Donovan McNabb has said that there is more pressure, criticism, and scrutiny on black quarterbacks than white quarterbacks (ESPN). Without fully addressing whether this is true or not, I want to make one thing clear: McNabb is not wrong to discuss the issue, or present his opinion on the issue. To say McNabb is out of line means either pretending that America's history of racism is all in the past (it's clearly not), or denying the history of racial stereotypes about the quarterback position in particular. I want Donovan McNabb to speak up on this issue, and to express his feelings and experiences clearly. Good for him. Addendum: Stephanie Stradley at Fanhouse has a thoughtful post on McNabb's comments.
Byron Leftwich is now an Atlanta Falcon (ESPN). Leftwich hasn't found himself in a situation where it appears he can thrive and win soon. However, hopefully he's found himself in a place where he's wanted, and can build a successful career. I think he'll look good in the Falcon jersey, which is all that really matters to me.
The Star Tribune reports that Tarvaris Jackson may not be able to play Sunday because of his groin injury, which would be all the excuse the team needs to go to man myth legend Kelly Holcomb. However, the Pioneer Press reports that "Jackson still has the support of his coach and teammates after an abysmal performance in Detroit." The Ragnarok talks about the low point of the Tarvaris Revolution, but believes the Revolution will still be successful.