This is about weather reports, the history of gloves and fairness in football. But before we get into all that, let me take you back to Chip Kelly’s postgame press conference after the Chicago Bears massacred the 49ers 26-6 in cold, wet, football-unfriendly weather.
This wasn’t one of Kelly’s best games, to be sure. His offense gained only 6 net passing yards, and his quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, completed just one pass on five attempts, one of which bounced off the back of a defender’s helmet, before Kelly benched him at the end of the third quarter.
I wasn’t at this game. I was at home watching on television when a reporter asked Kelly why he benched his starting quarterback.
Immediately, a question popped into my head: “Why not try a glove on Kaepernick’s throwing hand to help him overcome the bad weather conditions?”
Remember, though, I wasn’t at the press conference. I couldn’t ask my question. And, I wondered if it even was fair to ask. Kelly might not know what gloves are.
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