“When the Bills brought Jones in to tell him he had been traded, the quarterback cried -- tears of joy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.”
— Cardale Jones and his emotions after learning of his trade from Buffalo to Los Angeles, according to Schefter | Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com
On Wednesday, news broke that former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was on the move via trade. Trades, which in this instance sent the national championship winning quarterback from the Buffalo Bills to the Los Angeles Chargers, can be hard on players; some establish roots in a city, only to be transplanted somewhere else on a moment’s notice.
The trade didn’t seem to be too hard for Jones. In fact, there may have not been a better city for him to go to. In a story written by CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson, Wilson pointed to a tweet from the Mike & Mike Twitter account, which had a good scoop from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
"When the Bills brought Cardale Jones in to tell him he was traded to the Chargers, he began crying. He began crying tears of joy"— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) July 27, 2017
In Buffalo, Jones was in fierce competition just to stay in the QB #2 or QB #3 spot on the depth chart. Last season, the rookie only had 11 pass attempts—but managed to crank out a 64-yard pass completion in his one game of action. Now in Los Angeles, Jones has a real shot to compete for the backup role behind starting QB Philip Rivers.
Jones won’t feel too alone in L.A., as former Buckeyes Joey Bosa and Joshua Perry are on the team. Wouldn’t it be something if the Chargers kept on stockpiling members of the 2015 national championship, and ended up winning a Super Bowl?
Guess only time will tell.
“Last year, we didn’t finish. I feel like we need to stick to finishing. Do it every game, we can accomplish all our goals.”
— Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes on his motto for the season: finish | Jeremy Birmingham (Landof10)
When Cardale led the Buckeyes to the title, the motto that season was “The Chase.” While the Buckeyes don’t have an official motto this season, or at least one that’s been announced to the masses, the mindset is about the “finish.”
Landof10’s Jeremy Birmingham caught up with defensive end Jalyn Holmes, and he reported that Holmes’ mantra going into the season was about finishing, and reaching goals.
The personal goal of Holmes might very well end up being something that pushes the team, as the “finish” mindset reflects what the Buckeyes’ struggled with at the end of last season: finishing games. The final three games of last season featured either nail-biting wins or a blowout.
Earlier in the week at Big Ten media days, head coach Urban Meyer said that the team has moved on from the loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal. While that may be true, the shortcoming of not winning a national championship can definitely be used for motivation.
If “Finish” is the mantra this season for the Scarlet and Gray, it makes complete sense.
Ryan Shazier, a Spurs fan?
“But on the first day of the NFL season, Shazier chose to make a fairly loud statement about his favorite NBA team.”
As training camp is starting back up, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier made his way in style. First, Shazier came to practice in a blue Porsche; after he got out of the car, he unveiled the fact that he was wearing a David Robinson jersey. Jacob Klinger of Penn Live got the arrival of Shazier on video, and posted a link to Twitter.
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier says the San Antonio Spurs need to sign Kyrie Irving https://t.co/eohIQ7bpJy— Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) July 27, 2017
But, Shazier wasn’t done just yet with the topic of the Spurs. 247sports’ Sam Quinn wrote a piece about the Shazier-Spurs arrival and noted that another reporter, Chris Adamski, a writer for the Tribune-Review, asked Shazier about his feelings of getting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving on the squad.
Here was Shazier’s response:
Ryan Shazier shows up in a sweet David Robinson throwback— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) July 27, 2017
Says he's a "big" Spurs fan. Asked about Kyrie Irving, Shazier said,"We need him!"
We’ll see if Irving actually make the move from the Cavs to the Spurs.