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Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says
11-14-2018, 11:42 AM
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Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says
he's encouraged by Nike's new endorsement deal with his friend and fellow activist Colin Kaepernick Youth Kenny Stills Jersey , and wishes the NFL would show similar support for their cause.Kaepernick, a leader of the movement against social injustice that has prompted player protests during the national anthem, is among the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.The sports apparel giant has unveiled its first TV ad in the campaign, narrated by Kaepernick and scheduled to air during major sporting events."I'm really encouraged by it," Stills said Thursday. "Those are things that really brighten people's day in a time that there are not many things to be happy about."Stills began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 and has been vocal discussing racial inequality and other issues. The player protests have become a divisive topic of debate, and the NFL and players union still haven't said whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem."The NFL could've done a better job of controlling the narrative from the beginning," Stills said. "I think if the NFL did something like Nike did — some sort of campaign, explain this whole situation, have our backs, supporting us and our First Amendment right — then this thing would've gone in a whole different direction."Stills, who talks often with Kaepernick, said he senses increasing support for the protesters as their cause is better understood.Receiver Albert Wilson and defensive end Robert Quinn joined Stills in protesting before Dolphins games during the exhibition season, and are expected to continue their protests at the team's season opener Sunday against Tennessee.Wilson http://www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com/a...nso-jersey , who has a contract with Nike, also applauded the company's deal with Kaepernick."I think it's awesome they're stepping up and spreading awareness," Wilson said. "For somebody to be so big, you can't ask nothing for it. You can't do nothing but respect them." The Panthers are looking to find ways to get the ball into Christian McCaffrey's hands as much as possible this season.It's easy to see why.The second-year back had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run as Carolina defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-20 Friday night in a preseason game.McCaffrey had 92 yards rushing on five carries and caught four passes for 28 yards for Carolina (2-0).Panthers coach Ron Rivera recently said he wants to get McCaffrey "25-30 touches" per game this season and find ways to get him the ball in space.On the second play from scrimmage, McCaffrey slipped through a big hole up front and then shifted to another gear outracing several defenders to the end zone."I saw a heck of a gap," McCaffrey said. "The offensive line did a great job. ... It's just my job to hit the hole, find the crease and go. It was a great play."It's the type of big play the Panthers were missing from McCaffrey last season — his longest carry went for 40 yards — and one of the reasons offensive coordinator Norv Turner was brought in to replace Mike Shula.Rivera said the Panthers have always believed the 5-foot-11, 205-pound McCaffrey has what it takes to run between the tackles based on what he did at Stanford."We feel like he has the kind of quickness that he can pop one and make something happen," Rivera said." So we are very comfortable and confident with what we think he can do."Cam Newton overcame an early interception and two sacks by Robert Quinn to finish 9 of 12 for 89 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to speedy rookie tight end Ian Thomas to give Carolina a 13-9 lead before exiting near the end of the first half.Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was an effective 14 of 17 for 100 yards despite playing without wide receivers DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, but the Dolphins (0-2) struggled to finish drives and settled for three field goals in the first half. Kenyan Drake had 54 yards rushing on eight carries."We're moving the ball but we're getting field goals," Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. "We had a great opportunity after a turnover to put it in the end zone and we didn't do it; we had negative plays (and penalties). We have a lot of things to clean up."Gase did like what he saw out of the Dolphins pass rush Xavien Howard Jersey , particularly from Quinn ."That was one of our problems last year when we came here," Gase said. "We couldn't get the quarterback down. I thought the guys harassed (Newton) and did a good job of causing some pressure."Miami's only touchdown came with 29 seconds left when fourth-string quarterback Bryce Petty scored on a 15-yard run.THOMAS TIMEFor Carolina, Thomas could be Carolina's next big producer on offense.He's been having a good training camp and the 260-pounder showed impressive speed catching a pass from Newton on a crossing route and turning up the right sideline with a head of steam and racing to the end zone untouched."It felt good knowing that my teammates had confidence in me in running the play and showing the fans what they can expect for the season," he said.NATIONAL ANTHEMDolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson took a knee and Quinn held up his right hand during the national anthem. Last week in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay, Wilson kneeled and Quinn stood and raised his right fist.HANGING OUT WITH FANSNew Panthers owner David Tepper tailgated outside the stadium with fans prior to his first home game. Tepper, who bought the team from Jerry Richardson for $2.2 billion earlier this summer, was seen out and about with fans wearing shorts, a Panthers golf shirt and sneakers while enjoying a beverage. That's a stark contrast from the straight-laced Richardson, who regularly wore slacks and dress shirts to games.INJURIESDolphins: Frank Gore had been expected to see his first action of the preseason, but the Dolphins declared him a healthy scratch.Panthers: Starting safety Da'Norris Searcy suffered a concussion after delivering a vicious hit on Drake near the sideline. Searcy was flagged for lowering his head and the Dolphins picked up a first down on the play. ... Rookie guard Brandon Mahon left the game with a calf injury.NEXT UP:Dolphins: Host the Ravens on Aug. 25.Panthers: Host the New England Patriots on Aug. 24.
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