The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be in a strange position next season; one that they are not accustomed to. After how well they played in 2017, they are going to be among the favorites to win the AFC in 2018. But Calais Campbell thinks the team needs to approach the season like any other.
He thinks they need to act like it’s another year with little to nothing expected of them.
Losing five of their past six games, the Sharks aren’t exactly charging into the postseason. Still, we’re giving Peter DeBoer’s squad a slight edge over the Anaheim Ducks, based on their averaging 3.56 goals per game since March 1. As such, the forward duo of Joe Pavelski and San Jose newbie Evander Kane packs a solid fantasy punch, along with power-play-mate Logan Couture. Running hot, Pavelski appeals in particular as a proven playoff performer following his 14 goals and nine assists in 24 games two years ago.
Landon Collins and Damon Harrison, too.
Giants safety Landon Collins said any issues from last season with cornerback Eli Apple – including calling him a “cancer” for his locker room behavior, for which he apologized the next day – are now part of a forgettable past.
“We buried the hatchet a while ago,” Collins said. “That’s my guy, that’s my brother. I’m always going to have his back and we know what we have to do. We know what kind of caliber player he is, we know what caliber player I am and we’re just trying to get to work and make this season go. I’m glad to see him back. He’s a great corner. He is very smart, I love that he comes up and lays the boom on guys and he’s a great coverage guy. We need him and we’re glad to have him back.”
The Giants have promised a clean slate for Apple and his position coaches – Lou Anarumo and assistant Deshea Townsend – praised the 2016 first-round pick’s skill set last week.