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Brown… initiated discussion regarding the issue of kneeling during the anthem, Florio wrote. The conversation almost exclusively centered on the topic, with Brown explaining that he intends to prohibit it鈥攁nd with Brown at one point asking Reid for his response.
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As for Reid, it’s not like the Bengals have this pristine culture that Reid’s actions would somehow contaminate.聽The Bengals’ asking Reid about taking a knee is like a man dying of thirst stating he will only drink Poland Spring.
The yards-after-contact aspect of Barkley’s game is especially interesting when you watch his tape. As long as Barkley gets a definitive early read on where his potential gaps are going to be, he’s decisive and quick to meet them. And in this context as a runner, he builds up a full head of steam quickly enough to blast through any tackle attempts from defenders who are trying to get around blocks or just arriving to the play.
It’s when his options are less clear that Barkley really struggles. If he can bounce outside from a closed gap, he’s fast enough to create yardage out of what might otherwise be a busted play. But he doesn’t seem to have an inherent ability to move interior tacklers as a true power back would. This is far from a liability if an offense utilizes him properly, but if we’re talking about generational talents, I would like to see Barkley run with more pure power in ways that would transcend the efforts of his offensive line.