Dalvin Cook’s promising rookie season is over.
Before at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded at a country music festival in Las Vegas, ESPN had planned to skip the anthem and go straight to kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. NFL TV partners typically don’t air the anthem, with the exception of special occasions such as the Super Bowl.
ESPN would have been the only network not to show the national anthem this week as coverage of player demonstrations continues. In Week 4, NBC showed the anthem on “Sunday Night Football.” Fox and CBS aired the anthem on some (but not all) of their game telecasts.
ESPN’s usual “Monday Night Football” crew of analyst Jon Gruden, play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough and reporter Lisa Salters will be on the call Monday night. ESPN analysts will undoubtedly will address Sunday night’s tragedy on the “Monday Night Countdown” pregame show.
“AB is a competitor — we all know and understand that,” Tomlin said. “But we’ve got to control it. He has to control it. If he does not, it can work against him, it can work against us. Those are the lessons you learn along the way. Sunday was a big game, obviously for a lot of reasons. Emotions are capable of getting away from you. It doesn’t need to happen. It shouldn’t happen. Hopefully it won’t moving forward. Hopefully he’s learned a lesson through that. Hopefully others have learned a lesson through that.”
When asked how Brown finds a balance between passion and outbursts, Tomlin said Cheap Jerseys Outlet Shop this is “not Antonio’s first rodeo.”
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