Michigan offensive lineman Mason Cole runs a drill

Michigan offensive lineman Mason Cole runs a drill

first_imgMichigan offensive lineman Mason Cole runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) “In terms of the challenges of switching positions, I don’t think it’s as challenging as many people think. If you know your stuff inside and out and you know the techniques, you can adjust pretty quickly.”Cole added he had no preferred position nor had the Cardinals mentioned a specific position, at least not yet.The Cardinals don’t have an immediate opening along the offensive line, however both center A.Q. Shipley and left guard Mike Iupati will be unrestricted free agents at the end of this season.Cole acknowledged the learning curve he faces moving to the NFL. He cited the playbook as well as the physicality and speed of the game as the biggest hurdles in his way.At the same time, Cole believes his time at Michigan and specifically playing for head coach Jim Harbaugh, someone who had a 14-year NFL career, has put him in the best possible position to be a successful pro player.“The way he runs his program, the way we practiced, the way he runs camp, the hours we spend in meeting rooms, all that stuff off the field really helps you prepare for what’s coming at the next level,” Cole said. “In terms of what we did, I don’t think there’s a better place in college football to play college football at that will prepare you for the next level like Michigan and Coach Harbaugh.” Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. – Yes, ability matters, but it’s availability that can set a player apart and ensure long-term success in the NFL. Teams want players they can count on, and for the past eight seasons, offensive lineman Mason Cole has been that player.Whether in high school or in college, Cole never missed a start. In fact, he hardly missed a practice.“I missed three (straight) practices because I was sick,” Cole said Thursday. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Those three practices came during Cole’s junior year at Michigan. Other than that, he had perfect attendance; a total of 104 consecutive starts combined between high school and college.Related LinksCardinals rookie Chase Edmonds: Small RB, big chip on shoulderArizona Cardinals officially sign first-round pick Josh RosenThe Arizona Cardinals hope that streak continues. Four of their five projected starting offensive linemen finished last season on injured reserve.“Honestly, I think a big part of it is luck,” Cole said. “There’s a lot of luck that plays into it, and I’ve just been lucky enough not to gotten rolled up on the wrong way.”Cole, who the Cardinals drafted in the third round with the 97th overall pick, also credited taking care of his body, making sure to visit the training room before little issues become big issues and being a regular in the weight room.Then there’s the message Cole constantly heard from both his parents and grandparents growing up in Tarpon, FL.“They’ve always preached toughness and finishing the job, finishing what you started,” he said. “There’s a difference between being hurt and having pain, and for me that was the biggest thing is am I in pain or am I actually hurt and for me, I was never actually hurt. You can push through pain and that was always my goal.” 1 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Cole and the other Cardinals rookies—a total of 30 drafted and undrafted players—reported to work on Thursday. Physicals needed to be passed, and then the players were outfitted with equipment, from head to toe.A three-day rookie mini-camp begins Friday.“My biggest goal is to come out here and prove to those guys (the coaches) that I can make an impact on this team and help this team win,” Cole said.Aside from his durability, Cole has two other factors working in his favor to do just that: 1) versatility and 2) the pro style offense he played in college.At Michigan, Cole started 25 consecutive games at left tackle before switching to center in 2016. He started all 13 games at center before switching back to left tackle for his senior season, when he started all 13 games.Cole earned All-Big Ten honors and was on the Outland Trophy watch list at both positions.“For me, it was always—mentality-wise—it was always doing what was best for the team. When they moved me to center, it was always to get the best five offensive linemen on the field. So I never had a problem with it because I knew if I was going to switch positions that was going to make the whole group better,” he said. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Tesla Model S Loses CR Recommendation Over Reliability Issues

first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 25, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News More Tesla Dashcam “TeslaCam” Road Rage Antics Source: Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model S lost the recommendation because of insufficient reliability in the past (2015), but managed to gain it again in 2016-2017.Tesla Model S Predicted Reliability, 2013 to 2018 Source: Consumer Reports ““The Tesla Model S appears very similar to the car that launched six years ago, but Tesla has made many significant changes,” Fisher says. “Just as we’ve seen with other manufacturers, major changes and updates often cause reliability to slide. It can take a year or two for automakers to work out kinks with new technology.”Fisher stressed that CR’s road-test score for the Model S is still very high compared with its peers; the lost recommendation was solely because of problems reported by owners in the survey. These problems pushed the vehicle’s Overall Score down.A Tesla spokeswoman told CR that some Model S owners experienced suspension problems primarily in 2017. She said that the problem was supplier-related and that the automaker already had addressed it. She pointed out that there was an unrelated false service alert that some customers received this year regarding their suspension. That problem was corrected via an over-the-air software update within two weeks of being reported, she said.“Suspension issues for Model S have improved 65 percent since last year,” she said, “and we continue to make further improvements.”” Tesla Q3 2018 Earnings Report: Record Revenue, Turns Profit Musk Says Some S & X Interior Options Will Vanish In November Suspension problems in the 2017 Model S result in the loss of the recommendationThe latest Consumer Reports Annual Reliability Survey based on data about more than 500,000 vehicles bring changes in purchase recommendations. 12 models lose recommendation, while 16 gain.Among those which lose is the Tesla Model S and the reason behind that is reliability problems with the air suspension in 2017 model year version.Tesla encourages that newly produced cars are free of supplier-related suspension issues, but as the data comes in from owners that bought cars in the past year, Model S loses the recommendation at least for one year.See Alsolast_img read more