The TEN: 1/29/2021

(“The TEN” is not a top ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

  1. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has officially requested to be traded. 
  2. The Texans hired Baltimore Ravens assistant David Culley as their new head coach. 
  3. Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has been declared cancer-free after a check up on Thursday. 
  4. Tennessee hired former UCF coach Josh Heupel as its head football coach. 
  5. The San Francisco Giants are reportedly interested in Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Update: Pederson signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Chicago Cubs.
  6. Alanna Rizzo is leaving SportsNet LA as the Dodgers sideline reporter she announced on Twitter. 
  7. The Lakers lost to the Detroit Pistons 107-92 Thursday night after falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 107-106 on Wednesday night.
  8. On this day in 1979 the NFC beat the AFC 13-7 in the NFL Pro Bowl at the LA Coliseum. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Ahmad Rashad was named MVP. 
  9. Former Dodgers second baseman Steve Sax turns 61 today. 
  10. “The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they’re looking down on the Dodgers.”- Tommy Lasorda. 

1 Comment to "The TEN: 1/29/2021"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 31, 2021 - 2:59 pm | Permalink

    The Detroit Lions just traded quarterback Matthew Stafford to the L.A. Rams for QB Jared Goff, two first-round draft choices, and a third-round pick.
    This is an expensive trade for L.A., but I believe it will be worth it if Stafford can remain healthy. He’s been one of the NFL’s most prolific passers in spite of the fact that he has often lacked a great supporting cast.
    Stafford is just 33, and he’ll have WR Robert Woods, SR Cooper Kupp, TE Tyler Higbie, RB Cam Akers, and others to throw to for at least the next two years. He’ll also have the backing of the Rams’ defense, which allowed the fewest points in the NFL during the 2020 regular season.
    I (along with everyone else) fully expect the Lions to draft a quarterback immediately with one of those first-round picks.
    Goff, who struggled at times during his last two seasons in L.A., is likely to have an even tougher time in Detroit. Nate Davis of USA Today Sports stated that the Lions had the worst defense in the NFL last year, so any mistakes Goff makes next season are likely to be magnified.
    Unlike Stafford, Goff has shown that he needs to have an excellent supporting cast at all times. The Lions will need all the draft picks they’ll have left (after selecting a new quarterback) to improve their defense, their offensive line, and their running game.
    Two side benefits Stafford will receive in coming to L.A.: our (usually) good weather and more time to spend with his friend and former Texas high school teammate, Clayton Kershaw.

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