7 things we learned in the Titans’ 36-22 win over the Colts
The Tennessee Titans defense held in the red zone with just over two minutes remaining to force a turnover on downs. A 72-yard touchdown for Derrick Henry a few plays later secured a 36-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.
Each is in a new place for different reasons, but like Charles, yearn to prove their old teams made a mistake. That it’s not over.
The memories in Kansas City are there, Charles said. It’s normal to lose yourself in those. But reality is it’s the past. It’s behind me. I’ve got something in front of me. I’ve got goals.
Nine Charles seasons in Kansas City and now he is gone.
Charles turns 31 in December, played at Texas, was a Chiefs third-round pick in 2008, and has been one of the NFL’s most electric players.
People of color and women increased their presence in the category of team professional administrators. The percentage of people of color in team professional administrative positions substantially increased from 22 percent in 2016 to 27.3 percent in 2017. Women in these positions also increased significantly from 33.2 percent in 2016 to 35.9 percent in 2017. This was the highest percent of women in professional administration positions since 2007.
Teams need to follow the example set by the league office, as percentages for women at the team level remain significantly below those at the league level. The NFL continues to make progress on and off the field regarding racial and gender hiring practices and I am sure that athlete activism will help even more as the NFL moves its teams to follow its example as it embraces diversity and inclusion.