Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

Posted On Aug 11 2019 by

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories – / 18 The Arizona Cardinals’ defensive struggles with tight ends have been well-documented, and it seemed the Cardinals were likely on their way to another long Sunday against future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez and the Atlanta Falcons. But the Cardinals held Gonzalez to just 26 yards and three catches on eight targets — something that went a long way toward limiting the Falcons to 55 percent passing and holding them without a touchdown until the late stages of the fourth quarter in Arizona’s 27-13 win Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Opposing tight ends had torched the Cardinals to the tune of six catches and 88 yards per game, and had accounted for eight touchdowns in eight games. The Cardinals used a mix of cornerback Jerraud Powers, linebackers Daryl Washington and Karlos Dansby and safeties Tyrann Mathieu, Yeremiah Bell and Rashad Johnson to slow down the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Gonzalez. In fact, the biggest contribution a Falcons TE made was from Levine Toilolo, who drew a questionable pass interference call in the end zone to wipe out a fourth-and-goal incompletion in the fourth quarter. Mathieu said the Cardinals were aided by the fact that the Falcons were without their top two receivers in Roddy White and Julio jones. “Obviously, we knew Matt Ryan was going to target Tony more than he had in their previous games,” Mathieu said. “We just took it as a challenge. Everybody stepped up.”Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the defense tried to switch up coverage looks in an attempt to pressure Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and keep Gonzalez in check. Both worked, as Ryan was sacked four times and threw four interceptions. “It was a team effort … playing with great technique, the line getting pressure,” Dansby said. “We did it together. That’s the only way we can stop or slow down these tight ends.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

If you think the New England Patriots Martellus B

Posted On Aug 2 2019 by

first_imgIf you think the New England Patriots’ Martellus Bennett is all about football, think again. This gifted athlete is also an artist, animator, author, producer, composer, and CEO of Imagination Agency.He just launched Hey, A.J. It’s Saturday, a children’s app with a companion book.Martellus stopped by Black Enterprise to speak about his multimedia company and his off-season artistic work.Where does your creative energy come from?Bennett: I’ve always been creative. As an athlete, no one really accepts you as a creative. When you are creative, no one really accepts you as an athlete. There’s never been a time in my life when I wasn’t creative. I grew up on Harry Potter. I read all those [types] of books growing up. I was the nerd that could dunk on you.What is your company?Imagination Agency. It’s a multimedia company. I like to [create] children’s books and animation, it brings families together.And you were inspired to create the app by your daughter?Her name is Austin Jett Rose. We call her Jett, and then A.J. are her initials. So I created the character A.J. and the design is based on her. The character’s attitude and personality are based on my daughter as well.Does she help you with the creative process?She’s only two, but she contributes. When I’m on my computer she sits on my lap and says, “Daddy, I’ll help.” She will point at things I make and say, “I like this one.” There are probably some things in [the book and app] which are purple, that shouldn’t be purple, but she loves purple.Tell us about creating the app and the book.I started downloading a bunch of children’s apps. I found this [development] company with a similar design style as I had in mind. I got in contact with them and hired them.There are two A.J. books and apps coming out next year. The next one is Hey A.J., It’s Bedtime, and I’m pushing that even further, as far as creatively.What’s the one piece of technology you can’t live without?My Microsoft Surface Book. I can write on it, type on it; sketch something really quickly. It’s my number one device. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videoslast_img read more