Prior to the Super Bowl when asked if he’d attend, Martellus Bennett told reporters he wouldn’t. “I don’t support the guy that’s in the (White) House,” he said. After the game, Bennett confirmed just that.
Alan Branch initially told reporters he would be staying to spend time Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys with his family, but revealed to the Boston Globe he decided to stay because of sexist remarks made in the past by the president.
Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft, and Brady have all admitted to being friends with Trump, so the Patriots feeling the need to combat the photo isn’t a surprise. But the real context isn’t a side-by-side photo. It’s the players who are missing, and the reason they stayed home.
His two-year LDS mission and subsequent time in junior college made him an older prospect with limited reps against elite competition. He played only one season against FBS opponents but will be 25 when the 2017 season begins. He’ll face the same learning curve as a 22-year-old prospect, but he will have three fewer years of peak performance as a pro.
He’s also undersized as a tackle. Bolles weighs less than 300 pounds, and though he’s got room to bulk up, he doesn’t have ideal arm length to tangle with defensive ends, either. His pass blocking wasn’t elite in his sole season with Utah — he allowed three sacks and 16 QB hurries for the year — though Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys that can be chalked up to the learning curve of going from junior college to the Pac-12. He’s still got a lot of growing to do, and while his limited resume suggests he’ll be fine, his status as an older rookie does raise questions about how well he’ll be able to adjust.