Re: Jordan Mailata & the Philly Eagles Reply #15 – January 02, 2022, 10:37:12 am The comment re Kaepernick isn't peculiar to the Vikings. It's directed at the NFL overall. Each franchise would be able to mount an argument as to why it ignored Kaepernick but the fact they all did makes it obvious he's been blackballed when you look as some of the guys who've been rolled out.. It could be argued that the Covid protocol itself pretty much excludes Kaepernick as it would take 6 days for him to become eligible, forcing franchises to look within their own organisations. But these protocols were put in place by the NFL, the same organisation that must have been complicit in Aaron Rodgers sidestepping those same protocols (surely, one of the higher-ups at the NFL and/or Packers must have known & acquiesced). Surely, the NFL could craft protocols that would either allow or prevent Kaepernick from filling in. And I'm guessing the NFL was much more likely to do the latter in order to have a ready-made excuse as to why every franchise has continued to prefer deadbeats to Kaepernick.Regarding the playoff situation, Philly's game tomorrow is critical as its last game is against the Dallas Cowboys which will no doubt be fully motivated to win as it fights for the best playoff position. If Philly loses to Washington, it may end up on 8-9 and the Saints and Vikings would be in with a shot. I couldn't be bothered trying to understand the tie-breaking procedure. Once I read that the head-to-head test wouldn't apply if 3 or more teams ended up with the same number of wins, I gave up. If Philly ended up in a 2 way tie with the Vikings, the Vikings would apparently get the nod while if it ties only with the Saints, Philly would get in. And the Washington game is no gimme. They played a couple of weeks ago and Washington jumped to an early 10-0 lead despite losing its starting QB to the Covid protocol. Sure, Philly then got going and won 27-17, but who knows how the rematch will go now Washington seems to be be doing better with Covid roulette.