NFL kickoffs will look a lot different in 2018 after league owners formally approved a series of rule changes Tuesday at their spring meeting in Atlanta.
The Giants cornerback made headlines for all the wrong reason last year and was even suspended one game for “a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team.”
He reportedly was defiant towards teammates and coaches and the locker room got so bad with him that teammate Landon Collins called him a “cancer.”
“Obviously the off-field issues got in the way of his preparation.” If everything goes well in Canada, there’s certainly a sense that Manziel can play in the NFL as a backup and be a change-of-pace guy who comes in, shakes things up and makes some plays.
“At the end of the day, when we go in the cage, we’re just going to be two fighters. Obviously we’ll both have some athleticism that has carried over from the NFL, but I don’t consider him former NFL player Greg Hardy, I consider him MMA fighter Greg Hardy, and that’s how I’m going to approach what he’s bringing to the table,” Lane told FloCombat.com.
Lane played as a defensive end with the Jaguars, Lions and Bears from 2010-14, but didn’t see the same amount of success that Hardy had in his NFL career, playing only 30 regular-season games. However, he might have an edge on Hardy in the octagon as Lane is 4-0 as a professional MMA fighter.
New Orleans jumped in DVOA last year from No. 6 to No. 2 despite the focus on running the ball — 2017’s offense was the most similar to the Saints championship team in several years thanks to balance and an ability to work the ground game. Even with Ingram missing for the first quarter of the season, the Saints should be able to make do with late-round rookie Boston Scott (what a name) and Kamara.
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