It's illuminating to read the early, preseason threads on CF every year, then see how the optimism gradually turns to pessimism as the reality of the situation becomes apparent. Players that seemed, at first glance, to have a good opportunity, such as Austin Collie, Ryan Swope, Danny Woodhead, Kevin Kolb, Rex Burkhead, Cole Beasley, and so many others, inevitably fall victim to "bad timing" or injury or an amazing, wildly overhyped affletic competitor at their position (see Russell Wilson last preseason). The reality is, no matter how much we try to will it away, the quotaback phenomenon is here to stay. They are still talking about Doug Williams' 1987 Super Bowl performance, do you think the DWFs and jock sniffing "journalists" are ever going to forget Scam's rookie season, or the rookie seasons of Griffin and Wilson? IF Griffin fails, it will always be attributed to injuries. They would find some reason to excuse the shortcomings of the other quotabacks, too. ESPN, fresh from its campaigns to have Riley Cooper banished from the league, enshrine McNabb in the HOF, and destroy the career of Manziel, is now engaging in an intense effort to smear white Richie Incognito, and in essence blame him instead of the afflete who tore his helmet off and hit him with it. Porky Golic is playing the Skip Bayless role of "controlled" opposition, lamely arguing the obvious; that the guy who gets assaulted is not the one to blame. The only bright spot in this entire preseason has been Riley Cooper's unbelievable comeback from the edges of political correctness, to apparently still be the opening day starter at WR. That virtually never happens in Don King's America. But other than that, the Caste System reigns supreme everywhere, and is doing everything it can to stave off any future Peyton Hillis-type success stories. Overall, I believe the only new starting WR in the league will be Cooper. Obviously, no new white RBs will see meaningful carries, and Hillis will be lucky to get more than a handful a game (assuming he makes the Bucs). Manuel gives the league a new starting quotaback, and Smiff will start if he, in the incredible words of the msm blurb about it, "has two turnover free series" in this week's preseason game. Talk about lowering the bar! I'm sure every white QB would love to have those kinds of expectations. What really amazes me is the number of indistinguishable, unheard of black WRs, RBs and DBs, that pop up on every team, every year, and somehow beat out even the most accomplished white college players. Where do they all come from? How do they never run out of them? They're really like roaches. Collie, for instance, should already have been named a starting WR for the 49ers, who have nothing at the position. But they do have the league's most psycho head coach, and that is always more important than which player is actually the most skilled. I admire those of you who can remain optimistic in the least, but just watching ESPN and the NFL Network, and how they have destroyed awesome talents like Tebow, and are in the midst of doing the same thing to Manziel, I just can't see much hope. Every time it looks like strides are being made, the quota system rears its head, like some natural defense mechanism. Thus, the Super Bowl champion Packers respond to success by overhauling their roster to make it more comparable to others in the league. The success of Hillis and Woodhead does not result in other white RBs getting a chance, which should happen in this supposedly "copycat" league. On the contrary, in response, we see the Caste System screw over Gerhart, the most high profile white college RB in decades. If you take away the Patriots and the Broncos, there are few differences in the offenses of the other 30 NFL teams, in comparison to the odious offenses of the 1990s. A white "slot" WR here or there (taking the place of the old white "possession" WRs of years past), when the tremendous success of Welker should have resulted in a myriad of white "copycat" WRs all across the league. If Manuel and Smiff have any success at all this year, considering their obvious lack of talent and the pitiful "weapons" around them, then I think there should be little question, in anyone's mind, that these quotabacks are getting "help" from someone, to further the ends of the Caste System.