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    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

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    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    With this, I think of how the Fed and states work on some items. NFL (Fed) sets a general policy, but teams (states) get to set the details of how the policy works for their team (state). The team get fined for general policy violations, not the offenders. Teams can institute policies to discipline offenders if they wish, or not, though. You might well be right. If the networks show players coming out of the locker room running with a raised fist once the anthem has completed, for instance, I can see issues arising once more. (IE: what was player celebrating in the locker room that has him all fired up coming out?) The league has set policy, and will fine the team. From there, each team gets to set 'their rules'. These may vary from team to team and will create more 'interesting' scenarios on their own. Jets owner also said his team will not pass league fines to the team on to the players (either offenders or the divided up by the team group as a whole). But the leagues and NFLPA recently finalized an agreement just a couple of days ago to allocate nearly 90 million dollars for Social Justice inequality issues important to the players - http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000933742/article/nfl-players-coalition-finalize-social-justice-partnership I think owners were hoping this would help alleviate the kneeling or staying in locker room, even though Boldin has always said it isn't about the protests. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/12/04/anquan-boldin-says-players-coalitions-agreement-with-nfl-was-never-about-protests/?utm_term=.64b5470c9239 To me, compromise often is a policy/agreement that neither party is pleased with. This one might qualify. In addition, teams can institute policies and fines for violating them (missing team flights, meetings etc..) plus they have this that every single Player has on his contract- PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY It is a privilege to be part of the National Football League. Everyone who is part of the league must refrain from "conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the NFL." This includes owners, coaches, players, other team employees, game officials, and employees of the league office, NFL Films, NFL Network, or any other NFL business. The league released results (right before the Super Bowl) of a poll conducted in 2017 and in 2018. Many issues but Anthem was definitely a large portion - https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02/02/nfls-core-fans-rapidly-losing-interest-in-league-poll/23351409/ Advertisers are very much aware of such polls which may well affect future TV contracts, and thus total NFL revenue (which owners and players split). Trust me that financial directors for teams will also monitor things like jersey sales etc.. for those publicized as standing up to policy (pardon the pun) and kneeling anyway. Employees who work in the public sector (governmental entities) have First Amendment rights in the workplace, but are subject to certain restrictions. Private citizens do not have these same protections. Employees who work in the private-sector do not, as a rule, have First Amendment protection for their speech in the workplace, but employers need to be aware of not violating things like the Anti Discrimination and Whistle Blower (among other) laws in the process of potentially applying discipline. The NBA has a stricter policy than the NFL, but the player/owner relationship is significantly better as well.
  3. He never had it re-scoped, let alone corrective surgery. Just rest, a mysterious Euro trip, and then rehab, probably not too unlike last year. So there is the unknown. To me, the rubber hits the road when it is time for 11 on 11 drills. And the occasional ex front office guy saying they believe Luck will be ready. People latch on to that like a drowning victim trying to grab their life saver...
  4. DougDew said: You know, its really not possible for one 6.4 300 pound head banger to bully another 6.4 300 pound head banger.  Jonathan Martin posted: When you're a Bully Victim and a coward, your options are ... (posted in the pic) You say it isn't possible, Martin said it happened. Yes, they both are off their rocker ever since.
  5. ColtsBlueFL

    Players can no longer lower helmet.

    And you're right. There is more to come. Kickoffs are on the radar next. Preliminary rule changes come this year to see what the ramifications are, then they will address those.
  6. Because you feel that way doesn't make it so. Jonathan Martin posted this in February!! If he did this while in Florida, I'm sure it wasn't long before he was 'Baker Acted' (Involuntary psychiatric hold in Florida). Just like his bully buddy below- Involuntary psychiatric hold in Florida is called the Baker Act, named after the state representative from 1963-1972 (Maxine Baker) in FL years ago that had an interest in mental health issues. Looks like psych issues for both guys ever since the 'confrontation'.
  7. ColtsBlueFL

    Mychal Kendricks released

    I heard it was value for salary, in that he would only be a part time player in their D system this year. Sad display on just one of the differences between a Super Bowl defense vs. the Colts D when a part time LB player immediately become the best LB on the Colts roster vs. his projected part time role on the Eagles.
  8. We hashed all of this out back when it was fresh. The only thing I still can not grasp is, why team mates create barriers when they are on the same team. No, you don't have to go to the country club with another player (especially one you don't like on a personal level) or visit their home, etc. However, ponce in the locker room, everyone should at least have respect for each other in attempting to reach the same goals, team and personal. Don;t like someone, stay away, or let them stay away from you. Go out and do your jobs, then go your separate way after the games. Richie seems to me to be a guy that isn't so much malicious as he just doesn't know where the lines in the sand are, (notably social issues) and if he does, it matters not.
  9. I'm glad there is some optimism here. I wish there were 'leaks' that give credence to that type of optimism. Because... you know... there is another (dark) side to that coin we caught a glimpse of last year and want to never see again.
  10. ColtsBlueFL

    Players can no longer lower helmet.

    I've heard Al Riveron explain it on various shows. Here is one tape of him explaining it... what is OK and what will get an ejection. http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/0ap3000000933867/Al-Riveron-explains-the-new-lowering-of-helmet-rule
  11. ColtsBlueFL

    Players can no longer lower helmet.

    Lowering your head in a 'protective' mode will not get an ejection/penalty. Lowering your head in a 'strike first' / make a huge play mode will. For the others, I feel they will over enforce these in preseason... to get players acclimated before the 'real' games take place.
  12. ColtsBlueFL

    Players can no longer lower helmet.

    It's essentially a done deal. This will be governed in real time, including disqualifications (ejections) by on field officials, and / OR replay officials in New York monitoring games in real time. I have not seen the rule as present in the 2018 NFL official rulebook, but I did see this tweet from Troy Vincent- Troy reviewed over 40,000 plays. He says there were only 3 that violated the rule and would have immediate disqualification. They are identified with video embedded in his tweet. But they were- Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore, landing an unobstructed hit on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, a play that occurred in 2015. video located within this page- https://247sports.com/nfl/philadelphia-eagles/Bolt/Falcons-William-Moore-fined-for-hit-on-Jordan-Matthews-39479267 Danny Trevathan’s hit on Davante Adams last season. Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka’s hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Vincent say they are not increasing rosters, nor are they interested in ejecting players left and right. But- Troy Vincent is the current NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. For the youngsters out there, Vincent was also the 7th pick overall in round 1 of the 1992 draft by the Dolphins. He also played cornerbaqck for the Bills, Eagles, and Redskins. Vincent was President of the NFL Players Association from 2004-2008. He was Vice President of Active Player Development in February 2010, since renamed NFL Player Engagement Organization.
  13. ColtsBlueFL

    Keeping Brissett at #2

    Feel free to cite your own stats that support your position. My 'cherry picked stats show how little chance there is of that, but there are chances, and real success stories too. Kurt Warner was in Arena league. CFL didn't want him because their QB's ar smaller and more mobile (Think Doug Flutie, Jeff Garcia, etc...) and he was pure pocket passer with decent arm. So he did get some attention from NFL. That CBA! Hurts the starters too. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/13114418/practice-restrictions-hurting-quarterback-development-nfl Show me where I made this blanket statement? It's not the starting QB job to 'teach' the backups, nor give up his 1st team reps. It's the coaches jobs to look at every player, and set the depth chart via talent, film study, playbook knowledge, etc... not draft round. The see every player every day. They know much more than us fans. The lack of quality 1st team reps for backups is the players fault. They pushed for less practice, and less time in pads in the CBA. Thus the limited reps have to go to the starter. The backup has to shine brightly in other ways to get a look over the starter. That's NFL life. But also be ready and prepared if/when the starter gets an injury.
  14. ColtsBlueFL

    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    If he is CB1, we are in trouble. He would not even be CB2 for the Redskins now. Even though they traded Kendall Fuller for Smith, they have Norman, they signed Quinton Dunbar to an extension and then acquired Orlando Scandrick in free agency. Add Fabian Moreau and there just wasn't room for Breeland anymore. That's why he was an FA. If he is CB2 at best for us, I'd feel better. In 2016 PFF showed he was #1 slot CB in the league- https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/washington-redskins/one-surprising-stat-shows-bashaud-breeland-may-be-better-suited-slot A Falcons article reported this above as well (before he got hurt) and about maybe getting him for their Nickel back. But added- "Breeland isn’t without his blemishes on the field either. His eight penalties last season tied him for fourth among all DBs (Robert Alford had seven, as a reference point). He also has his fair share of bad games and has been susceptible to giving up big plays and big stat-lines in the past." I wonder if his pay demands have dropped any (like Ryan Grant?) after he is healthy?
  15. ColtsBlueFL

    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    Anyone can post a highlight to prove a point, either way. Here is one of Breeland getting beat in a Cover 3 Squat zone with the Redskins, by Crabtree. Lucky for a poor pass and their rangy/speedy Safety coming in to lay wood for an incompletion. https://thumbs.gfycat.com/GleefulHappygoluckyBetafish-mobile.mp4 He isn't speedy, big, nor a ballhawk. But he might still be the best CB2 on our roster, when he is fully healthy.