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Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:37:25 PM »
Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
By CAM INMAN
PUBLISHED: March 17, 2017 at 9:52 am | UPDATED: March 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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Kaepernick has not been linked to any teams since entering free agency last week for the first time in his six-year career.

“He can still play at a high level,” an anonymous AFC general manager told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. “The problem is three things are happening with him.

“First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.

“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or (President) Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.

“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. ...”
Can't say this makes me sad. What neither Inman nor that annoymorous "AFC general manager" mentioned is that for the last two seasons with the 9ers, Kaepernick has been very poor (the 9ers won 2 games this past season ... one of them without Kaepernick). Whether deteriorating ability or his mind not being in the game, those teams doubting his ability to play are quite justified.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 05:00:58 AM »
I have to think that he must have brought an absolutely poisonous atmosphere to the locker room, and I have little doubt that at least contributed to the 9er's poor season.  I think that most football gurus will agree that, much like flying, in the locker room, "your attitude determines your altitude."  It's certainly not everything in the game, but it can certainly bring a team down pretty badly when there's a bad attitude in there dragging everyone else down, and doubly so when that's coming from the supposed leader of the team.

If that dumbass had bothered to focus his mind more on perfecting his game and less on protesting stupid BS, he probably could have finished out a halfway decent career.  Not anymore.

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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 11:56:30 AM »
I have to think that he must have brought an absolutely poisonous atmosphere to the locker room, and I have little doubt that at least contributed to the 9er's poor season.  I think that most football gurus will agree that, much like flying, in the locker room, "your attitude determines your altitude."  It's certainly not everything in the game, but it can certainly bring a team down pretty badly when there's a bad attitude in there dragging everyone else down, and doubly so when that's coming from the supposed leader of the team.

If that dumbass had bothered to focus his mind more on perfecting his game and less on protesting stupid BS, he probably could have finished out a halfway decent career.  Not anymore.

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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 12:10:06 PM »
I have to think that he must have brought an absolutely poisonous atmosphere to the locker room, and I have little doubt that at least contributed to the 9er's poor season.  I think that most football gurus will agree that, much like flying, in the locker room, "your attitude determines your altitude."  It's certainly not everything in the game, but it can certainly bring a team down pretty badly when there's a bad attitude in there dragging everyone else down, and doubly so when that's coming from the supposed leader of the team.

If that dumbass had bothered to focus his mind more on perfecting his game and less on protesting stupid BS, he probably could have finished out a halfway decent career.  Not anymore.

I believe there was a female blacktivist in the mix:

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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 06:56:43 PM »
I believe there was a female blacktivist in the mix:



A Muslim female blacktivist, if the rumors were true.

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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 08:53:10 PM »
A Muslim female blacktivist, if the rumors were true.

I'm not contradicting the rumors, but some of the pix of her on Google are very un-Burka-like, IYKWIM.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 09:13:24 PM »
I'm not contradicting the rumors, but some of the pix of her on Google are very un-Burka-like, IYKWIM.

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Those attacking the NFL athlete claimed he was influenced ― both in his protest and fictional conversion ― by his girlfriend, radio host Nessa Diab, who is Muslim. Kaepernick rejected this notion, too.

“She is Muslim, her family is Muslim. I have great respect for them. I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe,” he said, according to USA Today.
Huffpo link>>>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colin-kaepernick-gracefully-addresses-islam-conversion-rumors_us_57d1d336e4b00642712ca406

Maybe she is a recent convert?

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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:03:09 AM »
Huffpo link>>>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colin-kaepernick-gracefully-addresses-islam-conversion-rumors_us_57d1d336e4b00642712ca406

Maybe she is a recent convert?

I had forgotten that part of the story. If she attends mosque, she won't be dressed as she is in some of her public pix. More likely it's her middle finger to the face of the America of her imagination. All finger, no substance.

I doubt she knows that Muslims were trading in and keeping blacks as slaves for centuries before the Europeans started trading in Africa. Probably not, and I doubt such facts would matter to her.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 09:28:13 PM »
Rumor is that he has someone willing to sign him.

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Re: Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 10:21:16 PM »
Perhaps he should consider pro wrestling.  They're always looking to sign a few 'Bad guys' the audience can scream at.  The dough doesn't compare, of course...

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