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2007-09-03 10:27:30 AM  
No Brian Bosworth?!
 
2007-09-03 10:44:08 AM  
F-bear: No Brian Bosworth?!

Hey, I came here to say that. My 2nd pick would have to be Heath Shuler, the no talent hold-out of Washington Redskins fame.
 
2007-09-03 10:57:09 AM  
Haven't we seen this lBoobiesed in various forms 347-415 times on Fark in the last few years?

Jeff George? How is he a bigger bust than even, say, Brian Griese?
 
2007-09-03 11:14:56 AM  
Ki-Jana Carter shouldn't be on this list. He started his career off with a leg injury and never recovered. You can't call someone a bust unless they have a fair shot of realizing their potential.

There are several Florida QBs that should take his spot. Also, I would throw in Aundry Bruce.
 
2007-09-03 11:18:48 AM  
Meh, this is one of those seasonal things we see every year around the draft and/or the beginning of the season.
No surprises on this list, especially number 1.
 
2007-09-03 11:19:03 AM  
filth: Brian Griese

Brian Griese was chosen in the third round and even made a Pro Bowl. I wouldn't call him a bust. His dad probably does, but I don't.

The Broncos 1st round pick that year was Marcus Nash. He was a bust. One of my friends in college was his brother Tommy. Lucky bastard got to go to the Superbowl.
 
2007-09-03 11:39:15 AM  
Jeff George was the greatest pre-game QB of all time. The guy made Elway look like a mediocre Pee Wee player in warmups, but then the game started.
 
2007-09-03 12:00:22 PM  
Broadcastdave: filth: Brian Griese

Brian Griese was chosen in the third round and even made a Pro Bowl. I wouldn't call him a bust. His dad probably does, but I don't.

The Broncos 1st round pick that year was Marcus Nash. He was a bust. One of my friends in college was his brother Tommy. Lucky bastard got to go to the Superbowl.


That's my point. Griese probably went a round or two early in hindsight, but he wasn't a bust. By anyone's measure, Jeff George was a good quarterback. Even playing for some really bad teams, he had like one or two statistically bad seasons. The fact that he's a dick explains his teams' performance? I tend to think it was lack of talent at other positions, but what the hell do I know?
 
2007-09-03 12:25:59 PM  
Tod Marinovich is clearing his throat. Only because he has "post nasal drip", though.
 
2007-09-03 12:29:44 PM  
mario williams was a great pickup over those scrubs reggie bush and vince young
 
2007-09-03 12:31:09 PM  
The worst part is as a Browns fan, how many of our picks I could throw up there for Couch. Looks like they tried to stay in the Top 6 picks or so, but still
Gerard Warren isn't horrid, but over LaDainian? *sigh*
William Green? "Yeah, I fell down the stairs and this knife slipped and stabbed me in the back. Also, don't take my pot" *sigh*
/go Browns
 
GTP
2007-09-03 12:33:26 PM  
I think Tim Couch shouldn't be on this list. His biggest problems was that the Cleveland offensive line had more holes than swiss cheese. Because of them, he ended up with injury after injury, which decimated any of the talent that he showed in college.
 
2007-09-03 12:40:38 PM  
Andre Ware?
 
2007-09-03 12:42:55 PM  
Broadcastdave

What "several" Florida QBs? Rex is the only one in recent history taken in the first round and even he was 22nd overall. Plus it's way too early to call him a bust when he's only had one year of starting and he made it to the superbowl in that year. Jesse Palmer and Danny Weurffle were taken in the 4th round and Doug Johnson was in the 2nd. Steve Spurrier and John Reaves were the only other 2 taken in the first round. Reaves was a bust but Spurrier was in the league for 10 years and the only year he was allowed to throw many passes he had more TDs than ints.

Oh and Charles Rogers. That is all
 
2007-09-03 12:43:53 PM  
Broadcastdave: Ki-Jana Carter shouldn't be on this list. He started his career off with a leg injury and never recovered. You can't call someone a bust unless they have a fair shot of realizing their potential.

There are several Florida QBs that should take his spot. Also, I would throw in Aundry Bruce.


Grossman has flashes of brilliance, so he is excluded, Danny Weurffel was drafted like #100, so its not like New Orleans wasted their first round pick with him. Shane Mathews, I dunno where he got drafted.
 
2007-09-03 12:43:59 PM  
Heh, I met Akili Smith at a club in Newport, KY. Well actually it went like this.

Him: Don't you know who I am?
Me: Yeah *giggle walks away*

What a jackass.
 
2007-09-03 12:44:56 PM  
Broadcastdave:

I agree but he never did realize his potential because of that injury making it a bust.
 
2007-09-03 12:45:07 PM  
Robert Gallery is up there. I wouldn't even put Ryan Leaf on top; that "honor" should go to a #1 pick that was a bust. Now, had he been picked OVER Manning, definitely the biggest bust ever...I'd like Schlicter up there just for the whole "more felonies than games played" statistic. Or "more than 6 times the felonies as career TD passes" stat.

Leaf at least got to play more games than Schlicter had felonies.

Special consideration should be given to Vick, now, too. Except he had kinda good stats for a few years...so that will never happen.
 
2007-09-03 12:47:02 PM  
I'm a Jets fan and am surprised at the lack of Jets on here.

/Blair Thomas (instead of Emmitt)
//Browning Nagle (instead of Favre)
 
2007-09-03 01:02:11 PM  
The Boz was a decent NFL linebacker, Bo Jackson aside.
 
2007-09-03 01:02:14 PM  
GTP: I think Tim Couch shouldn't be on this list. His biggest problems was that the Cleveland offensive line had more holes than swiss cheese. Because of them, he ended up with injury after injury, which decimated any of the talent that he showed in college.

Word.

Oh, it's 2007, I mean "This."
 
2007-09-03 01:05:32 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZxNeFLuY98

New window for all the Jets fans
 
2007-09-03 01:06:41 PM  
Todd Blackledge.

Elway was already off the board in the '83 draft, but Tony Eason, Jim Kelly, Kenny O'Brien, and Dan Marino were all still on the board as QBs, not to mention Willie Gault, Bruce Matthews, Jim Jeffcoat and Darrell Green...and Vernon Maxwell...Darryl Talley...Roger Craig...Keith Bostic....
 
2007-09-03 01:06:43 PM  
are all top 10 (or whatever) sports lists put together by people with no recollection of events beyond 25 years ago?
 
2007-09-03 01:15:24 PM  
jbcuky: GTP: I think Tim Couch shouldn't be on this list. His biggest problems was that the Cleveland offensive line had more holes than swiss cheese. Because of them, he ended up with injury after injury, which decimated any of the talent that he showed in college.

Word.

Oh, it's 2007, I mean "This."


Y'know, I said it in the other thread, but it bears repeating: Byron Leftwich is going through the exact same thing right now...
 
2007-09-03 01:25:28 PM  
mialynneb: I agree but he never did realize his potential because of that injury making it a bust.

I would label him a disappointment, not a bust
 
2007-09-03 01:25:57 PM  
jetzzfan

/Blair Thomas (instead of Emmitt)
//Browning Nagle (instead of Favre)



Fail. Favre went #33, Nagle went #34. Wolf was with the Jets that draft, wanted Favre, and settled on Nagle. Next year, he moved to GB and immediately traded for Favre.

The worst Jets pick, even more than Blair Thomas, was Johnny Lam Jones, the second selection in 1980. The next two players picked were Anthony Munoz and Bruce Smith.
 
2007-09-03 01:26:39 PM  
Todd Marinovich
 
2007-09-03 01:48:12 PM  
Some of those guys on that list had amazing college careers, of course it would look like they'd be good pros, so I don't really like the "worst" label. Busts, yes. But if some guy like Curtis Enis tears up the Big Ten and looks like the next Earl Cambell, then a team is going to draft him. Now, someone like George is different. He didn't have that great of a college career, his hype came from the combine. Even with all the investigations and experts and all that is involved in the draft now, it's still a crapshoot. How else can you explain these guys taken in the later rounds who turn into great pros??
 
2007-09-03 01:50:43 PM  
LB Aundray Bruce

Who is that you might ask? Exactly.


First overall draft choice by the Atlanta Falcons.

I should also add RB Blair Thomas, and a new addition to the list, DT Gerard Warren of the Browns. Why select LaDainian Tomlinson when a stud like Warren is on the board at the #3 slot? Ask Butch Davis.
 
2007-09-03 01:55:11 PM  
FARK RYAN LEAF

/go Chargers
 
2007-09-03 01:56:59 PM  
www.signonsandiego.com

Knock it off !
 
2007-09-03 01:58:42 PM  
IlGreven

While I am a Byron fan and wish the Jags hadn't cut him, I think comparing the Jags to the Browns is kinda rediculous. Forget the differences between the defenses and go with just the offensive line, they were like number 2 in rushing and should have had 2 1,000 yard RBs. They were a fine offensive line. Lefty just got hurt through no fault of his or any lineman. He didn't preform as well as David Gerrard did and now Byron is gone.
 
2007-09-03 02:00:16 PM  
Like the article says, Akili Smith is in the CFL, in Calgary. But he's not even the starter. He's the backup to Henry Burris, who never made it past third string in the NFL.

I bet that's a hard pill to swallow.
 
2007-09-03 02:01:45 PM  
F-bear: No Brian Bosworth?!

According to the wikipedias:

Despite playing his entire college career on the strong side, he was moved to the Seahawks' weak side. Contrary to popular belief, Bosworth did well during his short time with the Seahawks, leading the team in several defensive categories and making the NFL's All-Rookie Team in 1987.

What, the Seahawks screwing up what position a player should play? Say it aint so!
 
2007-09-03 02:06:36 PM  
I'm a Packer fan, and that Mandrich thing still hurts a little. All the great players they could have had and they went with a 'roid-rage lineman.
 
2007-09-03 02:20:45 PM  
thistime: mario williams was a great pickup over those scrubs reggie bush and vince young

Way too early for those kind of jokes
 
2007-09-03 02:59:49 PM  
i81icu812: FARK RYAN LEAF

/go Chargers


That's what he gets for calling Arrowhead overrated. You taunt the football gods, you're gonna burn...
 
2007-09-03 03:03:15 PM  
This list is totally bogus for not including Tim Biakabatuka.
 
2007-09-03 03:16:46 PM  
IlGreven:
I_Fly_Planes:


Also I recalll Byron Leftwich being injured a lot in college as well. I think it had more to do with conditioning than the Jags O-Line.
 
2007-09-03 03:42:24 PM  
Tyrone Biggums: Also I recalll Byron Leftwich being injured a lot in college as well. I think it had more to do with conditioning than the Jags O-Line.

Definitely, if you work out enough it becomes impossible to break your leg.
 
2007-09-03 03:43:53 PM  
#1 - Ryan Leaf

DNRTFA

did not need to RTFA
 
2007-09-03 04:15:26 PM  
Awesome. A Coug at #1 and a Duck at #4.
 
2007-09-03 04:35:21 PM  
This list needs to include most of the Seahawks' draft picks in the early '90s.

Dan McGwire ('91)
Ray Roberts ('92)
Rick Mirer ('93)

Thank, Tom Flores.

/Seahawks fan since '76
 
2007-09-03 04:37:15 PM  
I_Fly_Planes: Jesse Palmer and Danny Weurffle were taken in the 4th round and Doug Johnson was in the 2nd...

Even more to your point, Doug Johnson was an undrafted free agent when he signed with Atlanta.

dogbone: Elway was already off the board in the '83 draft, but Tony Eason, Jim Kelly, Kenny O'Brien, and Dan Marino were all still on the board as QBs, not to mention Willie Gault, Bruce Matthews, Jim Jeffcoat and Darrell Green...and Vernon Maxwell...Darryl Talley...Roger Craig...Keith Bostic....

You thought they needed a point guard?
 
2007-09-03 04:42:33 PM  
Broadcastdave: Ki-Jana Carter shouldn't be on this list
He was an undeserving, overhyped #1 draft pick, who never amounted to anything. So, yes, he deserves to be on this list.
 
2007-09-03 04:45:03 PM  
IAmRight: Now, had he been picked OVER Manning

Could you even IMAGINE that? I mean, seriously, let's think about how he would be looked at if Leaf were picked ahead of Manning... with the careers they had. Leaf probably would've been killed, or killed himself.
 
2007-09-03 04:46:47 PM  
IAmRight: Special consideration should be given to Vick, now, too.

Considering a) all of the hype, b) the lack of production/winning, and c) the fact that he was essentially traded for the best player in football suggests to me he deserves to be on this list.

Heck, I don't even think his stats would hold people back... it's the fact that the "experts" thought he was going to be so special. They'd never admit "wow, we were REALLY wrong about this douche."
 
2007-09-03 05:01:05 PM  
Tommy Frasier anyone?
 
2007-09-03 05:08:01 PM  
I would've just put the Redskins at #1 for NEVER HAVING ANY.
 
2007-09-03 05:14:34 PM  
slipperyrockdawg
The worst part is as a Browns fan, how many of our picks I could throw up there for Couch.

Browns fans could take over Fark's servers with such musings, but two that stand out for me come from the '80s: taking linebackers Mike Junkin and Clifford Charleton over Chris Spielman and Shane Conlan in successive years. Junkin was "a mad dog in a meat market" while Spielman was too small and too slow.
 
2007-09-03 05:19:41 PM  
jetzfan, Karmic Retribution

Not a Jets fan myself, but I'd have to chime in here and suggest the team's worst pick was taking Ken O'Brien over Dan Marino.
 
2007-09-03 05:26:59 PM  
mr.crowley: Tommy Frasier anyone?
I'm sorry, but are you ignorant or stupid?

There are MANY reasons why I say that... one involves the spelling of his name, one involves his health history, one involves his NFL draft position (or lack thereof), and another one involves his style of play in college. There are probably more, but those are immediate reasons why your comment was full of failure.
 
2007-09-03 05:30:01 PM  
n_carrvoigt: I would've just put the Redskins at #1 for NEVER HAVING ANY.

lol now that's a good point.
 
2007-09-03 05:31:23 PM  
toonz: are all top 10 (or whatever) sports lists put together by people with no recollection of events beyond 25 years ago?

Thank you! Nine of the 10 worst happened in the past 20 years and all in the past 25? Not bloody likely.
 
2007-09-03 05:38:56 PM  
Grendl2000: Thank you! Nine of the 10 worst happened in the past 20 years and all in the past 25? Not bloody likely.

well, given the expansion of scouting and videotape and all the measureables now available, making mistakes is supposed to be less likely. (of course, much of the time, rating based on success and rating based on measureables doesn't result in the same people being rated at the same spots).

Hell, at this point I will happily declare JaMarcus Russell the current worst draft pick ever, since he still hasn't signed and it's entirely possible he won't sign with the team that drafted him number 1. Gotta say that's about as FAIL as a draft pick can be.
 
2007-09-03 06:02:23 PM  
FTFA
Ki-Jana Carter
On his first carry in his first preseason NFL game, Carter tore his anterior cruciate ligament. He never fully regained his power or speed,


I don't think a bad injury in pre-season should put you on this list. That's just bad luck. You don't know what he could have done had that not happened. Maybe he was over-hyped, but he could have been the real deal as well.
 
2007-09-03 06:05:44 PM  
Further down the first round, but how about Demetrius Underwood? The guy went certifiably crazy shortly into training camp and never played a down for the Minnesota Vikings.
 
2007-09-03 06:15:39 PM  
Couch and Carter shouldn't be on this list. Poor teams and chronic injuries combined to shorten what otherwise would've been solid NFL careers.

And apparently the author forgot all about "Robo QB", Todd Marinovich. Glad to see some other Farkers hadn't.

images.tsn.ca

For those of you under 30, Marinovich was the "Golden Child" QB whose father, a Raiders assistant coach, prepared him for the NFL from the time he was playing Pee Wee Football. He taught Todd everything from how to throw, to how to read defenses, to how to properly train, to what he should/shouldn't eat... he taught him everything except how to stay away from drugs and not be a total dick -- while at USC, Marinovich flipped off Notre Dame's iconic "Touchdown Jesus" after scoring a TD.

The Raiders used a first-round pick on him in 1991 and gave him a deal worth millions. He was gone from the NFL within two years, drug allegations nipping at his heels. After that, he bounced around the CFL and the Arena League -- that is, when he wasn't in court or in jail.

And despite his recent claims of sobriety and "turning his life around", the 38-year old Marinovich was arrested just last week with crystal meth while skateboarding in California.

/Deserves his own "FAIL" picture
 
2007-09-03 06:20:05 PM  
Since they included Tim Couch and Ki-Jana Carter, they should include Steve Emtman as well, #1 overall in 1992.
 
2007-09-03 06:20:28 PM  
BrotherAlpha: Maybe he was over-hyped, but he could have been the real deal as well.
What we "know" is that he never became anything in the league, and was a complete waste of a #1 pick. It doesn't really matter WHY, does it?

I mean, going down that path, why should Ryan Leaf be considered a "bust" when he has obvious mental instabilities? Or should someone be considered a bust simply because they didn't turn around a horrible team (Joey Harrington)?
 
2007-09-03 06:21:48 PM  
AlrightGuy: Poor teams and chronic injuries combined to shorten what otherwise would've been solid NFL careers.

That one I completely doubt. With both guys, but ESPECIALLY Couch. That guy was no Carson Palmer.
 
2007-09-03 06:23:39 PM  
In fact, Couch probably couldn't even hold Joey Harrington's jock, and that says something.
 
2007-09-03 06:39:48 PM  
On the list:

1 Player from Notre Dame
1 Player from the Big 12
1 Player from the SEC
2 Players from the Pac-10
5 Players from the Big 10

Sounds about right in terms of hype. (I'd say Notre Dame should have more players on the list, but it's only one school and their players have stunk for the better part of 2 decades).

/When was the last time a "big time" Big 10 running back made a big splash in the NFL?
 
2007-09-03 06:41:22 PM  
I'm glad to see my Cougars finally getting some recognition.

/...
//I didn't say it had to be GOOD recognition
///C-O-U-G-S!
////GO COUGS!!
 
2007-09-03 06:48:02 PM  
gompers: /When was the last time a "big time" Big 10 running back made a big splash in the NFL?

Larry Johnson?

/don't even like him, but c'mon
 
2007-09-03 06:50:07 PM  
Fredex ahead of Chad Johnson, Steve Smith, and Reggie Wayne deserves an honorable mention.
 
2007-09-03 06:50:44 PM  
Fallout Zone: Further down the first round, but how about Demetrius Underwood? The guy went certifiably crazy shortly into training camp and never played a down for the Minnesota Vikings.

This is what I came in to say.
 
2007-09-03 06:55:24 PM  
jbcuky: GTP: I think Tim Couch shouldn't be on this list. His biggest problems was that the Cleveland offensive line had more holes than swiss cheese. Because of them, he ended up with injury after injury, which decimated any of the talent that he showed in college.

agree with this. also im not a fan of jeff george but he had a few good years in him, i would place the BOZ and heath shuler above him. jeff also had the strongest arm since farve.


ryan leaf I don't know what to say that hasn't been already said about this sad sack of shiat
 
2007-09-03 07:21:25 PM  
browser_snake: This list is totally bogus for not including Tim Biakabatuka.

Dude, don't mock the panther's all-time leading rusher. Even though his name was longer than his tenure in the league.
 
2007-09-03 07:32:50 PM  
wanderinglemon: Dude, don't mock the panther's all-time leading rusher. Even though his name was longer than his tenure in the league.

wow, i totally thought "no way" when I read it, and then I went to check it out, and...I'll be damned. WTF?
 
2007-09-03 07:35:48 PM  
Here's a guy on the link below that wouldn't make the list from the "article," but he might be on a list involving great draft picks that ended up killing someone later. Hey, now there's a terrible list.

Link (new window)
 
2007-09-03 07:42:10 PM  
Speaker2Animals: Not a Jets fan myself, but I'd have to chime in here and suggest the team's worst pick was taking Ken O'Brien over Dan Marino.

You're talking about the 24th pick that year, with Marino going 28th. That's more of a missed opportunity than a bad pick - O'Brien turned out to be pretty much the kind of QB you get at the back of the first round. Blackledge and Eason went much higher that year and were much worse picks.
 
2007-09-03 07:55:14 PM  
Biggest bust ever (new window)
 
2007-09-03 08:03:20 PM  
mialynneb: Heh, I met Akili Smith at a club in Newport, KY. Well actually it went like this.

Him: Don't you know who I am?
Me: Yeah *giggle walks away*

What a jackass.


lol nice
 
2007-09-03 08:03:46 PM  
jetzzfan: I'm a Jets fan and am surprised at the lack of Jets on here.

You could do a pretty impressive top 10+ with just Jets. In no particular order:

Lam Jones
Blair Thomas
Dave Cadigan
Roger Vick
Jeff Lageman
Kyle Brady
Mike Haight
James Farrior (good as a Steeler, meh as a Jet...and they had a chance at Orlando Pace anyway)
Russell Carter (instead of Wilber Marshall)
Ron Faurot
...and Chris Ward. Anybody who was around in the late 70's knows the refrain after what you thought was a Jets third-down conversion: "Holding...#72, offense...10 yards, repeat third down"

But as a Bears fan, I gotta ask - no Cade McNown?
 
2007-09-03 08:10:17 PM  
Haven't RTFA yet. If Ryan Leaf isn't #1... I dunno. I just don't know.
 
2007-09-03 08:26:57 PM  
Speaker2Animals: Not a Jets fan myself, but I'd have to chime in here and suggest the team's worst pick was taking Ken O'Brien over Dan Marino.

ICHTST.

(I came here to say that).
 
2007-09-03 08:45:36 PM  
I am going to go out on a limb here and say the biggest has yet to come when Jamarcus Russell goes out with a career ending knee injury in his first practice as a Raider sometime around week 6.
 
2007-09-03 08:54:18 PM  
IAmRight: gompers: /When was the last time a "big time" Big 10 running back made a big splash in the NFL?

Larry Johnson?

/don't even like him, but c'mon


Alright, I'll give you him. For every Larry Johnson, though, there are 3 Ron Dayne/Curtis Enis/Anthony Thomases. If I was running an NFL team, I'd avoid Big 10 running backs like the plague.
 
2007-09-03 09:02:27 PM  
The same list on NFL network had Mirer as NO.1 These lists are all stupid, ALTHOUGH I am glad and shocked not to see any Redskins on here. (i.e. Heath Shuler, Desmond Howard, Michael Westbrook, etc.)
 
2007-09-03 09:24:55 PM  
rashaan salaam?
 
2007-09-03 09:46:26 PM  
Ok, so he may not be a bust yet but drafting Mario Williams over Reggie Bush or Vince Young has got to be #1 for "what the hell were you thinking?"
 
2007-09-03 10:09:48 PM  
Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber III. U of Minnesota is in the big ten too.
 
2007-09-03 10:59:47 PM  
/When was the last time a "big time" Big 10 running back made a big splash in the NFL?

Lorenzo White?
 
2007-09-03 11:10:38 PM  
Well, you can't count Desmond Howard since he was a Super Bowl MVP and a Pro-Bowler.
 
2007-09-03 11:26:35 PM  
Biggest bust of all times? Has to be Marinovich. And he's the bust that keeps on busting. Got arrested last week for possession, a bust which occurred because he was caught skateboarding in Orange County. At the ripe old age of 38.
 
2007-09-03 11:32:39 PM  
gompers:
/When was the last time a "big time" Big 10 running back made a big splash in the NFL?


Eddie George?
 
2007-09-03 11:37:27 PM  
McUnfKitty: Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber III. U of Minnesota is in the big ten too.

getting those guys is about the only thing the U has done right in quite a while.
 
2007-09-04 02:16:41 AM  
Jeff George? How is he a bigger bust than even, say, Brian Griese?

Hard to call Griese a bust when he is likely going to be starting a few games for the Bears this year if Glassman drops too many snaps or throws too many INTs this year.

Someone also mentioned Robert Gallery. He has THIS YEAR and that's it before I totally give up on him.

Also add on the list Jamarcu$ Ru$$ell for being a total cockbite and making my team depend on Dante Farking Culpepper as a starter because he needs more benjis fo his bank acizzle.

Asshole.
 
2007-09-04 02:30:51 AM  
Have to agree that Couch should not be on the list. He was taken for an expansion team with unrealistic expectations heaped on him, FFS.

Also heaped on Couch was a defender about every 1.5 plays due to a crazy-bad offensive line, but hey.
 
2007-09-04 08:22:11 AM  
Fallout Zone: Further down the first round, but how about Demetrius Underwood? The guy went certifiably crazy shortly into training camp and never played a down for the Minnesota Vikings.

Absolutely correct! Denny Green had many an idiotic move in his time, but this took the cake.
 
2007-09-04 11:23:54 AM  
I_Fly_Planes: IlGreven

While I am a Byron fan and wish the Jags hadn't cut him, I think comparing the Jags to the Browns is kinda rediculous. Forget the differences between the defenses and go with just the offensive line, they were like number 2 in rushing and should have had 2 1,000 yard RBs. They were a fine offensive line. Lefty just got hurt through no fault of his or any lineman. He didn't preform as well as David Gerrard did and now Byron is gone.


...and in two years Garrard will be gone too, and so will Jack Del Rio for that matter. Write it down. History is repeating itself.
 
2007-09-04 12:40:41 PM  
Yet no mention of the Jets. (pops)
 
2007-09-04 01:10:18 PM  
Jeff george shopuldn't be on the list. He had a long NFL career as a starter. He wasn't Johnny Unitas, but he was a starter in the NFL for several season, unlike the rest of the list.
 
2007-09-04 02:29:59 PM  
Curtis Enis sucked, but he's just another dime-a-dozen running back bust that we've seen a hundered times before, and will see a hundred times again.

And Ki-Jana got hurt. Not really his fault.

Ryan Leaf is a good #1, but Bosworth belongs somewhere on this list.
 
2007-09-04 02:55:21 PM  
MAYORBOB: Biggest bust of all times? Has to be Marinovich. And he's the bust that keeps on busting. Got arrested last week for possession, a bust which occurred because he was caught skateboarding in Orange County. At the ripe old age of 38.

I think he's still catching up on the childhood he missed. Must only be up to the 80s/90s though.
 
2007-09-04 02:58:28 PM  
the Bears!

Scott Mitchell!

/boy did he suxz
// and glass man Charles Rogers
 
2007-09-04 04:30:32 PM  
kevin winslow III
 
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