I remember fans of this forum were saying how gifted Byron Leftwhich was as a scrambler. That's not the entire story of course. They were primarily complimenting Leftwhich as a passer but also noted that he was mobile and could scramble too. These forum members had obviously never seen Leftwhich play. They were just assuming since he was black that he was a good scrambler despite the fact that Leftwhich has never been known to be mobile or a good scrambler. He is a pocket passer. This leads to my point. Our society subconsciously stereotypes black QB's to be mobile and athletic but not ones capable of being the pocket passer. I don't think those thoughts are due to malicious racist intent. I do think those stereotypical beliefs are due to the success of many great mobile NFL QB's who happened to be black such as Randal Cunningham, Michael Vick and Daunte Culpepper. That being said, I do think black QB's are at a disadvantage because of the predominant belief that they are not patient in the pocket and capable of breaking down defenses. Since 2003, McNabb has primarily remained in the pocket and his rushing yards have dropped steadily since 2000 yet he is still referred to as a "mobile" Qb and one who can't stay in the pocket. If he was white, I very seriously doubt he would have this label. Steve Young rushed for over 400 yards in 5 different seasons over a 15 season career and most do not consider Young to be a "mobile" QB although he certainly was mobile. In response to what DallasEast, an African American, said in the other thread about McNabb ruining things for current black QB's, I would disagree. Quarterbacks like Warren Moon were not able to speak their mind during the time they played. There was far more discrimination then than there is now and they could very well have jeaopardized their position had they spoken up. They were trying to keep their jobs so I doubt they had a different opinion than McNab and were simply being "classy." I think you have to give McNabb credit for being courageous and stating the truth. Should any of us be suprised by the response. He is criticizing the overwhelming majority of our population which includes most members of this forum. McNabb's comments insinuate the majority of us are racist and no one likes being called a racist even if it's true. And by racist, yes, I'm including myself in that. I definitely think my first instinct is to think of a black QB as a mobile one as opposed to the Tom Brady type who can sit in the pocket and break down defenses. I applaud McNabb for the courage he has shown now and in the past. Racist doesn't necessarily mean maliscious. Racism means judging people according to the color of their skin as opposed to their abilities. Even saying that Asians are brilliant is racist for the same reasons.