Colin Kaepernick worked out for the Raiders Wednesday. I’m pulling for him. Why wouldn’t I? What exactly was his egregious and eternally unforgivable offense? Caring enough about this country to try to make it better?
He’s very much a longshot to make it back to the NFL, IMO. He hasn’t played football in six years and his handful of public workouts have been ragged. But the Raiders represent his best chance. The Davis family has always been involved in social justice movements and been willing and even eager to help underdogs. The other 31 teams are going to figure that signing Kaepernick as a backup QB is just not worth the large and inevitable backlash. Mark Davis won’t care. Let’s see what happens.
Nick Saban has no reason to be afraid of Jimbo. That’s a standoff that will remain a standoff. Mutually assured destruction. Neither one of them is going to do anything. But you know who Saban should genuinely fear?
Deion Sanders. Prime Time has the ability, the strategic intellect and the motivation to jack Nicky up big-time.
Similarly, The Jolly Roger has to be more than a little nervous. A court ruled yesterday that Jon Gruden’s suit against the NFL can proceed. Grudes is not going to settle. And he knows where bodies are buried and dirty laundry is stowed. Goodell is going to have Rolaids for dessert for the foreseeable future.