Cincinnati Bengals Discuss Kneeling with Eric Reid During Visit

Eric Reid is arguably one of the top-10 strong safeties in the NFL, and this offseason he is having a hard time finding a new home.

Reid is one of the most versatile safeties in the NFL and only 26-years old. So how is he still a free agent?

Well, Reid was one of the first players to openly support Colin Kaepernick (ex-teammate) in kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and social injustice. Reid continued his protest 2017 and watched how the league blacked-balled Kaepernick, while mediocre QBs like Scott Tolzien was signed.

Now that Reid is a free-agent he’s facing the backlash of kneeling during the national anthem. The Cincinnati Bengals of ALL teams, have decided that Reid’s protest is too much for them. During his visit with Cincy it has been reported that Bengals’ owner Mike Brown discussed with Reid that he has plans on prohibiting players from kneeling during the national anthem; with Brown asking Reid for his thoughts.

Reid could have easily said he will not protest, but he would not commit to not protesting at that time.

As the visit continued Bengals’ head coach Marvin Lewis gave Reid a chance to clarify his stance. Reid chose not to clarify or change what he said to Brown. At that point the visit ended with Reid leaving without a contract offer.

So the same Bengals that was willing to give running back Joe Mixon a chance even after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge, draw the line at a peaceful protest during the national anthem, OK!

Eric Reid is too good to pass up on, and the Bengals are a joke of an organization if they decide to go in another direction. As for Marvin Lewis he might want to look at himself as well and what he is willing to compromise as a leader of men.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Source: Pro Football Talk

 

Ray Lewis tells Kaepernick to stop getting “caught up in some of this nonsense…”

If you missed it Monday, Shannon Sharpe verbally assassinated Ray Lewis debating the Ravens handling the Colin Kaepernick on FS-1’s ‘Skip and Shannon Undisputed’.

Ray Lewis must think we are all fools, as he tries to convince Shannon, Skip Bayless, and anyone else who will listen that the Ravens not bringing in Kaepernick is more than just his activism.

After being slammed on social media Ray attempted to clean it up with the following video via Twitter.

WTH…

According to Lewis, Kaepernick should be quiet and just play football. Is that the kind of advice Lewis would have given to Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali? And when Lewis refers to Kaepernick being “caught up in some of this nonsense” is he calling police brutality and unfairness in the criminal justice system nonsense?

At this point Lewis is tripping over himself, trying to clean up his ridiculous take on this matter. He says he doesn’t know Kaepernick, but this is a brotherhood. If that’s the case contact Kaep, stop going on TV and posting videos about Kaep being in your prayers.

Come on Ray, do better!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Credit – Skip and Shannon Undisputed

 

 

 

Mike Vick’s “Clean-Cut” Comment is Way Off-Base…

Mike Vick knows what it is to be a pariah, and his recent comments while on FS1’s ‘Speak For Yourself’ about Colin Kaepernick were well-intentioned…

“First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,”

“Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there, I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”

“I just think perception and image is everything. This is not the Colin Kaepernick that we’ve known since he entered the National Football League,”

“I’m just going off my personal experiences. Listen, I love the guy to death. But I want him to also succeed on and off the field. This has to be a start for him.”

The problem is that Vick is using his experience as a false equivalent to what is going on with Kaepernick. Vick was a convict, Kaepernick has not broken any laws or served any time. Vick was trying to not only get back into football, he also needed money to pay off debts. The only thing Kaepernick is guilty of is exercising his right to protest and have an afro.

As Vick mentions he is going off his own “personal experiences” when he almost lost everything after serving time for his role in a dog fighting ring. When Vick was released from jail he had to rebuild his image and he ditched his signature cornrolls for a clean-cut look, and that’s fine, but you cannot compare the 2 situations.

Kudos to Eric Davis (former NFL player) for stepping up and challenging Vick in saying that he doesn’t believe Kaepernick cutting his hair will change anything.

In the meantime Kaepernick Tweeted the following

Not sure if Vick will be able to fully grasp what Kaepernick is trying to say here.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Credit – ESPN & Speak For Yourself podcast