President Donald Trump, who has frequently denounced NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem, had the same message Sunday.
In an official White House statement, the president saluted America’s armed forces, but reminded everyone, “We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the National Anthem.
“As many Americans come together to watch the Super Bowl, Melania and I extend our greetings and appreciation for those who make occasions like this possible, particularly the brave men and women of our Armed Forces,”
Belichick and Brady already form the most successful duo in the modern NFL era, and now they are trying to match what Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan did together for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls Bookend back-to-backs are the only thing left to add to the Patriots pair’s lengthy legend.
The Eagles fired Reid in 2013 after 14 seasons, despite the fact that they made the playoffs eight times and had only three losing seasons with him. He had five future NFL head coaches on his staff in 2004. Current Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who replaced Reid’s replacement Chip Kelly, was Reid’s offensive quality control coordinator and quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia from 2009-12 before following Reid to Kansas City as that team’s offensive coordinator.
In 2004, when Reid took the Eagles to the Super Bowl, Pederson was with the Packers in his final NFL season as a backup QB. At the end of his first stint in Green Bay in 1998, Pederson had Reid as his quarterbacks coach for two seasons.
“These people are not off the hook,” Ross said. “When we find out who they are, we’re going to arrest them.”
Police estimated up to 100,000 fans gathered in downtown Philly to celebrate the team’s first NFL championship since 1960. Just minutes after the game, social media revealed fires had been set and a vehicle had been flipped over, among other mayhem.
According to Philly.com, other vandalism included traffic lights torn down, a looted gas station, smashed windows at Macy’s, and a destroyed awning at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Ross, who said he got hit in the head by an bottle someone had tossed in the air, defended his officers’ actions, but said the sheer size of the celebration made enforcement difficult.