It’s become borderline clich to say 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack hits like his namesake 18-wheeler. That kind of branding opportunity wasn’t lost on the good folks at Mack Trucks.
That’s the issue Falcons diehard and very famous actor Samuel L. Jackson faced when presenting the ESPY for Team of the Year. One of the nominees was the New England Patriots, and Jackson was not about to let that happen:
Smith’s tenure in Carolina didn’t end well, when Gettleman cut him after the 2013 season. In 2014, Gettleman suggested that Smith wouldn’t be in the NFL much longer. Then later in that season, Smith said Gettleman didn’t have the cojones (testicles, for those unfamiliar) to tell him about his release in person.
But it wasn’t just Smith Gettleman also cut DeAngelo Williams in February of 2015. Recently, Williams had a list of four teams that he wouldn’t sign with that included the Panthers, and has now taken them off his list with the Gettleman firing.
Josh Norman also known to do a little trash talking himself tweeted out some more subtle recognition. Gettleman and the Panthers failed to get a deal done with Norman last season and rescinded his tag, which led to him joining Washington even after being one of the best cornerbacks in the game.
Endel grew up an hour east of Kansas City, and to no surprise, grew up a big fan of the Chiefs and Royals. He’s been in Nevada since 1989.
If you saw my office, it’s covered in Royals and Chiefs stuff, he said.