He’ll work with a former Patriots executive in Lions General Manager Bob Quinn.
What is the Senior Bowl? It’s an invite-only showcase event for the best seniors in college football, though some underclassmen who have procured their degrees — like Allen — are invited to participate as well. The prospects are split into two teams and coached by NFL coaching staffs.
Which NFL teams are coaching? The Denver Broncos staff will coach the North team, and the Houston Texans staff will coach the South.
Patricia is set to land in Detroit as the Lions’ head coach. And he’ll have a franchise quarterback in place in Matthew Stafford. There is no major rebuilding project required, with the Lions coming off a 9-7 season that nevertheless cost Jim Caldwell his coaching job.
“We are talking about a man who helped to orchestrate a commercial planeful of food and supplies for famine-stricken Somalia. A man who has invested his time and money into needy communities here at home. A man I am proud to call my brother, who should be celebrated for his courage to seek change on important issues. Instead, to this day, he is unemployed and portrayed as a radical un-American who wants to divide our country.
Anybody who has a basic knowledge of football knows that his unemployment has nothing to do with his performance on the field. It’s a shame that the league has turned its back on a man who has done only good. I am aware that my involvement in this movement means that my career may face the same outcome as Colin’s. But to quote the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” And I choose not to betray those who are being oppressed.”
Kaepernick created, among his peers, a way of thinking that took on a life of its own and infiltrated even a staunchly conservative league. The majority of NFL owners responded to Trump’s comments about player protests, which started with Kaepernick, by criticizing Trump. Many of them demonstrated alongside players.