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Racism Quiz

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So here's a set of quarterback reviews cut and pasted from Pro Football Weekly Draft Previews written by Nolan Nawrocki between 2007 and 2010.

See if you can tell me which ones were about black quarterbacks and which were about white ones.

If Nawrocki is actually racist - as has been suggested - then it should be pretty easy to tell, right? :thumbsup:

Right? :sosp:

Of course, for those who don't take the topic quite so seriously, you can also have fun just seeing if you can tell who's who :cool:

(fourteen total questions; extra points if you can identify who he was actually writing about; hint: not all are starters)

1. Has everything a coach could desire physically, possessing all the tools to develop into an elite passer. Performance tailed off as a junior with a poor supporting cast, but most of his flaws are correctable and his overall skill set will excite good NFL QB coaches.

2. System quarterback with the size, smarts and toughness to develop into a fine pro, but will likely require a few years of seasoning before he is ready. Has some intriguing traits, but is far from a sure thing and will require patient coaching.

3. Would be an afterthought if he did not have a blue chip quarterback's last name. Some team will take a chance on developing him, but he has yet to find any consistency and may never find it.

4. Showed improvement as a decision-maker as a senior under a new offensive coordinator, carrying the offense. Running ability could open up the passing game and ease his maturation. Has enough tools to develop if he continues to work at the craft.

5. Operated out of a simplified passing game that seldom required working through progressions and often allowed predetermined 1-2 reads to be made. Is too jittery when he is forced to cycle through his reads and tends to run at the second flash of coverage or force the ball. Footwork will require considerable refinement. Not a decisive triggerman. Not a natural passer. Will require significant development time.

6. Cut from the same cloth as (two prior busts), possessing an elitist attitude and selfishness that could polarize a locker room and create needless drama that may detract from a team. The defining question of his career is whether he possesses the intangibles and makeup to become a leader and win the respect of his teammates.

7. Has excelled in a system tailor-made to his talents but does not have the mental makeup, toughness or intangibles desired to achieve at the pro level.

8. Most reads are predetermined and he struggles when he is forced to move through progressions or throw the long ball. Too streaky and can go in the tank when he gets out of rhythm. Struggled versus better competition and fell apart late in the season.

9. Can come off as arrogant and egotistical. Will rub some people the wrong way. How well he can swallow his pride will determine whether he succeeds or not. Would be best suited going to a team with an established veteran who can be a calming influence.

10. A very athletic, quick-footed playmaker who is considerably further in development at this stage than (a predecessor). Might have made a mint at the East-West Shrine Game when he fared well against better competition.

11. Will take time to absorb an offense and need time to be groomed. Long delivery will always allow defenders to prey on his passes. Will require significant patience and his long-term success will hinge on his ability to absorb a playbook.

12. Too often points the finger and lacks humility to accept fault. Struggles to control his emotions and has not yet figured out how to lead. Stubborn and can be resistant to coaching.

13. For as much upside as he has - and it's off the charts - his downside is just as great and he could be out of the league just as fast as he is in the Pro Bowl. A very high-risk, high-reward pick. Whoever drafts him better make sure they properly evaluate his mental makeup and character, or they could set back their franchise at least 3 years.

14. Exudes an air of confidence. Good competitor. Team player with a passion for the game. More of a gamer than a pure passer. A lanky, loose-armed slinger who, if given a chance to develop and grow in an NFL strength program, might return some dividends.

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all negative things are about jimmy clausen, you know, cause he's that shitty and everything...

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1. White

2. White

3. White

4. Black

5. White

6. White

7. Black

8. White

9. Black

10. White

11. Black

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I think you missed a couple. There are fourteen total.

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Youre right let me write these answers down

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I know where you are trying to go with this, but judging potential QBs does not necessarily have to do anything with race. And, quite frankly, this really isn't the forum to bring up such matters. Moreover, I believe that sometimes because we pay so much attention to something that might be considered racial, that we fail to address the real undercurrent of racism that still exists in America, and the world, today.

Can't get with this, Scottie.

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1. White

2. White

3. White

4. White

5. Black

6. White

7. White

8. White

9. White

10. Black

11. White

12. White

13. Black

14. White

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I know where you are trying to go with this, but judging potential QBs does not necessarily have to do anything with race. And, quite frankly, this really isn't the forum to bring up such matters. Moreover, I believe that sometimes because we pay so much attention to something that might be considered racial, that we fail to address the real undercurrent of racism that still exists in America, and the world, today.

Can't get with this, Scottie.

Ah, but Warren Moon says there's racism behind Nawrocki's evaluation of Newton, remember? And some of our own have chimed in that it's true.

If that's so, then it should be easy to pick out who's who in these reviews, right? :D

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1. White

2. White

3. White

4. White

5. Black

6. White

7. White

8. White

9. White

10. Black

11. White

12. White

13. Black

14. White

Not gonna say which, but you got four guys pegged wrong. Only about a 72, percentage wise.

No guesses on the names?

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the real question is if he got all the black guys right!

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the real question is if he got all the black guys right!

Nope :nonod:

If I scored solely on that, the total would be even lower.

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this is a dumb quiz that has no point.I'll pass:chillpill:

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