Saturday wasn’t just about Tom Brady’s preseason debut, or Jimmy Garoppolo’s turnovers, or an encouraging drive from Rex Burkhead with which we’ll likely get carried away, or Cyrus Jones’ punt returns. It was about Rob Gronkowski playing in a preseason game. Although Gronkowski turned heads in a memorable 2010 preseason debut, he hasn’t exactly been a safe bet to be seen by exhibition attendees. As he has battled injuries and the Patriots have managed him over the years, Gronkowski went four straight preseasons without taking the field once. That changed Saturday, when the veteran tight end played in 13 snaps over two series. He didn’t get a single target, but he also left the game unscathed
Last week, the former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson used his Hall of Fame speech to preach racial unity, saying that Americans are all on “one team,” that we can represent “the highest ideals of mankind. Leading the way for all nations to follow.” He even uttered those three oddly controversial words: “All Lives Matter.” In the wake of the violent attacks in Charlottesville, there are those who will say that now is not the time for sentiments of racial harmony — let alone American exceptionalism. They are wrong. Despite the inflammatory headlines and horrifying pictures coming out of Virginia, Americans, including the many counter-protesters in Charlottesville, are still
Kirk Cousins recently said he wants to never change teams. In an interview televised during Saturday’s broadcast of preseason action against Green Bay, Cousins made it clear that he wants to be in Washington for his full career. “So I want to be a Washington Redskin, yes,” Cousins said.