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Old 08-10-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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You would think a president would have other topics to think about.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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I don't entirely agree with this.

Owners run a business. Talent is a variable - but not the only variable.

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Exactly. The NFL is not in the football game winning business, it's in the advertising business. If you can sell more product identified hats, tickets, tv ads, you win. Talented players are obliquely related to this, they are basically entertainers in order to sell merchandise.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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this time even the media can’t deny it.



https://sports.yahoo.com/trump-on-wh...162913667.html
He was benched because he WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH!
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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Kaepernick realized he didn't have the skills to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, and instead went down the political path. Total money grab. He had a back up job with the Baltimore Ravens, then CHOSE to call the owners Racists publicly, and they pulled the deal.

He's not good enough. Now out of the league three years, and no longer even good enough to be a back up.
Didn't Denver offer him a job and he turned it down?
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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He was benched because he WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH!

Life long 49ers fan here. Once opposing defenses adjusted and focused on taking the run away from Kap, he simply didn't have the skills to read defenses at the pro level. Also Kap had less than stellar accuracy and difficulty making a touch pass and writing was on the wall.


Combine all of this with "taking the knee" which can be seen as a locker room distraction and Kap's fate was sealed.
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Old Yesterday, 10:21 AM
 
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Life long 49ers fan here. Once opposing defenses adjusted and focused on taking the run away from Kap, he simply didn't have the skills to read defenses at the pro level. Also Kap had less than stellar accuracy and difficulty making a touch pass and writing was on the wall.

Combine all of this with "taking the knee" which can be seen as a locker room distraction and Kap's fate was sealed.
I've beaten the "he's simply not a good QB, and the stats don't lie" argument to death. Anyone who understands football even marginally knows why Kaepernick isn't on anyone's roster, and it has zero to do with activism or kneeling or whatever.

He is simply not that good, and hasn't been since 2012. Period, the end.
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 AM
 
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Any NFL team is free to sign him, and he is free to accept any offer made.
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
 
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Maybe Trump should apply to be a GM of an NFL team he must know all... He is a genius after all
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Old Yesterday, 10:45 AM
 
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Any NFL team is free to sign him, and he is free to accept any offer made.
Denver reportedly made him an offer and he declined. He wants millions and only wants to start is what they said.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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I'm not a football fan but by all accounts that I have heard was that he wasn't really that great of a ball player to begin with. I'm talking before the whole taking an knee thing. I heard his winning record isn't that great. I maybe off line here but that's what I recall hearing.

Sports appears to be our only real meritocracy anymore, at least at the professional level anyway.
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