You've come to the wrong forum. Its only about 20 people who post on here on the regular, and half of them are trolls who will find any angle to get under a persons skin.Didnt even read the thread but I bet some soft sorry sap has said something about racism
I come here to get away from social justice and politics
Michael Vick is the only player I can think of that missed two years because of prison and was arguably a better player when he came back.Only reason why I wouldn’t want him is he is three years removed. Has a player ever come back three years later and produced anything?
That's a fair point, but you can evaluate all that stuff in some field drills and physical. You could also offer him a contract with little to no guaranteed money, let him show what he has in training camp and move on with no impact to your team if it doesn't work out.And I've stated it before, I think Kaps done. The NFL is not basketball. You can't just play drew league and stay in shape.
Kap hasn't done organized football in forever. He hasn't read a defense in forever, not that he could do it great when he DID play.
Next year, I'm good with signing him. This year I find it pointless. Having him on the roster for 7 extra games isn't going to do anything but destroy Mitch even further. We aren't making a playoff push, the rest of this season is about one thing, and thats the development of mitch.
The ONLY hope this team has going forward to be anything more than mediocre is if mitch somehow controls his demons and plays like he is capable of playing. Majority know his issues are mental. I've given up on him redeeming himself, but the team and organization hasn't yet.
I for one would welcome the distraction. It will provide an opportunity to out the racist snowflakes that can't tolerate a black man kneeling in protest, The same people who are prideful of having a traitor in the White House.Ya some truth there but who wants a distraction from a backup quality player? If the guy was a good starter he could kill and eat puppies and still get a job.
Really? I could not play tennis, or golf, or softball for three years and still go out and kick ass. They should at least go look. Kap isn't dead, still young, in good shape. I can't believe he's any worse than Mitch.
To add to your point, the revenue loss from fans boycotting and the military ad dollars is the deciding factor. People can cry racism all they want but the only color that matters to the NFL is green.That's a fair point, but you can evaluate all that stuff in some field drills and physical. You could also offer him a contract with little to no guaranteed money, let him show what he has in training camp and move on with no impact to your team if it doesn't work out.
Teams haven't even given him that, so he's still getting black balled. Also, let's not forget the league settled the lawsuit with Colin and Eric Reid for what was reported as under $10M.
Regarding him being black balled I don't think it's about Police treatment of minorities or respecting the country. For the owners of NFL teams, which we have to remember is a wildly profitable monopoly that is a private partnership meaning they can make their own rules, it represented 3-5 minutes where one player took the stage that the NFL created for a protest. In short, the NFL lost control of the narrative. This could directly impact sponsors and their target audience. It represents a massive business risk that they just couldn't have, so they were extremely aggressive in making an example.
Sure Colin's protest was non-violent, created a lot of awareness and some of the owners actually agreed with it, but they also had to wonder what's next? That's was a critical tipping point where if they didn't 'nip it in the bud' players could really advertise whatever protest/belief/product at that time.
So, are you saying teams shouldn't even kick the tires? A GM's job is to make the team better. Why wouldn't after an injury or identifying a QB weakness in training camp at least fly him in for a tryout?
I agree, but truly feel it's about control rather than the immediate financial backlash. Remember that Nike Kaepernick Ad? After that people were filming themselves burning Nike shoes in their own cute little protest. Well, Forbes did a nice little write up about how that all turned out. From the article:To add to your point, the revenue loss from fans boycotting and the military ad dollars is the deciding factor. People can cry racism all they want but the only color that matters to the NFL is green.