Shortly after the NFL announced changes to its national anthem policy, President Donald Trump gave praise to the league while taking another jab at those who choose to protest, and it didn’t take long for some NFL players to react to his comments.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin also had some strong words in response to Trump, calling the president an “idiot.” He added, “the NFL really missed it this time.”
“He’s an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said, per The Seattle Times. “I mean, listen, I respect the man because he’s a human being first and foremost. But he’s just being more divisive, which is not surprising. It is what it is. But for him to say that anybody who doesn’t follow his viewpoints or his constituents’ viewpoints should be kicked out of the country. It’s not very empathetic, it’s not very American-like.”
Penny joins a backfield already populated by 2017 draft pick Chris Carson, 2016 selection C.J. Prosise, Mike Davis and J.D. McKissic. But none of those runners led the Seahawks in rushing last season. That honor belongs to quarterback Russell Wilson (586 yards).
I feel like how they run the same offense, it’s gonna be the same thing as San Diego State. Stretch plays, the inside zones, Penny told Ruiz. I know the other running backs, we all got to compete to do our job. It’s an amazing feeling. I love being here because I feel the same tradition as San Diego State of running the ball. They’re a run-oriented team. You got to stop the run, and if you stop the run, we’re got to throw the play action over you.
If Penny can replicate his SDSU production, the Seahawks will welcome it. Penny led the nation in rushing last season with 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns.
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