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Terence Newman was among the many members
30-09-2019, 07:59 AM
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Terence Newman was among the many members
EAGAN http://www.arizonacardinalsteamonline.co...len-jersey , Minn. — of the Minnesota Vikings saddened by the release of 11-year veteran defensive end Brian Robison, one of the most difficult moves made during the weekend roster reduction.The departure of the team’s longest-tenured player made Newman think even deeper about the passage of time and his place in the game. Soon after Robison was let go, then, Newman accepted an offer to serve as the assistant defensive backs coach and thus declare his retirement as a player.More Vikings coveragePhotos of the Week: 7/21/19 – 7/27/19Rookie Bradbury is central figure to Vikings’ overhauled offensive lineVikings depth at cornerback being tested, Hughes still not clearedPlayers to watch at Minnesota Vikings 2019 training campTop Tweets: Vikings WR Diggs makes push for All-NFL Style Team“Probably why I was so OK with doing what I did,” Newman said. “It’s tough, but I feel like having experienced so much stuff, met so many people, for me it’s not a hard transition. Some people get depressed and they have a hard time leaving the game, but I’ve loved this game since the day I played it.”Standing behind a podium on Monday at team headquarters to discuss his unexpected decision, Newman began to tear up. He paused Cullen Gillaspia Jersey , looking down with his hand pressed against his forehead.“It was my time, you know?” Newman said, after composing himself.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer presented the opportunity to Newman on Saturday, when NFL teams had to reach the 53-man limit for the regular season. Newman, who will turn 40 on Tuesday, said he could’ve kept his spot on the roster if he preferred to keep playing. That would’ve meant releasing a younger player.“At some point, you have to be true to yourself and say, ‘Hey, do I want to keep going forward, have a chance to maybe tear up your back or neck or whatever?'” Newman said. “Some of the younger talent, obviously Rock Ya-Sin Jersey , you have to either say, ‘I’ll be selfish,’ and maybe take the roster spot or get somebody else an opportunity to live their dream. So, it was pretty easy. Everybody’s asking me if I’m OK and all this. I’m good. I’m still in football. I still have an opportunity to chase a Super Bowl ring.”10<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:Top Tweets: This Vikings photo is just begging for a caption contestNewman signed with the Vikings in 2015, the third stop in his career. He played for Zimmer, then a defensive coordinator, with Dallas and Cincinnati too.“Helping out some of the younger guys, it’s a form of coaching, I guess,” Newman said. “And I think everybody just assumed that I would do it, so I would like to give it a shot.”The fifth overall pick in the 2003 draft was then asked how he anticipated his life outside of football being different.“If the hours are anything like yesterday http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.c...ogu-jersey , it’s going to change drastically,” said Newman, whose 42 interceptions were the most among active players following the retirement this spring of DeAngelo Hall. “I’m not going to have many friends outside of this building, that’s for sure.”Newman’s shift to the sideline puts Mackensie Alexander (age 24) in the nickel cornerback spot and Mike Hughes (age 21) as the next in line. Robison’s release paved the way for Stephen Weatherly (age 24) and Tashawn Bower (age 23) to become the primary backups to Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter.“The guy had an awesome career and he played at a high level,” Griffen said. “Do I wish he was here? Of course. I miss my brother. In this league, in this business, the train’s going to keep on moving.”Even the punter, Ryan Quigley, was jettisoned on Sunday after Matt Wile was available on waivers after being let go by Pittsburgh, with the Vikings picking a 26-year-old over a 28-year-old. Wile punted for Arizona and Atlanta in 2016, but was not on a roster in 2017.“We just didn’t feel like we were punting very well in the preseason Parris Campbell Jersey ,” Zimmer said. Pittsburgh’s success running the ball against Virginia Tech was reminiscent of the days when Tony Dorsett was piling up yards for the Panthers.The Panthers amassed 492 rushing yards in their 52-22 win Saturday, the most since the Dorsett-led Panthers ran for 530 against Army in 1975. It was the No. 2 rushing total in program history and just ahead of the 484 yards they ran for against Duke on Oct. 27.Pitt set a school record with 654 total yards, its second game with more than 600 yards this season.Qadree Ollison had a career-high 235 rushing yards for the Panthers, including a school-record 97-yard touchdown that matched the longest run in the nation this year.The other 97-yard run, by Notre Dame’s Dexter Williams, also came against Virginia Tech, which has given up three of the 11 longest runs this season.THE 200 CLUBFour other players had 200-yard games. Trayveon Williams of Texas A&M had 228 against Mississippi in his second 200-yard game this season. Temple’s Ryquell Armstead picked up 210 yards against Houston , Maryland’s Anthony McFarland had 210 against Indiana and Notre Dame’s Williams had 202 against Florida State.LUCKY 6Temple’s Armstead set a national season high with six rushing touchdowns, the most since Kalen Ballage of Arizona State ran for seven against Texas Tech in 2016.IT KEPT GOING AND GOINGTyson Dyer of New Mexico had the longest punt in the nation, and program history, when he boomed one 84 yards against Air Force.NATIONAL LEADERSWisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor maintained his lead in the national rushing race. He averaged a season-best 9.25 yards per carry while running for 185 against Penn State Will Harris Jersey , increasing his season total to 1,548 yards. Memphis’ Darrell Henderson has 1,446 yards.Washington State’s Gardner Minshew is averaging 385.2 yards per game, well ahead of Mississippi’s Jordan Ta’amu (337.4).Texas Tech’s Antoine Wesley averages 134.7 yards to lead the nation in receiving. UMass’ Andy Isabella is right behind, at 134.5.STAT OF THE WEEKTwo kickers from the state of Utah have kicked six field goals in a game.Matt Gay of the Utah Utes connected on a school-record 6 of 6, including a season-long 55-yarder, and finished with 20 points against Oregon.Utah State’s Dominik Eberle had kicked six field goals against New Mexico State in September.
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