Patriots QB Compared to Former Cowboys Pro-Bowler by QB Guru

Despite his lack of experience and a real opportunity, the evaluations, and reviews on the New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham continue to roll in. To a degree, it comes with the territory.

It’s not every day a guy is replacing the greatest QB in NFL history who happened to captain a 20-year dynasty. The latest person to weigh-in on Stidham as a QB of the future for the Patriots is former NFL QB, current NFL analyst, and son of New York Giants great Phil Simms, Chris Simms.

Chris Simms Compares Stidham to Tony Romo

While some may say former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo didn’t prove he could win big games during his career, few will doubt his physical talent. Therefore, when Simms drops this piece of his evaluation on Stidham, Patriots fans should read it with pleasure and hope.

“First off, I loved [Stidham] coming out of college,” Simms said this on Pro Football Talk. “I saw a lot of him in preseason last year and loved the way he looked. Really, when you look at him, there’s nothing to say or look at him physically and go, ‘Oh, there’s a weakness to his football game.’ He reminds me a little of Tony Romo. He’s a very pure thrower of the football. He’s got great mechanics, he’s natural that way. He’s smart, and we know he’s being well-schooled up there in New England.”

It almost sounds as if Simms was giving Stidham a ringing endorsement, and one that validates the Patriots potentially handing the second-year pro the keys to the car Tom Brady drove for two decades.

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However, Simms offered a sobering ranking for Stidham when compared to the other quarterbacks in the NFL. Simms rates Stidham just 35th among NFL quarterbacks, and he offered this about him during his appearance on the program.

“He doesn’t have as strong of an arm as Tom Brady, but it’s not far off — it’s right there in that range. It’s a really good arm, and he’s a good athlete. Not an athlete that’s going to run for a ton of yards, but can move around the pocket and extend plays that way. That’s what I’m excited about with Jarrett Stidham: He’s got great feel. He’s a natural at playing the quarterback position, let alone, he’s got skills that can really shine and …read more

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Lyft says rides are slowly rebounding as much as 73% in some cities as the United States slowly reopens (LYFT)

FILE PHOTO: A Lyft driver wears a mask during the coronavirus outbreak, as he leaves passengers in the U.S. Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, U.S. April 1, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Lyft said some cities were starting to see significant rebounds following the coronavirus’ decimation of ride-hailing requests.
Overall, US rides were up 26% in May compared to April, with some cities like Austin, Texas up as much as 73%.
Shares of Lyft rose about 4% in after-hours trading as investors welcomed the rebound.
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After near total decimation because of the coronavirus pandemic, Lyft said Tuesday that ride requests were starting to pick up again.

Overall, rides were up 26% in the United States in May compared to April, but are still down 70% from the same period of last year, Lyft said in a regulatory filing.

Some cities, however, are seeing much larger upticks as parts of the country relax shelter-in-place orders sooner than others. Austin, for example, saw a 73% increase, while Miami was up 64%, Las Vegas up 59%, and Denver up 54%.

Investors cheered the good news, sending shares of Lyft up about 4% in after-hours trading, making up for trading day’s losses. Unlike Uber, Lyft had no food-delivery arm to lean on ancillary revenue as taxi rides plummeted amid stay-at-home orders around the world. The stock remains down more than 50% from its initial public offering in 2019.

“Since mid-March, Lyft has observed that the actions instituted by government authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19 have impacted the relative distribution of intra-week rides,” the company said. “Riders are taking relatively more rides on weekdays versus weekends, including commute trips by essential workers as well as trips to stores selling essential goods.”

Lyft will disclose its full financial results for the second-quarter in early August, it said.

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David Dorn: Retired St. Louis Police Captain Killed by Looters on Facebook Live

During a night of violent protests and looting in St. Louis, David Dorn was shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop in an incident that was captured on Facebook Live. Dorn, a retired police captain, was shot in the chest at around 2:30 a.m. and died in front of the shop, Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry, at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The 77-year-old was identified on Tuesday morning during a press conference by Mayor Lyda Krewson and Police Chief John Hayden. Hayden said Dorn was killed “during a looting process. David Dorn was exercising law enforcement training that he learned here.” Police are investigating the shooting and there have been no arrests yet in connection with Dorn’s death.

Former St. Louis Police Chief Tim Fitch said on Twitter that Dorn was “A true public servant. Protecting & serving all the way to the end. None of us who knew you are surprised you went out fighting at Lee’s Pawn this morning. God speed my friend.”

A true public servant. Protecting & serving all the way to the end. None of us who knew you are surprised you went out fighting at Lee’s Pawn this morning. God speed my friend. #DavidDorn pic.twitter.com/i9X7q9hKIc

— Tim Fitch (@ChiefTimFitch) June 2, 2020

The Incident Was Captured on Facebook Live & Dorn’s Wife Said He Was Checking on the Shop to Help Out the Owner

Dorn’s wife, Ann Marie Dorn, told St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he was friends with the owner of the pawn shop. She said he worked with him and would go check on the property when the burglar alarms went off to make sure everything was fine. The outlet said, “She was too distraught to talk more about her husband.”

The incident was captured on Facebook Live, although it has since been removed. The Ethical Society of Police, who posted about Dorn’s death, told the Post-Dispatch they were aware of the video. State Rep. Rasheen Aldridge said he saw the broadcast and was horrified by it. He wrote on Facebook, “I just seen a man die on live man! Smh.” He also told the outlet he was “Very traumatized right now.” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told the Post-Dispatch they were trying to get more information about the video.

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