John Fox: Bears have done a good job getting Mitchell Trubisky help
Mitchell Trubisky didn’t set the league on fire last season in going 4-8 with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. But it wasn’t a bad start, and this season he should have more to work with.
The Bears signed receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel and tight end Trey Burton.
So the Bears are expecting more from Trubisky in his second season, as is his former head coach.
After a six-goal outburst in Game 3 that prompted Maurice to pull Hellebuyck after two periods, only his second early exit of the season, the Wild had trouble generating the same kind of organized and relentless attack. The Jets closed up the holes they gave the Wild through the neutral zone in Game 3, and the Wild simply weren’t as crisp with the puck.
Hellebuyck, fittingly, was named earlier in the day one of the NHL’s three finalists for the Vezina Trophy that’s awarded annually to the best goalie in the league.
It definitely added a little more hop to my step. I don’t know if it changed my game too much because I prepare the same way and I do the same things every day, Hellebuyck said. I guess it’s just a nice milestone that me and my family will enjoy.
This is going to be a big contract and all sides are trying to make everything work, McKenzie said to Steve Wyche of NFL Media. It’s about the end result. One thing I know is that we love Khalil Mack and we want to make him a Raider for life. We’ll get through all the other stuff. We understand the business part of it. Everybody is aware of everything and nobody is surprised. Everything on all sides has been positive. I can’t stress that enough.
Word this week has been that Mack is looking for some $65 million in guaranteed money as part of a new deal, so McKenzie’s not overstating things when he calls any forthcoming pact a big one. The more time it takes to come to an agreement will likely lower the chances everything stays positive, but things seem peaceful in Oakland for the time being.
He’s an MVP candidate and you know why, Timberwolves power forward Taj Gibson said. Every time the game was ‘mano y mano’ and they were in a tight spot, he just took over the game. He made some tough shots. He just played phenomenal tonight. We were trying to throw everything at him.
Harden’s brilliance, highlighted by his 13 points in the fourth quarter, allowed Houston to overcome a rather forgettable Rockets playoff debut by Chris Paul. Paul uncharacteristically had more turnovers (six) than assists (four) and finished with only 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting.