Matt Moylan rebuilding running style in desperate attempt to save NRL career

Injury-plagued Cronulla playmaker Matt Moylan has revealed he has begun a complete overhaul of his running style in a bid to protect his suspect hamstrings and extend his NRL career.

The 29-year-old faces an uncertain future as he enters the fourth-and-final year of his lucrative Sharks contract.

Moylan has been plagued by chronic hamstring issues since his arrival at The Shire club on an $800,000-a-season deal.

The former Penrith captain managed just eight appearances for the Sharks in 2020 to take his tally to just 43 games in three seasons.

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Cronulla coach John Morris has reportedly told Moylan he is free to leave the club if he receives an offer from an NRL rival.

Moylan understands he is fighting for his rugby league career and has taken the drastic step of rebuilding his running technique under the tutelage of sprint guru Roger Fabri.

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Russell Wilson sets another Seahawks record, passing Matt Hasselbeck for career completions

Russell Wilson entered Sunday’s game against the Cardinals already holding 22 Seahawks franchise records, including most touchdown passes in a career and most yards passing in a career.

He needed just one play to set another Sunday night at Arizona.

Wilson’s 34-yard completion to Tyler Lockett on the first play of the game was the 2,560th completion of his career, breaking a tie with Matt Hasselbeck.

The play was memorable all the way around, as Lockett dived to make the catch with his left hand while closely covered by perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Wilson set the record on 303 fewer attempts than Hasselbeck, who had 4,250 in his Seattle career. Wilson’s pass to Lockett was the 3,947th of his career.

Wilson entered the game with 31,236 passing yards and 246 touchdowns, having long ago moved into first in team history in those categories.

He improved the touchdowns record

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Matthew Stafford faces ‘good buddy’ Matt Ryan in first game back in Georgia since college

ALLEN PARK — While most remain fixated on Matthew Stafford’s relationship with Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw as the World Series unfolds, the Detroit Lions quarterback will face one of his best friends in Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan this weekend.

This matchup also represents Stafford’s first game back in Georgia since he was leading the Bulldogs more than a decade ago. The Lions quarterback spoke with reporters via Zoom on Wednesday, detailing his “unique and special” relationship with Ryan. The two have vacationed together, won a church league basketball championship in Atlanta and their wives remain close friends. Stafford chalked the pair’s bond up to similar life experiences as NFL quarterbacks with intimate ties to the state of Georgia.

“They’ve been awesome. From a male perspective, there’s only 32 other guys, 31 other guys that kind of do what I do and what he does,” Stafford said. “Not too many of

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Giants’ Joe Judge doesn’t commit to Andrew Thomas at left tackle after Matt Peart’s solid first career start

Giants head coach Joe Judge reiterated that Andrew Thomas’ benching to start the game against Washington on Sunday was a disciplinary benching, not performance related.

But after Matt Peart put together a solid game while splitting time with Thomas, is there any doubt that Thomas – the Giants’ fourth overall pick in this year’s draft — will be the starting at left tackle this Thursday against the Eagles?

It’s a legitimate question for Judge to consider, as Peart performed well in his 26 snaps at left tackle. In fact, Pro Football Focus graded him the highest of any Giants offensive player that was in for more than 25 snaps on Sunday. He had an 89.7 overall grade with a 93.4 run block grade. He also allowed one pressure in 11 pass block attempts.

When asked about the position for this upcoming game, Judge didn’t commit to Thomas returning to his

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Matt Barnes Values Building Relationships as He’s Built His Career

It’s not always the case, but young college football coaches often have a similar path as they try to carve out their careers.

Quality control positions, offensive or defensive analysts, perhaps a chance to be a position coach, moving from program to program as they look for solid footing. It can be challenging on families and it’s certainly a young man’s game.

Ohio State special teams coordinator and safeties coach Matt Barnes arrived in Columbus in January 2019 after spending the three previous years at Maryland. He’s also been on staff at Michigan, Florida, DII West Virginia Wesleyan and DIII Delaware Valley College. 

But as he enters his second season with Ohio State, Barnes pays special credence to what Ryan Day is building that makes this a special place for him to coach.

“What’s different here compared to other places I’ve been, I think it’s the culture,” he said. “Our

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