Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 21 Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Was is it worth it Daryl?As Darnell Dockett laid on the ground, I couldn’t help but think about that question.Carson Palmer immediately went to Dockett as he laid on the ground. Calais Campbell stood above his fallen defensive linemate hoping what he was seeing was a messed up dream. One by one, different players tapped Dockett before moving the 11-on-11 drill 15 yards away from Darnell’s torn ACL. One player who didn’t approach Dockett was Daryl Washington because he believed violating the league’s substance abuse policy was more worthwhile than being there for Dockett. Sure, you can argue Washington wasn’t thinking his Pro-Bowl defensive end that protects him, allowing him to run free, would tear his ACL in practice. I would argue that the sentence can stop with “Washington wasn’t thinking.” At the first chance the defense had during practice, they took a knee to pray for Dockett. Washington was not there. Only the defensive players that can be counted on attended the impromptu prayer session. The Cardinals need Washington, now more than ever, and he’s not there while serving his 16-game suspension.Docket was the definition of dependability. Washington is known for the exact opposite. Starting next year, Washington will have missed an average of almost five games a year in his NFL career. Dockett has averaged one missed game every five years of his NFL career. Steve Keim planned on a defense led by Todd Bowles with Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Calais Campbell, Darnell Dockett and Daryl Washington. Five players that either are or could develop into NFL stars. They’re now down to three.In order for Washington to have been suspended for 16 games, he must have tested positive at least three times since he was never convicted of a drug-related crime. If Washington was playing well this preseason, the Dockett loss would have been difficult to swallow but not devastating. Instead, neither man is playing. One man because he never quit on his teammates and another man because he never wanted to quit. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

301Mile Kia Niro EV To Be Priced Well Under 40000 In US

Source: Electric Vehicle News Day by day. Bit by bit.That’s how the news seems to now be trickling in for the Kia Niro EV.Oddly, Kia doesn’t seem to be all that interested in widely sharing Niro EV news, so we’ve had to dig deep into some foreign media sources to find the relevant info.More Niro News This latest bit of Niro EV news relates to pricing, which of course is high up on the list of importance for any electric car buyer.Just the other day we revealed that the Niro EV was rated at 301 miles (WLTP). That should work out to approximately 260 miles EPA, or just a wee bit higher than its close relative the Hyundai Kona Electric. It’s an impressive figure that’s only exceeded by Teslas here in the U.S.With range info now in hand, the only missing element is price. And guess what? We’ve got that juicy info to share with you now.Here’s the info from Express.co.uk:The car is expected to costs around £30,000 when it goes on sale which makes it over half the price of a lot of its rivals including the Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-Tron, and Mercedes EQA.Admittedly, comparing the Niro EV to those other crossovers is not advised, as the Niro won’t be fighting against luxury electrics. But the pricing info does provide us with a base for U.S. conversion. That £30,000 works out to $39,854 USD. Assuming the £30,000 is the base price for the 64-kWh version (which is in line with official Hyundai Kona Electric pricing in the UK – see graphic below) then we should be able to safely assume the U.S. Niro EV will start comfortably under $40,000.Here’s why we say comfortably under. The Kia Niro PHEV starts at £25,162.50 in the UK and has an official U.S. price of $27,900. So, the Niro EV then should ballpark in the low to mid $30,000 range. Let’s say $33,900. After the tax credit, it would drop to $26,400. Sounds like a winner to us.***See graphics below for UK pricing info on the Kona Electric and Niro PHEV:Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Compared To Kia Niro EV: Video Kia Niro EV Gets Range Rating Of Over 300 Miles 6 photos Source: Express.co.uk Autocar Drives 2019 Kia Niro EV Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 20, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News read more