Paul Guenther took over as the Raiders defensive coordinator this offseason and he’s spent the last couple of months installing a new defense.
He’s installed most of a new defense, anyway. One big piece of the puzzle has been left untouched because Khalil Mack has not been in attendance at the team’s voluntary practices as he looks for a contract extension with the team.
As much as Guenther may be focused on the guys who have been there, Mack’s presence would be significant. Guenther called him the centerpiece of the defense when he got the job in January and it’s hard to imagine that view has changed over the last five months even if Mack hasn’t been around the building.
Here are Mara’s comments on other storylines with the Giants, including general manager Dave Gettleman’s cancer diagnosis:
On Gettleman’s spirits: He is such an upbeat guy. He has been downplaying everything. I think he has a great frame of mind to go and beat it. He is a very energetic guy, a very tough guy. If anybody can beat it, it’s going to be him.
On the day-to-day operations if Gettleman needs time off: The fortunate thing for us with the timing of it all is, if I can use a horse reference, the horse is pretty much in the barn at this point….. The ship is pretty steady right now.
What the statement didn’t say was anything about the President, the visit to the White House or the President’s assertion that the event was canceled because the team disagrees with his belief that that they proudly stand for the National Anthem. The Eagles, who didn’t have any players kneel during the playing of the song in the regular season or playoffs last year, also opted not to issue any official response to the White House’s Tuesday statement saying that they decided to abandon their fans.
Coach Doug Pederson had an opportunity to change that Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys when he met with the media on Wednesday morning and faced questions about the tumult. Pederson said that the Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys team’s true fans are beside them and that the team itself is united, but was otherwise uninterested in further discussion of the matter.
What you’ve seen and what you’ve heard is enough, Pederson said.
Mahomes, whom Kansas City traded up to select at No. 10 overall in the 2017 draft, provided enough head-turning plays in that game to fuel an offseason’s worth of hype for a Chiefs team that has shaken things up in search of a breakthrough.