From a coaching and schematic perspective, Jackson has two new advocates who have done well with mobile quarterbacks.
Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg served that same role with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010, when Vick made his remarkable comeback after spending 21 months in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting operation. Mornhinweg was the man who tailored Philly’s West Coast offense concepts to Vick’s mobility, and Vick responded with the best passing season of his career.
As a passer, perhaps Jackson’s most interesting ability—this he also has in common with Vick in his prime—is the ability to flick the ball with great velocity. At times, with just a little wrist movement, you’ll see him zoom the ball 40 yards or more on a line.
And though he’s obviously amazing as a runner, Jackson is disciplined enough to stay in the pocket even when he’s getting pressured. He is capable of moving to different areas of the pocket to evade the rush, resetting his body, re-reading the defense and making the throw under additional pressure.
Strahan is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, a charter member of the Giants’ Ring of honor formed in 2010 at MetLife Stadium, former co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael, host of The $100,000 Pyramid game show, anchor on Good Morning America, analyst on FOX NFL Sunday, and so on.
The Giants have 12 retired numbers (including No. 14 twice) but haven’t bestowed the honor on anyone since Lawrence Taylor in 1994 and Phil Simms in 1995. Both last played in 1993.
Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery, according to an announcement from the team:
I’m not worried about him playing for us again, I’m more worried about him, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said via the Post-Gazette. Y’all have been updated as much as we have. The thing that we’re hopeful for and prayerful for is that he comes back and he’ll be OK. The football stuff is secondary. His life is a lot more important to me than football.