BLACKLISTED, NOT BLACKBALLED, PT I

BLACKLISTED, NOT BLACKBALLED, PT I

By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in- Chief

BASN

 

PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM)  Before I carry on, let’s consider what we already know:

These are the career records of every current starting and backup quarterback in the No Head/No Backstage Pass World of the NFL as of the end the 2016 season.

Say what you want about Colin Kaepernick and the screw job they are putting on him; let’s put all the sabermetrics muthafuckas in check and present the facts:

We will begin with Kaepernick’s last place of employment, the San Francisco 49ers -and their division  – the NFC West of the National Football Conference…

(all stats courtesy of Pro-Football Reference.com)

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10 – 5-1)

Gen. Russell Wilson (56-23-1, 127 TD, 45 INTs, 99.6 passer rating, 8-4 playoffs, 2 SB appearances, one championship ring); Trevone Boykin (inc)

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS  (7-8-1)

Carson Palmer (89-84-1, 280 TDs, 180 INTs, 88 passer rating, 1-3 playoffs), Drew Stanton 8-5, 5 TD, 9 INT, 63.1 rating

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-12)

Jared Goff (0-7, 5TD, 7 INT, 63.6 rating; Sean Mannion (inc)

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-14)

Blaine Gabbert (9-31, 38 TDs, 37 INTs, 80.2 rating); Gen. Colin Kaepernick (28 -30, 72 TD, 30 INT, 88.9 rating, 4-2 playoffs, one SB appearance); Brian Hoyer (16-15, 44TD 26 INT, 84.8 rating, 0-1 playoffs)

 

NFC SOUTH:

 

ATLANTA FALCONS (11-5)

Matt Ryan (85 – 57, 240 TD, 90 INT, 93.6 rating, 3-5 playoffs, one SB appearance) Matt. Schaub 47-45, 133 TD, 90 INT, 89.1 rating, 1-1 (starter)

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (9-7)

Jameis Winston (15-17, 50 TD, 33 INT, 85.2 rating) Mike Glennon, 5-13, 30 TD, 15 INT, 84.6 rating)

 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-8-1)

Drew Brees 131-101, 465 TD, 220 INT, 96.3 rating, 6-5 playoffs, one SB appearance, one championship ring); Luke McCown (2-8, 9 TD, 15 INT, 71.3 rating)

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-10)

Gen. Cam Newton (51-40, 136 TD, 78 INT, 86.1 rating, 3-3 playoffs, one SB appearance) Derek Anderson 20-27, 60 TD, 60 INT, 65.9 rating)

 

NFC NORTH 

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-6)

Aaron Rodgers (90 -45, 277 TD, 93 INT, 104.1 rating, 9-7 playoffs two SB appearances, two rings); Brett Hundley (inc)

 

DETROIT LIONS (9-7)

Matthew Stafford (51-58, 187 TD, 108 INT, 86.8 rating, 0-3 playoffs) J. Rudock (inc)

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-8)

Sam Bradford (32-45, 98 TD, 57 INT, 84.5 rating), Shaun Hill 17-18, 49 TD, 30 INT, 84.9) Gen .Teddy Bridgewater (17-11, 28 TD, 21 INT, 87.0 rating 0-1 playoffs)

 

CHICAGO BEARS (3-13)

Jay Cutler 68-71, 208 TD, 146 INT, 85.7 rating, 1-1 playoffs); Matt Barkley (1-5, 8 TD, 18 TD, 63.7 rating)

 

NFC EAST 

 

DALLAS COWBOYS (13-3)

Gen. Rayne Dakota Prescott (23TD, 4 INT, 104.9 rating, 0-1 playoffs) Tony Romo, 78 – 49, 248 TD, 117 INT, 97.1 rating, 2-4 playoffs)

 

NEW YORK GIANTS (11-5)

Eli Manning (108 – 91, 320 TD, 215 INT, 83.7 rating); 8-4 playoffs, two SB appearances, two rings) Ryan Nassib (inc)

 

WASHINGTON’S TEAM  (8-7-1) (we didn’t play that at BASN and we damn sure don’t play that shit here at BASN NEWSROOM, either)

Kirk Cousins (19-21, 72 TD, 42 INT, 93.6 rating, 0-1 playoffs); Colt McCoy (7-18, 26 TD 23 INT, 78.9 rating)

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-9)

Carson Wentz (7-9, 16 TD, 14 INT, 79.3 rating); Chase Daniel (1-1, 1 TD, 1 INT, 81.1 rating)

 

So from this premise alone we already know something’s fucked up…

 

Of the NFC QBs listed, only 11 have a playoff pedigree; and of those, only Eli Manning and Russell Wilson have equal or higher post – season win percentages than Kaepernick…

 

Only eight of them have winning records as a starter, with many high-priced, overrated Dead Roach scrubs taking up space primarily because of their complexion (Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Jay Cutler, Carson Palmer and Kirk Cousins among them)

 

Also out of this group only Wilson, Brees, Rodgers, Manning, Newton and Kaepernick have started in a Super Bowl…

 

Kaepernick’s former teammate, WR Torrey Smith, who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent, spoke the sentiments of what seems to be a groundswell among the rank and file:

“Colin Kaepernick is not currently employed. However, his skill set vastly exceeds others who were on the market.”

 

Smith’s new teammate, safety Malcolm Jenkins posted a series of Tweets on Tuesday calling out the league’s general managers for allegedly blackballing Kaepernick:

“Hhhhmmmmm… @nfl GM’s you can try to act like talent is the reason @Kaepernick7 isn’t employed …but we know the real reason.” 

 

 

Hall of Fame tight end and current sports talk host Shannon Sharpe has been proactive in delineating the heart of this situation; especially after putting Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas in check. In a recent interview, Thomas, when asked about the possibility of adding Kaepernick, said adding him would be “a distraction.”

 

Shannon was sharp in pointing out how Thomas didn’t say shit about QB bust and woman beater Johnny Manziel’s issues or that of WR Josh Gordon’s ongoing substance problems as being “distractions” – but a young man who refused to turn away from what he saw has the whole League Ass Over Teakettle…and a lot of sub-plots are brewing I write…

 

I said it forever – no one owes you a job – but if ‘best man plays’ is the mantra, how the FUCK can anyone at this point make a salient argument that there are 64 quarterbacks better than Colin Kaepernick?

 

to be continued…

always outnumbered – never outgunned.

michaelingram@blackathlete.com/basneditor@basnnewsroom.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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