Sunday became Choose Your Side day, and it was easier to count which teams, which players and which owners made no gesture or statement than to count all the ones who did.
And it all happened without the open, public support of the marquee players who sell the league, the tickets, the cable packages and the game promos.
A year ago, it was suggested here that Kaepernick’s actions would never gain traction without the help of the NFL’s biggest names.
Some guys when they come into this league sit on the bench and learn from (a veteran). He’s one of those guys who’s going to have to lean heavily on the coaching staff helping him. There’s gonna be some mistakes made, but as long as he keeps improving, I can put up with it.
Overall, the Patriots have beaten Houston six straight times by an average of 18 points. While oddsmakers didn’t go that far for this matchup, New England is still the NFL’s biggest Week 3 favorite at minus-14.
Wilfork believes Sunday’s game could be close because the Texans should enter with confidence after having pushed the Patriots during last season’s second-round playoff matchup. New England only led by four points at halftime before pulling away, 34-18, largely because of three second-half interceptions thrown by then-Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.
Kenny Hill, QB, TCU — Hill isn’t exactly mentioned when discussing the top quarterbacks in next year’s draft, but the 6-1, 212-pound TCU senior was nearly perfect against SMU. Hill went 24 of 30 for 365 yards and four scores to lead the Frogs to a 56-36 win over the Mustangs. Hill is completing 75 percent of his passes through three games with eight touchdowns and two interceptions.
John Kelly, RB, Tennessee — Kelly is just a junior, but should he decide to enter the draft, he boosted his stock Saturday. Kelly ran for 141 yards on just 19 carries and caught six passes for another 96 yards in Tennessee’s 26-20 loss to Florida.