NFL Preview: Patriots Radio Analyst on Kaepernick, ‘He Can’t Play And Ain’t Worth The Problem’

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In October, celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos filed a grievance on behalf of Colin Kaepernick alleging the free agent quarterback remains unsigned due to collusion.

Geragos has asked NFL owners to turn over phone records and emails in relation to Kaepernick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

New England Patriots radio analyst Scott Zolak, a former NFL QB, clearly doesn’t think this a case of collusion, but has more to do with Kaepernick’s play in recent seasons.

Zolak tweeted on Friday, “Glad owners phones r looked at to put Kaep shit to rest..then we can all have a come to Jesus moment he can’t play and ain’t worth the problem:”

While Kaepernick won’t be on the field this Sunday, plenty of proficient quarterbacks will be. Including New Orleans’ Drew Brees, looking to lead the Saints to their sixth straight win, as New Orleans takes on  Tampa Bay.

Here is a preview of Sunday’s NFL action:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) at New Orleans Saints (5-2)

The Buccaneers have lost four games in a row, and the Saints have won five straight. Tampa Bay’s 30th-ranked defense is going to have hard time stopping Brees and New Orleans #3 offense.

Also, Tampa Bay will be without starting cornerback Brent Grimes.

The Saints should win this game.

Los Angeles Rams (5-2) at New York Giants (1-6)

The Rams list no players on their injury report. On the other hand, the Giants are ravaged by injuries, and will be without starting linebackers Jonathan Casillas and B.J. Goodson, defensive end Olivier Vernon, guard Justin Pugh and center Weston Richburg.

They will also be without starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who was suspended by the team for missing a practice.

The Rams should prevail.

Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-3)

The Bengals bring the NFL’s 30th-ranked offense to Jacksonville to face the NFL’s most talented defense. The Bengals’ offensive line is struggling and should have major issues against the NFL’s best defensive front, leading the league with 33 sacks.

Cincinnati is going to have a hard time scoring in this game, but their solid defense should keep them competitive.

This should be a low-scoring game that could go either way.

Indianapolis Colts (2-6) at Houston Texans (3-4)

Houston lost their hot-shot rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson to a season-ending knee injury in practice, so Tom Savage takes over as quarterback. Texans coach Bill O’Brien has a track record of manufacturing wins with journeymen quarterbacks, which he did in 2015 and ’16 taking Houston to the playoffs.

So don’t be shocked if the Texans win games with Savage, including this one.

Arizona Cardinals (3-4) at San Francisco 49ers (0-8)

San Francisco traded for New England backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo this week, but he won’t play in this game.

The Cardinals are fairly healthy coming off a bye-week, and the 49ers will be without several starters, including left tackle Joe Staley, wide receiver Pierre Garcon, defensive end Solomon Thomas and cornerback K’Waun Williams.

The healthier Cardinals, with more at stake battling for a wildcard playoff spot, should win this game.

Oakland Raiders (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-3)

The Raiders have lost five of their last six games. They need more from their franchise quarterback, Derek Carr, who got a $25-million-a-year contract before the season. You don’t pay that kind of money for a quarterback to dink-and-dunk.

Oakland is ravaged by injuries at cornerback, and will be without three of them: David Amerson, Gareon Conley and Demetrius McCray.

Miami should win this game.

Atlanta Falcons (4-3) at Carolina Panthers (5-3)

The Panthers’ defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the last two games. But Carolina hasn’t been very good at home this year, losing to New Orleans and Philadelphia in Charlotte.

Atlanta broke their three-game losing streak last week with a win over the New York Jets.

This game could go either way.

Baltimore Ravens (4-4) at Tennessee Titans (4-3)

The Titans’ defense has allowed just two touchdowns in the last three games.

The Ravens had been struggling, but seemed to right their ship in a 40-0 win over Miami.
Baltimore is 3-1 when nose tackle Brandon Williams is in the line-up; he’s a beast against the run.

This game is a toss-up.

Denver Broncos (3-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-1)

This a great match-up between the Eagles’ high-flying offense against the Broncos’ #1 defense.
Denver made a quarterback change going from Trevor Siemian to Brock Osweiler, and get talented receiver Emanuel Saunders back from the injured list.

Don’t be shocked if Denver pulls the upset.

Washington Redskins (3-4) at Seattle Seahawks (5-2)

The Seahawks are 3-0 at home, and just fixed their left tackle problem by trading for Houston’s Duane Brown.
The Redskins might be without four offensive line starters against the Seahawks’ vaunted pass rush. Seattle should prevail.

Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) at Dallas Cowboys (4-3)

The Cowboys found another judge to overturn star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension, so he will be on the field for this big game.

The Chiefs’ defense, ranked 30th in the NFL, is going to have a hard time stopping Elliott, whose rushed for over 100 yards in each of the last three games.

The Cowboys will have a tough time dealing with the Chiefs’ potent offense, averaging 29.6 points per game. This should be a shootout that could go either way.


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