LeSean McCoy calls Colin Kaepernick an “Ok player”

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It seems like it is impossible for anyone to agree on Colin Kaepernick.

Let’s recap just this week. There protest yesterday at the NFL headquarters and Hank Aaron – a man who knows a little about racism – questioning why the former Super Bowl starter was not employed it’s curious that the most talked about NFL player is not even employed by an NFL team. Kaepernick has reached Tim Tebow level. Good enough to be on a team, probably not good enough to be a starter and questionable if he’s worth the headaches of being on the bench.

Add in today the comments of Bills running back LeSean McCoy who said the quarterback was just an “ok player.”

“You’re going to deal with them, that attention, good or bad, positive or negative, compared to a guy like Kaepernick, who’s just OK. He’s an OK player, you know? He might not make certain teams. But them guys I talked about, they’re going to make them teams. They’re going to be the star of the teams.”

Of course McCoy’s comments were part of a longer interview.

“This is a lot going on with this whole Kaepernick situation. In this country you can believe what you want,” McCoy said. “Freedom of speech. If guys want to stand, they can stand. I think maybe they can choose a better platform to state their beliefs. One thing I learned about just here in America is that people, they’re followers. There’s some that you may ask about these different topics, but they’ll say what they heard, not what actually know, even with the Kaepernick situation,” said McCoy via CBS Sports.

 Say what you want about Kapernick but the 49ers were just 2-14 last season with him starting the bulk of their games. While his overall numbers may seem strong, it’s worth pointing out much of them were accumulated in what has been termed garbage time when the 49ers were far behind.

“It’s a lot more than just he’s not on the team because he doesn’t want to stand for the national anthem,” McCoy said. “That may have something to do with it, but I think also it has a lot to do with his play. I’m sure a lot of teams wouldn’t want him as their starting quarterback. That chaos that comes along with it, it’s a lot. As a team, trying to win and not have a distraction on the team, I just take that as a player — there’s certain players that could be on the team with big distractions, and there’s other players that it’s not good enough or not worth it. I think his situation is not good enough to have him on the team with all the attention that comes along with it.”

“So people outside of sports don’t really know that. They see only one side of a black guy standing up for a good reason, but the NFL is against him, but I think it’s more than that. I think it has to do with some of that. But also, dealing with him with him on the team you’re trying to build together. There’s so many outsiders can mess up a team,” McCoy said. “I can see both sides, I really can. I just don’t think a guy like him — a great example you used for Michael Vick, and I was on that team, and I haven’t seen more media for a player like that ever. And we’ll deal with a guy like Michael Vick or LeBron James.

 McCoy compared Kaepernick to Vick, perferring the latter.

“You’re going to deal with them, that attention, good or bad, positive or negative, compared to a guy like Kaepernick, who’s just OK. He’s an OK player, you know? He might not make certain teams. But them guys I talked about, they’re going to make them teams. They’re going to be the star of the teams.”

Kaepernick has been part to blame for the firing of multiple head coaches. Who knows, had Kaepernick performed more closely to his Super Bowl season if Jim Harbaugh would have ever left.