He brought in two seasoned vets in left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan.
Two first-round picks by Snead in All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald (2014) and linebacker Alec Ogletree (2013) lead a defense now coordinated by Wade Phillips. It’s a unit that has allowed plenty of yards and points but also has forced seven turnovers.
Yes, the main television focus should have been on the players, coaches and owners sitting, kneeling or linking arms. But fans hold the ultimate power over the networks and the league, and they were missing in action during coverage.
CBS spokeswoman Jennifer Sabatelle told Sporting News no one at her network was instructed to ignore the crowd.
“The anthem was covered by each crew in their own way, with many choosing to stay with what was happening on the field,” Sabatelle said. “There was no directive given to not show the fans.”
And yet, fans were hardly shown, much less interviewed, by NFL networks Sunday.
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