Colin Kaepernick’s Buster Smack

photo credit: Mike Morbeck via photopin cc
photo credit: Mike Morbeck via photopin cc

Colin Kaepernick is a buster. I don’t like busters. Kaepernick is a buster for many reasons. First, he’s a buster for openly mocking Cam Newton’s Superman touchdown celebration in this year’s NFC’s divisional game.

That was a real class act. How about the rest of the 49ers losing their minds like a bunch of kids going bunkers after their parents dropped their first $5 bill in their hands?

The endless jawing and smack-talking the 49ers were convoluting around the Carolina football field was enough to make a person choke.  After the 49ers lost to the Seahawks, Kaepernick and his three turnovers has been largely MIA since the NFC championship game.

That is until now. Until now, everything has been about vilifying Richard Sherman. The media decided to forget about Kaepernick slinging picks all over the field like spring water on dry grass. Until now, we haven’t heard a peep from Kaepernick.

A week after failing apart in another big game, Kaepernick has decided to speak out about Sherman’s remarks on Michael Crabtree. Why? Kaepernick should stay hidden until he learns how to win a big game. And take Crabtree with you.

You can only hide behind that great defense for so long, Kaepernick. Beating Green Bay and running circles around the Packers is one thing.

It’s quite another to handle your business against Ray Lewis and the Ravens or go rogue against Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner and the rest of the Seahawks’ defense. If you want to play with the big boys, you have to get up early in the morning, buster.

In the case of Kaepernick, the 49er signal-caller must be sleep-walking unto midday when it comes to playing the Seahawks.  What is there to like about a self-promoting, ego-tripping QB who still have plenty of room to improve.

The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun. Randall Cunningham was a better overall athlete than Kaepernick. Michael Vick is still the only quarterback to rush over a 1,000 yards in a season.

The NFL has had versatile, running quarterbacks as far back as Marlin Brisco. So there is nothing new about Kaepernick’s game except that stupid kiss he plants on his biceps whenever he runs into the endzone for a score. Now that is a pure buster move.

But that is exactly what the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is about. Kaepernick plays like a guy who is about me, myself and I. I’ve come to this conclusion after watching the media for the past week give Kaepernick and the 49ers’ a pass for coming up short in the NFC title game against the Seattle Seahawks, a year removed from blowing four downs inside the Baltimore Ravens’10 yard-line with the Super Bowl on the line.

Kaepernick couldn’t deliver then. Kaepernick failed again to deliver in the big game. In both of those games, Kaepernick tried to go to wide receiver Michael Crabtree. On each of those occasions, Kaepernick and Crabtree couldn’t get it done when it mattered most.

Yet, Kaepernick, Crabtree and the rest of the 49ers continue to act like morons, going around whining and complaining about Sherman and the statements he made about No. 15 being a fraud as an elite wideout.

Why is anyone paying attention to a guy who cost his team another opportunity go to the Super Bowl by turning the ball three times in the last two quarters of a football game? Only busters talk smack after they get their rear ends handed to them.

The media is not paying attention because it has mistakenly made Kaepernick its Golden Boy. If Michael Vick or Cam Newton had three picks in the NFC title game, they would have received the same scolding whiplash treatment that former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb had to bear when his team couldn’t get over the hump in four of five NFC title games.

It serves Kaepernick no good to do what he’s doing. Quit the chatter and stop sounding like a sore loser. Just get yourself ready to play football in the fall.

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