NFL players aren’t likely to take the league’s new national anthem policy standing up. A team and a player to watch. And just who is the NFL’s version of LeBron James? All of that and more in this week’s 10-Point Stance.
As the national anthem plays across NFL fields next season, you might see a handful of players raising their fists.
In other words, some players will redouble their efforts off the field to fight for social causes, and not protest on it.
Make no mistake, however: There is great anger in many corners of the league. One player, who asked not to be identified, said some players will continue to protest to demonstrate they cannot be intimidated by anyone, including President Donald Trump.
I think what Damarious found out is that there are a lot of passionate Cleveland fans here, and you’ve got to be careful about what you say, Jackson said. I don’t think he meant any harm. I think he has a love and a respect for Curry, obviously. But he found out that, ‘Hey, look, in this city it’s about the Cavaliers and LeBron James.
Jackson also used a comment made by James following Cleveland’s win in Boston on Sunday as a teaching tool for the Browns.
Just the other day, I was able to show them LeBron’s message to the media in Game 7 when he talked about team, he said.
I thought it was tremendous. I thought what he said about his other teammates and how they are a huge part of it and how people who have not played the game or wore shorts or been in a locker room understand what it takes to win. I thought that was sensational. I said that to our football team.
We’ll talk about this after the series is over, he said.