4/4/17 – Team Chemistry


Winning sports teams often talk about team chemistry.

Here’s what’s happening behind the headlines.

Occasionally, there’s a player who may not see much action but is critical to building team chemistry. On the other hand, there may be a player who’s so disruptive that cutting him is a plus for the team not matter how talented he is.

It’s not just sports. Any organization — such as your workplace — can have good or bad chemistry.

There were more than 200 free agents when NFL free agency started. Some have high potential. Others, less so.

Colin Kaepernick is the quarterback who sat during the national anthem last season. I disagreed with him. But I supported his right to sit. He also has to live with the consequences of his actions.

A Washington Post columnist had a conniption that, as a free agent, Kaepernick was not immediately signed by a team. The columnist suggested NFL teams were blackballing him after his national anthem antics. And this was wrong, he argued.

But team chemistry matters. So does a team’s public image.

So you have to wonder why — of all these unsigned free agents — this Washington Post writer only worried about the one who refused to stand during the national anthem.

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