All I need is one.
Moore is similarly skeptical about NFL teams’ intentions with Griffin. His phone has been ringing all day, every day, and teams aren’t peppering him with questions about Griffin’s hand, either. They only want to know what makes him tick…and Moore could go on for days. When the Griffin twins aren’t around, he rolls one story to the next. The time the twins dumped a gunner on a punt return into the sand pit on the sideline and a kicker’s net then fell on the kid. (The opposing coach was livid.) Those MMA-style workouts. Moore has all players rip through chaotic rounds, in which there’s screaming and loud music and violent lifts filling that weight room.
The twins have played together their entire lives—Shaquill even threatened to ditch UCF with his brother when UCF floated that JUCO idea. No Richard Sherman? Possibly no Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor? No problem in Griffin’s eyes. There’s major, mutual interest.
It’d be a Legion of Griffins! Griffin says. Interest like crazy. Seattle loves me, and I love Seattle back. That feeling of being there is like being home.
Maybe, just maybe, a draft-day fall is exactly what he needs to resharpen his edge for an eternity.
Kaepernick could be a transformative figure in pushing players to fight for more say in just about everything. He would be like a great union leader who unites a fractured membership against a common enemy.
In other words, Kaepernick has the moral authority, the clout, the will and the power to dramatically challenge the current power structure of the league in ways it hasn’t been challenged in decades.
So, ultimately, do you know what the NFL really fears? That the NFL, in terms of its players, becomes more like the NBA.
Remember Donald Sterling’s bigoted idiocy? It was effectively the players, like LeBron James, who banded together to put pressure on the NBA to get Sterling out of the league.
That’s something that wouldn’t happen in the NFL. Yet a player like Kaepernick could change that.
He’d have, in some ways, more power than the owners.