To his credit, however, Orchard looked like a f’n beast in the first preseason game this year against the Saints.
Of course it goes without saying that you have to take most performances, good and bad, with a grain of salt because of how teams rotate during the preseason. Still, there is no denying that Orchard looked even better in his movements than he had his first two seasons.
It stands to reason that this may be the best Orchard has ever been physically. He could lift and build up his upper body strength for almost a full year without going through the wear and tear of an NFL season. Having had several high ankle sprains in my career I wouldn’t imagine it took that long for his ankle to get back to 100 percent. He could have been doing leg day in the weight room and running well before last season ended.
When Kaepernick protested last August, a debate began about whether protests like his and those that followed could affect the NFL’s bottom line and whether he should be disciplined by the league. At the time the country was split: 43 percent polled by Rasmussen called for a form of punishment for the dissenters, and 45 percent disagreed.
Even months later, a poll showed that a majority of Americans disagreed with the anthem protests. Outlets believed ratings were suffering. But a poll from J.D. Power this summer showed that viewership was never down because of anthem protests.
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