They have yet to win this season (0-12) and dating to 2015 own a woeful 4-40 record. It’s been so bad that Chris Gibilisco of Fox 8 Cleveland started a petition to honor the Browns’ record as the worst stretch in NFL history “either with a plaque or special exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.”
Not only is it embarrassing for coaches, players and fans, it is also a blight on the league, which stressed the importance of maintaining parity during the last collective bargaining agreement.
Jenkins had been raising his fist during pregame renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but, for the first time since early in the 2016 season, he did not do so last week. The veteran safety had said he would end his protests after the NFL agreed to donate approximately $90 million toward initiatives largely aimed at African American communities.
Brady’s mental and physical gifts were on full display Sunday, when the Jaguars did their best to take away both. He had to be accurate. He had to precise. He had to be perfect.
The Jaguars, unlike the Falcons, had the personnel and the game plan to seal the deal late. In similar situations against anyone else, they would have put the game out of reach. Brady reversed the course in less than a quarter.
It’s somehow become trite to note the difference in Trump’s tone when criticizing the NFL protests, in which a number of players have chosen to sit or kneel during the national anthem, and his tone when discussing the protests in Charlottesville last month. But it’s still worth noting.
Trump was slow to condemn the white supremacists and overt Nazi sympathizers who crept from the shadows to defend a Confederate statue in Charlottesville. The president eventually offered a forceful condemnation, read from prepared remarks — that he then undercut the next day in a news conference by saying that “many fine people” had joined the racists and Nazis at that protest.