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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals lost Carson Palmer to a broken arm in their 33-0 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams in London.The brutal hit to their plans this season now has the team looking at a 3-4 record with their starting quarterback out for an extended period of time.Here’s some quick reaction to the game from the staff of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station and ArizonaSports.com.Of course, you can get more reaction Monday starting at 6 a.m. with Doug and Wolf and continuing with The Blitz with Bertrand Berry & Mike Jurecki and Bickley & Marotta — who will both broadcast from the Cardinals practice facility in Tempe. Then, Burns & Gambo will wrap up the day’s analysis on your drive home from 2-6 p.m. Craig Grialou, reporterNot good. It’s one thing to lose, it’s another thing to get beat. Or in this case, on a Sunday evening in London, embarrassed. Again. So much for arriving in England ahead of the Rams. That plan, as good as it looked on paper, failed miserably. On top of that, the Cardinals lost quarterback Carson Palmer perhaps for the balance of the season.So welcome to the Drew Stanton era. Of course, a lot of the talk will be centered on Blaine Gabbert. And maybe he will get his chance but it won’t be right away. For one, head coach Bruce Arians is loyal, almost to a fault, to Stanton; and two, Gabbert is still fairly new to the system. Still, if I were to guess, if Stanton doesn’t show the capability to lead the offense, then Gabbert will find himself under center as early as Week 13 when the Cardinals host the Rams on Dec. 3.Mike Jurecki, Co-host of The Blitz with B-Train and JureckiThe Cardinals were outplayed in all three phases.Give the Rams credit, they had a great game plan and won the chess match against the Cardinals coaching staff.Normally, every NFL game is decided on the trenches and Los Angeles dominated on both sides of the ball, including special teams. Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks, from left, Drew Stanton, Carson Palmer and Blaine Gabbert take part in an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-onThames suburb of south west London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The Arizona Cardinals are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Los Angeles Rams at London’s Wembley stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) The Cardinals had only three possessions in the second half, totaling 14 plays after half time. The Rams scored 17 points in the last 5:25 at the end of the half.Last time the Cardinals were shutout, 58-0, was against the Seahawks in 2012. Sunday marked the first time the Cardinals have been shutout under Bruce Arians.Drew Stanton struggled to get things going for Arizona, as he completed just 5-of-14 passes for 62 yards and an interception. Arians said Stanton is the backup the rest of the season, but it could be just a matter of time before we see Blaine Gabbert taking over signal-calling duties.Phil Dawson missed his fifth-field goal of the year with a 32-yarder Sunday. He has been one of the bigger disappointments this year.As I type this Sunday, the three big offseason priorities are quarterback, offensive line and cornerback. Luke Lapinski, host of The Rundown with Luke LapinskiThe Cardinals essentially traveled 5,000 miles to score zero points and lose their starting quarterback. Not exactly a good deal. And now they face the harsh reality of once again being below .500, sitting two games back of the division lead and needing to find answers in a hurry.There are questions outside the quarterback position, but that might be the only one that really matters if they can’t find a solution. With Carson Palmer likely done for the season, they can either turn to Drew Stanton or see what they have in Blaine Gabbert.They went to Stanton in the middle of the game against the Rams, and the results weren’t good. But the line from the team – for now, at least – is that Stanton is the guy. Maybe he gets better after some time to practice with the first unit, but the calls for Gabbert are already growing. And that’s going to be hard to ignore if Stanton struggles.Put simply, the Cards can stick with Stanton, but there’s really no upside there. If the team rallies out of the bye and he guides them to a win over the 49ers, then he earns another start. That’s fair. He has experience, he knows the offense and there’s an argument to be made that he gives them the best chance to hover around contention. But this season is once again on the verge of getting away from them. And the second it does, they’re going to need to see what they have in Gabbert. Because they can’t afford to have quarterback be an issue again next season.​ Might as well see what you’ve got in Gabbert, even though it’s not going to happen.John Gambadoro, Co-host of Burns & GamboThere is nothing good that comes out of this drubbing in London — NOTHING.Cards were humiliated in every aspect of the game and embarrassed. Patrick Peterson’s frustration seemed to be boiling over on every play. And the Cardinals suffered another major injury in what has been a season full of them. No team can expect to overcome this many injuries, and now with Carson Palmer out for a while, it is time to see what Blaine Gabbert has.Yes not Drew Stanton, but Blaine Gabbert. I know what Stanton can do — he is an adequate at-best backup with no real future on this roster. Gabbert is a former first-round pick with many unsuccessful starts under his belt, but he played extremely well in the preseason and Arizona needs to find out what they have in him now. Stanton should stay the backup because that’s all he ever will be. Gabbert has a higher ceiling and should know the offense well enough by now to run it. At the very least, find out if Gabbert is a possibility for next season as a starter or backup. It would be a huge mistake to play Stanton — if all is lost and you are not going anywhere anyway, I see no reason why Stanton should start. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Vince Marotta, Co-host of Bickley & MarottaWe’ve probably just seen Carson Palmer take a snap for the Arizona Cardinals for the last time.After getting slammed by a blitzing Alec Ogletree in an ugly 33-0 loss Sunday in London, Palmer left the game. Head coach Bruce Arians said Palmer broke his arm, needs surgery and will miss at least eight weeks. The Cardinals have nine games left.There’s no need for Palmer to play again this year, even if he is healthy enough to go in the season finale. The Cardinals will likely be so far out of contention that his presence won’t matter.Drew Stanton now gets the keys to the offense. Whether or not you think that should be the answer, it is. Arians vehemently made that clear after the game; they’re not going to third-stringer Blaine Gabbert.Despite Arians’ proclamation, I think he should go to Gabbert. Stanton is serviceable — when there is a semblance of protection. The Cardinals’ offensive line took a giant step back Sunday, and that doesn’t bode well for the interception-prone Stanton. Gabbert is the closest thing to a future QB on the Arizona roster. No David Johnson, no Carson Palmer, no chance. 48 Comments   Share   Dave Burns, Co-host of Burns & Gambo​I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the notion of traveling that far, spending that much time, energy and money only to get annihilated to the tune of a 33-0 final score. How deflating that must feel. The only shutout of the Bruce Arians era. First time they’ve been shutout since that 58-0 embarrassment in Seattle all those years ago. The only B.A. coached loss that was worse was the NFC Championship game.Nothing went right. Nothing. Offensive line got manhandled. No room to run for Adrian Peterson. Larry Fitzgerald was invisible. The defense looked more interested in sightseeing than getting the Rams off the field on third down. Their collective effort seems to wane especially when their offense appears over-matched. Phil Dawson missed another kick. And now for seemingly the 10th year in a row, the Rams have interrupted Carson Palmer’s season.If it’s me (and it’s not) I play Stanton vs. the 49ers and the Seahawks after the bye. The Cardinals are 1-4 in the conference so likely their only chance of making the playoffs — and I know how ludicrous that sounds — is winning the division. It’s worth seeing if Stanton can pull out a miracle or two. If not, desperation gives way to experimentation, and it’s time for Blaine Gabbert the rest of the way so you can see what you’ve got. It’s possible that’s the last we’ve seen of Palmer and if so it’s a shame that it ends like this. We all got more than we ever could have bargained for during his time here. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more

Howard Schultz candidacy is Trumps best chance in 2020 says Julián Castro

first_imgInterviewed on CNN’s State of the Union, Castro was asked about Schultz’s contention that Democrats and Republicans “are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics”, and are thus not acting in the interest of the American people.He said he had “tremendous respect” for the businessman, based in part on encounters while he was in government.“Obviously,” Castro said, “if he runs, it’s going to make an impression on the race. But … I have a concern that if he did run … essentially it would provide Donald Trump with his best hope of getting re-elected.” This article is more than 5 months old US elections 2020 Since you’re here… Share via Email Julián Castro: ‘Essentially it would provide Donald Trump with his best hope of getting re-elected. Photograph: Cj Gunther/EPA Topics Sun 27 Jan 2019 13.09 EST Share on Messenger Iowa Nice: hawkeyed experts say Elizabeth Warren hit ground running Democrats Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro said on Sunday the former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz will give Donald Trump “his best hope of getting re-elected” if he chooses to launch an independent run for the White House. This article is more than 5 months old Pinterest Shares115115 First published on Sun 27 Jan 2019 12.33 EST Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is part of a growing field of declared candidates for the Democratic nomination.Schulz is a long-term Democratic donor and has flirted with a run since stepping down from the coffee giant last year. He has reportedly hired experienced advisers and in an interview with CBS 60 Minutes to be broadcast on Sunday, he reportedly said that if he does jump into the race, it will be as an independent.On Monday, he will release From the Ground Up, a autobiography subtitled: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America. Read more Share on Facebook Read more US elections 2020 Howard Schultz candidacy is Trump’s ‘best chance’ in 2020, says Julián Castro Howard Schultz has reportedly said that if he does run for president in 2020 it will be as an independent.Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP @MartinPengelly Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Recent presidential elections have been affected by strong showings from candidates outside the Democratic and Republican parties.In 1992, the conservative Ross Perot siphoned votes from then president George HW Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton.In 2000, Al Gore lost the race to succeed Clinton to Bush’s son, George W Bush, because – some say, though others say not – Green candidate Ralph Nader showed strongly in Florida.In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton despite losing the national popular vote by nearly 3m. Jill Stein, the Green candidate, and Gary Johnson, a Libertarian, attracted millions of supporters.Trump won in the electoral college thanks to narrow victories in key northern and midwestern states. In Pennsylvania, for example, his margin of victory over Clinton was just over 44,000 votes. Just under 50,000 Pennsylvanians voted for Stein, and nearly 150,000 for Johnson. Martin Pengelly in New York Share on Pinterest The Democratic presidential candidate said that the former Starbucks CEO risked splitting the anti-Trump vote ‘We need to speak truth’: how does Kamala Harris’s 2020 book stack up? Share on LinkedIn Twitter Julian Castro Sign up for the US morning briefing Donald Trump Castro cited a recent poll which said Trump would not be able to beat any one of seven Democratic candidates to run against him.“So his only hope,” he said, “if things stayed the same – and that’s a big if – is essentially to get somebody else, a third party, to siphon off those votes. And I don’t think that that would be in the best interest of our country. We need new leadership. “And so, you know, I would suggest to Mr Schultz to truly think about the negative impact that that might make.”The survey in question, from Public Policy Polling, showed Trump unable to gain more than 42% support in match-ups with Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, who have all declared runs, and against Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker, who have not formally pitched in.Castro was not mentioned.Schultz has long supported Democrats and Democratic causes but that has not shielded him from criticism within the party.Tina Podlowski, the party chair in Schultz’s home state, Washington, told the Associated Press: “For somebody who is professing to be a lifelong Democrat, I think to be running as an independent in this particular cycle is not a wise thing to do.”The former Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod tweeted that a possible Schultz run was “the only good news [Trump] received in an otherwise dismal week”. Another former Obama adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, said “this half-baked idea … will pose an existential threat to a Democrat in what will likely be 2020 race decided by a few votes in a handful of states”. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. 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