When Jon Gruden emerged as the favorite to return to Oakland as coach of the Raiders, a clear concern arose: Will Derek Carr be able to coexist with Chucky?
ESPN: Finally, do you think the coverage of Kyle has been fair? In Toronto, we’ve had anonymous sources talking about Mike Babcock steamrolling him or now saying the decision to promote him cost the Leafs two executives, and of course all the Harry Potter jokes you could deal with.
Game Womens Stephen Anderson Jersey Shanahan: I don’t think it really matters. What’ll matter is his body of work. People have short memories, Robert Horry Jersey but when I hired Mike Babcock and Lou Lamoriello three years ago, and I have Kyle and Mark Hunter, I heard a lot of these same exact concerns. That there were too many chefs in the kitchen and that this would never work. That the coach and GM would clash. That it just wasn’t going to work.
I heard those things three years ago, and I said, it’s our challenge to make it work. I think there will be some people that say it’s a great idea. Some that say it’s not. Ultimately, we’re all going to be judged by our body of work.
Lang praised new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, and Lang said the players are anxious to get things rolling.
I can just tell you everyone is excited just to get back to work and working hard, Lang said. Obviously, we’ve got some high expectations in our room and we’re just going to keep working hard to make sure that when the time comes to put the helmet on we’re taking the steps in the right direction.
The Lions have been competitive for the most part recent years, a far cry from the persistent struggles of a decade ago. And it would be fitting if the Lions, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the season without a win, would finally find a way to win in the postseason.
I really like Sam Darnold. And there are some nice pieces on this team. But forgive me, Jets fans: I just don’t see a team whose top skill players are guys like Isaiah Crowell and Quincy Enunwa being in the mix for the playoffs. Even in the AFC.
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