Donald Trump's inflammatory words about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem have been widely rejected by the NFL, NFLPA and many players. Denever Broncos linebacker Shane Ray posted a powerful message on Twitter about why players are choosing to protest social injustice and racial inequality in this way. Here's a condensed version of his argument: When I hear the anthem it's not the words that make me feel like an American. It's us as people for one moment feeling united standing together. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize we are kneeling because we need everyone's focus and eyes so that we can work for a change. We have your attention now. Time to start opening your eyes
Most NFL players were NFL fans growing up, which means young players are often playing with and against their childhood idols. In the case of Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, meeting a childhood idol was the biggest thrill of Sunday’s game. Anderson, whose Broncos beat the Cowboys on Sunday, couldn’t wait to meet Dallas tight end Jason Witten, who’s been in the NFL since Anderson was 12 years old.
The Bills will host the Broncos in Week 3 with Tyrod Taylor starting at quarterback. If Gary Kubiak had his way in 2015, Taylor might be starting for Denver instead of Buffalo. Taylor was Joe Flacco’s backup with the Ravens for his first four seasons in the NFL and he played under Kubiak when the coach was Baltimore’s offensive coordinator in 2014. After being named the Broncos’ head coach in 2015, Kubiak wanted Taylor to follow him to Denver. Taylor decided to instead sign a three-year contract with the Bills that could void to a two-year deal worth as much as $7 million if he won the starting job, according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak. Before Taylor signed with Buffalo, the Broncos offered him a richer