Sure, why not?
No it's very difficult.
What a racist question! I think any race of people can play football! Geesh!!!
Sure hung up on skin color aren't ya?
Yeah, have you ever heard of John Lynch of the Denver Broncos? I think he could handle the job, and he is a pro-bowler too. There is not a receiver in the league that doesn't know who this guy is, as he has knocked out several people. He is awesome!!! John plays safety (I think) but he could play corner back just as well.
Part 2: I must be the only one here that gets the question! John Lynch is white, and I don't care if he is a Safety. To answer the question: Yes I think a white person (John Lynch) could play corner back, and do it very well, and much better than Jason Seahorn. See who has the most INT's and you will see what I mean. I don't care, Lynch is the MAN!!!
I don't see this question as racists at all. The facts are just the facts, and just because there are no one starting at corner-back that is white, doesn't mean they couldn't be, or they aren't capable. I do believe we heard the same thing about a black quarterback at one time. Went on down to black head coach until Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith came along and opened some eyes. Hate, racism, and bigotry can only exist if it is kept alive, and constantly brought to the limelight. We all agree it does exist, but to keep on and on and on about it serves no purpose other than remind us of how stupid we have been. We don't live our lives for what has been, and people like Tony Dungy has shown what can be. He did it quietly, and proved he is a better man than live a life full of hate. The only race that matters is the human race, and the sooner we learn to live together, the better off we will be. It is easy to see; we have much bigger problems facing the world than making issues out of who is bigger or better at anything. A position is based on ability, and the person who is most qualified for that position. Why does it have to do with color?
You can be black, brown, white, green, and any color available. All you need is talent.
But according to this article, it doesn't happen.
There are no white starting cornerbacks in the NFL out of 64 players who start at that position. In fact, there are no white cornerbacks in the entire league. There are zero starting white tailbacks. No white running back has run for over 1,000 yards in nearly a quarter of a century. Only about five percent of starting wide receivers and safeties are white.
Has this amazing and now permanent disparity in a sport that whites have always loved and played so well come about solely because of "black supremacy" in athleticism? The NFL was integrated racially in the 1960s, 鈥?0s and 鈥?0s and there were plenty of whites then who played all defensive positions and who ran and caught the ball and who excelled at it. It is only since the late 1980s that certain positions in professional football have become for all intents and purposes black only.
Might there be other factors involved? For example, did you know that the 119 Division I-A major college football programs, with very, very few exceptions, simply refuse to recruit and develop white tailbacks and white receivers no matter how outstanding they are in high school? And that the media enforces this rigid segregation by using euphemisms and descriptions that demean white athletes?
Talented white athletes who want to play tailback, receiver or cornerback must go to a small college program or go the very difficult route of becoming a walk-on at one of the major programs. And since it is the Division I-A programs that supply almost all the players in the NFL, it is hardly surprising that the white running back and wide receiver has become almost extinct, as have whites playing defense in general.
The truth is that white football players, no matter how talented, are directed into a racial Caste System that limits them to being offensive linemen, kickers, quarterbacks (though more and more major college programs are recruiting blacks for that position), and the occasional defensive position, usually linebacker or defensive end.
Caste Football looks at the racial dynamics of football and of sports in general. We have no sacred cows we worship, no taboo subjects we won鈥檛 discuss. We respect the fact that blacks make good football players. But we believe that by looking at football and sports overall through an objective lens rather than simply accepting the propaganda slant of the media, it is clear and obvious that whites are just as good as if not better athletes than blacks.
To give just one example, even though whites are only 10 percent of the world's population, they win over 90 percent of the medals at the Winter Olympics and over 70 percent of the medals at the Summer Olympics, including many medals in sprinting and jumping.
Caste Football's goal is to see that white athletes are respected for their abilities, and that they receive the same opportunities to succeed as non-white athletes.
Lynch is a bad example because he is a safety not a cornerback. Jason Sehorn has played CB before and had a great career before injury. Sure he only had 19 INT in his career, but he covered great.
The best small forward in basketball was Larry Bird. The best center (when healthy) was Walton. I doubt melanin content of the skin matters as much as you think, unless we are talking about avoiding sunburn.
Yes they could. They would just have to be given the opportunity and developed. Just like minorities have to be given the chance to be head coaches, gm's, coordinators, and owners of teams. If given the chance and support anyone can be successfull at most things. It was a time back in the day where they thought a black man was not smart enough to play middlelinebaker? There is still some stereotypes out their about the black quarterback. Most of the time when they are drafted to the NFL they want them to play receiver or db, Why? Let's just give people opportunities to succeed instead of stereotyping!
ummmm YES Special Ed
Roger Wherli was just inducted into the Hall of Fame
now go to a library
books don't hurt
No, probably not. I mean look at it right now. Is there a starting cornerback that is white? There are none, I think. Someone mentioned John Lynch, but he is a safety (same with Archuleta and Considine). This was a very interesting question, I guess I never thought about it before. But to everyone who is saying no it doesn't matter about the color of the skin, well maybe it does? The evidence sure seems to point that way. This question is in no way racist, quit acting like it is.