“When you have two first-ballot Hall of Famers. … and they both say, ‘Post Frank,'” Clifford joked, “you have to post Frank.”
Tyler Chatwood (2-2) allowed three runs before exiting after the fourth with an elevated pitch count.
The Rapids beat Seattle (2-4-1) for the second time in a row and the fourth in 19 meetings. Colorado is one point out of first place in the MLS standings.
He didn’t mean to pile on the Panthers, he said. He was just explaining how their plan to take away the run, pressure Newton and force him to put the ball in the air quicker than he’d like had worked to perfection in their 24-10 victory in Super Bowl 50.
As more college coaches have gone with the spread, certain positions have morphed. Tight ends either are blockers or quasi-wideouts; rarely handling both duties as they may have to in the NFL. Fullbacks are almost nonexistent. Linemen just backpedal and pass block.
“He was very small,” Nuness said. “But he was quick. He could handle the ball and he could penetrate and he could dish.”
Charlotte’s Kemba Walker was second with seven first-place votes and 166 points.
In his last 16 regular season starts, he’s 15-0 with a 0.53 ERA, allowing only seven earned runs in 119 1/3 innings. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last 18 2/3 innings.
Jones made his long-awaited Rapids debut last Saturday and instantly showed that, contrary to some of his critics, he hasn’t lost a step by scoring a goal and setting up the game-winner in a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls.