As I expected Mike Furrey is under fire from the fans in Detroit. His crime? Success. Detroit football fans really hate white receivers. They love the black busts right to the end (even now they wish they had Charles Rodgers back) Here is some trash from one of the Lions messages boards. Check it out. Here is some lame stat trying to show the speedster Furrey is a slow footed white guy, typical "racial profiling" we know Furrey is a speedster but the Lions fans see white skin and think s l o w. so he is a "possesion receiver" Furrey is fine for a possession offense. But with just 3.2% of his career catches going for 20-plus yards (just 24 yards back in 2003), Furrey is one of the least explosive and least vertical WRs in the NFL. (Most WRs have 10-15% of their catches go for 20-plus yards -- even slot guys). Furrey is fine for the Proehl role in the Martz offense. But -- he's not a vertical outside threat. And he's not the quick escaping threat from the slot that Martz likes. He's really a #4 or #5 level WR ... but outside of Roy, it appears that's all we have on the team ... at least while MikeW remains lodged in the doghouse. One fan even came up with the reason white receivers are better at catching the football then black receivers, we thought it was natural skill but the REAL reason is......that they are so slow they can't do anything with the ball, so the black CB's just let them catch it instead of maybe playing some defense, remember that next time you see a white guy catch a pass. Furrey scares no one. Why does he catch the ball? Because the D could care less if he gets a catch here or there. He is no threat to do anything with it. Some love though for the departed David Kircus from a fan, I found it funny how everybody on this board ripped Kircus and made jokes about him after he left. I watch him for 4 years at GVSU (2 miles from my house). He will be playing in the NFL when BMW and CROG are selling drugs on the street corner...opps, they probably already are. In any event, David Kircus is one hell of a reciever even if he didn't play D1 football. He caught a slant over the middle yesterday on third and 7 for a first down...something our big names couldn't do.... We only wish we had a reciever that could catch a slant for a first down on 3rd and long without dropping it. Note the poster of the above message got warned for his "racist" comments about the black players, even though CRodgers has already been busted on a street corner for drugs, he apologized profusely and then brought up John Smoker a MSU QB that admitted to using pot.