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first_img– / 18 Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is stopped by Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 0 Comments   Share   Look at what happened to the Cardinals in the postseason without Tyrann Mathieu on the field. The Packers, with the legendary pass-catching triumvirate of Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis and Richard Rodgers tore Arizona apart. Ditto Corey Brown and Ted Ginn Jr. in the NFC Title Game.No DB since Charles Woodson in Green Bay has been able to be used at corner, safety and in the slot, while also blitzing off the edge and making free-roaming plays the way the Honey Badger did in 2015.And finally, former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson gave his thoughts, and it starts with him believing Mathieu’s presence in Arizona should be recognized.Mathieu played around 98 percent of Arizona’s defensive snaps before he went down with the knee injury in Week 15. That’s like a quarterback figure; most defensive players don’t do that. His impact on the Cardinals’ defense is something you really can’t quantify.It has been reported the Cardinals are planning to approach the 23-year-old Mathieu, who was a third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, about signing a long-term contract extension this offseason, which is something the defensive back has said is “very encouraging.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Tyrann Mathieu had a banner 2015 season for the Arizona Cardinals, though unfortunately it got cut short by a torn ACL in a Week 15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.However, what the third-year pro accomplished in 14 games — 89 total tackles, five interceptions, one sack — and the way in which he did it impressed many throughout the NFL to the point where he was being mentioned as a candidate for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The winner of the award will be announced Saturday, and while Mathieu is not likely to hear his name called, that does not mean there are not people who believe he deserves the honor.Over at NFL.com, a host of panelists was asked to make their pick for the DPOY Award, and while Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt earned the most votes, it was the Cardinals’ safety who came in second with four.Nate Burleson, who played wide receiver in the NFL, wrote that Mathieu is the league’s Swiss Army Knife.Despite being an undersized defensive back, Tyrann Mathieu proved to be the most versatile defensive player in the league this year. He’s able to guard everything, from wideouts to tight ends to running backs, and he’s one of the best tacklers in the NFL.It’s very unfortunate his season prematurely ended in Week 15, but don’t forget about the spectacular campaign he already had enjoyed.Dave Dameshek wrote that Mathieu’s play reminds him of greats Troy Polamalo and Ed Reed.Play for play, Aaron Donald is the most disruptive interior D-lineman I can recall seeing since Steve Emtman was a Washington Husky, but Tyrann Mathieu’s instinctive freelancing recalls past Def Players of the Year Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed — and the Honey Badger had a similar impact on one of the league’s best teams.Elliot Harrison believes Mathieu’s versatility is akin to Charles Woodson when he was at the height of his powers. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

The way you work will change dramatically in a few

first_imgThe way you work will change dramatically in a few years.Wrike, a company that creates project management software, released a telling infographic that details the future of work and follows the general consensus of experts on tech’s influence on work.Top trends shaping the future of work include:Lines Between Home and Office Blur: “Open” offices are poised to become standard. Think of offices where employees do not have assigned desks, can adjust their work area’s immediate lighting and temperature to their preferences, and have their cloud-stored data follow them wherever they choose to work.Technology Becomes a Strategic Advantage: Companies will implement internal social media for collaboration. Digital assistants such as Siri and Cortana will learn your work habits and help employees boost productivity. Additionally, wearables such as smartwatches will tell a worker when it’s time to take breaks, eat, and what foods to eat for better energy and focus.A New Management Style,”Holocracy”: A holocracy is a new way of running an organization that removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across clear roles. More businesses will retain a small, core group of full-time employees and then taking cues from the sharing/gig economy, will contract out work. With this new management style, workers have more autonomy as well as more input into company operations.Cultural Intelligence Becomes as Valuable as Tech Skills: Technology has made the world smaller and connected people from the largest cities to the most remote places on the planet. Due to globalization, more businesses will place importance on diversity and the concept of ‘cultural intelligence.’The Office Will Only Be Used as Collaborative Space: With increasingly variety and advancements in remote tools for work, people will only gather in the office when face-to-face time and collaboration are essential.Bye-Bye Annual Performance Reviews: Old-school management tactics such as giving yearly performance reviews and micromanaging will die out. Instead, companies will ask employees to set their own goals. Also, businesses will attract new hires with personalized perks such as paid parental leave, loan repayment help, and funding further education.Infographic brought to you by Wrike be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/tech-will-forever-change-way-work-just-years/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/tech-will-forever-change-way-work-just-years/ What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videoslast_img read more