John Boes The Cardinals inability to convert on

first_imgJohn BoesThe Cardinals’ inability to convert on third downs and the lack of a running game combined with continued struggles on defense lead to another road loss for Arizona. Final Score: Seahawks 20, Cardinals 17 Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Cardinals head to Seattle for their first NFC West game, taking on the Seahawks. Pete Carroll’s team is 0-2 and, quite frankly, has looked bad to begin the season, and most think the Cardinals should come away with a win. Will it be easy? Hard to say, it is the Cardinals. Tell us what you think happens in the comments below. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Tyler BassettThe Cardinals will return home 2-1 because their offense is better – much better – than the Seahawks offense. The suspect Cardinals defense is going to be able to slow down and stop the Seahawks. Final Score: Cardinals 23, Seahawks 10 Final Score: Cardinals 24, Seahawks 10 Kyndra de St. AubinFor the Cardinals to win the game they need a healthy Beanie Wells. After last week’s rushing performance of just 15 attempts for the entire team…it was obvious to me that they need to run the ball more to be successful and to run the ball more…they need to have a healthy Wells on the field. It came out in the injury report Thursday that he was limited with a hamstring injury. Hopefully it’s not something that lingers. The Cardinals will be more of a threat offensively overall if they can accomplish more on 1st and 2nd downs and I think they do that with an effective running game. If they run the ball well….it will open up Larry Fitzgerald and the passing game. It will keep the defense on their toes and the Cardinals will avoid being predictable on offense. Carter NackeSeeing as how the Seahawks have only scored 17 points this season, the Cardinals should win this duel of the birds. New starting QB Tavaris Jackson is not overly talented and should not be able to exploit the Cards’ faltering CBs. Seattle’s O-line is struggling as well, so the Cards should be able to stop Marshawn Lynch. With bad specials teams and a bad overall defense, the Seahawks are once again looking at damage control rather than a win. Final Score: Cardinals 27, Seahawks 7 Joe HuizengaUsually knocking a team’s starting quarterback out of the game leads to an increased chance of winning. This Sunday though the Cardinals need to keep Tarvaris Jackson IN the game. He’s been awful this year and has yet to put up 200yds in either of his two performances. Load up the box, make Jackson pass and the Cardinals should get to 2-1 without too many problems. Final Score: Cardinals 27, Seahawks 20center_img 0 Comments   Share   Paul CalvisiPaulie Pigskin: The Seahawks are struggggling on offense. In two losses, Seattle has rushed for a total of 95 yards, allowed 10 sacks, and registered exactly one play that has gained more than 25 yards. Seahawks will unveil their NFC West banner, but then it’ll become a banner afternoon for the Big Red. Big, Big Win! Final Score: Cardinals 34, Seahawks 10 Adam GreenThe Seahawks are bad — really bad. The Cardinals basically need to stay out of their own way, ie: don’t turn the ball over, don’t make mistakes, and they’ll win this game comfortably. Expect to see the Cardinals play a complete game, looking good on both sides of the ball.Final Score: Cardinals 27, Seahawks 10 Top Stories Chris Hamblin D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Jon BloomThe bad news for the Cardinals is that they are going to “False Start Field” having mastered that along with other infractions elsewhere in the first two weeks. The good news is they get to battle an offense that would have trouble competing in the Pac-12. I know, it’s shocking that I’d actually diss a unit that includes not one but two Cal running backs, but Pete Carroll may have just received the first of many bagels this season with Sunday’s 24-zip blanking courtesy of Pittsburgh. After a mind-boggling amount of thought, I think the good outweighs the bad this week. Final Score: Cardinals 24, Seagulls 20 The Cardinals are lucky. Nothing is better for a team that has struggled to stop the pass than an offense led by Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst. This is the perfect “get right” game for Arizona. I expect the defense to be aggressive and create a few turnovers and look much better than they have so far this season. For the offense ball security and establishing a running game are two things I need to see. Kevin Kolb has been up to the challenge so far this season but on the road in his first division test I expect him to shine for the first time.Final Score: Cardinals 41, Seahawks 14last_img read more

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Viewpoints Dropping Retirees From Health Plans Is All About Accounting Pa Gov

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Bloomberg: Big Blue Punts Its Retirees To MedicareIBM has announced that it’s dumping its retiree health benefits onto the exchanges. Not the Obamacare exchanges, but a Medicare exchange. Medicare-eligible retirees will no longer be eligible for IBM’s company health plan; instead they’ll get a subsidy to buy supplementary Medicare coverage. Presumably, IBM being IBM, this will allow them to buy some pretty generous coverage that leaves them with relatively small out-of-pocket costs. … This is the continuation of a trend (Time Warner Inc. announced a similar move yesterday, as did General Electric Co. last year), and though my first instinct when I saw the headline was to assume that this had something to do with Obamacare, in fact, it’s a story about accounting (Megan McArdle, 9/9).MinnPost: Obamacare Is The Worst New-Product Rollout In MemoryObamacare is giving marketing a bad name. Regardless of what you think about the merits of the health care reform, there’s no doubt that it’s been the worst new-product rollout in memory (John Reinan, 9/9).The Annals Of Family Medicine: The Affordable Care Act: Unprecedented Opportunities For Family Physicians And Public Health Lost in the cacophony of ACA partisan rhetoric is that the costs of caring for the uninsured already accrue to our health system. That’s why we pay more than twice what any other country pays per capita for health care, yet many of our population outcomes are worse. Covering the uninsured improves health outcomes and eliminates the regressive taxes of uninsured cost shifting. Family physicians, whatever their party affiliation, can help policy makers understand how ACA implementation will play out in communities. The ACA covers one-half of the nation’s uninsured. I’m for that! I’ll lean whichever way gets us through the door. We could try what my dad did in our house with 7 children and only 5 rooms. He removed all of the doors (Dr. Daniel J. Derksen, 9/9). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Corbett-Care: The Governor Appears To Be Rethinking Medicaid A signal that the Corbett administration may be softening its position on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act is a step in the right direction of helping low-income working Pennsylvanians. Administration officials plan to spend this week talking with state legislators about options for expansion in the context of broader changes for the existing Medicaid program, which provides health care coverage for poor families (9/10). Fox News: America, We Must Stop Obamacare Before It Becomes Hazardous To Our Health New York’s famous 42nd Street will offer natives and visitors a new sight later this week: a mammoth, six-story billboard with a striking message: “Warning—Obamacare may be hazardous to your health.” It’s part of The Heritage Foundation’s continuing public education campaign to inform the American people about the dangerous side-effects of this unfair, unaffordable and unworkable law, and how it can be stopped (Jim DeMint, 9/10). Dallas News: New Taxes Coming In Health Insurance Premiums Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, millions of uninsured Americans will be able to get health insurance regardless of their medical history. To make it affordable, the federal government will supply tax credits. To pay for it, however, a variety of taxes and fees were included in the law. Three are fees on health insurance companies (Jim Landers, 9/9). Bloomberg: The Cost Of Training Doctors Offshore U.S. tax dollars are financing for-profit medical schools in the Caribbean that are not accredited in the U.S., Janet Lorin reports in the October issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, putting taxpayers, students and patients at risk. The U.S. may face a doctor shortage, but this isn’t the way to fix it. Thanks to a legal loophole, three schools — American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten and Ross University in Dominica, both owned by DeVry Inc. (DV), and privately owned St. George’s University in Grenada — received about $450 million last year in federal student loans, despite lacking the same certification as U.S. medical schools (9/10).Los Angeles Times: Jenny McCarthy On ‘The View’: Trust doctors, Not Stars, On Vaccines Those watching Jenny McCarthy’s debut on ABC’s “The View” this morning should keep in mind one thing: She’s not qualified in the least to give you advice on vaccinating your children. McCarthy, the model and TV personality who moonlights as the anti-vaccine movement’s most influential (read: dangerous) voice, sells plenty of books, speaks passionately about parenting and cracks off-color jokes. She also peddles the discredited, poisonous claims that the way we vaccinate our children against the diseases that were once regular killers of children places our young ones at greater risk of developing autism — the kind of conspiracy theorizing that will draw only more eyeballs (Paul Thornton, 9/9). Viewpoints: Dropping Retirees From Health Plans Is All About Accounting; Pa. Gov. Seems To Be ‘Softening’ Position On Medicaid Expansionlast_img read more

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