2007 Colts

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The world champions have more white players on their roster at the beginning of the 2007 season than any other NFL team -- 24, or just over 45%. Which means that for at least the 15th consecutive season there is not a single franchise carrying a white majority of players.


One would think that out of pure chance, one team might every now and then have 27 or more white players out of the 53 on its active roster. Even the NBA occasionally has a majority white team, witness the Utah Jazz. But at least the last 480 NFL rosters have been majority black, and maybe a lot more than that as the exact year such a now-extinct beast existed isn't known for sure, though the Buffalo Bills teams of the early 1990s are good candidates. Amazing isn't it how white men suddenly became incapable of playing many football positions after decades of playing them at a high level in an integrated NFL?


The Colts are led by the great Peyton Manning, a true genius of a quarterback who may well go down before he's through as not only the best quarterback of all time but the best football player ever. Don't wait until the end of his career to appreciate him; appreciate him now while he's at the height of his powers.


The very rarely used Jim Sorgi is again Manning's backup.


Per usual, the Colts start four white offensive linemen, who always give Manning superb protection but somehow are always ignored when it comes to Pro Bowl voting, as are many other worthy white linemen. Ryan Lilja holds down the left guard spot, Jeff Saturday the ninth year player out of North Carolina is the center, Jake Scott is the right guard, and Ryan Diem is the right tackle.


The white backup linemen are Dylan Gandy, Michael Toudouze, and Daniel Federkeil.


Indy starts two tight ends, Dallas Clark and Ben Utecht. Former first round draft pick Clark was used a lot in last year's playoffs as the team's slot receiver, where he was huge. He's sure handed and very good running after the catch. He would lead a lot of teams in receptions, but on the Colts he's destined to be only the third or fourth option.


This year's first round pick was WR Anthony Gonzalez from Ohio State, who is of predominantly white descent. Gonzalez and Matt Jones (in 2005) are the first two white receivers drafted in the first round since 1976. Gonzalez is the slot receiver, playing the "Brandon Stokley role" named after Stokley's big season in 2004. He is very fast and hopefully will replace Marvin Harrison after he retires.


Luke Lawton, a 6'0" 240 pounder out of McNeese State, is Indianapolis' third string tailback, the only running back in the NFL other than Brian Leonard of the Rams, and "fullback" Heath Evans of the Patriots, who is "allowed" to run the ball occasionally. The odds are very good that Lawton will never be "allowed" to run the ball barring injuries in the same game to Joseph Addai and Kenton Keith.


The Colts have just one white starter on defense, but a lot of white backups by current NFL standards. Rob Morris, a one-time first round draft pick of the Colts who was thought to be relegated at best to a backup role, regained a starting job at outside LB late last season and was the key player in the team's startling defensive turnaround. He starts again in 2007.


Sixth year player Rocky Boiman from Notre Dame backs up Morris.


Josh Thomas plays a lot of end in the Colts' line rotation, but has yet to secure a starting position. Dan Klecko also sees a fair amount of action, mainly at tackle these days, but it's a shame this talented and hard-playing athlete has yet to be given a starting position somewhere, having lined up in the NFL at fullback, tight end, linebacker and d-lineman, but always as a role player.


Quinn Pitcock is a rookie tackle from Ohio State. End Jeff Charleston out of Idaho State is in his second NFL season.


Anyone who watches NFL games with an observant eye and independent mind has the right to wonder if backup safety Matt Giordano is the fastest man in the NFL. All this kid does is make play after play chasing down the league's premier kick returners and ball carriers. Exhibit A is the most recent Super Bowl, when Giordano made up a lot of ground on Devin Hester during Hester's runback of the game's opening kickoff. Hester is routinely called "electric," "blindingly fast," etc. What then does that make Giordano?


But by the rules of the NFL, Giordano is a safety rather than a cornerback, and a backup at that. Indianapolis remains a relatively "white friendly" team, but the important word here is "relatively." The NFL is an extremely white unfriendly league, fueled by an extremist racist ideology that holds that blacks are athletic supermen so vastly superior to all other races that only they and they alone are capable of playing most football positions, both as starters and as backups. It's just one of the many easily punctured Big Lies that holds sway over Americans in this age of deceit and treason.


NUMBER OF WHITE STARTERS: 8


APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF WHITE PLAYERS ON 53 MAN ROSTER: 24


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Here's a typical example of Caste System doublespeak from the latest Sporting News describing the Colts' o-line: "As a group, the Colts' offensive linemen are extremely underrated. Individually, they're just average players except for center Jeff Saturday. Peyton Manning protects them because he doesn't hold on to the ball that long, and Howard Mudd is one of the best line coaches in the league."


Tarik Glenn was the only Colts lineman to get a lot of hype, and he was the weak link, guilty of lots of motion penalties and getting beat a lot. He retired and now the announcers like to focus on the "fast development" of black rookie Tony Ugoh. Meanwhile the four faceless white linemen are the ones who open the holes for the running game and give Manning great protection year after year.
 
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They're so average that Manning usually takes the fewest sacks of any quarterback.
 

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Marvin Harrison is likely to miss the game against the Bucs. Aaron Moorehead is questionable. Roy Hall is out. With three of their five receivers hurt the Colts signed Craphonso Thorpe from their practice squad. The logical choice would have been to sign John Standeford in such a situation, so it looks like any chance Standeford has of ever playing in the NFL is over.


On the positive side, Anthony Gonzalez will be starting for Harrison if he's out.
 

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Craphonso... his name pretty much sums it all up.

oh well, at least Clark and Gonzalez will see more action. Clark is having a career year so far, and right on time: contract year!
 

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Hard to believe, but the Jaguars and Titans are only one game behind the Colts. Pittsburgh is also looking very tough. They've scored only a dozen fewer points than the Colts and have given given up less points. Peyton better get the team moving again or they could be in for a very bumpy ride.
 

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might be good news for Anthony Gonzalez, especially for next season.

"Colts coach Tony Dungy and Peyton Manning may be growing frustrated with Marvin Harrison's no-shows.

You think? The Indianapolis Star makes it clear they are speculating, but it's obvious that the team wanted Harrison to play Sunday night, no matter how they cover. They hope he's "100%" ready for practice Wednesday. We imagine he'll still start in the playoffs."
 

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I often wonder about the willingness of many black players to play with any pain. Vince Youngsupposedly got a leginjuryduring the Colts-Titans game (pulled quad muscle or something), yet when they showed him walking around on the sideline he had no limp, and later he was shown jogging to the locker room to be looked at further. This was a game Tennessee had to win to make the playoffs. I think 99+ percent of white players in that situation would suck it up and keep playing.


The commonplace, prolonged laying out on the field antics like they'reseriously injured, whenthey almost never are,that so many blacks engage in after feeling some pain is part theatrics, their incessant need to draw attention to themselves, and part wussiness.


The way football is played has changed -- there are different ways of "tackling" and various methods by ball carriers to end plays without getting touched, all to avoid a chance at injury and prolong one's career even if it means not getting the maximum amount of yards possible on many plays. And with players still getting paid while they're injured, many don't seem to have any qualms about not playing until they're "one hundred percent."
 

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Don Wassall said:
I often wonder about the willingness of many black players to play with any pain.  Vince Young supposedly got a leg injury during the Colts-Titans game (pulled quad muscle or something), yet when they showed him walking around on the sideline he had no limp, and later he was shown jogging to the locker room to be looked at further.  This was a game Tennessee had to win to make the playoffs.  I think 99+ percent of white players in that situation would suck it up and keep playing.


The commonplace, prolonged laying out on the field antics like they're seriously injured, when they almost never are, that so many blacks engage in after feeling some pain is part theatrics, their incessant need to draw attention to themselves, and part wussiness. 


The way football is played has changed -- there are different ways of "tackling" and various methods by ball carriers to end plays without getting touched, all to avoid a chance at injury and prolong one's career even if it means not getting the maximum amount of yards possible on many plays.  And with players still getting paid while they're injured, many don't seem to have any qualms about not playing until they're "one hundred percent." 

There was also a sideline report in yesterday's Colts/Titans game about how one of the Titan coaches stated that "Vince sometimes pouts during a game when things are not going his way and that he has a immaturity problem that the team is trying to work with him on". Did anybody here catch that little tidbit?
 

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Black quarterbacks are never benched, the only reason they are ever replaced is because of 'injury,' no matter how poorly they play.

Can you imagine the uproar that would occur if the Titans actually BENCHED Radio?? For Kerry Collins no less?? Then wait til someone points out that they traded away the best quarterback on the team??
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"Then wait til someone points out that they traded away the best quarterback on the team??"

Haha, can you imagine how good the Titans could be with a young, smart, strong-armed gun-slinger like Billy Volek?

Volek and Drew Bennett had an awesome connection a couple years ago in limited playing time before Steve NcInjury came back and Bennett and Volek were promptly traded or let go.

Volek now rots on the bench behind Rivers in SD...he's much better than Rivers (who I honestly don't think is very good), and could make the Chargers an even better team should Rivers go down.

Whatever, thousands of white "wasted potential" and "could-have-been" guys are either backups or sitting at home on sunday unemployed.
 
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