Colin Kaepernick was, at one time, a terrific football player. Now, he has become more well-known for his anthem kneeling protests than his achievements on the field.
In a recent interview, a legendary NFL player opened up about how he would have handled Colin's kneeling controversy. While it is easy to reflect on the situation now that it has happened, many people are agreeing with the advice.
"Actor and former NFL great Fred Dryer said Sunday on 'Life, Liberty & Levin' he would have handled the Colin Kaepernick situation differently if he was the owner of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Dryer, who starred as a defensive lineman for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams from 1969 to 1981, told host Mark Levin he would have taken Kaepernick off the field and given him the chance to talk to the press and tell reporters exactly what he was protesting when he decided to kneel during the national anthem," according to Fox.
Dryer says it is important for NFL teams to stand by their quarterback and support him. The QB is usually the face of the program and it is important to stand as a united front. With that being said, it is also important to control the situation.
“I would have taken him off the field and would not let it be a spectacle. I would refuse the cameras to continually cut back to him. Get him off the field. Get him outside. Get on with the game. Pay homage to the franchise and to the fans that paid a lot of money to watch that game,” he said.
Dryer then opened up about why he believes Kaepernick is not in the league today. Many users also commented on his words online.
“I think the reason why he’s not in football because the league realizes he’s not a leader. It didn’t handle that thing worth a darn,” Dryer said. “I felt sorry for the guy honestly because he’s troubled by something. I wanted to hear from him. I wanted to have the organization to be in control of the situation.”
Colin last played in 2017. He is said to still be in great shape and to be practicing daily. It will be interesting to see if he gets picked up by a team in the future.
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