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Indians, Bulldogs complete first week of practices

Week 1 is in the books for the Mid County schools as far as practice goes. Coaches Brandon Faircloth and Larry Neumann had their teams out on the fields this past week and both the Indians and Bulldogs looked very sharp…One thing is for certain, Neumann and his Bulldogs are always all business yet there is some play going on at Nederland High School. Music is always blaring and there is usually one or two players dancing around the practice field. The challenge to all Bulldogs in 2015, prove to this writer you can dance better at practice than last year’s quarterback Sage Seay. The man had smooth moves…Kenny Harrison said his Memorial Titans have a walk through scheduled for Monday morning and the team practices for the first time at 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium…Is anyone surprised Dallas receiver Dez Bryant was involved in a heated exchange at training camp this past week? Owner Jerry Jones was the least bit concerned or surprised the man he signed over the summer for too much money was getting into it with Tyler Patmon. Tony Romo had to run over and break the two up. The problem Jethro did not address is if Bryant had thrown a punch and hit Patmon on the hand which could easily break the receiver’s bones. What would Jones had said if Romo had been tripped up while breaking the two guys up and tore his knee? It’s ok Cowboys fans, none of the above happened, this time at least…Jadeveon Clowney is expected back on the field on Aug. 17 and those who have covered practices in Houston and seen the second-year pro run around say he looks great…A smart bet yet one that might not win much fun is to quickly take the Seattle Seahawks to win the next couple of Super Bowls. This team has signed all its top guys for at the next at least three years. Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner, Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson are all under contract and so is tight end Jimmy Graham. They are set up for quite the run…How good is Carlos Correa? I would answer if I really knew and it is starting to become apparant Correa himself does not even know. The fact the Astros get back George Springer in a few weeks to add to the top of a lineup featuring Jose Altuve, Carlos Gomez, Evan Gattis and Correa is scary for the rest of the American League, well except maybe the Texans Rangers who just swept the Astros…Lets go into prediction mode. I am going on record to saying PNG quarterback Adam Morse will break Dustin Long’s record of 3,087 yards in 1999. Morse threw for 2,937 as a junior last year in 11 games while Long needed 16 to set the mark. Morse should average near 300 yards a game and the Indians could play several playoff games…The loss of Arian Foster for at least half the season leaves a huge hole for the Texans. Foster not only was going to be a big part of the offense, he was the offense. Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett are battling for a quarterback spot and neither can carry this team to the playoffs on his own. Remember the Texans already lost Andre Johnson to Andrew Luck and the Colts. Pierre Thomas could be the replacement the Texans bring in and he is reliable but he is no Foster. And Ray Rice? Forget it Texans fans. Even before the domestic dispute, Rice was on his way down as a running back in the NFL. He has carried the ball too many times in his career in Baltimore and the Texans never sign guys with his type of baggage. Foster, meanwhile, has probably seen his last great days in Houston…Big news is coming from The News sports department next week. Make sure to read the newspaper all next week to find out the scoop…Well I am off to Austin this weekend for one last mini vacation. I hope each of you had a great week last week and strive to do better this coming week. Thanks for reading and I appreciate all of you.
Gabriel Pruett is a sports writer at The Port Arthur News. He can be reached at gabe.pruett@panews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @PaNewsGabe.

About Gabriel Pruett

Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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