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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%
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:39 AM   #61
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

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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.
This explains everything...basically he had bad advisers up until at least January of this year. As an UFA he is a beast of a player. That being said UFAs basically suck for the most part so being a beast among them means you might be a serviceable player at some point in your career. If his attitude shapes up and he is able to get his bulk under control and someone convinces him he shouldn't be allowed to make any decisions greater than what he has for dinner then he may be a quality UFA. I wouldn't waste a draft pick on him.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:10 AM   #62
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

Bosshog - he wasn't "out of shape" as people like to say. Prolem is he was too much in shape. Look at a picture, Clarett is RIPPED but he had a bad 40 time.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #63
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Yeah I saw that picture too, the man is enormous. I'll go ahead and drop the bombshell and say that if he stayed THAT big and could still run through holes, I'd love to have him as a 3rd down back if he dropped far in the draft (which won't happen).
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:42 AM   #64
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

With all that time off....you would think he would have had the decency to hire a SPEED COACH. I bet if he hired a speed coach to work out with for a couple months his time would have been WAYYYY better.

Someone will take him in the 6th or 7th rounds. I read somewhere that the Cards and Raiders are looking to take him around that time
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #65
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The Raiders ADORE disfunction.
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:04 PM   #66
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I don't wanna see him with norv. He needs a coach who he can rely on to be there and be strong with him. Denny Green could do him well, but Joe Gibbs would be the best!
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Yes, he definitely needs someone who builds character as WELL as talent.
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:21 PM   #68
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

Hey I posted Canton, but probally all-pro at least. The man has talent!!! No one can take that away from him. He is the only reason why the Ohio State won a championship. Now I know he has some issues, but if he gets a good coach like Dennis Green I really think he could do something. I know I'm CRAZY!!! WOOOHOOO
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Skin: If he gets put in the right situation he could be an amazing back. Just hope he is able to find said system that's not the Giants, Eagles, or Cowboys.
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Exxxxactly. I'm just really really curious as to who's going to take the plunge with him.
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:16 PM   #71
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Re: Clarett runs a 4.82 40

al davis seemss most likely, just because... norv is a BAD coach for him though... player lacking character + spineless coach = bad times...
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