By Michael Bennett
So the Baltimore ravens are considering signing blacklisted quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t been able to hook up with an NFL team because (take your pick) he kneeled during the national anthem last season or he flat-out can’t play!
So, who is an expert on signing controversial QB’s?
None other than fired Eagles and fired Browns president Joe Banner, who has noted on Twitter that, eight years ago, his team didn’t take into consideration fan reaction when considering whether to sign convicted felon Mike Vick, who admitted to fighting dogs and killing dogs, spent nearly two years in federal custody.
The Eagles decided to give him a second chance without regard to what fan reaction would be, and without publicly discussing it in a way that would encourage fans to chime in. Instead, the Eagles did what they thought they should do from a football standpoint, ignoring the vocal minority or silent majority or whatever other faction or contingent would huff and puff and maybe blow their house down, or maybe not.