May 23

Jerry Jones on anthem discussions at league meetings: We’ve got a lot of things that we’re trying to balance

Nearly two years after Colin Kaepernick first sat, then knelt, in protest during the national anthem prior to games, the NFL is still trying to devise a solution to put the matter in the rear-view mirror.
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Authentic Mens Chris Chelios Jersey Owners discussed the topic Tuesday during league meetings in Atlanta with several possible tweaks to league policy considered during the discussions.

One thing that Womens Tim Heed Jersey is certainly from my standpoint is I’m trying to figure out the very best way for when somebody thinks ‘NFL,’ they think about who is starting at quarterback and who is going to come out hot in the third quarter, Jones said. We’ve got to make sure that whatever we decide here, it’s oriented toward getting their minds on what’s going on on the football field.

With the NFL finally admitting what some suspected for the past two months 鈥?the new helmet rule does apply to offensive and defensive linemen 鈥?the three-point stance inevitably will be gone. And the NFL will have gotten rid of it without actually getting rid of it.

That may be news to some of the people on the inside. Saints coach Sean Payton, a member of the Competition Committee, said recently on PFT Live that the three-point stance won’t be going away in our lifetime. But as coaches like Payton adjust to the interpretation that finally was unveiled on Tuesday, they’ll realize that the three-point stance has become an invitation to violate the new helmet rule.
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He’s got to get his head up, NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron said Tuesday regarding offensive linemen.

The only way to keep his head up is to never put it down. The three-point stance comes from the ability to fire out and slam into the opponent. With linemen in such close quarters, it will be impossible for an offensive lineman to blast forward into a defensive lineman without potentially hitting the opponent with a helmet that necessarily is low.

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