The decision to be unified as a team one way or another is a very good one by the leadership group of the Broncos.
Virgil Green of the Denver Broncos joins other NFL players protesting during the national anthem Sunday. "We wanted to set the record straight with fans on why we were doing it and move forward". A few others stood with their hands placed on the shoulders of kneeling teammates. We want to make sure he is totally sure he is totally healthy before he returns to practice.
Broncos players, including Jamaal Charles (28) kneel during the national anthem prior to a Week 3 game.
The players clarified their protest for members of their fan base who felt they disrespected the USA military and the flag by kneeling or linking arms during the anthem. "We have nothing but the deepest love and respect for those who protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans", the statement read. We can all do better.
One of the biggest questions this week around the National Football League is if teams and players will continue to demonstrate.
"Our locker room is one diverse place, and that's what makes it so special".
"There was a lot of discussion about changing the platform", the head coach explained. He reiterated that their actions were not directed toward the military and said the decision to stand again was exclusively the players'.
"We have not forced these guys to stand.it's been their right to have peaceful protest", Joseph said. And that's what they've done.
According to Broncos insider Troy Renck, who confirmed the meeting, that's where the team determined they would stand together moving forward. Players discussed the issue and adopted this approach.
Joseph added that it is important for all involved to get into the community to "make true change".