I hate president Donald Trump, but at least I know exactly where he stands and what it is I’m hating. Because the president is unfiltered, he gives those who hate him enough reasons for a lifetime.
For once, I just wish that an NFL coach who has passed on Colin Kaepernick would just come out and say, “Have you seen that kid’s Afro? It fucking screams Black Panther to me, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any leather car coats or berets or Black Panther paraphernalia in the locker room.”
Would it be accurate? Of course not, but at least it would be closer to an actual reason as to why Kaepernick is rereading Notes of a Native Son instead of learning a NFL team’s playbook.
Earlier this week, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota injured his hamstring, and while the team wasn’t sure whether or not Mariota would miss any time, they decided to bring in another quarterback. Although Kaepernick and Mariota possess a similar skill set, they decided to bring in Brandon Weeden, who’s so slow, he once got sacked by the American flag.
Not to mention, the Titans decided to go with Mariota after bringing in an all-star lineup off NFL junk parts in Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates.
Yep, you read that right: Kaepernick didn’t even get an invite. To be honest, Kaepernick should be insulted if he’s asked to work out among the men. They are trash.
The internet, including this writer, had questions: How in fuck’s sake do you bring out these high school junior varsity quarterbacks and not even give Kaepernick a call?
That’s right, I forgot: “Pig socks.” In Kaepernick’s protest against the killings of unarmed black men, women and children, the now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback wore socks that depicted police as pigs. For Kaepernick, they have become the NFL version of what “But her emails ... ” became for Hillary Clinton.
But no one just says this. No one says anything of value or purpose. They just keep repeating what appears to be the NFL company line: He doesn’t know the offense, or he doesn’t fit the system.
On Wednesday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey was asked whether Kaepernick was even considered as a backup quarterback.
“I’m not aware if there was [any interest in Kaepernick],” Mularkey said, CBS Sports reports.
Mularkey (fitting name, isn’t it?) claimed that he wasn’t interested in bringing in a quarterback who’d have to start from scratch, so he’d rather bring in a quarterback who can’t throw.
“I know he’s not familiar with our offense,” Mularkey said of Kaepernick. “I know T.J. Yates had some experience with it in Atlanta and with us for a couple of weeks.”
While Mularkey appears to be full of shit, it isn’t entirely his decision. The Titans were never going to sign Kaepernick. It’s a Trump state, and I wish they’d just say that, instead of trying to convince us that Weeden is actually an NFL quarterback, because that feels more hurtful than saying that Kaepernick is anti-American. While I don’t believe this about Kaepernick, I could believe that someone else believes this; but I think we can all agree that Weeden has trouble throwing his own dishes in the sink.
“As quickly as we could get somebody up to speed in a short amount of time, he had the advantage over everybody,” Mularkey said about Weeden, a statement that Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews shot down.
“I know for a fact he’s ready to go,” Matthews said of Kaepernick, a former college teammate.
As it stands, Kaepernick is still at home, and Weeden has a job in the NFL. Do you really want to be a part of an America where this is the truth?
Read more at CBS Sports.