Mr. Wassall, I would like to respectfully point out that you side stepped my question about your feelings on Boller's poor play if he were black. I'm curious to know what you'd say. I'm pretty sure I already know the answer but I could be wrong who know's. To answer about Boller's play at the end of 2005 being an abberation, if the organization thought he was the answer, why did Steve Bischotti pony up to get a "moderatley talented, oft-injured, inconsistent black QB" instead of turning the reins over to the "marginally talented, overdrafted, inconsistent white QB"? Is it because Ray Lewis and they other blacks on the team said so? Was it the drunken white fans? It wasn't any of that, the reason is because there was an option available to the Ravens that was better than the one they had. If they felt at all comfortable with Boller they wouldn't have made a move for Mcnair or drafted Flacco for that matter. Bischotti is signing the checks, he's a businessman and you don't become a multi-billionaire by accident. Look at the Boller/Mcnair situation like this. If you had a car that was only 3-4 years old but ran very inconsistently and had poor overall performance would you go out and spend alot of money for an older car that performed pretty well, but was noted for having significant problems. Not if you trusted the car that you already had. Akili Smith is an example of a first round black QB in and out of the starting lineup with no continuity. Smith was in and out because of hispiss poor performance. By your account being black should have kept him on the roster and in the starting lineup, but he wasn't because hewasn't a good QB. You turned my question around on me about if Jackson, Young, and Kordell were white and had poor seasons. Would they be treated with kid gloves because they weren't black? Ryan Leaf and Tim Couch are my answers to that. Both very mediocre to say the least. Both given every chance to live up to their high draft status. Both complete failures and out of the league well before the age of 30. Whitlock's article means nothing to me really. All it says IMO is that the black players of yesterday respected the game and kept their mouths shut. The black players of today are loud and obnoxious and rap music is to blame. Really the article has nothing to do with Kyle Boller being a flop. Where was I when Eli and Drew were being proclaimed immediate busts? Where is it written or universally understood that white QB's have to perform at some super-human level to stay relevant? Again, see the Couch and Leaf examples, they underperformed and stayed relevant for a while. IMO no matter what I say about Boller you have some kind of excuse for his inconsistent play. I don't know if you are related to this dude or what, but for some reason you refuse to hold him accountable for his poor play. It is possible for a white QB to completley suck. Couch, Leaf, Carr, Carmazzi, Druckenmiller, Mcnown are all fine examples of such. In a year we'll be adding Boller to that list as well. To me if you are anti black QB's or black players as a collective whole orfeel that white players are superior,then just say so. If that's how you feel so be it. At leastI would know that it would be futile for me to say anything contrary.