Despite their failure to capitalize on their success from 2016 during th 2017 season, the Oakland Raiders are still looking like a team to beat with the addition of Jon Gruden as head coach of the team.
When it comes to untouchable players on the squad — Derek Carr and Khalil Mack are two names that seem to fall under that category, but this is a business and the desire to get better at multiple spots as opposed to one is too big to pass up.
The Pats lost Malcolm Butler this offseason and proved there is little depth at the position after his backups were torched in the Super Bowl. Getting a serviceable corner should be at the top of the team’s to-do list. The Pats can check it off by nabbing M.J. Stewart, someone who should get on the field for some snaps right off the bat and eventually work his way up the depth chart.
The Browns could do worse than surrounding their new quarterback with as many weapons as possible. Deon Cain has breakaway speed and separation ability. The Mayfield-Cain connection should be fun to watch.
I knew Lidle fairly well, as we were together in Philadelphia from 2004-06 when he was with the Phillies and I was a beat writer for the club.
Late Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle (right) and NJ Cheap Epl Jerseys Advance Media baseball writer Randy Miller (left) took a flight together eight months before the right-hander died flying his plane into a Manhattan apartment building in October 2006. (Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
In spring training 2006, weeks after Lidle obtained his pilot’s license, I wrote about his love of flying.
The next day, he talked me into being his first passenger, and after meeting up at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, we enjoyed an hour in the air together.
Days before his death, prior to Game 1 of the ALCS we talked Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys at Yankee Stadium about flying together again. He wanted me to travel to Southern California in the offseason so that he could fly me over the Hollywood sign, which he knew that I’ve always loved seeing.