As he sits near the pool at his hotel in New Jersey, Mauk is strangely at peace. His NFL future, he says, can be had with enough work.
Teams need to see him, get to know him, understand that the last headlines written about him aren’t the ones he wants to write for them. He’s not the player in that video, and he doesn’t want to go back there. He’s a happy man, peaceful and focused. He’s also healthy, certainly something he was not during his final season at Missouri or his all-too-brief time on the field at Eastern Kentucky.
He has developed a bond and a trust with Fiedler, whose seasons in the NFL, including replacing Dan Marino as quarterback of the Dolphins, built not just a toughness, but a resolve and focus.
A trade did not materialize prior to or during the draft. Maybe the Seahawks were asking too much. Perhaps other teams were apprehensive about trading for a high-salary player who has the look of an egomaniac and has had several well-reported spats with coaches and media.
A combination of factors likely led to the current state of Cheap Gaa Jerseys affairs. Carroll now says of a potential trade this year, “the likelihood is zero percent, it seems like.”
A team admitting a player is being shopped is Cheap China Jerseys extremely rare. Whenever I was asked about potential trades during my GM years, I would always say the team doesn’t talk about possible personnel moves until they happen. Once that bridge is crossed — admitting a trade is a possibility — it’s difficult to turn back.