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Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:06 PM

Seahawks postpone visit after Colin Kaepernick won't say if he'll stop kneeling

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23135580/seattle-seahawks-postpone-visit-colin-kaepernick-say-stop-kneeling-anthem

. . . After arranging for Colin Kaepernick to work out for the Seattle Seahawks this week, team officials postponed the trip when the quarterback declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, a league source told ESPN on Thursday. . .


Why are the Seahawks drawing a line in the sand about this? Don't they have other players who have chosen not to stand? Was their fanbase making demands?

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Reply Seahawks postpone visit after Colin Kaepernick won't say if he'll stop kneeling (Original post)
MichMary Apr 2018 OP
Jamaal510 Apr 2018 #1
hack89 Apr 2018 #2
True Dough Apr 2018 #5
Cal Carpenter Apr 2018 #13
MichMary Apr 2018 #7
hack89 Apr 2018 #11
oberliner Apr 2018 #3
MichMary Apr 2018 #8
oberliner Apr 2018 #9
LanternWaste Apr 2018 #21
NCTraveler Apr 2018 #4
jalan48 Apr 2018 #6
oasis Apr 2018 #12
jalan48 Apr 2018 #14
oasis Apr 2018 #15
jalan48 Apr 2018 #16
oasis Apr 2018 #17
jalan48 Apr 2018 #18
oasis Apr 2018 #19
jalan48 Apr 2018 #20
Awsi Dooger Apr 2018 #10
pintobean Apr 2018 #22

Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:39 PM

1. He shouldn't

have to stop kneeling. It's merely a form of silent and non-violent protest, and him kneeling is completely irrelevant to the game of football. It shows you how shifty most of these owners are when no team entertained the option of picking him up, and how now the Seahawks are essentially demanding that he stops protesting if he wants to play for them.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:42 PM

2. Management want a "quieter" locker room.

they had a lot of out spoken players last year and the feeling is that it disrupted team unity. They had a some what tumultuous and disappointing season.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:59 PM

5. Well, they parted ways with Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman

I'm guessing Kaepernick would have been looked at as an "insurance policy" in case Russell Wilson got injured because Wilson is a much better QB than Kap.


Oh, and go Leafs!



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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:37 PM

13. Michael Bennett just came out with a great book

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.

I'm not a football fan or follower, but he provided a lot of insight into the NCAA, the NFL, and the Seahawks locker room in particular. Shame that it didn't last. Sorta proving his point.

In any case, I recommend the book!

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Response to hack89 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:19 PM

7. They are blaming a

disappointing season on that? Seems to me that what goes on in the locker room should stay in the locker room. They all want to win games, right?

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Response to MichMary (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:34 PM

11. Every team wants to win games. Actually accomplishing that is the hard part.

I know nothing about the dynamics of a professional football team. Just repeating what I read.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:53 PM

3. How about we find a sport that doesn't cause brain damage?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:21 PM

8. I haven't seen a pro sport yet

that doesn't have a few players who have occasionally acted as if they have some brain damage. (Which may not be related to the sport . . .)

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Response to MichMary (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:22 PM

9. Football seems to be the worst of them

 

But I agree with you.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 04:32 PM

21. Tough old world out there, little buddy.

How about we remain at least 10% relevant in regards to Kapernick's civil disobedience (this being a thread about that, and all)?

I know, I know... it's tougher to maintain a pretense of cleverness when we stay on topic. It's a tough old world out there, little buddy.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:56 PM

4. Its fair.

 

Truly a great protest.

Many people are aware of the costs that can be associated with a righteous protest. Kap is one of them. Serious respect for the guy.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:04 PM

6. Kap is the real deal.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:36 PM

12. I wonder if he has changed his opinion about Hillary being locked up.

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Response to oasis (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:41 PM

14. I hadn't heard he wanted her locked up.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:52 PM

15. He made such a comment while pertaining to her....wait for it

"emails".

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Response to oasis (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:58 PM

16. Wow-I knew he had made a comment about super predators but I hadn't heard this. Thanks for the info.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 04:07 PM

17. "Any other person would be in jail" something like that.

It showed he didn't really have a grasp of the issue before he spouted off.

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Response to oasis (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 04:09 PM

18. I still admire him for doing what he has done. Hopefully, he won't make more statements like this.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 04:25 PM

19. I wouldn't deny him another shot at QB.

He's got a few good years left in him and he has playoff experience.

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Response to oasis (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 04:31 PM

20. I agree

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:26 PM

10. Postponed not canceled

That's a significant difference.

I still think there's some chance Seattle will give him a workout. The team has few draft picks this year due to some trades desperately designed to keep the team in title contention last season, before the high priced defensive stars departed.

Ian Rapoport reported that the Seahawks postponed the visit not because Kaepernick specifically refused to stop kneeling, but because they wanted him to have a plan in place toward how to respond to the situation in general, including how to deal with media questions, and Kaepernick didn't have that type of plan.

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Response to MichMary (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 07:01 PM

22. No team needs divisive players

 

especially if they're mediocre back-ups.

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