Giants tight end Martellus Bennett saw up close what Laurent Robinson could do last year when both were on the Cowboys. Bennett, whom I caught up with at Tom Coughlin's charity golf tournament for The Jay Fund yesterday, had nothing but praise for Robinson. Mostly. "I think Laurent is a No. 1," Bennett said. "He proved that last year he was one of our leading receivers if not the leading receiver of the Cowboys. No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 doesn’t matter as long as you get your job done. Throw me the ball, I catch it, that’s what he is type of guy. "He’s super skinny though. I don’t think he has ankles."
The NFL owners mandated thigh and knee pads for all players during their meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday. "There are probably some of us who are remiss that we ever took it from the rulebook when we took it out of the rulebook and made it more recommended as opposed to mandatory," said competition committee chairman Rich McKay. "Obviously, high school makes it mandatory; college makes it mandatory. In our mind, that is what should occur here." The league might receive some resistance in implementing the change, however.
For Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey, a challenge of the 2012 off-season is clock watching, something that’s a little trickier and more important than it might sound. Under the rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, coaches are limited in how much time they can spend with players on the field. Mularkey said the Jaguars have coaching time scheduled precisely enough that it prevents the normal routine of assistants being able to spend post-practice one-on-one time with players.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Andrew Luck was getting grief from his draft classmates in New York over his primitive cell phone, Justin Blackmon was on board. It turns out his own telecommunications situation isn’t exactly superior. Blackmon tossed his iPhone off a roller coaster at Six Flags last season, and the person he tossed it to fumbled it. When he went and found it below, the screen was cracked and he couldn’t hear callers.