We’ve been waiting for an NFL team owner/coach staff with enough guts to take a stand for the American flag and the National Anthem by refusing to sign players who’ve recently disrespected it… and now it’s finally happening.
Looks like patriotic Americans might have a new favorite team…
The report on the matter is extremely one-sided and berates the owner for his possible decision to blacklist anthem-kneelers, so ignore the liberal, anti-American angle. We’ve posted it below for news purposes…
Daily Snark reports:
…But there may be another issue that will affect the Texans’ offseason player acquisitions.
I spoke with two NFL agents this week who said word is the Texans aren’t interested in any players who participated in pregame kneel-downs in protest of police brutality.
There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to.
Relax. The Houston Texans are not a racist organization.
Passing such judgment on another’s moral compass is grossly unfair when based on a few incidents.
Yet, the Texans’ owner has been racially tone deaf often enough that many believe race is a significant factor in how the team runs its business.
There are many who believe if McNair could field a team with all-white, all-conforming all-pro talent, he would.
You might be shocked at how some within the organization have responded when asked about the head of the team’s perceived racism over the years.
From uncomfortable shrugs, to comments like “I’m not surprised people think that,” to the unfortunate and laughable “but our general manager was black” defense. I’ve been told that twice in the past couple weeks.
Pointing to Rick Smith, who recently took a leave of absence from the position he held since 2006, as evidence that the team owner doesn’t have a race problem is so misguided.
I mean, Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is black.
And former Reds owner Marge Schott even had well-paid black players on her team. Granted, a witness testified that she referred to them as “million-dollar (N-words),” which she denied, but said if she did say such a thing it was “kiddingly.”
That the Texans have often been a bungling, stumbling, blundering organization isn’t about race. Not that kind of race.
It’s about not knowing how to run the race. It’s about walking while other teams are running. It’s about, at times, running the race backward.
If the Texans are determined to field a team without players who are concerned about their community enough to occasionally be outspoken, or to perhaps participate in a silent protest, they are risking turning away players who could help them win a Super Bowl. That would be a mistake.
Not that it is a unique stance for an NFL team to have, but it’s a particular stressor for a franchise that has never won anything significant.