Ryan Swope

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  1. white lightning

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    Ryan Swope is headed to the AZ Cardinals. As most of us here know, Ryan should have been drafted in the first couple of round but hopefully he can make a name for himself in the desert. The Cardinals have been searching for a deep threat to stretch the defense and help to open up their running game. Hopefully they have the right man for the job. I know for a fact they do if they just play the kid! He is an amazing athlete who is very explosive. Swope also had some of the best hands of any kid in the draft. He rarely drops balls.

    Here is a nice article from the bleacher report about how he might fit in in Arizona.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1620723-ryan-swope-to-cardinals-how-does-wr-fit-with-arizona
     
  2. joegoofinoff

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    He also was the only WR selected by the Cardinals. So, that might bode well for him. Hope he stays injury free.

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  3. jaxvid

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    Excellent article on the racial prejudice faced by Ryan Swope from VDARE by Paul Kersey.


    http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-2...ernon-latest-casualties-of-war-against-whites

    [h=1]The 2013 NFL Draft: Ryan Swope, Conner Vernon Latest Casualties Of War Against Whites[/h] By Paul Kersey on April 29, 2013 at 12:04am
    The NFL isn't just a sports-entertainment empire that generates many billions of profit per year. It's also a wonderful distraction—an opiate for the masses, if you will—from such frivolous news as the Gang of Eight’s desire to turn all of America into California.
    But it's more than that. It's another battlefield in America's long war against her own people.
    The 2013 Draft provides another example of anti-white discrimination that goes all but unmentioned by the fanatically PC sports journalism establishment.
     
  4. Extra Point

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    The Cardinals got a steal in getting Swope in the 6th round.

    They should play him exclusively on the outside and take advantage of his tremendous speed.

    Given the recent track record of the NFL this is unlikely to happen but that's what they should do.
     
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    Great article from the writer at VDARE.....I'm posting it on a political forum on a thread about the Tebow debacle...thanks.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    Every article I've read since the draft states that Swope dropped to the 6th round only because of his "concussion problem," to the point that he's even been compared to Austin Collie (but never say Laurent Robinson or any of the black receivers who've had multiple concussions) despite never missing a game at A&M. The fact that Swope was the only White receiver drafted is strong evidence for the real reason he went so late. But a nice urban legend's been started that he's concussion prone, which falsely labels him and covers up the Caste System considerations nicely. I blame Mike Mayock for fueling it and never noting Swope's durability while turning him into a poster child for concussions. A-hole.

    In these days of concussion awareness, head injuries in college can affect a players’ future in pro football.

    For proof, look no further than Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope. The Dallas Morning News wrote about how Swope has a history of head injuries that caused him to fall to the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday.


    Swope, who ran the second fastest time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, slipped some in the draft due to concussion concerns by most teams in the league. He had two documented concussions while at A&M.

    "He gets stereotyped as an inside receiver," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. "I don’t think it’s fair to the kid. I had a third-round grade on him. But because of concussions he drops down to the sixth round."


    Swope reportedly had four concussions while playing for the Aggies. He was even compared to free-agent wide receiver Austin Collie, who also plays the slot position and has been plagued by concussions. However, he told The Associated Press that he doesn’t think that will keep him from being productive with the Arizona Cardinals.


    He left Texas A&M as the school’s all-time leader in receptions with 252 and wowed scouts with the second-fastest time at the NFL combine, covering the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds.

    Swope was once considered a third-round prospect, but a rash of concussions at College Station sent up red flags and dropped him into the later rounds.
    "I never missed any games because of any head injuries," Swope said. "I’ve always been a fast healer. They’ve (the concussions) never been real serious. They’ve been very minor."

    – Bill Bradley, contributing editor
    http://www.nflevolution.com/article/Ryan-Swope-copes-as-concussions-cause-him-to-fall-in-draft?ref=9585
     
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    I think there is a subtle type of anti-black racism at work with this theme of White players being susceptible to concussions while black players get to dodge the concern. One that the media would never acknowledge and would commit suicide if forced to admit. I remember back in the day that a lot of "racist" White guys would talk about how thick skulled and impervious to head injury black men were and how it gave them an advantage in boxing for instance and also for football head collisions. The thinking was that there wasn't much to damage up there and that, unlike a White man, who's large brain was in need of delicate protection, a black guy didn't have to care what happened to his head.

    I'm sure the guys that write about sports subconsciously feel this way. They are all journalism grads that no doubt looked down on the intelligence of the black athletes on campus that did little to no school work before turning pro. They can't come out and say it of course, and they may not even realize that is what they are doing. But when they make a big deal about what delicate flowers the White players are concerning head injuries and ignore the same with black players, then what else is to be assumed?

    In fact the whole caste system is in a way the expression of White sports nerds racially profiling black players as low IQ, jungle savages, who have simple minds and primitive physical attributes. But of course all people are the same and there is no difference between the races!
     
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    I assume they're using yet another method to degrade White athletes. The new generation of writers is far different from old school sports writers, who are pretty much spit out from an assembly line of plastic-smiled, totally liberal androids, with a lot of Jews and homosexuals in the mixture to boot. They have the same "sympathy" for Ryan Swope they have for Austin Collie, in other words none, but have total sympathy for blacks; they like nothing more than writing "feel good" stories about them. They're as deracinated and reprogrammed on race as it's possible to be.

    And it's not unconscious anti-black racism; just another example of how Whites are disproportionately singled out when it is a negative topic or one that shows "weakness," whereas blacks are wildly disproportionately mentioned when it's something positive.
     
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    The concussions are one thing, however, all the scouting reports I have read on Swope are the usual. Despite 4.34 speed he doesn't play that fast on the field. I wonder what game tape these morons were watching.

    I think Arizona is a decent spot for Swope because after Fitzgerald the Cardinals have nothing at receiver. If the team is fair, Swope will be the number two receiver. Kevin Curtis wasted the best years of his career and didn't start until his fifth season.
     
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    They have Michael Floyd, who was a first round draft pick in 2012. He may be a bust, in fact he probably will be, but in the meantime he of course has magnificent upside that Arizona has to spend years trying to develop. Swope's best chance at playing time for now will be by trying to displace Andre Roberts. Unless he gets the opportunity Ricky Proehl did, who (miraculously)started for Arizona as a rookie, it's hard to see him avoiding a racial apprenticeship.
     
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    Floyd will most likely be a bust. At worst, Swope should be the number three receiver this season. Don't forget how Urban was screwed over in Arizona. He was one of the fastest receivers yet was criminally under used.
     
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    The policy of the anti-whites is to never say anything good about white people. Always say bad things about white people. Never say anything bad about blacks. Always say good things about blacks. Always portray blacks as the innocent victims of white people. Always claim that whites can never be victims of anything.

    They follow their policy quite consistently.
     
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    Before the 2013 combine, media scouting reports described Swope as not being very fast. After Swope ran a 4.34 at the combine the authors of the media scouting reports still maintained that he wasn't very fast because he didn't "play as fast as he times."

    This is an ongoing narrative for the anti-white mainstream media, that all Whites are slow. This is a racist, anti-white stereotype. Speedsters such as Swope disprove the stereotype.

    A look at Swope's video shows that he is very fast and is very quick for good measure. Anyone can see it.

    Any lurkers reading this, go read pre-draft scouting reports about Swope and then watch video of him. You will see proof of the anti-white, racist stereotyping of white athletes.

    The anti-whites have an agenda of portraying white people as being inferior to blacks. They promote the myth that all blacks are better athletes than all whites.

    They definitely have an anti-white agenda.
     
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    From the "journalists" at RotoWorld:

    Larry Fitzgerald said sixth-round WR Ryan Swope has missed practice time at OTAs due to lingering concussion issues.


    Anytime we hear the word "concussion" associated with Swope, it's going to raise a red flag. He reportedly had four of them at Texas A&M, causing his draft stock to fall. It's a major concern that Swope is having lingering issues five months after the college season ended.

    Would someone please explain how any "concussion" that didn't cause Ryan Swope to miss a single game of his college career could produce "lingering" issues?

    The larger question, of course, is if the concussion issue is bogus, as we think it is, why doesn't Swope come out publicly and say he's fine?
     
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    Just a pure guess to the answer to your question; could be that Swope tried to come back from his concussions too fast while at A & M. Maybe he didn't give his brain enough time to heal and now he's suffering the effects of 4 concussions, which answers the larger question. Maybe he's really not fine and actually now paying the price.
     
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    I dunno, its kind of strange that he went through the nfl combine medical tests and all that. My theory is that he might have gotten a cheap blow in practice, but they aren't supposed to be having contact drills right now, so its just "lingering all the way from last year where he sat out a game", which is why Swope hasn't came out and said anything, not wanting to get the team in trouble, problem is, they aren't looking out for his best interest.

    Second of all, how would Larry Fitzgerald know what is going on? hes not a doctor and I doubt they are taking reps together.

    the strategy of theirs is to magnify every injury that a White player has and rarely talk about when they heal. Alot is said of guys like AP fast healing but nothing of guys like Welker. They were saying Scott Chandler (White TE for Buffalo) looked like he never even tore his acl, 4 weeks after it happened, although you'd have to dig deep for that story.
     
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    That's what struck me, and I saw this same blurb about Swope in multiple places. Fitzgerald may have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express the other night but he's no doctor. Why wouldn't this kind of report come from the coaching staff or team doctor rather than a teammate?

    I did read an article recently in which Swope said his concussions were minor and he wasn't worried about them (in other words wasn't being affected by them) but didn't post it here at the time. In all the endless media parroting of the urban myth begun by Mike Mayock of Swope being "concussion prone," what's never mentioned is that Swope was extremely durable, missing only one game at Texas A&M, and that was during his freshman season.
     
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    Here's an article that contains Swope's denial that he suffers from concussion related issues. But whether he has concussion issues or not, the one thing he better not do now that he's in the NFL is play "kamikaze" style because the head hunters are going to be after him now that he has this reputation. He needs to play smart, not like Tim Dwight, Ed McCaffrey, Tom Waddle and other White receivers used to, and go down when there's nothing left to gain on a play rather than continuously putting himself in harm's way.


    Fitz: Swope missed OTA time with concussion issues

    When the Cardinals selected receiver Ryan Swope in the sixth round (174th) overall of April’s NFL Draft, he insisted that the concussions he suffered at Texas A&M were not an issue and never really were.

    “I’m 100 percent right now,†he said in a conference call with local media members. “I’ve had just a few head injuries that have been minor. I’ve never missed a college game. I feel great.â€

    It’s hard to say if Swope misled the Cardinals or not, but teammate Larry Fitzgerald told SiriusXM radio (via ESPN) that Swope has missed practice time during organized team activities (OTAs) while dealing with issues related to the concussions he suffered in college.

    Fitzgerald clearly is not a doctor, and the reasons for Swope missing time have not been detailed by team officials, but Fitz’s comments are the first known indication that Swope’s college concussions are still an issue.

    It’s also noteworthy that the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said during the draft that Swope likely would have been a third-round pick if not for his injury history. The Cards drafted Swope in part because of his speed. General manager Steve Keim noted on draft day that Swope consistently ran a 40 in the high 4.3s.

    “I know there was a history of some of the medical (issues) in the background,†Keim said at the time, “but at the same time, the one thing I always try to look at is the history. If there is not a significant amount of time missed -- and Ryan hasn’t missed much time in the past three years.

    “Going into the (NFL Scouting) Combine, the guy answered every test. His times at Indy were remarkable.â€

    It’s unclear how many concussions Swope had at Texas A&M. A report in the Dallas Morning News said two were documented in college, but an ESPN report listed the number at four.

    The Cardinals signed Swope to a four-year rookie deal recently. OTAs and media availability resume June 3 at the club’s Tempe headquarters, so there was no immediate comment from Keim or coach Bruce Arians on Swope’s situation.

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    When the fleet-footed, brash, productive, tough-as-nails Ryan Swope inexplicably dropped to the 6[SUP]th[/SUP] round of the draft, we all thought it was exclusively a racial affront (coupled with Mike Mayock’s fabricated “four concussions” slander). As it turns out, I suppose, NFL GM’s were somewhat justified in their reluctance to make the speed-demon a highly drafted white WR like, say, Jordy Nelson, Anthony Gonzalez, or Eric Decker were in recent years.

    Despite not engaging in contact football for some 6 months, Swope is allegedly suffering from concussion-like symptoms and has yet to be medically cleared for practice in Arizona…

    As Don mentioned many times, Swope seemed completely fine during his entire career at A&M…so why, with literally millions of dollar at stake the perfect opportunity to become an NFL contributor as a rookie, is Swope suddenly complaining about his concussions? Hopefully Ryan can get back on the field in time for training camp, preferably as an outside receiver.

    Arizona has toyed with several white wideouts over the past few years (Jerheme Urban, Lance Long, Max Komar), but none of them have stuck.
     
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    Two more weeks of practice time have been lost to concussions by Ryan Swope. From CBS…

    Perhaps Swope’s plan is to “play it safe” and begin practicing when the Cardinals training camp begins on July 26[SUP]th[/SUP]? Given the fact that a starting #3 WR position is literally on the line, I certainly hope he can shake his symptoms. He’ll be primarily competing with Andre Roberts for playing time behind starters Fitzgerald and Floyd.

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    CAPTION: Swope Participates in Rookie Mini-Camp Back in May
     
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    My guess is that Swope himself has nothing to do with not practicing, it's all due to medical testing and protocol that supposedly detected Swope's symptoms -- some 6 months after he last played a game and after a four-year career in which he only missed a single game and that was during his freshman season. Very peculiar to put it mildly.
     
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    Perhaps he dropped a caey were like catch in practice and they were like what the hell, a White boy droping a pass? and they ask Swope is everyting okay? and he is like "yeah the sun just got in my eyes" and they are like "sun bothering you? that has to be concussion related, lets run some tests"

    even if its something it reminds me of the Luke Staley situation, excellent skills, couldn't deny it, so harp on his knee injuries, he made a full recovery and then by that time he is a competition for a back up 3rd down role even though they say he looks faster than ever?

    except with head injuries and the league so scared of lawsuits and prevention of concussions (prevention of lawsuits) then they can screw him even easier
     
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    Ryan Swope retires with concussion issues 7-25-13
     
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    Ryan issued this statement: "As a result of a concussion I suffered during OTAs, I was advised by doctors that there were serious risks in returning to play football at this point. It has been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL but my long-term health interests outweigh my current goals for football. Because of that, I am electing to retire from the game for now and then reassess my future after this season. In the meantime, I plan to return to Texas A&M to pursue my degree."

    This is extremely sad news, and I have to wonder just how he suffered a concussion during OTAs. Did one of his defensive "teammates," knowing his alleged concussion history at Texas A&M (which somehow never caused him to miss a game his sophomore, junior and senior seasons), go headhunting even before opponents could during the regular season?

    Being a typical responsible young White man, he should have a future career in whatever he wants to pursue. The one silver lining is that he at least left the door open to returning to the NFL down the road. I was expecting at the worst maybe a season on IR with a return in 2014; this hurts.
     

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