Patrick Mahomes on rocky practice: Now’s the time to make mistakes
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that he wants quarterback Patrick Mahomes to massage each play and see how it works against different coverages in practices leading up to his first season as the team’s starter and that process is going to work out better some days than others.
Thursday was not one of those better days. Mahomes threw interceptions in both 7-on-7 and full team work and completed under 50 percent of his passes overall. After the practice, Mahomes talked about practice being the time to see what isn’t clicking on offense.
When Isaiah Crowell signed a three-year deal with the Jets in March, he did it hoping he found a home where he could be a featured back.
I want to be a big-time player here, Crowell said. I want to prove it to my coaches and my teammates that I’ve got what it takes to be an every-down back and help my team win games.
Crowell came to the Jets after four years with the Browns. He was Cleveland’s leading rusher last year with 206 carries, but he still felt unsure of his role at times as he split carries with Duke Johnson.
Edward and Joseph Skiba and Ed Wagner Jr. were let go by the Giants, per the report. Joseph was the team’s equipment director, Edward, was the assistant equipment manager and Wagner was the equipment/locker room manager. All three men had been initially declared as defendants in the case against Manning, which was settled out of court two weeks ago.
Manning was accused of fraudulently passing off memorabilia as game-worn even though he hadn’t worn it in a game. Manning had sent messages to Joseph Skiba asking for helmets that can pass as game used.
The Skiba brothers and Wagner was eventually cleared of any liability in the case. Nevertheless, the Giants elected to change their staffing following the conclusion of legal proceedings. All three had been long-time employees of the franchise.
Last month, three ex-cheerleaders also filed suit in Houston federal court, accusing the Texans of not paying them minimum wage, not paying overtime wages and accusing a cheerleading supervisor of body shaming them.