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Clarett runs a 4.82 40

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View Poll Results: What is Clarett's NFL Future?
None 6 11.76%
Inconsequential Role Player 28 54.90%
Solid Starter 11 21.57%
All-Pro 4 7.84%
Canton! 2 3.92%
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Old 02-28-2005, 03:32 AM   #46
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

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why does is seem we have guys on here think its good to sign guys with attitude problems? why?? i dont understand

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I am not saying that he should be a redskin, all that I am saying is that I think that he will be a pretty good football player in the NFL. I think that someone said that Al Davis' Raiders would be a good fit for him, I kinda think so too. I mean Clarett weighs 234 and seems to be the type of back to make his yards between the tackles. That is what Norv needs a back to run between the tackles.
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:16 AM   #47
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

jrocx: Clarett isn't as bad as you want to villify him to be. He screwed up - yes. A majority of people that hate him don't know WHY he got in trouble with the school, they just know that he was ready for the NFL and tryed to change it. For some reason people dislike that. I promise you had he gotten into the draft after his freshman year he would have easily been a first round pick.

I think Clarett has a lot more potential than Ladell Betts who in my opinion, is a waste of space.

Incidentally, I clicked solid starter. I wasn't the all-pro or canton voter.
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:22 AM   #48
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

IRP, even last year he was projected as 3rd-5th round material, whereas williams was a solid round 1 lock...
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:25 AM   #49
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Last year he had taken a year off already. I said right after college, that guy.
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:09 AM   #50
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probably been mentioned...but Clarett wont be drafted because of his 40s...but because he decided not to do any other drills because of it. i do realize that 40s dont mean shit when it comes to game time, but not participating shows a big me first attitude...

he'll have to prove himself if he goes undrafted...do not be surprised to see him possibly in Canada...
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Old 02-28-2005, 12:31 PM   #51
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

Note to the "All-Pro" and "Canton" voters:
We have a historical problem detecting sarcasm here. Please identify yourselves for deportation if you were serious.
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Old 02-28-2005, 12:34 PM   #52
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If I was a NFL GM I'd take a chance on him late in the draft, he's worth a flyer in the 6th or 7th.
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Old 02-28-2005, 12:54 PM   #53
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

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why does is seem we have guys on here think its good to sign guys with attitude problems? why?? i dont understand

keep that garbage off my skins field
Sorry this is long winded.

I am not saying we should sign Clarett or guys with attitude problems. It just amazes me how in this overly hypocritical conservative time we live in, some want us to field a team of boy scouts.
Back in the day before the overly aggressive media would dig into all aspect of a players personal life.... some of our past all time great Redskins were colorful, entertaining players and some even had attitude problems. Would you not have wanted them on our team if they played today?.

John Riggins was considered a cancer with Jets and forced his trade to the Redskins. Once here, he sat out the entire 1980 season in a contract dispute. He also was a raging alcoholic. Do you remember the famous black tie dinner after the second super bowl, where he was sat a table with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner. In front a table full of embarrassed guests, Riggo proceeded to get stinking drunk and offend O'Conner. Then told her to, "Lighten up Sandy baby." He then proceed to pass out and start snoring loudly during a speech. Everyone in this banquet room could hear him snoring.

Sonny J., Billy K. and few others from the "over the hill gang" used to sneak out of their training camp dorm rooms at night after curfew to drink and play poker well into the night. Then they would arrive at practice the next morning all hung over. If that happened in today's NFL they would get suspended and branded as not being team players.

Dexter Manley - Need I say more.

Tony Peters - After 1982 pro bowl year, suspended for coke.

I am getting bored with what is turning into the No Fun League of bland and boring players, that talk a lot BS and try to say the right thing to score points. The hypocritical bible thumper's that are not really living the life they preach. I have nothing against religion, I have a problem with some of the players that pretend to be religious because it makes them look good.
On most good teams you have a wide range of personalities from boring to brash and arrogant. On occasion you take a chance on a great player that broke a rule or two when they were young (Warren Sapp and Randy Moss).
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:27 PM   #54
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

why would i want a boy scout team? i didnt say that

i would take a bunch of alvin waltons if i had to. he had a bad attitude that was good for the game. look at ronnie lott, a bad attitude in the game, not towards people. clarret is gonna stink up the league IMO. because of attitudes towards his own people. he just showed us the other day that he is a complete child that still doesnt belong in the nfl. pouting and quitting in the nfl is total and complete garbage and shouldnt be put up with. players that say "me me me me me me" shouldnt be tolerated. thats some of the attitude im talking about. but who knows, maurice might just make it with out reminding people of it everyday himself
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Matty - please preserve this thread for 3 years. I want to see what we all think (including myself) then!
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Good article about Clarett

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft0...ory?id=2001738

Sounds like some reasonable explanations to me, he bulked up too much citing how scouts were drooling over Greg Jones last year, he may have overtrained, etc.
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:28 PM   #57
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I said Canton, but I am a smart ass.
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:37 PM   #58
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I would be the first to say if I truly thought he was a bad kid, I just think he's a kid who's not the sharpest tool in the chest and put's himself in awkward postion's now and then, but I don't think he's a bad kid and I think someone will get 1 heck of a back, hopefully he goes to a team where the head coach has some real leadership to give him direction, if this kid is somehow available for us later in the draft I would take him in a heartbeat, at the very least we could showcase him and trade him later on.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:55 PM   #59
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I am not sure if anyone else posted this but Terrel Davis had a horrible combine, he benched only 13 reps, and ran something like a 4.7 40 which is not much better than Clarett's time of 4.8. I am not saying that Terrel Davis is great but he was pretty good in Denver, and IMO what Elway finally needed for him to win a Super Bowl.
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:55 PM   #60
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I think the pressure just got to him, he had a dream and to him it may seem like the world is trying to take it away from him. He will do well in the league with the right coaches and system. I wish we would take him but, we know that won't happen.
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