Commentary: 'Do you understand NOW?': Reoccurring deadly police brutality shows why Colin Kaepernick took a knee
He isn’t trending right now, but he should be.Still, it didn’t take long for savvy social media mavens to make the connection between banished NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was blacklisted after taking a knee against police brutality, and Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who was fired after taking a knee on a black man’s neck.The two images side by side say everything that needs to be said on the subject of social justice in America.Long before Kaepernick began his national anthem protest, black people were complaining about the weight of the white man’s boot on their necks.The rest ...
New York Daily News
Why Mark Davis has Raiders in better shape in Vegas than Al Davis did in Oakland
Has serenity arrived at dysfunction junction?Things are going smoother for Mark Davis in Las Vegas than they ever did for his father Al Davis during the Raiders’ second act in Oakland. For East Bay fans that are heartbroken over the Raiders leaving town a second time, it’s a tough concept to swallow but impossible to refute.Allegiant Stadium will not only be done on time, but has already exceeded all expectations with $549 million in sales of personal seat licenses, according to the Las Vegas-Review Journal.It’s the inverse of the PSL fiasco that occurred when the Raiders returned home in 1995...
The Mercury News
Seahawks OL Duane Brown staying in the moment as he prepares for 13th NFL season
Duane Brown is the second-oldest Seahawk at 34, entering his 13th NFL season in a career in which he has established himself as one of the best left tackles of his generation but also coming off a season in which injuries took their toll, and with a contract situation that puts him at risk of being a salary-cap casualty a year from now.But if any of that seems like a harsh way of viewing things, Brown long ago accepted what everyone in the NFL learns eventually.“It’s a business,” Brown said. “.. I’ve been in this long enough to know that. I don’t take anything personal.”That’s how he views the...
The Seattle Times
NFL, college football players turn to workouts at parks to stay in shape during coronavirus pandemic
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — There’s no set day, time or place, and very little warning.The texts get sent out to various NFL players interested in attending South Florida’s commando workouts the night before with a location and time, and that gets circulated around by past, present and hopeful professional football players.When morning arrives, an on-field workout with helmets on commences.That’s why Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins was spotted pulling up to Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park in his convertible Bentley on Wednesday as he and Seattle Seahawks quarterback, and former Miramar High s...
Pats' Jason McCourty preps body and mind for return to the field
COVID-19 has kept NFL players away from the team, but it hasn’t stopped Jason McCourty from showing up to Gillette Stadium.There are no secret tunnels, and head coach Bill Belichick is not handing him a secret pass card or doing anything the NFL would investigate.The veteran cornerback’s off-season groin surgery requires rehabilitation, so even with COVID-19 restrictions, he’s been allowed to be in the building as part of his recovery. With no OTAs, or organized team activities, there aren’t lots of people around, which would be weird if it weren’t right now.“What constitutes as weird has dram...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Will Trubisky be able to handle pressure from Foles in Bears' QB competition? 'That'll be the big question,' Nagy says.
CHICAGO — The announcement came April 3 over a conference call with local media. Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy declared “an open competition” for the starting quarterback job. It was a significant development but hardly surprising. The Bears had put the writing on the wall in spray paint two weeks earlier when they traded a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars in exchange for Nick Foles.After last season’s offensive regression, after the Bears finished 29th in the NFL in both total yards (296.8 per game) and scoring (17.5 ppg), after Mitch Trubisky staggered through a...
Judge grants Giants CB DeAndre Baker permission to travel for work purposes with conditions
A judge granted Giants corner DeAndre Baker permission to travel for work purposes on Wednesday morning during an ongoing investigation into Baker’s involvement in a May 13 alleged armed robbery.Baker, 22, who was arrested on May 16 on four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, had requested the ability to travel to the state of New Jersey for work purposes with the Giants.Now he will be able to — if the Giants will have him — provided he satisfies certain conditions.Baker’s conditions, as outlined by Judge Mariya Weekes of the 17th Judici...
New York Daily News
Here's the advice that Dwyane Wade gave Tua Tagovailoa about handling fame in Miami
Dwyane Wade knows a little something about earning Miami’s respect.The three-time champion wasn’t drafted to “save the franchise,” but expectations certainly changed after the Heat’s first title in 2006. Throw in the two that he won in the early 2010s and there’s an argument that Tua Tagovailoa should strive to emulate Wade rather than Dan Marino.But greatness can easily be hindered if you get caught up in the glitz and glamour of Miami. In a recent conversation with ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe, Wade advised 22-year-old quarterback to focus on winning first rather than what the city has to offer.“Put...
Detroit Lions reportedly received proposal about moving training camp to West Virginia
If stay-at-home restrictions impact their ability to host a regular training camp, the Detroit Lions have another option.Pro Football Talk reported Tuesday that the Lions are one of two teams to receive a proposal about moving training camp to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, along with the Carolina Panthers.The Lions declined comment when asked about their plans for camp Wednesday.Cam Huffman, director of public relations and content for The Greenbrier, said in a statement emailed to the Free Press, “The Greenbrier has been contacted by several NFL teams interested in using The Greenbr...
Detroit Free Press
'Complete player' Blake Corum an explosive addition to Michigan's backfield
While Blake Corum’s speed might be the first thing that attracts notice on the football field, there’s a completeness to his game that his high school coach says separates him.Corum is the four-star running back out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Maryland, who enrolled early at Michigan this year full of promise. Spring football was canceled as the campus suspended all activities and like players across the country, he’s back home working out.Corum joins a running back room that includes Zach Charbonnet, Hassan Haskins, Christian Turner and senior Ch...
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