There’s so much going on at media day that it’s easy to miss something.
You have the players up on stage answering question after Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys question, you have the players in the arena answering questions and then you have members of the media doing crazy things just to get noticed. In all, it’s pretty hectic, but we’re here to recap some of the craziness.
Mack is getting used to raising the bar, though in 2015, his second season, he was named first-team All-Pro at both end and linebacker, the first time anyone had ever won at two positions in the same season. He had 15 sacks that year, second to J.J. Watt, who Mack replaced this season as SN’s defense honoree.
This year, the Raiders went 12-4 for their best record and first playoff appearance since 2002. Mack was subjected to every blocking scheme opposing coaches could imagine, every method of neutralizing him possible. He still finished with 11 sacks, plus five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries (often on strip-sacks), and the first interception and first touchdown of his career.
The pick-six, in a November Raiders win, off of a Cam Newton screen pass Mack dropped back to cover perfectly, likely gave defensive coordinators around the NFL fresh nightmares.
His outrageous combination of speed and strength made up for a world of team-wide defensive shortcomings, and it further established him as one of the focal points of an emerging NFL power. Had quarterback Derek Carr not broken his leg in the next-to-last regular season game, Mack might Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids still have been wreaking havoc this past championship weekend.