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White Head Coaches Prefer White Quarterbacks, Black Head Coaches Prefer Black Quarterbacks
The Business Insider ^ | September 14, 2011 | Cork Gaines

Posted on 12/10/2011 1:14:01 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

With the lack of job security for head coaches in the NFL, one would think that these men would want their teams being led by the best quarterbacks, regardless of skin color.

However, a look through NFL rosters reveals a troubling trend: white head coaches are more likely to have white quarterbacks, and black head coaches are more likely to have black quarterbacks.

In the NFL, 21.9 percent (7 of 32) of the head coaches are black. According to NFL.com, those seven coaches have 20 quarterbacks on their active rosters. Half (10) of those quarterbacks are black or mixed-race. On the other hand, 25 (78.1%) of the head coaches are white. Of the 66 quarterbacks on those teams, 56 (84.8%) are white, and only ten (15.2%) are black or mixed-race.

Are black coaches biased towards black quarterbacks? Are white coaches biased towards white quarterbacks? Maybe there is a little bit of both.

No matter what the reason, the numbers are clear. If you are a white quarterback, you are much more likely to be playing for a white head coach (84.8%) than a black head coach (15.2%). And if you are a black or mixed-race QB, you are much more likely to find work with a black head coach (50%) even though only 21.9 percent of head coaches are black.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; racism
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1 posted on 12/10/2011 1:14:04 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I am a white fan. I prefer Quarterbacks, not runnings backs that can sometimes be counted upon to throw.;


2 posted on 12/10/2011 1:15:37 PM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I didn’t realize Andy Reid is black.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 1:16:39 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: MinorityRepublican

In the NBA, black coaches prefer black players.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 1:17:48 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Grunthor

If Michael Jackson was coaching a football team, would he prefer black little boys or white little boys?


5 posted on 12/10/2011 1:19:01 PM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I noticed in junior high school that the black kids sat with black kids and the white kids sat with the white kids.

Who knew this sort of trend might continue past age 14??

6 posted on 12/10/2011 1:19:27 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
100% of golfers prefer white golf balls.

-PJ

7 posted on 12/10/2011 1:19:27 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I guess that explains Tony Finger and Peyton Manning or Mike Tomlin and Big Ben. Yep. All makes sense now.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 1:20:06 PM PST by trimom
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To: MinorityRepublican

If I were a head coach, I would prefer a QB that consistently threw to his receivers instead of throwing to players on the othet team..../lol


9 posted on 12/10/2011 1:20:35 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: trimom

Dungy. Danged auto correct.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 1:21:58 PM PST by trimom
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To: MinorityRepublican

Just look at Andy Reid, the racist. Starting Vick and McNabb, then choosing Young over Kafka, while trading away Kolb. And that time he had Garcia. What a jerk, not wanting black QB’s!!!!!!

And then there is Tomlin on the other side of the state who had 3 black QB’s backing up a white guy, which to me just proves that the black coach is keeping the black QB’s down.

Maybe its just the state of Pennsylvania that likes black QB’s. I mean, look where Randall Cunningham played.

I also wonder if Sanchez or Romo are considered white or non-white.


11 posted on 12/10/2011 1:22:16 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: biggredd1

Is that why the Lakers are trying to trade Pau?


12 posted on 12/10/2011 1:23:12 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Black skateboarders don’t care; white skateboarders don’t care ... FYI.


13 posted on 12/10/2011 1:23:12 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: MinorityRepublican
And in "desegregated" public schools and "diverse" colleges, blacks and whites self-segregate into their own little cliques.

But let's act like this is unique to professional football.

14 posted on 12/10/2011 1:25:00 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: trimom

And Romeo Crennel drafting Brady Quinn to back up Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson or Marvin Lewis with Carson Palmer/Andy Dalton?


15 posted on 12/10/2011 1:26:08 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If someone really wants more black QB’s, dont look at the NFL. Look at the colleges that take every black QB in the south from HS and make them WR’s.

I was listening to a local sports show, where the guy made a pretty good point. In watching the Army HS All Star Game, every black kid was “exceptionally talented, with raw speed” while every white kid was “smart and deceptively fast.” I also remember a draft magazine a few years ago thaat graded Byron Leftwich as a good scrambler. I wonder why?

I think this article was created because of the Jordy Nelson question from a few weeks ago.


16 posted on 12/10/2011 1:29:43 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: choctaw man

That just flies in the face of Coach Bowden’s philosophy: Someon’e about to score, and if its you, we get the ball back.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 1:31:17 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: trimom

The black coach who replaced him kept Peyton, as well.


18 posted on 12/10/2011 1:32:26 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Grunthor
I am a white fan. I prefer Quarterbacks, not runnings backs that can sometimes be counted upon to throw.;

Like Tim Tebow.

19 posted on 12/10/2011 1:32:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Raider Sam

And if a sportscaster talks about how well spoken an athlete is you can rest assured the athlete is black.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 1:32:37 PM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Even more disturbing is the profound lack of Samoan Wide Receivers.

Where’s the outrage over this blatant racism against Pacific Islanders?


21 posted on 12/10/2011 1:34:41 PM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: csmusaret

Exactly, just look at Donkey Kong Suh. ITs actually really demeaning. To me, it says that the sportscaster was surprised at the outcome, that they think so little of the players before they know them.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 1:35:25 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I noticed in junior high school that the black kids sat with black kids and the white kids sat with the white kids.

There were three different kinds of apes in the Planet of the Apes. Charleton Heston said that during breaks actors would hang out with the other actors who were wearing the same costume.

23 posted on 12/10/2011 1:35:34 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Well, Tebow is more of a Tight End or Fullback


24 posted on 12/10/2011 1:37:01 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

That must mean that Tight Ends make better Quaterbacks.


25 posted on 12/10/2011 1:39:06 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Tigerized

They all play for Hawaii, and it takes a long time for that game tape to make it to the states. On a side note, why is there not a clamoring for more diversity on Hawaii’s football team?


26 posted on 12/10/2011 1:39:16 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Every venue is throwing the race card out...doesn’t Business Insider have a lot more to be concerned about than sports?


27 posted on 12/10/2011 1:39:49 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: MinorityRepublican
...white head coaches are more likely to have white quarterbacks, and black head coaches are more likely to have black quarterbacks...

Patent BULLSHIT. Liars figure and figures lie.

28 posted on 12/10/2011 1:40:37 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Moonman62

That is the logical step. At the very qorst, Im sure Jason Witten could throw the same interceptions and make the same fumbles that Romo does.

I remember watching a college game and seeing a LB run right past the ballcarrier and just give up. I said to myself “I could wear a helmet and not tackle people, maybe I should try out.”


29 posted on 12/10/2011 1:42:18 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"In the NFL, 21.9 percent (7 of 32) of the head coaches are black. According to NFL.com, those seven coaches have 20 quarterbacks on their active rosters. Half (10) of those quarterbacks are black or mixed-race. On the other hand, 25 (78.1%) of the head coaches are white. Of the 66 quarterbacks on those teams, 56 (84.8%) are white, and only ten (15.2%) are black or mixed-race."

Given that the % of blacks in the population as a whole are somewhere around 12%, the author's stats could very well be used to make the point that blacks are over-represented as both coaches and quarterbacks....

30 posted on 12/10/2011 1:42:54 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This seems to be inaccurate. Black coach/white QB in Indy, Cincy, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Chicago, Tampa, Minn. White coach/Black QB in Philly, Carolina (Rivera is actually hispanic), Seattle. To the best of my recollection, the rest are White/White. I am sure I am missing something, but regardless, there seems to be no such trend as described here.


31 posted on 12/10/2011 1:48:12 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: trimom
Dungy. Danged auto correct.

Ha. Was wondering about this Coach Finger. Gotta love autocorrect.

32 posted on 12/10/2011 1:53:21 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This sounds like total BS!!! A good QB is a good QB regardless of whether he is black, white or polka-dotted!!

And, good QBs that can WIN are what coaches are MOST interested in!!


33 posted on 12/10/2011 2:03:02 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Worked in a federal courthouse, land of many democrat and liberal judges.

Funny but the Black judges tended to have more black clerks, the Irish judge always had one or both clerks Irish, Jewish judge had more Jewish clerks. Also true for their court reporters.

It’s called human nature. Like it or not.


34 posted on 12/10/2011 2:03:47 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ilgipper

Now you know its campaign season and that means we have to keep the race card alive. Cue Business Insider.


35 posted on 12/10/2011 2:06:33 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Huh?


36 posted on 12/10/2011 2:10:51 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: ilgipper

I see the same thing. I think we can chalk this up to the MSM trying to create the news rather than report it.


37 posted on 12/10/2011 2:28:57 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Moonman62

Darn right. I am not a fan of Tebow as a professional QB.


38 posted on 12/10/2011 2:53:03 PM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: mkmensinger

And Pete Carrol.


39 posted on 12/10/2011 2:54:49 PM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: Grunthor

I was thinking the same thing. Tebow is far from your typical quarterback.


40 posted on 12/10/2011 3:04:23 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Grunthor

Tebow has 10 touchdowns vs 1 interception, and he’s 6 and 1 as a starter this season on what most would consider a poor team. I am a fan.


41 posted on 12/10/2011 3:14:16 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Interesting numbers, but I'm not sure there's anything meaningful to be found here. The numbers are simply too small to be statistically significant.

I found it ironic that the only figures in that chart that accurately reflect the white-black composition among the population as a whole are the 88%-12% breakdown of starting quarterbacks playing for white coaches. By every other measure -- including the racial composition of head coaches, quarterbacks playing for black coaches, QBs playing for all coaches, backup QBs, etc. -- blacks are actually overrepresented compared to their proportion of the U.S. population as a whole.

42 posted on 12/10/2011 3:20:24 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

So the evidence proves that the black coaches are racists.

The white coaches have black quarterbacks in a percentage only slightly above the percentage of black population in the country. But the black coaches overrepresentation of blacks on the quarterback roster can’t be ascribed to anything but pure racism.


43 posted on 12/10/2011 3:27:50 PM PST by PAR35
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To: MinorityRepublican

That’s racist! /s


44 posted on 12/10/2011 3:34:31 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why would anyone coach either white heads or black heads? That’s disgusting.


46 posted on 12/10/2011 3:57:01 PM PST by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: MinorityRepublican
At least right now, the top 15 quarterbacks as ranked by the racist NFL are all white.

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=PASSING

ML/NJ

47 posted on 12/10/2011 4:20:37 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: MinorityRepublican

I guess that explains why so many white football analysts were opposed to Tim Tebow who won’t be mistaken for being black anytime soon. (smirk)I think most teams want a quarterback who will win games for them regardless of their color. More racial agitation by the usual suspects.


48 posted on 12/10/2011 4:37:19 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Moonman62

Kordell Stewart, Tim Tebow, Vince Young, Tavaris Jackson and Mike Vick.....you want to beat them, make them throw.


49 posted on 12/10/2011 4:37:19 PM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: andyk

*snort!* ya goofball!...


50 posted on 12/10/2011 4:40:33 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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