One of the reasons why quarterback Carson Wentz was so valuable to the Eagles last season was because of his ability to keep plays alive long enough to make big gains, although that ability comes with a downside illustrated by his season-ending torn ACL.
Are there future Pro Football Hall of Fame selections just waiting to be found amid the heap of NFL preseason roster cuts, college washouts, alternative leaguers and even the semipro ranks?
A longtime NFL executive who earned his gold jacket through championship-winning personnel acumen not only believes such treasure exists, but Bill Polian is willing to put his name and shovel behind the idea.
That’s how bullish Polian is about the potential the Alliance of American Football, an upstart spring venture set to kick off in February 2019, will afford.
“We firmly believe the next Kurt Warner and Adam Vinatieri is out there,” Polian told me Tuesday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “We just have to find them and give them a chance.”
Bowanko will likely be part of the scrum of players competing for depth roles on the interior of the line for the Patriots behind center David Andrews, left guard Joe Thuney and right guard Shaq Mason.
“You can’t blame our goalie on any of them. I think if you had two goalies in the net you might not get a save there because we had full possession of the puck on three of those plays,” Kings coach John Stevens said.
Benn got his hat trick at 13:57 by tipping Radulov’s pass past Quick for his 10th point during a five-game point streak. He has eight goals and two assists in that span.
The Stars took a 1-0 lead at 6:41. Shore scored on a backhand after poking the puck away from Kings defenseman Christian Folin. It was Shore’s 11th goal, and his third point (two goals, one assist) in five games.