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Coach John Kentera’s Weekly Quick Hits

The Padres, pro and high school football.

The John Kentera Show
December 12, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Baseball: Padres

The Padres have a tremendous amount of work to get done before the troops report to spring training. The Friars have to beef up their starting rotation and have to sort out the left side of their infield. This season, the Padres have to show dramatic improvement in their win total. The fans have been very patient with the Padres' plan to go through building with youngsters and it appears there is light at the end of the tunnel.

At some point, you have to start winning ball games. I don’t expect them to compete for a playoff spot but I do expect them to show improvement in all areas.

Pro Football

Everyone was writing off the Seattle Seahawks going into this season and I think with good reason. They had lost several key players from their Super Bowl championship season and their running attack in 2017 was nonexistent. Most experts felt this would be head coach Pete Carroll’s swan song in the Pacific Northwest. To this point of the season, Carroll has his team positioned for a playoff berth with an 8-5 record. This may be Carroll’s finest coaching job in his NFL career.

Denver Broncos

I have to believe the Broncos will move on from head coach Vance Joseph at the end of the season. That loss last weekend at San Francisco was a killer for the Broncos and Joseph.

Jacksonville Jaguars

I would think there will be a total overhaul of the organization after the season. Head coach Doug Marrone could walk the plank.

New York Jets

The Jets will be in line for a new head coach after the season. They will likely hire an offensive minded coach to work with Sam Darnold.

Minnesota Vikings

After their Monday night loss at Seattle, the Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. It’s not a surprise, as he and head coach Mike Zimmer had not been on the same page all season. The Vikings (6-6-1) promoted Kevin Stefanski on an interim basis and he will have play-calling duty.

High School Football

Good luck to Cathedral Catholic, Lincoln, Orange Glen, and San Diego High, as they try and bring home a California State Football Championship to America’s Finest City this weekend.

This Saturday, December 15th is the 29th annual Alex Spanos All-Star Classic.

Game time 3:00 pm at San Diego Mesa College. It’s the North vs the South. It should be a fun time for 80 of the top seniors from this past season.

Have a great week. Coach John Kentera

Twitter @coachkentera