veryone remembers Remmers for his struggles when he started at right tackle for the Panthers in the Super Bowl (it didn’t help that Carolina didn’t bother to send an extra blocker to assist), but he’s a solid right tackle. The Vikings scooped up Reiff and Remmers in 24 hours, not a bad haul. This was their biggest need.
Peppers returns to Carolina where they can use some depth for their pass rushers. He had 7.5 sacks last season, so even at 37, he can be effective in a situational role.
Adams is another old-timer — he turns 36 this month — but he’s a good one. He had 12 picks over the last three seasons with the Colts. You probably didn’t notice because, lol, Colts defense. They needed veterans in the secondary.
I’m not exactly sure what the 31-year old linebacker brings to the table at this point, other than a part-timer. But at two years, $12 million, with $11 million guaranteed, the Dolphins probably don’t intend for him to be a in part-time role.
Virginia has had elite (or close enough) teams every year since 2013-14. The Hoos’ tournament losses in that span have looked like this:
This UVA team wasn’t quite as good as the last few, but the Hoos were better than their seed. They entered Saturday as the No. 10 team on Ken Pomeroy’s ratings index, and their defense has been just as elite as ever.
But it’s important to distinguish “not scoring many points” and “playing bad offense.” Because in Virginia’s case, those two are not the same thing.
Bennett has a couple of defining principles as a head coach. One is his belief in the pack-line defense, where one player pressures the ball while the others pack in tightly to prevent penetration. Another is his fear of allowing fast-break opportunities for the other team. And another is his appreciation for basketball at a snail’s pace.