At Sunrise’s snack bar, he makes that clear before uttering another word.
For me, I know it’s more than a feel-good story, he says. It seems like that to everybody else. But I want everybody to see me as a football player.
Pins clank in the background. Griffin’s not smiling, not laughing.
As soon as I get on Twitter and social media, there’s always little comments with my name in it, he says. Comments like,’Why would we waste a pick on someone who has one hand?’ Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I can’t tell anybody what they can’t say.
People say I’m a feel-good story. I’m just a guy who plays football. If I was just a feel-good story, I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now. I’d still be a feel-good story who’s just a feel-good story. Period.
I’m excited for Carson to get back on his feet. I’ll be ready to go whenever they need me. But we’ll see.
Philadelphia’s brass did field phone calls from interested teams such as the Cardinals and Browns in early March, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Speaking at the Annual League Meeting in Orlando late last month, though, coach Doug Pederson made it clear that the Eagles deemed any trade offers to be insubstantial.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that a draft-day trade remains highly unlikely with the Eagles demanding at least a first-round draft pick in return for Foles.
The NFL is still opposed, but Commissioner Roger Goddell has said his position has evolved.
I’m not going to do that, Gettleman said. Right now, I have no intention of doing that. None.
With the Giants sitting at No. 2 in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Gettleman has been getting calls fielding his interest in trading down. There are four quarterbacks considered top picks and the Giants are not locks to pick one.
Sometimes you have to look at this way, and I’m not saying this is the way I always look at it, Gettleman said:’We’re all in school: Do we want to get an A and four C’s? Or we do we want to get an A-, a couple of B+, and a couple of Bs? Winning requires depth.