Trump is not letting the issue go. He wrote Saturday on Twitter: “Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to league staff members in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and overseas at Sunday’s Dolphins-Saints game in London.
“This past week was a challenging week for all of us, but I am proud of the way our clubs and players have come together and entered into [dialogue] like never before,” Goodell wrote. “On Friday, the Broncos released a statement directly from their players. I wanted to share it with you as it provides a narrative of this past week and their hopes for today.”
The statement by Broncos players forwarded by Goodell to the NFL staffers read in part: “Make no mistake — our actions were in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe. We have nothing but the deepest love and respect for those who protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
Aaron Rodgers is capable of doing the same thing, and with more than a week of preparation, Cobb’s upside in a pass-heavy offense is tough to ignore during a time when some wideouts are underachieving, injured or on their bye week. The four targets in Week 4 are a bit of a concern, but you could certainly do worse if you’re in need of a WR2 or a flex play.
Did you expect any other team? The Patriots of ’07 featured one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history, led by future Hall of Famers Tom Brady and Randy Moss. It set records in points scored and still owns the record for largest win differential in a season. The defense wasn’t half-bad, either. But the dream of a perfect season was dashed in the Super Bowl by the wild-card Giants, who won 17-14 thanks to one of the craziest plays in Super Bowl history.