Pryors lack of progression holding back Buckeye offense

I admire Terrelle Pryor’s athletic ability.I salivate over his potential, considering his 6-foot-6, 235-pound frame and supposed 4.3 40-time.I marvel about the occasions in which he makes defenders look helpless and foolish, burning them with an atypical combination of speed and power.But as I watch the Ohio State sophomore quarterback complete just 56 percent of his passes, while tossing six interceptions in as many games, I have doubts about whether he’ll ever reach that ceiling.Yes, Pryor is one of the most gifted athletes to ever grace the field at Ohio Stadium. But it takes much more than athletic skill to anchor an offense in one of the nation’s most prestigious football programs.Pryor has certainly shown glimpses of greatness.On countless occasions, he has turned a possible sack into a large gain because of his scrambling ability.His arm strength, a glaring weakness last season, seems to have improved. Pryor seems to have an easier time connecting with a receiver 30 yards downfield than he does with a target five yards away.That has been a major concern through the first half of 2009. Against Toledo, Pryor threaded a pass deep downfield that resulted in a 76-yard touchdown to Dane Sanzenbacher.But too often, Pryor can’t find that same precision on short passes, frequently throwing over the heads of receivers several yards away.His lack of accuracy has been alarming; he has yet to post a completion rate higher than 66 percent in any game this season.And although completing passes to teammates is one thing, completing them to the opposition is an even bigger issue.Pryor threw just four interceptions in 165 passes during his freshman campaign. His decision making was wise and methodical, especially for a 19-year-old. This year, he has been sloppy and indecisive, resulting in six picks in 127 attempts.So where is the progress?The Buckeyes boast one of the country’s best defenses, holding opponents to just 11.5 points per game. Unfortunately, the offense just can’t keep pace.Pryor wasn’t expected to morph into Troy Smith or Vince Young overnight. But at this point, he has done nearly as much to hold back the offense as he has to help it improve.It’s been a work in progress meshing with coach Jim Tressel’s offense, the prototypical Big Ten-style run-based scheme. Tressel, however, has adapted, switching to a shotgun option formation, which plays to Pryor’s strengths.Out of the configuration, the quarterback often has the time to dissect the defense and choose to pass or run. If only Pryor could make the decision quickly enough.Perhaps Pryor will never develop into an above-average dropback passer. If that’s the case, then he should look to run more often.Pryor has recorded a rush of 11 or more yards in each game this season. When he finds open space, he’s nearly impossible to bring down.Pryor said he prefers to find his receivers rather than constantly looking to run the ball himself. Fair enough; but too often, he locks in to one target, usually sophomore DeVier Posey.Just once this season — the opener against Navy — have more than two OSU receivers made three or more receptions in a game.Maybe Pryor is simply sifting through a sophomore slump, finding difficulty in reading defenses that are now facing him for the second time.Maybe Pryor will brush off a sluggish stretch and demonstrate improvement in his accuracy and decision making.Or maybe Pryor isn’t the Michael Vick clone (minus the dogfighting) or Daunte Culpepper duplicate that so many Buckeye backers dreamed about.Time will tell, but so will results. So far, the facts and figures indicate that Pryor’s game hasn’t progressed at anywhere near the ideal pace. read more

Brazil physio on Neymar Better than expected

first_imgNeymar’s progress in his return from injury has gone “better than expected,” says Brazil’s physical trainerThe Paris St-Germain forward has been out of action since sustaining a foot injury in a Ligue 1 game against local rivals Marseille on February 25.Despite having failed to return in time for PSG’s final games of the season, Neymar was selected by head coach Tite for his final 23-man squad in this summer’s World Cup.“His development is better than expected,” said trainer Fabio Mahseredjian, according to BBC.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, who was in charge of Neymar’s surgery in March, added that they were taking a cautious approach in the 26-year-old’s recovery.“He’s regaining his usual movements bit by bit,” he said.“The next step is full group training and then play games. Everything is being done for him to feel at ease.”Since making his debut in 2010 for the national side, Neymar has gone on to score an impressive 53 goals in 83 matches for Brazil.last_img read more

Enoch Will Enter NBA Draft Retain Collegiate Eligibility

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville center Steven Enoch will enter his name for consideration in the 2019 NBA Draft, but will take the necessary measures to preserve his collegiate eligibility and allow a return for his senior year with the Cardinals.”The NBA has always been a long term goal, and this is a wonderful way for me to evaluate myself and find out where I stand,” said Enoch.  “I will not be hiring an agent at this time. I am grateful for the continued support I have received since coming to Louisville and I am a Cardinal forever.””The NBA and the NCAA continue to shape the undergraduate process of determining draft prospects in a more refined way,” said UofL Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Mack. “I fully support Steven as he tests the draft waters on where he stands in his basketball future. When the time comes to make his decision it will be with feedback straight from the source, the NBA.”Enoch was a double-figure scorer in 17 games for the Cardinals this season.  In his last 20 games coming off the bench, Enoch averaged 10.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and made 52 percent of his shots from the field, including 11-of-32 three-pointers (.344), in an average of 19 minutes a game. A powerful player with a soft shooting touch, Enoch was third on the team in free throw percentage (58-of-72, .806).  Enoch scored a career-high 22 points against Boston College, while pulling down six rebounds, and he produced his first double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds at North Carolina.  He scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament First Round.A junior from Norwalk, Conn., Enoch played his first season with the Cardinals this year after transferring from the University of Connecticut and sitting out last season.  The communication major was named to the 2019 All-ACC Academic men’s basketball team. New NCAA legislation in effect in 2019 allows college basketball players to be represented by an agent after the season if they request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee.  To maintain collegiate availability, the agreement with an agent must be in writing, disclosed, terminated when the student returns to college, as well as meeting other conditions.  Players who request an evaluation, participate in the NBA combine and aren’t drafted can return to school as long as they notify the university by the Monday after the draft.Enoch helped Louisville achieve a 20-14 record against the nation’s third-toughest schedule and participate in its 39th NCAA Tournament.  Picked in the preseason to finish 11th in the ACC, UofL attained a 10-8 conference record and earned a tie for sixth in the final regular season standings.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Family alleges negligence after patients death at Contai

first_imgKolkata: Tension ran high at Contai Sub-divisional hospital in East Midnapore on Tuesday morning following the death of a woman whose family members have brought charges of negligence against the hospital.The family members of the victim staged a demonstration inside the hospital campus accusing doctors of glaring medical negligence that led to the death of the woman. A large contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. The hospital authorities have ordered a probe into the death of Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifethe victim. Nanda Gopal Das, a resident of Marishda area of the district, took his wife Laxmi Rani Das to Contai Sub-divisional hospital on Monday afternoon after she complained of labour pain. The victim was immediately admitted to the hospital. In the evening, the patient was taken to the operation theater, where she gave birth to a baby girl. The family members of the victim alleged that after giving birth to the infant girl, the woman started bleeding. The nurses who were attending the patient reported the matter to the doctor, but he did not visit the patient. Despite repeated pleas, the doctor did not attend the patient as a result of which the victim died in the hospital on late Monday night. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen her family members went to the hospital on Tuesday morning they were informed about the incident by the hospital authorities. They also alleged that the hospital authorities made them sign on a paper. This triggered chaos leading the family members to stage a demonstration inside the hospital campus. They demanded action against the doctor whose negligence might have led to the death of the patient. Had she been given proper treatment on time, the patient would not have died, her family members claimed. The family members later lodged a complaint with the hospital authorities on the basis of which a probe has been initiated. They also lodged a complaint at the local police station in this regard. The hospital authorities told the family members of the victim steps would be taken against those found guilty.last_img read more

Perfume expo sees participation from across the world

first_imgIncense media recently organized 4th edition of ‘International Agarbatti and Perfume Expo 2018” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This two days exhibition, which was held for the first time in the Capital, attracted national as well as international exhibitors including Haridarshan, the main sponsor of the event.Companies from all over the world participated in this event that was inaugurated by J N Nagdev, Chairman of Haridarshan group. Agarbatti and perfume producers, machinery companies related to raw materials, perfume and chemical producers, printing, and packaging, as well as small and big scale companies, exhibited their products at the exhibition.Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Goyal, organizer of the expo 2018 said, “This exhibition attracted national and international perfume companies who provided information about their products during the expo.”Goldi Nagdev, MD, Haridarshan group said: “Here we introduced our products which are priced between Rs 5 and Rs 1800. Our collections include rose, sandalwood, and other perfumed agarbattis.”last_img read more