NFL playbooks racially biased

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    After observing an astonishingly and perpetually high failure rate of black quarterbacks in the NFL, it's become painfully obvious that the playbooks must be racially biased. There is simply no other rational conclusion. Right?

    Let's list what we "know"

    - Success at the quarterback position requires both physical skill and enough intelligence to quickly and accurately read defenses and make decisions accordingly.

    - Black quarterbacks are obviously physically gifted, they wouldn't be there if they were not.

    - Race has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with intelligence and therefore it's reasonable to assume that black quarterbacks are just as intelligent as their successful white counterparts.

    However, the fact remains that black quarterbacks are victimized by an obvious disparate impact when it comes to success at the position. And if it's not due to a lack of physical skill and/or intelligence, then it must be that the playbooks themselves are racially biased.

    I think it's high time that Roger Goodell puts an end to this and levels the playing field for all races of quarterback.


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    Yeah, not every black quarterback can be as good as say... Ryan Leaf.
     
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    Certainly not Jamarcus Russell anyway. :lol:
     
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    What, no statistics?

    What percentage of black quarterbacks have won Superbowls?

    What percentage of white quarterbacks have won Superbowls?
     
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    The percentage of superbowl winning quarterbacks that are white is 98%.
     
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    No, that's not what I meant. Roughly 10% of all NFL black quarterbacks have won Superbowl rings. What is the percent for white quarterbacks? I imagine it is lower than that.
     
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    Wrong. It would definitely be higher.
     
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    btw: You clearly betray your ignorance about the NFL if you choose to define "success" as winning a superbowl ring. Especially since it serves to excaserbate my point, rather than refute it.

    There has been exactly one black superbowl winning quarterback...ever. Doug Williams.

    There have probably been at least 50 black quarterbacks. That puts your stat at 2%.
     
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    That's pretty much the same as the percentage of whites that won the presidency...
     
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    I think your overestimating the success rate of white quarterbacks in the NFL. Players in the NFL fail all the time. That and injuries explain why the average career is only about 3 years.

    I mean Jamarcus Russell is BAD!!! but Derek Anderson is somehow worse... going by passer ratings anyway.
     

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