Nolan Nawrocki Gives Racist Evaluation of Geno Smith | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

3rd Year in a Row a PFW Scout Calls Black QB Lazy, Is He Racist? No, He’s Smart

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

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Quick who is Nolan Nawrocki?

Most of you probably have no idea who he is, others may remember him as the guy who questioned Cam Newton’s smile or RG3′s Football intelligence.

99% of the world doesn’t know any of the Pro Football Weekly’s NFL Scouts. Furthermore, their evaluation of players rarely make any type of headlines. Except when you say something like this.

Geno Smith is not a student of the game. Nonchalant field presence — does not command respect from teammates and cannot inspire. Mild practice demeanor — no urgency. Not committed or focused — marginal work ethic. Interviewed poorly at the Combine and did not show an understanding of concepts on the white board.

Needed to be coddled in college — cannot handle hard coaching.

A cross between Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks, Smith is a gimmick, overhyped product of the system lacking the football savvy, work habits and focus to cement a starting job and could drain energy from a QB room. Will be overdrafted and struggle to produce against NFL defensive complexities.

I am not a NFL Scout, never claimed to be one, but I can read and as soon as Nawrocki said Geno Smith was a cross between Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks, his intentions became clear as day.

It was like finding a murder weapon in somebody’s hand after they killed someone, it became an open and shut case.

We are in the AGE OF SKIP MEDIA, where style is more important than substance. Where screaming and yelling, is more revered than being calm and rational. Where hyperbole and bluster rule the day. Where media members are at times, more arrogant than the athletes that they covered.

Mr. Nawrocki is no different. I think he believed what he said about Cam Newton, was shocked by the reaction, but the attention was like a drug to him. So he tried it again with RG3 and it became even more addictive.

The is Skiptizing a situation.  You beat a topic into the ground, because it gets more ratings, views, readers and etc.  It is why Tebow is still talked about and why there are still debates on 1st Take on if LeBron is “clutch” or not.  Who cares if it doesn’t make any sense, we only care about ratings, Tweets and attention whoring.

Mr. Nawrocki was sitting back in his chair thinking, if I say certain “hot button” words about a black quarterback, I will get massive media attention. They teach you this in journalism school, it isn’t what you say, but how you say it. Look at all the HOT BUTTON words, that are secretly veiled stereotypes about black people in general, when Mr. Nawrocki speaks about Geno Smith.

  • Average field vision and coverage recognition.
  • Not a student of the game
  • Nonchalant
  • No urgency
  • Not committed or focused
  • Marginal work ethic
  • Coddled
  • Lacking the football savvy

Those are the same type of stereotypes that people have for black men in general.  It wasn’t by accident they were included in Mr. Nawrocki’s review.

Mr. Nawrocki is playing you for a fool, he is instigating a debate that has nothing to do with football, but everything to do with him getting media attention.  I guarantee you Mr. Nawrocki’s phone is ringing off the hook from people who want him to come and talk about his evaluation of Smith. Common trick, that is being pulled in this Age of Skip Media.

The people who are overly sensitive and like to throw out the race card for everything will immediately go crazy, people who are secretly racist and prejudice will hop on the bandwagon and turn it to something ugly. Meaning Mr. Nawrocki will sit back and enjoy his 15 minutes of fame.

Not racist, just brilliant manipulation on how people react to race, especially via social media. Bravo Mr. Nawrocki, you almost had everyone fooled, but you can’t fool me. It might have worked if he had compared Geno Smith to Jeff Garcia (that is who Smith reminds me of, with a bigger arm). That could have been enough deflection to throw people off the trail, but he had to go all in and compare Smith to two random black quarterbacks, who he plays nothing like.

That was the mistake that he made.

PFW will try to point all the nice thing he has said about black prospects and all the harsh things he has said about white prospects and it is all a deflection, to throw you off the the trail.  This was about page views and attention whoring, not racism, plain and simple.

Just go Google Nolan Nawrocki right now and see what comes up, then tell me if I am wrong or not.

Scouts know nothing, they are just giving opinions.  It is like being a weatherman, you have to know certain things, but in reality you just reading a map and guessing. You can find film on every single game Geno Smith ever played and come to your own conclusions. The point is that players show and prove on the field, not based on what some random scout says.

Sorry Mr. Nawrocki I didn’t fall for your banana in the tailpipe, can’t wait to hear with you have to say about Teddy Bridgewater in the future.

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  1. Freezer says:

    Except Nawrocki was spot-on on Newton and he wasn’t the only one with those same doubts about RGIII.

    • whitey says:

      Yea he also said Drew Brees would never succeed and Chris Weinke was a steal for the Panthers. Yea he’s spot on!

      Hopefully he’ll do stock tips next since Madoff in prison.

    • Bobbie Johnson says:

      So if a black guy is lazy and someone point this out, he’s a racist? You people (and by you people, I mean black media) have diminished that word so much that it carries ZERO meaning. Cam Newton is a good fantasy football QB, but he has yet to prove he can be consistent and win. Newton is a pouter.

  2. J says:

    Cam’s own teammates questioned his leadership skills this past season. But I hate how a player is always compared to another player of the same color.

    • LegendInMyMind9 says:

      Well, if those are the players to who he, in the Scout’s opinion, best compares, why try to make up some other comparison for the sake of political correctness? Is it so hard to believe that Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks belong in the same sentence for more than just being “black quarterbacks”.

      If you can’t compare one black guy to the next, what’s the point? Why do we compare anything then, when we’re THAT limited? You guys are ridiculous sometimes, you know that?

  3. Elijahmartel says:

    The NFL does not wont a black QB to be succesful.The QB position is suppose to be to complex for blacks.Often black QB are the subjects of critisim from the mass media.There is a reson for that.I call it “moon-cunnigham fear”.White poeple idolize QB’s.They think the QB is the leader.Thus the white man has to lead.If you look over the past 10 years no blk QB has won a title.No blk QB has been umongst the greats.There is a reason for that as well (preception).They say blk QB are lazy but lets never forget out of 10 years.There has always been a contreversiol play that often systamaticaly takes Blk QB’s and there teams out of the playoffs.I can do an essy on this but i wont.My point is the NFL does not wont to have a blk QB become the Micheal jordan of football.They fear it,RGIII is getting there that is why you see all this white No good QB getting paid so much money (fear of the comming).

    • Freezer says:

      “The NFL does not wont a black QB to be succesful.”

      Which is exactly why Mike Vick, Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson receive no hype from the league or the sports nets.

      1985 says “Hi,” BTW.

      • jimmyt says:

        Vick is old news, Cam not very good and I for one am sick of all the RGIII and Wilson hype. Not sure what media outlets you refer to but I hear their names daily.

    • Brian A. Kirkland says:

      Well, The NFL had three African-American QBs in the playoffs (don’t forget Kaepernick). I don’t thank the league cares about anything but winning. And there’ve been quite a few successful ones (Moon, McNabb, Williams).

  4. nba is fixed says:

    In other words, Nolan Nawrocki wants to be a cross between Skip Bayless and Rush Limbaugh!

  5. Donald says:

    He was right about Cam. Having a successful rookie season does not discount the personality issues that came screaming out into the open during his second year.

  6. mike says:

    Wont? Want….?

    Anyway, so sense no blk qb has had qualifying play to win a title that must mean that its because the white man dont want him to. No its becaise no blk qb has been a great qb in the past 10 years… Yes good qbs but not great ones. Nawrocki was right about cam and i believe he’ll be right about smith as well. Has nothing to do with race but as this article points out you “elijahmartel” are the exact reason why his scouting report gets so much attention because you and people like you always want to use the race card and empower it. Your post was the dumbest response ive ever seen and if you can show me a blk qb whos numbers are on par with a manning or brady then you van say its because the nfl dont want a successful blk qb. But until cams numbers or rg3′s numbers are as good as them… Even big ben… Or flacco. Its not race its just not a great blk qb has come along in the past 10 yea R

    • Mark says:

      In what year did Brady…Manning….Rogers….Brees when a title?

      So in your world these guys came out of college in won immediately? However you are quick to draw comparisons with the above black qbs you mentioned. You sir are laughable.

      • Freezer says:

        Rodgers won his title in his third year as a starter. Brady won his in his first season as a starter, having not played a down in his rookie year.

        You might want to find better examples to refute his point.

        • Chris says:

          I’m guessing the poster was stating none of those guys mentioned came into the league with the fanfare or the pressure having to win on Day 1. Both Brady and Rodgers benefited greatly playing behind other guys and learning the systems before starting.

          Also Brady did play his rookie year he was 1-3 for 6 yards. He was 9-7 in his first full yr as a starter(2002 season) Bledsoe was the starter for 3 games in the 2001 yr the Pats won the title and Brady won MVP.
          2002 we didn’t even make the playoffs in his 1st full yr as starter:(

    • sean says:

      heck if Bledsoe wouldn’t have gotten hurt Tom Brady would be just like Matt Cassel.

  7. Scags says:

    Great article by the CEO. I am somewhere in between Nawrocki comment & this article. To be honest any of the QB in this class can be a bust. They all kinda suck its a simple Eye Test wen u watch college Football. It’s just the way it comes off & it’s always against “black QB”. At the end of the day I wanna see RG III do less runnin & more pro offense (like Andrew Luck). He is the only hope for Black QB rite now.

  8. James Colvent says:

    So sensitive the black community is. Who wins superbowls e Rey year do they look like Newton? If a white expert questions a black player it’s the biggest offense in the world he’s a klan member he hates blacks he’s holding us back but if the Smith were white you blacks wouldn’t come to his aid? So that means YOU ARE THE RACISTS!

    • whitey says:

      That’s telling those “you blacks”.

      yes every or as you say it e Rey year the qb looks like us whites right?
      Damn and here I thought defense wins championships and there was no “I” in team.

      I’m going to watch lacrosse.

  9. Really says:

    April Fools! Oh wait….you’re serious. Again, anything negative about a black person is racist. You imply you are NOT one of the people who always plays the race card, but by making race an issue here that’s exactly what you’re doing. What a joke.

  10. mike says:

    I really dont understand your response to my post mark. I didnt say they came into the leugue and won their titles but that was not my point or the argument. The argument was that the white man is tje cause that black qbs cant be great. I was simply saying show me a black qb who has the same numbers as the qbs who we consider great. Its not bc of the white man there has not been a black qb in the past 10 years that has put up the kind of numbers to be considered as a great qb. Show me a black qb that has those kind of numbers that is not considered great. You cant because there hasnt been one and its not because of the white man like the original poster had said. I am a huge fan of rg3 and think he can be great but he isnt yet. Hopefully he comes back and shows off his arm a little more now rather then his legs

  11. Brian A. Kirkland says:

    Some points well made, though, I’m not sure what “average field vision and coverage recognition” has to do with “secretly veiled stereotypes about black people in general”. And, bro, don’t drop the Ds. It should read “racist and prejudiced”.

  12. jim says:

    Wow, what a terrible article. So what makes this article better then what nawrocki had said? You Mr. ceo are the one who is pressing the hot buttons for extra views here. Nawrocki never said anything racist. And was right about cam. About 50% of the draft is black and do you think smith is the only black player that nawrocki had wrote a report on? Because he writes a bad report on one player its a big deal? No mr. Ceo your the one who is pressing the hot buttons on this topic. You should have wrote the article about yourself. And sense when is not football savy a black stereotype or coddled… Not a student of the game. Dumb article trying to “Push the hot buttons” learn what a stereotype is. Any educated reader can see this article is garbage and just trying to be edgy to gain viewers. People like you make me sick turning nothing into something. Read people… Ceo is writing this article about himself

  13. Steve Lawrence (@sharialawfan) says:

    The thing about negros is that they are not very good students in any domain (except Coon College aka jail). It should come as no surprise that black quarterbacks do not magically buck (heh) the trend.

  14. Patrick says:

    Dude, if this guy was such a great scout, he’d be working in a teams war room on draft day instead of writing for some rag.

  15. kc says:

    Pathetic write-up here for what appears to be a biased website with special interests related to race. If he reads the write-up, he’ll know that Nawrocki gives positives and negatives of every QB. His positives of Smith are glowing, hes negatives are indicting – the nature of the business to ‘hedge’ his bet on prospects, an entirely inexact science. I’m sure you can find plenty of NFL personnel who dislike Smith for some of the reasons listed, just as you can find many who love him for the positives. For what it’s worth, Nawrocki rates a Tonga international and Mormon as his top player and has the utmost praise for him.

    Of Course, the real question is how this site receives any sort of acceptance. In our society, a website entitled “White Sports Online” would be labelled as racist and disgraceful. Change White for a different race and it is perfectly good. Shocking that we can’t look at sport for what it is and we need to categorize by race.

  16. Jared says:

    His comments about Geno’s work ethic and film study contradict every other scouting report and coach that has ever spoken about Geno. Geno is a true student of the game and is anything but lazy. There are areas of his game that need work, no doubt, and I’m sure even Geno would agree with that. But his knowledge and effort are certainly beyond reproach.

  17. Billy says:

    Here is a Q&A with Nawrocki discussing RG3 last year, praising his ability and pointing out that Luck is a better choice because RG3 is more prone to injury (perfect analysis).
    Q: Do you see any way that Robert Griffin III could go No. 1, and if not, how big is the gap between he and Andrew Luck?

    Nawrocki: To me, there is a considerable gap. I think Andrew Luck is the most polished quarterback to come out of the NFL draft in a long time, as long as I’ve been doing this. He’s one of the best decision makers. I think he has an outstanding command of the game — a very unique pedigree, tremendous football intelligence. He’s got everything you want in a quarterback, accuracy, everything is there. It’s all in front of him. The difference between Luck and Griffin to me is Griffin’s ceiling is higher. The concerns I have with Griffin at quarterback are his accuracy (and) his feel in the pocket. I don’t think it is at the same level as Luck’s is, and I’m not sure that it will ever get to the same place. (Griffin) has outstanding athletic ability, makes plays in the pocket and has a very dynamic arm. The other concern I have is about his long-term durability. He’s shown before in the past that he has had difficulty staying healthy. He is more of a straight-linish type of runner, and I think it’s going to be difficult to stay healthy in the pros once he’s moving outside. He’s not very elusive, he’s more straight-linish and I think he’s going to have a difficult time getting out of the way of contact on the perimeter. For that reason, I think there is higher risk involved with the pick. I think the Colts made up their mind months ago, and I think they know which way they’re going.

  18. Mike says:

    Look at geno smith now… Damn nawrocki was wrong once again huh…

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