That team was the 1981 San Francisco 49ers. Their head coach was Bill Walsh. The quarterback was Joe Montana. They went 13-3, won a pretty famous game over the Cowboys with a pretty famous catch from Dwight Clark, then beat the Bengals in the Super Bowl. That was the beginning of a stretch that included four Super Bowl victories in a nine-year span.
This does bring up the question as to what the NFL would do if both teams had players who decided to kneel. Could there be offsetting penalties before the game even begins?
The MMQB did not elaborate on how serious this discussion was, only that the idea had been floated. So it is unclear if it is actually a policy that could be put into practice.
Other outlets reported that discussions over anthem policy were ongoing at the owners’ meetings in Atlanta and no decision was expected Tuesday.
Still, ranking only a few AFC teams ahead of the Raiders is the hype train gone awry.
The Seattle Seahawks somehow didn’t add any offensive linemen this offseason other than D.J. Fluker, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract, and Jamarco Jones, a fifth-round rookie.
If you look across the league at what fifth-round rookies and veterans slated to make less than $2 million do in the NFL, you’ll have a sobering realization: The 2017 Seahawks offensive line is the same unit that will start in 2018.
“I think one of the unfair things coming out of last year was that players were labeled as unpatriotic. No, it was never a question of being unpatriotic. What they were primarily challenging was police mistreating of minorities. It had nothing to do with the flag.
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