I mean it’s an 18-year marriage and it’s been an incredibly successful run, but there’s a lot of intensity and a lot of pressure, and a lot of big personalities. And Tom is one of them. I think, you know, that hasn’t been easy, and I find it interesting that by the end of the season, that all kind of faded away, because when you get to the end of the season, no matter what is going on, everyone sort of gets on the same page and focuses. Again, they had another incredible run. And that’s what he says at the end, is like, this is a very different offseason for him.
And I think, that’s not necessarily what happened during the season. It’s the fact that he’s got three growing kids, a wife who’s like, ‘You know, I’ve kind of been putting stuff on hold for a while, and I wanna go out and do my thing now too.’ And so Tom’s juggling a lot of things, and I think that’s basically what he says at the end: I gotta recalibrate. I have to find that conviction again. I think he will, but, you know, I think this idea that he’s going to play for four or five more seasons… I mean, this is just me, the guy who’s been around him for a while now. I just have a hard time envisioning that, to be candid. But we’ll see. I do think that these next few weeks and months are a critical time for him.”
This week’s conversations: “Tom vs. Time” producer, director and cinematographer Gotham Chopra, former Browns and Eagles executive Joe Banner, and Nicki Jhabvala, who covers the Broncos for the Denver Post.
Cousins did sign a three-year deal with the Vikings. He apparently did so without making a restaurant switch.
The New York Jets signed the premier press corner in the NFL, Trumaine Johnson. They also brought back Morris Claiborne, who was an above-average press-man corner under head coach Todd Bowles.
New York now boasts one of the most physical and talented secondaries in the league. Johnson and Claiborne complement each other and fit the usage Bowles desires perfectly, and safeties Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams proved to be a dynamic duo in their rookie seasons. The biggest question mark in the secondary is slot corner Buster Skrine, who will benefit from being a slot-only player and not being rotated to the boundary on occasion.