaka once again. If everyone is healthy next year, this will definitely be one of the favorites.

ANCIENT RAPTOR OF THE NIGHT:

Jacob Poeltl.

Will they or not? Will Poeltl move on next week or will he remain the center of San Antonio’s future? Poeltl had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks and 3 assists in a win over Houston. He’ll never be a great goalscorer (it was the fifth most points he scored in a game), but he does almost everything else well and will be in demand. He’s an unrestricted free agent after next season and the Spurs are rebuilding. His future probably depends on what someone is willing to offer for Poeltl. If it’s just mediocre stuff, expect him to stick around.

NIGHT CANADIAN:

Lu sleeps.

The player with the best contract in the NBA keeps bringing it. Dort had 23 points and 7 rebounds, helping the impoverished Thunder win against the hapless Blazers. It’s unfortunate that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is injured again, but Dort will be the team’s top scorer in his absence. Let’s see how he handles the role.

THREE STARS

1Pascal Siakam

2 Fred Van Vleet

3 Trae Young

THREE STARS AGAINST. BULLS

1Pascal Siakam

2 Kevin Huerter

3 Scottie Barnes

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2022 Houston Texans Offseason: Needs Ranking by Position https://threewisemenblog.com/2022-houston-texans-offseason-needs-ranking-by-position/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/2022-houston-texans-offseason-needs-ranking-by-position/ The Houston Texans enter the offseason with more questions than answers and won’t be able to answer all of those questions at the start of the season. Even if they find out about Deshaun Watson’s situation and find a head coach, the roster lacks depth and continuity. Most notably, the Texans have 29 players heading […]]]>

The Houston Texans enter the offseason with more questions than answers and won’t be able to answer all of those questions at the start of the season. Even if they find out about Deshaun Watson’s situation and find a head coach, the roster lacks depth and continuity. Most notably, the Texans have 29 players heading to free agency, the second most in the league. They’ll keep some of the players, but here’s how each position ranks in terms of need heading into the offseason.

1. Cornerbacks

Current roster: Tavierre Thomas, Lonnie Johnson, Tremon Smith, Jimmy Moreland, Grayland Arnold

Top three free agents: JC Jackson, Stephon Gilmore, Carlton Davis

Top three draft prospects: Derek Stingley, Ahmad Gardner, Andrew Booth Jr.

Watch: If the Texans fall for Derek Stingley or Ahmad Gardner. Two of the draft’s top cornerback prospects will be available for the Texans at the third pick. They can also swap and try to land one later. They will still need to surround that talent with other reliable secondary playmakers.

2. Defensive end/passer

Current Roster: Jonathan Greenard, Jordan Jenkins, Ron’Dell Carter

Top three free agents: Chandler Jones, Calais Campbell, Haason Reddick

Top three draft prospects: Aidan Hutchinson, Kayvon Thibodeaux, George Karlaftis

Keep an eye on: The Texans’ first- or second-round pick will address this position more. Jacob Martin could stay if he resigns along with DeMarcus Walker. Expect two or three potential new faces here by the end of April.

3. Wide Receiver

Current roster: Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Phillip Dorsett, Jalen Camp, Damon Hazelton

Top three free agents: Davante Adams, Chris Godwin, Allen Robinson

Top three draft prospects: Garret Wilson, Jameson Williams, Chris Olave

Watch: What the Texans do with the second-round pick. If Penn State’s Jahan Dotson goes down, or if the Texans are ready to take a chance on John Metchie III who tore his ACL in the national championship game. Otherwise, they’ll use a late draft pick plus a few free agents.

4. Run back

Current Roster: Rex Burkhead, Scottie Phillips, Darius Anderson

Top three free agents: James Conner, Leonard Fournette, Melvin Gordon

Top three draft prospects: Kenneth Walker III, Kyren Williams, Breece Hall

Keep an eye on: The Texans will approach this position for what looks to be the fifth season with desperate need. They haven’t drafted a running back since 2017 in D’Onta Foreman (and no Cullen Gillaspia counts). They should draft a running back with the second third-round pick. Give me Hall in the third though.

5. Security

Current roster: Eric Murray, TJ Green, Jonathan Owens

Top three free agents: Jessie Bates III, Marcus Williams, Marcus May

Three top draft prospects: Kyle Hamilton, Jaquan Brisker, Lewis Cine

Keep an eye on: There’s a good chance the Texans will fill this draft with secondary players. Equally friendly, the Texans double to safety in the opening laps and in the sixth.

6. Inside Offensive Line

Current Roster: Max Scharping, Justin McCray, Jake Eldrenkamp, ​​Jordan Steckler, Sam Cooper

Top three free agents: Brandon Scherff, Austin Corbett, Alex Cappa

Top three draft prospects: Tyler Linderbaum, Kenyon Green, Zion Johnson

Keep an eye on: Scharping is a goaltender and McCray has had a rocky season. A rotating guard will be added through free agency. I don’t see the team using a first pick here, although that would go a long way.

7. Offensive tackle

Current Roster: Tytus Howard, Laremy Tunsil, Charlie Heck, Marcus Canon

Top three free agents: Orlando Brown, Terron Armstead, Trent Brown

Top three draft prospects: Evan Neal, Charles Cross, Ikem Ekwonu

Keep an eye on: With Laremy Tunsil likely leaving town, the Texans should draft Evan Neal at three if he’s around. Otherwise, there is a lot of talent in the second round. Overall, the Texans need to keep recruiting talented young offensive linemen until the issue is resolved.

8. Tight End

Current roster: Brevin Jordan, Paul Quessenberry

Top three free agents: Mike Gesicki, Dalton Shultz, David Njoku

Top three draft prospects: Trey McBride, Jalen Wydermyer (I like that guy), Jeremy Ruckert

Watch: If the Texans keep Jordan Akins and Anthony Auclair. Brevin Jordan has been dynamic in his first season and a stellar long-term addition, but he can’t do it alone…especially as a block.

9. Outside linebacker

Current roster: Kevin Pierre-Louis, Derek Rivers, Garret Wallow, Demone Harris, Josh Watson

Top three free agents: Von Miller, Anthony Barr, Melvin Ingram

Top three draft prospects: Nakobe Dean, Damone Clark, Christian Harris

Watch: veterans. Not enough draft picks to fill this position and college players usually aren’t ready. Expect a top linebacker to be signed. Must be adapted to the system.

10. Quarterback

Current line-up: Davis Mills, Deshaun Watson

Top three free agents: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andy Dalton, James Wintson

Top three draft prospects: Kenny Pickett, Matt Corral, Desmond Ridder

Things to watch: Watch for Watson’s trade before the NFL Draft. The Texans will want more choice and get rid of his storyline. There will be one or two veterans signed in free agency, but also possibly a backup QB in the sixth round.

11. Inside Linebacker

Current list: NONE

Top three free agents: Dont’a Hightower, Jarrad Davis, Jayon Brown

Top three draft prospects: Devin Lloyd (I like that guy), Zakoby McClain, Quay Walker

Keep an eye on: The Texans bring back Christian Kirksey and Kamu Grugier-Hill. Devin Lloyd would be an ideal candidate in this defense, but Kirksey and Grugier-Hill can and should return to Houston via free agency. Otherwise, this post inflates the list of needs.

12. Defensive tackle

Current roster: Ross Blacklock, Roy Lopez, Michael Dwumfor

Top three free agents: Brandon Williams, Ndamukong Such, Vernon Butler

Top three draft prospects: Jordan Davis, Demarvin Leal, Zachary Carter

Keep an eye on: Two young defensive linemen anchor this group, but a free-agency inside passer would be a nice accent for this top-heavy team. There are talented free agents available at great rates.


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Children, School, and Church – Dr. James Emery White Christian Blog https://threewisemenblog.com/children-school-and-church-dr-james-emery-white-christian-blog/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/children-school-and-church-dr-james-emery-white-christian-blog/ Public health expert Tyler VanderWeele and his Harvard team looked at more than a decade of developmental data from 12,000 children. This was a longitudinal study examining “social, physical, and mental tendencies within the group, such as substance abuse, anxiety/depression, community engagement, and sexual activity.” Specifically, they wanted to know how four categories of schools […]]]>

Public health expert Tyler VanderWeele and his Harvard team looked at more than a decade of developmental data from 12,000 children. This was a longitudinal study examining “social, physical, and mental tendencies within the group, such as substance abuse, anxiety/depression, community engagement, and sexual activity.” Specifically, they wanted to know how four categories of schools – public, private, religious, and homeschooling – “could affect the long-term well-being of adolescents.”

Many will find the results surprising.

  • In terms of key health indicators, there was little difference between the long-term well-being of adolescents who attended public school and those who attended private school.
  • There was only a marginal difference – 10-15% – between those who were sent to public schools and those who attended church schools. Specifically, those who attended religious schools were slightly “more likely to register to vote, less likely to be obese, and more likely to have fewer lifelong partners by the time they became young adults.” Negatively, those in religious schools were “slightly Continued likely to indulge in excessive alcohol consumption. Children who attended faith-based schools were also “only slightly more likely to attend church services as young adults than those who attended secular private or public schools.”

Nevertheless:

  • There was a significant difference between those who attended public school and those who were homeschooled. “We found a lot of positive and beneficial results from home schooling,” VanderWeele said. Specifically, homeschoolers “were more likely to volunteer, to forgive others, to possess a sense of mission and purpose, and to have significantly fewer lifelong sexual partners.” Homeschoolers were also “51% more likely to attend religious services frequently into young adulthood.”
  • Church attendance during adolescence was very important in terms of health and well-being, and much more influential than attending a denominational school. “What we found was that church attendance makes a bigger difference than religious schooling,” VanderWeele said. “Attendance of religious services has beneficial effects on different types of schools and has stronger effects than religious schooling.”

Translation: “…children who grew up attending church regularly achieved much higher overall well-being as young adults than those who went to a religious school but did. do not attend church services during their formative years. And for those who have done both? Church attendance among young people “was clearly the most dominant force.”

In a previous article for Christianity today, VanderWeele noted that “Regular attendance at services helps protect children from the ‘big three’ dangers of adolescence: depression, substance abuse, and premature sexual activity…. People who attended church as children are also more likely to grow up happy, to be forgiving, to have a sense of mission and purpose, and to volunteer.

So, beyond homeschooling getting more than a few shoutouts, perhaps the biggest headline is that, regardless of school type,

…you have to bring your family to church.

James Emery White

Sources

Stefani McDade, “Getting Kids to Church Matters More Than ‘Good’ School, Study Suggests,” Christianity todayJanuary 25, 2022, read online.

Ying Chen, Christina Hinton, and Tyler J. VanderWeele, “Types of Schools in Adolescence and Later Health and Well-Being in Young Adults: A Global Analysis of Findings”, Plos OneNovember 10, 2021, read online.

Tyler J. Vanderweele and Brendan Case, “Empty Benches are an American Public Health Crisis,” Christianity todayOctober 19, 2021, read online.

About the Author

James Emery White is the founder and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the assistant professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth president. His latest book After “I believe” is now available on Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. To take advantage of a free subscription to the Church & Culture blog, visit ChurchAndCulture.org, where you can view past blogs in our archive and read the latest church and culture news from around the world. Follow Dr. White on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @JamesEmeryWhite.



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Thursday Blog: Start warming up a bit and look at a bigger system next week -Doug https://threewisemenblog.com/thursday-blog-start-warming-up-a-bit-and-look-at-a-bigger-system-next-week-doug/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 03:34:59 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/thursday-blog-start-warming-up-a-bit-and-look-at-a-bigger-system-next-week-doug/ Thursday Blog: Start warming up a bit and look at a bigger system next week -Doug January 26, 2022 9:33 p.m. Job : January 26, 2022 9:33 p.m. Hope everyone had a great Wednesday! I’m so excited for the AFC Championship game this weekend I wish it came here lol. After a few showers and […]]]>
Thursday Blog: Start warming up a bit and look at a bigger system next week -Doug

Hope everyone had a great Wednesday! I’m so excited for the AFC Championship game this weekend I wish it came here lol. After a few showers and light snow showers, Thursday looks to be decent. Still a lot of clouds, but we will warm up a bit.

We have a cold front which will pass later in the day so it will cool us down tonight.

Thursday evening

So much cooler on Friday but not bad. Besides, it’s Friday.

Friday

We jump into the 50s over the weekend. The weekend promises to be fantastic for the end of January. Our next system arrives on Tuesday. This is a stronger system and fits the Heady pattern, specifically there are two cycles at the end of September. So I’m interested to see how it plays out over the next 5-6 days. But rain showers and possibly thunderstorms increase on Tuesday.

Tuesday

As the colder air works on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, we have the POSSIBILITY of wintry weather. Still far.

Wednesday

I would like some snow, so I hope it goes together. Your long term forecast is below.

-Doug

Next Thursday – Saturday: Cold the rest of the week. We have to watch for the chance of snow on Thursday as the back wave passes.

February 6-12: Chance of rain and/or snow Sunday and Monday. Midweek warming with a chance of rain on Thursday. As colder air arrives on Friday, we could have a rain-snow mix. Getting warm on weekends with a chance of rain.

February 13-19: A cold start to the week with mild temperatures and the risk of rain returning by Tuesday. Remaining mild with possible thunderstorms on Thursday, then much colder with a chance of rain and snow on Friday and Saturday.

February 20-26: The first half of the week cold but mild temperatures the second half of the week. Slight chance of rain Thursday and Friday.

February 27-March 5: A mild start on Sunday and Monday, then cool the rest of the week. Chance of rain on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Best odds Wednesday and Friday.


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Kenneth Gregory becomes St. Louis County’s first black police chief | News Blog | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events https://threewisemenblog.com/kenneth-gregory-becomes-st-louis-countys-first-black-police-chief-news-blog-st-louis-st-louis-news-and-events/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:01:00 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/kenneth-gregory-becomes-st-louis-countys-first-black-police-chief-news-blog-st-louis-st-louis-news-and-events/ Click to enlarge DOYLE MURPHY Kenneth Gregory, left, will be the new police chief. St. Louis County has a new police chief: Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory. In a press release, the St. Louis County Police Department announced the news that the Board of Police Commissioners had selected Gregory as the tenth chief to lead the […]]]>
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  • DOYLE MURPHY
  • Kenneth Gregory, left, will be the new police chief.

St. Louis County has a new police chief: Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory.

In a press release, the St. Louis County Police Department announced the news that the Board of Police Commissioners had selected Gregory as the tenth chief to lead the department. He is the first black police chief in the department’s 66 years of operation. Gregory has served as Acting Chief of Police since Mary Barton left the department on July 30, 2021.

Gregory, who has served as interim chief for the past six months, has worked collaboratively with the board “both on day-to-day operational matters and long-term strategic decisions,” the commission said in a statement. press release announcing the selection. The council said its members were impressed with the acting chief’s decision-making process, community engagement, collaborative leadership style and his ability to turn departmental issues into “concrete action items”.

The board has confidence in Gregory’s “abilities to work collaboratively, to strive for self-improvement, and to protect the Department’s successes and achievements,” according to his statement.

“Although we tasked him with stabilizing the organization, the Department has not only stabilized but developed in a positive direction under his command,” the press release reads. “As such, the board has determined that it is in the best interests of the department and the community of St. Louis to place Chief Gregory at the helm.”

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  • Gregory has worked for the St. Louis County Police Department since 1979.

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page praised Gregory on Twitter. The Ethical Society of Police, which had publicly criticized Barton’s leadership before his resignation, said Tuesday that Gregory “brings an abundance of institutional knowledge to the position.”

“We look forward to working collaboratively to dismantle many practices and policies that have created barriers to employment for minorities and damaged relationships within marginalized communities,” the Ethical Society statement read.

The St. Louis County Police Department revealed on Twitter that the person who hired Gregory, Col. Gil Kleinknecht, “got to watch Gregory take his old job.”

Gregory has been with the police department since 1979 in various roles, with his most recent post as deputy chief in 2018. In 2020, Gregory was beaten by Barton in the race for chief of police following the retirement of Colonel Jon Belmar. Gregory served under Barton, the first female police chief, until his release; Barton served as chief for fifteen months, but resigned after allegations of racism, then accused the county of discrimination itself. The complaint was settled out of court, reaching a settlement of $290,000.

Gregory was also lightly involved in a 2017 lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department, where an officer, Sergeant Keith Wildhaber, said he was blocked from promotions because he was gay. The lawsuit contained the account of a former executive assistant, who claimed to have heard Gregory quote the Bible to another commander, calling homosexuality an “abomination”.

In his testimony, Gregory denied this claim and said he never quoted the Bible during his service. The jury determined that they did not believe then-Chief Belmar or senior police officials when they insisted there was no homophobia in the department and awarded Wildhaber nearly $20 million. Page also announced that he would be hiring new members of the Board of Commissioners. Therefore.

Gregory now takes the reins of the second largest police force in the St. Louis area. On Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners ended its statement by saying it looked forward to working with the new police chief to continue “steering the department toward 21st century policing.”

“Regional and departmental safety is of the utmost importance to this council, along with efforts to cultivate inclusivity and collaboration within our community,” the statement read. “Chief Gregory, the Board, and the Department will continue to put the residents of St. Louis County and the St. Louis area and their well-being first.”

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Kenneth Gregory becomes St. Louis County’s first black police chief https://threewisemenblog.com/kenneth-gregory-becomes-st-louis-countys-first-black-police-chief/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:01:00 +0000 https://threewisemenblog.com/kenneth-gregory-becomes-st-louis-countys-first-black-police-chief/ Click to enlarge DOYLE MURPHY Kenneth Gregory, left, will be the new police chief. St. Louis County has a new police chief: Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory. In a press release, the St. Louis County Police Department announced the news that the Board of Police Commissioners had selected Gregory as the tenth chief to lead the […]]]>
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  • DOYLE MURPHY
  • Kenneth Gregory, left, will be the new police chief.

St. Louis County has a new police chief: Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory.

In a press release, the St. Louis County Police Department announced the news that the Board of Police Commissioners had selected Gregory as the tenth chief to lead the department. He is the first black police chief in the department’s 66 years of operation. Gregory has been acting police chief since Mary Barton left the department on July 30, 2021.

Gregory, who has served as interim chief for the past six months, has worked collaboratively with the board “both on day-to-day operational matters and long-term strategic decisions,” the commission said in a statement. press release announcing the selection. The council said its members were impressed with the acting chief’s decision-making process, community engagement, collaborative leadership style and his ability to turn departmental issues into “concrete action items”.

The board has confidence in Gregory’s “abilities to work collaboratively, to strive for betterment, and to protect the successes and achievements of the Department,” according to his statement.

“Although we tasked him with stabilizing the organization, the Department has not only stabilized but developed in a positive direction under his command,” the press release reads. “As such, the board has determined that it is in the best interests of the department and the community of St. Louis to place Chief Gregory at the helm.”

Gregory has worked for the St. Louis County Police Department since 1979. - COURTESY OF ST.  FONT LOUIS

  • Courtesy of the St. Louis Police Department
  • Gregory has worked for the St. Louis County Police Department since 1979.

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page praised Gregory on Twitter. The Ethical Society of Police, which had publicly criticized Barton’s leadership before his resignation, said Tuesday that Gregory “brings an abundance of institutional knowledge to the position.”

“We look forward to working collaboratively to dismantle many practices and policies that have created barriers to employment for minorities and damaged relationships within marginalized communities,” the Ethical Society statement read.

The St. Louis County Police Department revealed on Twitter that the person who hired Gregory, Col. Gil Kleinknecht, “got to watch Gregory take his old job.”

Gregory has been with the police department since 1979 in various roles, with his most recent post as deputy chief in 2018. In 2020, Gregory was beaten by Barton in the race for chief of police following the retirement of Colonel Jon Belmar. Gregory served under Barton, the first female police chief, until his release; Barton served as chief for fifteen months, but resigned after allegations of racism, then accused the county of discrimination itself. The complaint was settled out of court, reaching a settlement of $290,000.

Gregory was also lightly involved in a 2017 lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department, where an officer, Sergeant Keith Wildhaber, said he was blocked from promotions because he was gay. The lawsuit contained the account of a former executive assistant, who claimed to have heard Gregory quote the Bible to another commander, calling homosexuality an “abomination”.

In his testimony, Gregory denied this claim and said he never quoted the Bible during his service. The jury determined that they did not believe then-Chief Belmar or senior police officials when they insisted there was no homophobia in the department and awarded Wildhaber nearly $20 million. Page also announced that he would be hiring new members of the Board of Commissioners. Therefore.

Gregory now takes the reins of the second largest police force in the St. Louis area. On Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners ended its statement by saying it looked forward to working with the new police chief to continue “steering the department toward 21st century policing.”

“Regional and departmental safety is of the utmost importance to this council, along with efforts to cultivate inclusivity and collaboration within our community,” the statement said. “Chief Gregory, the Board, and the Department will continue to put the residents of St. Louis County and the St. Louis area and their well-being first.”

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