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Mike Daniels Gets an SI Cover

Usually these things are reserved for glory boys like quarterbacks, running backs or receivers. So it’s great to see that Sports Illustrated gave one of their regional covers to Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels.

Daniels is featured as one of the league’s rising stars. The other regional covers are an interesting mix — Carolina Panthers guard Trai Turner, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Going to be exciting if you live in the southeast and you get that awesome magazine featuring a guard for the Panthers on the front. On the flip side, I’d say Aaron Donald is already a star and probably the best defensive player in the league not named Watt.

Anyway, here’s Big Mike — not to be confused with Fat Mike — on the cover.

Mike Daniels SI cover boy

Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!



  1. Dave The Lions Fan September 6, 2016

    Daniels isn’t a bad player, easily a starter for most teams in the NFL. However, I just don’t see this guy being a star. Even being a rising star is pushing it because he’s 27 years old and is already in the prime of his career.

    He has never had more than 6.5 sacks in a season, has intercepted only 1 pass in his career (not that he needs to intercept passes as a D lineman, but still) and has only forced 1 fumble in his entire career.

    Those aren’t bad numbers when you consider that he has 4-6.5 sacks each season for the last 3 seasons and that Daniels has had more tackles year after year also for the last 3 seasons.

    But those are not star numbers by any stretch and anybody who thinks they are needs to get their heads examined. Daniels is a solid player who has a few good years thrown in. He isn’t consistently good and he has never been great. He is solid most years with good seaons here and there. That’s just as simple as it gets.


  2. Savage57 September 8, 2016


    Obviously, choking is something with which you have much familiarity.

    In a 3-4, the DL’s are block eaters; Mike Daniels has a voracious appetite. Think of it like how hungry you get when a dick is dangled in front of your face and your pie hole starts watering.