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Cardinals’ Darrell Daniels: Records career-best effort

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Daniels posted two catches (on two targets) for 37 yards during Sunday’s 30-10 road victory versus the Jets.

Starting his fourth consecutive game, Daniels led Cardinals tight ends in offensive snap share, playing 67 percent to Dan Arnold’s 36 percent and Evan Baylis’ five percent. Sunday marked the second time Daniels made an impact in the box score, though, as tight ends aren’t heavily featured in an offense paced of DeAndre Hopkins and Kenyan Drake. As a result, Daniels doesn’t hold much sway in the fantasy realm.

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ASU football QB Jayden Daniels graded behind Arizona’s Grant Gunnell

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One site’s apparent disrespect for ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels continues.

As does it apparent love for Arizona quarterback Grant Gunnell.

Pro Football Focus recently released its grades for returning Pac-12 quarterbacks and Gunnell is No. 1 on its list at 81.5.

Daniels is No. 5 at 66.7.

Gunnell threw for nine touchdowns and had one pass intercepted last season.

He completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,239 yards.

He started just three games last season as a freshman in Tucson, splitting time with Khalil Tate.

Daniels threw for 2,973 yards and 17 touchdowns, with two interceptions, in his first season in Tempe.

He completed 60.7% of his passes.

MORE: ASU football’s Jayden Daniels nowhere to be found on Pac-12 preseason football team

Pro Football Focus’ grades and rankings have a different methodology than many other sites.

It grades players not just on stats, but on other categories such as a quarterback’s decision-making, the accuracy of his passes and timing.

Pro Football Focus attempted to explain its rankings:

“This list is largely based upon the starting quarterback’s success …, but it is also affected by the situation around him with other quarterbacks on the roster who may have received snaps or sustained injuries. No list is ever 100% accurate, but with our wealth of data at our fingertips, we get as close as anyone can.”

It continued: “These rankings are based heavily on the individual player’s PFF grades for the season. The avoidance of negatively graded plays, the propensity for positively graded plays, the strength of competition

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Jeff Daniels adds ‘Comey Rule’ to ‘Newsroom,’ ‘Mockingbird’ resume

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Jeff Daniels calls playing Atticus Finch in the stage adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ the “role of a lifetime.” The Tony-nominee says the classic story still “slaps white America in the face.”  (May 29)

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Fans often bring up Will McAvoy’s memorable Northwestern speech from “The Newsroom” when they encounter Jeff Daniels, who played the sharp, dyspeptic anchor in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama.

Filmmakers remember McAvoy and his scorching critique of American exceptionalism, too, which has led to a rich bounty of intriguing roles in recent years, including former FBI Director James Comey in Showtime’s miniseries “The Comey Rule” (Part 2, Monday, 9 EDT/PDT).

“The commonality that’s happened since ‘Newsroom’ is that I’m getting a lot more offers because of that. McAvoy, was a complicated guy, and that’s what I get now,” Daniels says.

Since “Newsroom” was canceled in 2014, those roles include risk-averse NASA Director Teddy Sanders in “The Martian” (2015); outlaw Frank Griffin in “Godless” (2017); FBI agent John O’Neill in “The Looming Tower” (2018);” and Atticus Finch in Sorkin’s 2018 Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Morality play: Jeff Daniels’ performance in ‘Comey Rule’ made James Comey feel ‘nauseous,’ and Daniels is OK with that

Jeff Daniels plays FBI Director James Comey in Showtime’s “The Comey Rule,” the latest in a run of intriguing roles for the longtime actor. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg, CBS Television Studios/Showtime)

The much-analyzed, much-criticized Comey – who led the controversial investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails and was fired by President Donald Trump after not pledging loyalty – fits the mold, Daniels says from his Michigan home. 

“Comey” writer-director Billy Ray understands why the actor is in demand. “It’s credibility. When he says something, you believe it. That is a hallmark of Jeff as a person. It comes out