Mitchell addressed the play with coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert to make sure they understood his view of it. Mitchell added he’s well aware of the NFL rule prohibiting defenders targeting the knees or lower legs of a quarterback.
“If you watch the tape, I’m even trying to turn my body as I’m falling,” Mitchell said. “Alex is back pedaling into me, I wasn’t even going in the direction of Alex. He’s actually throwing it and fading away. There are a lot of things that go into the play that make it an accident you don’t want to see.”
Still, Sherman said, that shouldn’t prevent them — or any other NFL player — from being able to voice opinions about social issues.
They went into the bye with a reeling offense, but their surprising start has been anchored by a defense playing better on every level under Sean McDermott. Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy need to put the team on their backs.
Matt Ryan and Julio Jones don’t seem to be right without Patrick Sharp Womens Jersey Kyle Shanahan. They haven’t found nearly the Authentic Maury Wills Jersey explosive offense of last season, and it’s not setting up well unless they fire it up before NFC South play.
“They’ve created a platform where Hall of Famers can go back to their hometown or their university and thank them for what they did for that player,” Ham said. “I think it’s a great thing what they’re doing, let me do that at Penn State and giving them a plaque. You’re 18-year old and looking to find direction for life — your college program does that and that’s what happened to me here at Penn State.”
Today at 6 p.m., ESPN will air another version of Sportscenter, the network’s most popular version of its flagship program, without anchor Jemele Hill. Hill is serving a two-week suspension for tweets that the company said violates its social media policy.