In my first year as Vikings GM in 1991, we went 8-8 and missed the playoffs. Our coach Jerry Burns retired, and we brought in Dennis Green as the new and younger coach, similar to Snead and the Rams moving from Jeff Fisher to McVay.
Like Snead with the Goff deal, we were missing several high draft picks from the ill-fated Herschel Walker trade, which was made before I became GM. As was the case for Snead, I had to be aggressive in free agency, and we found several starters. Then we accumulated several high draft picks by trading some vets, and the result was an influx of talent and six playoff teams over the next seven years, including our 15-1 season in 1998, before I left to become Titans president.
During ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” telecast of the Cowboys-Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough noted, “Boos can be heard from this sellout crowd” as Cheap Jerseys Good Quality Jerry Jones and the Cowboys collectively took a knee.
But we never saw any of these frustrated spectators. Were they booing both teams for protesting? Just booing the visiting Cowboys? Both? We got only one quick shot of a fan holding Old Glory while Jordin Sparks sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
ESPN declined to comment, but a source said there was no edict from Bristol, that it’s up to the director of the “MNF” game telecast to make the call from the production truck on what Cheap Jerseys For Sale shots to use.