President Trump has spent the last month waging a loud, continuous, messy fight with the NFL over player protests during the national anthem. And while Trump has whipped up plenty of rage and support from his base over the protests, a new poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe he went too far in calling for the firing of players who protest.
More than two of every three Americans, 68 percent, believe the President was in error when he criticized NFL players and demanded their firing in a September Alabama rally, according to a new poll conducted by Marist on behalf of HBO. Only 28 percent said his response was appropriate. Poll respondents were more generous to Vice President Pence, with responses split at 47 percent apiece on whether Pence was correct to walk out of a Colts game following a protest during the anthem.
“If they want a pass rusher, they should bring in a pass rusher extraordinaire who was one of the dominant pass rushers of any era,” Rice told Laine. “What is it going to cost? You don’t have one.”
Rice also tweeted at Laine that “I can get them to the playoffs.” The Buccaneers are dead last in the NFL with seven sacks. No other team has fewer than 10. Tampa Bay has suffered a lot of defensive line injuries. On Wednesday they put end Noah Spence on injured reserve.
So there’s a need. Rice has 122 career sacks and wants to play. It seems like Rice wouldn’t have much to offer, since he looked finished his last NFL season with the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts, and that was 10 years ago. It’s never going to happen. But it sure would be entertaining if the Bucs took him up on his offer.
I know Peyton Manning Jersey complained about not getting a possession in OT that one year the Colts lost to the Chargers in the playoffs (which actually seemed like every year), but he was probably going to throw a crippling interception anyway. However, I would have liked to see what Tweez could have done with one more chance. He’s clearly a name to remember in the future.