Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Kaepernick And Miami Story Has No Logic

The sports media has been going on about Colin Kaepernick being out of a job in American football with the angle being that he is somehow being overlooked because of what he did last year by making his own demonstration during the national anthems while he played at San Francisco.

I'm not here to get into whether his actions were right or wrong. What I do think is wrong is how the media is pointing to the Miami Dolphins picking Jay Cutler over Kaepernick when the team was in need of a quarterback to replace the injured Ryan Tannehill.

Cutler, who had retired after leaving the Chicago Bears, un-retired and signed a one-year deal to join the Dolphins in their hour of need over the weekend.

From that point, the knives were out. Many people with voices criticised the move with their angle being Kaepernick is a better quarterback.

Personally, I don't rate either guy. But that's beside the point.

The point is this - Cutler played under the current Miami Dolphins head coach, Adam Gase, at Chicago. Gase knows Cutler and guess what - Cutler knows Gase's playbook. That's the important part.

It is a good fit. 

The Kaepernick defenders might have a strong case if it happened at any other team. Not here. Cutler going to an offense he is comfortable in (his best year was when Adam Gase was his co-ordinator) trumps Kaepernick in this scenario.

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