Six years later, Colt McCoy cannot remember going back into the game, or what happened after he did.
In December 2011, McCoy, playing quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, rolled to his left. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison launched his helmet into McCoy’s face mask, leaving McCoy flattened on the turf and concussed. On the sideline, doctors inspected his bruised Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys hand. After two plays, coaches sent him back in.
When he watched the film a week later, McCoy felt like he was watching another person. He made throws and decisions disconnected to the play he called in the huddle. I don’t know what I’m doing, he thought as he watched himself. It would be six weeks before he felt normal again, before lights stopped hurting his head.
That continued a Friday night tirade in which President Trump used a profanity to describe NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social inequality brought a torrent of responses from players, the NFL commissioner, the head of the NFL players’ union and more than a half-dozen owners. It brought condemnation from the NBA’s biggest stars and ensured that Sunday’s games will now focus on the White House.
I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”
Around a dozen members of the New Orleans Saints took a knee, but rose and stood for the anthem.
One week after all but 10 or so members of the Houston Texans took a knee to protest owner Bob McNair’s comment that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison,” no players knelt.
Maybe this season is jinxed: Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston, who is trying to play through a painful shoulder injury, left the game against New Orleans after being thrown to the ground and landing on the shoulder. He was questionable to return, replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick.