December 5, 2023

Morning Sports activities Replace

“I consider in him and I consider he’s obtained a superb future.”

Kayshon Boutte in the course of the Patriots-Eagles recreation earlier in 2023. AP Photograph/Greg M. Cooper

Invoice O’Brien mentioned Kayshon Boutte: Throughout his Tuesday press convention, Patriots offensive coordinator Invoice O’Brien was requested concerning the absence of rookie extensive receiver Kayshon Boutte in latest weeks.

Boutte, 21, was the Patriots’ sixth-round choose in 2023, and flashed potential in preseason. However after enjoying within the season opening loss to the Eagles, he hasn’t made an look in a recreation since.

“I’ve at all times mentioned that that, a rookie receiver, it’s a really tough transition,” O’Brien instructed reporters, as transcribed by MassLive’s Nick O’Malley. “Particularly on the perimeter, as a result of in faculty soccer, you’re not at all times seeing the identical kind of coverages that you just see in skilled soccer. It’s simply the best way it’s. Typically, the transition to professional soccer is somewhat bit more durable. It takes somewhat bit longer.”

O’Brien rejected any notion that Boutte hasn’t been lively on game-days as a result of he isn’t aware of teaching.

“He’s coachable. He’s on the market daily.”

With a number of Patriots extensive receivers both harm or out with accidents, the trail might as soon as once more clear for Boutte to get extra enjoying time.

Although it may not present within the brief time period, O’Brien mentioned he has religion within the rookie.

“Kayshon’s labored very onerous and he’s confirmed glimpses of what he could be,” O’Brien defined. “I consider in him and I consider he’s obtained a superb future.”

Trivia: In a 2020 win over Ole Miss, Boutte led LSU with 14 catches for 308 yards (a faculty and SEC file). What participant holds the SEC file for many receiving yards in the course of the entirety of their faculty profession?

(Reply on the backside).

Trace: He attended an LSU rival, and now performs for the Eagles.

Scores and schedule:

Tonight, the Celtics host the Pacers at 7:30 p.m.

Tomorrow, the Bruins will face the Maple Leafs at TD Backyard, additionally beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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The Rangers are up 3-1: After rising victorious in Sport 4 of the World Collection 11-7 over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, the Rangers are one win away from a primary championship in staff historical past.

The Spurs’ comeback: After trailing for the just about your complete recreation, San Antonio staged a miraculous rally within the closing seconds to steal a win from the Suns.

On today: In 1987, the Patriots blew a 23-6 fourth quarter lead, however nonetheless managed to discover a approach to defeat the Raiders, 26-23. It was a wild recreation.

New England’s beginning quarterback, Tony Eason, was injured early, forcing backup Steve Grogan to enter the fray (known as off the bench so immediately that he nonetheless had his chewing tobacco in his mouth, in accordance with the account from Boston Globe columnist Leigh Montville).

The Patriots amassed a multi-score lead (together with a primary half landing move from working again Mosi Tatupu), culminating with Grogan’s 25-yard landing move to Irving Fryar early within the fourth quarter. However the Raiders ripped off 17 unanswered factors to tie the rating, leaving solely 46 seconds remaining.

Grogan proceeded to orchestrate a drive into subject purpose territory, highlighted by a 40-yard catch from Stanley Morgan, who completed the day with six catches in complete for 146 yards. With one second remaining, kicker Tony Franklin initially appeared to have missed the 34-yard subject purpose, however a Raider penalty gave him a second likelihood.

Handed one other alternative, Franklin nailed it and the Patriots walked away with a win.

The sport was additionally notable for the NFL debut of multi-sport star Bo Jackson, enjoying for the Raiders. Jackson carried eight occasions for 37 yards, including a catch for six yards.

1987 Patriots

Every day spotlight: The uncommon double-highlight, that includes Kevin Durant and Victor Wembanyama.

Trivia reply: DeVonta Smith