While his quotes on football and its link to brain disease generated the most debate, he also raised eyebrows with his notion that the game's survival is inextricably linked to the continued thriving of the United States as we know it.
Here's Larry Fedora on the importance of keeping football football as it were, both for the sake of the game and the country at large: pic.twitter.com/V6Xwqjopfb— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) July 18, 2018
Fedora shared an anecdote detailing a conversation he had with an unnamed three-star general who credited the superiority of the U.S. military to the fact that most soldiers have played football in some capacity; a trait not shared by other fighting forces around the world.
And here's Larry describing his meeting with a General who attributed US military superiority to playing football: pic.twitter.com/oZnAzc7QB4— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) July 18, 2018
Given his football and military background, Ron Rivera gave his take on the matter.