Furrey agrees to three-year deal

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  1. devans

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    I've just checked the Lions depth chart at NFL/Lions
    and it is showing Shaun McDonald as starting, and Mike as a backup. Surely Mike showed last year that he is a quality STARTING NFL Wide Receiver.

    We all suspected that Mike would lose his starting job this year after the Lions used a high draft pick on a receiver. Did anyone think he would be a backup behind McDonald? I know that possibility did not occur to me.
     
  2. bigunreal

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    The Mike Furrey situation reveals once again just how impossible it is for white players to succeed in today's NFL. If a guy who caught almost 100 passes last season, playing for a coach who is considered to be one of the least Caste friendly ones out there, cannot even beat out a journeyman like Sean McDonald, then what chance does any white WR have in this league?
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Very little. The pattern is clear and repetitious -- once a white WR does get a chance and succeeds he often is demoted the next season. Wes Welker is the only current white WR who would seem to be in a good spot. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Kevin Curtis is the Eagles' number two or even three receiver next year. He's had an outstanding season but many pundits and drunk white fans want to make him the scapegoat for McNabb's struggles this season.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    Another example of what happens to a white receiver is the case of David Anderson. A great college player, he gets kicked around and cut a couple of times by the Texans, then finally gets to play some thanks to injuries to most of the team's "real" receivers, and acquits himself well, well enough for one paper to print an article asking if he can be the league's next Wes Welker. Then he promptly disappears for the rest of the season and it wouldn't be surprising if he never plays in the NFL again.Anderson may or may not be starting material, but at the least he would make a fine slot receiver for many teams.
     

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