Colin Kaepernick’s Hissy Fit Continues Further
Kaepernick’s famous protest didn’t sit well with the Tennessee Titans.
Instead of taking it like a man, Kaepernick decided to file collusion charges.
Colin Kaepernick sat around for months waiting on a phone call that never came. Just as we predicted, the NFL froze him out. His season of taking a knee led straight to career extinction. As we previously pointed out:
The Constitution gave Kaepernick the right to spit in the face of America. That doesn’t mean America wouldn’t issue a payback.
Five years ago, Kaepernick was predicted to go down as one of the greats. His free agency should have brought in a big juicy contract. It didn’t. And his efforts to keep his name trending didn’t bring a big audience either. Instead, America is growing tired of Kaepernick. Thus, the NFL responded with the best possible answer: Silence.
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Now, Kaepernick is making the rounds, saying the Titans were the last straw. They didn’t want him, so he’s calling it foul play.
As MSN reports:
The Tennessee Titans’ refusal to even consider quarterback Colin Kaepernick was ultimately the motivating factor behind his collusion claim, according to a report.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that, in Kaepernick’s eyes, the Titans declining to even work him out was the key moment that led him to file a collusion claim against the NFL. The Titans needed a quarterback after Marcus Mariota was hit with a hamstring injury, and Kaepernick, despite his mobility and experience, didn’t even get a look.
The Titans instead signed Brandon Weeden as their stopgap quarterback, with coach Mike Mularkey claiming that Kaepernick was simply not familiar enough with the team’s offense. Weeden has no connection to Mularkey or Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie, but was considered more familiar than Kaepernick was, with the argument being that Mularkey’s offense is similar enough to the one Weeden played in under Scott Linehan in Dallas a few years back.
Collusion Claims Won’t Get Kaepernick a Contract
Kaepernick can cry collusion all day long. But he will find it difficult to prove his claims:
As Business Insider reports:
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reported on Monday that the Collective Bargaining Agreement states that a player’s unemployment cannot simply be used to prove collusion. There must also be evidence that teams made an agreement, expressed or written, to not sign Kaepernick.
As New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta argued, it may be difficult for Kaepernick’s team to get their hands on emails or texts among owners agreeing not to sign Kaepernick.
As Mehta also noted, the grievance may signal the end of Kaepernick’s playing career. The grievance will likely only draw more attention to him, drawing, as Mehta noted, the dreaded “distraction” to any team that signed him. According to Seifert, if Kaepernick was able to prove collusion, it would not necessarily force a team to sign him; instead, an arbitrator would award compensatory damages.
Obviously, Kaepernick refuses to take any responsibility for his nose dive. And he’s about to find out a few things.
For example, Coaches and owners didn’t get together to freeze Kaepernick out. They didn’t have to. Kaepernick’s childish behavior was enough to lead every coach and owner to the exact same conclusion. Nobody wants a cancer in his organization.
As Adam Schefter said on ESPN on Monday,
“I think you wonder what long-term effect [the grievance] may have on his opportunities to find another job, but [he] couldn’t find a job anyway…”
Social Media Weighs In:
Here’s the deal. If Average Joe applies for 20 jobs around town and no one hires him, it could be collusion. But that’s pretty unlikely. However, the more plausible explanation is one of two things. Joe lacks skills, or Joe’s attitude sucks. With Kaepernick, but are partly true.
In fact, many people are throwing their two cents in Kaepernick’s hat.
October 15, 2017 at 11:16 pm
He is a zone read option QB. RGIII is another one. The rule change that determines when you become a running back destroyed both of their games. No team wants to install that offense for a backup. They want a guy they can plug in to what they have. Get over yourself.
October 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm
Goes from “kaepernicking” to pine riding, to politicking, to whining, to tearing down the league.
Next up….. pan handling!
October 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm
Surprised that no one wants to host the circus.
October 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm
I only wish a team would have signed Kaepernick in the off season:
A) no Kaepernick isn’t signed articles
B) his play would show that he sucks
October 15, 2017 at 11:33 pm
I think this has been proven in the NFL over and over and over…..if he was good for business, he’d have a job. Apparently, he isn’t.
And my personal favorite:
October 15, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Let this be a lesson for teenagers out there. Poor choices will come back go bite you. Especially, if you’re going to promote your own poor choices on social media.
Pig socks, Castro shirt, slave photo, etc = no job.
The message is simple here: actions do have consequences.