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January 8, 2020

They could still have been in the playoffs: Eagles Should've Hired Kaepernick

By Dave Lindorff

In a letter to the Philly Inquirer, TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff observes that had Eagles management not been so chickens**t when Kaepernick offered to play backup QB for the team, they could still be contenders in the Superbowl playoffs.


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By Dave Lindorff

Philadelphia It was always a long shot that the Eagles would make the NFL playoffs and then be competitive in the postseason with QB Carson Wentz as their standard-bearer. It was too much to put on one already damaged star. Wentz did great through the season, but he was always one bad tackle away from disaster.

The problem Sunday in the wild-card playoff with the Seahawks was that the Eagles didn't have anyone of Went's caliber to replace him with when just 8 minutes into the first quarter he was hit hard and suffered a possible concussion.

It's nothing against Josh McCown that he didn't make the grade as back up quarterback. He did his best. But imagine if, instead of running in terror because of political gutlessness, Eagles management had hired Colin Kaepernick, the former ace quarterback from the San Francisco Giants, blackballed by the NFL for protesting the anthem at games over the issue of police violence against minorities, when Kaep made known that he wanted to play, was ready to be a backup QB for the Eagles and didn't care much about the money...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF (actually a letter that ran in today's Philadelphia Inquirer), please go to:

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Authors Bio:

Dave Lindorff, winner of a 2019 "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Independent Journalism from the Park Center for Independent Media in Ithaca, is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy" and "Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"). His latest book, coauthored with Barbara Olshanshky, is "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office (St. Martin's Press, May 2006).