Travis Kelce left the Chiefs’ game against the Titans after taking a hit to the head on a second down late in the first half. Kelce was wobbly getting up and had to be held up by some of his teammates.
Demetrius Harris will be getting more time as Kelce is evaluated, and played in 16 games this season. He had 18 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown on the season.
Quarterback Blake Bortles has been good on the ground for the Jaguars last week and through the first half this Sunday against the Steelers, but Jacksonville will be glad to have Fournette back.
Funny word choice, there. As a senior at Minnesota State, Thielen began paying weekly visits to sports psychologist Cindra Kamphoff, who eventually led him to the concept of flow state: essentially, the elusive feeling of peak mental and physical performance. Kamphoff asked Thielen to picture himself in flow. What does that look like? How does it feel? Then she had him pick a name for when he reaches that point. Some clients call this “killer instinct” or “unstoppable,” Kamphoff explains. Others might see themselves as an animal, like a shark. Thielen settled on another creature.
Burns has since had trouble sleeping. He prays for his teammate, thanks God for Thomas’s track scholarship to Miami and questions whether he even wants Jordan—a linebacker, like Shazier—to play football. Rallying around Shazier has been easy. Reconciling what happened to him has been infinitely more complex.
Darnold joined USC as a four-star recruit. He sat out the 2015 season as a redshirt freshman and started 2016 as a backup before taking over for Max Browne after the Trojans started off 1-2. From there, Darnold had an explosive sophomore year, throwing for 3,086 yards, 31 touchdowns, and just nine interceptions. He rallied the Trojans to a 10-3 finish and a huge Rose Bowl win over Penn State.
After that breakout season, Darnold went into 2017 as a Heisman contender with tons of hype. He took a slight step back, throwing 13 interceptions in 14 games as USC couldn’t make the College Football Playoff, but the Trojans still won the Pac-12 championship. Darnold’s college career ended on a sour note, getting swallowed up by the Ohio State defense in a 24-7 Cotton Bowl loss.
Watching Altuve at bat is like watching a gymnast spinning and dismounting off the uneven bars and sticking the landing, or in this case, squaring up the baseball. It’s a symphony of precision and violent speed.