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Embattled former Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade makes rental play

first_imgGreat place to kick off the footy boots. Picture: CoreLogicHis situation seems somewhat removed from fellow Gold Coast coach Neil Henry, who was ousted from the Titans on Monday. At this stage Mr Henry doesn’t seem to have plans to budge from the area. He and wife Catherine bought an $840,000 “seachange” house in Tugun three years ago. There has been no movement on that property as yet, a sign that he has no plans to move just yet. Among his accomplishments, Henry has previously had stints as a writer and commentator so who knows where he could pop up next. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoRodney Eade’s kitchen has been renovated. Picture: CoreLogic Gold Coast Suns former head coach Rodney Eade’s $960,000 unit has come up for rent. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty ImagesIT’S been a horror month for coaches of major Queensland teams, with two ousted in the last two weeks – but property moves seem to indicate at least one may have a new gig lined up.Judging by his property manoeuvres, ousted Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade may already have a new direction in play just over a week after being let go.A luxury two bed unit in Main Beach that he bought for $960,000 two and a half years ago has hit the rental market within a week of his shock departure. The former Suns’ coach was looking to land $800 a week for the two bedroom unit which was available for 12 month or two year leases. The renovated apartment has views of the Broadwater and has been renovated.Eade had left the Suns immediately after he was told that his contract would not be renewed, which apparently gave him the dubious honour of becoming the first Aussie Rules coach let go this season. The view to the Broadwater is quintessential Goldie. Picture: CoreLogiccenter_img Neil Henry has no plans to leave the Gold Coast vicinity as yet. Picture. Phil HillyardThere’s precedent for hanging on to property even after moving on from coaching jobs on the coast. The man Henry replaced, John Cartwright, has kept a foothold on the coast for almost three years, despite taking assistant coaching gigs for the North Queensland Cowboys and then the Manly Sea Eagles.Cartwright bought a $935,000 villa in Currumbin four months after stepping down from the Titans coaching job and, right now, there’s no record of it being rented out. Former Titans coach John Cartwright still has a villa on the Gold Coast waiting for his return. Picture: Mark Evanslast_img read more

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‘NFL Top 100’ rankings reaction: Keenan Allen pissed, Allen Robinson dissed, Josh Allen missed

first_imgIn Sporting News’ forward-looking QB rankings for 2020, Allen (No. 18) was just ahead of Murray (No. 19). But there’s no way, with only 70 spots left, that all 17 QBs better than both at the moment, make the list, too. That includes Wentz, whom SN ranked No. 9 at quarterback.One would hope that Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Deshaun Watson and Dak Prescott are all locks to make it from quarterback on the NFL Top 100. Tom Brady also probably gets there because of his GOATness, despite a shaky final Patriots season. But Allen isn’t yet deserving to crack the list, even well behind all of them.Allen Robinson certainly shouldn’t be behind Josh Allen, and Keenan Allen should be a lot more upset that he’s only 10 spots ahead, too. It’s media player-ranking season around the NFL and not everyone’s happy. Nothing gets players, pundits and fans more riled up than listing someone ahead of someone else for their on-field work, because they’re wrong and we’re right.Sporting News has gotten in on the position-by-position fun, already releasing our quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end rankings going into the 2020 season. So with the NFL’s annual Top 100 Players being rolled out again this week, it’s only natural for us to compare, contrast and question. MORE: NFL coach rankings for 2020Given the league’s list based on players voting for their peers, there always are glaring differences from armchair analysts and scouting services. With No. 100 through No. 71 revealed and No. 70 through No. 1 yet to come, here are the biggest early reactions to the rankings, starting with one pissed-off wide receiver:Keenan Allen isn’t so keen on No. 77Wide receivers are an outspoken sort and every good one thinks he’s indeed the best one. They are very hard to rank vs. each other, let alone vs. a pool of players across other positions. The Chargers’ Keenan Allen was not happy to be the fourth of many receivers to be revealed, ahead of only the Bears’ Allen Robinson (No. 93), the Rams’ Cooper Kupp (No. 89) and the Seahawks’ DK Metcalf (No. 81). Although Allen isn’t the biggest field-stretcher or scorer, he expected his three-year average of 101 catches, 1,263 yards and 6 TDs to put him with wideouts perceived to be better.Ok I’m tired of biten my tongue… @cheetah @MikeEvans13_ @chrisgoodwin … ( and the list goes on) ARE NOT a better receiver than me! Faster than me…every day of the week but separation..CHILD PLEASE! https://t.co/rBQwJZWkE3— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) July 27, 2020It was interesting that Allen singled out the Buccaneers’ duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin (not Goodwin) and Chiefs’ speedster Tyreek Hill among the receivers he feels to be inferior.Evans gets more attention for his big plays and averaging more than 17 yards per catch the past two seasons. Hill represents the premier home run-hitting receiver in Allen’s own division, the AFC West, in which Allen recently declared he was the best.Godwin, however, is a comparable technician to Allen with his routes and hands. He missed two games last season in his breakout, but still posted 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine TDs. Allen is right that he needs more credit, despite the lack of long-ball success and scoring. But big plays and TDs are a big part of the game. That’s why he’s a solid No. 15 among wideouts in Sporting News’ list, with Godwin No. 3, Hill No. 6 and Evans No. 7. Allen can counter to say he’s more like SN’s — and likely the NFL’s — No. 1, the Saints’ Michael Thomas, than all of them. Allen does have plenty of substance, but there’s a lot more than style that goes with the games of Evans, Godwin and Hill to make them worthy of being ranked above him.MORE: Who are the best and worst NFL GMs?Allen Robinson really was the dissed Allen wide receiverKeenan Allen was ranked 16 spots ahead of Allen Robinson. In SN’s wide receiver list, Robinson was No. 12, three spots ahead of Allen.Robinson is coming off a remarkable season with the Bears, where he got little complementary help outside of Anthony Miller and produced despite major regression from Mitchell Trubisky. Robinson was better all-round as an outside receiver facing top coverage every week vs. Kupp, who dominated in the slot for the Rams, and Metcalf, who thrived as the No. 2 opposite Tyler Lockett for Russell Wilson.Back in 2015, Robinson looked ready to become the NFL’s best wideout, posting an 80-catch, 1,400-yard, 14-TD season for the Jaguars. He did that despite catching passes from Blake Bortles, making the QB look a lot better than he really was.Between a torn ACL and free agency, it’s been a long road back for Robinson to get to that level. His age 26 season in 2019 was right there: 98 catches, 1,147 yards and seven TDs. Robinson’s numbers were very comparable to Allen’s, so if any Allen has a beef, Robinson has a bigger one.All in all, with Robinson and Allen ranked so “low,” it once again shows that the NFL has never been deeper and more talented at wide receiver, the game’s glossiest and most debated position.Josh Allen, really, at No. 87, over Carson Wentz?The more concerning Allen of them all on the “NFL Top 100” is the Bills’ third-year quarterback. Had it been the Jaguars’ edge pass rusher of the same name, one would have been OK with that.But we’re not sure how Josh Allen the quarterback is ranked above Carson Wentz. According to NBC Sports Philadelphia, five Eagles made the list (Zach Ertz, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Fletcher Cox, Darius Slay), but all five have already been revealed and none of them is Wentz.When Allen was at Wyoming, the big-armed athletic passer drew comparisons to Wentz. But Wentz, an MVP candidate during the Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 run, played a full season at a much higher overall level in 2019. Allen is getting too much attention for his prolific running (510 yards, nine TDs) than criticism for his erratic, inaccurate passing.The Cardinals’ Kyler Murray was the first QB revealed on the list at No. 90, three spots lower. That was a bit of a stretch, too. Murray was the Offensive Rookie of the Year. With similar passing and rushing numbers from 2019 and with some upside to improve with respective new wide receivers Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins, it makes sense that Allen and Murray are close together in rankings.last_img read more

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