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This whole racist thing is just stupid.... As the guy said earlier the league is predominantly black. By not admitting that there are more athletic African Americans playing football, that's just wrong numerically.... However, to say Kuechly is not going to be good because he is white is a little confusing. Because I think there are good white players at just about every position. However, I used to look at a white receiver and think "He wishes he could play". Wes Welker, Jordy Nelson, along with others have broken that perception.

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Clay Matthews? Barwin? Brooks Reed? Jarrett Johnson?

Jared Allen, Justin Smith, JJ Watt, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Kelly Gregg, Eric Weddle, Jim Leonhard, Tom Zbikowski

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Clay Matthews?

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So what does that say about your opinions?

If they are not backed up with facts stats or other expert opinions then they are just my opinion, nothing more.

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If they are not backed up with facts stats or other expert opinions then they are just my opinion, nothing more.

You are implying that expert opinions are as good as facts. Just giving you a heads up....

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It's no different from your opinion. But they have seen him play more.

Except that there is nothing to say they are unbiased or informed. Lots of people on here watch every game. From looking at the posts it is pretty obvious they some have no idea what they are talking about. As for what was said of course defense don't funnel running plays to specific linebackers. Linemen take up blockers and contain the edges turning plays back inside where the linebackers make plays. That isn't exactly funneling plays so much as doing their job in the 4-3 scheme. But if people want to call that funneling then so be it. But it wasn't designed for him specifically but is what happens in every 3-4 and 4-3 scheme. The linebackers job is to flow to the ball and make tackles and cover in the short zone.

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You are implying that expert opinions are as good as facts. Just giving you a heads up....

Expert opinions that are based on facts are generally reliable. Particularly those that show to be accurate over time. I have my favorites and those I beleive to be better than others. For the draft for example I like Gil Brandt quite a bit.

But opinions are just that, assessments of what folks think based on any number of criteria. They are not the same as facts.

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The awesome thing about football is that a hardcore fan is often as knowledgeable, or even more so, than a paid expert.

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What about black Quarterbacks? Oh wait...

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The awesome thing about football is that some hardcore fans are often as knowledgeable, or even more so, than a paid expert.

Unfortunately a lot more think they are then is actually the case

Fixed it for you.....

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If you can say you notice a trend of poor LBs, based on race you are saying a lot more than you think in that sentence. What other trends can we ignorantley attribute it to race?

Black guys being more atheletic than white guys is a sterotype not racism. Racism is backed by instutional power, as is descrimination.

It's more of an inccorrect attribution (sterotype), than it is racist. A trend is nothing but a trend, it's not a correlation. If I get robbed by a black guy, the situation follow a 'local' or 'global' trend, but it is inaccurate to correlate the race to the behavior.

If you want to prove correlation, cause and effect as well as (most importantley)a high degree of significance, through purely racial measures, you're going to have hard time. So what's all this noonsense mean? It means that if he fails to be a good LB, he may follow a trend but it's absurd to say he is white and that is why, a false correlation.

Are you wrong for thinking this? Yes, but not like you think. You're not morally wrong. Youre wrong as in assuming there is a correlation. A better statement might be "Am I wrong he will follow a trend of..." rather than "Am I wrong because I think he'll fail because he is white...".

Also be aware when people say white, what they're really saying is 'not black' or 'not latino'. That is why race is stupid, inaccurate and is man made; even further proof racial correlations are not only complete crap, but are near impossible to find any significance in it.

If you found out he was French, would it change to French guys can't play LB? Would a new trend start? Probably not. We'd probably all ignore that and just say white vs. black.

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