Jay Feely’s leg wasn’t the only weapon he possessed.
The former Giants and Jets kicker was photographed Saturday in a “joke” prom picture, with his daughter and her boyfriend, in which Feely has his arm around her daughter and a gun in his other hand, near the boyfriend — who wears a restrained smile.
Veteran Pau Gasol, meanwhile, pointed out that the Warriors played with “a chip on their shoulder” in Game 1 after losing 10 of 17 headed into the playoffs, with skeptics saying Golden State isn’t as dangerous a team without Stephen Curry in the lineup.
With the Spurs expecting to be without Leonard for the rest of the postseason, could San Antonio start playing with a similar edge?
“We haven’t had that type of talk; haven’t won two championships in the last three years,” Gasol said. “We haven’t been to three straight Finals. There’s not that type of chip on our shoulders.
“We do have the absence of arguably our best player. And that’s been there the whole year. That’s nothing new. But we have the guys that we have, and we feel like we have a good chance if we play the right way, we play together, we play harder and smarter than our opponent. We just didn’t quite do that [in Game 1] enough.”
Jacksonville did sign Blake Bortles to a contract extension back in March. But said deal gives the team an out following the 2018 season. Should things align perfectly for Jacksonville in the draft, it’s possible the team could go quarterback on Day 1.
In talking about Jackson, it also seems that the Jaguars’ brass is extremely high on the signal caller.
“He’s a rare athlete. As a quarterback, he’s a good player. He won a lot of games at that position. (Drafting him) depends what your scheme is, what you want to do and how you want to play and how he fits,” GM Dave Caldwell said recently, via The Florida Times-Union. “I can’t say he’s the prototypical pocket passer, but you can win games with a guy like him.”
That’s some mighty high praise to throw in the direction of what has become an increasingly divisive quarterback prospect. But it didn’t stop there. Jaguars VP of Operations Tom Coughlin added more fuel to the fire.