I’m going to put my fan hat on, and obviously at some point we have to, Kraft said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Not just that, but think what happened in the’08 season when in the first quarter against Kansas City, Tom [Brady] goes out. How many people would have said that Matt Cassel would have led us to an 11-5 season I put my faith and confidence in Bill [Belichick]. He knows his responsibilities. Anything can happen, even if Tom comes in [and is in] tip-top shape.
Following the announcement of the rule, many current and former players took issue with the change, concerned about how it might alter football. Goodell said that the next phase of the process is to educate players and coaches on what will be a penalty moving forward.
He did not run the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine earlier this month, either, saying he wanted to be evaluated strictly as a quarterback.
Jackson, who has not hired an agent and has been represented by his mother, has been low-key throughout the draft preparation process. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock reported Thursday that Jackson’s representation has even made it difficult for pro teams even to set up meetings with him.
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Not just work out, but appointments to meet with him, to put him up on the board, to work him out, to have dinner with him, Mayock said on NFL Network on Thursday. And remember, and again I’m not taking a shot here at anybody, his mom is representing him, his mom has obviously his best interest at heart, but you’re doing the kid a disservice if NFL coaches and general managers are calling and you can’t even get an appointment set up.