A couple of weeks ago, NFL owners just wanted protests to go away, lest they interfere with fan experience and, therefore, profit. I’d like to believe that once the season starts for real and you’re not in preseason that it’ll sort of fade away because it won’t have the novelty of last year, one member of an NFL ownership group said this summer. Billionaires tend not to change the behaviors and attitudes that made them billionaires. But there was Jerry Jones — Jerry Jones — locking arms with his players and kneeling before the playing of the anthem.
Foles entered the Falcons game with one prior playoff start, a home loss to the the Saints, from what was his greatest season with the Eagles in 2013. Foles flourished in head coach Chip Kelly’s spread offense with 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions in his second NFL campaign.
But by the time Foles was sidelined by a broken collarbone midway through the next season, the bloom was off the rose as defenses became wise to Kelly’s scheme. Foles was traded to the St. Louis Rams during the 2015 offseason and went 4-7 as a starter. He then bounced to Kansas City as a backup the following year before returning to Philadelphia as Wentz’s understudy in 2017.
And now the Colts face the tough secondary of the Jaguars in Jacksonville. As an owner of Hilton in a 12-team league where I likely need to win to punch my ticket to the postseason, my other wideouts are DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and the recently acquired Travis Benjamin. Hopkins is a must start for any owner, and Bryant is showing signs of being a serviceable option again, but admittedly I’m considering Benjamin as my flex play ahead of Hilton. The Colts’ wideout has just one game with more than 27 yards since Week 5.
Over the hundreds or thousands of minutes players spend on or off the court, these tend to even out, leaving fluky shooting as a primary source of randomness. But few lineups reach that many minutes; through Friday’s games, according to NBA.com/Stats just 18 five-man lineups had played the 250 minutes together that are the minimum we’d typically ever consider for player stats.