Now Kaepernick’s a Victim?

 

As Colin Kaepernick sits and waits for an opportunity to join a NFL team, several other quarterbacks like Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, Josh McCown, Matt Barkley, Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel have all signed free agent deals for the 2017 season.

The names of the quarterbacks who have already signed are somewhat surprising, considering many of them are less experienced, less talented and, in some cases, older than Kaepernick. The signings and Kaepernick’s continuing unemployment have some wondering if owners are deliberately punishing the former 49ers star because of his refusal to stand for the national anthem during the 2016 season. Kaepernick has said he will stand for the anthem during the 2017 season.

A report last week cited an unnamed NFL general manager who said one of the reasons Kaepernick is still a free agent is that some owners and general managers “genuinely hate him.”

“[They] genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did,” the general manager said. “They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment.”

Filmmaker Spike Lee suggested the owners were colluding against Kaepernick.

Just Had Brunch With My Brother Colin @Kaepernick7 . How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent? ***. Smells MAD Fishy To Me,Stinks To The High Heavens. The New York J-E-T-S Need A Quarterback. Who Is The J-E-T-S Quarterback? Is My Man Joe Willie Namath Coming Back? Crazy Times We Live In. The Question Remains What Owner And GM Is Going To Step Up And Sign Colin So Their Team Has A Better Chance To WIN? What Crime Has Colin Committed? Look At The QB’s Of All 32 Teams. This Is Some Straight Up Shenanigans,Subterfuge, Skullduggery And BS. Ya-Dig? Sho-Nuff. By Any Means Necessary. And Dat’s Da NoFunLeague Truth,Ruth.

A post shared by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:10pm PDT

The biggest argument against the 29-year-old Kaepernick is he’s washed up as an effective starting quarterback and his best years are behind him. However, Kaepernick improved during the 2016 season, finishing the year with his best touchdown passes-to-interception ratio of his career, throwing 16 touchdown passes compared to just four interceptions in 12 games.

Remember, Kaepernick was playing for a very bad San Francisco 49ers team that posted a 2-14 record. He also threw to wide receivers who posted the second-highest percentage of dropped passes (sportingcharts.com) and played behind an offensive line that ranked 28th out of 32 teams (profootballfocus.com) in 2016.

Kaepernick’s 90.7 passer rating was better than those of Tyrod Taylor, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Eli Manning, Jameis Winston, Joe Flacco and Cam Newton in 2016.

His numbers compare favorably with other quarterbacks who have already signed contracts, so what other explanation could there be?

Glennon received a three-year, $45 million contract from the Chicago Bears after having started a total of five games in the past three seasons and throwing just 11 passes in the past two seasons. He posted a 1-4 record in those starts, with nine touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Hoyer signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the 49ers. Hoyer’s career completion percentage (59.5) is less than Kaepernick’s (59.8) and Kaepernick is bigger and more athletic. Foles signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Foles posted a career season — 27 touchdown passes, two interceptions — in 2013, but remove that year and he has thrown 28 touchdown passes and 25 interceptions in his career.

Josh McCown signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the New York Jets. McCown is 37. Barkley, a backup for most of his four seasons, signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the 49ers.

Kaepernick may not be light years ahead of those quarterbacks performance-wise, but he’s certainly not worse. The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback and there are no reports of them indicating interest in Kaepernick.

Lots of teams out there need a capable field general. With the lack of available quality quarterbacks, shouldn’t Kaepernick get at least a workout from NFL teams?

http://www.gopusa.com/now-kaepernicks-a-victim/

 

 

The stupidity of liberals, ability to ignore their ignorance

 

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Have you ever meet or heard of a Liberal claiming responsibility for any of their actions? It is somebody else's fault, they were treated badly, it was racism, it was "owed" to them, it was her turn, or any other reason not associated with personal responsibility.

Large businesses like the NFL rely on sponsors, TV and
ticket sells for their main income. Players with a unpopular
and radical campaign preforming for a radical campaign
hating crowd that's only interested in being entertained
without crybaby BS they get enough of all week anyway.
 
What F350 just said scares the owners, as it should.
 

Perhaps no one will sign him.  I venture to guess that someone will.  The guy can still play and that was obvious when he was on the field surrounded by second rate talent the Niners had put around him.    

I didn't personally agree with what he did, but I find the vitriol from mostly white Americans comical.   These are the same people who raise heck when violent protests break out and say things like "see this is why minorities aren't taken seriously!" yet when one educated, thoughtful (however misguided IMO) chooses to protest in a non violent manner they all throw up their arms in disgust.

So essentially being a minority means you can't protest violently because you will be seen as a subhuman miscreant who doesn't deserve the attention of the ruling class, and you can't protest non violently because you may offend a white male who just wants to see the world through his rose colored prism.

For the record, Mr. Kapernick recently donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels, he has also donated 50K to Somalia where famine is at historic levels, he donated shirts, hats, shoes and books to mens shelters & orphanages, he has donated $300,000 to charity of a 1,000,000 pledge, he has donated to Appetites for Change in MN, to SOUL, and to women's initiatives, not to mention donating his time to many charities.   I'd guess that's more than any of you keyboard justice warriors would ever consider doing even if you had the means.

But hey let's not forget, he didn't stand for the anthem.... CRUCIFY HIM!!!

 

OBAMA!!!!

The freak hasn't done anything most pro players have done,
except sitting his no talent azz on the bench and whine his
hate for LEO's. So things don't go his way like so many others,
but who aren't taking their hate out on the country that made his
one in a Million life possible should tale his anti America game to
Somalia, maybe you could take him there.
Kraven posted:
The freak hasn't done anything most pro players have done,
except sitting his no talent azz on the bench and whine his
hate for LEO's. So things don't go his way like so many others,
but who aren't taking their hate out on the country that made his
one in a Million life possible should tale his anti America game to
Somalia, maybe you could take him there.

Your lack of football knowledge is only outdone by your lack of political knowledge.  Fascinating!

The NFL’s sharp ratings decline has been one of the biggest hot-button issues in sports since the start of the 2016 season, and there is undoubtedly a myriad of reasons as to the causes. One of the major underlying factors across the league is the weakened on-field product and increasingly unwatchable broadcasts, bogged down by excessive commercials and penalty flags. But there is a vocal group of fans who took Kaepernick’s demonstrations as a sign of disrespect to the American flag, many of whom consider sacred. Many of these fans have turned away from the NFL, some of them permanently.

When asked about the NFL’s ratings decline and whether he feels his actions have been a cause of it, Kaepernick sounded incredulous – but admitted that he doesn’t understand how ratings work in the first place.

“I don’t know much about ratings and how they are affected and all of those things,” said Kaepernick, according to the Sacramento Bee. “But I don’t understand why ratings would go down, fighting for justice for people, to try to stop oppression, especially in a league that is predominantly black.”

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels on the sideline during the anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. [Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels on the sideline during the anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

However noble the cause Kaepernick is attempting to promote, he should at least understand that such a prominent demonstration would be polarizing for NFL viewers, many of which would view protesting during the national anthem as at best counterproductive and at worst disrespectful or ungrateful toward his country.

A new poll conducted by Yahoo! surveyed 1,136 Americans who identified as NFL fans, 29 percent of which said they are watching fewer NFL games in 2016 than they did in 2015. Forty percent of those viewers cited Kaepernick’s national anthem protests as the reason they stopped watching, which shakes out to about 11.6 percent of all fans surveyed. The NFL’s collective ratings are down by about 11 percent in 2016 as compared to 2015, as of Week 7.

Thirty-one percent cited “lack of opportunity” to watch games while 29 percent cited “lack of interest,” which would go back to the league’s watered-down product. Seventeen percent of fans watching less football cited presidential election coverage as the reason why.

As much as Kaepernick has a right to demonstrate and express his beliefs, the fans who disagree with the way he has gone about his protests also have the right to change the channel or boycott the NFL and its sponsors entirely. Even if the effect his protests have had on the ratings is negligible, the NFL has nonetheless turned off a segment of Americans who once viewed Sundays as a day dominated by football. The anthem protests and the subsequent backlash may not be the primary cause of the ratings decline, but at this point, it’s hard to dismiss it as a total non-factor.

Between the politicizing of sports and the broadcasts themselves becoming less watchable every week, the league will need to make serious changes if it wants to get its ratings back to where they were last season, let alone make them continue to grow.

Kaepernick and the 49ers play the Patriots on Nov. 20 in Week 11. It’s highly likely that he will again kneel during the national anthem before that game, and that the NFL’s ratings will still be in a freefall.

He's dumber than a black brick but then all liberals are as the monkey
said,  Interesting,  Fascinating! and crap like that.... lolololol      

By Matt Dolloff, CBS Boston

MonkeysUncleByMarriage posted:

Gifted is terribly interested in Kaepernicks looks.  Dennis Hastert under a pseudonym?   Interesting.   

And JT, I wish you would stop all this anti-American nonsense!  You know, like the right to peaceful protest and stuff like that!!!

One truthful comment about his looks becomes "terribly interested" after the lefty slant is put on it. Peaceful protest is one thing, but anti-cop, anti-American crap like you lefties do and support is another.

And I know you all live in a very narrow white prism, but it wasn't and hasn't been just Kaepernick.   This is just from Week 16

 

Several NFL players across the league have joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick since he began a pregame protest of racial oppression and inequality in the United States by sitting down during the national anthem before a preseason game, then kneeling during the anthem in Week 1. Here are the players who protested in Week 16:

Los Angeles Rams: Defensive end Robert Quinn raised his right fist during the national anthem before Saturday's game against the 49ers, as has been his custom since the start of the regular season. Quinn said he will continue to do so regardless of whatever backlash he receives on social media. Said Quinn: "People have the right to voice their opinion. It’s up to you whether you listen to it or not. If people feel bad or feel upset about making a stand, that’s their personal opinion and judgment. At the end of the day, I’m just standing up for what I believe is right." -- Alden Gonzalez

Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks players linked arms during the anthem before Saturday's game against the Cardinals, just as they’ve done for every regular-season game this season. -- Sheil Kapadia

San Francisco 49ers: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and outside linebacker Eli Harold before Saturday's game against the Rams again knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial oppression and inequality. Safety Eric Reid, who is on injured reserve and has also knelt this season, did not travel with the team. -- Nick Wagoner

Miami Dolphins: Wide receiver Kenny Stills and safety Michael Thomas knelt for the anthem before the Dolphins' game against the Bills on Saturday. They've done so for every game this season. -- James Walker

San Diego Chargers: Before Saturday's game against the Browns, offensive linemen Joe Barksdale, D.J. Fluker and Chris Hairston once again raised their fists during the national anthem. -- Eric D. Williams

Tennessee Titans: Following the national anthem before the Titans' game against the Jaguars on Saturday, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, cornerback Jason McCourty and defensive linemen Jurrell Casey, Al Woods and DaQuan Jones all raised a fist in the air. -- Paul Kuharsky

Philadelphia Eagles: Safety Malcolm Jenkins raised a fist over his head during the national anthem before Thursday night's game against the Giants. He has been protesting since Week 2 against the Chicago Bears. Cornerback Ron Brooks once joined him, but he has not been present on the sideline the past nine games after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured quad tendon. In early November, Jenkins discussed at length his reasons for protesting. -- Tim McManus

 

Ol' DJ Fluker, an Alabama Crimson Tide alumnus!   So now, I suppose you guys wont watch any NFL and will closely monitor all the contracts and possible signings of ALL of these players because I know you guys just don't latch onto a hot button topic from the fat mouth of Rush Limbaugh or anything like that.

http://www.espn.com/blog/nflna...al-anthem-in-week-16

i'm not 100% sure about right now.. but, in the RECENT past, the ONLY REASON the players are on the field for the national anthem is because they are paid to be on the field for the national anthem.. or , to be more specific, the team collected money from either the national guard or army or some branch of service to do the color-guard and national anthem as kind of an advertisement of the armed services during football games. before this practices was started, very few if any teams were on the field during the national anthem. rather, they came onto the field at its finish and had the coin toss.

MonkeysUncleByMarriage posted:

There is nothing MORE American than the right and the exercise of non-violent protest.   You apparently have no ense of democracy and the principles this country was founded on.  

The left has no idea how to protest. All you want to do is obstuct, destroy, lie about and terrorize anyone that dares to oppose your deranged, anti-American actions. You all should be in jail.

I remember when the White 49er's QB was pulled because he
hit a slump and how he ranted for months and months,
protested, spit on flag, cussed police, wore a beach ball size 
tumble weed hair do to show hate for the white world.
Well I don't either but I remember he tried to help the team
in other ways till another chance became open.
I also remember the conservative republicans hit the streets
every time they wanted to loot and burn down their own
businesses schools and cars, any car.

 

 

There's a million stories from the above few to show their incredible
intelligence, so I made a list of the attributes from the liberal left
demos showing the peaceful and loving truthful day to day activities.
1)

Here's a little ditty for you, Kraven

SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON KAEPERNICK: His protest 'makes him more American than anyone'

 

http://www.businessinsider.com...ice-to-afghanistan-2

 

Granted, this article is simply just musings of active and/or recently active soldiers, not keyboard soldiers, but they make some pretty interesting points you may want to read when you can break away from your daily Orly Taitz reading.

Crash.Override posted:

i'm not 100% sure about right now.. but, in the RECENT past, the ONLY REASON the players are on the field for the national anthem is because they are paid to be on the field for the national anthem.. or , to be more specific, the team collected money from either the national guard or army or some branch of service to do the color-guard and national anthem as kind of an advertisement of the armed services during football games. before this practices was started, very few if any teams were on the field during the national anthem. rather, they came onto the field at its finish and had the coin toss.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/0...-tributes/index.html

The Defense Department paid millions of dollars to pro sports teams to stage patriotic and "heartwarming" tributes at games, according to a congressional report.

 

"For me it is offensive at the least and painful at the most to see someone disrespect the flag or anthem, as they have become linked to the sacrifices that I have seen made in their name," said Nick Stefanovic, a Marine Corps infantry veteran who deployed twice to Afghanistan.

"I am tired of this 'bringing awareness' crap. I think it does nothing but bring attention to the person trying to do it. It is a way is saying, 'Hey look at me, I'm doing something good,' without actually having to do something."

"Awareness has been brought, and there is nobody who is unaware that our society is not equal."

"There are those who are able to see that we have things like systemic racism, police brutality, and unequal pay for women. There are those who live in denial because it makes them feel guilty. And there are those who fight this inequality by being discriminatory themselves — but there are none who are unaware."

"There are ways to act on these issues without offending others. I have always for some reason had a strong reaction to the injustice and oppression brought on innocent Muslims by Islamic theocracy. I acted, and I went to Afghanistan and can say that the regions I was in were better when I left than when I got there. I didn't have to go and burn the Quran. I attacked the problem."

"We need more attacking the problem and less 'bringing awareness.'"

"Now anyone is free to burn the flag, sit for the anthem, burn a Bible, or burn a Quran, but that does not justify their offensiveness. There is a lot of injustice out there and a need for those who will fight it."

"In the end, my opinion is that this football player took attention away from the actual problem and put the spotlight on himself. If you notice, nobody is talking about racial inequality right now.

From your little ditty above monkey,

Everyone doesn't agree with you.

Another ditty showing not everyone thinks the same way
about just about anything, and I believe I too have the God given
right (as long as you are freely giving that right to everybody
 except me) to express my thoughts.

==================

"This guy can say what he wants to. That's the simplicity of this country. It's his God-given right."

"My parents escaped communist Yugoslavia and communist Romania. My first language was Hungarian. I learned English on the block in Flushing, Queens, and school. So if this guy makes millions upon millions, God bless him. That's the beauty of this country."

"Do I support him? No."

"It's crass, and he's ill-informed. I'm guessing he's the type that sees a meme and uses that as proof in an argument."

"The black community has had issues for a couple of decades. I see it firsthand, but he's not helping in any way."

"Put your money where your mouth is. He can make a difference in a small black community — even volunteer at a soup kitchen. He's blessed and lucky, so he should do more than sit down and cause controversy."

"But he has every right to. I'm a Mets fan, so I'm used to self-hatred and rejection when it comes to sports."

I guess that means we can all get socks that have gorillas and chimps on them, wearing football jerseys with his number on them.  We can get socks and t-shirts with chimps dressed like the black panthers, and have them decorated with hangman's nooses. Or deck out blm shirts with nooses. Peaceful protest and freedom of speech don't you know. We can bring back the old cartoons and ads that have been banned for racism.

Bestworking posted:

I guess that means we can all get socks that have gorillas and chimps on them, wearing football jerseys with his number on them.  We can get socks and t-shirts with chimps dressed like the black panthers, and have them decorated with hangman's nooses. Or deck out blm shirts with nooses. Peaceful protest and freedom of speech don't you know. We can bring back the old cartoons and ads that have been banned for racism.

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