Archive for November, 2018

Turnover Machine C.J. Beathard is out for the Thursday Night Football Game of the year contender 49ers/Raiders matchup, so the 1-6 Raiders will face 3rd string QB Nick Mullens tonight at Levi’s Stadium. Mullens might be the best college QB to ever play at Ole Miss and certainly the overall defensive production from Jon Gruden’s squad right now will be slightly lesser than the 3-4 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team from the prestigious Conference USA.

Recently signed Bills wide receiver Terrelle Pryor happens to have a higher career completion percentage and Passer rating than projected starter Nathan Peterman. Peterman has thrown eighty-one passes in the NFL (regular season) nine of which have been caught by a member of the other team. So he has an eleven percent chance to throw an interception whenever he throws the ball. I’m CONFIDENT the Bills have a chance to beat Chicago this Sunday.

In Miami, rookie passer Sam Darnold of the Jets will face off against Brock “the oz” Osweiler for the Dolphins. Osweiler has a sub-60 career completion percentage in an era where it’s easier than ever to throw the ball and whose level of play at Houston compelled the Texans organization to surrender additional draft picks to trade up for DeShaun Watson. Darnold, who certainly has a high ceiling in the NFL has in his rookie season thrown ten interceptions in eight games and accumulated a QBR rating of 35.4 (out of 100).

I can certainly understand people have strong feelings about racial/social inequality and the treatment of minorities in the U.S. today. For many people Colin Kaepernick represents the problem of a black man not being able to find employment because lesser qualified white men are given priority. I don’t know what it is like to be a minority, or an African-American in a primarily white country.

I do know that Colin Kaepernick performed at a high level between 2012 and 2014, and if that quarterback were on the free agent market he would be a steal for any team without top QB play. But that quarterback is no longer available. A quarterback who failed to eclipse a total QBR of 50 in his last two seasons of play is available. A Quarterback who failed to get more than a PFF rating of 50 in his last two season of NFL play is available. If Cam Newton started kneeling and vehemently denouncing police brutality, he would still have his job. Because Cam Newton can do his job well. Any time a QB throws an interception twitter demands explanations as to why Kaepernick remains unsigned. The Jaguars don’t improve by replacing their bad Quarterback with another bad Quarterback. They have to replace him with a good one.

NFL team ownership has been blamed for Colin’s unemployment in the NFL. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is himself an immigrant to the United States and is not some rich white guy/white supremacist who hates players kneeling for social justice. He wants his team to be good. And Colin’s not a guy who helps his team be good. So they haven’t signed Colin. Why they’ve continued to trust in Blake is baffling, but that’s for another time.

For the record, I don’t hate Kaepernick, I watched him lead my 49ers to a SuperBowl berth and a narrow loss to Baltimore. I feel I understand players kneel because they believe they are helping impoverished minorities get attention and resources they need to climb out of poverty and depression. Even if you disagree with his strategy, he’s not trying to harm anyone, he’s trying to help people at least from his perspective. But the notion that he should be forced into the NFL because Blake Bortles and Nathan Peterman are bad is not correct in my view. Those teams need to find ACTUAL good Quarterbacks. Not a different kind of bad Quarterback.

In the end I’m probably just an ignorant sack of shit who doesn’t know anything. Here is a highlight reel of Kyler Murray, the best QB in College Football, who is going to play Baseball because he doesn’t want his brain to turn into the pink slime they use to make Taco Bell meat.