An unexpected team meeting called by Giants head coach Pat Shurmur after practice Tuesday afternoon ended with the news that left the room mostly speechless.
General manager Dave Gettleman was diagnosed with lymphoma and his big personality might not be as omnipresent around the facility as normal during treatment. Players had an opportunity to read the team’s official statement before before it was released to the public.
One of the beautiful things about the NFL is you have a true melting pot of guys from all over the country, said Eagles center Jason Kelce, who declined to say if he planned on attending the White House, because it was irrelevant at this point.
He continued, You’ve got guys from rural America, guys from inner city Detroit, guys that have grown up in upper class, to middle class, to guys that have grown up in single-parent households and have nothing.
Keenist will make the move once the team finds a new P.R. director, who will work closely with the current regime that is led by G.M. Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia.
Clearly, he’s head and shoulders above his peers, even though he missed the first four games of his NFL career. The Los Angeles Chargers’ combination of Bosa and Melvin Ingram is one of the strongest tandems in the league, if not the strongest.
Only 11 players (Bosa, Aldon Smith, Von Miller, J.J. Watt, Clay Matthews, Shawne Merriman, Dwight Freeney, Jevon Kearse, Anthony Smith, Derrick Thomas and Reggie White) have ever posted 23 sacks or more in their first two NFL seasons. At this point, the trajectory of a Hall of Fame career isn’t out of the question for the 22-year-old.
In 2016, rookie quarterback Jared Goff posted just 2.82 adjusted net yards per pass attempt in a 0-7 effort. After signing left tackle Andrew Whitworth and Robert Woods, along with trading for receiver Sammy Watkins and picking up new head coach Sean McVay, Goff was able to develop into a passer with over double the ANY/A as a sophomore, a virtually unprecedented phenomenon in the NFL.
The question now is if it’s sustainable. If the 23-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback keeps playing at a level that helped his team go 11-4 last season, he’s going to be a multi-time All-Pro. The only passers to post an ANY/A of 7.72 or more at 23 or younger since the merger have been Dan Marino (1984) and Dak Prescott (2016).