Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired!’ Trump said at a rally in Huntsville.
You know, some owner is gonna do that. He’s gonna say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it. They don’t know it. They’re friends of mine, many of them. They don’t know it. They’ll be the most popular person, for a week. They’ll be the most popular person in this country.
In addition to commissioner Roger Goodell, a handful of NFL owners and CEOs released statements Saturday in response to Trump’s remarks in Alabama including the 49ers, Dolphins, Giants and Packers.
Thanks for telling me. Sounds about right, though, he admitted. We haven’t played the best football that we know we can. Obviously, if you give up big plays, that’s not going to rank you pretty high in pass defense. Like I said, obviously we have a lot of work to get done and it’s something we’ve just got to keep improving.
The Patriots are coming off a big win over the Saints, but still allowed Drew Brees to throw for 356 yards and two scores. That was after Kansas City’s Alex Smith passed for 368 yards and four touchdown in the Chiefs’ 42-27 victory to open the season.
As the Patriots prepare for Sunday’s game against the Texans and rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, McCourty said he feels a little bit like a shrink while trying to encourage struggling teammates like Malcolm Butler, who has admitted to being frustrated about his own play. The 30-year-old McCourty, who is in his eighth NFL season, said communication within the secondary is still a work in progress.