I’m not worried about him playing for us again, I’m more worried about him, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said via the Post-Gazette. Y’all have been updated as much as we have. The thing that we’re hopeful for and prayerful for is that he comes back and he’ll be OK. The football stuff is secondary. His life is a lot more important to me than football.
I really have no update in terms of his medical status other than what was released earlier, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters. I would imagine at the appropriate time that those who are responsible for his care will give you a reasonable assessment of where he is. I imagine that would occur as soon as later on today.
That owner is likely Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report on Trump’s influence on the NFL’s new national anthem policy which forces any player who is on the field during the national anthem to stand and show respect for the flag.
I was totally supportive of [the players] until Trump made his statement, Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins’ owner and creator of programs advocating for social justice, said in his deposition. Noting that owners’ conversations with Trump were relayed during a league meeting, he said: I thought he changed the dialogue.
Even if all 32 owners came to the conclusion that Trump’s influence made signing Kaepernick a bullet not worth biting, that isn’t necessarily collusion. It could just be 32 teams making the same decision, just as they have with many other free agents who saw their NFL career end before they wanted it to.
There were only nine occasions throughout the entire 2014 regular season in which coaches kicked from the 1-yard line, but high-rolling Mike McCarthy decided to do it on back-to-back drives in the first quarter. Good decision-making.
Late in the third quarter, Wilson fumbled a snap from shotgun and recovered it. Nothing particularly abnormal about this play when isolated in a vacuum. But it’s yet another stroke of perplexing good fumble fortune for Wilson throughout the 2014 season. It was his 13th fumble of the regular season and postseason combined, and Seattle recovered every single damn last one of them. Not sure there’s been another instance of fumble luck even close to that glaring.
Up 12 with five minutes left, Morgan Burnett picked off Russell Wilson and had huuuuuuuuge amounts of green in front of him but decided he’d rather not deliver a knockout dagger. More good decision-making.