Former Gator Channing Crowder: “Brantley Was Ran Down by White LB That’s a Disgrace”
Channing Crowder who now plays for the Miami Dolphins is not pleased that the Florida Gators have become a very average team without Tim Tebow.
He expressed his frustrations in a very interesting and stupid quote:
“They don’t have an identity,” Crowder told reporters immediately after last week’s game at Green Bay, which followed Florida’s 10-7 loss to Mississippi State. “They don’t know what — John Brantley don’t know what he wants to do. He can’t outrun anybody. I saw him get run down by a white linebacker last week, which was a disgrace to all Florida football history.”
Later in the week, Crowder continued along that track and might have even included Trey Burton in his outrage. He references “your running quarterback,” who also seems to have a problem evading Caucasian defenders.
“You can see the offense is nothing without Tebow,” Crowder told the Post’s Ben Volin last week. “When I saw a white linebacker … ran down Brantley twice, I said, ‘Yeah, we have no chance.’
“First he’s a linebacker. Tim Tebow would’ve walked away from a linebacker, and he’s white. If a white linebacker is running down your running quarterback, we don’t have a chance.
What in the world is he talking about?
I understand Brantley has had his struggles this year, but to my knowledge no one expected him to be Cam Newton behind center.
There are two problems here.
First, Crowder is making ignorant statements that should offend white and black players. Acting as if it is impossible for white linebackers to track down athletic players.
Newsflash for Crowder there are several white and black linebackers in the league that are better than him.
Some people need to hire a full time censor around them before they are allowed to speak.
Secondly Urban Meyer is proving to be a one trick pony in regards to coaching. If he doesn’t have the perfect quarterback for his system he can’t seem to adjust. That is the real problem. He has a classic drop back quarterback he is trying to turn into Tebow light, that was never going to work.
Crowder should concentrate on being a better player not what white linebackers can chase down quarterbacks.