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Sunday, July 05, 2020
Bermuda Flag Football Season Continues

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The Bermuda Flag Football Winter League season continued with one match completed at the TN Tatem Middle School Field, which produced 50 points.

In the lone match, the Killa Squad defeated the X-Patriots 44 – 6.

The Player of the Game for X-Patriots was Shane Granville with a receiving Touchdown, while the Player of the Game for Killa Squad was Jamai Harvey with a receiving Touchdown and 6 Sacks.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Bermuda Flag Football Season Resumes

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The Bermuda Flag Football Winter League season resumed with yet another double-header at the TN Tatem Middle School Field, which produced 79 points.

Click here to view Bermuda Flag Football June 28th 2020 Pictures


X-Patriots 0 Black Shark$ 26

In the opener, the Black Shark$ shut out the Patriots 26 – 0, the Player of the game for X-Patriots was AJ Durham with an Interception, while the Player of the game for Black Shark$ was Antione Jackson with 3 receiving Touchdowns.

Punisher 13 Killa Squad 40

Game two saw the Killa Squad score early and often in their 40 – 13 win over the Punishers. The Player of the game for Punishers was Te'Jour Riley with a receiving Touchdown, while the Player of the game for Killa Squad was Seward Smith with 4 passing Touchdowns.

 
 
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Dallas Cowboys Legend Talks to Islandstats.com

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Former Dallas Cowboys legend Billy Joe Dupree featured last night on the Islandstats.com Sports Show, today we bring you the full interview.

Islandstats.com has joined with Sports Inside and Out – Legends of Sports Radio Show, to bring awareness of professional sports such as NFL, NBA, and much more to Bermuda.

DuPree is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Michigan State University.

DuPree was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round (20th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he became an immediate starter, taking over for the retired Mike Ditka. He led the team in receiving yards (392) and was second in receiving touchdowns (5).

Known as a superb blocker and pass receiver, DuPree was one of the top tight ends of his era. He caught 267 passes for 3,565 yards and 42 touchdowns. He also rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.

 
 
Monday, June 01, 2020
Whaley Handed Bengals Number 35

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Now that free agency, the NFL Draft, and the biggest wave of undrafted free agency has passed, the Cincinnati Bengals are starting to issue out jersey numbers.

Devwah Whaley, has been handed the jersey number 35, with Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins going for the Carson Palmer-Chad Johnson connection of 9 to 85 with their numbers.

Here is a look at the jersey numbers for the Bengals draft picks and several undrafted free agents:

QB Joe Burrow — 9
WR Tee Higgins — 85
LB Logan Wilson — 55
LB Akeem Davis-Gaither — 59
DL Khalid Kareem — 90
OL Hakeem Adeniji — 77
LB Markus Bailey — 51
LB Marcel Spears Jr. — 52
DT Tyler Clark — 69 (nice)
WR Scotty Washington — 8
RB Devwah Whaley — 35
TE Mitchell Wilcox — 84

And here are the numbers for several players signed in traditional free agency:

CB LeShaun Sims — 38
RB Jacques Patrick — 31
CB Mackensie Alexander — 21
LB Austin Calitro — 47
LB Josh Bynes — 56
CB Trae Waynes — 26
Friday, May 22, 2020
Whaley’s Cincinnati Bengals are ranked 12th by Barnwell

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With the NFL universe on pause, now seems like a good time to continue our big-picture look into how each organization did during the player-acquisition period of the offseason. Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer ran through all 32 teams and rank the work they did.

To measure how each team performed, Barnwell compared their roster, cap situation and future draft capital at the beginning of the offseason to what they have in mid-May. The most important thing a team can do is add talent, so those that made significant inroads in improving their roster will rank highly, while those that saw key people leave without replacements won't. I also considered how each attacked their specific needs, how well they read the market and handled the financial side of their deals, and what they did to create future draft picks.

Devwah Whaley’s Cincinnati Bengals are ranked 12th by Barnwell.

What went right: The Bengals added a guy coming off arguably the best season in college football history at the most important position in sports. Quarterback Joe Burrow is a great start for Cincinnati, which followed in the draft by adding Tee Higgins at the top of Round 2. With the organization retaining star wideout A.J. Green via the franchise tag, Burrow should quietly have one of the league's most exciting wideout corps to target in 2020.

Everyone knew the Bengals were taking Burrow. What was really surprising about the offseason, though, was their foray into unrestricted free agency. In an attempt to fix a defense that ranked 30th in DVOA a season ago, they signed defensive tackle D.J. Reader from the Texans, cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander and Trae Waynes from the Vikings and safety Vonn Bell from the Saints. I'm pretty sure they spent more on defensive free agents this offseason than they did during Marvin Lewis' entire tenure running the team.

What went wrong: Well, some of those deals weren't very good. The three-year, $42 million deal for Waynes stood out as a dramatic contract for a player who was often frustrating in Minnesota. Reader's market grew after an impressive 2019 season, but the Texans were actually slightly better rushing the passer over the past three years with him on the sideline. On a four-year, $53 million deal, Cincinnati is paying Reader to be both a run-plugger and someone who can disrupt the pocket. Last season was the only time Reader knocked down opposing quarterbacks more than six times.

And while Burrow has plenty of wide receivers, the Bengals didn't really add much to help along the offensive line. Jonah Williams, a first-round pick last year, will return after missing all of his rookie season, but the only other lineman the organization added was Xavier Su'a-Filo, who was a mess in Houston before spending the past two years as an injury replacement for the Cowboys. Burrow is a promising prospect, but if he doesn't get protection, it won't be any use.

What they could have done differently: The Waynes deal looked aggressive at the time and arguably looks worse now, given that the cornerback market was relatively mild. I'm not sure there were a lot of teams rushing to give Waynes $14 million per season, and if they were, I would have preferred to let them take that risk.

Given the slim likelihood of any team trading anything meaningful for Andy Dalton when they knew Burrow was on the way, the Bengals probably would have been better off just cutting Dalton back in March. I'm guessing they knew Dalton was going on the chopping block and didn't figure the Red Rifle's salary into their offseason budgeting, but they could have been a landing point for one of the other backups on the market. Now, they only have Ryan Finley and Jacob Dolegala behind Burrow.
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