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Luther Elliss doesn't look black to me. Wikipedia lists him as of Samoan descent.
I’ve seen Luther’s ethnicity listed as “part-Samoan.” Wiki also states he and his wife have 12 children, of which 7 are adopted. I’m leaning to Kaden being a biological son who is 1/4 Samoan.
 

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Luther Elliss doesn't look black to me. Wikipedia lists him as of Samoan descent.
Interesting, I assumed with a name like Luther Elliss that he was Black. Definitely doesn't look White at all so yeah Kaden could be entirely White or mostly so depending on whether he was adopted or is a biological offspring of Luther.

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Yes Luther Ellis is half Polynesian. He has another son Christian Ellis who plays LB for the Eagles and is a bit more Polynesian looking. His Dt Son Noah also plays for them and looks the same. Despite the NFL dad and great measurables they ended up at the FCS level. Another one of the bunch is his son Jonah who is a pretty good DE for Utah and looks like a standard Hapa. I don’t think I included him in my Utah write up but in general they seem like a good family. I would count Kaden as a caste buster. Judging by the other kids he may be adopted.

Likewise star commodity Dylan Raiola is 1/4 or less Polynesian through his NFL dad Dominic Raiola. Given the obvious Italian name of his father I figured the caste system would treat him as white but I’ve seen at least one article that talked about their supposed “Polynesian spirit”. The flight from white phenomenon as Steve sailer calls it.
 
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Not to take this topic too off topic but Cal safety Daniel Scott is in the same bag. Users here left him on any lists but he had a phenomenal combine and his mom is white and his dad looks maybe half Islander or even maybe Armenian considering he is from the Pasadena - La Canada area which aside from Anglos and Asians has a large contingent of Armenians and Hispanics and not much else
 

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Scotty Miller signed by the Falcons. They have a quite weak receiving group so Miller might be able to move up the depth chart during training camp and the regular season. It's also possible they signed him only to return kicks. . .
 

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Scotty Miller signed by the Falcons. They have a quite weak receiving group so Miller might be able to move up the depth chart during training camp and the regular season. It's also possible they signed him only to return kicks. . .
A fresh start is a great thing. We can only hope Andy Isabella also lands on his feet somewhere.
 

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Good news, I guess. He obviously wasn’t valued in Tampa.
Yea, I can only hope that its good news that someone wanted him at this stage of the off-season and not just a late edition camp body. He could certainly be the deep threat for Atlanta but they’d actually have to have the guts to use him properly.
 

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Yea, I can only hope that its good news that someone wanted him at this stage of the off-season and not just a late edition camp body. He could certainly be the deep threat for Atlanta but they’d actually have to have the guts to use him properly.
Didn’t pick the best team to go too in terms of QB play. My guess is they were the only team that offered him a contract.
 

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Didn't realize WR Jared Berhardt went on the Reserved/RETIRED list back in late May. Top LaCrosse star in College at Maryland ; transferred to D2 Ferris State as a QB. Undrafted Rookie played 2 games last year for the Falcons before going on IR with a groin injury.

OFFENSE
Hoping to see WR Scotty Miller thrive with his new team!
Possible All Snow Patrol Starting O-Line 4/5? (Depending on battle at LG)
Desmond Ridder is the projected starter at QB; but don't count out Taylor Heinicke being the Starter at some point in the season

Fullback Clint Ratkovich is looking to make a roster spot.

DEFENSE
LBers Troy Andersen & Kaden Elliss are projected Starters

Back up's to make the team ?
DL Joe Gaziano
LB Nate Landman....Stud in college at Colorado; not sure he's been the same since the knee injury.?
 

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Well, the Falcons decide against hiring the Genius or the other 12 or so candidates that they interviewed and settled on RAHEEM MORRIS! You can look up his head coaching success stories. None. I particularly remember his stint with the Buccaneers. Well Falcons fans can count on a few more years of misery.
 
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Well, the Falcons decide against hiring the Genius or the other 12 or so candidates that they interviewed and settled on RAHEEM MORRIS! You can look up his head coaching success stories. None. I particularly remember his stint with the Buccaneers. Well Falcons fans can count on a few more years of misery.
I guess the new model to squeeze more black head coaches into the league is the "leader of men" former DC with a white guy in the background handling the offense. Of course, if they do manage to hit on an OC, he'll be poached by another team, resulting in the revolving door of offensive ineptitude teams like the Steelers have dealt with for a decade.

Harbaugh is the only non-offensive coach left standing, and the Lions have a top-level OC to go with offensive coach Dan Campbell. The last 8 teams to make it to the Super Bowl have had offensive coaches, and the last 14 have had white coaches. A black head coach has not made the Super Bowl since 2011, and Bill Belichick is the only defensive coach to win it all since Pete Carroll in 2014. This move and the Jerod Mayo move sure don't seem like the type of moves you'd see in a "copycat league". Skin color aside, the recent track record for DCs becoming head coaches has not been great, it's just that there are no viable black OC candidates. Either way, good luck!
 

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Well, the Falcons decide against hiring the Genius or the other 12 or so candidates that they interviewed and settled on RAHEEM MORRIS! You can look up his head coaching success stories. None. I particularly remember his stint with the Buccaneers. Well Falcons fans can count on a few more years of misery.
We nicknamed the Bucs back then "Raheem's Dream Team" because it was one of the blackest squads in NFL history. Not surprisingly Raheem's record with Tampa was 17-31 with no playoff appearances; his overall NFL head coaching record is 24-38. Great hire by Arthur Blank!
 

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We nicknamed the Bucs back then "Raheem's Dream Team" because it was one of the blackest squads in NFL history. Not surprisingly Raheem's record with Tampa was 17-31 with no playoff appearances; his overall NFL head coaching record is 24-38. Great hire by Arthur Blank!

What’s old is new again! lol.
 

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We nicknamed the Bucs back then "Raheem's Dream Team" because it was one of the blackest squads in NFL history. Not surprisingly Raheem's record with Tampa was 17-31 with no playoff appearances; his overall NFL head coaching record is 24-38. Great hire by Arthur Blank!
Raheem’s Dream Team!! Remember it well. Funny I never thought this guy would ever get another chance after being such a failure but black coaches will always be in the mix. I’m surprised Hue Jackson or Marvin X don’t get interviews each year with the low bar.
 

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What’s old is new again! lol.
You could literally call this hiring recycled junk and BB is losing out to that. I don't think either guy would win the ultimate prize but BB could have his Don Shula moment with the Falcons. Morris literally improved his winning percentage with a 4 and 7 record as the Falcons interim head coach.

Is Blank losing his marbles because this is out there....1594712120051.jpg
 
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Vrabel certainly isn't White friendly but he is just about the same age as Morris and has a track record of being a competent head coach. I'll appreciate the fact he replaced Mariota with Tannehill but otherwise his tenure with the Titans was pretty lousy and coal black. For a guy who was very good LB in the league not long ago to ignore talented White athletes is a bit of caste sin in my book. Looks like getting passed over by lesser black coaches who landed jobs is karma served.

Belichick is too old. Of course I could be wrong but I can't really think of any team wanting to invest in a 71 year old head coach that was at least partially exposed as not as good as originally thought due to Tom Brady.
 

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Kraft and Blank had never hired a black head coach before this cycle.. It may have been their turn to push the DEI agenda. The Texans bizarre one years runs with Culley and Smith led me to believe the league office is pushing this with inducements and/or threats.
 

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Those men are early lifers stuck in the midst of the Jewish Meltdown as I called it since 2016, now with Israel digging its own grave and its Golem floundering about being taunted by all this is a hail mary of sort to have that deracinated world where such worthies as they are feel secure and get rich.

Instead of the run of the mill anti-jewish stuff I would rather ask these two men if they would hire someone that would discriminate against white players.
 
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I heard Kraft is going to disprove Small Hat power by lecturing us with a 2 minute commercial on JHate during the Super Bowl! LOL. How many shekels does that cost?
 
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