Raiders lineman calls Kevin Kolb 'Scared,' Proceeds to Explain in Detail

Raiders lineman calls Kevin Kolb 'Scared,' Proceeds to Explain in Detail

We told you Kevin Kolb's first preseason game of 2012 -- when he threw for a pick on his first play and spent the
rest of his time running for dear life before getting his ribs bruised
-- didn't go so well.

Now Raiders defensive tackle
Tommy Kelly is telling you Kolb's third game didn't go much better.
Kolb was 3 of 3 for 22 yards on the Cardinals' opening drive, but was
sacked in the end zone by Kelly on the next possession for a safety,
prompting Kelly to declare to his teammates as he returned to the
sideline, "That boy's scared."

PFT writes
that the
audio was picked up by a sideline reporter during a "Raiders TV
broadcast being streamed through NFL.com’s Preseason Live
package."

Kelly went into greater detail about Kolb's
confidence in the pocket after the game, telling the
AP
:

"He
is skittish. He is scared back there," Kelly said. "Anytime anybody
gets close to him he starts looking at the refs. As a defensive lineman
you love a quarterback like that. He ain't even trying to look at the
routes no more. He is paying attention to us and you ain't going to get
nothing done like that."

Kolb finished 3 of 6
through the air and was sacked three times, while once again scrambling
for his well-being.

That said, Kolb's competition
for the starting job didn't get much of a chance, as Cardinals head
coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't want John Skelton playing behind the
second-string O-line -- just imagine how bad they
have to be -- and didn't want the starting line to play into the
second half.

Skelton was disappointed he didn't see
more time -- taking just five snaps but throwing for a touchdown -- as
was Whisenhunt. Asked whether he was about to make judgments about his
quarterback battle after the game, the coach told
reporters:

"Not with only five plays for
John," Whisenhunt said. "I think I'll have to get John some extended
time this next week."

Yeah, that sounds like
it bodes well for Kevin.

Update: Kevin Kolb calls Tommy Kelly "clueless," says Kevin Kolb isn't scared of anything. End update.

St. Joe's to meet St. John's in 2017 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

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St. Joe's to meet St. John's in 2017 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

With the matchups for Saint Joseph's men's basketball's conference slate already set, the Hawks have now added an old northeast corridor rival to the nonconference portion of their schedule.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday afternoon that St. Joe's and St. John's will meet on Dec. 20 during of the seventh annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Providence and Houston will play in the other contest of the two-game event.

“We are honored to be associated with the Basketball Hall of Fame, an organization that promotes all levels of the game," Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said in a statement released Monday. "We're delighted for our players to have the opportunity to compete against the legendary St. John's program and are looking forward to an old-fashioned Philly vs. New York matchup.” 

The two schools have played just once in the past 37 years—when the sides met at Hagan Arena in 2013, the Red Storm pulled out a narrow victory to advance to the second round of the NIT. But December's matchup will be the 58th all-time meeting between the programs.

Saint Joseph's last played at the Mohegan Sun Arena back in the 2015 Hall of Fame Showcase, losing to Florida before knocking off Old Dominion in the consolation game. The Hawks return nearly their entire roster for the 2017-18 season, including all five starters, led by the backcourt duo of Shavar Newkirk and Lamarr Kimble.

Utley made a sick diving play during a very Chase weekend

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Utley made a sick diving play during a very Chase weekend

While things in the world of the Phillies are going about as poorly as anyone could have expected, Chase Utley reminded us over the weekend that he is still a bad man at the ripe old age of 38.

Check out this sick diving stop he made over the weekend during the Dodgers game against the Florida Marlins.

Just Chase being Chase.

Oh, and earlier in the weekend Utley is sprinting out of the dugout to get up in people's grills when Giancarlo Stanton even looks in his teammates' direction. Miss that guy. Always.

(Let's just ignore his numbers on the season (.205/.302/.289))