working to take some pressure off an offensive line that has not been able to protect Flacco. from mary123's blog

The ICC is keen on having an edge-detection tool - Realtime Snicko, UltraEdge or HotSpot - to go with the existing ball-tracking tool as minimum requirements for DRS. Mens/Womens Asics Tiger Aaron Low Sneakers White/Blue H50XJ-0142 . However, that depends on the ICC cricket committee headed by Anil Kumble, and a planned meeting with the member boards in February 2017 to prepare a road map for the use of technology moving forward. For the ICC, the ideal outcome of the meeting will be some sort of agreement to have DRS for every Test no matter where it takes place, with the decided minimum requirements in place.As it stands now, DRS is employed even in those Tests where no edge-detection technology is available whereas India have been playing without DRS even with the required technology available. That India have agreed to use it on a trial basis against England is a step forward, but ICCs general manager of cricket operations Geoff Allardice knows there is some way to go.I look at matches in different parts of the world, and I see the different levels of technology and you see umpires are left without conclusive evidence in one series where in another series they might have conclusive evidence with all tools available, Allardice said. There are some logistical challenges as well about having every type of technology in every match but I think overall we should be striving for a more consistent delivery of technology at all international matches.Ball-tracking is standard in DRS at the moment, and we wont see that changing. I think you certainly need an edge-detection tool as a standard. If you go back to times gone by with the umpires listening to the stump microphone audio and trying to judge whether that was the sound of bat on ball or bat on pad or whatever, it was very difficult to make a decision [for the umpire] and also for the people watching at home to know what the umpire was thinking. And sound-based edge detection systems like Realtime Snicko and UltraEdge have simplified those kinds of decisions.HotSpot is another tool that helps in edge detection, and while Allardice said it has a lot to add to a DRS system, its inclusion posed logistical challenges. Indias home Tests against England, for example, could have had HotSpot but the BCCI was told it would take too long for the equipment to arrive in the country. The cameras used by HotSpot are high-end military cameras, whose shipping needs special permissions from governments.The BCCIs opposition to DRS arose from a perception that it wasnt 100% fool proof. Some other boards do not employ it because of the high cost of equipment. As such there has been pressure on the ICC to assume control of the system itself. Allardice was open to the possibility.If we get the support of members for the ICC to take a greater role in providing consistent technology at every game, we think thats the right way to go forward. If we can map that out to the countries, and they like that, then the plan will be to start putting it in place. he said. Generally in DRS series, we deliver 98 to 99% correct decisions, and what that does is provide a consistency of correct decisions, whether the conditions are difficult for umpiring, or whether the umpire is having a good day or a bad day.There has also been protest against DRS because of the possibility of human error. When asked if the ICC might be interested in training people to operate the various technologies to assuage that concern, Allardice said it was the technology provider who was best placed to understand the nuances of the system and implement it correctly. He did, however, admit there was a need for the ICC to oversee operations.At this stage, I wouldnt see us wanting to be technology providers ourselves, because the expertise and product development work thats taken place over a long period of time, has been conducted by the technology providers. But I think there is a greater role for the ICC in the coordination of technology that goes to each match, and the oversight of the performance at matches.DRSs impact on the umpires is also a point of debate. In the Chittagong Test between England and Bangladesh, eight out of 18 decisions made by Kumar Dharmasena were overturned. Allardice said the number of incorrect calls an umpire makes factors into his assessment by the ICC, but he is judged over a longer term than just one match.Its quite a test for an umpire in those conditions, because you can often be making good umpiring decisions that are later proven to be incorrect, Allardice said. Like getting a glove on a sweep shot that then leads to an lbw being overturned.One of the skills of an umpire at all levels, whether there is DRS or not, is his resilience to mistakes. In the old days, you used to find out when you came off the field whether you had made a mistake or not, and now that feedback is a little bit more immediate. And being able to process feedback about your decisions, and then try to either use it to improve your decision?making, or to not let it affect your decision making, is the thing that determines an elite umpire from the next level down. Asics Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Online Mens/Womens Black/Gold HL202-0333 . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Asics Gel Lyte V Black . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. The last time Geno Smith faced the Baltimore Ravens, he was in his 11th start as a rookie in 2013.He didnt fare very well, completing just 9 of 22 passes and throwing two interceptions as his New York Jets lost 19-3 in Baltimore.It was part of a forgettable rookie season for the quarterback, who completed just 55.8 percent of his passes and threw 21 interceptions vs. 12 touchdowns. He wasnt much better in his second season, which is why the Jets traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick in March 2015 and ended up making him the starter.However, with Fitzpatrick benched Wednesday, Smith is back at the helm -- at least for now.As the Jets (1-5) host the Ravens (3-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS, his task is to try to spark an offense that ranks last in scoring (15.8 points per game) and No. 2 in turnovers (15).I felt it was time for a change, New York coach Todd Bowles said. We got up there in the turnover category. We hadnt put any points up. Were trying to get a spark somewhere, so I made the change.The Ravens hope they dont have to make a change at the same position.Quarterback Joe Flacco has been sacked 11 times over the past three games -- all losses -- and is dealing with a sore right shoulder that kept him out of practice Wednesday.I have a little shoulder soreness, Flacco said. A little bit of rest right now is probably the best thing.Coach John Harbaugh said Flacco still has a legitimate chance to play against the Jets. Backup Ryan Mallett would start if Flacco cannot.In two games filling in for an injured Flacco last season, Mallett completed 58 of 97 pass attempts (59.8 percent), with two touchdowns and two interceptions.Ryan (could be) a starter in this league, Harbaugh said. That will not be a problem if he plays. Ill feel very confident if Ryan Mallett is out there playing.That said, Harbaugh clearly would prefer his starter.Joe will be out there if he can be, the coach said. Theres no tougher guy than Joe. To me, he will be out there. Its my belief hell be out there.Considering the quarterback situations in this game, both teamms will try to run the ball. Asics Gel Kayano 20 Sale. However, the ground yardage might be hard to come by.The Ravens could be without top pass rusher Terrell Suggs (torn biceps), but they still have the top run defense in the NFL, giving up just 69.7 yards per game.The Jets running attack ranks 19th at just 92.5 yards per game. Part of that is a lack of carries -- Matt Forte and Bilal Powell have combined for just 28 the past two weeks. Smith, a more mobile quarterback than Fitzpatrick, could help that effort.The Jets also will hope Smith can take advantage of an injury-ravaged Ravens secondary and get the ball to top wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has 27 receptions for 433 yards and two touchdowns.Baltimore hopes to have starting cornerback Jimmy Smith back in the lineup after he sustained a concussion last week against the Giants. But the secondary is also dealing with several other injuries: Tavon Young (undisclosed), Jerraud Powers (groin) and Shareece Wright (hamstring). The status of that trio is uncertain.The Ravens also will try to establish their running game, with Terrance West working to take some pressure off an offensive line that has not been able to protect Flacco. West has emerged as Baltimores top back, rushing for 208 yards on 32 carries in the past two games.Of course, the Jets have almost as staunch a run defense as the Ravens, ranking sixth in the NFL at 85.5 yards allowed per game. Baltimores reshuffled line will have to contend with Leonard Williams (five sacks) and company.Bowles plans to make a few personnel moves on defense, although he would not give any details.(None) that I feel like revealing, Bowles said, but Ive made some changes.One potential switch would be benching cornerback Buster Skrine, who was flagged for four penalties Monday night in New Yorks 28-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. 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