Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was one of the few NHL players to make some sort of an unprompted statement in response to President Donald Trump’s weekend comments regarding NFL players and their protests during the National Anthem. During a speech in Alabama on Friday the President urged NFL owners to fire players that “disrespect” the flag by taking a knee during the National Anthem. On Saturday, Wheeler was critical of the President’s comments in a series of Tweets.
Take the words of Dolphins’ safety Michael Thomas after Miami’s 20-6 loss to the Jets on Sunday. Not only is he bothered by Trump’s decision to insult protesting NFL players, Thomas seems bewildered that something like football would upset the leader of the free world at all. “As somebody in the NFL who is one of those ‘sons of bitches’,” Thomas continued, “Yeah I take it personally.
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is threatening a lineup shake-up after reviewing videotape of his team's 20-6 loss at the New York Jets. Gase described the performance as "garbage" and said he has seen too much of that since becoming coach last year. Gase said he'll find players who want to do things right, and they're the ones who will play. Personnel changes are most likely up front, where the Dolphins were manhandled by the Jets. When asked Monday what he liked about the offense's performance, Gase said, "nothing." The plays Gase calls have produced two touchdowns in two games despite an abundance of talent at the skill positions. Miami netted only 225 yards at the Jets and didn't score until