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Is Kaepernick being TRUMP’D by NFL ?

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The Former college all American and NFC champion quarterback Colin Kaepernick faced major scrutiny for majority of last year and it’s carried over to 2017.

Never in the history of our great country have we allowed the leader of the free world to cyber bully Reporters, Musicians, and Athletes. Today this is what we’re witnessing President Donald Trump has taken sole credit for Kaepernick’s current state of unemployment, it seems the league has exiled the young star due to fear of Trump’s twitter raft. It’s hard to prove if these claims are legitimate but the bottom line is something is fishy here.

The fact that Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, and, Mike Glennon all have been signed none of these guys have the abilities or resume to come close to Kaepernick’s body of work.

Kap showed flashes of brilliance last year with a below average 49ers team and at 29 years old he’s still got plenty of football left in him. There are a handful of teams that have contacted the QB’s former coach Jim Harbaugh and he’s still an avid supporter and believes firmly in Kap.

“I think he’s an outstanding player” I think he’s a great competitor who’s proven it in games and has the ability to be not only an NFL starter but a great NFL player.” Harbaugh said on NBC’S “PFT Live”  earlier this week.

This is a player who has seen his position stripped and his character demeaned, it’s shocking to see a guy who gives so much back to the community have this amount of haters. When did we as U.S. citizens begin to knock people that stand up for their believes. Through it all Kap has held his head high and is attempting to just get back to playing football.

Last year a point was made and issues that needed addressing were brought to light through the simple act of taking a knee. President Trump used this act to fuel his campaign in a way, he was able to flip the script and make Kap seem somehow unpatriotic.

 

Although this is obviously not the sole reason but some voices around the NFL feel the potential backlash from media and fans outweigh Kap’s talent. Teams have grown to timid to sign him although several franchises desperately need an upgrade at QB.

The 2017 draft class isn’t exactly the most talented group of recent years and, in a league where unproven field generals can land millions based on a small sample size there should always be room on a roster for talent of his caliber

Eventually some team will stop fearing the twitter troll known as President Trump and take a shot on Kap. That franchise may face scrutiny but winning heals all and results on the field seem to make people forget about the irrelevant. We’ve seen all kinds of criminal acts committed by players and somehow they were forgiven and allowed to earn a living.

Can we be true Americans and forgive a young man who had the courage to lend his voice to those who aren’t being heard.

   

I'm a recent college graduate, I received my degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Journalism. I have six years of sports writing and broadcasting experience.

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Arizona Cardinals 2018 Season Preview

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Last year in the desert, the Arizona Cardinals were one of three teams fighting for a playoff spot in the wild, wild NFC West. Thinking that with head coach Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer at quarterback the franchise felt like they could go far in 2017.

They finished the 2017 campaign with a record of 8-8 which was third in the NFC West. When the 2018 offseason finally began, veteran quarterback Carson Palmer decided to hang his cleats up after playing 14 seasons with three different teams.

Now, entering the 2018 NFL season the Arizona Cardinals are without Arians and Palmer. Steve Wilks is the Cardinals next head coach. As an NFL head coach, he has no experience but in college, he has a record of 5-6.

As for quarterbacks, they have four players on the quarterback depth chart and of the four quarterbacks, Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon are the two veteran quarterback. The Arizona Cardinals are looking for Sam Bradford to lead the Cardinals to the playoffs and hopefully the Super Bowl

The Arizona Cardinals begin the 2018 season at home against the Washington Redskins on September 9. As for that game, Here is how I think the Cardinals will do as I predict the 2018 schedule.

WeekOpponentResultRecord
1Vs. RedskinsW1-0
2At RamsL1-1 (0-1)
3Vs. BearsL1-2
4Vs. SeahawksL1-3 (0-2)
5At 49ersW2-3 (1-2)
6At VikingsL2-4
7 (TNF)Vs. BroncosL2-5
8Vs. 49ers W3-5 (2-2)
9Bye Week  
10At ChiefsW4-5
11Vs. RaidersW5-5
12At ChargersW6-5
13At PackersL6-6
14Vs. LionsW7-6
15At FalconsW8-6
16Vs. Rams W9-6 (3-2)
17At Seahawks L9-7 (3-3)

It is unclear if the Cardinals will make the playoffs, we will have to see how the other three teams will do.

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Is Kurt Warner Coming Out of Retirement?

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Is Kurt Warner coming out of retirement? On the Dan Patrick Show, Kurt called into the show and said that he would consider coming out of retirement and play in the NFL.

Warner talked to his family about returning and even contacted the Arizona Cardinals but at this moment, Arizona has not called back.

Kurt Warner’s football career started when Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League signed him to the team. When he was with the Barnstormers, he won an AFL championship. Then, he became a backup in St. Louis until starting quarterback Trent Green went down. Now as the Rams starting QB, Warner, lead St. Louis to a Super Bowl title.

After spending 6 seasons with the Rams, Warner was the starter in New York with the Giants. However, he got benched in favor of rookie QB Eli Manning. Finally, from 2005-2009 he signed with the Arizona Cardinals where he leads the Cardinals to a Super Bowl birth.

Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season joining the NFL Network as an analyst. With over 124 games played, 3200 yards, and about 200 touchdowns, Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

Would you like to see Kurt Warner back in the NFL?

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One of Cowboys Wide Receivers is Going West In 2018

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of the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of their 41-14 win over the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

According to multiple sources, Cowboys Wide Receiver Brice Butler will not be with the team in 2018. Why may you ask? Because he was dealt with Arizona Cardinals due to Free Agency.

During the offseason, Butler went on shows like “Undisputed” on FS1 and then on NFL Networks’s “Total Access,” to tell teams (including the Dallas Cowboys) that he is a top wide receiver and if Dallas or whoever wants to pay him like one, then he would certainly play with that team. Well, apparently the Arizona Cardinals did.

At the age of 23, Butler went to the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted college free agent. During his years in Oakland, Butler was targeted 50 times and only completed 30 of the passes. Plus he only scored two touchdowns. Brice also played in 25 games and only started in 2 of them. Then in

Then in 2015, during his first season of free agency, Butler moved from the black and silver to the blue and silver as he signed a three-year deal with The Dallas Cowboys. During those three years, he had 43 receptions and 8 touchdowns. Butler also started more games than he did in Oakland, California. Now, in 2018, Butler is looking to continue to improve and look to take the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl.

No word on how much the signing is but according to James Jones of NFL Network, the new contract with the Cardinals is a 2-year deal.

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