I stopped being a masochist and do not follow or watch the NFL. I believe the decade of the 1960s was the last , that whites players had a fair chance to compete with blacks for ALL positions. I was looking at mid to late 1960s rosters of top NFL/AFL teams and of course, this was well before the NFL instituted their goal of making their league " white free". It was interesting to note that there were a good number of black players. But whites were the majority and were allowed to play any position including the sacred CB, running back and wide receivers. It was interesting that unlike, baseball prior to 1947 when there were no blacks, whites competed and beat outs black "supermen "for most of the skill positions .The blacks were on the rosters and had their chances and won some starting positions but white starters were as good or better. This will put the lie to the argument that whites are not "athletic enough" . A good example is the 1969 New York Jets (their only superbowl champion). They had to beat the KC Chiefs which were first team to institute a caste system ( I believe by the early 1970s they only had 2 whites on their starting defense:Johnny Robinson and Jim Lynch). The number of whites in the starting lineup of the Jets in 1969 Superbowl were 9 whites on offense and 8 whites. As I pointed out there had been no lack of opportunity for blacks ,especially in the AFL to win starting positions . Joe Namath didn't need "brothers" to catch the ball for the 4,000 plus yards he passed for in a 14 game season . The Jets receivers from the mid 60's until they won the superbowl were all white:Bake Turner, Jim Turner, Don Maynard ( several 1,000 + yards 14 game seasons) George Sauer Jr. (led the AFL in catches in 1969)and Pete Lammons What was different was the SEC ,and the top Texas schools ,among others ,gave white athletes the chance to play all the skill positions and excel. All 5 of the aforementioned Jets receivers played at schools such Texas El Paso ,U of Texas . The black players had their schools so both groups had equal chances to learn each position and excel. Of Course, now the all the top conferences and teams are reserved for blacks only,with whites allowed to occasionally fill the least desirable positions Even if blacks were not recruited by the SEC until the late 1960's they had schools to attend that the NFL took very seriously e.g Grambling, Jackson state , Florida A&M. Whites now have only division 3 colleges to get a chance to play all positions. What is different now ,however, is the NFL doesn't consider any white Division 3 college player as NFL material except for the occasional undrafted player who may rarely work his way onto a roster.