Updated: November 29, 2013


By:- Gary Norris Gray- BASN Staff Reporter

Once again the America Sports Media conveniently ignores Black Sports History.  12 African American quarterbacks have started in 2013, a record.

Like Professor Fred Whitted from Winston Salem State University states many times “We have to tell our own story.”

Black Quarterbacks-

10-1 Russell Wilson– Seattle Seahawks – BYE WEEK

8-3 Cam Newton- Carolina Panthers- This is a clear sign that number one has grown up with a game ending 12 play 80 yard drive. The Black and Powder Blue streak continues as the Carolina Panthers defeat the tough Miami Dolphins. Newton did not have great first half but put it together in the second half with running touchdown and a passing touchdown. Panthers win 20-16 as Newton goes 19-31 and 174 yards.cams

HEY, NOLAN NOWROCKI HAVE YOU RECONSIDERED YOUR EVALUATION YET?   Maybe you might want to apologize to this young man in a letter or in person … We all know that’s not going to happen because the hype would not be there.

7-4 Colin Kaepernick-San Francisco 49ers- The West Coast Boys took advantage of the Capitol City Boys early with 10-6 first half lead. The Niners let number seven lose to attack Washington’s defense. Kaepernick took over the second half with his legs and arms. Colin went 15 for 21 with 235 yards and three touchdowns. Number seven rushed for another 20 yards in the 27-6 victory over the Washington Football Club and Robert Griffin the Third.

5-6 Geno Smith- New York Jets- Rookie– The string was finally broken as Smith and the New York Jets lose two in a row. Smith did not have stellar day AGAIN, neither did the Jets defense. The Purple Birds shut down the Jets offense as The Baltimore Ravens win 19-3. Geno Smith was sacked three times with a critical fumble. Smith went 9-22 with 127 yards. Remember Smith is still a rookie.

3-4 E.J. Manuel-Buffalo Bills- Rookie- BYE WEEK

3-5 Terrell Pryor-Oakland Raiders – DID NOT PLAY

3-8 Robert Griffin III– The Washington Football Club- Robert Griffin the Third should have taken this year off to make sure his knee would be healthy. The slow beginning at the start of the year has continued. The Washington Football Club could not generate any offense against the San Francisco Niner defense. Griffin went 17 for 27 and 127 yards with one interception. Number ten got sacked four times at critical junctures of the game stopping three Burgundy and Gold drives, San Francisco wins 27-6.

There are six things that must be addressedrgs

1) Are you healthy? Please do not play if your knee is still healing

2) Stop throwing coaches and teammates under the bus and take some responsibilities.

3) Stop calling the coach by his first name.. Ever hear the word RESPECT.

4) Be a team leader in the bad times as well as the great times.

5) Remember where you came from.

6) Speak out on the issue of the Washington Football Club’s name and how it effects the Native American communities.

Somebody (Quarterback Griffin-Coach Shanahan) will not be in Landover, Maryland at the start of the 2014 National Football League Season. There  still seems to be confusion and contention on the Washington side lines.

2-4 Michael Vick- Philadelphia Eagles- BYE WEEK

1-2 Thad Lewis – Buffalo Bills- BYE WEEK

1-3 Jason Campbell– Cleveland Browns- Campbell started the game but did not finish because of head injury in third quarter. The Browns are still looking for a starting quarterback. Campbell went 14 for 22 and 124 yards with a fumble. The Pittsburgh Steelers win 27-11.

0-1 Seneca Wallace– Green Bay Packers- DID NOT PLAY

0-3 Josh Freeman-Tampa Bay Bucs- Waived week 4

0-1 Josh Freeman– Minnesota Vikings- DID NOT PLAY

Total 42-45

newBlack Head Coaches-3

Marvin Lewis – Cincinnati Bengals 7-4 BYE WEEK

Ron Rivera- Carolina Panthers-Latin Head Coach 8-3

Mike Tomlin– Pittsburgh Steelers 5-6-

Leslie Frazier– Minnesota Vikings 2-8-1

Total 22-21-1

Black General Managers- 4

6-5 Detroit Lion Martin Mayhew– The Lions stumble, as the resurgent Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Detroit 24-21 on a late fourth quarter Matthew Stafford interception. Stafford threw four INT’s to complete a frustrating day in the Motor City.

5-6 Baltimore Raven Ozzie Newsome- The Purple Birds looked like Super Bowl Champions as they defeat the New York Jets 19-3. The defense shutdown Gang Green and capitalized on three New York miscues.oz

4-7 Oakland Raider Reggie McKenzie– The Raiders must have seen déjà-vu all over again as Tennessee quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick guides his team to victory. Three years ago in Buffalo Fitzpatrick rallied the Buffalo Bills to a 38-35 victory over the Raiders. Sunday afternoon the Black and Silver could not hold the Titians in fourth quarter as Tenn. wins 21-19 on late touchdown. Fitzpatrick went 30 for 48 and 320 yards with two touchdowns. Oakland should have won this game but with Raider interceptions, fumbles, penalties, and Sebastian Janikowski missing two easy field goals, Oakland lost this tight match because the defense could not hold Titians in the fourth quarter.

4-7 The New York Football Giant Jerry Reese– The Giants once again played a horrible first half and it cost them. Eli Manning and the Giants fumbled the ball in the Red Zone twice giving the Dallas Cowboys a 14-6 halftime lead.

The Geemen came back in the second half to tie the game with time running down in the fourth quarter. Manning passed to Louis Murphy Jr. for a touchdown then converted the two point play (Thank You Old AFL) American Football League. It would not last Tony Romo and Dallas calmly moved the team down the field with three third down conversions to get the Cowboys in field goal position.

Dallas wins the game 24-21 and sweeps the season series. This game put The New York Football Giants on life support.

2-9 Houston Texan Rick Smith- The Texans have folded the tent this year as they lose to the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 for their ninth loss in a row. The Jags ran Maurice Jones Drew over, under and through the Houston Texans 14 times for 84 yards and one touchdown. Jacksonville kept the ball away from Houston so they could not score. Next question is head coach Gary Kubiak job in jeopardy?

Totals   21 -34

Black Ownership -0

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove on Disabled Community Activist. Email at

©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *