“The injuries kind of hit us and we couldn’t get out of a rut. Just when we thought we did, something else would happen. It was one of those years with a lot of things out of your control. You try to make the right decisions as you go and you hope they’re the right ones at that time.”
McAdoo made a wrong one when he decided to bench Eli Manning amid the team’s struggles, which ended the NFL’s longest active starting streak among quarterbacks at 210 regular-season games. The blowback was such after the ham-handed handling of a sensitive situation that McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired shortly thereafter.
The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saving about 1 million gallons of water per year compared with a typical venue of its size. It was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles.
I think when we built the arena, we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built, Ranadive said. It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.
Thanks to the magic of Google Maps, we know that U.S. Bank Stadium sits at latitude 44.91, longitude 93.56. The only other NFL stadium farther north is in Seattle, and CenturyLink Field has never hosted the Super Bowl. So Minneapolis stands alone in the North when it comes to Super Bowl hosts.
“I’m kind of still getting used to (the NHL), everything is faster compared to the IHL, but I play with two really good guys and they make a lot of things there for me and I’m just really happy I can play with them,” said the 24-year-old Hyka, about his linemates Cody Eakin and Ryan Carpenter.
Los Angeles kicked off its roster rebuild by signing star left tackle Andrew Whitworth, center John Sullivan, and receiver Robert Woods in free agency.
But the Rams didn’t stop there. They selected tight end Gerald Everett and receivers Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds in last year’s draft. Once again, though, the Rams wanted to add more talent. So, they traded for Buffalo Bills’ star receiver Sammy Watkins, capping off a busy offseason for McVay.
The Rams’ defense, on the other hand, was always pretty stout in the past. But McVay brought in Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to give this unit a shot of ferociousness.