In the wake of two more officer-involved shootings of black men in Tulsa and Charlotte this week, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin used his time at the podium to issue a call to action to attorneys general from all 50 states.
“As an American black male in this country, I’m suggesting calling — I’m demanding — that all 50 state attorney generals call for a review of their policies and training policies for police and law enforcement,” Baldwin said, “to eliminate militaristic cultures while putting a higher emphasis on de-escalation tactics and crisis-management measures.”
Baldwin pointed to the tragic shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland in 2014 as an example.
VIKINGS WITHOUT PETERSON: Adrian Peterson will likely be out months with torn meniscus. The Vikings will turn to Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata to carry their running game now. How much will the Vikings offense change without Adrian Peterson? Don’t think just because Peterson is out that defenses will start leaving six or seven players in the box.
FACTORY OF SADNESS: Corey Coleman suffers broken hand during practice. Just when you think things couldn’t get worse for the Browns, they do. Terrelle Pryor is willing to cut off a finger or die on the field to get the Browns a win. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that because the Browns can’t really afford any more injuries!
JUSTICE SERVED: Rams must provide season tickets or refunds on deposits for St. Louis PSLs, judge rules. A little bit of justice for St. Louis fans.
WHAT YOU SHOULD PANIC ABOUT THIS WEEK: NFL panic index, Week 3: Remember when the Packers were good? The Packers are struggling, the Browns have yet another starting QB, the Seahawks can’t beat the Rams … these are things that NFL fans are panicking about this week. We’re going to tell you whether it’s justified.
MARSHAWN SPEAKS: Marshawn Lynch would rather see Colin Kaepernick kneel than “stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered.” Lynch was candid about his support for Kaepernick while speaking with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON TROUBLES: Kirk Cousins could be playing his way out of a future in Washington. After two games, Cousins has a long way to go to live up to expectations from 2015.
REMATCH: Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. are suddenly playing nice after months of trash talk. The two players seem to have a subdued attitude heading into Sunday’s rematch.