by Col. Reb
Question: How many times since the merger has the NFL had 3 Whites in the top 10 in receiving yardage?
Question: How many of these instances have happened since Whites were all but barred from starting as receivers when the Caste System was fully implemented in the mid-80s?
Answer: None, until this year that is.
This season, Wes Welker (2), Rob Gronkowski (6), and Jordy Nelson (9) hold 3 of the top 10 spots in receiving yardage in the NFL! Welker had the most receptions in the league with 122, and led the league for most of the season. Wes could threaten to take the top spot in yardage in 2012. Wes Welker’s teammate Rob Gronkowski’s record setting performance (1,327 yards and 17 TDs ) in 2011 will not be his last great season. This second year player will be a huge part of the New England offense for years to come. Green Bay WR Jordy Nelson is the most effective WR in the NFL today, catching almost 71% of the passes thrown in his area. Imagine what he could do if allowed to play every offensive down like Greg Jennings does?! Everyone knows that wouldn’t be acceptable though, as it is still near taboo for a White man, no matter how talented, to start as an outside receiver in the Caste System NFL.
WR Eric Decker of the Broncos has a ton of athleticism and upside, and could contend for a top 10 spot in 2012 if the Denver coaches will be smart enough to utilize him more. If Peyton Manning returns, WR Austin Collie and TE Dallas Clark could springboard back up in terms of their stats. Several talented White collegiate pass catchers will be drafted in the next couple of years and there will be more chances to break through these barriers.
Many people question the existence of the Caste System in sports. They say that anti-white discrimination is not real and that it has no basis in reality. I would ask you this question then. If the “best players are on the field” all the time, why was there a sudden disappearance of White receivers in the 1980s and why do the few White receivers who are allowed to start in the NFL today do so well, while hardly ever getting credit for being called athletic and better than their black counterparts? Any thinking person will come to one conclusion, that anti-white discrimination is real.
So, how long has it been since Whites occupied 3 of the top 10 spots in terms of receiving yardage at the end of the regular season?
The answer is 1983, when Todd Christensen (4), Tim Smith (7), and Steve Watson (10) were in the top 10.
The time before that was in ’81 with Steve Watson (4), Steve Largent (5), and Dwight Clark (9).
In ’78, the year of some rule changes that helped open up the passing game, there were Steve Largent (2), Pat Tilley (5), and Dave Casper (10).
You have to go all the way back to 1972 to find three or more Whites in the top 10 in receiving yardage again, and there were four, Fred Biletnikoff (6), Chip Myers (7), Bob Tucker (8), and Ted Kwalick (10). That is the next goal I want to see met when it comes to White receivers, whether at the WR or TE position!
We don’t find a half White top 10 until ’71, when Fred Biletnikoff (3), Gary Garrison (4), Randy Vataha (6), Bob Tucker (9), and Ken Burrow (10) were there. In a fair NFL (no Caste System), seasons like this would be the norm. Imagine that, football where the best players actually play, no matter their skin color!
1970, the first year of the NFL/AFL merger, saw 4 Whites in the top 10 in receiving yardage, Gary Garrison (4), Danny Abramowicz (7), Jack Snow (9), and Carroll Dale (10).
There have been many excuses/reasons given by White fans and media personalities for the dearth of White receivers since the early 1980s. Through their successes despite major obstacles, we see that it is not for a lack of skill or talent that these White athletes are overlooked, rather their low numbers are caused by an endemic belief in the myth of black athletic superiority on the part of front offices, coaches, scouts, and of course the media that cover the sport of football. Let other people know that, if given a fair opportunity, White athletes can not only compete with the best in the world, but they can win!