Blog Profile / Jeff Schultz


URL :http://jeffschultz.blog.ajc.com/
Filed Under:Sports
Posts on Regator:1563
Posts / Week:5.4
Archived Since:September 12, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Hawks win and clinch East, then act like it’s no big deal (which is good)

yesterdaySports : Jeff Schultz

The Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs Friday night and they acted as if they had just beaten Milwaukee on a Tuesday in November. That’s probably a good thing. “Maybe we’ll do...

Will Falcons, others avoid losing draft picks this year?

3 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

I realize by typing this, I’ve probably increased the chances that the Falcons, New England and Cleveland all are going to be docked draft picks this year for assorted alleged infractions. But at the risk...

New reality at Georgia State: What Ron Hunter wants, he gets

4 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Nobody can be certain that Georgia State will be able to keep basketball coach Ron Hunter. As Charlie Cobb, the school’s athletic director, told me Tuesday, “He’s got to have a list of five or...

UPDATE: Tech expected to keep Brian Gregory another year

4 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Georgia Tech is expected to keep Brian Tech as its basketball coach for at least one more season, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Assuming this is true, it’s not a huge surprise. As I’ve written...

Tiger Woods ailing, seems in danger of missing Masters

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

I realize this won’t go over well with buttoned up, old school golf fans who believe nothing could possibly diminish the appeal of their beloved Masters. But the weekend ratings for last year’s Masters were......

Are Hawks getting Ray Allen? Odds site makes them favorites

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

The Hawks go into the All-Star break with the second-best record in the NBA at 43-11, trailing only Golden State (42-9), a team they beat last week. More importantly, they have a comfortable lead in......

Data: Falcons got least (10-22) from most ($279.3 million)

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has acknowledged personnel mistakes over the last two seasons played a role in the team sliding to records of 4-12 and 6-10. But it turns out the team not only......

Poll: Are expectations for Braves too low, high or about right?

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell walked past me Saturday morning and wished me, “Happy New Year.” I thought maybe he was just seven weeks late until manager Fredi Gonzalez said......

Braves questions focus on lineup, but not McDowell or pitching

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — At least once after a game this season, somebody needs to walk up to Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell and say, “Nice game, pretty boy.” (More on that shortly.) I wrote......

How long should Braves give Upton to show improvement?

6 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As you’ve probably heard by now, Melvin Emanuel (B.J.) Upton reported to camp Monday. By any name you want to use, he’s still a guy who has hit.198......

Freeman on ’14 roster: Heyward leading off ‘not well-constructed lineup’

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — I’ve posted a column posted on Kevin Seitzer, who I’m resisting the temptation to call the Braves’ next ex-hitting coach. That’s not meant to be a statement on Seitzer, who......

Steven Jackson was far less effective than Falcons expected

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

The Falcons signed Steven Jackson in 2013, believing he was one of the players who would help them get to a Super Bowl. Nobody believed that more than the running back himself, who told

Falcons’ payroll slash continues — Blalock, Douglas released

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

(Updated: 6 p.m.) There’s going to be money for the Falcons to spend. But will they spend it wisely this time? After announcing the release of wide receiver Harry Douglas earlier Friday, the team cut ties with......

Falcons, Ndamukong Suh and waiting on fake noise penalty

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

The Falcons will fine-tune their free agency shopping list later today, depending on what potential free agents are given the franchise tag by their current teams. One of the highest profile players available will be......

Mark Fox deserved contract extension (which he finally signed)

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

ATHENS — Kentucky coach John Calipari went to great lengths to praise Georgia’s Mark Fox on a conference call this week, saying the Bulldogs coach “has done a terrific job,” that Fox’s teams “defend, they......

Erving says Hawks should do better job embracing their history

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

Before evolving into a team with the NBA’s best record — and I still can’t type that without my fingers going into spasms — the Hawks were punchline central. But it seemed appropriate Thursday that......

Boeheim’s arrogance catches up to him; Syracuse, ACC pay price

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

Jim Boeheim has long been one of the nation’s finest college basketball coaches. He can be thoroughly entertaining, even if combative, in news conferences. But arrogance can lead to anybody’s undoing, and consider the Syracuse.....

NCAA tourney: Dogs should be in, Panthers must do a little more

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

It’s almost NCAA tournament time. This usually is when people in offices all over Georgia get ready to fill out their brackets that are filled with schools from up to 47 others states (generally excluding......

Tech’s decision on Brian Gregory tougher than you might think

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

I’m going to type something that I understand probably will upset a majority of the Georgia Tech fan base: I wouldn’t have a problem if Georgia Tech decided to bring Brian Gregory back for another......

Exclusive: Falcons’ Dimitroff, Quinn discuss moves, philosophy

last weekSports : Jeff Schultz

I spent some time Friday with Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn, asking about their approach in free agency this offseason. The team has come under some criticism for not pursuing any......

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