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Old 12-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #16
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

The Redskins should not at all rue the day. We made the right choice. If we took Peterson, there would be an issue of PT between him and Betts, and after the loss of Taylor, we'd have no safety help at all. We are one of the few teams that were 100% right in passing on Peterson.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

In all honesty, as someone who was watching NFLN at the time, it was pretty much a throw away comment. Probably not worth a whole thread or getting too bent out of shape about.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:08 AM   #18
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

RBs are a dime a dozen in all reality. AP might be very good or even great but in the end how much value does he bring over say...Chester Taylor? Not much really.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:00 AM   #19
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

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Sure, it's easy to say now.

Where was Schefter on draft day with this take? That I would have been impressed with.

Hey... check out my Schefter brilliance. How did anyone pass on Dan Marino??
LOL exactly what I was thinking. I mean wtf were people thinking when passed Brady. Damn I could be an NFL analyst.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:16 AM   #20
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

To quote the big tuna "it's a disposable position" and the "true test of a running back is durability."

People criticized parcells a few years back for not taking Stephen Jackson, trading back & getting J. Jones in the 2nd. I think they got barber the next year. Parcells knew that he could fill the position well without using his 1st round pick.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:49 AM   #21
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

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His line is helping him GREATLY. He has great talent and needs a dominant line to show that off. In Green Bay or Dallas he would have rushed for 2000 yards by now.
I disagree that Peterson would have had any more yards in Dallas or GB. Minnesota is more committed to running the ball than any team in the league, and they may have the best run blocking line, especially with Hutchinson and McKinney - those guys are absolute beasts.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:56 AM   #22
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

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In all honesty, as someone who was watching NFLN at the time, it was pretty much a throw away comment. Probably not worth a whole thread or getting too bent out of shape about.
That makes sense. Thanks for clearing it up.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:03 AM   #23
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

That's really insightful, "hindsight's 20/20" commentary. Very useful too. Why don't we go back and find every NFL player who ever produced more than expected and then talk about the teams that regret passing on him - that'll be productive too.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:03 AM   #24
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

Or WR Marcus Colston. He was the 3rd to last pick in the draft 2 years ago.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:24 PM   #25
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

I didn't look it up, but I bet Schefter was one of those talking heads who were saying on draft day that Peterson was too fragile to play at the NFL level. There was LOTS of concern about his many injuries.

A lot of teams, including Washington, would be glad to have Peterson, but at the time, we had a plan for the defense and it involved LaRon Landry. The way things turned out, we need Landry a lot more than we need Peterson right now.

I'll go on record, though, and say Peterson should be the first player you take in next season's fantasy draft. If Schefter said that, it would have been an intelligent thing to say.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:29 PM   #26
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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

After we won the '83 super bowl, Dan Marino was passed on by 28 teams, I beleive, before the Dolphins picked him.

A number of people still rue the day we missed him by one pick, since we picked 30th.

We got a young kid named Darryl Green.

I don't regret the dependable Hall of Famer defenseman over the flashy Offensive player one bit.

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Re: NFL Network - How Could Any Team Have Passed on Peterson in the 07 Draft?

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After we won the '83 super bowl, Dan Marino was passed on by 28 teams, I beleive, before the Dolphins picked him.

A number of people still rue the day we missed him by one pick, since we picked 30th.

We got a young kid named Darryl Green.

I don't regret the dependable Hall of Famer defenseman over the flashy Offensive player one bit.

IMHO

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Thats a great example of why playing the "what if" game with something like the draft is so stupid. You never know what would have happened if things had worked out differently. It's a pointless arguement.
Hell, IF he had drafted Peterson he could have tore his knee to pieces on the first day of training camp and then where would we be.
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