Last week, Manziel’s quarterback coach, George Whitfield, said they are focusing on Manziel's throwing and decision-making from the pocket as they prepare for his pro-day workout on March 27.Manziel was such a wild stallion as a quarterback at Texas A&M, often leaving the pocket early instead of staying home.“It’s an atrocious idea,” said Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. It seems like a bit much for the NFL to try to get rid of it.
One current All-Pro calls the idea ‘atrocious.’ But one Hall of Famer argues it's dishonorable for today’s players to use the word.
Motley and Willis played for the Browns beginning in 1946, Robinson a year later with the Dodgers.
But I was surprised to learn Cleveland coach Paul Brown was forced to leave Motley and Willis behind for a road trip to Miami on Dec. The local segregation laws forbade black players from being on the field with whites then. Carson was enshrined, too, in 2006, 21 months before Willis died.
I say “could be,” because the league could give officiating crews the option of throwing a flag, depending on the circumstances. But understand that the eight-man Competition Committee is not a legislative body. So we won’t know anything about the outcome of the debate till the owners’ meetings in Orlando beginning March 23. ” “It’s a common word in so many players’ everyday lives,” said Tennessee cornerback Jason Mc Courty.
"[Banning the n-word] is an atrocious idea," Richard Sherman said. Why wouldn't all curse words be banned then." Over the weekend, I communicated with three African-American players about it. A third thought it was a good idea but would be hard to police. “Among African-American players and people, it’s used among friends all the time.