TV networks skipped one crucial part of NFL protests

Limited Lerentee McCray Jersey Television networks uncharacteristically showed the national anthem before NFL games this weekend, but at least one staffer says that coverage may have come with certain restrictions.
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The Sporting News pointed out there were few camera shots of fans during the anthem, focusing instead on the players even when booing could be heard in the background. Fans in Arizona booed the Cowboys for locking arms and taking a knee as a team, even though they did it before the anthem and stood during the song. ESPN’s Sean McDonough did point out the Cowboys were getting booed during the telecast.

The late game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins produced a rating down 19 percent from 2016.

Only NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which featured the Pittsburgh Steelers clinching a last-second win over the Green Bay Packers, posted a ratings gain 锟斤拷 a modest 3 percent increase over 2016.

Monday Night Football on ESPN had its weakest ratings this season 锟斤拷 down 33 percent from the previous season’s Week 12 MNF.

Two other games barely spared themselves double-digit decreases: Fox’s Sunday broadcast of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 31-3 victory over the Chicago Bears was down 9 percent, and CBS’ Sunday airing of the Miami Dolphins’ 35-17 loss to the New England Patriots was down 8 percent.

The weak ratings week, moreover, couldn’t keep President Trump from commenting on what he perceives to be the league’s lax treatment of players who’ve been kneeling in protest during the national anthem.

Manning makes his living throwing the ball and not catching it, and says receivers are well-versed in what constitutes a catch and what does not.

Coaches talk about it, players talk about it, understanding you’re going to the ground, finish the catch, he said. Don’t drop it and celebrate too early, don’t assume anything. You got to finish the play. Guys Troy Niklas Youth jersey know it. Either don’t go the ground or don’t let go of the ball.

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