Megan Manfull's article

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  1. badboy

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    "What I've been so impressed with from Matt is that he doesn't watch the rush," Shanahan said. "He goes through his progressions; he looks downfield. But when a D-lineman gets in his face and he's about to get sacked, he has the quickness and the ability to see that and react — to know where his eligibles are, know where his outlets are. He gets the ball out of his hands."

    The anti-Carr....
     
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    Here is the state of reporting at the Comicle. Headline as of this moment (I am sure they will catch a snap and change it at some point)--NFL: Ex-Texan McKinney signs with Browns. SETH McKinney just RE-signed with the Browns. Pathetic.
     
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    That's been up since late last night. Look at the time stamp on the first comment. The article is time stamped 10:35 pm. How much you want to bet it makes it a full 12 hours?

    There's no doubt we're at an all time low in local 'print' media sports coverage in this city. They could obviously use a new headline writer too. I wonder if that made it past the editors into the print versions too?


    http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/
     
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    Seems like everytime I read one of the McClain/Manfield blogs, they cover all options, rule out few.........and change with the wind. I would expect that more from Texans board posters, yet it seems that there is more insight and willingness to take a stand and present legitimate factual backup for those stands offered right here.
     
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    Competition would do the Chronicle wonders, but I'm not holding my breath.

    11 hours and counting - still up.

    By the way, pft broke that 'news' at 3:57 pm CDT yesterday afternoon (with the correct headline-to-content relationship):

     
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    Last year a story broke that I found on Yahoo news. It was credited to an AP writer. I found the exact same story credited to Megan Manful in the Chronicle. The text had not changed, only the headline was slightly different. I questioned both, but received no response. I thought that was strange.
    :thinking:
     
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    That is what espin does a lot of Len "combover" Pasquerially. Welcome to the 200? in what ever way of reporting. Let someone do all the work and then take credit for it.
     


  9. DiehardChris

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    The McKinney headline is STILL UP!! It's been over 12 hours now!

    Here's the screen capture:

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    All McKinneys look alike you know that. :smiliedance:
     
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    Kristie Rieken is the AP writer that covers the Texans. I've see her and Manfull hanging out together on the sidelines during practices, etc., so maybe the they have an agreement to share stuff... you know, you take mornings, I'll take afternoons....

    14+ hours and counting for The Leading News Source. One more hour and it will be a full 24 hrs since pft ran the story .... correctly I might add. I guess they don't work on weekends.

    Seth, Steve, Browns, Texans, what's in a name anyway?
     
  12. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    In other news, did you guys see that former Texan Chris Carr signed an offer sheet with the Titans to play CB and return kicks?:confused:
     
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    Maybe it was corrected already because it says Raiders

    Titans sign Raiders' Carr to offer sheet
     
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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    LOL, it was never wrong. I was just engaging in Chronicle-style journalism.
     
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    Why do you hate McKinneys?
     
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    Did some sleuthing of my own:

    http://www.offenburger.com/lspaper.asp?link=20011026

    Wondered what connection landed Manfull here. I think she does ok providing info for the casual fan, but not for most message board folk. They've got 4 or 5 capable of covering the Astros beat or providing meaningful columns/commentary. They've only got 2 or only utilize 2 (arguably) for the Texans. That's part of the problem, and I think it goes back to the decision to put McClain on the beat to start instead of hiring someone new back then. I'd be hard-pressed to criticize a writer for not knowing, say, the wonder that was Matt Stevens, if he/she hadn't been covering the NFL/Texans until the past two years.
     
  17. Rex King

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    Why does everything always have to turn into a McKinney/non-McKinney issue?
     
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    And the answer was in your link.

    Actually, I'm not a real fan of Ortiz and his coverage of the Astros. Let's face it, the bar at the Chronic isn't set very high.
     
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    Because it is either a McKinney or it is not a McKinney, it is just that simple.
     
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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    ....almost 17 hours now. Incredible.
     

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