first_imgPRESS RELEASE FROM GAIL RIECKEN FOR MAYORSEPTEMBER 17, 2015GAIL RIECKEN PROMISE TO CUT WASTEFUL SPENDING IF ELECTED MAYORDuring Monday night’s City Council meeting, Republican City Councilman Dan McGinn, a close advisor to Mayor Winnecke, discussed increasing the local income tax as a way of a fixing the city’s financial problem. This increase would bring the local income tax from 1% to 1.25% or a 25% increase.  This would raise an extra $4 million per year into the city’s coffers.“City Councilman McGinn’s comment that we could raise the local income tax 25% to solve the city’s financial problem’s proves to me that the administration’s post-election surprise will be to raise income taxes 25% instead of making the cuts that are needed.” said Riecken.  “This tax increase would only add a pittance to the deficit in the General Fund.  We need real changes in how Mayor Winnecke and his administration spends money.  Over the last 4 years, the current administration has continued to increase spending, without regard for the city’s cash flow.This over-spending has caused the current cash flow crisis that has placed at risk the city’s ability to make its payroll.  Rather than increasing taxes, the city needs to cut wasteful spending and improve efficiency.  Many city residents feel overburdened with the cost of living in Evansville now, this increase would only add to that burden.”Gail Riecken is running for Mayor of Evansville and is a former Evansville City Council-woman, Evansville Parks Director, and a current member of the Indiana State House of Representatives.  She is a lifelong Evansville resident, has been married for 47 years, and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ian Wright ‘uncomfortable’ with the way Unai Emery has managed Mesut Ozil

first_imgAdvertisement Ian Wright criticises Unai Emery’s treatment of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil Comment Advertisementcenter_img Mesut Ozil finally appears to have won the confidence of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright admits he has been left feeling ‘uncomfortable’ by Unai Emery’s management of Mesut Ozil this season.The former Real Madrid playmaker is likely to start his first Premier League match since Boxing Day as Arsenal look to reclaim third place by avoiding defeat at Everton on Sunday.Ozil has been left out of high-profile matches this season for tactical reasons, while Emery has also been frustrated by a perceived lack of application in training and regular bouts of illness.The 30-year-old appears finally to have won the full confidence of Arsene Wenger’s successor, although club legend Wright feels the whole situation should have been handled better.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The way he was being treated by Unai Emery – there was too much negativity around him,’ said Wright.‘He was trying, he does what he does and that’s how he plays. To leave him out completely and say the things he’s saying about tactically and his physicality I found that very uncomfortable‘I don’t think Mesut’s learned any lessons he will continue to play how he plays.Sorry, this video isn’t available any more.‘If you look at his stats he runs back as much as anyone else he does his fair share of that kind of stuff‘The way he plays he’s too good to not be involved at all. Whatever people are saying about that he doesn’t do it against the top six‘I’m not interested because against teams like Newcastle and the rest he will do it and that’s where you’re going to pick points up.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 6 Apr 2019 4:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

QPR to complete midfielder deal

first_imgQPR are expected to formally complete the signing of Nancy midfielder Samba Diakite later today.The 23-year-old Mali international, currently representing his country at the Africa Cup of Nations, has chosen a move to Loftus Road despite interest from Lyon.Rangers have agreed the signing of Diakite on an initial loan deal with a view to completing his permanent transfer in the summer if they stay in the Premier League.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

A breakdown of what’s wrong with Syracuse’s offensive line

first_img Published on October 16, 2019 at 11:08 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ As Clemson did to Syracuse a few weeks prior, NC State confused Syracuse with its pressure combinations, often starting with three-down linemen and then a combination of stand-up blitzers. Though Syracuse had the proper number of blockers to match defenders, the scheme didn’t always align. Blitzes are meant to exploit holes in protections, so if the defensive coordinator predicts the offensive scheme correctly, SU’s line is at a disadvantage.On consecutive plays in the second quarter, NC State players ran free at DeVito. On the first play, the original pressure resulted from a defender beating tight end Aaron Hackett to the inside which prohibited DeVito from stepping up to avoid the pressure mounting on his right side.The second came on a schematic mismatch. The Orange offensive line all stepped left off the line and Neal also plunged that way on a fake run. The NC State defense had designed a slant opposite of Syracuse’s movement and two unimpeded defenders nearly sacked DeVito. Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said after last Thursday’s loss that noise from the crowd played a factor in communicating play calls and adjustments throughout the line. Syracuse has started three new offensive linemen this season and Babers noted for guys new to playing on the road it can be harder to hear.Servais, who played at LSU in his fourth start, agrees with Babers. He remembered the speed of the game in general — the pace and the players on the other side of the ball — combined with crowd noise and jitters forced him into several penalties early in his career. He remembers false starting, or sometimes not even snapping the ball at center.“A lot of that is just getting used to the environment and growing up,” Servais said. “I think our guys are getting a lot better with that and that’s one of those things (that) just takes time getting used to.”The problems up front are fixable but require more reps for an inexperienced group. That takes time, perhaps too much time for a team fighting to stay in bowl contention.“They’ll get better,” Babers said. “They’ll all get better and when they do we’ll be really good.”center_img The scene happened over-and-over again this season, 26 times to be exact. Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito drops back and searches for receivers, but he’s rushed. He often side steps one defender before they bring him down. Opposing defenders dance while a Syracuse offensive lineman reaches his hand out to help DeVito up.In SU’s most recent game against North Carolina State, that scenario played out eight times. Only three teams in the country have allowed more sacks than Syracuse. It won’t get easier for Syracuse (3-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) this Friday when Pittsburgh (4-2, 1-1) enters the Carrier Dome with the second most sacks in the country.“Obviously we aren’t playing at the level that we feel we need to be. That’s why we go out and practice every day,” redshirt junior lineman Airon Servais said.Part of Syracuse’s offensive line struggles are simple. Three of the five linemen hadn’t started at game with Syracuse before the season. Right tackle Ryan Alexander is a graduate transfer from Southern Alabama while guard Dakota Davis, a redshirt sophomore, and tackle Carlos Vettorello, a redshirt freshman, are in their first season with increased roles.Servais came into the year weighing 273 pounds and was slotted as a left tackle, but an injury to redshirt junior center Sam Heckel moved Servais back to the position he’s started at for the previous two years. After Friday’s game against Pitt, Syracuse’s patched-up offensive line will have played three of the top 10 defensive lines in the country. As Servais pointed out, the linemen on the other side of the ball are “on scholarship too.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEva Suppa | Digital Design EditorBut not all of Syracuse’s offensive-line issues are as simple as inexperience and playing against strong defensive fronts. The problems come down to a combination of noise, scheme and execution that reaches beyond just the offensive line. It’s unfair to just see the quarterback on the ground and only blame the big guys in front of him.On one third down in the third quarter against North Carolina State, the Wolfpack blitzes targeted SU running back Moe Neal. NC State’s outside rusher pushed off Neal’s attempt at cutting his legs and ran loose for a sack.“I took the right guy,” Neal said. “I just got to fit him better. I kind of hit him, then I missed and was lunging and stuff. So off-balance.”Later in the fourth quarter, the Wolfpack ran a blitzing scheme which rushes two linebackers in the same gap. In many traditional blocking schemes, only one person would be responsible for a gap. So even as Neal partially inhibited pass rushers on both third and fourth down during a fourth quarter drive, an NC State defender still exploded into the backfield. The plays didn’t end in sacks, but the drive ended in a turnover on downs after pressure forced DeVito to throw the ball away. Commentslast_img read more