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Mike Furrey baby.


ha, he played Safety for the Rams last year. I hope he does well, wherever he went


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Mike Furrey baby.


ha, he played Safety for the Rams last year. I hope he does well, wherever he went


He's playing WR for Mike Martz and the Detroit Lions this year


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edzeppe wrote:
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Mike Furrey baby.


ha, he played Safety for the Rams last year. I hope he does well, wherever he went


He's playing WR for Mike Martz and the Detroit Lions this year


oh yeah....Martz will get something out of him.


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marvin harrison
torry holt
terrell owens
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marvin harrison
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the guy in arizona


Boldin and Fitsgerald?

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that was really off the top of my head as quick as can be.

the 'zona guy i'm thinking of is boldin.

and i'd add santana moss, chad johnson and joe horn on further thought. possibly reggie wayne, too. eric moulds could be top ten.

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corduroy_blazer wrote:
that was really off the top of my head as quick as can be.

the 'zona guy i'm thinking of is boldin.

and i'd add santana moss, chad johnson and joe horn on further thought. possibly reggie wayne, too. eric moulds could be top ten.


Moulds is super inconsistent. Chad Johnson is definetly top 5.

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i got bugs wrote:
try to think of and post 10 white wide recievers currently playing

off the top of your head


I didn't look at any others before I posted this.

1. Dane Looker
2. Chris Horn
3. Ricky Proehl
4. Marc Boerigter
5. Jeffery Bloom
6. Tim Dwight
7. the guy I had here turned out to be a TE
8. Drew Bennet
9. um
10. uh

I got 7. Not bad.

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ohhhh white wide receivers. damn. i thought it said best.

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corduroy_blazer wrote:
ohhhh white wide receivers. damn. i thought it said best.


wondered where you were going with that.

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ohhhh white wide receivers. damn. i thought it said best.


wondered where you were going with that.


considering every guy on my list is black :lol:

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corduroy_blazer wrote:
iwasthere wrote:
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ohhhh white wide receivers. damn. i thought it said best.


wondered where you were going with that.


considering every guy on my list is black :lol:


javon ahead of chambers????

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iwasthere wrote:
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ohhhh white wide receivers. damn. i thought it said best.


wondered where you were going with that.


considering every guy on my list is black :lol:


javon ahead of chambers????


hey it was off the top of my head. i didn't think of chambers. i suppose he's ahead of javon.

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I'd just like to say that Wes Welker is the shit.

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Oh, and naming white RBs is MUCH tougher than WRs.


We'll have Peyton Hillis and one more:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=m ... type042010

Race factors into evaluation of Gerhart
By Michael Silver, Yahoo! Sports Apr 20, 8:00 am EDT

PALO ALTO, Calif. – If you’ve seen Toby Gerhart carry the football, you’re well aware that the former Stanford halfback and Heisman Trophy runner-up is about as subtle as Iron Man. It’s no surprise, then, that as the NFL draft approaches, the player one AFC front-office executive described as “a bowling ball with butter knives” is hell-bent on obliterating the perception that he lacks the athleticism to succeed in the pros.

“I’m just a running back who tries to do what he can to win games and score touchdowns, but people have their opinions, and it’s kind of frustrating,” Gerhart said earlier this month between bites of pizza. “People say, ‘He’s slow,’ or ‘He’s not going to be able to break tackles at the next level.’ In college I went up against players like [USC’s] Brian Cushing(notes) and Clay Matthews(notes) – guys who ended up making the Pro Bowl [as NFL rookies] – and I ran through their tackles. It’s too bad people look at you all weird because of a stereotype.”

When NFL scouts look at Gerhart, they see a 6-foot, 231-pound power back who ran for 1,871 yards and 27 touchdowns last season, getting edged out by Alabama’s Mark Ingram in the closest Heisman vote in history. When they look at Gerhart’s numbers from the NFL scouting combine, they see that he ran a 4.50-second 40-yard dash and registered a 38-inch vertical leap, both impressive numbers for a player his size.

Yet they also see a white guy trying to make it in the league as a feature back, something that has become increasingly rare in this era. Peyton Hillis(notes), now with the Cleveland Browns, led the Denver Broncos in rushing yards in 2008, but was limited to just 54 last season in part because of 2009 draft pick Knowshon Moreno’s(notes) addition.

Race shouldn’t be an issue, of course, but Gerhart can’t help but believe that it has colored the opinions of at least some potential employers.

“One team I interviewed with asked me about being a white running back,” Gerhart says. “They asked if it made me feel entitled, or like I felt I was a poster child for white running backs. I said, ‘No, I’m just out there playing ball. I don’t think about that.’ I didn’t really know what to say.”

One longtime NFL scout insisted that Gerhart’s skin color will likely prevent the Pac-10’s offensive player of the year from being drafted in Thursday’s first round.

“He’ll be a great second-round pickup for somebody, but I guarantee you if he was the exact same guy – but he was black – he’d go in the first round for sure,” the scout said. “You could make a case that he’s a Steven Jackson-type – doesn’t have blazing speed but he’s strong and powerful and versatile.”

Gerhart isn’t used to such comparisons. He’s typically cast as the next John Riggins or Mike Alstott(notes) or, less flatteringly, as an updated version of another former Stanford star, Tommy Vardell, who had an unremarkable NFL career after being picked ninth overall in the 1992 draft.

“You hear that I’m like those guys, or like [current Cincinnati Bengals back] Brian Leonard(notes),” Gerhart says. “I see myself more like Deuce McAllister(notes) or Michael Turner(notes).”

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Wonder if this white WR will get drafted this weekend?

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I hear rumors that Miami is looking at him in the later rounds

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Bout to be a few more to list if this draft is any indication. Shipley, Decker, Cooper, and maybe one or two others.

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http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/20 ... -race-card

Green Bay Packers Receiver Jordy Nelson Says His Race Is Part Of The Reason For His Success
Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:47 am
Written by: Ben Maller

A Super Bowl hero is crediting his eye-popping success this season to old-school racial stereotypes.

Green Bay Packers' receiver Jordy Nelson, who is white, has become one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets and believes his skin color has been somewhat of an asset.

Nelson broke onto the spotlight a year ago by scoring a crucial touchdown in his team's Super Bowl XLV win over the Steelers, becoming just the fourth NFL wide receiver ever to post nine catches for 140 yards and a score in the Super Bowl.

Other Packers receivers joke that Nelson is the beneficiary of being the only white receiver on the team, suggesting opposing defensive backs don't think of Nelson as a big a threat.

Nelson tells the Green Bay Press Gazette that he's used this racial bias to his advantage. "Honestly, I think it is (a factor)," Nelson told the Press Gazette. "As receivers, we've talked about it. I know (cornerbacks coach) Joe Whitt tells me all the time, when all the rookies come in, he gives them the heads up, 'Don't let him fool ya.' That's fine with me."

Packers teammate Greg Jennings, who is black, believes Nelson isn't like other white pass catchers who've played in the NFL. "It's easy for someone to say, 'Oh yeah, he’s like one of those other white receivers,'" Jennings said. "He's not. I'm sorry. He's not. He knows how I feel about it. Maybe I’m a little biased because he is a teammate, but from watching him day one to right now, totally different player."

Among the top 15 NFL wide receivers in yardage, only New England Patriots star Wes Welker, the league leader in receptions and yards, is white.

Jennings went on to tell the Green Bay Press-Gazette that race is indeed part of the story. "He uses that to his advantage," Jennings said. "Don’t put this out there because that’s our secret. But no, seriously, he has taken full advantage of every position that he’s been in whether it be special teams with the kick return game, now being the No. 2 ... however you want to put it, he’s taken full advantage of it. It’s not because he didn’t put the time in. It’s not because he’s the white guy. A lot of it has to do with the fact that guys look at him say, 'OK, yeah, he's the white guy, he can't be that good.' Well, he is that good. He's proven to be that good, and it's because of the work and the time that he’s put on not only on the field but in his preparation off the field."

Apparently people have been underestimating Nelson for a while. He went from being a walk-on safety as a freshman in 2003 to posting the most prolific single season in Kansas State history, with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards in 2007.

Rodgers, the favorite to win league MVP honors, joined the conversation about racial perceptions with a teammate during Green Bay's blowout win over the Vikings Monday night. "I was talking to 'Wood' (Charles Woodson) in the fourth quarter and he said, 'When you see Jordy out there, you think, 'Oh well, he’s a white wide receiver. He won’t be very athletic.' But Jordy sort of breaks all those stereotypes," Rodgers said during his weekly radio show in Milwaukee this week. "I am not sure why he keeps sneaking up on guys."

Nelson has caught 61 passes for 1,082 yards and a stunning 13 touchdowns over his last 15 games for the Packers.

This season he's tied with Steve Smith of the Panthers for the NFL's top spot in yards per reception at an impressive 18.6. Nelson's seven touchdown receptions ties him for 7th best in the NFL, behind Detroit's Calvin Johnson (11) and the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (8).


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