Advertisement The Bears trading into the second spot in the NFL Draft to grab Mitchell Trubisky was easily the most criticized move of last year’s draft. Bears fans were among the most pissed off at the pick, but no they may be starting to change their tune after Trubisky’s preseason debut against the Broncos last night.While many were expecting the rookie quarterback to fall on his face, he completed his first ten throws, and finished 18 of 25 for 166 yards on the night, including this second quarter TD toss to Victor Cruz.VIDEO: #Bears rookie QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY throws his first NFL touchdown in week 1 #NFLPreseason vs the #Broncos. pic.twitter.com/EUlOfWo001— PirateLife Football (@PirateLifeFF) August 11, 2017 Down 24-17 with time running down in the fourth, Trubisky even led the offense down the field, but was unable to connect on a last second heave to the endzone,It’s just the preseason, but Mike Glennon was as a disaster in his time, so Trubisky it seems a lock that Trubisky will be starting for the Bears sooner than later.
9. Washington Redskins – Colin has liked the Redskins all year, and moves them back into the Top 10 after an impressive win in Seattle. In his last 6 games, Kirk Cousins is completing 70% of his passes with 11 TD’s, 3 INT’s, and a 108.4 passer rating.Running back Chris Thompson has been a nice find, and is the only player in the league leading his team in rushing and receiving yards. Colin also likes their defensive front and pass rush. He may have them ranked a little low. Every Tuesday during the NFL season, Colin puts out his Herd Hierarchy Top 10 NFL power rankings, and the contenders are separating after Week 9. This week, the Chiefs keep dropping, the Redskins are back in, the Texans are out after losing Deshaun Watson, and there’s a new #1.Here are his Top 10 teams after Week 9:10. Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs keep falling after a loss against Dallas that wasn’t as close as the score. Offensively, they’ve gone 4 straight games without rushing for 100 yards (1-3 in those games), and if you take away the Tyreek Hill Hail Mary screen pass, they weren’t explosive against the Cowboys.The biggest problem is they can’t stop anybody, ranking 30th in yards per play allowed. The Chiefs don’t resemble the threat they were earlier in the year. Alex Smith still can’t carry a team. 5. Seattle Seahawks – Seattle moves down after holding the top spot for a week, because they’re asking too much from Russell Wilson. He’s the only QB leading his team in rushing, and has 45 more yards than Seattle’s top 2 running backs, combined. The acquisition of All-Pro left tackle will eventually help establish a ground game and stop Wilson from running for his life. Something has to change. Philadelphia Eagles – What can you say about Carson Wentz? He leads the NFL in 3rd Down passer rating (125.1), 3rd Down yards per pass (9.28), 3rd Down pass TD (10), and 3rd Down completions for 1st Down (43). His 10 passing TD’s on 3rd Down are as much or more than 12 NFL teams have overall.They’re 2nd in the NFL in time of possession, and are only team in the league ranked in the Top 5 in rush offense and defense. The loss of tackle Jason Peters hurts, but in his first game without Peters, Wentz faced a career low 3 pressures against the Broncos. Philly and Wentz back at #1 again. They’re good enough to get to the Super Bowl right now. 8. New Orleans Saints – The Saints just destroyed the Bucs and have shocked everyone by running the ball and playing actual defense. During their 6-game win streak, New Orleans is averaging 140.2 Rush YPG with 8 touchdowns, and running back Alvin Kamara is averaging 103.6 scrimmage YPG over his last 5 with 4 total touchdowns (2 Rush, 2 Rec).Defensively, they’re only allowing 4.49 yards per play and 12 takeaways during the win streak. Advertisement 7. Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings would be higher if they had a quarterback, but they’re still winning games because they have one of the best defenses in the NFL and are running the ball. Minnesota is only defense in the NFC ranked in the Top 5 in yards per play, points per drive allowed, 3rd Down defense, and Red Zone defense.They’re also 6-0 when running the ball at least 23 times (0-2 otherwise). Case Keenum is a liability, but defense and running the ball is getting it done. 2. New England Patriots – After getting torched for 32.0 PPG in their first 4 games, the Patriots have only allowed 12.8 PPG in their last four. They still rank last in the NFL in total defense, pass defense, and yards per rush allowed, but at least they’re trending in the right direction.All Belichick and Brady need is a defense that can give them a chance, and Colin thinks by the time the playoffs start, New England’s D will be good enough. 3. Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys have re-established their dominant o-line play and are averaging 33:08 time of possession in their last 4 games. They’re also averaging 37 rushes per game, 182.0 rushing yards per game, with 8 rushing TD’s in that stretch.The Dallas pass rush ranks 3rd in the NFL with 27 sacks, with David Irving and DeMarcus Lawrence accounting for 16.5 of them. Colin likes the Cowboys ability to impose their will on opponents come playoff time and their newfound ability to get to the quarterback.. 6. Pittsburgh Steelers – Pittsburgh has hit their stride heading into the second half of the season because they’ve rediscovered Le’Veon Bell, who’s averaging 140.2 Scrimmage YPG and has all 5 of his touchdowns over the last 6 games. The Steelers defense ranks 5th in yards per play allowed, and 2nd in points per drive allowed.Big Ben has also been better since his implosion against the Jags and has discovered a new explosive target in JuJu Smith-Schuster who has a team high 4 TD grabs. Steelers are clearly the best in the AFC North and headed for the playoffs. 4. Los Angeles Rams – The Rams dismantled the struggling Giants and Jared Goff had his best game of his career. He became the first Ram with 300 passing yards and 4 touchdowns since Marc Bulger in 2006. Todd Gurley leads the NFL with 128 scrimmage yards per game, and they’re the only team in the NFC that hasn’t allowed an opposing passer rating over 100.Sean McVay has the Rams rolling and Colin likes them more every week.
Advertisement We’re 6 weeks into the 2018 NFL season, and the real contenders are starting to separate themselves from the unsustainable upstarts and the teams just playing for draft position.Today, in The Herd, Colin revealed the nine teams he thinks have a legitimate shot to take home the Lombardi Trophy, and two teams he needs to see more of to determine if they can join the group.Here are Colin’s 9 teams that can win it all.The 9 teams that can win the Super Bowl according to @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/ajhzY3ZC75— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 15, 2018
This summer, YouTube is making a major play in the gaming world.The Google-owned video platform is slated to launch YouTube Gaming — a site and app dedicated exclusively to video game-related content. The most popular performer on all of YouTube, for instance, is PewDiePie, a gamer with more than 37 million subscribers and 9 billion views.“On YouTube, gaming has spawned entirely new genres of videos, from let’s plays (humorous playthroughs with commentary), walkthroughs (strategic guides) and speedruns (an attempt to complete a game as fast as possible) to cooking and music videos,” wrote Alan Joyce, product manager, in a blog post announcing the endeavor.Related: As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright InfringementThe new hub will feature specific pages for more than 25,000 total games as well as channels from game publishers and popular creators. Live streaming will be at the epicenter of YouTube Gaming, Joyce wrote, and in coming weeks, YouTube will revamp its streaming capabilities with features that make it easier to record and alert viewers when a stream is under way.Gaming is the third vertical that YouTube has pursued. After launching a music subscription service called YouTube Music Key late last year, which is still in beta, the company unveiled YouTube Kids, a standalone app, in February.YouTube Gaming is Google’s answer to Twitch, a live-stream gaming site that the search giant reportedly sought to acquire last year, but which Amazon ultimately purchased for $1.1 billion. One key difference, however, is that while Twitch offers creators the ability to monetize by charging for subscriptions, YouTube Gaming will only offer advertising opportunities.Related: WATCH: The 5 Most Popular YouTube Ads of the Past Decade Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 15, 2015
Taylor Swift fans hoping to watch the pop singer’s concert on Apple Music on Sunday were instead greeted by “Blank Space.”The superstar’s concert documentary, The 1989 World Tour Live, was set to go live on Dec. 20, but the premiere of the film, which is exclusive to the Apple Music platform, wasn’t as smooth as the tech giant would have liked.Meant to be available for viewing on iPads, iPhones, iPod touch, Macs and PCs with iTunes and Apple TV, fans were met with crashes, glitchy streaming or the inability to even locate the movie. Since Sunday morning, Apple Music Help twitter account has continued to field customer-service requests from frustrated users as of this story.Related: Taylor Swift’s Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy@bentisdell We’d like to look into this with you. Can you tell us where you’re located? Send us a DM to get started.— Apple Music Help (@AppleMusicHelp) December 21, 2015@DFN_Jade We’d be happy to help you out with your playback issues. DM us which device you’re using and we’ll go from there.— Apple Music Help (@AppleMusicHelp) December 21, 2015@flynnetyth That’s definitely not right. Let’s look at what might be causing this. DM us with the device you’re using to watch the concert.— Apple Music Help (@AppleMusicHelp) December 21, 2015@polly1301 Let’s see what we can do to get you watching. Can you tell us the software versions your devices are running? Follow up in a DM.— Apple Music Help (@AppleMusicHelp) December 21, 2015Ahead of the Apple Music launch in July, Swift took to Tumblr in a post titled, “To Apple, Love Taylor,” to take the company to task about how during the streaming service’s three-month trial period, the artists, writers and producers in question would not be compensated.Related: Why Taylor Swift Is Now the Most Powerful Person in TechLikely not looking to run afoul of Swift and her sizable music industry clout (especially given how much attention was paid to the singer’s decision to remove her music from Spotify in 2014) , Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet and software, tweeted to Swift that the company would change its policy.#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015Back in October, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the music streaming service had more than 15 million users, with 6.5 million paying the $9.99 monthly subscriber fee. And in December, with all forgiven between the two giant business entities — Apple Music was the lone streaming service to offer the massive hit album 1989 to listeners — Swift announced the streaming deal with Apple on Twitter, on her birthday earlier this month. Judging by the volume of complaints, it seems like the partnership will work out quite nicely for both parties once the technical difficulties are resolved.Related: Yes, Believe It: Taylor Swift Is a Customer Retention Expert Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read December 21, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »