I took it as him joking that if the Hawks were down to their 3rd string QB we might as well stay home because it's really bad. I'm sure that's how he intended it and I'd imagine that's how Hogan took it.
TBH I think fans are making it a way bigger deal that what it is (like normal)
100% agree. But, it read very poorly when I first read it. And it wasn't framed with a "whataboutHogan?" in the article. I thought it out of character for Kirk to not 'catch' that it could come out that way. He's usually pretty metered. But, I also don't read into him not catching it. Dude's team just snatched victory from defeat in rather tumultuous fashion. I'd have said soooo many things I'd later regret.