Gayle Benson vows to keep running the Saints the way Tom Benson did
After the death of longtime Saints owner Tom Benson, his widow is promising to continue running the team the way he did.
As is standard NFL practice, my husband provided a report to the Commissioner summarizing the Ownership Succession Plan of the New Orleans Saints, Benson wrote in a letter to her fellow owners, which was passed along to PFT. For clarity, my husband’s plan and desire was for me to have full voting control of the Saints and to serve as Controlling Owner of the team per NFL rules.
It takes time to come, Wall said. Like I started to find my legs on some of my jump shots. Not playing is totally different than practicing, and being able to jump in workouts is totally different than game [action] because I am playing constantly like this, like this, like this and competing at a high level, so it takes a little time.
I am fine with that. But one thing I have learned about myself is that I don’t just need my speed and athleticism to play in this league. I can still get by people without going super fast and find my teammates and be able to finish at the rim, so I can have a longer career than what most people do when their athleticism goes away.
Bryant is scheduled to make a $12.5 million base salary and count $16.5 million against the salary cap in 2018. Executive vice president Stephen Jones first talked publicly about Bryant’s future in January, saying the Cowboys had a lot to weigh.
The Cowboys could ask Bryant to take a pay cut, or they could release him without a negotiation.
When a fan wished Bryant good luck in his meeting, Bryant replied, I’m still getting myself together…that’s the only thing on my mind.
He later added: The take from today.. I’m bothered because I said publicly I’m unbothered. That’s a huge wow take 2 I’m ranting and going off on the media whenever I’m just being normal Dez in my everyday life.. I can only control what I can control is what I tell myself…again unbothered.
Even though he’s had two great starts this season (16 IP, 0 ER, 6 total hits) and one clunker (5 ER in 4 2/3 against Seattle), I’ll give him a pass on that poor outing in 27 degree weather. And I’ll use his past as an indicator to buy in for the first half of the season. However, at that point, I’m selling high. I’ve read the prologue, and I’m not sure that all’s well that ends well once we get to August and September.