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Sport Fair or not, we know why Colin Kaepernick didn't get NFL offers immediately after workout

03:35  19 november  2019
03:35  19 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

  Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

This past weekend, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick held a public workout in Atlanta to showcase his skills on the field in hopes of making a return to the league . Harper's Bazaar. Fair or not , we know why Colin Kaepernick didn ' t get NFL offers immediately after workout .

Colin Kaepernick will NOT have his NFL workout at the Atlanta Falcons facility at 12 PM PT as planned but it will go down at a separate location. According to Colin 's reps, the NFL refused to allow media to observe the workout , which didn ' t jive with Kap. Also, Kap's team claims the NFL wanted

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a close up of Colin Kaepernick smiling for the camera: Colin Kaepernick worked out for eight teams on Saturday at an Atlanta-area high school. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Colin Kaepernick worked out for eight teams on Saturday at an Atlanta-area high school. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

In every employment situation, the employee’s talents or productivity (whether proven or merely perceived by management) must outweigh their liabilities (whether proven or merely perceived by management).

If not, they aren’t employees anymore. Or never became one in the first place.

It could be salary. It could be demeanor. It could be nearly anything, employers can value different things. There is always a sliding scale.

Cowboys to be among NFL teams in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout

  Cowboys to be among NFL teams in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout Despite owner Jerry Jones' stance of mandating players stand for the anthem, the Cowboys will be in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout.Although Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would not confirm it during a briefing with local reporters, a person with knowledge of the team’s plans told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that the team will have a representative at the workout and interview, which will be conducted at the Falcons’ headquarters. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the team's intentions.

Colin Kaepernick sent a clear message to the NFL and its owners following his workout on “… Mr. Kaepernick simply asks for a transparent and open process which is why a new location has Colin Kaepernick Looking for First NFL Opportunity Since 2017. Kaepernick recorded 58 starts during his

real workout . Colin Kaepernick speaks:'I've been ready for three years, I've been denied for three years'. And when it was over, after spending nearly half an hour signing autographs and thanking his supporters, Kaepernick delivered a searing indictment of the NFL , which has wanted no part of him

If you’re the best at the company and worked without incident for a decade, you can probably show up late one morning and not get fired. If you’re the worst and have attitude problems, among other things, then you might be gone.

And so we come to Colin Kaepernick, his bizarre in all ways workout on Saturday and the apparent disinterest of the NFL in bringing him back into the fold.

At the heart of everything is the NFL’s perceived talent/liability scale of him. The wrong way to view Kaepernick’s employment hopes is to ask if he is a better on-field quarterback than the worst quarterback in the league, be it as a starter or a backup.

That isn’t the equation. It’s whether the NFL thinks his talents (and thus production) outweighs what it considers to be his problems.

NFL Players Association's DeMaurice Smith expects Colin Kaepernick to be signed by NFL team

  NFL Players Association's DeMaurice Smith expects Colin Kaepernick to be signed by NFL team NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said he would be "stunned" if Colin Kaepernick wasn't signed after his workout.“I would be stunned if he didn’t get signed because he’s good enough to play anywhere in the league,” Smith, the NFLPA’s executive director, said in a text message to USA TODAY Sports.

- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an

The NFL tried to dictate the when, where and how of Colin Kaepernick 's workout Saturday. When the former 49ers quarterback wouldn' t agree to the league 's terms, the NFL released a statement. Kaepernick currently is working out at a high school in Atlanta rather than the Falcons training facility.

Patrick Mahomes could begin kneeling for the national anthem and he’d remain the starter. Kaepernick can’t.

And Saturday likely didn’t change a thing.

That isn’t to say the NFL is correct in its assessment of his problems. It’s worth noting that kneeling for the anthem violated no NFL rules (it would have in the NBA or MLB). Yet it’s the league’s assessment.

Kaepernick had two chances to tip the scales in his favor Saturday, when the NFL invited him to a strange tryout of sorts for teams after over two and a half seasons out of the league.

One was to improve the perception of his talent. The other was to decrease the perception of his liabilities.

It doesn’t appear it went well. Twenty-five teams showed up at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility to watch him throw. Kaepernick, however, was understandably distrustful of the NFL. The session was put together hastily and Kaepernick had previously sued, and then reached a settlement, with the NFL.

Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout

  Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout Additionally, a number of teams have contact Kaepernick’s to preemptively apologize for not being in attendance this weekend, noting they were confused by the timing of the workout. NFL executives weren’t the only ones caught off guard by the planned audition — Kaepernick himself didn’t even know about the workout until the league informed him of it, as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. The NFL hasn’t given any indication as to why it’s holding a tryout for Kaepernick at this time, but the league wouldn’t budge on a date, time or what will happen at the workout.

“ After scrapping NFL workout for his own, Colin Kaepernick speaks: 'I've been ready for three “ Why come Kaepernick workout on a Saturday when no NFL GMs or head coaches can attend?” “The NFL did punish him, he has not played in a while because of how he went about it protesting

The NFL ’s decision to organize a private workout for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta is not what it looks like on the surface. The NFL has basically told Kaepernick to take it or leave it, creating for the league a no-lose situation no matter how Saturday plays out .

It played into his decision to move the workout to a high school some 60 miles away. Only eight clubs made it there and just six watched him throw.

It’s clear that moving the workout alone was enough to turn off the majority of teams.

It appears Kaepernick never believed he was getting a fair shake from the league, and that is his right and there is plenty of reason for his suspicion. It is also his right is to apply for the job in any way that he wants.

He has to deal with that decision.

Kaepernick wanted to do it his way. The NFL wanted to do it its way.

The golden rule? The people with the gold, rule. In this case, the NFL is under no obligation to employ Colin Kaepernick and it’s clear by the reaction of NFL-types that they viewed Kaepernick’s negatives as too burdensome for his talent to overcome.

“If I was still coaching, my big question would be, Colin Kaepernick is a good quarterback,” former Super Bowl winner Tony Dungy said on NBC. “He’s a good athlete. I know he can throw the ball. I know he is one of the top 100 quarterbacks playing. But what I don’t know is how badly he wants to play. And that didn’t get answered.”

Hue Jackson will run Colin Kaepernick's passing drills, 11 teams have said they'll attend

  Hue Jackson will run Colin Kaepernick's passing drills, 11 teams have said they'll attend Hue Jackson will run Colin Kaepernick's passing drills, 11 teams have said they'll attendHue Jackson, the former Cleveland Browns coach who went 3-36-1 before being fired during last season, will run Colin Kaepernick’s unusual private workout Saturday in Atlanta. The NFL announced that, and added that fellow former NFL coach Joe Philbin will also be in attendance.

Colin Kaepernick , shown here in 2017, was scheduled to work out Saturday for NFL teams. Representatives for quarterback Colin Kaepernick moved and rescheduled his workout for NFL teams Saturday after disagreements persisted with the league over the details of his audition.

Colin Kaepernick has not thrown a pass in the NFL since the 2016 season and, nearly three years after appearing against the Seattle Seahawks in the final week of the season, his standing in the league and teams’ interest in the quarterback doesn’ t appear to have changed even despite his

Dungy is generally indicative of the conservative and cautious nature of the NFL, and his words are being repeated in private.

Again, fair or not, that’s reality and Kaepernick didn’t alter that. In any job interview, the potential employee has to set out to answer questions about the weakest part of their resume – a lack of experience, a lack of education, whatever.

Kaepernick didn’t get that done. Physically, Kaepernick looked good, but it was a workout against air. He’s certainly in great shape, even at 32, but that’s the bare minimum for the NFL.

He didn’t look good enough that he got people to stop wondering if he ever wanted to play.

Kaepernick’s refusal to bend will further endear himself to some people. And it will further infuriate others. That’s his choice and their choice as well. Per usual these days, everyone’s base was well-served in this. A middle ground was not.

Meanwhile both the NFL and Colin Kaepernick spin on, without each other.

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7 Teams That Attended Colin Kaepernick Workout on Saturday Revealed .
Colin Kaepernick's push to get back into the NFL's good graces took another interesting turn after his workout in front of team officials. While there was much less of an NFL presence after Kaepernick changed the location of the workout, seven NFL teams still managed to get a set of eyes on the former 49ers superstar. Today’s NFL wire listed seven teams as having attended Colin Kaepernick’s workout on Saturday, per source. The seven: Detroit,While there was much less of an NFL presence after Kaepernick changed the location of the workout, seven NFL teams still managed to get a set of eyes on the former 49ers superstar.

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