Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, the son of Raiders Hall of Famer Howie Long, fired back against Michael Vick's comments on Colin Kaepernick and his hair on Tuesday night.
In a series of tweets, Long proclaimed Kaepernick as one of the best 32 quarterbacks in the NFL and when addressing Kaepernick's hair, he responded to a Patriots fan by saying "I had a dirty mullet last year + worked for that company you love."
Vick thing is confusing bc he says that CK is unemployed bc of performance, but a haircut will help. What am I missing there?— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
Also, Vick's redemption opportunity (while deserved) is way different than CK's current situation.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
I'm not a leftist, moron. I'm trying to make sense of why 1 of the best 32 QBs on 🌎 doesn't have a job + we're talking about his haircut? https://t.co/k3j6CCbJ13— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
I had a dirty mullet last year + worked for that company you love. You know, the 1 w the 5 rings on your background that you'll never touch. https://t.co/RrwfzmNEux— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
Irony is that MV actually says he thinks Kaep's social action is a good thing. That's what makes the call for an image revamp strange.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
2016: 23rd QBR, 29th in yds, 25th in TDs, 6th in INT %, 23rd yds/att. Lemme guess. no credit @ 13-3, all blame in '16? ⬇️1/3 of 32 (worthy) https://t.co/p8LrqW7Roh— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
That's something I'd like to know, but there are a handful of teams I think he's a starter for. https://t.co/DdbmO28Sfr— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 19, 2017
On FS1's Speak For Yourself, Vick said he believes Kaepernick could change his image to NFL teams by cutting his hair.
During the segment, Vick stated Kaepernick is not being blackballed by teams for his political and social stances. The next day, Vick tweeted that Kaepernick's hair also has nothing to do with his unemployment though.
Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his pass attempts in the 2016 season with the 49ers for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 games played. He also added 468 yards on the ground and two more scores.