After the recent clash in Charlottesville, Virgina between violent groups such as ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter and white supremacists, the shrill scream of racism in the NFL has grown louder. Last week, Seattle Seahawk defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the anthem as well as, Oakland Raiders Marshawn Lynch to protest the racial inequality in America. And, now to up the manufactured hysteria, the NAACP has demanded that Colin Kaepernick is given a job or else.
For the first time in history, a total of 11 athletes from one team dropped to their knee when the National Anthem started, refusing to stand and honor our flag.
They decided to follow Colin Kaepernick path!
But was that a good decision?
If you ask some of NFL executives their answer would be one huge no!
And NAACP won’t want to hear this.
There is a huge problem for Colin Kaepernick. The teams that would make use of him don’t want him because they need to tank. They need to tank to get their franchise quarterback in the NFL Draft.
It’s about the risk of what happens to the team concept when you sign a guy — a quarterback — who has put his personal agenda ahead of what we are all charged to do, which is put the team first. As a team builder, I cannot risk that happening again, especially for a borderline starter who needs the entire offense catered to his style.”
Even if one did say that he maintained ths skills to be a starting quarterback (he doesn’t), playing quarterback in the NFL isn’t just about skill. He must lead, unite, and put the team first. None of those things are in his personal skill set
A run-first quarterback with a propensity to take sacks — one who appears to be more interested in social activism than football — does not necessarily fit that bill.
The executive continued with two shining examples of quarterbacks who value winning as a team above all else, including protests during the national anthem.
Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers have jobs. Is it because they’re white? No, it’s because they know the game and know how to pick apart a secondary. They don’t take unnecessary sacks and they certainly don’t bring too much attention that is negative. They lead their team and bring positive attention to their teams.
“As far as his prospects as a backup, I don’t think he is being blackballed in terms of rich white owners saying, ‘We are not hiring this guy,’” a defensive coordinator also told ESPN.
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