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Rams LB Micah Kiser’s 7 missed tackles are reason for concern

The Los Angeles Rams had one of the most reliable tacklers in the middle of their defense last season with Cory Littleton running the show at inside linebacker. He missed five total tackles on 139 attempts, a remarkable missed-tackle rate of only 3.6% – the second-best rate of any player with at least 100 tackles, behind just Taylor Rapp (2.9%).

They’re now transitioning to the least-proven group of linebackers in the NFL, with Micah Kiser taking Littleton’s spot as ILB1. While expectations are relatively high for the former Virginia Cavalier, the early returns are not encouraging.

In the season opener against the Cowboys, Kiser missed a whopping seven tackles, according to Pro Football Reference. That’s two more than Littleton missed on 1/10th of the attempts, which is obviously alarming. That doesn’t mean he’s going to miss more than five tackles each week, but he leads the NFL in that department

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Central Minnesota farm ‘renegade’ tackles new industry: Fashion

When Matt Maier bought some land near his childhood home in Clearwater, Minn., and started using regenerative agriculture to raise grass-fed cattle, he went into the beef business with a high-minded ideal: Improve the environmental degradations wrought by the industrialized food system by using more natural processes.

It became clear when he saw the numbers that the food industry was threatening the earth: that conventional agriculture contributes more than a third to global greenhouse gas. That U.S. soil is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished. That the chemicals we’re putting into our soil is ruining that land for the future.

Maier started researching regenerative agriculture. He learned about the farming and grazing practices that attempt to reverse climate change by rebuilding organic matter in soil and restoring soil biodiversity. He found out that the animal so vilified for its contributions to climate change — the cow —

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