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Patriots fly Parkland students, families to D.C. for ‘March for Our Lives’

The Patriots have helped students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their families make their way from Parkland, Fla., to Washington in advance of Saturday’s March for Our Lives against gun violence.

Once in Washington, some visited a Wizards practice and met players John Wall and Bradley Beal and coach Scott Brooks.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport posted photos of the travel party boarding the airplane, and the group will return to South Florida on the team plane after the march.

I understand Gruden, wonderful on his TV gig, did some wonderful things as a coach, but he only won 53 percent of his games, Woodson said. Ten years, $100 million. I hope Mark Davis has an out. My question would be, how many Super Bowls do you have to win for $100 million? You give that deal to Bill Belichick. But to a Jon Gruden? It’s hard for me to understand.

He’s making a lot of moves, I understand. But those two moves. … Crabtree was the glue to that offense. He gave them a backbone. He gave them toughness. Jordy Nelson is not going to give them that. Derek Carr is not going to give them that. Now Marshawn Lynch, he could give them that, if he’s there, if he’s playing, I don’t know what’s with that.

Current Raiders defensive end Bruce Irvin didn’t appreciate the negative commentary, and he chimed in Friday morning with some tweets aimed at Woodson. The best part is he didn’t even have to call out Woodson by name.

This is our first year together. This is Year 1 for this group, he said. We’ve got a chance to win it all, but realistically it takes time for things to build and chemistry to mesh. Just for everybody to be on the same page. So this wasn’t a championship or bust coming into this for me. It was just an opportunity to see what it’s like being here and just to naturally fall in love with it. And it’s been that. It’s been a lot of love here.

The Thunder started the season 8-12, but they got rolling after taking some time to define roles and responsibilities, going 21-8 before starting shooting guard Andre Roberson was lost for the season with a knee injury. Since then, the Thunder are 16-14. George said Roberson’s injury, and the impact it’s had on the Thunder’s season, will factor in to his decision when projecting what next season’s team could be.

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