You knew you were going to get that Tom Brady in New Orleans, making things look Big Easy again no matter what injuries befell them. Now it’s time for the defense to regroup and make a notable statement.
The Ravens don’t really change up their winning M.O. �� do it with a lot of defense, a little running and a little Joe Flacco. The schedule lines up well for them to return to thick of a top wild card.
The Dolphins generated as many questions in a narrow win at the Chargers as they would have in a loss �� shaky coaching decisions, Lawrence Timmons’ absence, the way they left the Chargers in position to steal it. That might give the Jets reason to believe they can steal one, despite the way they’ve been dominated in their first two games. If the Jets had any offensive weapons for the Dolphins to worry about �� the Dolphins might be more worried about this.
The Saints are desperate to avoid a third straight 0-3 start, and they will be a challenge for the Panthers, who need to prove their 2-0 start is legit. They’ve pulled it off without Cam Newton being sharp yet, without scoring a touchdown in a win over the Bills last week and without Christian McCaffrey running roughshod as expected yet. So, welcome, horrible Saints defense, and welcome another lousy Saints start.
But if you get out there and you ask a guy to kneel or sit going against his values, going against his family, you know you put him in weird spots, Sherman added. We never want to do that. We think that we did a good job getting our message out and trying not to distract from it.
The Titans took a similar approach with their statement.
As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute, and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic.