In some NFL stadiums on Sunday, players on both teams repeated the on-field show of union solidarity prior to kickoff that the Vikings and Saints started on Thursday night.
But in other stadiums the union did not have that show of unity.
There was no union gesture prior to the Panthers-Giants game, and Giants center Shaun O’Hara said that while he didn’t have a problem with the Saints and Vikings doing it, he didn’t see what it accomplished, either.
“I didn’t even know about it when the Saints played,” O’Hara said. “It wasn’t like they told everybody they were going to do that. I thought they handled it well, but we didn’t talk about doing anything here because it doesn’t get anything done. Players right now, our responsibility is our jobs and focusing on games. We have people to negotiate for us. We are not negotiating ourselves so it’s not anything we are concerned about now.”