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Old 02-02-2005, 12:48 AM   #16
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Hey Matty - why did Gibbs say last offseason that he wasn't for underclassmen coming in, but he sure as hell would draft Clarett it gave him the best chance to win?

Clarett is a great back, and I hope all of your stand by this if he breaks out and has a huge career.
I know I for one think he can be a solid rb, most likely a backup, but I know I'm personally tired of all the hype built up around this guy after an often injured season 2 years ago and not a thing since because of his off the field issues.
as far as him pulling out of this thing after commiting, it's only gonna drop him further in the eyes of the personel guys as far as his maturity and character, which unfortunately in about 95% of pro sports doesn't mean jack if that same jerk-off is an incredible athlete. if the skins even think about drafting this guy it better not be with a pick before the 6th round.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:49 AM   #17
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I'm not saying he's a not talented guy, he definitely is.

Does he fill a pressing need here though?? Not as long as Portis is here.

I can't see us spending a mid round pick on a backup RB. Somebody will take a chance on him though and they could have a gem on their hands.

I think Gibbs comment was based more on whether or not he was in favor of underclassmen and not specifically on Clarett.
wonder if he was hinting at Mike Williams possibly?
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:54 AM   #18
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OMG!!!!! maurice clarett is sooooo amazing!!! omg!!!! best rb ever! he will break the rushing record in 10 years!!! if we dont take him we will suck forever!!

you know like that
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:08 AM   #19
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Clarett is a great back, and I hope all of your stand by this if he breaks out and has a huge career.
I don't wish Clarett any ill will - I hope he has a long and productive career. I just doubt it is going to happen. The reason this thread was started was that (again) Maurice Clarett backed out of a predraft commitment where he could showcase his skills. The reason listed doesn't seem to be particularly valid - this course apparently makes "Battle of the Network Stars" look like boot camp (shout out joke for old people!). It seems more likely that Clarett, after a year of inactivity, doesn't want a direct comparison to draft-eligible athletes who are in playing shape. Nothing particularly wrong with that notion, but it is indicitive of a "me-first" attitude that he is accused of having.

Off the top of your head, name 5 players with similar attitudes that are elite in this league.

I got Moss, and his team appears to be willing to trade him.

Now try to name five talented players whose attitudes have kept them from succeeding.

It's a little bit easier, isn't it?
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:04 PM   #20
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BrudLee:

That was precisely the point I was trying to make. No one put a gun to Clarett's head to make him accept his invitation to participate; he accepted that on his own. Then, he changed his mind - or weasled out if you prefer. Thank you for understanding.


For the record, a few other college players who might just get an early mention in the upcoming draft actually did take part in this skills competition including:

Aaron Rodgers (possibly the first QB to be taken and MAYBE the first player taken overall by SF)

Carnell (Cadillac) Willilams (one of the first three RBs to be taken)

Braylon Edwards (projected by some to be the first WR taken)


Somehow, they did not have any fear of injury here. How stupid can they be?
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