Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Larry Fitzgerald was probably a lock for the Hall of Fame already, but his resurgent 2015 campaign just about sealed things up. Fitz has only been a first-team All-Pro once, but he now has nine Pro Bowl appearances in 12 years. Only nine other wideouts since the merger have made it to as many as seven Pro Bowls. Five are in the Hall of Fame, one (Marvin Harrison) is going in this weekend and another (Andre Johnson) will be in once he’s eligible. 95 percentCornerback Patrick Peterson has been one of the main pieces for Arizona since he came into the league in 2011, and he’s the next most-likely HOF candidate on the team. He has 246 tackles, 17 interceptions and has played on both sides of the ball for the Cardinals.Patrick Peterson is off to about as good of a start to a career as you can imagine. During his first five seasons, the former LSU star has made five Pro Bowls and been named a first-team All-Pro three times (once for his return work). Only 12 HOF-eligible players since the merger have made it to the Pro Bowl in each of their first five seasons, and eight were enshrined. 70 percent The Arizona Cardinals are poised for a big year, and much of that is thanks to a roster of talented players, some of whom have a chance to one day enter the Hall of Fame.But which of those Cardinals actually have a shot at becoming Hall of Famers?ESPN writer Bill Barnwell took a look at the current NFL players and determined—based on level of play, injury history and career arcs—which ones have the best chance to end up in Canton. Outside linebacker Chandler Jones has a chance at the Hall of Fame, but at 20 percent, it’s anything but certain. In New England, he strung together 211 tackles with 36 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in four seasons. He will look to improve on his career-high in sacks, 12.5, in his first season with the Cardinals. Top Stories center_img Calais Campbell, Tyrann Mathieu and Carson Palmer all received a 1-10 percent chance at making the HOF.Mathieu’s injuries and small sample size have hampered his stock even though, when he does make it on the field, he adds another dimension to the defense. Palmer will need to put up more numbers like he did in his 2015 campaign for a chance at making the Hall of Fame. And at almost 30-years-old, Campbell is likely the biggest longshot out of the three to reach the Hall of Fame. Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald makes a catch during practice at the NFL football teams training camp, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) It’s not surprising that Larry Fitzgerald is by far the most likely Cardinal to reach Canton. In 2015, he had 109 receptions for 1,215 yards, which was in the top-10 among receivers in yards, and nine touchdowns. Since 2004, he has 1,018 receptions for 13,366 yards and 98 touchdowns. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Rep Glenn testifies on bill preventing conflicts of interest in wind farm

first_img Categories: Glenn News,News 12Dec Rep. Glenn testifies on bill preventing conflicts of interest in wind farm deals Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the Michigan House Energy Policy Committee, testified today on his bill preventing conflicts of interest for local officials related to potential wind farm developments.Glenn’s bill would prohibit members of local government planning commissions from voting on issues on which they or their families have direct financial interests. The bill includes strong provisions to make sure local officials can’t vote to allow wind projects if those officials would personally profit because they have already signed a wind lease contract on their own private property.Failure to disqualify themselves from such votes would constitute grounds for removal from office and could result in a felony charge and fines.“Public officials should act in the public’s best interests – not their own financial interests,” Glenn said after testifying on his bill. “Government officials shouldn’t be voting on wind farm developments if they stand to personally profit from the projects.”The legislation would apply to any potential conflict of interest situation where a planning commission member has a direct financial interest. According to testimony Tuesday, conflict of interest concerns have surfaced in several proposed wind farm locations in Michigan.Glenn’s bill would strengthen current law regarding conflicts of interest at the local government level.“Existing law has not sufficiently addressed this issue,” Glenn said. “We need legislation with some teeth in it. We cannot have situations where members of a government board would be allowed to vote on a project that would pay them $1,000 or more a month if the project is approved.”Glenn said the need for this measure has been heightened because of the state’s mandate that 15 percent of all energy come from renewable sources.Glenn added that he wants to ensure decision-making authority regarding commercial wind projects remains in the hands of local officials or local residents themselves.“These decisions about whether to allow wind energy developments should be made at the local level, and they should be made with integrity and without conflict of interest,” Glenn said.House Bill 4968 remains in the Energy Policy Committee.###last_img read more