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Black quarterbacks changing perceptions as NFL playoffs near
The Grio ^ | January 04, 2013 | Stefen Lovelace

Posted on 01/05/2013 5:26:18 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Young quarterbacks have been the dominant storyline of the 2013 season.

Of the 12 NFL playoff teams, six start quarterbacks that are either in their first or second year. The days of needing an established veteran at the quarterback position may be over.

Of those five young starting quarterbacks, three are African-American. Rookies Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson will play each other in the premier wildcard game this weekend, with the Washington Redskins hosting the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon. Colin Kaepernick gets a week off, as he helped lead his San Francisco 49ers to a bye.

And while our common notions of the how much experience is needed for a quarterback to to lead a team to the Super Bowl may be changing, the notions that many have for the black quarterback may finally begin to change too. RGIII, Wilson and Kaepernick have shown just how far black quarterbacks have come.

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1 posted on 01/05/2013 5:26:22 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Have these people ever heard of Doug Williams?


2 posted on 01/05/2013 5:27:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MinorityRepublican

I won’t rest till there are black curling champs, so help me Obama.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 5:29:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

What is so unique about being black?


4 posted on 01/05/2013 5:31:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This again?

It isn’t Black QBs — it is that no “running QB” has ever been in, much less won, a SB. And most Black QBs take off quickly.

Doug Williams was a pocket passer IIRC.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 5:32:45 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Black quarterbacks changing perceptions as NFL playoffs near”

Huh? What perceptions? The ones that the left ASSUMES everybody has?


6 posted on 01/05/2013 5:33:03 PM PST by Castigar
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To: cripplecreek

Isn’t it nice how every story has a racial angle now?

‘After the break, we will take a look at the KKKnitters ring
that was recently knotted by authorities’


7 posted on 01/05/2013 5:34:07 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

So when will a see a story about a player changing the perception of the white running back?


8 posted on 01/05/2013 5:35:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yup, all us old white farts from the Founders to today are useless...

PS Peyton Manning...


9 posted on 01/05/2013 5:49:23 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

BTW didn’t some racist sports announcer rip RG3 (who is an exception human being based on comments from people I know who know him) for being an Uncle Tom? Yup, it is all about race. Except for the actual producers.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 5:53:40 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Painful topic for conservatives. Rush’s idiotic comment about McNabb (don’t defend it) coupled with his idiotic decision to appear on that stupid shout fest led to his demise. Next came the addiction story (which explained a little), his suspension, and his return as a timid Bush-bot.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 5:54:25 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We are a tribal nation now. No question about it. Identification is based on skin tone, hair color and nostril size.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 5:57:56 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Tell me again who was the last black, “dual-threat” QB to win the SuperBowl?.....just sayin’......


13 posted on 01/05/2013 5:58:09 PM PST by levon
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To: dfwgator

When the NFL “allows” Toby Gerhart, Peyton Hillis, Danny Woodhead and Brian Leonard the carries they deserve......and look out for Rex Burkhead next year....


14 posted on 01/05/2013 5:58:16 PM PST by levon
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To: MinorityRepublican

Did this story’s author check with ESPN’s Rob Parker to find out if Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick are real or cornball before writing this story? This story is already flawed as we know from Parker that RGIII is a cornball, therefore should not really qualify as a black quarterback.

Not that it matters to idiot liberals like this story’s author, but Colin Kaepernick was adopted as a baby and is of mixed racial heritage, in other words - halfrican. From Wilson’s appearance he also appears to be of mixed heritage.

Limbaugh was right about the press’s interest in seeing black quarterbacks do well. Can’t we just recognize that these teams are billion dollar franchises and they have a vested interest in playing their best players and cut the nonsense with this liberal social analysis?


15 posted on 01/05/2013 6:02:07 PM PST by untwist
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To: freedumb2003

Joe Kapp was in superbowl IV. He sure wasn’t a passing quarterback...

He is the only quarterback to have played in the Superbowl, the Rose Bowl, and the Grey Cup.


16 posted on 01/05/2013 6:05:17 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: dfwgator

or Warren Moon...


17 posted on 01/05/2013 6:06:32 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, a slow pocket passer. Pretty much will win the superbowl 39 out of 40 times. I prefer those odds.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 6:07:31 PM PST by SengirV
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To: untwist

I won’t be satisfied till we have a transgender kicker and a homosexual woman as quarterback


19 posted on 01/05/2013 6:07:42 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Is that old widbag still on the air?


20 posted on 01/05/2013 6:09:55 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: donmeaker

>>Joe Kapp was in superbowl IV. He sure wasn’t a passing quarterback...<<

Perhaps I should have said “In the modern era.” I mean, look at Blanda — they don’t even have a NAME for what he did on the field.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 6:10:42 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Can’t wait to see how Manziel does in the pros. Probably like Tebow, not allowed to play his game.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 6:13:19 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: Vendome
What is so unique about being black?

Ask Jimmy the Greek.

-PJ

23 posted on 01/05/2013 6:16:18 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

the existence of this articke proves that Rush was right. There is a section of the media which does root for the success of the black QB. It may be justafiable, but the author of this article is likely in that cheering section and that predeliction may skew one’s perception of performance.


24 posted on 01/05/2013 6:17:25 PM PST by Homer1
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To: MinorityRepublican

It’s the era of Obama: everything HAS to be historic. So the media pumps up any BS they can.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 6:17:47 PM PST by Clock King
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To: shadeaud

Good one !

:-)

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26 posted on 01/05/2013 6:20:51 PM PST by Mears
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To: MinorityRepublican

Doug Williams, Warren Moon? HELLO!


27 posted on 01/05/2013 6:24:17 PM PST by montag813
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To: MinorityRepublican
well, torturing and shooting dogs prolly wasn't something QB's were known for till that POS vick came along...
28 posted on 01/05/2013 6:29:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I really do not care if Russell Williams is black, half black, half white, whatever.....

All I care is that watching Seattle Seahawks games is fun again.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 6:31:17 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Very peculiar comment yourself there, little guy. Rush, of course, never made a comment about McNabb. He made an accurate observation about how the media responded to McNabb.

You obviously have sucked down some serious shit from someone who lied to you. Or, you're just an ignorant little twerp.

30 posted on 01/05/2013 6:40:57 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: MinorityRepublican

Colin K nor Wilson appear to be all black. Colin looks middle eastern. Doesn’t matter but if you write an article on it try to get it right.


31 posted on 01/05/2013 6:42:49 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Castigar

That was what i was thinking. Why are we, well this guy, even talking about this? WTF does the race of the QB have to do with anything? We - most of the rest of the thinking world - are way, way past finding the race of the QB in any way remarkable.


32 posted on 01/05/2013 6:46:54 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: dfwgator
Have these people ever heard of Doug Williams?

I hear ya ! Jeez people, act like you've seen this before. COME ON, MAN !

33 posted on 01/05/2013 6:48:12 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: onona

Onona,

You need to get your HTML $hit together.

Just sayin.


34 posted on 01/05/2013 6:51:46 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Who cares whether they're black, white, or purple. All I care about is whether they lead my team to the championship. I mean, do we have to keep score as to how many QBs are Irish, Polish, Italian, African, German, etc. Just win baby!!
35 posted on 01/05/2013 6:57:31 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: MinorityRepublican

Just to name a few...

Doug Williams
Micheal Vick
Byron Leftwich
Vince Young
Warren Moon
Randall Cunningham
Vince Evans
Steve Mcnair
Daunte Culpepper
Cordell Steward
Rodney Pete


36 posted on 01/05/2013 7:05:00 PM PST by Popman
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yes, these three young dual-threat, black quarterbacks have done well. But the problem with QBs that run so often is that they don’t hold up too well in the NFL. Donovan McNabb was once a frequent runner until he sustained season-ending injuries in three or four consecutive seasons.

RG3 was injured while running and missed a game a few weeks back. The question is still whether the running QB can last even a few seasons in the NFL before serious injuries diminish or end their ability to play the game.

And even with these three, all the coaches and knowledgeable observers want them to minimize the hits taken and to slide to avoid taking hits. I don’t think QBs who run frequently will have long careers in the NFL.


37 posted on 01/05/2013 7:10:52 PM PST by Will88
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To: MinorityRepublican

“The days of needing an established veteran at the quarterback position may be over.”

That’s going a bit too far. Most college quarterbacks aren’t cut out for the NFL. Many great college quarterbacks have no future whatsoever in the NFL. It never had to do with race, but the difference in the pro game and college.


38 posted on 01/05/2013 7:16:07 PM PST by Figment
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” The days of needing an established veteran at the quarterback position may be over.”

Will they retract the article if the Super Bowl is Aaron Rodger vs Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?


39 posted on 01/05/2013 7:27:28 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: donmeaker

Joe Kapp was in superbowl IV. He sure wasn’t a passing quarterback...

He lost that Superbowl too. Warren Moon never played in a Superbowl, but won 4 or 5 Grey Cups. He is a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and also black. He could scramble, but was more of a pocket passer in the NFL


40 posted on 01/05/2013 7:32:05 PM PST by Figment
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To: entropy12
His name is Russell Wilson and he is indeed black, the great-great-grandson of a former slave. His father was a lawyer who played football at Dartmouth. He died while Wilson was still the starting quarterback at NC State. Although I did not attend NC State, I have been a fan for years and I had the pleasure of watching him play for three years. He is highly intelligent and graduated from in three years which is quite an accomplishment for any NC State student as it is anything but a party school.

Sadly, for NC State fans, he was released from his scholarship with a year of eligibility left due to his desire to explore a baseball career with the Rockies. When that did not work out as well as he would have liked, he accepted a scholarship at the University of Wisconsin where he led them to the Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl victory. I think Tom O'Brien's decision to release him from his scholarship was part of the reason that he was fired following the 2012 season. He is a strong Christian and a frequent volunteer in the Seattle community. All of this is to let the Freepers know that, whatever his skin color, Russell Wilson is a truly special player and Seatle is indeed fortunate to have him!

41 posted on 01/05/2013 7:32:49 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: al baby

“Is that old widbag still on the air?”

Yep, and what is being discussed on this thread is what he pointed out ten or more years ago about the media and black quarterbacks.


42 posted on 01/05/2013 7:36:18 PM PST by Figment
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To: MinorityRepublican

*cough* TEBOW *cough*


43 posted on 01/05/2013 7:40:05 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Mike Darancette

“Can’t wait to see how Manziel does in the pros. Probably like Tebow, not allowed to play his game.”

“His” game or Tebows’ doesn’t translate well to the big boys game. If you want to be a running back in the NFL, you are better off to be a running back (Paul Hornung)


44 posted on 01/05/2013 7:40:54 PM PST by Figment
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To: montag813

..and Steve McNair was MVP not some dummy.


45 posted on 01/05/2013 7:59:56 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Will88
The question is still whether the running QB can last even a few seasons in the NFL before serious injuries diminish or end their ability to play the game.

If Michael Vick is any indication, the answer is still no. Well, missing a couple of season due to incarceration doesn't help, either.

46 posted on 01/05/2013 8:00:43 PM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: wolfman23601

Also, don’t forget, no disrespect to RGIII and Wilson but they do have some great run games behind them and good D. It’s not like they’re carrying the entire load.


47 posted on 01/05/2013 8:05:09 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: MinorityRepublican

From 1987 until now, the Philadelphia Eagles have started a black quarterback 328 times.


48 posted on 01/05/2013 8:15:57 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: entropy12

I feel the same about RG III and the Skins. It will be a good game.


49 posted on 01/05/2013 8:28:05 PM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Rush was right......tonight before the GB/Minnesota game Tony Dungy and some other black talking head surmised that the Vikings had a better chance to win with second stringer Joe Webb filling in for that injured pale face Christian Ponder who had taken them to the playoffs.......result?.....Webb with a sub 30 QB rating and 10 points against the same team Ponder put up 37 against last week .......LMAO


50 posted on 01/05/2013 8:38:40 PM PST by levon
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