Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Bradford’s favorite target has been receiver Danny Amendola, who already has 31 catches for 351 yards and two TDs. “It’s not a great offensive team but Sam Bradford is a very dangerous quarterback,” said Jaworski. “Danny Amendola is having a breakout year right now. He’s a guy that’s becoming the security blanket. The Cardinals defense is going to have to be at their very best. This is potentially an explosive offense. They haven’t been but they have the potential to put points on the board.”The Rams, who turned the ball over once last week against Seattle, have matched their win total from 2011 and can move above .500 through its first five games for the first time since opening 4-1 in 2006. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share For the better part of the last decade the Arizona Cardinals Week 5 opponent, the St. Louis Rams, have been one of the worst teams in football. They’ve had trouble getting the ball into the end zone and keeping their opponents out.But under newly-hired head coach Jeff Fisher, the 2012 Rams have looked like a brand new team. They are 2-2 this season and easily could be 3-1. With Fisher calling the shots, the Rams are playing inspired football and should no longer be looked upon as an automatic win for opposing teams. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “You know when Jeff Fisher takes over a team you know the accentuation is going to be on the defensive side of the ball,” ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “He was an NFL player. He was on Buddy Ryan’s Chicago Bears in the early 80s. His foundation is going to be defense. He’s like Wade Wilson. A Mr. Fix It when you come in.”With the help of a revamped secondary the Rams have quietly emerged as one of the better young defenses in the league. Former Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan was called upon to reunite with his former head coach, and so far has lived up to the huge contract the Rams gave him. Through four games he has three interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown“They’ll strip the ball, they’ll make interceptions, Cortland Finnegan will be nothing but an agitator the entire game,” said Jaworski. “It’ll force the offense to do stupid thing like Josh Morgan and Washington did. Those are the things that this defense does.”Offensively the Rams will look for third year quarterback Sam Bradford to continue to improve on the numbers from his disappointing 2011 season. Through four games this season, Bradford has thrown four touchdowns and both his QB rating and completion percentage are above his career average. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
April Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards:The City Council began its budget proceedings this past week and I am excited to analyze exactly where every dollar is spent to maintain a world class city like Boston. Until the end of June, my colleagues and I will be hearing from City departments and experts who will testify on the $3.29 billion dollars of anticipated spending in FY 2019. I’ll be fighting on behalf of East Boston, Charlestown and the North End for the appropriations and investments we deserve to make our neighborhoods and schools safer, more efficient, and equitable for all. Specifically, I look forward to advocating for the following long-term, capital improvements:*Advertisement* An East Boston senior center with meaningful programming for our seniors.Climate resiliency deliverables for our waterfront following devastating winter snowstorm flooding.An increase in traffic and parking enforcement as well as heightened police detail at our major intersections including City Square in Charlestown.Support and push for the expansion of BPS fresh lunch programs throughout the district.Funding for new initiatives at all BCYF community centers as well as facilities upgrades for the Nazzaro Center in the North End.Support for the Boston Greenway Business Improvement District to maintain and protect our district’s open space.These are just some of the priorities I’ll be fighting for and I look forward to productive conversations with the City to improve quality of life in district one. More importantly, I want to hear from you. Where do you believe our neighborhoods have the opportunity to grow? What are your top priorities for the FY 2019 budget? Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (617) 635-3200 to let us know. If you’d like more information on upcoming hearings, to watch hearings online, or for general information on the budget, please utilize the Boston City Council website as well as the City of Boston’s budget page.Topics in this month’s newsletter include:Repaying back taxes.Enforcing transparency from new developments about short-term rental intentions.Denial of 100 Hood Park Parcel zoning amendment.Discussing the reuse of Little Mystic Land “Montego Bay” in Charlestown.Apply to be a summer intern in the Office of Councilor Edwards.Read more about these topics and see upcoming community meetings in the full newsletter.