Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror and June is just around the corner.
Yet former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant remains unsigned.
The one knock on Lauletta is his arm. But he said he doesn’t believe it’s an issue. Those questions light a fire in him.
People like to say that for whatever reason, but I think I have enough, Coach [Pat] Shurmur thinks I have enough, so it doesn’t really matter, Lauletta said. I’m here, and I’m gonna prove that I have enough arm, and hopefully everybody’ll see that someday.
While all eyes on the Giants’ draft class will be on the first-round pick, former Penn State star Saquon Barkley, Lauletta is important to watch, too. New general manager Dave Gettleman opened himself to criticism by not picking one of the highly rated quarterbacks available in the draft. Manning is 37, and most likely has just a few years left. There will eventually be an opportunity for Lauletta to prove himself.
Now he’s making up for lost time. While he can.
Unfortunately, Lewis knows that as hard as he fights, the concussion symptoms will trend one direction and one direction only. The headaches. His memory. Fatigue. And, most of all, the depression.
There was also a rumored multi-year contract offered by the Baltimore Ravens, which Bryant reportedly rejected. Baltimore eventually signed former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead.
The difference in Super Bowl XIII was that the Cowboys settled for a field goal instead of a touchdown on one scoring drive against the Steelers. Why were they forced into that field goal? Jackie Smith’s infamous drop. On third and three from the 10-yard line, Roger Staubach had Smith wide open in the middle of the end zone. Maybe Smith was too wide open. He couldn’t haul in the pass. Dallas took three points. Pittsburgh won, 35-31.