Steve Wilks: “Pretty exciting” to have David Johnson back out there

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said he didn’t want to get “too excited” about how anyone looks at this point in the calendar, but he sounded pretty happy about how one key player looked during the first organized team activity of the offseason.

That player is running back David Johnson, who missed all but a handful of snaps last season due to a wrist injury suffered during the first week of the regular season. According to Wilks, Johnson put some of that pent-up energy to good use on Tuesday.

This also will hold the audience in place, giving fans fewer reasons to stray during lulls in the action, since they’ll be scanning the available options for the next bet they’ll be placing, before the next play begins.

However sports betting shakes out, every sports league and network that televises sports should be immediately figuring out how to deliver real-time action, since it will be the best (and perhaps only) way to enjoy real-time action from home.

“We’re getting more information,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said. “[Rockets owner] Tilman [Fertitta] is very engaged with it. He and I have been talking about [what can be done.] I’d call it a recognition of the importance of supporting all of our community. We’re actively trying to figure out how we can best impact those people affected by it.

“It’s amazing that these things seem to be more and more commonplace now. This hits close to home because it’s right down the street. We’re going to make sure we get all the appropriate information and deliver the appropriate tribute and support that we can.”

Rockets guard Chris Paul gave an impassioned statement Friday, saying the playoffs were “minor compared to what is taking place down in Santa Fe.”

Saturday, he talked more about the incident. “I have two kids of my own who I take to school … and you hope they come back to you.

“Prayers go out to those families and everyone that was affected by it. This is becoming somewhat of the norm and shouldn’t be.
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