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Old 08-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #16
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re: Betts a real Saint/Randy Thomas Swims with Dolphins!

I don't think people have mentioned what a pro Betts was. It shouldn't be overshadowed, him being the ultimate pro. What a pro-ey pro, the pro-iest pro that ever was.

I wish him well in Naw'leans.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:34 AM   #17
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I understand that new mgmt. often looks to "trim the fat" immediately. So it wasn't too much a surprise that Betts was cut. I believe it was a money saver, but the sad part to me is that we've got a guy here - Parker - who is attempting to revivie his career. I wish Betts was in his place.
Parker isn't guaranteed to make a roster spot and if he does, that means that he still has some speed and quickness left, something Betts DID NOT have.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:14 PM   #18
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He did almost all that you'd want for a backup RB and maybe he has a few carries left in him. I wish him the best.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:02 PM   #19
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Betts chose to be back-up and resigned with Redskins when he was a free agent few years ago.. Betts could have signed with a team where he would be a starter (I believe).. And well, what dmek said - he's a fumbling machine..

I have always liked him too..
betts said that he signed a contract extension with the skins during the '06 season b/c while he probably could have gotten a bigger contract if he waited util he was a FA at seasons end, he said he noticed alot of runningbacks that season sustaining serious injuries and he didnt want to roll the dice, not sign an extension with the skins then get injured before he became a FA compared to signing an extension with the skins during the season so that he had financial security.

i always liked betts too. that decision of his struck me as odd then and still does now. seems to be too conservative and drenched in self-doubt to be made by a professional athlete but it appears to be the right decision. hes still in the league collecting a pay check. when it is all said and done, he could walk away from the nfl with lil to no long term damage or health consequences even though he was a runningback in the nfl for 10 years or so.

good luck betts.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:43 PM   #20
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betts said that he signed a contract extension with the skins during the '06 season b/c while he probably could have gotten a bigger contract if he waited util he was a FA at seasons end, he said he noticed alot of runningbacks that season sustaining serious injuries and he didnt want to roll the dice, not sign an extension with the skins then get injured before he became a FA compared to signing an extension with the skins during the season so that he had financial security.

i always liked betts too. that decision of his struck me as odd then and still does now. seems to be too conservative and drenched in self-doubt to be made by a professional athlete but it appears to be the right decision. hes still in the league collecting a pay check. when it is all said and done, he could walk away from the nfl with lil to no long term damage or health consequences even though he was a runningback in the nfl for 10 years or so.

good luck betts.
yeah he seemed like he wanted to start but was more than happy to sit in the backup role cashing a decent check

good insight
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:54 PM   #21
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Betts is legit NFL rb talent with a chronic right knee issue.
Betts' real problem is his knee can not stand up to being an everyday Rb in the NFL.
Except for 2006, whenever he had to take on the starters work load he inevitably injure his knee 4 or 5 games into it.
2006 was his 'breakout year' because miraculously he took on the added workload and did not tear his weak knee.
I like the guy and hope he can stay healthy.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #22
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Note updated thread title to reflect Miami Dolphins' new acquisition
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interesting.. gl to him, hopefully he can end his career in a healthy state
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Good for Randy, who knows he might actually have a little something left in the tank as long as his body holds up.
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I'm glad that Randy has a new gig.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #26
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yeah randy!!! i was just going to ask about him in my earlier post but forgot to.

dang, randy was by far my fav skin.

bill parcells and randy thomas fit very nicely. hope those big ol biceps hold up.

hell yeah randy
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #27
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Parker isn't guaranteed to make a roster spot and if he does, that means that he still has some speed and quickness left, something Betts DID NOT have.
I disagree, Betts never had Parker's exceptional speed, but he had decent speed & was always quick in his cuts & to hit the hole, including when we last saw him in 09. Both players are coming off injuries & are at an age where their speed & quickness will likely be diminished to the point that they're no longer effective.

I have been expecting (& hoping for) Parker to get cut, I just wish it was Betts that had the chance to make the team instead. Not saying he would make it, but maybe he's still got his burst. btw, I think the 3rd RB will have to make it on spec. teams.
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Good for Randy, always liked him a lot as a person (and player).


Is Jon Jansen still playing with the Lions or retired?
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I disagree, Betts never had Parker's exceptional speed, but he had decent speed & was always quick in his cuts & to hit the hole, including when we last saw him in 09. Both players are coming off injuries & are at an age where their speed & quickness will likely be diminished to the point that they're no longer effective.

I have been expecting (& hoping for) Parker to get cut, I just wish it was Betts that had the chance to make the team instead. Not saying he would make it, but maybe he's still got his burst. btw, I think the 3rd RB will have to make it on spec. teams.
I never said that Parker definitively had something left. You should check up on if..then statements first. Even so, should Parker actually have something left, what he has left is more than what Betts' had to offer, as Betts is essentially a much crappier version of LJ or Torain.
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Good for Randy, always liked him a lot as a person (and player).


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