Patrick Reed was about to sink a 10-foot eagle putt that would give a stranglehold at the 2018 Masters , and hundreds of fans around the 13th green at Augusta National were doing something remarkable.
They were leaving.
He is also an American, and a proud one, too. He jumped at the chance to play in the Olympics when Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson pulled out. He is a Ryder Cup hero, beating McIlroy 1 up in perhaps the greatest singles match in the recent history of the event.
Robinson, 30, joins Davis in another key veteran move for New Orleans’ back seven. When Robinson played for the Saints before, he was overwhelmed outside and gave up a ton of big plays. But he found his niche as a terrific slot cover man in Philly. Robinson, Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley make for a nasty group in New Orleans.
Oakland desperately needed better coverage at the second level and Whitehead provides that. He can also support Khalil Mack’s edge-rushing effort as a solid blitzer. He is solid in the running game. He was the best available linebacker of any kind and it’s clear the Raiders want to be much better in the back seven for Paul Guenther.
All of that was to be understood when I stepped into this realm. To me, that’s worth it. … I’m a Pro Bowl player, just won the Super Bowl. I should be able to get almost any endorsement that I want, but oftentimes we get to the table and someone says, ‘We don’t want to use him, because of all the things that are going on, maybe at a later time when it’s died down.’ I’ve heard that a lot.”
On the NFL’s response to Colin Kaepernick : “What Colin has had to go through is just not right. Whether he can prove it or not, everyone understands that his stance is the reason he doesn’t have a job. That said, this movement has to continue. We have to pick up the baton and run. Whether the NFL truly wanted to help, or whether they were concerned about the bottom dollar and wanted to move past the negative publicity, they leaned in.”
On bringing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Eagles owner, Jeffrey Lurie, to meet with Philadelphia’s police commissioner : “They wanted to know how they could support us and how we could work together. So we said, ‘Come see why we’re protesting; come see why we’re making all this noise.’ We said, ‘We’re not looking for permission to do anything. We’ve already been doing this on our own. But if you want to understand what we’re trying to get accomplished, we invite you to see for yourself firsthand.'”