Report: Bisciotti resisting Kaepernick signing

AP

The Ravens literally are trying to have it both ways on Colin Kaepernick.

At a time when the nonsensical comments of linebacker Ray Lewis seem to have the same purpose as the team’s apparent effort to find middle ground on one of the most polarizing issues in sports, the Ravens reportedly are, and aren’t, interested in signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Diana Russini of ESPN, who spent Tuesday at Ravens practice and interviewed coach John Harbaugh on camera, reports (citing “sources”) that Harbaugh and G.M. Ozzie Newsome want to sign Kaepernick, but that they “have met resistance” from owner Steve Bisciotti.

The Ravens have not responded to a request for comment from PFT on the report, which may or may not close the book on the team adding Kaepernick.

It also may or may not frustrate Bisciotti, who emerges as either the good cop or the bad cop in this scenario, depending on one’s perspective. Regardless of how he’s perceived, Bisciotti may not be happy that someone leaked his role in keeping Kaepernick from joining the team, and it could make for awkward times in Baltimore this season, especially if for the third straight year the Ravens fail to make it to the playoffs.

63 responses to “Report: Bisciotti resisting Kaepernick signing

  1. Nah. I think having an elite QB on the roster is resisting signing Kaep.

    Btw, Kaep is not our problem. We have 2 QBs… so there isn’t need for discussion. He is SF’s problem. Leave us alone.

  2. Enough with the Kaepernick stories. It is simple: He is a backup quarterback that would create a huge distraction, he just isn’t worth signing.

  3. Listen, if kapernick was worth it the Jets would have signed him. All things considered in Baltimore (the city) do they really need a racially polarizing figure that won’t make the team that much better??

  4. Please stay strong Steve! Everyone is behind you. Do not give into the liberal media (Democrats) who only want to get this reprobate back in the NFL so he can continue to disparage America.

  5. Didn’t we just read an article saying Flacco was improving and doesn’t look like his back problem will last as long as initially reported? If that’s the case, why bring in a backup QB who comes with baggage that every player/coach inside your locker room will be asked about from the media. Doesn’t make sense. Not worth the trouble.

  6. “especially if for the third straight year the Ravens fail to make it to the playoffs.”

    That sounds like a threat. Bisciotti doesn’t care about the ill-conceived media pressure; he does care about the fan revolt, which is threatened and would likely become partially real.
    He’ll do what right for the franchise by rejecting the Kaepernick circus and sticking with Mallet.

  7. SJW politics aren’t good for business. Bisciotti knows it and so do all the other owners.

  8. Colin Kaepernick unsigned = huge news.
    Colin Kaepernick signed = media will move on.

    We went through this with Mike Vick (obviously different circumstances). It was a big deal when he signed with a team after his prison sentence, and then we all quickly moved on.

    Just sign him, take the initial PR hit and move on. It’s absolutely the right move for their football team. You can’t be serious about the junk sitting behind Flacco and think you are going to be OK if he goes down.

  9. Biscotti signed Ray Lewis after the OoJ charges stemming from the double-murder. He signed Donte Stallworth after he killed a man in Miami and was charged with manslaughter DUI. He initially welcomed Ray Rice back to the team after he knocked his wife out and dragged her across the floor of a hotel lobby.

    Kaepernick has broken no laws– he simply has exercised his constitutional right of free speech and protest– which, you know, is the first Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Kapernick’s stance shouldn’t even be controversial– he wants to end police brutality, which disproportionately affects PoC. Every American should want equality and justice, and to think that being vocal about equality and justice is worse than murder, domestic violence, and the things Ray Lewis did (lied, covered up a murder, eventually snitched on his friends who got acquitted anyway).

    Is anyone else sick to their stomach about this?

  10. Irregardless of how you may feel about CK Bisciotti comes off as a waffler. Make the decisions or let your football people make them, but make them. I guess he can’t even make that decision.

  11. To anyone saying Kaepernick isn’t good enough to play – look at his stats, he is good enough to start for half the teams in the league.

    There is no question he is being blackballed, I don’t really have a problem with that though. If I went around at my job calling cops pigs I’d also have a hard time finding work.

  12. especially if for the third straight year the Ravens fail to make it to the playoffs.
    —————————

    yeah because everyone really believes Kaepernick could get them to the playoffs.

    Jesus

  13. So an owner of a “Company” doesn’t want to hire an employee who has 1) Shown in the past an attitude which pulls attention away from his fellow employees 2) Political statements which in most workplaces across the country most are not allow in the workplace 3) Has shown in the workplace that his abilities have declined.

    Sounds like most workplaces to me……

  14. I’m not a ravens fan, but the owner can do what he wants. he owns the team. If he does not want Kap on the team, he has every right to not sign Kap.

  15. thermalito says:
    Jul 31, 2017 2:46 PM
    I will continue to boycott the NFL as long as that America hating piece of human filth is in an NFL uniform.
    ___________________________
    Hypo,

    The article states and I quote:
    Harbaugh and G.M. Ozzie Newsome want to sign Kaepernick, but that they “have met resistance” from owner Steve Biscotti.

    Do you people always summarily disregard facts?

  16. Good. Steve Bisciotti has every right to refuse to sign Kaepernick and he should do so based on what he feels is best. The majority of the fans in Baltimore don’t want Kaepernick here.

  17. oddte says:
    Aug 2, 2017 1:03 PM

    To anyone saying Kaepernick isn’t good enough to play – look at his stats, he is good enough to start for half the teams in the league.

    There is no question he is being blackballed, I don’t really have a problem with that though. If I went around at my job calling cops pigs I’d also have a hard time finding work.
    —————————————————————-

    Don’t forget slave catchers, he called them that too on his Twitter account.

    But no, this is all about him kneeling and people having a problem with that.

  18. The Ravens have one of the best talent evaluators at GM. The owner says ‘no’ to signing Kaep. You can guess that someone is going to leak the news that the owner doesn’t want Kaep on the team.

    Ozzie is not letting himself get thrown under the bus on this one.

    Just sign him so we can stop talking about all this.

  19. The real story is how the coach and gm are willing to take on the kap circus for a backup QB who’s not a perfect fit to their system. It means that Flacco might be more hurt then they are letting on or they are really, really committed to winning as many games as possible at all costs.

  20. Great idea Baltimore! Sign Kaepernick!

    Don’t worry yourselves with the fact that he kneels before the American flag & you are in the shadows & rely on Washington D.C. for your fan base…that’s no big deal at all. Go ahead and alienate away…

  21. Harbaugh’s and Newsome’s jobs are to be concerned with the product on the field, having as many options available as possible only aids in that. As an owner Bisciotti is concerned with the value of his asset as a whole. As Jed York said, “You can’t fire the owner.” Unlike York Bisciotti doesn’t answer to his parents, his is the only opinion that matters. Long term what may end up mattering in all this for the the team has nothing to do with Kaepernick. Bisciotti’s employees may have painted the boss into an unpleasant corner, they tend not to like that. Anyone that has ever worked directly for a business owner could tell you the boss may not always be right but he’s always the boss.

  22. they are more worried about Kap kneeling during a song than the cops (two instances in the past two weeks already) that have been caught planting drugs to send innocent people to jail in Baltimore.

  23. Last 4 records:

    8-8
    5-11
    10-6
    8-8

    The Ravens may have two QBs on their roster, but neither one of them is very good. Especially Mallett. I mean, come on!

  24. I can’t believe his peers are just sitting back, watching this,
    and not doing anything.

    Power is in unity. If all of his peers refused to play the NFL has no product. If all of his peers created their own league the NFL could not compete.

    Stop being content with, and scared to lose the scraps that you are being given. Take a stand, organize, and seize the power.

    These NFL owners are showing you that they couldn’t careless about you. They would not do this to a Brady or Aaron Rodgers(Kap has beaten both of those QBs on their home fields by the way).

  25. just curious as to why it is ok for kapernick to use his freedom of speech to offend the vast majority of Americans and not suffer any consequences, but if a athlete dares say anything that supports a conservative view he must suffer the consequences for expressing them? you know like being forced to issue an apology and then being sent to re-education camp….er sensitivity training and possible suspension?

  26. ” and it could make for awkward times in Baltimore this season, especially if for the third straight year the Ravens fail to make it to the playoffs.”

    Indeed a leak can make things awkward, and if they don’t make the playoffs for a 3rd straight season, it could get even more awkward.

    But the difference between making the playoffs or not isn’t Kaepernick.

  27. Kaepernick is a terrible QB. His stats are OK which is what those promoting him hang their hat on. But if you’ve watched any 49ers games, you would have seen that he still can’t read a defense.

    Kaepernick has open receivers and doesn’t make the throw because he doesn’t see it in time. Because he’s a good runner, he is sometimes able to overcome that by extending the play. That is not reliable.

    The bottom line is that any team signing Kap would have to install a separate offense for him if he ever had to play.

    A backup QB is supposed to adapt to you, not the other way around.

  28. one of the best owners in the NFL is going to have his name smeared because “citing sources” says he was against signing a second string player.

  29. These stories are like the accident on the side of the road. They make you angry and you hate them but no matter how much you don’t want to, you just have to take a look.

  30. strength531 says:
    Aug 2, 2017 1:44 PM
    These stories are like the accident on the side of the road. They make you angry and you hate them but no matter how much you don’t want to, you just have to take a look.
    _____________________________
    I love these stories….
    These stories are like 43, landing on an aircraft carrier in full flight gear. It should’ve made us angry and hate to see it. But it affirms what “We” all knew was america. Hypocrisy.

    #theybroughtiton!

  31. Wow, talk about trying to twist someone’s arm to hire him. I think it is unacceptable for Harbaugh to throw the owner under the bus to say, they are willing and he is resistant.

    I feel it is wrong to hire ColinK. That’s my opinion. I don’t want him and his politics in football. Go and be an activist, you did enough alienating and dividing football fans.

    I stand with Bisciotti – resist!! Don’t open yourself and the League up to the bullies trying to force your hand. If you give in, you may live to regret it and if it doesn’t work out, you’re going to hear from all his supporters being mad at you about that too.

    So you can’t win with them, no matter what you do, so you may as well do what is best for you and your team.

  32. @ purplepyramiddescension –

    Yes, I’m sick to my stomach at the thought of another year of a circus with Colin K in the League. First we had tw0 years of Deflategate, and then a year with the Anthem Protest….

    NO – no politics in sports! Go be an activist and protest to your heart’s content and leave football to the players and the fans.

    And be grateful that it’s such a great opportunity for 68% of players in the League who are black Americans. Why do you want to mess with that? Why do you want to sow division and conflict in sports over politics?

  33. No one is signing him. The Republican owners don’t want the trouble, or a Trump tweetstorm.

  34. Smart owner. He knows this will turn into the mess that Tebow did. The minute Flacco struggles, the fans of Pretty Boy Colin will clamor more and more.

    He’s not a good QB, he won’t help this team, he’s a major distraction, and quite frankly, probably doesn’t have permission from Fidel Castro’s spirit.

  35. lizzzy321 says:
    Aug 2, 2017 2:47 PM
    And be grateful that it’s such a great opportunity for 68% of players in the League who are black Americans. Why do you want to mess with that? Why do you want to sow division and conflict in sports over politics?
    _________________________
    Because…..,and I know this may be a shock to your privileged thinking, some colored folk actually aspire to equality over dancing without music

  36. I love these millionaire players and their causes….If he was good enough to start this would be a non issue, and he is not worth the trouble as a backup.

    His whole “non-white” oppression thought is garbage as well.

    If you are gifted, whether it’s mentally or physically you will be fine, regardless of color.

    He did this because he saw he career sinking, he stinks.

    He should just go away, join the Peace Corps…

  37. @ depatfan – And besides – I have no idea how you believe that what you are doing is going to actually provide you more equality. Especially when so many in the black community are the very people who are separating themselves by race.

    Tear football down and see how much support that brings you.

  38. Remember that time Torrey Smith was uncovered and jumping up and down waving his arms for Kaepernick to throw him the ball? Remember that time Kaepernick threw for four yards in a game? Remember that time…

    NFL teams do!

  39. Just sign him, Bisciotti, he’s a better QB than Mallet as everyone knows, and you clearly want to sign someone to play the role, you’re just tiptoeing into the water here, absolutely gutless, waiting to see what reaction the hilljacks are a-gonna type up… that’s not something anyone would need to guess at. Don’t let loud misguided trolls rule your life. Take a stand. It’s not like you’re planning to worship Hitler, for god’s sake. Gutless, gutless, gutless.

    Say what you want about Kap taking a knee for what he believed in, but one thing he was NOT was gutless.

  40. I am sure you can find three NFL owners that desperately want to see the Ravens sign Kaepernick. These includes the owners of the Steelers, Bengals, and Browns.

  41. It’s the National Football league, not the National Political Activists League. When I spend almost $400.00 for my family and I to attend a game, the players are essentially on my time. That’s the reality of it.

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