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Montana, Young on Tebow-Sanchez tandem

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Montana, Young on Tebow-Sanchez tandem

We're in no way suggesting that the Jets' QB tandem of Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow can be compared in any way to the greatness of San Francisco signal-callers Joe Montana and Steve Young. There's the small matter of five Super Bowls and a handful of NFL MVP awards separating them.
What they may have in common, however, is controversy. Montana and Young had 49ers fans taking sides in the late 1980s and Sanchez and Tebow will no doubt be the center of a few arguments among Jets fans this season.
What did the Hall of Famers think of the situation with the Jets? They weighed in over the past several days, with Montana's email to the New York Daily News and Young's comments on ESPN.

Montana on Sanchez-Tebow
"Mark is a better player right now and that's it," Montana wrote in an email to the New York Daily News. "As long as Mark believes in himself and plays, it's not an issue. It's more of an issue for those of you who write, or blog or tweet and all the other methods of delivering content."
Young on Sanchez-Tebow:
"There's no question in my mind, inevitably, there's going to be a lot of consternation, a lot of conflict, and competition and controversy. It's just the nature of what the Jets have put in their locker room this year."
"Let's be honest, (Tebow) is not a backup quarterback. He was the heir apparent in Denver. He was a starter. He was a starter because he took a team that was 1-4 to the playoffs, and beat Pittsburgh. It's not like he hasn't accomplished anything.
"Now he is coming in as the backup, and it certainly looks like they'll try to use him as much as possible. He's the greatest college football player ever."

Trump: Objection to NFL anthem boycotts ‘has nothing to do with race’

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Trump: Objection to NFL anthem boycotts ‘has nothing to do with race’

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — President Donald Trump says his objection to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race."

Instead, Trump says it has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag."

The president made these comments during an impromptu news conference as he boarded Air Force One to return to the nation's capital. Trump says "our soldiers, our first responders" should be treated with respect.

Trump said Friday at a rally in Alabama that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem.

NFL players and owners around the league condemned his statement, and more than a hundred players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.

But Trump reiterated Sunday NFL owners "should do something" about the protests.

Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

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Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

East Rutherford, NJ -- A handful of Miami Dolphins players are wearing black T-shirts supporting free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick during pregame warm-ups.

The shirts have "#IMWITHKAP" written in bold white lettering on the front.

Kaepernick was the first athlete to refuse to stand during the national anthem as a protest. This season, no team has signed him, and some supporters believe NFL owners are avoiding him because of the controversy.

Among the players sporting the shirts before their game against the New York Jets are wide receiver Kenny Stills, running back Jay Ajayi and offensive linemen Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Stills, also a team captain, posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing the shirt, along with the post: "In case you didn't know!"