The Texans have signed their entire draft class, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
If he’d said nothing at all, or if he’d simply issued a written statement, maybe he could get by without answering questions. By fielding questions without really answering them, Patricia has as a practical matter waved the green flag for the effort among reporters to secure the facts that Patricia has chosen not to provide during Thursday’s effort to “defend my honor and clear my name.”
Right, wrong, or otherwise, the incident that’s now older than Patricia was when it happened (or didn’t) has officially become a story, because Patricia chose to engage it. Which means that reporters will indeed be trying to resolved the unanswered questions — and that someone will surely try to get the alleged victim to tell her story.
Where it all goes from here remains to be seen. But with numerous outlets covering the story, chances are that updates will arrive during future news cycles, with the team and, more importantly, the league office monitoring the situation in order to ensure that the P.R. fallout doesn’t force action that the Lions clearly don’t want to take.
Made plays in college by escaping pressure, but could struggle outside the pocket against NFL-caliber athletes. Lacks velocity on some throws. Doesn’t have the arm talent to fit the ball into tight windows or make throws from difficult positions. Wasn’t asked to move off his first or second read often as part of a play-action-heavy scheme. Active feet in the pocket, but can overreact to pressure at times and move out of the best position.
Ryan McMahon (L), 4 percent, Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins (RHP Jose Urena): McMahon seems to have settled in as the Rockies’ first baseman versus righties. He’s enduring a big park downgrade, but facing a pitcher struggling to take advantage of his pitcher-friendly home venue. Joining McMahon as options with the platoon edge are David Dahl and Tony Wolters.
Jason Kipnis (L), 28 percent, Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners (RHP Erasmo Ramirez): Why recommend a hitter batting an anemic .159? Streaks are not predictive; hitters can snap out at any time. Despite his struggles, Kipnis remains in the fantasy-friendly two-hole and he faces a right-hander very vulnerable to left-handed hitters.
Between the trio of top QBs, big busts and few flashes, there was this pro’s pro in the 2004 class. Fitzgerald has been a consistent, versatile fixture of the Cardinals’ passing game both through seasons of great veteran QB help (Kurt Warner, Carson Palmer) and some tough years with have-nots.