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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories “I’m not sure, they probably didn’t think I’d be feeling as good as quick as I am, but you know, the main thing is the scenario that they went through last year losing so many people and so many people getting hurt,” Johnson said, “they were probably thinking the roster spot is so important to hold for so long and not knowing how quick I’d be able to get back.”That may be true, at least in part. Even in the best-case scenario, Johnson still would have missed a significant amount of time, and keeping him on the roster would have left the team a little thin while it waited for him to return to the field.Johnson said when the team approached him about the idea he was not quite sure about what going on I.R. would mean, that he was thinking he would be able to come back in time for the playoffs.“But there’s nothing I can do about it right now,” he said. “I understand it’s not about me, it’s about the team, and hopefully we can get to that game.”The entire situation is a tough break for Johnson, who did not arrive with much fanfare but quickly showed he still had plenty left in the tank and could be a valuable player for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. The former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet often spoke of how happy he was in Arizona with all the talent around him and the likelihood that he would get to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, his rookie season. Now, all he can do is watch as his teammates look to pick up where he left off and get to a part of the season where Johnson could play again. At the time of the injury, Johnson ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing yards. He had struggled some during the weeks leading up to that point, running for 247 yards on 85 carries in wins over the Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals and 49ers, the game in which he got hurt. But even with that slump and missing the last two weeks, his total of 814 ranks 10th in the league.Since Johnson went out, rookie David Johnson has picked up the slack at running back, tallying 191 rushing yards and another 52 receiving yards with one touchdown in Arizona wins over the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings.Until he’s able to return — if he’s able to return — Chris Johnson said all he can do is get healthy and be a cheerleader. After all, the only way he gets to play again this season is if his teammates do well without him.However, Johnson admitted it did not necessarily have to be this way. He’s confident the decision to put him on Injured Reserve had more to do with opening up a roster spot than his own health. Not that he’s upset about it, mind you. Just that he’s pretty sure with the way things are going he’ll be able to run outside at some point in the next couple of weeks. Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) warms up before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact For a player who had been a picture of health over his first seven seasons in the league, it’s an unexpected and unwelcome situation to be in.“It’s crazy, it’s crazy, but even though I got hurt and stuff like that, it wasn’t a good situation, you know it had me down and stuff like that,” Johnson said. “But just what I came back from this offseason, this is nothing compared to what that was. I’ll be alright.”center_img The 30-year-old spoke to reporters for the first time since the injury Tuesday and said at the time the it happened, he did not think it was all that severe.“When I first walked off the field and when they took the X-Ray we didn’t see anything I guess because where I was feeling the pain at, it was lower than where the actual crack was at,” he said. “When we actually flew back and I had gotten back, it had swelled up a bit and I couldn’t even walk on it or whatever.“But ever since then it’s just been rehabbing and just getting back healthy.”Though the injury is season-threatening, it’s not officially season-ending. Johnson is eligible to practice six weeks from when the injury occurred, and could appear in a game two weeks after that. That means, as long as his leg continues to improve, Johnson could get back on the practice field the second week of the postseason, and then be activated for Super Bowl 50.Johnson said he felt good about his prognosis when the MRI revealed no structural or ligament damage, and Tuesday had just come from running in the pool when he stopped to chat. He did not sport a noticeable limp while walking around, and said his leg “feels really good.” Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — Chris Johnson was one of the best stories of the 2015 NFL season, a player who had gone from a late-training camp pickup to the starting running back for one of the league’s best teams.Then, suddenly, he wasn’t.Johnson suffered a fractured tibia during Arizona’s 19-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, and within days was placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more


Local officials attend SOS with Rep Johnson

first_img16Jan Local officials attend SOS with Rep. Johnson State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed Craig Pollington of Osceola County, Carolyn Curtin of Osceola County, Adam Kroczaleski of Arenac County, and Rev. Kathy and Joe Groff of Clare County to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Wednesday evening.  Johnson said the priorities the governor laid out in his third speech are important for making Michigan better and the one the 97th District lawmaker was putting at the top of his list was career development for the next generation.“I think we’ve missed the boat somewhat with our high school students in particular, where we’ve said each student has to be prepared for a university education,” Johnson said. “I really feel that we need to make sure those who have an interest in a vocational skill have an opportunity to learn those skills without being penalized and then are able to join the workforce with a good-paying job.” Categories: Johnson News,Johnson Photos,Newslast_img read more


A new report from video ad specialist Smartclips h

first_imgA new report from video ad specialist Smartclips has found that 70% of people with internet connected TVs use the online functions.The survey of 1,536 14-49 year-olds found that 56% own a device that makes it possible to use the internet via a TV screen, whether directly via a smart TV, or via a connected TV device such as a Blu-ray player or a gaming console.Irrespective of the device used, 26% of respondents said they nearly always use the internet whilst watching the TV, with a further 37% saying they use the internet frequently whilst watching the TV. Two-thirds of tablet owners said they use the internet frequently whilst watching TV.When asked what was interesting about connected TV, 84% stated the non-linear viewing of TV and movies. Less than half chose looking for products from TV or online adverts.last_img read more


A1 Telekom Austria saw its domestic and internatio

first_imgA1 Telekom Austria saw its domestic and international fixed-line base decline in the first quarter, with growth in pay TV failing to offset a near across-the-board decline in fixed broadband and phone customers.Telekom Austria saw its domestic Austrian TV base increase by 4.1% to 302,000 in the first quarter, while its fixed broadband base declined by 2.3% and fixed voice base fell by 4.5%, leading to an overall fall in the fixed base of 2.8% year-on-year.Mobile subscribers also declined by 1.7%, driven down by a 10% fall in prepaid customers.In Bulgaria pay TV numbers grew by 2% to 488,100, while fixed broadband grew by 1.8% and voice declined by 19%. The overall subscriber base was flat at just over one million.Croatia followed the same pattern, with the pay TV base growing by 3.8% to 213,900, while fixed broadband and telephony declined by 2.3% and 4.4% respectively, leading to a dip in the overall fixed base.Slovenia saw pay TV subscriber grow by 1.5% to 54,200, with fixed broadband and phone customers both declining.In Belarus, where the operator entered the fixed market at the end of 2016, all customer segments grew, but pay TV led the way with 74.9% growth to reach 258,900 customers. Broadband grew by 61% while fixed phone customers grew by 10.9%. Mobile subscribers in Belarus were flat year-on-year.Macedonia bucked the trend, with pay TV numbers slipping by 0.3% to 123,500, while fixed broadband customers grew by 14.4% and fixed voice customers grew by 22.7%. Mobile customers declined over the same period.last_img read more