The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Our Brief NFL Holding Nightmare May Finally Be Over (The Ringer) In 2018, offensive holding was called 2.8 times per game, but in the first 33 contests of 2019 there were 5.7 holds per game, according to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert. That’s more than twice last year’s rate.

Trump To Release Transcript Amid Impeachment Push (Wall Street Journal) Administration prepares to turn over whistleblower complaint to Congress by the end of the week.

In The Spread Offense Era, Can Wisconsin Rush Its Way To The Playoff? (538) The football game played Saturday in Madison could have taken place 20 years ago. Wisconsin performed a complete takedown of Michigan, outclassing the Wolverines on both lines.

WH To Release Document Showing Intel Community Watchdog Found Whistleblower Had 'Political Bias,' Official Says (Fox News) A senior administration official told Fox News there are a “few words” in the transcript that will raise eyebrows, but it is nowhere near as inflammatory as Democrats have suggested.

Cam Newton’s Injury Sets Up Defining Point For New Panthers Owner David Tepper (Yahoo! Sports) What happens next without Newton could set the franchise on a different course in 2020 and beyond under new owner David Tepper. Hanging in the balance? Newton’s future, for one.

Disney CEO Bob Iger Tells Jim Cramer Why He Had Second Thoughts On A Twitter Deal — ‘I Got Cold Feet For The Right Reasons’ (CNBC) “I thought there are things Disney does well, and there are things Disney doesn’t do well, but there are things Disney shouldn’t even try to do well and that was one of them,” he says.

Panthers Will Be Just Fine With Kyle Allen Under Center (SI) Let’s just come right out and say it: the Panthers’ offense on Sunday against the Cardinals looked better under Kyle Allen than it has in the past 10 months under Cam Newton.

Space Is The Next Surveillance Frontier (Axios) Gathering photos of Earth from space used to be the purview of governments alone, but today, private companies are increasingly performing those operations from orbit.

Dan Mullen Suggests SEC Should Make Change To Conference Scheduling (Saturday Down South) If it were up to Mullen, SEC teams wouldn’t have such long breaks between playing teams from the other division.

Warner Bros. Weighs In On ‘Joker’ Controversy: Film Doesn’t Endorse Violence (Variety) In a statement on Tuesday, the studio hit back at suggestions that it is glamorizing a mass murderer.