Accuracy in Media

Former football executive Mike Lombardi was on The Ringer’s podcast, “GM Street,” and spoke about his take on why quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned and unemployed. It was not due to his protests of the national anthem for the sake of racial persecution, but Kaepernick’s lack of respect within a locker room among his teammates and accuracy as a quarterback.

As much as the activist and liberal journalists may say it, Kaepernick’s national anthem protest is not solely to blame for him being unemployed as of right now. Here’s a part of what Lombardi said about Kaepernick on the podcast:

He can’t live on his arm. His accuracy is horrendous, OK? Horrendous. When he has to thrown the ball further than 10 yards down the field, his numbers shrink below 50 percent. He’s bad between 10 and 20 yards. The guy is not a very good quarterback. He has to run a certain system, which he did his first few years, [and] threaten with his feet. Now, when he has to play quarterback because he’s not running anymore, he’s looking for a job. … I think really when you look at this player and you study him, the system of offense that he wants to run has to involve his feet. He doesn’t make enough throws with his arm.

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  • Working woman

    It continues to completely dumbfound me how people in the public eye think that their actions/believes will change others actions or beliefs just because of who they are. The only thing I thing Mr. Kaepernick has done for himself is allowed his person beliefs to put himself out of a job. Bottom line Mr. Kaepernick, you like I have a boss and like all bosses it is expected of us as employees to perform the job duties we are paid for, they don’t pay us to air our person beliefs while we are on their dime. And as for the pig socks, shame on you. Apparently you haven’t had any raising.

  • Joseph L

    Yea it’s really such a shame he decided to voice his personal opinions and express himself freely like the first amendment allows. And it’s such a shame he’s only made $40 million in his NFL career. How is he ever going to live with himself on such a paltry sum of money?

  • Opentotalk

    Wrong! The only thing Kaepernick has done for himself is nothing. What he has done for the rest of us is force us to consider stuff we want to hide under the rug. There is a female cop who has been charged with the murder of Terrance Crutcher in Oklahoma right now. He had catastrophic engine failure on a freeway during a trip between church and school. Two very good places for good people to be traveling to or from. Now he’s dead. He needed assistance to get off the freeway – not scared officers with itchy trigger fingers pointing weapons at him. Even if you have a predisposition to suspecting large black men of being up to something you can use the standard bull horn all police vehicles have and ask “what’s the problem” before jumping out of the police cars with guns drawn. There is no reasonable excuse for this man to be dead because his SUV’s engine failed. Kaep’s protests had already started and so had the national conversation when this happened. If not for Kaep maybe that one doesn’t get national scrutiny and everyone just goes home with no justice for Mr. Crutcher’s family. Football or no football. Kaep has already made a difference.

  • JD

    McDonald’s in Africa is hiring. Maybe they can hire him on as a non-team member and he can be the kneeling fry guy.