Horrible NFL Ratings Are Chickens Coming Home To Roost

At this point, with the quality of quarterback play in the NFL, it’s both laughable and absurd that Colin Kapernick remains unemployed. There’s no denying the dearth of quality signal callers in the league, and to suggest that Kap is worse than every starter and backup suiting up right now is the dictionary definition of Fake News.

There’s no immersive statistical analysis needed here to uncover the sea of ever-increasing mediocrity lining up under center. Guys like Tom Savage, Blake Bortles, Josh McCown, Mike Glennon and Jared Goff are no one’s idea of what at least a serviceable NFL QB should look like. And they’re starters.

Things have gotten so bad that fans are beginning to talk about the glory days of Jim Drunkenmiller!

Speaking of Bortles, whose play has been worse than Wyclef’s Ecleftic album, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to add another quarterback to their roster because of how atrocious he’s looked. And thus, we can now add Ryan Nassib, who will serve as the understudy to dud backup Chad Henne, to that unremarkable, growing list of undistinguished, forgettable QB’s that were offered jobs ahead of Kaepernick. 

Jay Cutler over Colin Kaepernick in Miami? Shannon thinks that’s ’embarrassing’ | UNDISPUTED

Should the Dolphins have picked Cutler over Kaepernick? Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss.

Adding Kap would be an upgrade for many teams, especially a squad like the Jaguars, who have some good young talent spread all over the field. With his unique skill set and demonstrated leadership, he’s the type of player that could tip the scales towards making them a playoff team.

But all of this, of course, is beating a dead horse. We all know what’s at play here, and why Kaepernick remains unemployed. 

I can’t recall many quarterbacks in the past 20 years or so that have been summarily dismissed because of – ahem, “his play” – after having the type of early career he’s had.

If you’re one of these meatheads out here who have an amnesia attack when it comes to his remarkable resume as a young player in San Francisco, his ability to change the complexion of a game with his feet and how good he actually played last year for a moribund team, there’s no degree of intelligence that will convince you that he deserves to be playing right now.

You think a squad like the Jets, who boast a depth chart of Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenburg, along with a few other teams with equally dismal talent, couldn’t benefit from having Kaep running the show?

Oh, that’s right, the man is “a distraction.” So much so that every one of his former coaches, on teams both good and bad, dismissed that nonsense in lauding his leadership.

You know it’s time to end this farce when Tom Brady comes out in support of him deserving a job. 

CBS News on Twitter

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says Colin Kaepernick deserves a spot on an NFL roster, admires him https://t.co/T57nS0O9Zu

If Jay Cutler can get a $10 million shot with the Dolphins after being cut by the Bears, there are no more excuses that hold water. 

And please spare me the argument that teams are worried about the effect on their bottom line, since their profits are heavily buoyed by a stream of fixed television revenue.

The headlines advancing some silly narrative about Kaepernick’s protest, which he said he will no longer continue, as the reason why the league’s TV ratings are plummeting are pure nonsense.

Fans have been flocking away from the game for years with the convergence of off-the-field player violence, the CTE epidemic and how the league initially discredited the medical conclusions, and its willingness to create drug addicts and destroy the later lives of their labor force through narcotics and painkillers to keep the turnstiles and TV money humming.

Let’s start there, along with consumers cutting the chord on their traditional cable television viewing habits. The bottom line is that NFL has lost its grip. And it has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick. 

The majority of the quarterbacks, along with the quality of overall offense is terrible right now. No one trusts commissioner Roger Goodell, fans are gaining a conscience around the game’s irrefutable destruction of players’ brains and are tiring of criminals and woman-beaters getting the benefit of the doubt over a deserving player that simply took advantage of his first amendment rights to shed some light on societal inequities.

Me, myself, personally, the scales also tipped years ago when every other commercial screamed, “For an erection lasting more than four hours…” while I tried in vain to explain why Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu were so incredible to my daughters.

The NFL doesn’t have a Colin Kaepernick problem. More and more people are beginning to recognize that anyone with the capacity to think and see beyond the final score has an NFL problem. 

jalen. on Twitter

RT @SplashyStacks: White people after they hear Aaron Rodgers supports Colin Kaepernick https://t.co/kMLezjGjs1

And even the staunchest team supporter and Kap hater will freely admit, under some truth serum, that player protests aren’t keeping their eyeballs away from the games. Their atrocious offense and terrible quarterbacks are. 

And for the more sophisticated and conscientious among us who study to confluence of sports in society, and the larger determining factors at play here, people are growing tired of the league and what it truly stands for on a disturbing number of fronts.

In this day and age of alternative facts, Kaepernick is merely a convenient scapegoat for what the NFL won’t ever admit. 

We’re getting a more comprehensive view behind the curtain every day. And like what Dorothy an’nem saw when they unmasked the bootleg Atlantic City politician Herman Smith, who was masquerading as the great and powerful Oz, what they thought was the truth was actually a fraud that the likes of Bernie Madoff could be proud of. 


Related Articles


  1. Fantastic post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!

  2. I intended to post you this very little word to finally say thanks again with your breathtaking pointers you’ve shared on this site. This has been really pretty generous with people like you to make publicly just what some people might have offered for sale as an ebook to get some profit on their own, particularly given that you could possibly have tried it in case you wanted. These suggestions also served to provide a fantastic way to fully grasp that some people have the same dreams just like my own to learn more in respect of this condition. I’m sure there are a lot more pleasurable periods up front for individuals who browse through your website.

  3. Thank you for another informative web site. Where else may just I am getting that type of information written in such an ideal way? I have a venture that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such info.

  4. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have truly loved browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing for your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  5. I will right away seize your rss as I can not to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please permit me know so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  6. Needed to compose you that little word to thank you so much once again for these marvelous secrets you have discussed above. This is simply surprisingly generous of people like you to grant easily just what a number of people could have marketed for an e book to get some bucks on their own, chiefly considering the fact that you might have tried it if you ever desired. The inspiring ideas additionally worked as a great way to know that most people have similar desire similar to mine to realize many more in terms of this problem. I know there are millions of more pleasant occasions ahead for individuals who looked over your site.

  7. Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

  8. I in addition to my guys were actually taking note of the nice points on the website while quickly I had an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the blog owner for them. These boys were definitely so excited to learn them and have very much been making the most of those things. Appreciate your indeed being indeed kind as well as for having certain remarkable things millions of individuals are really eager to learn about. My sincere apologies for not expressing gratitude to sooner.

  9. I do not even know how I ended up right here, however I believed this put up was once good. I do not recognise who you’re however certainly you’re going to a well-known blogger for those who are not already 😉 Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker