Re: Why have Titan's players quit Fisher?
posted at 10/20/2009 6:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Why have Titan's players quit Fisher?
[QUOTE]In Response to Why have Titan's players quit Fisher? : Ok hold it right there!.LOL I live in TN, ( born in Newton ) it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Racism, some idiot ALWAYS has to bring that up. They started 13-0 last year, so all of a sudden TN becomes a racist state and they start 0-6 this year? and that's why the stink this year? yeah that makes sense. I think it has more to do with TALENT on the team (or lack thereof ). that's it. They have a terrible WR corps who couldnt catch a cold, how many drop passes do you see every game. Collins is adequate, but is getting no help at all. the defense is like a sieve, when you allow Maroney to run for 100 yrds that is saying something right there, he didnt overnight turn into some stud RB. Stop blaming racism for all of the worlds problems.
Posted by Medic87[/QUOTE]
Hey, some Titans' players have mentioned it before, so it is not like there is nothing to it - complaints about getting hassled while relaxing around town, etc.
Some Titan's players have gone public, saying they don't like the racist people they've encountered, living in that region. Those are facts any "idiot" can wrap his brain around.
I don't mind being called an idiot by a complete stranger, but as I recall they only lost two key players in the off-season. Most teams lose four, five, or more each year, like the Giants, the Pats, the Colts, etc. So if the roster has not changed much, but the attidute has, the problem isn't because of talent. Lack of talent did not make the DBs shadow the Pats' receivers by ten feet in the red zone. Those players just did not care to play for the team, regardless of their talent.
Fully reluctant to touch on politics, do you remember the last election and how it played out in that region? My best friend in the area said the majority of his friends that were self-proclaimed life-long Democrats told him that they "would never vote for a n*****. I am voting for McCain." Frankly, the election had an ugly character in that region. And shortly thereafter, the Titans hit a losing streak that has not stopped.
If I were a young, ambitious, talented, educated Black man (I am not) and I was obligated to play for a fan base that gives me dirty looks in the mall if I am inter-racially dating, or watching my every move in the Quickee Mart, and generally hassle me because of the color of my skin, I really would not mind tanking a season if I think it could get me out of there and off to some place more tolerant, like SoCal, Seatle, NYC, Miami - just about anywhere but Tennesse.
Only reason for their funk? I seriously doubt it. Part of it? Why not? Or, "how not?"