As for what the SEALs themselves took away from the four days: “I wouldn’t bet against the Falcons this year, these guys got it,” Bill Golden, an APG trainer and Special Operations Forces veteran said.
Don’t panic though, Patriots fans, Brady is still getting plenty of sleep: He goes to bed at 8:30 p.m.
“I don’t go to bed at 1 a.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. and say, ‘Let’s see if I can get this done today,'” Brady told ABC News in an interview this week. “Because my career is so important, I think I make a lot of, I wouldn’t call them sacrifices, but just concessions for my job. I love what I do and I want to do it for a long time.”
Ultimately Favre postponed his return.
“It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers,” Favre wrote Monday. “Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL.
“I’m truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers.”
The idea of Favre getting booed at this point is flat-out crazy. Him playing for the Vikings can be considered a betrayal of sorts, but he did some REALLY great things for the Packers.
Wanting to extend his career shouldn’t result in a decade-long streak of hatred. Packers fans have probably gotten over at this point, which means Favre should be staring down a warm welcome when he returns to Lambeau next season.
Larry Fitzgerald fulfills a promise to his mother by graduating from college
Back in 2003, when he was still a wide receiver for the University of Pittsburgh, Arizona Cardinals star wideout Larry Fitzgerald made a promise to his dying mother that, eventually, he would graduate from college. On Saturday, Fitzgerald fulfilled that promise, graduating from the University of Phoenix with a major in communications and a minor in marketing.
Carol Fitzgerald passed away in 2003 from a brain hemorrhage suffered during a bout with breast cancer, but before she passed, she told her son, “Education is one thing nobody can ever take from you. I know you have a passion to play ball, but education is something you can carry for the rest of your life.”
Fitzgerald took that to heart, and throughout the last 13 years has continued taking classes so he could keep his promise to his mother. “I wanted to make sure I was doing what I promised her I’d do,” Fitzgerald said.
Congrats go out to Larry and the Fitzgerald family. Good for him for keeping up the work all these years so he didn’t let his mother down. Hopefully, she’s proudly smiling down on him.
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty played his college ball at Baylor. Like many players that plied their trade for the Bears under Art Briles, he was criticized during the draft process for having played in a spread offense. Because of that, it would take him some time to adjust to the NFL, where he’d actually have to read defenses.
Petty spent his rookie season sitting/learning behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith. During the year-plus since he was drafted, Petty has apparently made a great deal of progress. How much?
“For me, where I was when they drafted me last year to where I am now, it’s night-and-day difference,” Petty told NJ.com. “For me, it’s a process. Just watching film, I’m seeing things. I played Madden the other day, and it’s not just picking run plays anymore. It’s like, ‘Oh, they’ve got an under front (on defense).’ You start picking up things differently. That’s exciting for me.”
In Jacksonville, the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year is expected to compete against 2016 third-round pick Yannick Ngakoue for playing time as a pass-rusher in the Jags’ 3-4 defense