Matthews, who was pitching to Packers offensive lineman Lucas Patrick in the Green & Gold Charity Softball Game, was slow to react to the ball, which Patrick hit directly back to him. As seen in the above video, Matthews didn’t have time to deflect the ball, which appeared to strike him in the nose.
A source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that, following Matthews’ trip to the emergency room, the linebacker was confirmed to have suffered a broken nose.
With so much going on, it’s no surprise Johnson said he hasn’t thought much about his legacy, but two years from now he’ll be on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.
Johnson could join a star-studded 2021 class likely to include Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson, though receivers have historically had to wait to get in.
People don’t like that I didn’t play a long time, but hey, it is what it is,Johnson said. I mean, I was the fastest to 10,000 yards, I had the most yards in an actual regulation game. I did some things, but if it’s not enough, it’s not enough. I’m not going to lose sleep over it.
Johnson’s case for Canton is strong as the NFL’s all-time leader in single-season receiving yards (1,964) and one of the most transformative players of his generation.
He said he doesn’t have any regrets about his career, or leaving the sport early, even if it costs him a spot in the Hall of Fame.
It was my time, Johnson said. It was my time.
Merriman believes planetary movements have predicted previous financial shifts in the past, noting that the last time Uranus was in Taurus coincided with the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement, which tied the dollar to the price of gold. During the dot-com boom of the late ’90s and early 2000s, Uranus was in Aquarius — a sign of new ideas and machines. From 2003 to 2010, Uranus was in Pisces, bringing with it a boom in the oil industry, according to Merriman.