Wide receiver Odell Beckham was in attendance for the first day of the Giants’ offseason program a couple of weeks ago and head coach Pat Shurmur called that an encouraging development at the time.
The NFL, which for so long seemed immune to the viewership trends affecting other live events and television shows, was suddenly thrust under a microscope, and everyone wanted to know the cause. Why had America’s favorite sport taken a 9.7 percent hit in the number of viewers from last year, which included a 7 percent drop for what was a thrilling Eagles win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII?
The NFL’s problem was not a unique phenomenon, though, which is why some dismissed the idea that the players’ national anthem protests were the reason for the declining numbers.
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We all had such a conviction on this kid that at the end of the day 鈥?the only reason that pick wasn’t in at 9:58 was because we had to wait until the five-minute mark, Gettleman said, via NJ.com. Otherwise it would have been in. 鈥?Basically, once Cleveland took Baker [Mayfield], I told our guys, ‘Don’t even waste your time. We’re taking Saquon and we’re going to run.
Gettleman did get offers before the Giants went on the clock, which he said included a bag of doughnuts, a hot pretzel and a hot dog. While tasty, that’s not quite what Christian Covington Authentic Jersey you’d look for in return for such a high draft pick when you’re in love with a player that’s on the board.
Though Bryant has all but knocked on the front door of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to announce his Giants’ interest, The Post’s Paul Schwartz reports the team will look elsewhere to fill the void of Brandon Marshall, who was released last week following a failed physical.
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It’s possible the Cowboys releasing Bryant so late in free agency has hurt his chances of landing a significant contract, as some teams already have spent their free-agent dollars.