Seahawk player Bennett wants Kaepernick to get another “opportunity”

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Seahawks player Bennett (l) and his buddy the cop-hater Kaepernick.

Add to the growing list of demands from the whiney NFL players.

From Yahoo Sports: The NFL’s owners and players are in the midst of discussions about how to handle protests during the national anthem moving forward. But one prominent voice in the entire story believes talks are pointless without focusing on one key aspect: why Colin Kaepernick, who began the entire protest movement, remains unemployed.

“I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is making sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL,” said the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, per ESPN. “I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit, whether we stand, it should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and giving him an opportunity again, because I feel like through everything, that’s been lost. All of us are having an opportunity to be able to speak to our employers, but to think about the guy who started everything not to be able to have a voice at this moment, it just doesn’t seem very right to me.”

Players have contended that Kaepernick is at least as talented as the backups on NFL rosters. But there’s an argument to be made that Kaepernick, as a quarterback, isn’t worth the blowback his signing would draw from fans and anti-protest critics. The problem at hand is that teams aren’t conceding that point publicly, hiding behind either a dismissal of Kaepernick’s football skills or simple silence. That’s why Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the league’s owners of collusion.

Bennett also took issue with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ decree that players who sit for the anthem wouldn’t play, and Bennett invoked some provocative imagery to get his point across.

“It reminded me of the Dred Scott case: You’re property, so you don’t have the ability to be a person first,” he said, referencing an 1857 Supreme Court decision involving a slave. “I think that in this generation, I think that sends the wrong message to young kids and young people all across the world that your employer doesn’t see you as a human being, they see you as a piece of property, and if that’s the case, then I don’t get it. I just don’t get why you don’t see us as human beings first.”

Bennett’s Seahawks are in New York this weekend to play the Giants. Yes, there are still football games happening.

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27 responses to “Seahawk player Bennett wants Kaepernick to get another “opportunity”

  1. William Brandon Shanley

    May they all go to Hell!

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  2. so, now kaepernick has his buddies begging for him?
    if any team hires kaepernick, I hope the whole franchise is boycotted…
    where were these players when Tebow was getting blacklisted by the nfl for ‘taking a knee’ for Jesus?
    hypocrites.

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  3. Just another “globalist” ploy. You see, now the National Anthem signifies “white supremacy” and “Nationalism” (ooooh!).

    This is too transparent. I guess its easy to manipulate fetchers. Didn’t they learn anything while getting their degrees in push ups and jock itch first aid?

    If this were for real the teams would be suing these “players” for lost revenue.

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  4. Translation: Kaepernick’s bank account is getting low. 😎

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  5. “The Real Reason Why ‘Colon’ Kaepernink Is Unsigned: December 4, 2016 – Colin Kaepernick sets NFL record for quarterback futility in loss to Bears
    Colin Kaepernick might want to rethink that whole opting-out-of-his-contract thing. The 49ers quarterback, who had been playing well since taking over from Blaine Gabbert in Week 6, found himself back on the bench Sunday after setting an NFL record for quarterbacking futility.

    In a 26-6 loss to the Bears, Kaepernick became the first QB in league history to be sacked five times and throw for fewer than five yards in a game. In addition, Kaepernick and Gabbert combined for negative-six net passing yards, including yardage lost on sacks, for the 49ers’ lowest mark in that category since 1963 (per ESPN Stats & Information).

    In wet, snowy conditions in Chicago which made throwing the ball difficult for both teams — well, that and the fact that the quarterbacks involved also included the Bears’ Matt Barkley — Kaepernick attempted five passes, completing just one for four yards, before being replaced by Gabbert in the fourth quarter with the 49ers down by 18. Gabbert fared little better, completing 4 of 10 passes for 35 yards while also getting sacked in the end zone for a safety.

    Kaepernick couldn’t even get anything going with his legs, carrying the ball six times for just 20 yards, this after racking up 113 yards on the ground the week before. He entered the game second among NFL quarterbacks in rushing yardage, with 373, despite not having played until Week 6.

    “It wasn’t something I was expecting,” Kaepernick said afterward about his benching (via ESPN). He added: “This coaching staff didn’t feel like I was out there being able to help this team win, so they made a change, whether I agree with that or not.”

    Though his first six starts had all ended in losses, Kaepernick had looked like a good match for Coach Chip Kelly’s scheme and conjured up memories of 2014, the last time he was an effective quarterback. Thus reports that he was going to opt out of his contract after this season but likely re-sign with the 49ers seemed to make sense.

    That could still happen, and it would represent quite a turnaround from early in the offseason, when it appeared as if Kaepernick’s sizable contract was the only thing keeping San Francisco from cutting him or trading him. But he had played well, arguably all the more so considering the national scrutiny of his political comments and actions, until an ugly turnaround in Chicago that handed the quarterback an unwanted chapter in the NFL record book.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/12/04/colin-kaepernick-sets-nfl-record-for-quarterback-futility-in-loss-to-bears/?utm_term=.7445f02accf9

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  6. Everyone deserves a second chance, Waste Management is hiring.

    In the end he will be out wth a tin beak picking shit with the chickens

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  7. From my perspective, every one in the NFL may be begging for a second chance before the wrath of half the population of America is finished.

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    • Dr Eowyn . . . Bless you for adding that most poignant picture. It truly represents someone who is an American hero . . . 180 degrees from the spoiled, high priced thugs in the NFL.

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  8. A second chance? For what??? Or, is it that this moronic m.f. is sorry he took a knee and wants to play football again? I’d love to kick him in the groin and pretend I’m a kicker playing football,

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    • Alma . . . I am sure that most of us are with you on that sentiment! I just don’t understand why the NFL thugs feel they can snivel and cry because this man got out of his contract, which was legally binding to both sides, and NOW NOBODY wants to take on the chaos and drama he brought to the table. I certainly hope that he does not win the suit he has pending against the NFL. He chooses what he wanted to do, and various teams have chosen what they have wanted to do. What more can be said? I rally do not understand why he would think he has a leg to stand on. He just needs to go away, get a job and get on with his hum-drum life.

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      • Auntie Lulu, pls read: Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi Russo, a 19-year-old white woman who was single and destitute at the time. His birth father, an African American man, left the family before Colin was born. Need we say anymore?

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  9. What a bunch of BS. The owners were scared if they nipped in the bud with crapernak they’d be accused of racism. Well screw them. I don’t much watch sports much anyway so it’s no loss to me. And anybody that wants to be politically correct (Lying to themselves and anybody that will believe them) deserves what their lying asses get. Or don’t get.
    If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
    And if you put crapernak’s picture in a lineup I doubt anybody would identify him as a roll model, even if they didn’t know how selfish and stupid he is.
    Get a hair cut. Shave. And learn some manners and respect.

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  10. Lol…

    Colin Kaepernick: The Hillary Clinton of the Football World

    http://www.thebarbedwiresatire.com/colin-kaepernick-hillary-clinton-football-world/

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  11. Last I heard, this country was still free enough that if someone didn’t want to hire someone that is so toxic. They were free to do so.
    Collusion, who cares, he is a pain in the rear.
    Another chance, why? He blew the first one on purpose, he lost the right to another chance and Bennett would do well to keep his mouth shut or he could find himself on the same list.
    There are plenty that would cherish to have the chance that the little snowflake wasted.

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  12. Kaepernick’s Collusion Suit Against The NFL Doesn’t Meet the CBA’s Standards for Proof

    http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/kaepernicks-collusion-suit-against-the-nfl-doesnt-meet-the-cbas-standards-for-proof

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  13. Kaepernick’s self–imposed dilemma will run its course: 1—he will be hired somewhere against the backdrop of his charges, & be a huge “FAIL” once again…b/c his basic ability/talent has not improved through his “take a knee” exercises//training, or, .2—-he won’t be hired & will just fade away due to age & embarrassing whining, or,, 3–the NFL will speak “freedom of speech” for their players out of one side of the mouth….but out of the other side, let these revenue-killers “go” through attrition/contractual non-renewal year after year, until we don’t see this shit again on TV during the anthem///flag. There could be other scenarios….but the thing they all have in common is that Kaepernick & his ilk all end up the same—-GONE..

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