For Richard Sherman, a emanate with Colin Kaepernick comes down to one thing. “It’s not about football or color,” he told USA Today’s Jarrett Bell. “It’s about, ‘Boy, stay in your place.’”
Kaepernick has been a giveaway representative given Mar 9. Since then, quarterbacks of obtuse abilities such as Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Matt McGloin, Blaine Gabbert, Dan Orlovsky, and others have been signed. Only dual teams have even taken a smallest spot during Kaepernick given afterwards — a Seahawks and (kind of though not really!) a Ravens.
“The humorous thing about it, when you’re not being blackballed, we don’t have to contend he’s not being blackballed,” Sherman said. “When football’s a protected game, we don’t have to say, ‘Football’s a protected game.’ It seems like a commissioner always has to contend things to clear something.”
“But we didn’t even do this with Mike Vick,” Sherman added. “Vick came behind and (eventually) got a $100 million deal.”
Bell also reported that Sherman was “a bit baffled” in his group not signing Kaepernick. By all accounts, Kaepernick’s revisit with a Seahawks was “good.” However, a group finished adult signing Austin Davis instead, who has started 10 games in his NFL career, winning 3 of those games.
Sherman also done certain to acknowledge that Kaepernick can still play a diversion during a high level. One of a biggest arguments used opposite Kaepernick is that he’s not good anymore, though Sherman fast laid that to rest.
“He played in Chip (Kelly)’s complement final year and went 16-4 (TD-to-INT ratio) on a bad team. He played good since he’s a good football player. He might not be a best, though he’s improved than a lot of these dudes starting.”
He afterwards named names. “Now if we told me this man threw 8 pick-sixes final year and played like a bum, had no talent, that’s one thing. But Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett or whoever is personification for a Jets right now — whoever is starting for a Jets is terrible — have jobs.” He also mentioned Kaepernick being improved than Blake Bortles and Jared Goff.
All issues aside, Sherman advocated for others in a NFL to pronounce adult on Kaepernick’s behalf. “Not a lot of guys are peaceful to step out there,” he said. “So a guys not vocalization adult for him are doing him a disservice.”
Sherman afterwards brought adult an engaging point. He mentioned his teammate Michael Bennett also being outspoken in preference of Kaepernick, and added, “but on a group it’s like, ‘They’re a garland of hippies over there.’”
Bennett, who also spoke with Bell, brought home a vital indicate that is mostly ignored when it comes to Kaepernick’s situation.
“There are (accused) rapists and dipsomaniac drivers in a league,” Bennett said. “But he’s somebody who didn’t do anything to anybody.”
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