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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2017 04:31 pm
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The Ultimate Sin wrote: Here's an interesting take on this...
Mike Greenberg from Mike and Mike said something like, I don't think the anyone got together and blackballed him, but I think 32 owners blackballed him separately.
31 teams. The decision to leave the Niners was his idea (even tho he probably would have been cut later on)



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beejmi wrote: The Colts are the most obvious fit.
 
Luck is hurt (as usual) and the backup is Scott Tolzien.
He was almost beat out by Tolzien in San Francisco. Indy has a poor offensive line and Kaepernick takes long looks down field. He'll lead the league in sacks if he goes there. Plus it'll piss off Frank Gore. When Kaepernick  became starter Gore was no longer a receiving option.



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LAF wrote: beejmi wrote: The Colts are the most obvious fit.
 
Luck is hurt (as usual) and the backup is Scott Tolzien.

That's not the most obvious fit at all since Indy is a dropback passer offense. That's what Luck and Tolzien both are. Can you imagine Kaepernick standing in the pocket trying to wing the ball around?

Miami went with Cutler because Adam Gase coached him in Chicago. Coaches go with whatever they are familiar with, especially on short notice. So with all that said, the most obvious place for him would be Baltimore, where Greg Roman is the TE Coach. But is their offense really the same (I'll see them tomorrow night against the Bills), and does Roman have enough pull with that staff or even want to bring him on board? I don't think any of his other major 49er coaches are in the NFL right now. That also hurts him.


Henry Aaron is basically pleading with the Ravens to bring him in.  I don't understand why they wouldn't - they have a fan base that isn't in love with Flacco, and they still feel a little sting from the Ray Rice incident.  Why not?



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Superstar wrote: LAF wrote: beejmi wrote: The Colts are the most obvious fit.
 
Luck is hurt (as usual) and the backup is Scott Tolzien.

That's not the most obvious fit at all since Indy is a dropback passer offense. That's what Luck and Tolzien both are. Can you imagine Kaepernick standing in the pocket trying to wing the ball around?

Miami went with Cutler because Adam Gase coached him in Chicago. Coaches go with whatever they are familiar with, especially on short notice. So with all that said, the most obvious place for him would be Baltimore, where Greg Roman is the TE Coach. But is their offense really the same (I'll see them tomorrow night against the Bills), and does Roman have enough pull with that staff or even want to bring him on board? I don't think any of his other major 49er coaches are in the NFL right now. That also hurts him.


Henry Aaron is basically pleading with the Ravens to bring him in.  I don't understand why they wouldn't - they have a fan base that isn't in love with Flacco, and they still feel a little sting from the Ray Rice incident.  Why not?

The Ravens could definitely use his power, but they might be concerned that he will racially divide the team.



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Miami went with Cutler because Adam Gase coached him in Chicago. Coaches go with whatever they are familiar with, especially on short notice. So with all that said, the most obvious place for him would be Baltimore, where Greg Roman is the TE Coach. But is their offense really the same (I'll see them tomorrow night against the Bills), and does Roman have enough pull with that staff or even want to bring him on board? I don't think any of his other major 49er coaches are in the NFL right now. That also hurts him.

Most are are still in football. Tomsula is a line coach somewhere,  the past 2 offensive coordinators are tight end coaches , and the last two defensive coaches are position coaches (fangio I think is with the Bears). Teams can offer him a job but Kaepernick  won't  take their low salary. He's  not worth 7 mil. He really wanted to go to denver.

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srossi wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Here's an interesting take on this...
Mike Greenberg from Mike and Mike said something like, I don't think the anyone got together and blackballed him, but I think 32 owners blackballed him separately.

I think that's pretty fair. I don't think it's collusion, I think owners are saying skills be damned I don't want that guy here.

I don't know if it's "skills be damned", I think it's that he's a very average to below average QB who brings along so much baggage and distraction that it's not worth it.  If he was a better player, or if the media harped on him less, he'd have a job.  But a simple cost benefit analysis shows he's not worth the headache.

What I mean is that when we looked at the list of the to 50 NFL QBs he was around 20-25, so theoretically he should be starting somewhere.  No one is even bringing him in as a back up, so this has less to do about talent and more to do about his reputation.



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Although most coaches and personnel men who have criticized Colin Kaepernick have done so anonymously, one former San Francisco 49ers coach was willing to put his name on his critique of the former Niner.
Steve Logan, who worked directly with Kaepernick as the Quarterbacks Coach of the 49ers in 2015, said in an interview on 99.9 FM The Fan in Raleigh that the reason that Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team is because of his dependence on a particular scheme.
"[Kaepernick's unemployment] has everything to do with his ability to play in the pocket," said Logan. "Wherever he goes there will have to be a massive re-design of the entire offense to suit his skill-set, which is unique. But I’m just telling you why he’s not on a roster. It has everything to do with his ability to play in the pocket. And be really good in the pocket. Because the game has taken away his calling card, which is the zone-read."
"Defensive coordinators in the NFL will not let you beat them with that football play. You can irritate them with that football play but you cannot beat them with that football play anymore.”
Logan also expressed skepticism towards the modest numbers Kaepernick put up last season with the 49ers, citing situational football and making a comparison to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback and popular league-whipping boy, Blake Bortles.
"His tape last year was not good in the pocket,” said Logan. "You’ve got to take in the score of the game in which the performance was taking place. This is Blake Bortles. Blake Bortles was putting up some good numbers a year and a half ago but when you peel the onion back and you find out they’re down three touchdowns. and he’s dealing the ball around and it looks great, it’s all against Cover 2, stone cold zone. This matters."
"You peel all that onion away and start looking at third-and-3 in a close game and see how they performance stacks up. This is where the rubber meets the road for any quarterback."
Logan's analysis of Kaepernick's disposition and his reliance on a zone-read system is a welcome reprieve from claims from political activists that the former 49er has been blackballed by NFL owners because of his national anthem protest in 2016. Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team since opting out of his contract with San Francisco, and does not appear to be headed to any other team as teams finalize their rosters ahead of the start of Week One of the NFL season.



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Ray Lewis says the Ravens were going to sign him then backed off because of a tweet from Kaepernick's girlfriend



OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ray Lewis said the Baltimore Ravens chose not to sign Colin Kaepernick after the quarterback's girlfriend posted a "racist" tweet featuring the former All-Pro linebacker and owner Steve Bisciotti.

"We were going to close the deal to sign him," Lewis said on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Tuesday night. "Steve Bisciotti said, 'I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.'"

"And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day."

The Aug. 2 tweet by Nessa Diab compared a picture of Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from "Django Unchained," in which Leonardo DiCaprio's cruel plantation owner was holding Samuel L. Jackson's loyal house slave.

"His girl [Kaepernick's girlfriend] goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn't know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed," Lewis said. "Steve Bisciotti has said it himself: 'How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?'"


Lewis was asked whether the Ravens would've signed Kaepernick if not for the tweet.

"Then he's flying him to Baltimore," Lewis said. "I am sitting with all three of them and we are all having a conversation about bringing Colin Kaepernick in."

Kaepernick drew national attention last season when he knelt during the national anthem before games as a protest of social injustice, which he said he will no longer do in 2017.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh brought up the possibility of pursuing Kaepernick at the opening of training camp, when quarterback Joe Flacco informed the team of his back injury. Team president Dick Cass later indicated that the Ravens had direct contact with Kaepernick, who informed Baltimore that he still desired to play.

Ravens officials acknowledged they had consulted with fans and former and current players, as well as sponsors, about Kaepernick.

"Pray for us," Bisciotti said of the team when weighing its decision.

Kaepernick's girlfriend then posted the picture of Bisciotti and Lewis three days later.

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Its all Nessa Diab fault, No sign of Alton Smith, Now no sign of Colin Kaepernick.



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When she initially posted that picture I saw it on twitter and replied to her "Shit like this is why nobody wants Kaepernick on their team.." That was like a month ago, I wondered why the last 2 days I had like 20-30 likes/retweets of that tweet a month later, now I see why lol..

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