Staley eager to see his mentor and his star pupil in Denver

Asia's Tech News Daily

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Staley gets to face his mentor and maybe even his star pupil Sunday.

Staley’s Los Angeles Chargers (6-4) visit Vic Fangio’s Denver Broncos (5-5), who hope to get pass rusher Bradley Chubb back from a surgically repaired ankle that has sidelined him for two months.

Before Staley became one of the top young coaches in the NFL, Fangio saw his potential and hired him in 2017 as the Bears’ outside linebackers coach. Fangio took Staley with him when he left Chicago to become the Broncos’ head coach in 2019.

Staley immediately took a liking to Chubb, but they would spend just four games together before Chubb sustained a season-ending knee injury.

When Chubb returned in 2020 to embark on a Pro Bowl comeback, Staley was burnishing his head coaching credentials by leading the Rams’ top ranked offense as their coordinator, a performance he parlayed into the Chargers’ head coaching job this year at age 38.

Staley said he wouldn’t have gotten the gig were it not for Fangio and Chubb.

Winning Fangio over in that first interview in Chicago “changed me and I’m forever grateful,” said Staley, who found another life changer in Chubb.

“Bradley Chubb means a lot to my family and I, and he’s one of my favorite players that I’ve ever coached,” Staley said. “I have as much confidence in him as any player that I’ve ever coached and I have so much belief in the type of person that he is, the type of leader that he is, the type of competitor he is. I wouldn’t be here without him.”

Staley said having only four games together is one of his biggest career regrets. He was Chubb’s biggest fan last year when Chubb capped his comeback with a tearful Pro Bowl berth, and he’s eager to see him return from his ankle operation even if that makes life harder for Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert on Sunday.

“I’m looking forward to him getting back on that field where he belongs,” Staley said. “He’s one of the top rushers in the game and I’m just praying that he gets back fast. He means a lot to me. He’s the best of the best.”

Fangio said Chubb will be a game-time decision. If he plays, he’ll be limited to 20 snaps or so, enough to help the Broncos set the edge as they try to throttle running back Austin Ekeler, who scored four times in a win over Pittsburgh last week.

CONTRACTS AND CONSTERNATION

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is happy with his paychecks if not his production of late. He gave GM George Paton a bear hug this week after signing a four-year, $60 million extension two days after teammate Tim Patrick signed a three-year, $30 million deal.

The Broncos haven’t been targeting Sutton a lot lately. He’s only been thrown to 14 times total since having a season-high 14 passes thrown his way against the Raiders last month. In the last two games, he’s had five targets and three receptions for 38 yards.

WELCOME BACK, EKELER

Ekeler expects to have a large contingent of family and friends in the stands. The Chargers running back grew up in Eaton, Colorado, and attended Western Colorado before signing as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Ekeler is coming off a career-high four touchdowns in last Sunday’s win over Pittsburgh, and is second in the league with 13 TDs from scrimmage. He is averaging 97.3 scrimmage yards per game and has already established a career single-season high in rushing yards with 573.

ANOTHER RUN CHALLENGE

The Chargers are still last in the league in run defense, but they have made strides since the bye week by allowing 3.69 yards per carry. They were surrendering 5.45 yards in the six games before their bye.

Los Angeles has struggled against teams that have two strong running backs, however. The Broncos feature Melvin Gordon III and rookie Javonte Williams, who have combined for 1,333 scrimmage yards and nine touchdowns to go with a 4.7-yard average per carry.

MEMORY LANE

The Chargers have five comeback wins in the fourth quarter this season, but last year they blew a 21-point lead in Denver, losing on the final play when Drew Lock hit KJ Hamler for a 1-yard TD.

“Oh yeah, I remember that one. I was sitting at home because I had my hamstring (problem),” Ekeler said. “I just remember doing pushups after that game. I was just so mad. I don’t know why. For whatever reason, when I get mad, I have to vent. I have to start working out.”

BRONCOS BACKUPS

With LT Garett Bolles still on the COVID-19 list and RT Bobby Massie (ankle) ailing, the Broncos will likely face Joey Bosa with backup tackles Calvin Anderson and Cam Fleming. And with S Kareem Jackson bothered by a neck/shoulder injury, rookie Caden Sterns is expected to make his first start.

___

With contributions from AP Sports Writer Joe Reedy.

___

More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Warriors vs. Rockets live stream info, TV channel: How to watch NBA on TV, stream online

© Provided by CBS Sports Who’s Playing Houston @ Golden State Current Records: Houston 14-32; Golden State 32-13 What to Know The Houston Rockets haven’t won a contest against the ... Read more »

Hawks vs. Heat: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

© Provided by CBS Sports Through 3 Quarters The Miami Heat typically have all the answers at home, but the Atlanta Hawks are posing a tough problem. Three quarters in ... Read more »

How to watch Magic vs. Lakers: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Friday's NBA game

© Provided by CBS Sports Through 3 Quarters Down eight at the end of last quarter, the Los Angeles Lakers have now snagged the lead. Three quarters in and their ... Read more »

VanVleet rescues Raptors late in 109-105 win over Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fred VanVleet hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 59 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors hung on after blowing an 18-point fourth-quarter lead to beat the Washington ... Read more »

Halep into Week 2 at Australian Open for 5th straight year

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep is into Week 2 at Melbourne Park for the fifth consecutive year. The 14th-seeded Halep advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 ... Read more »

Kelly Clarkson Gives Ex Brandon Blackstock 5 Percent Of Their Montana Ranch

© Provided by Hollywood Life Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson Five percent may not seem like a lot but since Kelly’s ranch is worth over $17 million, Brandon gets around $900k. ... Read more »

Lake City native signs record deal with Sony Music Nashville

© Provided by Gainesville WCJB-TV Karley Scott Collins Lake City, Fla. (WCJB) – From North Central Florida to the networks to Nashville, an actress and musician born in Lake City ... Read more »

Gabby Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie confessed to her murder in notebook before taking his own life, says FBI

Ms Petito, 22, went missing last summer while on a cross-country trip with 23-year-old Brian Laundrie. Her body was found in Wyoming in September and Laundrie's body was found a month later in Florida. Read more »

Mexican president undergoes cardiac catheterization

The Associated PressFILE – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris in her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the ... Read more »

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen prison hit by airstrike hadn't been reported to UN, Red Cross as a protected site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi-led coalition says Yemen prison hit by airstrike hadn’t been reported to UN, Red Cross as a protected site. Read more »

Hockey Hall of Famer Clark Gillies Passes Away at 67

The New York Islanders legend, who helped the team win four consecutive Stanley Cups, passed away on Friday, the team has said. © Provided by The Hockey News Anthony Gruppuso-USA ... Read more »

Rangers vs Hurricanes: Rangers Fall 6-3 In Carolina After Slow Start

The New York Rangers had their three-game winning streak snapped this evening as they were defeated 6-3 by the surging Carolina Hurricanes. New York had a pretty miserable start to ... Read more »

Penguins' Sidney Crosby records his first hat trick since 2018

Sidney Crosby has struggled to score goals this season, but the eight-time All-Star put together a vintage performance Friday night with his first hat trick since November 2018. © Russell ... Read more »

Can studying DNA like language lead to new breakthroughs? - study

© (photo credit: DANI MACHLIS/BGU) Dr. Barak Akabayov, computational biochemist at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, and the Data Science Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the ... Read more »

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Rejects Report of Him Wanting to Issue Showcause Notice to Virat Kohli

© Provided by News18 BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Rejects Report of Him Wanting to Issue Showcause Notice to Virat Kohli BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has rejected a report claiming he ... Read more »

Nurkic's rebound, basket late rally Blazers over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a shot from the lane with 14 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Boston Celtics ... Read more »

US suspends 44 passenger flights to China operated by Chinese carriers

© HECTOR RETAMAL Passengers, some wearing full personal protective equipment, disembarking from their plane at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on January 18, 2022 The United States announced Friday that ... Read more »

Sorokin, Nelson lead Islanders to 4-0 win over Coyotes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ilya Sorokin stopped 17 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Brock Nelson scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 ... Read more »

Sourav Ganguly reacts to report of him wanting to send show-cause notice to Virat Kohli: 'Not true'

© Provided by Hindustan Times Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli.  (Getty) The captaincy saga stirred controversy in Indian cricket throughout the month of December after Virat Kohli was removed as ... Read more »

On This Day in 2004: Yuvraj Singh Smashed 139 Against Australia at the SCG

© Provided by News18 On This Day in 2004: Yuvraj Singh Smashed 139 Against Australia at the SCG On This Day in 2004: It was the 7th match of the VB ... Read more »

Mike Diamond now meets Jeremiah Wells at UFC 271

© Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Jeremiah Wells and Mike Diamond will now collide in February. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the ... Read more »

UFC 270 ceremonial weigh-in faceoffs highlights: A split, a backflip, a finger flip, more

Did you miss the UFC 270 ceremonial weigh-ins? We’ve got you covered with video highlights. © File photo Vanessa Demopoulos UFC 270 ceremonial weigh in Ahead of Saturday’s event, which ... Read more »

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka, South Africa Enter Quarterfinals

© Provided by News18 ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka, South Africa Enter Quarterfinals Sri Lanka sealed their qualification for the Super League stage with a dramatic victory over ... Read more »

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘8’ Delayed Amid Ongoing Pandemic, New Release Dates Set

© Getty The release of Mission: Impossible 7 has proven to be, well, impossible. It’s been pushed yet again due to the ongoing pandemic. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media announced Friday ... Read more »

Young scores 28 as Hawks hold Heat at the end, 110-108

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 28 points, Kevin Huerter added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game after nearly blowing an 18-point lead in a 110-108 ... Read more »

Perez scores 32 to carry Manhattan over Siena 75-68

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Perez scored 32 points and Manhattan defeated Siena 75-68 on Friday night. Perez hit all 11 of his free throw attempts. He added six assists. ... Read more »

All Pokémon Go Community Day Classic: Back to Bulbasaur Research tasks and rewards

© Provided by Dot Esports Niantic is switching things up by adding a new kind of Community Day event to the rotation in Pokémon Go, Community Day Classic.  The first ... Read more »

Clippers erase 24-point deficit in comeback win vs. 76ers

© Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) reacts to a victory against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid kept his hot streak alive with another ... Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a multi-car crash in Los Angeles but was not injured

© Lisa Leutner/AP Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at the Austrian World Summit in Vienna, Austria on July 1, 2021. Lisa Leutner/AP Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car crash in Brentwood ... Read more »

Peeps Is Dropping 6 Brand-New Flavors in 2022—and We Can’t Pick a Favorite

The temperatures may still be freezing outside, but we’re ready to fill our Easter baskets and paint our eggs. You know what that means—new Peeps flavors are here! Yes, we ... Read more »

Coons opposes sending US troops to Ukraine: 'We would simply be sacrificing them'

© Greg Nash Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said in an interview that he did not support deploying U.S. troops into Ukraine in the event that Russia ... Read more »

1 Dead, 2 Injured After Gunman Opens Fire at Luxury Mexican Resort

© Provided by People Hotel Xcaret México shooting One person is dead and two are hospitalized after a man opened fire at a luxury resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, ... Read more »

Dale Jr. celebrates joining his father in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who once thought he was destined only to be a mechanic at a car dealership, joined his father in the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night. ... Read more »

The Ultimate List of Heart-Healthy Foods

There’s a lot you can do to show your heart some love. The American Heart Association recommends making certain lifestyle changes to improve your risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Specifically, ... Read more »

IPL in either India or South Africa and media rights tender to be discussed at BCCI and franchise owners meet

© Provided by The Times of India MUMBAI: The office-bearers of the BCCI and the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council will get into a virtual meeting ... Read more »

New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opening in Summerlin

© Provided by KLAS Las Vegas New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opening in Summerlin LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The city of Las Vegas is partnering with Northshore Clinical Labs to provide ... Read more »

Giants' HC search beginning with Brian Daboll, Leslie Frazier

© Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll Newly hired Giants general manager Joe Schoen is wasting no time in beginning the team’s search for a new ... Read more »

NFL.com mock has Kyle Hamilton going how high?

© Provided by Fighting Irish Wire Kyle Hamilton Most of the mock drafts we have seen have had Kyle Hamilton being selected somewhere shortly after the fifth pick in this ... Read more »

Kiss scores 27 to carry Bryant past Merrimack 79-63

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Peter Kiss had 27 points as Bryant beat Merrimack 79-63 on Friday night. Charles Pride had 19 points and 16 rebounds for Bryant (9-8, 5-1 ... Read more »

Crosby's 15th hat trick leads Penguins over Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sidney Crosby notched his 15th career hat trick and added an assist to lead Pittsburgh over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 Friday night for the Penguins’ ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic