Troy Apke

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  1. Extra Point

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    Penn State safety Troy Apke was drafted by the Redskins in the 4th round of the 2018 draft with the 109th pick. Apke had an excellent Combine, demonstrating high end athleticism. Among his results were a 4.34 40 and a 6.56 3 cone, both outstanding times.

    Here's what Redskins head coach Jay Gruden had to say about Apke after the Redskins drafted him.

    "I think he improved as the season went on, I think he's a very good safety. He's got great range. You've seen him fill in run support and I think he's going to get better and better. I think the sky's the limit for him as a player. He takes good angles to the football and he's not afraid. It was a win-win not only as a safety but as a special teams player. I think he'll fit right in." Jay Gruden

    Good luck to Troy Apke in his pro career.
     
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  2. Extra Point

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    Here's a video of Apke running a 4.34 40.

    Read the comments below. It's clear that white people are beginning to wake up. You would never have seen some of those comments 5 years ago.

    A couple commenters called him "White Lightning" which is a good nickname for him. We should spread it around.

    One thing I didn't like was he was referred to as a "white boy." He's not a boy he's a man. The anti-whites developed a policy of never calling white men men, it's always white males or white boys or guys, never white men. It's part of their never ending war against white men.

     
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    I am hesitant to label NFL Head Coaches anti caste. Some are clearly caste driven and we see that in College Head Coaches too. But trying to find consistent anti caste NFL coaches is practically impossible.

    Even Belichick doesn't qualify as anti-caste in my book. Just look at his defense last season. And his earlier teams were by the book caste. Sure their number of important white receivers is an anomaly in the NFL but I personally think that has more to do with Tom Brady and the chemistry he develops with his receivers. For example Brady and Edelman bonded and became close friends. They practiced together on their own time to gel and be in sync. Think of Wes Welker and the way Brady mentored him.

    Can you imagine a black QB taking the time to develop that kind of close bonding with a white WR? The records show white WRs falter when playing with a black QB. That has been a clear and ugly pattern

    But back to Jay Gruden and Apke. I thought Gruden had arguably the best anti caste draft this year. But like so many Head Coaches it was probably an aberration rather than a trend. Before this season Jay Gruden was just like so many other NFL coaches. A middle of the road caste approach with an occasional white player popping up. Oddly off the top of my head much like the Chargers I cannot recall a white WR of import that has played for the Redskins going all the way back to the Riggins era. I could be mistaken but I swear this team has been allergic to having white WRs on their team.

    With all that though credit should be given when it is deserved. Jay fought through the caste maze with a sharp knife. He didn't just let Apke flop into their hands as a late round pick. Gruden aggressively sought out Apke and didn't waste any time by nabbing him early in the fourth round. The quotes above in the first post by EP here reveal why he went after Apke.

    Gruden also went after WR Trey Quinn. But management said no so by the luck of the draw Gruden was able to nab Quinn much later as the last pick in the draft.

    In the case of Apke and Quinn Jay Gruden showed anti caste mettle so when it does happen, infrequent as it is, we should salute any coach that makes decisive moves that place white skill players at the forefront.

    Also worth pointing out that the Redskins now have the best white running QB in the game Alex Smith. So a nice infusion of white athletic talent to their roster this season. They still have outstanding edge player Ryan Kerrigan too so a team to watch.
     
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    I wonder what the reason is that management didn't want to take Quinn earlier even though their offensive minded head coach wanted to.

    Also, Gruden's analysis echoes what Shadowlight has been saying about Apke in posts on this site. Looks like Shadowlight did a good job scouting Apke. His posts about him were spot on.
     
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    It looks like even though the Redskins shot themselves in the foot yet again by letting Cousins go, I am going to have to watch them a bit this season because of Alex Smith, Apke and Quinn.
     
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    Here's another article about Apke. I read the article and a lot of the comments.

    One thing I noticed is that some had the attitude that he couldn't possibly get better than he already was. You see this attitude toward a lot of white players, they can never improve. I think it's subconscious on the part of many who have this attitude.

    Apke is a one year starter who improved as the year went on. With his athleticism there's no reason he can't improve as a pro.

    https://www.hogshaven.com/2018/5/18/17334908/a-closer-look-at-troy-apke-with-black-shoe-diaries
     
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    Here's a highlight video of Troy Apke. You may want to mute the audio.

     

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