What’s the latest on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets? We don’t know! He’s not talking about it. For now, Fitz seems like he’s waiting it out, banking that the Jets, or some other team, will come back with a more favorable offer once camp gets underway.
Bill Walsh did. Walsh and Denny were fertile Joe Kocur Jersey offensive minds that meshed. Walsh became extremely fond of him. Tutored him. Listened to him. Pushed him hard to old-guard, old-school NFL ownership reluctant to open doors.
Denny took Walsh’s brand of the West Coast offense and added a twist: The power running game and West-Coast dinking trinkets were colored with a deep-strike vertical passing game. No matter how much he ran it or dumped it, Denny was going to heave it.
“I am not going to miss games, trust me,” Bell Keith Yandle Jersey wrote. “I’m gonna win the appeal…ppl have no idea what happened but don’t worry…let em hate. When I end up missin no games at all, ppl for sure gonna try to love me again and I’m only ridin with my LOYAL fans!!”
The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Monroe with the No. 8 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft before trading him to Baltimore in 2013. The Ravens signed Monroe to a five-year, $37.5 million extension with $17.5 million guaranteed the following year.
The Giants were reportedly interested in acquiring Monroe from the Ravens via trade, but the two teams were unable to come to an agreement. The Giants were expected to be a potential landing spot for the offensive tackle as head coach Ben McAdoo said he has no issue with players being vocal about their opinions and wasn’t concerned with Monroe’s advocacy.
“I think everyone’s entitled to their own opinion,” McAdoo told Ralph Vacciano of the New York Daily News. “Myself, I haven’t done any research. I don’t have a great answer for you there. That’s probably more of a political question, something that I’m not necessarily willing to jump into at this point — or ever. But every player, every coach, every person has their own opinion and is entitled to it.”
Instead, Monroe has elected to end his NFL career after just seven seasons.
“The last 18 years have been full of traumatic injuries to both my head and my body. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. Has the damage to my brain already been done? Do I have CTE? I hope I don’t, but over 90% of the brains of former NFL players that have been examined showed signs of the disease. I am terrified.”
The Ravens released Monroe June 15 after they were unable to trade him. On the surface, it was a curious decision for Baltimore to cut ties with Monroe less than two months before training camp, but there may have been some extenuating circumstances at play.