“If anybody, if I’ve offended anyone, anyone who truly believes me sitting during the national anthem is hurt by it, write me a personal letter,” Eligwe said. “I’ll write you back. We can become pen pals. I want to understand where you’re coming from, you can understand where I’m coming from.”
Two witnesses sitting in Section 135, behind the Redskins sideline, said there was a fan in a Chiefs jersey sitting across the aisle in Section 134 that shouted racial slurs toward Redskins players and fans nearby.
Jarred Edwards, a Redskins fan who lives about four miles from the stadium in North Kansas City, attended the game with his girlfriend, Victoria, when they said there was a white man in a Chiefs jersey yelling racial slurs at Redskins players during the national anthem.
Opening Statement: “First of all I would like to congratulate Dustin Colquitt on becoming the fourth punter in NFL history to get 400 inside the 20. He’s to be commended on that. That’s an awesome feat.”
Q: How do you coach that?
TOUB: “I wish it was me. It’s really him. He’s been doing it his whole career well before I got here. He has a knack for having a touch with his leg and knowing exactly where to put it, playing the wind, understanding who the gunners are, who the returner is and he just has a great feel for it.”
Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been electric, leading the NFL with 502 yards rushing on 68 carries with four rushing touchdowns. The rookie has also caught two touchdowns and recorded 157 yards receiving.
“He does a good job of running in the open field, of attacking the guy’s leverage, making the guy sit down,” defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel said Thursday. “As opposed to just looking for the sideline, he’s attacking the guy and then making a break. So, it’s a huge challenge for us and obviously we’re preparing all week, we’re trying to prepare for the running game.”
“This is a young man’s league,” the Chiefs’ Johnson said. “It’s always been a young man’s league. It just so happens two of the dynamic rookies are in this game, both on offense. Our rookie is doing great, and their rookie is doing great.”
“It’s a big-time challenge," Texans quaterbacks coach Sean Ryan said. "There’s going to be different fronts that he’s going to be looking at. To me, disguises and holding their looks and things like that are going to be a part of what every guy does to a rookie quarterback. I don’t care what he played like the week before, that’s going to be part of it. We know it.
"It’s kind of, in some ways, a little bit of that Rex Ryan tree that shows up a little bit where you’re getting some different types of pressures out of different personnel groupings. It’s a big challenge, like every week is in the NFL. Bob Sutton’s a very good coach and they’re a well-coached defense with a lot of talent over there. It’s going to take our best effort for sure.”
The program, hosted by John Brenkus, examined Hill’s speed with two drills.
The first was a simple 20-yard dash, in which Hill hit a top speed of 22.3 miles per hour – a Sport Science record.