Beane said Tuesday he was “deeply involved” with scouting Benjamin as a prospect for the 2014 draft, and that as assistant general manager he was “part of the team” that drafted Benjamin with the No. 28 overall pick. Dave Gettleman served as Panthers general manager at the time, before he was fired in July and replaced by Hurney on an interim basis.
“I know him well,” Beane said of Benjamin. “He’ll fit in well with the guys that we have here.
Garoppolo throws with a rhythm in New England’s short-to-intermediate route tree. And that also shows up when Garoppolo has to anticipate a small window in which to deliver the football.
Take a look at this example versus a Dolphins defense that’s bringing a zone blitz.
Greg Wyshynski: Before we begin, I must take this medication that combats my allergy to giving John Tortorella credit for anything. *Gulps* Ahhhh. OK, with that out of the way, let’s give some love to the underappreciated Columbus Blue Jackets.
With their 4-3 shootout win at the Boston Bruins on Monday, the Jackets are now 8-4-0, tied with the New Jersey Devils for top of the Metro with 16 points, although they’ve played two more games. While we wait to see if the Devils are a burgeoning offensive juggernaut or an aberration, let’s give credit to Columbus, which at the very least has more proof of concept with a 103-point 2016-17 season.
One thing the Lakers have shown is that they will fight back and get back into games. They were within five with 8:31 remaining, but Utah was too strong down the stretch. The Lakers played good enough defense to win, holding Utah under 100, but there wasn’t nearly enough offense for the Lakers, who finished with just two scorers in double figures.