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Deshaun Watson: Dual-threat is ‘code word’ for black quarterback

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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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Yep ... you read that headline correct.

The Clemson QB spouted that bit of "wisdom" in a recent interview.


Speaking with Matt Hayes of Bleacher Report, Watson discussed a number of things, including the “dual-threat quarterback” term that he views as a “code word” that means black quarterback.


I'm not sure what angle to take here. I could point out that it's racist of Deshaun to think that white men can't run ... or maybe he thinks they can't throw? I guess his reason is that he sees a bunch of white QBs in the NFL and they're all mostly pocket passers, but I have to wonder where he's been for like ... all of football history if he hasn't noticed that a lot of really great QBs are "dual threat" which simply means that they can hurt you by running or by throwing?

Fran Tarkenton anyone?

Maybe he's missed the reality that QBs in the NFL mysteriously become pocket passers because NFL defenses tend to kill you? Look at what happened to RGIII, a stellar dual threat QB coming out of college. He got destroyed trying to play that game on the NFL. But in college, offenses are more wide open and most college QBs will make use of any skill they have making them mostly dual threat, not matter their color.

What kind of a world do we live in where we are so trained to see things through the prism of race that an idiot could make a comment like this kid did?




posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That is what he felt. He explained it fairly clearly. I don't see a whole lot of 'we' saying that.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Thing is that there have been dual threat QBs for longer than there have been black QBs because it used to that with racial prejudices being what they were the kids who would have played QB and were black were pushed into being WR because it was though they would not be intellectually capable of being QB.

So, his "feelings" are 180 degrees wrong.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


KSU has had a dual threat QB for pretty much all of Bill Snyder's tenure; some of those guys were awfully pale ...



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


Tim Tebow has never been a threat to throw the ball. Unless God had money on the game or something.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


KSU has had a dual threat QB for pretty much all of Bill Snyder's tenure; some of those guys were awfully pale ...


Yup.


Watson needs to just focus on getting through college etc before worrying about all this stuff.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: BornYesterday

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


Tim Tebow has never been a threat to throw the ball. Unless God had money on the game or something.


Then we must have had different cable subscriptions back then.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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Yeah look at some old footage of Fran Tarkenton Deshaun . Or how about Steve Young?



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: BornYesterday

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


Tim Tebow has never been a threat to throw the ball. Unless God had money on the game or something.


Then we must have had different cable subscriptions back then.


Maybe we just have different definitions of what a "threat" is. I was more just poking a jab at Tebow. The facts speak for themselves.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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He done cracked the secret white man code!

He's a cracker cracker.

Time for a secret national white man meeting to rewrite the secret white man code book.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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Johnny Manziel, Jake Locker, Tim Tebow, Jake Plummer.. etc.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Do we really need another thread on pseudo-racism?

N O .



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
He done cracked the secret white man code!

He's a cracker cracker.

Time for a secret national white man meeting to rewrite the secret white man code book.


Lmao. Cracker cracker.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:23 PM
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How about super bowl champion Steve Young.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: 123143

How about on the history of football?



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


KSU has had a dual threat QB for pretty much all of Bill Snyder's tenure; some of those guys were awfully pale ...


Honeybadger was way more than just a dual-threat on that offense.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
He done cracked the secret white man code!

He's a cracker cracker.

Time for a secret national white man meeting to rewrite the secret white man code book.


SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Oh wait I'm not 100% white. Carry on.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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Baker mayfield



posted on Aug, 19 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
I didn't know Tim Tebow was black when he went to Florida..


He was, but then in the NFL, he quickly became no threat at all, so he turned pink.

Too bad Jay Cutler isn't Black - imagine how fast he'd be if he magickal dual-threat capability!! My Bears would probably win way more games (aka 6-7 total) if Jay's skin was as dark as his countenance. Alas, foiled by the curse of the one-dimensional "honkey disability."




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