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鈥?Miami Dolphins players wonder whether Kris Kocurek’s voice will give out Youth Derrius Guice Jersey , and perhaps they wish it would.Kocurek is in his first year as the defensive line coach, and he operates with high expectations at high energy and volume.“I’ve got to watch where I stand on the field with him,” defensive coordinator Matt Burke said following Thursday’s practice. “Sometimes he’s right there, and I get an earful. … People think it’s an act, and it’s not. That’s just who he is.”Not everything Kocurek shouts can be repeated, but the thrust is he’s trying to turn around a unit that underachieved last year when the Dolphins went 6-10.“I’ll just say this: I have a passion for d-line play,” said Kocurek, with a rasp.Coach Adam Gase lured Kocurek out of Detroit, where he had been the Lion’ defensive line coach. Kocurek joined the Dolphins shortly before five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh departed, but Gase still believes his front four will be better this year.“Kris has done a really good job of getting to those guys,” Gase said. “They bring it. How they pursue the ball, get back to the line of scrimmage, go to the next play 鈥?there’s a lot of energy exerted on one play Browns Antonio Callaway Jersey , and they just move on to the next one. He has developed them. That’s a tough group. They’re really trending in the right direction.”While Kocurek can be hard on his players, he also knows how hard the game can be. The 39-year-old Texas native played at Texas Tech, and after he was drafted in the seventh round, his NFL career lasted one game and four snaps 鈥?for Tennessee in 2001.“It was a goal-line situation,” he said. “They stuck me in there, and I just tried to get as low as I could. We actually held them out of there.”After a fifth shoulder operation ended his career, he turned to coaching and reached the NFL as a Lions assistant in 2009. When Detroit coach Jim Caldwell was fired in January, Kocurek came to Miami.“I had the same office for nine years, and all of a sudden you get thrown into a little bit different environment,” he said. “But it has been great. I look forward to cranking my truck in the morning and getting to work as fast as I can.”He’s working with perhaps the team’s deepest unit. While Suh is gone, Miami acquired two-time Pro Bowl end Robert Quinn. Holdovers include ends Cameron Wake, Andre Branch and Charles Harris, and tackles Jordan Phillips LeSean McCoy Jersey Youth , Vincent Taylor and Davon Godchaux.Kocurek yells at all of them.“He’s high energy,” Branch said, “so you have no choice but to be high energy.”Burke said Kocurek’s passionate approach is a good match for the area he coaches.“People might get mad at me for saying this: I think the bigger you get, the more motivated you’ve got to get from somebody externally,” Burke said. “With that group, it takes a little extra yelling and pushing.”Wake, for one, loves Kocurek’s approach.“He’s a guy that’s old school, hard-nosed,” Wake said. “He’s demanding. He doesn’t bite he tongue. He tells you how it is. … I love it. It’s a man’s game and there is no room for softness, especially the d-line. This is not quarterbacks, this is not receivers.”But will Kocurek’s voice make it through training camp?“No,” Wake said. “It has already taken a hit. He’s going to have to get some tea or some honey.”
Lance Lynn gets the start Friday night when the Minnesota Twins continue a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field.
Lynn’s 2018 season has not gone anywhere near the way he may have envisioned when he hit the free-agent market for the first time last fall http://www.coltsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-tyquan-lewis-jersey , ending a six-year run with the Cardinals.
Instead of landing a lucrative, multi-year deal he went unsigned until late in spring training, when he agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract with the Minnesota Twins — approximately $5.4 million less than he would have earned under the Cardinals’ one-year qualifying offer he turned down last November.
After an abbreviated spring camp, Lynn got off to an abysmal start. He went 0-3 in his first five outings, posting an 8.37 ERA in those contests but finally got into a groove when the calendar flipped to May. He went 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA over his next nine turns.
Lynn, who is 5-7 with a 5.49 ERA for the season, continues his hit-or-miss season Friday after losing his last two starts. He is fresh off his worst outing of the season when he allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks, failing to get out of the second inning in an 11-10 loss at Wrigley Field on Sunday.
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester homered off Lynn during a disastrous second inning that also included Lynn failing to cover first on a routine grounder, which kept the inning going long enough for the Cubs to take a big lead.
“We gave them an extra out,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said of Lynn’s gaffe. “I think that was the biggest thing that stuck out to me. An offense like that, outs when you don’t get them, that was problematic to me. The arithmetic says that was an extra five runs because of that particular play.”
Lynn is 1-1 with a 7.30 ERA in three games (two starts) versus Baltimore.
The Twins snapped a six-game losing streak in the series opener Thursday night and Jets Sam Darnold Jersey , in turn, extended the misery for the Orioles, who have lost three in a row and 10 of their last 11.
They’ll turn to Dylan Bundy (6-7, 3.75 ERA) to snap the skid. Baltimore plans to activate the right-hander from the disabled list Friday and get him back on the mound for the first time since suffering a sprained left ankle June 23.
He went 3-7 with a 4.46 ERA through his first 12 starts of the season but got hot in June, posting a 1.98 ERA while going 3-0 in four starts before suffering the injury while running the bases after collecting his first big league hit.
His return comes as the Orioles need to decide a course of action ahead of the trade deadline. At 24-62, Baltimore owns the worst record in baseball and will almost certainly be a seller as the deadline approaches.
The 25-year-old Dylan is in his third full big league season and still has three more years of team control, making him an intriguing candidate for a motivated buyer.
The Twins’ Logan Morrison has two home runs in 15 at-bats versus Bundy, who is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four career games (three starts) versus Minnesota. Bundy faced the Twins in his first start of this season, giving up five hits over seven shutout innings in Baltimore’s 3-2 victory on March 29.
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