Yes, I understand. It is often who you know more than anything - even when it is not in the best interest in the team. We have yet to know about that in this case. I hope it works out for the better.
Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple
Thank you for making a reply that is thought out and sensible. It is sometimes difficult to discuss topics on this board, and others, because many OPs often gets a slew of one liners and knee jerk reactions. What is the point of having a board if everyone is always "right" about everything without argument or logical conversation? That just doesn't work.
[QUOTE=kingpin9995;1151245]Yes indeed , we need more black coaches, more black qb's, and I really do think there is something amiss with the fact there is not ONE black punter or field goal kicker in the NFL. Are you kidding me? Not one person of color. Why is that?
Ahhhhhh...... black man can't kick?
Maybe they do not even try out for the job because they have higher aspiration.
All coaches say they select the man that gives them the best chance to win.
We do not need to go though the whole deck of race cards to figure it out.
Word is Pheiffer to remain special teams coach. Great news eh Kluwe? Looks like no one
Originally Posted by kingpin9995
is standing up for you moral man.. You'll be fine, you have your band to fall back on
playing at gay pride marches... giggle.
There once was a coach, Buddy Ryan,
Originally Posted by kingpin9995
Whose teams made the fans start a-cryin',
His sons, quite the same,
Both went on to fame,
And still in the NFL, tryin'...
There once was a coach named Buddy Ryan
Originally Posted by vikesrgreat2
A name for himself at any cost he was a tryin
He finally became the head man in Philly
And proved that notion was incredibly silly
His sons came after to carry on the name
Rex's foot fetish was his claim to fame
Then came Rob, from one team to another
I feel sorry for these two bums mother.
booze nose kramer would be proud....
Originally Posted by 2beerstommy
There are lots of hispanic kickers because football cannibalizes soccer players for kickers. Soccer is HUGE in hispanic countries, so there is a larger "pool" to draw from; being a kicker is not a job many black americans strive for, and as such, there are fewer that practice enough at the position to achieve NFL ability. It is, in my opinion, all about the numbers: the more one group pushes to achieve, the more the chance one will.
I could be wrong, of course, it is just my perceptions I am drawing from...and its not like I have had sooo many football experiences that what I see is definitively true.
But c'mon, guys! The vikings have done a lot in trying to give black coaches and QBs a fair shake at those key positions. Let other teams that have not worry about these topics, and for once, try not to find fault in areas we shouldn't, as it allows for us to over-look those areas deserve scrutiny.
+1 I'd like to think that maybe this guy is a good coordinator that happens to be Turner's son. Good chance Turner won't want to look like a fool because of the coordinator he brought in.
Originally Posted by VikesfaninWis
Norv refused to accept the job with the Browns unless they hired Scott too. They were a "package deal". I'm pretty sure it was the same deal with the Vikings. Scott wasn't hired because of his qualifications as QB coach, because he has none. He was hired because of daddy.
Originally Posted by Minniman