Beth Mowins will become the first woman ever to handle play-by-play duties during an NFL game broadcasted by CBS, the network announced Tuesday.
Despite joining CBS Sept. 24 for the Browns-Colts broadcast, Mowins will actually begin the season working with ESPN, calling Week 1’s Chargers-Broncos matchup on Monday Night Football.
With CBS she will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely in a revamped broadcasting lineup for the network which includes Tony Romo joining Jim Nantz as the No. 1 broadcasting team.
Nonetheless, Jackson believes his players should concentrate on football while on the field rather than using their position as a platform for change. Given the fact that Cleveland hasn’t had a winning season since 2005 or made a playoff appearance since 2002, Jackson’s emphasis on improving as a franchise is not misplaced.
“I understand there is a lot going on in the world. I like to just keep it here. What we deal with, we try to deal with as a team in our closed environment. We talk about things,” Jackson said. “Hopefully, that won’t happen. I can’t tell you it won’t happen, but I just know our guys, and I don’t think that is where our focus is. We hope the things that are going on in the world get ironed out, but I know right now we are doing everything we can to get our football team better.”
Kaepernick is still seeking an NFL job following the backlash for his protest against police brutality and racial injustice, but vowed to not continue the protest this season with a new team.
As for Bennett and Lynch, they don’t appear eager to stand for the anthem anytime soon and it wouldn’t be surprising if others joined them. Just don’t expect those players to be wearing brown and orange.