The breakdown of NFL players who protested during the anthem Sunday

  • The breakdown of NFL players who protested during the anthem Sunday

The breakdown of NFL players who protested during the anthem Sunday

"Our president needs to focus on other countries - North Korea, Russia, and everything else that's going on everywhere else".

Known as a player who speaks his mind, defensive end Jerry Hughes came to the defense of McCoy and was not shy when addressing the comments made by Kelly. I do believe we need to lock arms, stand and realize what - and how blessed we are to be national football league players and to live in the United States of America. "I think when there are issues that have the potential to divide our nation, to divide people, it's important for people to come together and talk and dialogue in constructive and positive ways".

"Hopefully we can move past this and play football, because politics and football don't mix in my opinion". It's having players do things that I feel is unacceptable. "This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us". Stop trying to divide us.

"The flag and the anthem mean a lot to me", Joseph, the first African-American head coach in Broncos' history, said.

Arguably no name in Bills history is more beloved and recognized than Jim Kelly. You never know what happens, but the defense bailed us out one time, but I felt good about getting points there if I don't turn it over.

"We want the best for this country, no matter what race". Compared to a year ago the Buffalo Bills are playing as a unit, not for individual statistics (contracts), and are slowly but surely creating a winning atmosphere and in Buffalo.

"I'm not sure I understand it". I'm just so bummed out right now. After the anthem finished, Kelly sought out Dareus, who is inactive for today's game, and had a brief conversation that ended with a hug. You just don't do that. He didn't name Trump, nor did he mention the president's comments.

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"I haven't been in [these] situations since my rookie season, but one thing about it [is], I'm always able to bounce back". Had the ball that deflected off Jones' hands in the end zone not found Andre Holmes for a touchdown, we'd be making a lot more of that play. "I honestly didn't know it was going to be a flag".

The decision to have Bills players protest in their own way was reached Saturday during a voluntary team meeting which also included general manager Brandon Beane, coach Sean McDermott and owners Terry and Kim Pegula.

He echoed similar sentiments on the radio. In an Instagram post accompanying a picture from Sunday, Kelly shared his displeasure with that display and President Trump as well as his hope for how the team will handle the anthem next week.