But here's something to consider: back in the 80s, I went to a fair number of dolphins games. I can distinctly remember this sequence of events: the teams would come out warm up and then head in to the locker room. The invocation would come, then someone would play/sing the anthem.
And afterward, the teams would take the field. In other words, the teams weren't even on the field during the anthem. There was no flap about it, because people in the stadium were the only ones who knew. And frankly, no one seemed to care.
But as I say, hyper awareness has taken over and we make a big deal about a guy not standing or kneeling. What of teams that didn't even come out to stand and hear it? What if coach Pete Carroll had his team stay in the locker room this weekend?