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"The Stack" 7-28-16

Pete Carroll has a new contract through 2019. GM John Schneider also has a new deal meaning the power team in Seattle will be around for at least a few more years. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Pete Carroll has a new contract through 2019. GM John Schneider also has a new deal meaning the power team in Seattle will be around for at least a few more years.
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Dustin Johnson has the game to win at Baltusol this weekend at the PGA Championship and he is at the top of the betting charts in Vegas too regarding the odds of who will win.
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The Stack is back on this Thursday with a short blog post for you today.  Highly unlikely we will have one tomorrow (we’re seeing Jim Gaffigan in Sioux Falls tonight) so this will be the last blog post of the week.  Not a whole lot to get to either, but we have a couple of things to talk about so let’s get right to it and see what’s in “the stack” for today, Thursday, July 28th:

 

NFL news

 

Teams are reporting for training camp and low and behold quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be one of the players reporting to the New York Jets.  Finally the Jets and Fitzpatrick agreed to a one-year contract worth $12 million that can escalate up to $15 million with incentives.  With Fitzpatrick the Jets may just be that second wild card team in the difficult and deep AFC.  With Geno Smith starting the Jets would be a .500 team.  They have plenty of pieces on defense in place.  On offense they gain a lot with Matt Forte joining them in the backfield plus Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.  A lot to like about this Jets team.

 

Head coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension through the 2019 season.  This is great move by the Seahawks.  Carroll, along with GM John Schneider who also received an extension earlier this week have made the Seahawks one of the most feared and best teams in the NFL.  Keep the band together and see if you can win another Super Bowl.

 

There are plenty of other little headlines as camp opens up, but one that has intrigued me (no it’s not Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and the “hiccup” in his left knee) is quarterback Nick Foles demanding to be released from the Los Angeles Rams.  The writing was on the wall when the Rams drafted Jared Goff number one overall.  And Goff sucked last year.  No what you do about that Foles?  You get better in the offseason and you welcome the competition.  Unless there are some injuries that happen in camp, it’s hard to see there being a big market for Foles if one exists at all.

 

PGA Championship preview

 

The 98th PGA Championship tees off today at Baltusrol in New Jersey.  Seems like we just had The Open Championship.  That is because we did…two weeks ago.  The PGA Championship has been moved up due to the Summer Olympics starting up in a couple of weeks and since golf is back in the Olympics it only makes sense to bump the final major of the year up a little bit.  Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy have combined to win zero majors in 2016.  That has to change doesn’t it?  Day has probably been the most consistent golfer and I’ve already made the prediction that Spieth won’t be back to his normal self until he exercises the demons back at Augusta.  All three major winners this year have been first time winners.  I like Phil Mickelson to have a strong tournament along with guys like Dustin Johnson who I will take to win it all.  Why not?  He can hit the ball further than anyone.  He doesn’t have the “never won a major” cloud hanging over his head.  I think he has what it takes to win the PGA Championship this weekend.  Should be a great championship.  Catch it all on TNT and CBS.

 

Coming up Monday: Reaction to top stories in the sports world.

 

Listen to this week’s “The Sports Block” podcast here. 


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