The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Chad Williams, the Cardinals’ third-round pick out of Grambling State, returned punts in college but not kickoffs. He’s been working on the latter though post-practice here in training camp, getting pointers from some of the veterans like “squaring your body and squaring the ball before it actually gets there.”Regardless of whether it’s returning kickoffs or punts, the key is “you have to look (the ball) in” to your hands, according to Williams, who likely will make his most immediate impact on special teams given the depth of wide receivers.“I’m willing to play any special teams so it don’t really matter to me,” he said, smiling.The third player, Ford, already has a lot on his plate. Drafted as a corner in the sixth round out of Auburn, the 22-year-old has found himself playing more safety in recent weeks — and playing well, according to Arians.Still, Ford will be given an opportunity to be a return specialist. His experience, however, only includes kickoffs. He did not return punts in college.Arians also mentioned John Brown, when healthy, and J.J. Nelson (only if “we need him”) as potential other options. Both Brown and Nelson have been back on kickoffs and punts in the past. 3 Comments   Share   Last season, the Cardinals used four and three different players on kickoff and punt returns, respectively.“Any time that you have an opportunity to help change the game for a positive, that’s always something that you want to do,” Kerwynn Williams said, “so if you got an opportunity to do that, you definitely take that very serious.”The Cardinals’ return game has been a source of angst in recent years. Field position is always critical, and a better starting point can do wonders for an offense. It’s why the Cardinals believed they had found their answer in Logan.“Somebody else is just going to have to step up and do it,” Arians said.Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter – / 38 “It’s a shame,” Arians said.So now what do the Cardinals do?Arians listed three players — running back Kerwynn Williams plus rookies Chad Williams and Rudy Ford — who will attempt to fill the role of kickoff and punt returner.Kerwynn Williams will get the first crack at it.“It’s definitely exciting,” he said. “They always say the more you can do — any way that you can contribute to the team, if you can find a way to make yourself more valuable, that’s always a smart thing to do.”Going into his fifth NFL season, Williams last was positioned deep to receive kickoffs in 2015. That year he averaged 15.8 yards a return.Williams, however, has never returned punts on the pro level.“It’s not new to me,” he said, referring to his four years at Utah State, where he returned 11 punts for a total of 135 yards. “Returning punts is definitely a little bit tougher than returning kicks. (When returning) kicks there’s not really anyone right now in your face at the time. You have a lot of time to make decisions and stuff like that. But, I feel like if you stay fundamentally sound in catching your punts and you trust your teammates, I think, that makes it a lot easier to stand back there and catch those punts.” Arizona Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams (33) is among those who could replace injured return man T.J. Logan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. — One game. That’s all it took for Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians to conclude that he had found his return specialist for 2017.Yes, rookie running back T.J. Logan was that impressive Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game. Unfortunately, that’s the last anyone will see of Logan until at least midway through the season after he suffered a dislocated left wrist in the preseason opener. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

iOS 13 might finally bring a dark mode to the iPhone and

first_imgApple tends to announce the next version of its iOS mobile operating system every year at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), which this year begins in June. Here’s a few juicy details of what we might see.After a year of under-the-hood tinkering with iOS 12, early rumours seem to suggest iOS 13 will bring a bumper load of new features to the range of iPhones and iPads.9to5Mac has the scoop here and the update that instantly stands out is the long-awaited introduction of a system-wide dark mode in iOS 13. This will allow you, through an option in Settings, to switch the stark-white look of the iPhone’s menus and apps to a much darker colour.Read our iPhone XS reviewDark modes are seeing an increase in popularity recently with the likes of Twitter and Facebook adding the option into their apps.The same report also suggests the iPad is in for a big year with improved multitasking in the form of multi-window apps. It seems you’ll be able to minimise apps into smaller cards and then drag them freely about the iPad’s large canvas. Like dark mode, this is a feature we’ve been hoping would come to iOS for a long time.Other changes the report suggests might be coming in iOS 13 include an updated volume HUD that’ll replace the current one that’s always getting in the way, a redesigned Reminders app and a system-wide undo gesture.Updates to the fairly poor Mail app seem on the horizon too, with categories like ‘Travel’ and ‘Purchases’ included to make it easier to manage your messages. This is something common in third-party apps and Gmail. The Mail app has felt hamstrung for a while now so it’s good to see Apple looking to improve it.iPhone 11 leaks If these features are to be included in iOS 13 then expect to see the first glimpse of the new software shown during Apple’s WWDC keynote on June 3. Usual practice is for Apple to release a beta version of the software first, followed by a public beta and then, during September, the full release.The full iOS 13 release will likely come around the same time as the iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple’s next flagship might be called).What the iOS 13 feature you’d most like to see? Tweet us @trustedreviews We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more