NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported pass rusher Khalil Mack is not in the building to kick off offseason conditioning, according to team sources. Rapoport adds it’s an unusual move for Mack.
Phase 1 of workouts are voluntary for NFL players.
He has 18 points in 19 games as a member of the Lightning, including six power-play points on the top unit. There has been some trading on the second line throughout the season, with the most effective pair on the line being Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat. Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde have traded in and out of the other spot, making them somewhat risky for a playoff pool. Andrei Vasilevskiy was the best goaltender in the NHL for the first half of the season, but tired down the stretch. We’ll see if he left anything in the tank for the postseason. But if you like the Lightning to succeed, he’s an easy pick. As tired as he may be, the Lightning have no choice but to ride him.
“I started to see he started to distance himself a little more and a little more and a little more,” Lewis said. “Listen to me. I don’t care about religion. I’m talking about a foundation.
“When your foundation is disturbed, when everything you are doing is the opposite of what got you to this place, then you are making your own life hard.”
Like Carter, who was an admitted drug abuser early in his NFL career, Lewis has experience with poor off-field judgement. Whether that makes him sound experienced and wise or hypocritical — and his comments are fair or unfair — is up to you.
Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the stabbing deaths of two men in 2000, and both accused parties (not Lewis) were acquitted under self-defense.
That, ironically, was Lewis’ crowd. But it didn’t stop him from saying this about Beckham:
“You show me your crowd, I will you show your future,” Lewis said. “Justin Timberlake ain’t never played no football. I love Justin, but he ain’t getting on the ground like that.
“These guys (Beckham) is hanging out with, they are in studios all night. They don’t have to get up. They don’t have no discipline when it comes to athleticism. It’s a totally different discipline.”