Playing in his 15th season, from miao1234's blog

TAMPA, Fla. -- For nearly 57 minutes, the Arizona Cardinals played poorly. The offence sputtered and the injury-weakened defence committed costly penalties and failed to rattle Mike Glennon until persistence paid off against Tampa Bays rookie quarterback. Patrick Peterson had two interceptions in the closing minutes for the Cardinals (2-2), one setting up Carson Palmers 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald and the other sealing a 13-10 victory over the winless Buccaneers (0-4) on Sunday. "It was a great exhibition of 60-minute football," first-year coach Bruce Arians said after the comeback from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit ended what would have been a tough extended road trip on a positive note. "The game is played for 60 minutes, and it doesnt matter really what goes on as long as you can maintain the chase that something good is going to happen," Arians added. "That fourth quarter was some of the best football weve played all year. It was just a matter of doing it. It was there to be done." The Cardinals pressured Glennon all game until the third-round draft pick out of North Carolina State made a costly mistake. Petersons first interception set up Arizonas first TD in six quarters. The other ended any chance of Glennon bringing the Bucs back after Jay Feelys 27-yard field goal snapped a 10-10 tie with 1:29 remaining. Starting in place of the benched Josh Freeman, Glennon was steady -- if not spectacular -- for most of the day to give Tampa Bay the type of performance it had been wanting from a quarterback. Freeman was declared inactive for the game and was not in uniform, instead watching the game from a suite at Raymond James Stadium. Coach Greg Schiano said it was a "mutual" decision. Freeman declined to comment as he left Raymond James Stadium. "With all the happenings of the week, it was the best thing for our team," Schiano said. "Theres stuff that Im not going to get into, but that was the best thing for our football team." Glennons day shifted suddenly when Peterson stepped in front of a pass intended for Vincent Jackson and returned the pick 11 yards to the Bucs 13. Fitzgerald beat cornerback Darrelle Revis on the next play for his 80th career TD reception with 3:06 left. Arians couldnt say enough about Peterson, a third-year cornerback with a knack for game-changing plays. "Im really surprised they threw toward him. And with a rookie quarterback, hes going to make you pay," the coach said. "I think hes the best in the league. Some will argue that Darrelle is, but its not even close in my opinion." The Cardinals moved 29 yards after forcing a punt to win it. Palmer threw 19 yards to Jaron Brown on the first play of the drive, and an unnecessary roughness penalty on Bucs safety Dashon Goldson moved the ball to the Tampa Bay 9. Palmer overcame a slow start to complete 21 of 38 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Fitzgerald had six catches for 68 yards, all in the second half. Revis and Johnthan Banks had Tampa Bays interceptions, and Leonard Johnson set up Glennons first career TD pass by forcing a fumble that Gerald McCoy recovered at the Cardinals 41. "Its just an unfortunate way to end the game. The defence played great the whole game," Glennon said. "The offence looked good in the first half. At the end, I just cant make that throw. Definitely a learning experience, but also a tough one to swallow." Arizona had trouble moving the ball until Palmer got Fitzgerald involved in the third quarter. The seven-time Pro Bowler was matched up most of the day against Revis, and Palmer didnt even attempt to throw the ball his way in the first half. "That was bad ball in the first half all around, and our defence just kept fighting and fighting for us, kept the game manageable for us, and were so thankful those guys played their tail off," Fitzgerald said. "We lost a lot of bodies last week, and guys continued to step up in new roles, and thats what being a team is about." The Cardinals lost linebackers Sam Acho, Lorenzo Alexander and Alex Okafor to season-ending injuries during the previous weeks lopsided loss at New Orleans, then flew straight to Florida to practice in nearby Bradenton instead of returning home to prepare for the Bucs. Glennon was 24 of 43 for 193 yards, including an 8-yard TD pass to Mike Williams in the first quarter. He threw two interceptions and was sacked twice. Notes: Cardinals S Rashad Johnson was inactive after losing the tip of a finger making a tackle last week. NT Dan Williams also missed his second straight game due to the death of his father. ... Tampa Bays Doug Martin began the day second in the NFL in rushing. He was limited to 45 yards on 27 carries. ... Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps made his NFL debut for the Bucs. He had a 14-yard run on his only carry, caught one pass for 8 yards and returned three kickoffs for 69 yards. Steven Hauschka Youth Jersey. The long-rumoured matchup between the biggest stars in womens MMA history appears increasingly possible after White confirmed Caranos interest in fighting Rousey, arguably the UFCs biggest current star. Luke Willson Youth Jersey. Rubio failed to make weight Friday, which ultimately cost him his interim WBC belt and a shot at Golovkins WBA middleweight belt, but the 34-year-old was no match for his opponent from Kazakhstan. The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even after another leadoff homer by Brett Gardner. The Rangers clinched their first series in a month with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Frank Clark Jersey. The Bombers gauged trade interest in the 34-year-old prior to Thursdays season opener but have not found a deal. Banks was acquired from the British Columbia Lions for Canadian receiver Kito Poblah during the off-season. Luke Willson Seahawks Jersey. -- After having his worst game in a Detroit Pistons uniform earlier in the week, free agent Josh Smith erased that memory with his best game Friday night. EDMONTON -- Curtis Dickson can usually be counted on to help Calgary maintain its dominance over the Edmonton Rush. Dickson scored four goals and added three assists Friday as the Roughnecks defeated their provincials 13-10 in National Lacrosse League play for the eighth straight time. Dickson has recorded at least a hat trick in six consecutive games against the Rush. "They are really easy games to get up for," he said. "Its the Battle of Alberta. Its a pretty big rivalry and there is a lot of hatred between these two teams. Its a Western Conference game and we need these points." Jeff Shattler had a three-goal night for the Roughnecks (6-3) who have won four of their last five. Dane Dobbie and Scott Ranger had two-goal games and Daryl Veltman and Shawn Evans scored once apiece. The Roughnecks twice let the Rush battle back to tie the game and Dickson said his team might have been a bit guilty of letting its collective foot off the gas. "Weve been bad with that this year," he said. "Weve let a couple of games get away from us this season, especially a pair of overtime losses at the start of the year. It was a little scary and Evans is capable of bringing teams back to life. We let a couple cheap ones get past us but we bore down at the end and showed some perseverance and character at the end." Calgary head coach Dave Pym was happy with the win -- most of it anyway. "There are a lot of things we can still clean up and I wasnt happy with a lot of the retaliatory penalties," he said. "But, all in all, I thought our special teams did a very good job tonight and our goalie was big early. Some of our big players really stepped up. I thought Shattler had his best game all season Scott Evans had a six-goal game to lead the Rush (2-5), who have lost four of their last five. "Weve just got to put two halves together, we definitely have a strong team here," Evans said. "Well look great at times and well look terrible at times. Were going through growing pains. Right now were 2-5 and weve got to get back in this playoff race. "Its terrible, its a bad feeling, and hopefully we can correct it tomorrow night." Tom Johnson, Zack Greer, Kyle Rubisch and Aaron Wilson also scored for Edmonton. "Weve got to play with a killer instinct to win a game," said Rush head coach Derek Keenan. "Not to go out and play not to lose, theres no excuse for that." The Roughnecks got a late insurance goal in the final quarter from Shattler. It proved to be a big goal as Evans scored two more late goals for Edmonton to make for a tense final minute. Calgary put the game away for good as Dickson scored a pair of goals in the final 24 seconds. The teams traded goals on long shots early in the first as Veltman put a power-play point shot past Edmonton goalie Aaron Bold and Evans struck from a distance on Calgary starter Mike Poulin.dddddddddddd The Roughnecks got another power-play goal before Edmonton came storming back to take a 3-2 lead on goals by Johnson and Greer. Calgary bounced back with a pair of pretty goals to surge back ahead 4-3 at the close of the first quarter as Shattler scored on an underhand shovel shot and Dickson had a goal on an athletic diving shot over Bolds shoulder. It took close to 11 minutes into the second quarter for another goal as Shattler scored on a 2-on-1 opportunity for Calgarys third power play marker of the match. Not even a late second quarter two-man advantage could help the Rush as Dixon scored his second of the game while Calgary was down two men to make it 6-3 at the half. Edmonton came out a bit better to start the third as Evans scored his second of the game 38 seconds in. Calgary got the goal back midway through the third to lead 7-4. Calgary made it 8-4 heading into the fourth as Shawn Evans scored with 15 seconds left while being cross-checked from behind. Edmonton got a Rubisch goal 20 seconds into the fourth and then closed to within two goals a couple of minutes later on Evans third of the game. The Rush kept coming and tied the game with a pair of goals less than 30 seconds apart before the midway mark of the final frame as Evans struck again, followed quickly by a goal from Wilson. However, Calgary woke back up and got a pair of quick goals itself from Dobbie and Ranger to lead 10-8 with four minutes to play. The two Alberta-based teams go at it again on Saturday night in Calgary. Notes: It was the second of four contests between the two teams this season. Calgary won the first match 12-8 in Mid-February... The roughnecks have a major edge in the all-time series, coming into the match with a 17-4 all-time record against the Rush, 10 of the last 12 and seven in a row... The team with the highest paid attendance during their home-and-home matches this weekend will donate $5,000 to the other communitys local minor lacrosse program... Calgarys Geoff Snider came into the match leading the NLL with 124 loose balls collected and 160 faceoff wins... Rush forward Shawn Williams is now just one game short of matching the NLLs iron man streak of 187 consecutive games. Playing in his 15th season, the 37-year-old is one game shy of matching Colin Doyle and Steve Toll for the longest such run. Williams also now needs just three points to become the second player this season and sixth in NLL history with 1,000 career points... 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