Buccaneers ownership labeled “cowards” by ESPN loudmouth
By James Yarcho
Dan Le Batard called out numerous NFL teams on his ESPN radio show, specifically citing the Jets and Buccaneers owners as “cowards” over Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment.
Is it any wonder ESPN is spiraling down the drain? It’s because of morons like Dan Le Batard using his “platform” to ramble about things he clearly knows nothing about. The latest example is him calling the Buccaneers’ owners – the Glazers – cowards for signing Ryan Fitzpatrick over Colin Kaepernick.
Are you freaking kidding me?
Look, I’m not going to sit here and claim Kaepernick doesn’t have the talent to be in the NFL. I don’t believe he is starter material and that his unique style of playing the position is more about flashy plays than sustained franchise success. Yes, he had a decent run with the 49ers when he shocked the NFL world by making it all the way to the Super Bowl. And there’s the “sixteen touchdown to four interceptions in 2016” argument, but people oh so conveniently forget his performance against the Bears where he went 1-for-5 for four yards and was sacked five times before leaving the game.
Oh, and his 1-10 record. If he was as great as the “16-to-4” crowd would want you to believe, they’d have won more than one game.
That’s just my opinion. Had the Bucs signed Kaepernick I probably wouldn’t have been thrilled from a talent standpoint, but I would have trusted the guys getting paid millions of dollars to make those decisions. Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter really haven’t let us down yet, so why question them?
But I digress…
The topic here is the fact that Le Batard runs off at the mouth about the Buccaneers and how cowardly they are. Yes, the owners that used the number one overall pick on a player facing sexual assault allegations are cowards. The family that has employed more African-American coaches than any other team in league history are cowards. Yeah, Le Batard – you really nailed that one.
How about Fitzpatrick is the better decision because of what he can do off the field? How about the fact that he is one of – if not – the smartest humans to ever put on a helmet that our third year quarterback could learn from? How about his experience in the AFC East – who the Bucs play this year – could be an advantage in the film room for Jameis Winston when preparing for these games? How about his thirty-one touchdowns to fifteen interceptions two seasons ago when he had a healthy array of weapons and a half-way competent team in New York? That the Bucs honestly stand a better chance of staying afloat for two, three, four games if they have to with Fitz under center rather than Kaep?
But that’s probably not good enough, is it Le Batard?
No, of course not. You have to spew your “informed opinion” to fit your views and anyone who doesn’t see it your way or agree with you is a “coward”.
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Sorry. I’ll trust the judgement of the Buccaneers owners, GM, and head coach over your unbearable radio show any day of the week.
For those interested, check out Le Batard’s mindless rant below.