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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Raiders safety Karl Joseph notched his first career forced fumble in Week 2’s blowout victory over the New York Jets. It came on his first sack, where he bent around a tackle into the pocket and devoured his pray. Joseph recovered the ball, and the Raiders quickly scored a touchdown. The second-year pro enjoyed that moment, but left the game with regrets. "I should have definitely had more sacks than I did,” Joseph said. “I feel like I should have had three.” Joseph had quarterback Josh McCown in the crosshairs three times, and feels like he should’ve finished each one. The game plan provided opportunity. Joseph blitzed six times – fellow safety Reggie Nelson attacked thrice
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.