Torrey Smith goes to bat for Colin Kaepernick

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Several people who spent time with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, including former 49ers coaches Jim Harbaugh and Chip Kelly, have spoken out in favor of Kaepernick getting another chance in the NFL. The latest is one of the 49ers’ former receivers.

Torrey Smith, who played with Kaepernick the last two years in San Francisco, took to Twitter after he saw PFT’s post about Giants owner John Mara’s comments about Kaepernick. Smith responded that fans have accepted players who did things far worse than anything Kaepernick has done.

“It’s amazing what folks consider going too far,” Smith wrote. “You can do all kinds of crazy things and get a 2nd chance but you can’t get over a protest? . . . My issue really isn’t just the hate on Kap, it’s what folks prioritize as wrong, hit a woman cool, sexual assault cool, kneel OH NO.”

Smith also dismisses the idea that Kaepernick isn’t good enough for a roster spot at a time when all 32 teams have at least three quarterbacks on the roster.

“I’m not saying he is the greatest but there are more than 96 QBs on rosters right now . . . 96 aren’t better than him,” Smith wrote.

To date the Seahawks are the only team to show any interest in Kaepernick.

95 responses to “Torrey Smith goes to bat for Colin Kaepernick

  1. A QB needs to be a leader.

    Fact: I’d have a lot more respect for him if he was doing something about what this problem is, off the field, instead of pretending kneeling makes him a martyr.

    Also, if he had done it when he was a STARTER, instead of AFTER being benched, the latter the real obvious reason for the timing, which makes him a phony.

    I had him pegged when he came out of college, but many fans took the cheese with his Vick-style play that I knew wouldn’t last.

    SF should have dealt Kap and kept Alex Smith.

  2. Agree with Torrey, him signing should only be about football, which, if we’re being honest, he’s better than any of the QBs that have signed in recent weeks.

  3. Most players that have committed crimes recognize their mistake and apologize for it. Kap’s actions were deliberate and as such an accurate representation of how he thinks and feels. Most people don’t want someone that thinks and feels that way playing for their team, but they are willing to forgive the momentary and temporary mistakes that can happen in the heat of the moment.

  4. why can’t Jerry Jones just sign him and have an exemption spot on roster. That way Dallas gets even more coverage, and poor guy Kaep is still in league. Better yet, how about every team get an exemption spot for a Kaep, that way everyone can hold hands and sing kum ba yaah.

  5. So, Torrey, you say that Kap is better than the 96th wanna-be QB, which I agree with, BUT will he be content with being paid like a backup, and a middle of the road one at that? He only fits in a few places around the league where he wouldn’t have to be a pocket QB, and Seattle is one of them. Will he understand that less demand =
    Less money? Previous reports had him asking for $9-$10 million/year. I’m afraid that he’ll have to take MUCH less if he really wants a job. He priced himself out of other jobs, protesting or not, so we’ll see what he’ll settle for in Seattle.

  6. If more people looked at Kaepernick’s situation the same way as Torrey Smith, there would likely be a different person in the White House.

  7. JustJim says:
    May 30, 2017 3:20 PM
    YES Torrey, 96 ARE better than him !!

    Okay, so last year there were STARTERS not better than him.

  8. I’m not saying you’re wrong, I just want to know what the reasons are. As an eagles fan, I would take him over our 3rd string qb Matt mcgloin.

  9. This tactic not to sign him is starting to backfire. He is slowly being turned into somewhat of a martyr.

  10. I’m not willing to give up my position until there’s a story of OJ endorsing Krap’s socks! OJ is the final authority on all thing ethical.

  11. He’s black, Torrey. That’s the problem. Kaep haters would just rather hide behind the flag and the troops…ya know, the troops that fought for Kaep’s right to protest.

  12. Sorry, but Torrey Smith is a clown. This guy taught his little boy, TJ, to boo Donald Trump and praise Obama. Not that I care who he voted for, but to teach your little boy, who was 2 or 3 at the time to boo someone because of what YOUR political beliefs are is just pathetic. Your little boy should be playing with toys and learning to ride his bike, and your teaching your son, who looks up to you, to boo some man, who he doesn’t even know, because of your own personal opinions about him. Your son is 2-3, he doesn’t have a clue what you’re talking about. Really horrible parenting, Torrey. Hope your boy doesn’t follow in your footsteps.

  13. He will get a job at some point. Hes got enough going on for that. But geez, let the training camps shake out. In the meantime, demonstrating to any team thinking about it that the media hoopla will consist of daily stories (luterally, and sometimes more) does not help his cause. Sometimes I wonder if these reporters are actually trying to make teams more leery of him. Back off and give the guy some room to make his own way huh?

  14. Tim Tebow was a great guy, but he carried around a media circus with him wherever he went because of his crazy fandom. No team wanted that media circus from a backup QB, even if he could contribute situationally as a gadget player. No team wanted their backup QB to be such a big focus by fans and media.

    Kaepernick, I won’t say anything bad about him personally, I’m not going to go there, well, he has brought a lot of animosity upon himself for various reasons, and unlike Tebow, is despised by many because of that.

    Not only would he bring a very negative media circus, but a very negative fan backlash as well.

    As I said about Tebow above, no team wants that. They want to avoid distractions and keep players focused on being a team united, not a team divided (I’m sure that every team has it’s Kaepernick supporters and detractors).

    Kaep was on his way out of the league anyway due to his performance. He’s had a dizzying fall from grace in the minds of NFL executives when just a few years ago he was looked upon as a possible HOF’er, but even before his protests began, he was benched for a bad QB.

    Well, Kaep, at least now in your mind and in your supporters minds you can think that you were blackballed by bad people, and that’s why you never played again, instead of you failing in the NFL because of your own shortcomings.

  15. this whole thing is a nonsensical, illogical argument being propped up by media because it get’s attention (yes I’m parsing my words – do no scrub this)

    Who in the hell said domestic violence is less of a problem than protesting? Nobody that I have heard – EVER.

  16. jayhawk6 says:
    May 30, 2017 3:15 PM
    If more people looked at Kaepernick’s situation the same way as Torrey Smith, there would likely be a different person in the White House.
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    No, I’m pretty sure all us deplorables would still much rather have Donald over Hilary.

  17. *sigh* For the 5,293,420th time. Colin took a knee on the National Anthem. The NFL, GMs, Owners and FANS are taking a knee on him.

  18. .. although to be accurate there are probably closer to 150 QBs on rosters at the moment. Sooo… if you put Squid somewhere in the 140 range in terms of usefulness…. he is being hard done by.

  19. Here’s what Smith (and quite frankly PFT) doesn’t get. Plenty of players have done horrible and offensive things, including committing crimes. The difference is that in nearly all those cases where a player was readmitted, he paid a price for it, and publicly apologized for his actions.

    Americans do not have a hard time forgiving those who admit their faults and take steps to fix them. Kaepernick has stood by his actions with no apologies. His actions included public support for a mass murdering dictator, donning attire that portrayed our nation’s police officers as pigs, disrespecting the national anthem, the flag, and those who serve in the military, and the general trashing of a nation which has helped make him a multi-millionaire.

    If Kaepernick demonstrates enough humility to publicly admit that his actions were offensive and out of line, and apologizes for them, this issue will go away. However, if he continues to stand by his actions of last season, he will remain unemployed, and it will be his fault, and his fault alone. He was wrong to trash our nation, to lump all law enforcement officers into a “criminal” category, and to disrespect the flag and those who serve it. If he can’t admit that, he can expect to remain out of the NFL.

  20. According to Colin, he could find no reason to show respect for the country. We are to conclude, then that he believes there is no value in the country that has afforded HIM so much. On the other hand, his apologists want 32 owners “overlook” his insipid actions and find “value” in the rest of him. Hmmmmm sounds damn hypocritical, doesn’t it?

  21. Smith is over the hill and a idiot.
    While kaepernick is just an idiot who can’t play.

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    May 30, 2017 3:09 PM

    SF should have dealt Kap and kept Alex Smith.

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    The only reason why Alex Smith didn’t make it to a Super Bowl and Kaepernick did was because the punt returner fumbled the ball TWICE during Alex Smith’s NFC championship game, resulting in two TD’s for the opponent, and Kaepernick’s punt returned didn’t fumble at all.

  23. Personally I am of two minds. First, I would like to think that the First Amendment gives anyone the right to express themselves without penalty as long as no one is harmed while doing so. However, Kaepernick is employed by a private enterprise that prides itself in mom, apple pie and the American way. The NFL has every right to express themselves politically as well.

    So the question becomes who has the greatest power. To me the answer is simple, the employer. If I express a political opinion at work I am subject to discipline up to and including termination. If my political beliefs are at odds with those of my employer and I insist on publicly expressing them then it is pretty much a given that I will be terminated.

    So Kaepernick had every right to engage in his protest. However he had to see this coming. NFL owners are as conservative as the day is long. If he expected that the league ownership would watch his protest and not punish his behavior then he was wrong. Kaep is just not talented enough for the league to overlook what the owners viewed as an affront.

    Now if he was talented enough to help any team improve its chances of winning then he would have been signed by now. If he were that good then the Niners would not have allowed him to leave. So while Kaep should be able to freely express himself without repercussion the country just doesn’t operate that simply. He was naive and he is going to pay the price as his NFL career is over. Forever.

  24. Ok for the millionth time… it’s not so much that 96 other QBs are better than him but more that 96 other QBs are a better overall value than him. Last I heard he wanted the money of a top-15 guy… if he brought the price tag down I guarantee there probably would be no less than a half dozen teams interested in him.

    The simple truth is he wants too much money for a mediocre, wannabe-activist QB.

  25. sportoficionado says:
    May 30, 2017 3:12 PM
    Agree with Torrey, him signing should only be about football, which, if we’re being honest, he’s better than any of the QBs that have signed in recent weeks.

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    This is ultimately about business. Look at this blog. Most fans (aka customers) don’t like the guy and they are passionate about it. He isn’t clearly better than any of the starters out there. No reason to bring on the baggage. Sure he is better then some of the 96 QBs on the rosters, but he’s not good enough to make it worth dealing with the negative press, fan backlash and overall distraction that bringing him on would cause. Doesn’t matter if you agree with Kaepernick or not… these are just the facts of the business side of the NFL. An unknown 3rd QB with potential like Jacoby Brisett in NE is better from all angles than Kaepernick at the moment.

    For the record, I don’t think what Kaepernick did deserves the backlash it has received, but I am in the minority. Kaepernick didn’t help himself with some of his other antics either. The owners are going to put their business interest ahead of social interest 100% of the time.

  26. 96 QB’s may not be better than him but all 96 of them don’t come with his potential to negatively impact the bottom line which is the reason they have jobs and he doesn’t. Wake up and smell the coffee, backlash not blackballing is driving the bu$. Everything else involved in the discussions surrounding Kaepernick’s continued unemployment, from racism to completion %, is secondary and a very distant second at that. Business is business. If an owner thought Kaepernick could put more fans in the seats than he’d keep out of them or otherwise improve his team’s revenues he’d have a job tomorrow. It’s only a sport to the fans, for everyone else involved, from owners, players, media and their respective employees and representatives it is a for profit business.
    Once you wade through all the bs the bottom line on this subject IS the bottom line. Come to think of it that’s what’s driving the stories about it too.

  27. Why is Mara commenting on Kaepernick to begin with? And when did Mara start reading letters sent to the Giants? Sure, every NFL owner sits around reading fan mail and knows what subjects are complained about the most.

  28. I am thinking the NFL merely realizes that it’s best if they wait until the last possible moment for a team to sign Kaepernick, but that he will sign eventually.

    1. It gives the illusion as if they are taking a stance against him (for waiting so long), and the fact that he eventually signs with a team satisfies the people who support him. Thus they make both sides happy. The team that eventually signs him doesn’t come off as too enthusiastic about it, especially if he signs with a team after a key injury.

    2. In the meantime the media can make a lot of pennies milking the story for what it’s worth by talking about it nonstop.

    In the end, Kaep eventually signs with a team, and all the bickering is much ado about nothing.

  29. Just like Hillary – Kapernicks detractors fear him. Lol. Please just go back in the woods both of you.

  30. I still want to know what good all the kneeling did? What did it actually do? Did any significant changes take place?

    Was the juice worth the squeeze?

    I have no dog in this race. Just genuinely want to know if it accomplished what it was meant to…whatever that is.

  31. charger383 says:
    May 30, 2017 3:59 PM
    If 49ers or NFL had fined or suspended him first time we would not have to put up with this now

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    It wasn’t against the rules. They couldn’t.

  32. davemishsr says:
    May 30, 2017 3:59 PM
    Personally I am of two minds. First, I would like to think that the First Amendment gives anyone the right to express themselves without penalty as long as no one is harmed while doing so. However, Kaepernick is employed by a private enterprise that prides itself in mom, apple pie and the American way. The NFL has every right to express themselves politically as well.
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    He absolutely has the right to express himself without any fear of imprisonment or probably even the loss of a job in the public sector. Unless he’s an absolute fool (or got bad advice from his activist girlfriend), he probably knew that he might be protesting himself out of a job.

  33. @sportoficionado,
    …your right, it should be about football. ..but the tucker carlson crowd on these post will dance all around it and come up with every excuse to make it about…lets see…. owners rights, business interest, fan alienation etc . etc… these newly embolden wingers have become in a nutshell the biggest hypo’s on this earth.
    and soon they will reap.

  34. Out of interest… thumbs up if you stand for the national anthem before games in your house and thumbs down if you stay on the couch or go get food.

    Certainly almost everyone stands at the stadium (health permitting), but what do most people do in their home? I have no idea. just asking.

  35. I’m not crying for Kaep b/c he knew his actions could have these consequences and chose to sacrifice his career for his beliefs.

    My confusion is that people hate him with a passion for believing that the police should require more training than they currently get and that minorities are treated worse than Caucasians. Neither of these are original thoughts.

    So either, people really view a professional athlete purposely kneeling during the anthem as a worse offense than a professional athlete beating children, women or sexual assaulting women; b/c their are dozens of players guilty of those acts with no where near the hatred that Kaep receives for his acts.
    or
    People view acts caught on tape as more important than the same or worse acts not caught on tape.
    or
    People truly believe that what Kaep is protesting does not exist in this country at this time.

  36. I don’t disagree with either side. If hes good enough and he hasnt lost his zip from eating trees then give him a shot. If he doesnt get a shot then he burnt his own bridges.

  37. For all the haters. What exactly did he do that was so bad? Express his true feelings? Ooooh that’s so terrible and unAmerican isn’t it?. Do any of you haters not feel that African Americans have been mistreated? Do you really feel racism is a thing of the past? I am white and I agree with him. This country has many good things about it and many faults. Until we stand up and demand better nothing will improve. Imagine

  38. As a veteran of Desert Storm I say his protest us what us Vets fought for. I stand behind any legal protest BUT, I can’t get behind him on this. The flag and Anthem should be sacred. Any other protest Id say he has a right to protest. Then add these SJWs and the Black lives matter groups are not peacefully protesting not to mention protesting ALL law enforcement is stereotyping which is what they say they are protesting. The football field kneeling for the Anthem was not the proper venue. He chose to draw attention himself and be a distraction. This is the public saying they don’t want him on their home team because of it….I don’t either

  39. Kaepernick was abandoned by his black father and raised by white people who gave him the support and love he needed to excel and become a millionaire football star. Then he went full Obama and blamed that horrible experience on the very country that made it possible in the first place. Never go full Obama.

  40. At what point do we acknowledge there are 32 White NFL owners. There are 0 Black owners.

    Racism is definitley an issue in this country.

    I hate a lot of Kaeps behavior but he definitley exposed Americas underbelly on this one.

  41. So Karpernick didn’t just take a knee in protest. He flat out stated that if you carry a badge you don’t protect you kill us (blacks). He was blatant and disrespectful to the police with the whole socks thing as well. As if that was not enough, he did take his protest to the Military when his employer was dedicating a week to Military appreciation.

    If this is how you feel, fine. Protest on your own time and not while you are at work. If I was to protest my personal interest at work, I too would be unemployed.

  42. At what point do we acknowledge there are 32 White NFL owners. There are 0 Black owners.

    Racism is definitley an issue in this country.

    I hate a lot of Kaeps behavior but he definitley exposed Americas underbelly on this one.

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    How does ANY of what you spewed equate to “racism”? Shall we also then “expose” the racism of the NBA, wherein blacks are over-represened?

  43. The only reason why Alex Smith didn’t make it to a Super Bowl and Kaepernick did was because the punt returner fumbled the ball TWICE during Alex Smith’s NFC championship game, resulting in two TD’s for the opponent, and Kaepernick’s punt returned didn’t fumble at all.

    —————-

    Agree and correct.

    Hence, why I don’t think Kaepernick was anything great even during that season. Alex Smith may have been a better game maneger, slowing down that game and hence, slowing down Baltimore;s offense, to the point, SF may have won the game.

    Who knows, but I never understood why people still take the cheese on run-first QBs when it’s clear it’s a massive failure without a top flight run game to hide behind.

    He needs a run game to function and he had one. But, he lacks accuracy and his entitled arrogance, makes him un-coachable on a Jay Cutler-like level.

    Again, I thought he was a phony when came into the league, but I’d have a lot more respect for the stand he intends to take here, if he had done it as a starter AND at the same time worked in the community and the media to promote WHY he was doing what he’s doing.

    He kneeled for the attention and he was used to getting, as much as he was trying to shed light on a serious societal problem in our country.

  44. I still want to know what good all the kneeling did? What did it actually do? Did any significant changes take place?

    Was the juice worth the squeeze?

    I have no dog in this race. Just genuinely want to know if it accomplished what it was meant to…whatever that is.

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    I’m not sure either….but people of color are still being shot and killed daily in America. The problem here is deflection. Instead of talking about the reason for him kneeling, we want to discuss how disrespectful his actions were to certain people and specific groups. Bottom line, “It’s Winter in America”-…turn on some Gil Scott Heron, and listen. Has anything changed?

  45. Yes, I would agree that Kap is better than many of the 96 qbs currently employed. But that is not the entire equation. Just for argument sake let’s give Kap a 5 out of 10 in terms of qb ability. But then, give him a -5 for “off the field issues/negative attention” and he is a 0. Not better than the rookie who is a 1 on ability but has a 0 in terms of negatives.

    Not saying what he did was right or wrong. The fact cannot be denied that it would be a distraction signing him.

  46. Kaepernick seemed like a malcontent complaining about being benched at the same time of this protest.

    And comes off as not being on Team America. If he wants to help police violence then find another way to protest.

    Why again does he now say he won’t protest? Looks like he is changing his mind now that he realises he really rubbed many nice fans the wrong way.

  47. Kaepernick’s protest happened ON the football field. Fans don’t want sports and politics mixed. Those other incidents didn’t happen during football. And the younger generation has no respect for soldiers that died for their freedom.

  48. Ray Lewis [allegedly] murdered 2 people.
    Donte Stallworth killed one with his car.
    The rotund Steelers QB sexually assaulted 3 different women.
    There are a bevvy of players in the league who have done much worse. It’s pretty sad to see the comments of people who rationalize by saying “it was a one-time lapse of judgment”.

    Kaep will play again. He’s a ratings bonanza waiting to happen.

  49. fwippel says:
    May 30, 2017 3:51 PM

    Here’s what Smith (and quite frankly PFT) doesn’t get. Plenty of players have done horrible and offensive things, including committing crimes. The difference is that in nearly all those cases where a player was readmitted, he paid a price for it, and publicly apologized for his actions.

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    In addition, many of these acts were not in front of a live national audience for an entire season. He took the spotlight away from his team, which should have been the focus each game. Some, maybe not all, of the teams would not have an issue with his protest if he did it off field.

  50. Kaepernicks “protest” was stupid. He’s a professional athlete, he’s the starting Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he has one of the largest platforms in one of the largest media markets in the world and he chooses to disrespect America, American citizens, the military, and every soldier that’s ever fought and died for their country.

    He may not have intended for that to be his message but that’s how it is. His choice in clothing during practices (the pigs in police uniforms) was over the line, added in with his going vegan and dating a Muslim that converted him and it’s easy to see why he’s hated.

    Personally, I couldn’t care less. If you want to be an idiot, be an idiot. If you want to protest than protest, but PLEASE use your brain.

    That said, I’d take him as a backup QB.

  51. I meet Torrey in the sixth grade. We played football together all through middle school at Gayle. Please don’t make comments on someone’s character based on what you see on the internet. He is a good person, has always been. He was taking care of his family even at a young age. He also continues to do great things for the community.

    Although I don’t think Kaep is a great QB you can’t convince me that there are 96 better. Honestly though when you get past the top 10 QBs there is a pretty big drop off. However there are still 32 starters. I do however think Kaep having had some success, his camp and him are expecting to be paid a lot more than he’s worth. That is the real reason he is unemployed. He can’t read defenses and has limited accuracy. Unless he’s used in a system where he will be used more as a runner he will never be worth his price tag.

  52. jimbobcooterqbtutor says:
    May 30, 2017 3:39 PM

    Tim Tebow was a great guy, but he carried around a media circus with him wherever he went because of his crazy fandom. No team wanted that media circus from a backup QB, even if he could contribute situationally as a gadget player. No team wanted their backup QB to be such a big focus by fans and media.
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    Time Tebow sucked as a quarterback, or he would still be playing, genuflecting and all. He also steadfastly refused to play any other position.

  53. I’d like to see him get one more chance, with a real team, before I pronounce him as done.

    When you go from the Super Bowl, to having Tomsula and Kelly as coaches, it can’t be good for the psyche.

  54. “So either, people really view a professional athlete purposely kneeling during the anthem as a worse offense than a professional athlete beating children, women or sexual assaulting women; b/c their are dozens of players guilty of those acts with no where near the hatred that Kaep receives for his acts.”

    Well, those child and women beaters don’t get the cover of Time magazine.

    Kap doesn’t get more hate than those players you mention-he just gets more attention.

  55. “Fact: I’d have a lot more respect for him if he was doing something about what this problem is, off the field, instead of pretending kneeling makes him a martyr.”

    He’s been doing that since he was drafted. It shows just how much you people do not know.

  56. tdubdizzle says:
    May 30, 2017 4:39 PM

    At what point do we acknowledge there are 32 White NFL owners. There are 0 Black owners.
    ———————-

    Are there really no black people in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

  57. Look Colin Kaepernick was 100% right on the issues he protested peacefully about. However my issue with Colin is the same as most folks here in the Bay Area have…he never spoke up before this. He never exercised his right & I feel obligation to vote. I live in the Bay and as far I know he wasn’t active with many charities until after his speech. It seemed to me society woes never bothered him much until he saw Gabbert getting the starting job and folks called him a bust.

    As a black man myself and the son of a Vietnam vet marine and retired police commander in my father. My mother is a retired Sheriff deputy and DA Inspector. I have 2 uncles who were cops. I was raised to think of voting as my obligation. People died for our rights to do so. I was also raised if you see a problem in society try and DO SOMETHING. In the bay lots of kids are into gangs so I volunteered as big brother and mentor to youth and coached youth football.

    He only started doing work in the community in the last year I believe. Yes I believe it’s not fair he’s being blackballed but life’s not fair. It’s often said we should protest lawfully and peacefully. He did that. He simply took a knee. But Kaepernick needs to understand not everyone will understand his point or agree.

  58. Sadly, the morons above who write have no clue as to the limits of freedom of speech when it comes to doing the expression on an EMPLOYER’s time.

    You have not one shred of freedom of speech when you are being paid.

    Colon Krappernick deserves no respect since his actions are cowardly – he exploited his position of employment to advocate for a domestic terrorist organization, black lies matter, and did so while earning money.

    Now, had Colon been a REAL MAN, he would have done all of his protestations on his own time and he would be fully protected – his position would be no less acceptable, but at least he would have a right to squat while other men stand.

    Colon is wrong on all levels and is a piece of human debris. It seems fair that since he exploited his employment to take a worthless stand, that he pay with his employment chances elsewhere. He has no right to be in the NFL so let him take his snowflake rear and go sling fries at Hardees.

  59. “It’s amazing what folks consider going too far,” Smith wrote. “You can do all kinds of crazy things and get a 2nd chance but you can’t get over a protest? . . . My issue really isn’t just the hate on Kap, it’s what folks prioritize as wrong, hit a woman cool, sexual assault cool, kneel OH NO.”
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    This is what he and many others do not seem to understand. People are not comparing those things with his protest and concluding the protest is worse. What they are doing is internalizing his actions. To many, they hear about a woman getting hit and they can empathize with that “other person” but when Kap did what he did and said what he said it wasn’t about some random stranger. It was disrespecting “my flag and my country and, therefor, me”.

  60. If you feel that strongly about it Torrey, march up to Mr. Lurie’s office and lobby for Kaep to get the #3 qb job.

    Then tweet the conversation.

  61. I live in the Bay Area, and before we knew he was a pig-sock wearing hater, we would all laugh about how bad Kaepernick is. The go-to reference is Torrey Smith completely uncovered on the sideline in a game against the Rams waving his arms frantically for Kaepernick to see him. Ironic.

  62. Lmao smith had 20 catches all of last year as the supposed #1 WR on the team. Every single #1 WR had better stats so his QB didn’t do a good job of getting him the ball. Kaep was also 1-10 as a starter. So he didn’t involve his best weapon, didn’t win and he should be rostered why?
    Smith’s stance is purely political and racially motivated. His motives are as transparent as can be.

  63. He may be better than a lot of the 96 but his price tag also comes into question, and that says the value isn’t there.

  64. Well there’s that. Since Kathy Griffin is now unemployed as well, she and krap can have their own media roadshow.

  65. bird2urmother says:
    May 30, 2017 3:26 PM

    I’m not saying you’re wrong, I just want to know what the reasons are. As an eagles fan, I would take him over our 3rd string qb Matt mcgloin.

    ——————-

    Too bad Kaep wont take league min…which is basically what McGloin is making. We have no money to sign anyone more than a mill a year.

  66. Kap was done when they couldn’t get away with the lead option any more. It was a gimmick that caught some teams off guard but was completely unsustainable. He’s always been overrated, this carnival coming to town stuff is just enough to keep anybody from taking an inexpensive low risk shot on him to push other (better) players on their roster. Kap’s been exposed, it’s done with, time to get over it.

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