Colin Kaepernick raised eyebrows, then quickly garnered support, for his NFL workout this weekend. Initially, it was thought he was sabotaging himself by moving the location of his workout, but it’s the NFL that’s looking extra funny in the light.
According to TMZ, Kaepernick’s team has already turned around footage of his workout and sent it to all 32 NFL squads.
Reaction to the workout was generally positive, with one scout saying his arm strength is “elite.” Nevertheless, there are doubters, like Stephen A. Smith.
However, word has gone out about the waiver the NFL wanted Kap to sign while the workout was originally supposed to be private. Plenty of credible people there’s no way he should have signed such a document.
So now his decision to curve the NFL’s planned workout at the Atlanta Falcons’ training facility to instead have it at local high school (Southern Crescent Stadium at Charles R. Drew High School) is looking like a smart move. Also, ish is very real when Max Kellerman dismantles Stephen A. Smith’s hot take.
Check out reactions to Kap’s finesse move below.
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1. Stephen A. Smith still at it…
The fact that Colin Kaepernick didn't show up to his original workout location eradicates his points altogether. pic.twitter.com/ROYderTuPw— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 18, 2019
2. Even Max Kellerman sees the jig…
Max Kellerman responds to Stephen A Smith criticizing Colin Kaepernick wearing a Kunta Kinte T-shirt to workout " Who cares if he's wearing a Kunta Kinte T-shirt, isn't the original sin of this country slavery? Is that the reason that 31 of the 32 owners are white? Yes, of course pic.twitter.com/HBbLuN4Ug6— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 18, 2019
Also understand all 32 NFL teams have had three years to contact Colin Kaepernick about a workout. That some of them are pump-faking like the schedule change was a determining factor is a lie. They were never serious in the first place. https://t.co/IJxLLKjb3r— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 18, 2019
6. Who hurt this guy?
I hope an NFL team signs Kaepernick just so it will prove that he has no desire to play the game. He will just find more excuses to be a victim and martyr.— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) November 17, 2019
Non-sports fan Howard Stern summing up the Colin Kaepernick situation: "This guy got in trouble because he took a knee. Can you imagine? Who cares? Let him take all the knees he wants and let him play. Who gives a shit?"— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) November 18, 2019
All this Kaepernick shit is wack! NFL wants to control the narrative and Kaep playing chess♟with these people. Once again i support Kaep on da waiver situation. To witness all this,seeing a man who wants to play football and seeing a franchise shoot bullets at it.Disappointed!— PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) November 18, 2019
View on Kaepernick workout doesn't have to be one-sided. Can believe (1) the NFL was draconian in demanding their rules, their facility, their injury waiver, etc, but also that (2) Kap, with no teams offering workouts for 3 years, should probably take what he can get. Reality.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) November 18, 2019
Once again, the conversation surrounding @Kaepernick7 is being highjacked & the waters are being muddied. I tried to take a few minutes to set the record straight this morning. Similar to the piece I did 2 years ago, I truly believe this is worth your time. pic.twitter.com/eoXdwNaDq5— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 18, 2019
NFL teams had three years to give Kaepernick a chance to play. But y’all are on this app saying he blew his opportunity for not acquiescing to the NFL’s random as hell workout where they control all the elements?— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) November 18, 2019
This was the NFL saving face, not Kaepernick getting a chance.
I really don’t know what Kaepernick has done to some of y’all to make you so angry towards him. His protests weren’t a big deal until they made it about the flag. How was he supposed to handle being blacklisted? Silently? He’s supposed to be quiet about losing his job?— (((RuggedAmethyst))) (@GrooveSDC) November 18, 2019