The Oakland Raiders offense has been fairly disappointing this season, with Amari Cooper taking a major step back and Marshawn Lynch looking old. Michael Crabtree hasn’t escaped the slumps, but he’s still a trustworthy weapon for Derek Carr. Through eight games, Crabtree has 36 catches for 451 yards and six touchdowns, at one point scoring in three straight games. He’s been quiet recently, managing only three catches for 40 yards in last week’s win over the Miami Dolphins.
The Oakland Raiders offense hasn’t lived up to expectations this year, but one bright spot in recent weeks has been the emergence of Jared Cook as a major factor. Signed to a two-year deal in the offseason after a strong playoff performance in Green Bay, Cook is on a nice little hot streak right now. Over the past three games, Cook has 18 catches for 290 yards, including 100-yard games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.
Rex Burkhead was a trendy sleeper pick in the fantasy football world when the New England Patriots signed him in the offseason, but it’s taken him a while to find his stride. A Week 2 rib injury forced him to miss four games while the Patriots tried out a mangled committee between Mike Gillislee, James White, and Dion Lewis. Now that Burkhead is back healthy, the Patriots shuffled things a bit. Gillislee fell down the depth chart and was a healthy scratch last Sunday.
The next great NFL head coaches will be the ones who abandon "scheme" and embrace "which players give me the best chance to win." Take the one thing you can inherit from Belichick -- versatility, flexibility -- and set a new path forward. The old ways aren't working.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".