The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The present is all that matters.First-year coach Steve Wilks, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and quarterback Sam Bradford are the known pieces to that present, and Fitzgerald has confidence in all of them.Joining Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station Monday morning, Fitzgerald spoke on a series of topics while promoting his eighth annual Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday at Salt River Fields.Related LinksShould the Arizona Cardinals pursue free agent WR Dez Bryant?Arizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerReport: Former Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams agrees to deal with ChiefsOn playing under first-year offensive coordinator Mike McCoy:“I know that he did an unbelievable job with the (teams) he’s been at. The terminology is completely different to what we’re accustomed to — we have to all get acclimated with that. He’s a great communicator. Every day in the classroom, we have questions, pop-quizzes. He brings you up on the stage and holds you accountable for knowing your assignments.“I really enjoy just his personality, first and foremost. He’s a football guy through and through, and demanding in terms of what he expects his players to know. He wants to play an up-tempo game offensively.”On how he succeeds with so many quarterbacks over his career:  “What I think helps me with quarterbacks is — most important thing about being a wide receiver is catching the football. That’s one of my strengths, no matter if my speed or quickness is diminished. If the ball is around me, I’m going to catch it. I think that gives me a comfort. I’m big, I’m strong, so I can create the separation. That’s another thing: quarterbacks don’t like to throw into really tight windows.“I think that’s really why quarterbacks trust me and throw it to me is those characteristics.”On getting to know Bradford, who Arizona signed to replace retired starting quarterback Carson Palmer:“Anywhere Sam has gone — from Philadelphia to Minnesota to when he played in St. Louis — the guy is a 10-point accurate passer. When he’s in a groove, you go back and watch the Monday Night Football game last year (in which the former Vikings QB completed 27-of-32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns) … when he completely torched the New Orleans Saints in the opening week, that’s Sam Bradford in a nutshell.”On playing under Wilks:“He’s in tune with every aspect of what’s going on. I mean, he knows the lunch ladies’ names. He’s one of those kind of people — everything that’s going on in that building, he’s got a pulse for. That’s a skill. That’s a real skill. I’m very fortunate that (Cardinals president) Michael Bidwill went through the process of hiring him.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Larry Fitzgerald’s offseason included a big decision and miles of travel across the world.The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver’s choice to return for his 15th NFL season put him in position to act as a bridge into a future. That said, Fitzgerald is living in the moment — he’s not worried about who becomes the quarterback of the future or how recently-waived receiver Dez Bryant might or might not fit into the Cardinals’ plans. Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img On if Fitzgerald might help recruit receiver Dez Bryant, who was just waived by the Dallas Cowboys:“I don’t really get too involved. I try to stay out of that process. Players should play. Management should do what they do. … He wants to play the Cowboys twice a year.“You saw what he was able to do in Dallas over the years. I think he’s still got a lot of juice left in the tank.”On if he visits with potential draft picks like quarterback Baker Mayfield, who will reportedly visit the Cardinals this week:“I don’t think it’s really my place. He’s the future and I’m kind of the old guard. That’s more (GM) Steve Keim and Coach Wilks and David Johnson. I’m more so just concerned about what we can do this year.“… I don’t even buy green bananas, I don’t even have time.” 2 Comments   Share   Top Stories LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Loblaw profit beats expectations as more people shop at its food and

first_img Join the conversation → Reddit Share this storyLoblaw profit beats expectations as more people shop at its food and drug stores Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Reuters Loblaw profit beats expectations as more people shop at its food and drug stores Canada’s largest grocer expands home delivery to compete with Amazon.com advertisement Loblaw Cos Ltd said retail same-store sales, both in the food and drug segments, grew 1.7 per cent in the quarter.Canadian Press ← Previous Next → Twitter Featured Stories February 21, 20197:24 AM EST Filed under News Retail & Marketing center_img Sponsored By: Facebook 0 Comments What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation More Comment Recommended For You’We were experiencing headwinds’ — Canopy Growth stock heads south on poor sales ramp-upDefining the future of Canadian competitiveness: How partnerships between industry and educational institutions can help lead the way forwardTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016 Loblaw Cos Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, as more people shopped at the Canadian retailer’s food and drug stores.In the face of stiff competition from Amazon.com Inc , Loblaw has been expanding its home delivery services in Canada, through its partnership with San Francisco-based online grocery chain, Instacart.Adjusted gross profit in the retail segment, the company’s biggest, rose 2.6 per cent to $3.25 billion.The company said retail same-store sales, both in the food and drug segments, grew 1.7 per cent in the quarter.Excluding items, the company earned $1.07 per share, beating analysts’ average estimate of $1.04 per share, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Net profit available to shareholders rose to $221 million, or 59 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.31, from $31 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue rose to $11.22 billion from $10.99 billion.© Thomson Reuters 2019 Emaillast_img read more