Facebook is swinging for the fences when it comes to live baseball.
The social network run by Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that it reached a deal with Major League Baseball for exclusive Web-streaming rights to 25 games this season.
The Giants have one punter on their roster, rookie Austin Rehkow from Idaho, who was signed to a reserve/future contract. They will not go into training camp with only one unproven punter. It looks as if the Giants will go into 2018 with a new punter and kicker, because Aldrick Rosas endured an inconsistent rookie season and a veteran is expected to be added.
We spoke at length about many of the issues that face our community, including systemic oppression against people of color, police brutality and the criminal justice system, Reid detailed in his piece. We also discussed how we could use our platform, provided to us by being professional athletes in the N.F.L., to speak for those who are voiceless.
Martin, 26, is the second linebacker added by the Giants. They traded with the Rams last week to acquire Alec Ogletree, who becomes an immediate starter as an inside linebacker. Martin will likely be part of a playing rotation, as he is a defensive lineman-sized 6-foot-6 and 272 pounds. That is the desired size for an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defensive front Bettcher prefers and brings to the Giants as their new defensive coordinator.
You talk to quarterbacks, and they say if a D-end gets on the edge, that’s fine, they can step up in the pocket and they can throw, a lot of quarterbacks if given the opportunity can do that. That’s what I give is a pocket to step up in, and I think I also help the offense establish the run through my nastiness, and establishing the run also opens up the passing game, so I think it’s a good choice.
Nelson, who said he considers himself a Jersey guy, grew up as a Giants fan and met with them this week. He said he had not yet met with the Jets.
Asked to describe his mindset, Nelson delivered an answer that will make coaches smile.
As a blocker, my mindset is being dominant, Nelson said. I want to dominate all my opponents and take their will away to play the game by each play and finishing them past the whistle.
Sherman played an integral role in the fierce NFC West rivalry between Seattle and San Francisco earlier this decade. His deflection on a potential game-winning touchdown pass in the 2013 NFC championship game against the 49ers led to an interception that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl, which they won.