It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.
(A very unfortunate headline in our color blind society!)
Kaepernick tends to overlook open receivers down-field, upsetting the timing of lots of plays. His line cannot protect him efficiently unless they know what he is going to do, and the receivers down-field aren´t much use if the ball is not delivered to them on time.
Of course he is not being hired because he is a problem for any franchise that hires him. Just like hiring the openly gay player or hiring Tebow. They chose to have a profitable business, not a left wing propaganda tool. I doubt that all of the owners contacted each other to conspire against Colin. He has damaged his star by himself.
Colin´s fate was sealed when the ticket sales and NFL viewer ratings took a nosedive after his hate-America stunt. The left can´t stand it when their sick tricks backfire. I wish the worst for him and all others like him.
I´m not sure I even understand this article. Does someone need to prove something? If I were an owner I wouldn´t hire him because I don´t like him. Do I need to state why I don´t like him? Okay! He´s icky.
"Seems a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick.."
The NFL was already condemned by real Americans for letting this POS diss the flag and the country. Kaepernick put himself in this position so there is no reason to condemn the NFL for not picking up a racist troublemaker.
Ditto #7. I´ve got news for Mr. Sportswriter-cum-social-justice warrior: nobody has to prove a darn thing to you; if you´re too stupid to see the picture for yourself, that´s your problem. The NFL´s problem is a decline in viewership, and they are doing a little something about it here.
Let´s say the guy had really good skills as a quarterback. I still wouldn´t consider him because it doesn´t matter how good you are at the game if you can´t be a leader. As a Quarterback it is just as critical to be be a team leader as it is to see the field and hit the target. As a self-absorbed, left-wing, radical "victim" Kaepernick is not a leader of men. He´s a problem child.
It is to be expected that Kaepernick would have a hard time getting a new job in the NFL as his quarterbacking record has not been that good along, with the fact that NFL Head Coaches who are trying to win football games don´t need the off field distractions that Kaepernick has a history of initiating.
They dig up the most obscure things about a Supreme Court Nominee and don´t believe he is qualified to serve, but a guy who uses his star power to disrespect the national anthem based on his socioplitics, is a hero. Let him go out for a draft pick on a middle east soccer team in Iran see how that works out.
We need to adopt a policy in this country of go into politics join an Anti American group or leave it. You have a right to say what you please and do whatever stupid thing you wish, but the public also has the right to not want you messing with their country or being part of the sports choices. It´s like free speech you can go up to anyone and tell them what you think of them, that´s your right, what you risk however is getting punched in the nose. Not being popular any longer is his punch in the nose, live with it!. Simple, anybody?
They blew it when they didn´t kick him off the field on his first kneel.
Everyone is talking about his STATS as if HE were the team. If the teammates missed the block, or missed the pass, because KC and his kneeling - KC would have bad stats and the team would not win.
It´ll be interesting to see the 2017 49ers. I hope they bounce back.
I refused to watch the NFL all of 2016 (didn´t really miss it) - 2017 has a chance to come back, if I don´t see news articles about, pig socks, BLM t-shirts, hands-up-don´t-shoot gestures and Kneeling.
These overpaid entertainers can bloviate off the field, like actors Ashley Judd or Robert De Niro (that I´ll never pay to see again).
Well, Mr. Steele, I´d say his odds of getting hired by someone in the NFL are better than the odds of an experienced, accomplished, known conservative journalist being hired by an MSM news organization.
The NFL is in show business. If the fans are offended they won´t come.m Kaepernick turned off a lot of people with his anti-American displays. I want to watch the game not have some wild eyed radical make me so mad I don´t want to see it anymore.
Re #35: Actually, "first kneel" isn´t quite accurate. At first, Kaepernick just kept his seat on the bench while everyone else stood for the anthem. It was some more media-savvy companions who convinced him that taking a knee looked a bit more like a legitimate, "respectful" protest than just the flagrant disrespect that he obviously intended. It´s a pet peeve of mine because his cheerleaders in the lefty media quickly changed the narrative to indicate that he simply "took a knee" all along.
I was under the impression the 49ers were about to let him go until he started this, then they had to wait so as to not be accused of this very thing. That and the other quarterback was not very good and got hurt.
The team managers and coaches will have the opportunity to draft young, healthy QBs, each with a world of potential. The QBs drafted will most likely used as be back ups, where they will have time to learn the team´s system and playbook, and make the adjustment to being instant millionaires. Or they can draft Colin the Complainer. (He has been a whiner throughout his athletic career. UNLV was the only school to offer him a scholarship because of his size. SF got him relatively cheap, without having to use high draft picks to do it. (See Cleveland Browns, famous for drafting QBs badly.) And finally, Colin can´t even operate on his principles. He says he will no longer do the protest stuff. (Ironic that Colin, half black, was saved from the ghetto, or the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, when his white teenaged mother, abandoned by her black sperm donor, entered into an open adoption with the Kaepernicks. Colin grew up in a loving white family who tried to help him maintain his black heritage. He had every advantage. Yet he despises whites.)
He won one game last year. There is your proof. He´s not good enough.
Tebow was unconventional but won games. Osweiler was in his first year as a starter and won more games than he lost. Both took their teams to the playoffs and each won a playoff game. Both are spoken of as worthless, no-talent scum by the sports writers.
I do not feel sorry for Kaepernick at all. I think he started his "protest" when he knew he was on his way out, so that he could blame any ouster on that, rather than on his performance on the field.
I´ve been on several magazines, columns, and comment sections regarding some news about Kappy. Never have I seen a greater number of people say they would not watch him or any other 49er´s games because of him. The coaches considering him as a free agent are only listening to them and deciding he´s just not worth the loss of viewership. The whole NFL suffered last year. I, myself, only watched Seattle... It´s called natural consequences. Maybe now that he´s gone the NFL will be more enjoyable.
Crapernick just sold one of his mansions for many millions. His ´girlfriend´ will stick with him just as long as the money holds out. Then she´ll be on to the next useful (rich) idiot. It will not be a big surprise if Crapernick has not planned for the future and ends up broke.
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