Brandon Weeden: Players know Colin Kaepernick is good enough to play

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Plenty of people thought Colin Kaepernick was more qualified to play quarterback for the Titans than Brandon Weeden.

And even Weeden himself thinks Kaepernick ought to be playing somewhere.

“He’s had a heck of a career. He played in a Super Bowl. Obviously, he’s done a lot of really good things,” Weeden said, via Jason Wolf of the Tennesseean. “I think us as players, we all kind of firmly believe that he’s a good enough player to play in this league.

“Me, myself, I feel like I have the ability to play in this league as well. I’ve never really lost that confidence. I don’t point fingers, if things have gone my way, things haven’t gone my way. But I continue to keep doing the same thing every day. I kind of worry about me and kind of go from there.”

The 33-year-old Weeden, who plays like a less mobile version of Matt Cassel, was signed as a short-term backup because of Marcus Mariota‘s hamstring injury. Ostensibly, that was because he knows the offense better.

Amazingly, the Titans signed him despite the fact he once kneeled for the flag. Or got run over by one, or something. The good news is, Weeden was able to learn from that and embrace the flag fully, which has apparently made him employable.

60 responses to “Brandon Weeden: Players know Colin Kaepernick is good enough to play

  1. Maybe your brain is just too small to see then whole picture Brandon. Kind of like seeing the entire field, eh?
    Let’s simplify it for you.
    Maybe….it’s just not worth the side show..
    Get it?

  2. There apparently is an outbreak of amnesia going around. Are you all forgetting that this is a man that was benched for Blaine Gabbert….BLAINE friggin GABBERT!!! and that was way before he ever took a knee..C’mon people!

  3. So currently Kaepernick is not even on the team but still someone made their third string QB Weeden speak to why he was selected instead of Kaepernick. But if Kaepernick had gotten that call then it would have been Cassel being asked why he is being put in instead of Kaepernick. But if Kaepernick was being put it then Mariotta would be getting asked to speak to if Kaep should have the starting job over him. And in the midst of all that every football decision the coaching staff made would get scrutinized and questioned as to whether racism had a hand in it. This is why teams do not want to be associated with Kaepernick. Articles like this plus the questions to Weeden don’t please the Titans already and you can bet they dont want it going any further.

  4. “Me, myself, I feel like I have the ability to play in this league as well. I’ve never really lost that confidence. I don’t point fingers, if things have gone my way, things haven’t gone my way”.
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    And this is where he loses all credibility. Number 1, you DON’T have the ability to play in this league, and #2, saying “I don’t point fingers” is pointing fingers by somehow implying that all his past failures are not really his fault. Putz.

  5. He played in the SB…sure.

    He also caused a lot of drama and pissed off a lot of fans….

    He was a major impetus to why the NFLs ratings have taken a tumble.

  6. Colin is unemployed by choice. He is hiding behind his stance because he was a one trick pony with HC Jim H. Just like Brady under Belichick. Brady would be a failure under another coach.

  7. Everyone gets it. CK isn’t getting a job in the NFL. He’s good enough, but he is too much of a lightning rod to hire. Some like it, some don’t. At this point the folks who wanted to run him out of the league have it their way, he’s gone. He isn’t coming back. The only thing left of him is his name on the lips of those in the league that supported him.

  8. Maybe good enough to be a backup qb. Other than that, a back up qb is like a starting a punter, if you’re controversial if you are a distraction, then you’re not worth it and you’re easily replaceable.

  9. rjg427 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:53 am
    There apparently is an outbreak of amnesia going around. Are you all forgetting that this is a man that was benched for Blaine Gabbert….BLAINE friggin GABBERT!!! and that was way before he ever took a knee..C’mon people!
    ___________________________________________________

    It seems that you are the one with some amnesia. Do you not remember that Kap was recovering from multiple off season surgeries and wasn’t ready for the season? He wasn’t able to work out and be in football shape because of the beating he took on the field for his team the previous year. Yeah, he played on one of the worst teams in the league. $:1 TD/INT ratio is still good enough to be in this league. Jay Cutler, Matt Moore, Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Joe Webb, Ryan Mallet, Kevin Hogan, Cody Kessler, Landry Jones, Tom Savage, Jacoby Brissett, Scott Tolzein, Blake Bortles, Chad Henne, Ryan Nassib, Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, Tyler Bray, Kellen Clemmens, Cordale Jones, Kellen Moore, Geno Smith, Nick Foles, Colt McCoy, Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, Jake Rudock, Brett Hundley, Case Keenum, Matt Schaub, Derek Anderson, Chase Daniel, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, Sean Mannion, Brandon Allen, Brian Hoyer, and Austin Davis. How many of those 42 QBs how many are actually better than Kap? Three, four, maybe five? There are 83 QBs on active rosters right now. Get over your personal opinion of the guy and realize he IS good enough to be in the NFL and that their are non-football related factors being considered, none of which are illegal or harmful. Seattle, Baltimore, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Oakland, and Carolina specifically are all foolish to not sign him.

  10. This clown wore a Fidel Castro shirt. Why is there no outcry for those people who much more recently, were far more oppressed.

    At what point will people realize that this goes beyond kneeling.

  11. Everyone wants to say its not fair that Kaepernick doesn’t have a job despite his “ability” and blames it on the kneeling. Lots of guys have knelt and are employed. Kaepernick took it too far with his pig socks and Castro T shirts. He took it way past raising awareness and right on to raising a middle finger with his actions. He made himself toxic. Don’t blame the teams, the owners or the slappys that don’t have half his ability. He brought it on himself.

  12. Owners don’t want to sign him because they feel Kapernick is a distraction. They feel the distraction outweighs the production he would have on the football field. It’s that simple!!!!!!!!

  13. Totally forgot about that first clip of Weeden ‘being run over by a flag.’ That was hilarious. Well done

  14. This entire thing needs to just go away… the NFL is trying to sell this illusion that they are the fairest thing out there….. we all know that’s BS. He isn’t playing because he’s NOT A GOOD PLAYER, END OF STORY. Has nothing to do with the ‘taking a knee’… he KNEW he was about to become a nobody he created this frenzy himself to stay in the spotlight… or he knew he was done. He’s done. Move on.

  15. Mediocre QBs don’t deserve jobs in the NFL, and if Cap really wanted to play, the CFL would be a great option. When he interjected politics into the anthem, it not only disrespected the country, but alienated the overwhelming number of reasonable people who are also NFL fans.

    People without a political agenda know the police generally do a great job, and the cases of authentic misconduct are small.

  16. WAS…was a good enough player to play in the the league. Teams prefer backups without baggage. His ability isn’t good enough to overcome the baggage that comes with him.

  17. I have worked with many people in my life. I started working back in 1998, so in my 20 years of work (mostly in different leadership roles), i have worked with many different people of all races, backgrounds, and education levels. I have worked with many people that had the talent and the ability to do a job but for whatever reason, be it their personal life, inability to get along with others or any the way they carried themselves all ended up leading to them no longer working the job. I get that for NFL players, they haven’t experienced the real world that 90% of working people get to see this live and in action. Personally, I think he is below average QB that did well only because the offense he was running was “new” to the NFL, after it was figured out he wasn’t good anymore, look at RG3 same skill set, and also out of the league. Only difference between the two is RG3 only has 1 good knee.

  18. Dumb Jock! I am qualified for a whole bunch of stuff, does not mean I get a job!.This is the world they live in…when does good enough or qualified ever have anything to do with getting a job in the real world?

    The other issue is worth, maybe no one wants to pay what he wants and he will not take best offer.

    Question: What is something worth?
    Answer: Whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Clearly they do not see the value in him!!
    PS. Brandon, shut up and play football!!

  19. Seems like all the commenters are missing something. Kaepernick started this whole kneel during the national anthem thing. Even though he says he wouldn’t do it if he was on a team now the fact remains he’s not on a team. I can’t imagine any team south of the Mason-Dixon Line employing him. Weeden is getting a pass because he “saw the Light” about protesting and he’s white. If Kaepernick ever plays again it will probably be in some politically correct city like Seattle. Time will tell.

  20. The ability that matters most to NFL owners is profitability. Between the pig socks, hate tweets, Castro loving, whack

  21. The ability that matters most to NFL owners is profitability. Between his pig socks, hate tweets, Castro loving, whack job girlfriend and dilettantism even if he didn’t need an offense crafted to his skill set he has done more than enough to show owners the juice wouldn’t be worth the squeeze it would put on their bottom line.

  22. I’ve been a Kaepernick supporter from day one, and I am not afraid to admit it. But this is ridiculous. This not a situation where he should have been considered. The Titans aren’t looking for a QB to come in and play- they are looking for a QB to carry Matt Cassel’s clipboard until Mariota comes back and Cassel can go back to holding it himself. Weeden won’t sniff the field unless Cassel also gets hurt. When Mariota comes back, Cassel goes back to the bench and Weeden goes back to selling Buicks, or whatever he was doing.

    Bringing Kaepernick into an unfamiliar system when all you plan to do is use him as a stopgap and then cut him when the starter came back doesn’t make any sense.

  23. This article is proof positive what’s in store for any team that does sign Kaepernick.
    Everything will be about him. When is he playing? Why isn’t he playing? Why did you bench him? Every player will be asked….what do you think about CK? His platform? Will you be kneeling with him? Do you think he should be playing?
    On and On and On.
    Who wants that headache regardless of the politics?
    The team is more than one player…and any team who signs him becomes Team CK.
    It’s a distraction. And distractions ruin locker rooms.

  24. rjg427 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:53 am
    There apparently is an outbreak of amnesia going around. Are you all forgetting that this is a man that was benched for Blaine Gabbert….BLAINE friggin GABBERT!!! and that was way before he ever took a knee..C’mon people!
    ===

    Let’s test your memory. Do you remember that Gabbert was then benched in favor or Kaepernick and that Kaep went on to throw 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions? I don’t blame you if you don’t remember- it was 9 months ago.

  25. He must have been talking to defensive players. They are obviously lying to him. they just want some easy picks, and easy afternoon of chasing over and underthrown balls.

  26. People still ignore the cops as pigs socks and Castro t-shirt. If this was all about his protest, why wouldn’t teams be cutting all the protesting players? He’s just not that good and I don’t even think he really still wants to play anyway.

  27. The ability that matters most to NFL owners is profitability. Between the pig socks, hate tweets, Castro loving, whack

    ===============

    His jersey is still like mids 20s on most sold. So he would still bring money to the team.

  28. “Players know Colin Kaepernick is good enough to play”

    Different people will say the same thing about 1000 other guys…but they are all out of the league for good also.

  29. “I think us as players, we all kind of firmly believe that he’s a good enough player to play in this league. Me, myself, I feel like I have the ability to play in this league as well.”
    ________

    I was with you for a second there but then you clearly demonstrated that you’re not very good at talent evaluation.

  30. For the millionth time: Colin Kaepernick and his Muslim activist gf Nessa slammed the door shut on Kaepernick’s career when they decided to post a picture that referred to Ravens owner Steve Biscotti as a slave owner. The Ravens were literally drawing up a contract for Kaep when the picture was posted. That proved that Kaep didn’t care about football or he can’t keep his gf in check. Either way, he’s not worth the trouble to any team. Kaepernick has nobody to blame but himself for his situaion.

  31. Gee really? We all thought he just took a team to a super bowl, and then back to the NFC Championship his first two years in the league because he was a bad QB. Yeah, that makes sense. And we also know QBs get much better with a few years experience, so he’s better now than he was when he was a championship QB. We’re not racist. I promise.

  32. Kaepernick has only 2 wins out of his last 25 starts. It’s very difficult to get a job in the NFL as a QB with that resume. Plus he needs to know when to stand and when to kneel.

    I STAND for the flag and I KNEEL for the cross Mr. Kaepernick… if you’re looking for suggestions.

  33. rjg427 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:53 am
    There apparently is an outbreak of amnesia going around. Are you all forgetting that this is a man that was benched for Blaine Gabbert….BLAINE friggin GABBERT!!! and that was way before he ever took a knee..C’mon people!

    ———-

    That is precisely WHY he took a knee….

  34. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    October 5, 2017 at 10:03 am
    rjg427 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:53 am
    There apparently is an outbreak of amnesia going around. Are you all forgetting that this is a man that was benched for Blaine Gabbert….BLAINE friggin GABBERT!!! and that was way before he ever took a knee..C’mon people!
    ===

    Let’s test your memory. Do you remember that Gabbert was then benched in favor or Kaepernick and that Kaep went on to throw 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions? I don’t blame you if you don’t remember- it was 9 months ago.

    ————-

    Do you remember how many games Kaep won during that time?

  35. marthisdil says:
    October 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

    He was a major impetus to why the NFLs ratings have taken a tumble.
    ——————–

    Wrong. That lies squarely on the shoulders of the media.

  36. nhpats says:
    October 5, 2017 at 11:07 am
    lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    October 5, 2017 at 10:03 am
    rjg427 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:53 am
    There apparently is an outbreak of amnesia going around. Are you all forgetting that this is a man that was benched for Blaine Gabbert….BLAINE friggin GABBERT!!! and that was way before he ever took a knee..C’mon people!
    ===

    Let’s test your memory. Do you remember that Gabbert was then benched in favor or Kaepernick and that Kaep went on to throw 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions? I don’t blame you if you don’t remember- it was 9 months ago.

    ————-

    Do you remember how many games Kaep won during that time?
    ———

    Do you remember how many Gabbert (who has a job) won? Or how many the 49ers have won since he left?

  37. I would just like to thank the 49ers for screwing over Blaine Gabbert who will replace the Stone Mope (Carson Palmer) The only problem here is that it won’t happen fast enough. The Titians should have traded for Drew Stanton.

  38. objectivefootballfan says:
    October 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Owners don’t want to sign him because they feel Kapernick is a distraction. They feel the distraction outweighs the production he would have on the football field. It’s that simple!!!!!!!!
    ———————

    He had success under Harbaugh, and when York and Baalke decided they didn’t like winning, they fired Harbaugh, and the team imploded. I can’t think of many quarterbacks that would have had success under those conditions, with Tomsula or Kelly as head coach. Somewhere in there he also was injured.

  39. nhpats says:
    October 5, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Do you remember how many games Kaep won during that time?
    —————

    How many games would any quarterback have won leading that disaster of a team?

    Not many, if any.

  40. I just don’t get it why people don’t understand the NFL teams do not want any kind of circus surrounding their teams. On this site alone we had the sign Michael Sam stories, the Tim Tebow stories, the endless Manziel stuff, and now the every five minute mention of Kaepernick. They just don’t want the circus that will surround the team and distract them. The media who is endlessly putting out stories about signing him isn’t helping matters either.

    I also guarantee you that there is way more to this whole thing behind the scenes that we know.

  41. usedjock says:
    October 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I just don’t get it why people don’t understand the NFL teams do not want any kind of circus surrounding their teams.
    ——————-

    You must be one of the bozos that is boycotting the NFL, because right now, there is a circus every weekend.

  42. These reporters in the media need to get over it, he’s black balled from the league and finished. I’m convinced these general managers just read these stories or people in the media complaining and have a laugh over it.

  43. Owners are employers. Employers can hire or not hire whomever they want for whatever reason, that’s it. Too much baggage for a backup so why hire him, because you in the press with the incessant bleating will never let it go. Freedom of choice, employers have that freedom also.

  44. Why do you assume Kap wants to be 3rd string QB? You are banging the drum for someone who won’t speak for himself. Why are you volunteering to be be his mouthpiece?

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