Understand this: Tavares wants to be an Islander. He loves being an Islander. He’s made it known, throughout his career, that returning this franchise to championship glory is important to him.
But at this point, it has to be weighing on Tavares to constantly worry about the direction of the New York Islanders: Not just on the ice, where he’s been to the playoffs three times and out of the first round once in nine seasons; but also literally in what direction the franchise will be moving next. To a new arena at Belmont Park, after the Brooklyn debacle ends?
“We thought about it for about 10 minutes and said this is too good of an opportunity to not take advantage of, and so we jumped at it,” Lynch said.
“Big-time player, great performer. He stepped up big. Huge play. Biggest play in history,” Antonio Brown said afterwards. However, guard David DeCastro had the most fitting description of the play.”He was moving like he was riding his bike,” said DeCastro.
Before throwing in the towel on Ajayi, let’s take a look at the metrics to see if trying too hard seems to be the cause of his subpar production.
Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Cleveland Browns: Boddy-Calhoun exited the game during the second half of Sunday’s game and was declared out because of a hamstring injury.
Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns: The Browns announced during the fourth quarter that Johnson was being evaluated for a concussion. The club updated the situation after the game had concluded, indicating that Johnson had cleared the concussion protocol.