NFL’s new anthem policy is a disaster

Trump doesn’t care. Womens Prince Fielder Jersey And so, this afternoon in Washington, Trump will hold a different event that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.
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Translation: Another opportunity to use his bully pulpit to rip the NFL, further illustrating a simple truth that the NFL owners refused to see when they tried to appease him with their half-baked anthem policy that created more problems than it solved.

Meanwhile, Trump will once again use the NFL and this phony issue as a way to rile up his base and distract the country from far more important concerns. Let’s end with this tidy little quote from newsman Dan Rather: 

Trump disinvites Eagles from White House while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what’s supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism.

One lingering question: Can Kevin White stay healthy and earn a starting role? The Bears ‘ upgrades at receiver have lessened the pressure on White to lead the group. Will the former first-round pick be squeezed out of a big role at all? T.Y. Hilton Authentic Jersey Can he even stay healthy enough for the new coaches to trust?

Ezekiel Ansah. What role will he have in Patricia’s front? The franchise-tagged pass rusher sat out the OTA session open to the media earlier this offseason. Will he participate this week? If so, how will Patricia utilize his best pass rusher?

Lions have until July 16 to come to terms on a multi-year contract for Ansah. Figuring how he fits into the plan before then could speak to how likely a long-term deal is to getting done.

Position group to watch: Running back. Will second-round rookie Kerryon Johnson earn a big role this summer? What are the plans for LeGarrette Blount ? Could it be the beginning of the end for former starter Ameer Abdullah in Detroit? If the 2015 second-rounder is buried on the depth chart he’ll be squarely on the roster bubble heading into training camp. Abdullah likely will need to return to special teams to give himself a better chance at making the team.