I am just going to come out and say it. I do not like Colin Kaepernick. I do not like what he stands for. And I am not alone in that sentiment.

A Marine veteran, who served in Iraq and, is running for Congress in California called out Colin Kaepernick on Monday for “pulling the racism and victim card.”

Jeremy Staat, who also played in 31 NFL games across four seasons, wrote to supporters in a recent fundraising email that Kaepernick is:

“A national disgrace and I’m tired of seeing him celebrated like he’s a hero.”

I find it completely ironic that Kaepernick spent his Thanksgiving holiday on Alcatraz.

Ironic, because he has spent the last 4 years living on an island. His island is one where he gets to make the rules while demanding others follow in his cesspool of beliefs and thought processes. Fortunately, those of us in the real world have a better grasp on reality.

Don’t believe that to be true?

Look at his recent “audition” for 25 of the 32 NFL teams that agreed to come watch.

Only 8 of the teams that made the trip to Atlanta got to see him “prove he can still play.”

Why? Because an hour before the workout, the America-hating, cop-bashing, Kneeling Wonder announced that he wanted his interview to be done on his terms and by his rules.

So he moved the venue, dictated the flow of the workout and basically did everything he could to upset the NFL apple cart. 

17 teams pulled out and went home.

The unemployed quarterback showed once again why he is unemployed.

He puts himself above all others, to include teammates. He showed ZERO regard for the fact that teams traveled scouts and GMs from all over the country to participate.

He even unleashed his thoughts about the 24 teams that didn’t watch, in a tirade that would make a 4-year old’s supermarket tantrum look enjoyable.

His kneeling is only a partial reason for his lack of a job. The primary reason is that he does not have any respect for others.

NONE. NADA. ZERO. ZILCH.

The Detroit Lions were so desperate for a QB, they signed a guy off the practice squad. Oh, by the way, that guy, Kyle Sloter, has never taken a snap in a game at the professional level. He has accumulated ZERO stats.   

Surely the Lions would prefer to have a guy that hasn’t played for 3 years over a guy who has absolutely no experience. Umm, nope.

The Lions know and understand what the rest of logically thinking people know. It is better to deal with the unknown than the known, especially when the known is a barrel of toxic chaos that jumped on the nearest ‘civil rights’ bandwagon going by.

Staat, in an interview with Fox and Friends, was equally as scathing in his views of Kaepernick saying:

“He knew what he was getting into when he decided to kneel and now he’s going to go ahead and capitalize” on his decision.

He accused the former NFL quarterback of “essentially extorting the black community and using Nike as his little shiny horse, if you will, to ride in on.”

Staat, who is running for Congress as a Republican in California’s 8th district, said that he is tired of veterans being treated as second-class citizens and that, instead of attacking law enforcement like Kaepernick, he wants to be part of the solution by helping President Trump in Congress.

“If you want to be part of the solution, go out and find ways to make the problem better. Don’t go out and attack individuals who are just doing their jobs,” he said.

He added that he wants to reform the V.A. but is not going to “attack” doctors and nurses at V.A. hospitals.

Staat played alongside the late Pat Tillman at Arizona State before playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1998 to 2000. The former defensive end joined the Marine Corps in 2006 and deployed to Iraq the following year.

Note to Colin: If you want to be a change agent…then do what Pat Tillman did. Do what Staat did. Do what JJ Watt is doing. Give back to the community you live in and serve.

I would recommend you spend some time in the military, but you would be a conscientious objector and get kicked out of basic training for ‘failure to adapt.’

God knows that if you cannot grasp the tram concept when you are getting paid millions, you sure as hell won’t adopt that mindset when you are getting paid $25K a year and getting shot at.

You are not unemployed because 32 NFL owners are racist and are colluding against you.

You are unemployed because you are a middle-of-the-pack talent that underperformed your entire professional career, save one season.

You are unemployed because you choose self over team.

You are unemployed because you are a self-indulgent child that believes he is entitled to a job and it should be handed to you on your terms.

You re no hero. Quite the opposite, you are a coward. And as Staat mentioned…you are a disgrace.

Here is more about what the good guys of the NFL are up to.

In a vice-presidential debate in 1988, Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Senator Dan Quayle had a “moment.” Quayle compared himself to former president John F. Kennedy. In response, Bentsen famously said:

“I knew Jack Kennedy…Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine…Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

Fast forward today. Bentsen, were he alive, might address a former NFL quarterback the same way.

“Mr. Kaepernick, I know JJ Watt…JJ Watt is a friend of mine…you, Mr. Kaepernick are no JJ Watt.”

Kaepernick, whose claim to fame is leading the San Francisco 49ers to defeat in Super Bowl XXIX versus the Baltimore Ravens and being the face of the NFL “kneel down” movement during the national anthem, hasn’t played an NFL game in nearly three years. However somehow, he believes the NFL owes him a position as quarterback.

Meantime, JJ Watt of the Houston Texans, who is on injured reserve for the rest of the year, quietly establishes himself as a patriot. Let’s compare.

JJ Watt is an outstanding NFL player, having been chosen to the Pro-Bowl numerous times. He is also widely recognized for his philanthropic efforts. Last week, Watt announced a collaboration with Reebok, introducing a black and camo JJ III Valor training shoe.

The shoe pays tribute to Watts’ grandfather James, who served honorably in the Korean War.

Watts announced that part of the proceeds of the shoe, $5/pair, would be donated to the Honor Flight Network.

The Honor Flight Network, according to their website is:

“A non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.”

HFN transport war veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials, with priority given to more “senior” veterans such as WWII vets and veterans who are terminally ill.

Watts announced the new shoe in a Twitter post. Watts stated:

“I’m so proud and excited to partner with the Honor Flight. I truly appreciate, from the bottom of my heart, everything that you’ve done and it’s an honor for me to be able to gift these shoes as a tiny symbol of thanks for the sacrifices you’ve made for our country.”

Earlier this year, Watts and Reebok collaborated on the “Valor II”, which offered a 30% discount for military members and their families.

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Watts also donated 100% of his personal proceeds from the shoe sales to the Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Foundation. This foundation supports Special Forces and their families, as well as family members of fallen first responders.

In 2016, Watts and Reebok worked together on the JJI “Military Edition”, made to honor veterans and which was inspired by Watts’ appreciation for servicemen and women. Watts said, in part:

“I chase a ball around for a living. These men and women lay their lives on the line to secure and protect our freedom. They are real American heroes.”

Let us now compare JJ Watt to the diva Colin Kaepernick.

During the 2016 pre-season, Kaepernick decided to start calling attention to himself by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Perhaps the fact that he had lost his starting job in 2015 made him to decide to make himself relevant by first sitting, then kneeling for the national anthem.

When asked why he was protesting the national anthem, Kaepernick answered:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.

To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.

There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The last statement was a not-so-subtle shot at law enforcement.

Side note: For someone who says it is bigger than football, he sure did get pissy when football was no longer part of the equation. IF what he was “standing” for was bigger than football, you would think he couldn’t care less if he ever plays again.

Kaepernick’s statement drew the wrath of police officers and law enforcement supporters, and it became especially bad after pictures were released showing Kaepernick wearing socks with pictures of pigs dressed as police officers. Of course, he justified this class act.

“I wore these socks, in the past, because rogue cops are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust.”

The contrast between Watt and Kaepernick cannot be understated.

One is an unabashed supporter of the military and first responders and puts his money where his mouth is.

The other is an unabashed supporter of people like Michael Brown, a criminal. JJ Watt is an American hero. Colin Kaepernick is just a self-important prima donna.

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