furrey gettig screwed ?

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  1. whiteknight

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    well colour me stunned [​IMG]

    Mike Furrey vs. Calvin Johnson, Detroit: Furrey, who finished second to Andre Johnson in receptions last season, is now expected to be moved into the slot while Johnson takes over as a starter at split end alongside Roy Williams. Furrey will still see his share of opportunities in Mike Martz's pass-laden offensive attack, but Johnson will be far more attractive in both seasonal and long-term formats.

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  2. backrow

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    and how did you not see it coming?
    we've already discussed it plenty right after the draft. it might actually be pretty goof for Mike ot operate underneath and i still expect him to get good numbers this season.
     
  3. whiteknight

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    i did see it coming !!!
     
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    It's ridiculous that Furrey lost his Slot role last year to McDonald. It just shows how much blacks are favored by the black supremacy media and drunken fans. It just makes it easy for the coaches and GMs and other black players to discriminate against white skill players.

    For God sakes the guy caught 98 passes and led the NFC in receptions. That is what the Slot guy needs to do, catch a lot of balls and keep moving the chains. But somehow Furrey's precision route running skills, superior quicks and hands of glue have him projected as the 4th WR going into this season.

    What in the world did McDonald do to supplant Furrey on the depth chart in his first season in Detroit? Oh wait I know the answer, he was born with Melanin and the league can't hold a superior brother athlete down! Heck even Calvin Johnson hasn't shown yet he's better than Furrey and Calvin was the 2nd overall draft pick (a 6'5 guy with 4.35 speed). The good old Caste NFL! [​IMG]
     
  6. Deacon

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    Two years ago he caught 98 passes for 1,086 yards. This year, through 3 games he has six catches for 44 yards.
     
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    By my unofficial calculation, Mike finished tied for 6th in the league in receiving yardage for Week 7 even though McDonald replaced Roy Williams as the starter. Will the Caste Lions, now that Mike Martz is gone,acknowledge that they have another "Wes Welker type" and keep using Furreyheavily as thevery goodreceiver he is, or will Caste considerations win out?
     
  8. whiteathlete33

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    Furrey is too good for this treatment. He could average 800 yards a year receiving every year easily.
     
  9. jaxvid

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    Furrey's out for the year, the Lions buried him on IR ending his season, the same thing they did to Kitna, and like Kitna Furrey is not happy. He's had a concussion and it's not a season ending thing. The real story is the Lions are cleaning house for next year and it's clear Furrey is out.

    It's very unlikely the new regime will be sympathetic to a white "possesion" reciever. My prediction has come to pass, although it was an easy call, a couple of years after leading the NFC in receptions Furrey will be dispatched to neverland. If he was black he'd have been guaranteed 5 years of starting gigs and big contracts. Instead he was benched the following season and gradually phased out. All the while the Lions became worse and worse.
     
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    Yeah what a winning MO they have in Detroit! Oh the depths to which a team will fall to stick to the Caste party line. [​IMG]
     
  11. Van_Slyke_CF

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    I've watched Detroit only one time in the past several years, and that was on Thanksgiving. What a pathetic exhibition of football, especially the 11 blacks they had prancing around out there on defense for the time I could bear to watch.

    Mike Furrey should go somewhere he will be appreciated next season.

    Let the Lions sign a replacement like Plaxico Burress. Perhaps they could get Mikey Vick to throw him the ball.
     
  12. jaxvid

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    They should have at least put him back in as a safety (with Schwiegart) so the team had a couple of people that could tackle on the defense.
     
  13. Thrashen

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    Yeah, the "Furrey played both ways" story lasted for about 2 seconds at ESPN and NFLN. So did the "Furrey played in the XFL and the Arena League" stories.

    All those ugly little trolls in the caste media have long forgotten his 98 catches and 1000+ season two years ago (in the slot, of course).

    Whatever, same old horesh*t as usual. At least after his monster season he got a nice contract and signing bonus from the Lions. Obviously, Furrey deserves to go to another team. The ONLY positive thing about this caste Lions this season is John Standeford actually played in an NFL game. Needless to say, it was a long time coming.
     
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    Should this team go 0-16, the stigma of being a member of it will haunt all of these players for the rest of their careers. I think that teams will actually notice that they were on the 2008 Lions.
     
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    Furrey's done. I knew it was coming but it's still hard to take.

    Lions to release receiver Furrey
    John Niyo / The Detroit News
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Lions officially introduced their new offensive coordinator, former St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan, today in Allen Park.

    "But he's not my offensive coordinator," Lions receiver Mike Furrey said Wednesday morning from Tampa, where he was participating in a charity event in conjunction with Super Bowl XLIII.

    So make that former Lions receiver Mike Furrey, who said he was told Tuesday morning in a brief phone call from Lions general manager Martin Mayhew that he was being released by the team with a year remaining on his contract.

    Furrey, who signed a three-year, $9.25 million contract with the Lions in January 2007, had a contentious end to his season with Lions management. After suffering a concussion Nov. 9 against Jacksonville, he was placed on injured reserve Dec. 1, a move he said publicly he disagreed with at the time. Furrey also was among a handful of players who were openly critical of the Lions' shift in offensive philosophy last season.

    "(Mayhew) just called to say they were calling the guys they were releasing, and that was the gist of the conversation," Furrey said. "I said, 'Thanks' and that was it.

    "The conversation was real brief. But I wasn't surprised at all. We butted heads toward the end of the season. And it's because I wanted to win. I was sick of losing, sick of going out on Sundays without a chance to win. And it had nothing to do with (coach Rod) Marinelli. I believe in him 100 percent. But I believe things just funneled down from the top, and I wanted to win as much as anybody else."

    The Lions haven't confirmed the roster move yet. But Furrey already is moving on.

    "I'm happy," he said. "I got the call right before we were boarding the plane yesterday to come to Tampa. And it's a burden off my back. I'm relaxed and I'm happy and I'm ready to go start a new career somewhere and help another team win a Super Bowl."

    Furrey had 18 catches for 181 yards in 2008. In his first season in Detroit (2006), he caught 98 passes for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns.
     
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    Another reason the Lions are the worst team in football. How can a guy who led the NFC in receptions rot on the bench...while the team goes 0-16? Oh, that's right, he's white.
     
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    Wow this league is so racist that they even surprise us sometimes with their lack of any common sense. Furrey will have to be picked up by some desperate team and have a chance to at least make 3rd WR somewhere wouldn't he? He was very impressive in the 2006 season leading the NFC in receptions.

    If Furrey doesn't get a chance somewhere he should join up with Peyton Hillis (if he gets screwed this season like I'm predicting with a new coaching staff) and Mike Hass for a lawsuit against this disgusting league! I honestly feel if three white skill players got together that were the most screwed and filed a lawsuit it might actually shake things up a little. There is so much evidence to prove what is going on!Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
  18. bigunreal

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    Furry's 2006 season went by unnoticed, to put it kindly, in the mainstream media. Never has a WR come out of nowhere and led the league in receptions like that, to the almost total silence of the jock sniffers and drunk white fans. If Furrey had been black, ESPN and the NFL Network would have spun feel good stories about his rise from obscurity. Certainly he wouldn't have had to battle for playing time the next season, as Furrey did (when he ultimately dropped to FOURTH on the team dept chart at WR, behind future Hall of Famer Sean McDonald).

    At some point, one of these white players has to say something publicly about this situation. It's beyond the elephant in the room. It's beyond the emperor's new clothes. Hopefully, when the first white player does blurt out the blatantly obvious truth, he won't quickly back down and issue the standard sheepish apology. Instead, maybe another white player will speak up, too. I guess maybe I'm just being overly optimistic. It's always nice to hope....Edited by: bigunreal
     
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    If Furrey did want to make a legal case his argument could be based upon the following:

    Here are the top 5 reception leaders in the NFL for the last 3 years. All except two are treated as superstars and considered the No 1. receiver on their respective teams. What do those 2 players have in common?

    2006
    1. Andre Johnson* · HOU 103
    2. Mike Furrey · DET 98
    3. Marvin Harrison*+ · IND 95
    4. Torry Holt* · STL 93
    5. Donald Driver* · GNB

    2007
    1. T.J. Houshmandzadeh* · CIN 112
    Wes Welker · NWE 112
    3. Reggie Wayne* · IND 104
    4. Derrick Mason · BAL 103
    5. Brandon Marshall · DEN 102

    2008
    1. Andre Johnson+ · HOU 115
    2. Wes Welker · NWE 111
    3. Brandon Marshall · DEN 104
    4. Larry Fitzgerald+ · ARI 96
    Tony Gonzalez+ · KAN 96
     
  20. Thrashen

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    I actually saw Furrey when he played in the short-lived XFL as well as theAFL.


    Bigunreal, I distinctly remember watching ESPN after the final game of the 06-07 season. One of the many talking heads said something like: "Andre Johnson lead the NFL in receptions....and then, Mike Furrey! Who? Haha!"


    Even when these guys do succeed, they are mocked and the situation is treated like some sort of gigantic "fluke."


    Also, I did see a "human interest story" on Furrey, after he got his new multi-million dollar deal from the Lions (the sameoffseason where Kevin Curtis got paid handsomely by the Eagles). The story pretty much showed his "underdog" saga (XFL, AFL, playing safety on the Rams)....but with a caste twist. It seemed as though they were suggesting that he succeeded only because he worked hard, not because he was athletic enough to do so. A real caste tear-jerker.


    It would be nice to see Furrey follow Mike Martz, wherever he ends up this season.
     
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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7448445544326809041 &hl=en

    highlight i made of Furrey in the 06 season

    only a few more days until i get my new computer so i can get rid of that watermark that displays for a few seconds! i should wait to make these but i cant resist

    comments for this and the Matt Jones vid are appreciated, I hope everyone likes the musical selections, i went with something less heavy heheEdited by: dwid
     
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    finally got the waterlogo off so if anyone is interested in seeing furrey from 2006 please take a look, it got 0 hits on google video, i made it so people arent like "mike who?" but i dont know how to promote it, it truly shows that he was good even while on a crappy team like the lions
    here it is on youtube without the watermark
    i hope everyone enjoys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHQF5Gt_D1M
     
  23. jaxvid

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    Great job on the vid! I really enjoyed it. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  24. dwid

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    thanks, im glad you like it. i hope it doesnt get taken down while less talented nfl players get to stay up. I want to make more, probably college players entering the draft first. There should be a section on Castefootball with the video highlights of White players embedded.


    edit: maybe it will help now that i learned how to embed links in this site hehe

    Mike Furrey HighlightsEdited by: dwid
     
  25. GreatLakeState

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    Money Mike has been out in the media since Lions cut him. Said he's grateful to get out of that place.
     

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