By LAMONT MANN
Editor’s note: Lamont Mann is part of the weekly update team (Fridays) and also weighs in on a variety of subjects during the week. He is former military and a UH grad. Follow him on Twitter @sportsmedialm
Now that Tony Romo is the next Walter Concrite and will no longer play in the NFL, it’s only natural for the media to speculate about other available QBs.
Some in media are speculating Colin Kaepernick could land with the Texans. People who actually follow the team and have a sense of the team’s personality think it’s lame. Although not totally true, locally the Texans are viewed as choir boys. The Texans will not acquire players with questionable pasts or controversy. The thought is predicated on the Texans Conservative Republican owner, Bob McNair.
Bob McNair is an old conservative NFL owner and rightfully (though brainwashing) it automatically means he only wants church boys. I don’t think it’s a stretch to think McNair wouldn’t waste his time on a guy who refused to recognize the national anthem.
I think it’s common sense to believe McNair wouldn’t allow Kaepernick to be a part of the Texans. The more I thought about this possibility, I began to think Kaepernick may not want to be a part of the Texans.
Kaepernick is a socially conscious young adult. He is no stranger to speaking his mind about social issues. Most of Kaepernick’s life was spent in liberal regions. He was born in Wisconsin, raised in California. Kaepernick played his college ball in Nevada and pro ball in San Francisco.
Playing football in Texas would be a shock to his system. Texas is a different animal. Sure, there are pockets of liberal areas in Texas but most of the state is hard conservative.
I do not believe Bob McNair is the church deacon Houston fans make him out to be; at the end of the day, McNair is about making money. Beyond the business aspect, I have read a Mcnair quote, where he was lenient on marijuana use.
If Kaepernick joins the Texans, if he is anything less than awesome, Warren Moon’s early years in Houston would look like a cake walk. If you do not know, Moon was hated by Houston because of his skin complexion and from the way he talks, it stuck with him.
As easy for us to understand McNair not accepting Kaepernick, I am not sure Kaepernick would accept the Texans.