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Old 06-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #46
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How often does a 31 year old receiver bust out?
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I'm curious if anyone knows about Potter signing. I assumed we are set with Forbath. Are we searching for a kicker who can do better kickoffs than Forbath and keep both kickers?
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I'm curious if anyone knows about Potter signing. I assumed we are set with Forbath. Are we searching for a kicker who can do better kickoffs than Forbath and keep both kickers?
I think he's just a kick-off specialist.

Perhaps Shanahan will consider keeping both.

Forbath's kick-offs were definitely lacking, but that was his first full year doing it.
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How often does a 31 year old receiver bust out?
Only the pretty good ones.



And hey, he averages 30 catches a year for his career, so he's definitely in that pretty good category.
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I'm curious if anyone knows about Potter signing. I assumed we are set with Forbath. Are we searching for a kicker who can do better kickoffs than Forbath and keep both kickers?
I see it as more of an extra leg for the preseason, to not wear out Kai's leg
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Only the pretty good ones.



And hey, he averages 30 catches a year for his career, so he's definitely in that pretty good category.
These people thought he was pretty good. But they aren't moderators thinking they know talent giggling amongst themselves never having played while people they pass judgement on have proven what pretty good actually is. I'll take their opinions below over yours of course. Point proven so why haven't you moved on. If you still giggle after this then giggle away. These people can say it better than me. I guess if you don't think he is pretty good that is OK but I think others could set you straight that he is no scrub and better than most the receivers we have had other than about 4 or 5 in the last 20 years. Never said he was Art Monk. But I did say he was pretty good. Respect those who have proven what good actually is.


Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver James Thrash has burst onto the scene so quickly and with such a flair for the dramatic that it's natural to ask a few questions: Who is he? Where did he come from? Why did he get passed over by all 30 NFL teams for all seven rounds of last spring's draft? And what prompted the Philadelphia Eagles to cut him a few days before training camp?

Some answers are easier than others.

What's easiest to see is that Thrash will be playing in the NFL this fall. Having started training camp as the last wide receiver on the Redskins' roster, Thrash has sewn up a spot by returning kickoffs for game-clinching touchdowns in both preseason games.

If he didn't clinch a roster spot with a 91-yarder in the first exhibition game against Tampa Bay, he certainly did with a 96-yarder in Saturday's 18-12 victory over Tennessee. He also caught three passes for 63 yards, including a 35-yarder to set up a field goal.

"You can't have enough good football players," Redskins Coach Norv Turner said. "If a guy can do what James can do, you find a way to keep him."

In the beginning, Thrash will team with Brian Mitchell as a kickoff returner. There might not be much other work for him as a rookie, but considering where he was a few weeks ago, that's a large accomplishment.

He grew up the son of a factory worker in Wewoka, Okla., population 3,500, in the Dust Bowl plains 60 miles east of Oklahoma City. He was a star football player and sprinter in high school, but had no college scholarship offers.

He attended Division II Missouri Southern State College in Joplin because his high school coach, Bill Brown, was a friend of Missouri Southern Coach Jon Lantz.

Brown said he made the call "because I've never been around anyone who worked as hard as James Thrash. He'd stay until the last guy left and then get coaches to throw him passes. This summer, I watched him bench-press 465 pounds three times. He takes it seriously. He proves that all those things coaches say about hard work paying off are true. I never dreamed he'd go this far, but I knew he could play."

Thrash played little as a freshman because Missouri Southern had a star wide receiver in Rod Smith, now with the Denver Broncos. Thrash eventually won track championships and set receiving records.

Until the past two weekends, Thrash's biggest thrill in sports might have been playing in the Division II all-star game - the Snow Bowl, played annually in Fargo, ND.

"Shows what a science recruiting is, doesn't it?" Lantz said with a laugh. "I'd really never heard of James until Bill called and asked me to take him. He told me James had enough other aid to pay most of his tuition, and I agreed to pick up the rest. It turned out to be a great move."

The NFL passed on Thrash on draft day in April.

"With James, we knew someone was going to have to be patient," Lantz said. "He started slowly with us, then all of a sudden - boom. He's got blazing speed and that's something you can't coach. Don't give him daylight. He'll break it - in any league."

The Eagles signed Thrash, then cut him shortly before training camp. Sources close to the team say the roster spot was needed for others, and the Eagles didn't think Thrash was going to be anything special.

However, the Redskins had always considered him a prospect, and signed him quickly.

From the beginning, Turner said Thrash was good enough to make the practice squad, then have a chance to earn a spot on the regular roster next fall. With five receivers, there seemed no other way to fit him in.

When Thrash returned his first kickoff against Tampa Bay, he forced Turner to look again. He was added to the punt return team and given more playing time.

Against the Oilers, in addition to the 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, he returned another kickoff 36 yards and made receptions of 17 and 35 yards to set up a field goal.

Thrash has seemed more overwhelmed by the attention than the football. He has answered questions with one- or two-word answers, saying again and again that he can't believe how things have unfolded for him in the past few weeks.

"I've got to pinch myself," he said. "It's hard to imagine how it has turned out. I just thank God for the opportunity."

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These people thought he was pretty good. But they aren't web page moderators thinking they know talent giggling amongst themselves never having played while people they pass judgement on have proven what pretty good actually is. I'll take their opinions below over yours of course. Point proven so why haven't you moved on. If you still giggle after this then giggle away. These people can say it better than me. Never said he was Art Monk. But I did say he was pretty good. Respect those who have proven what good actually is.
Hearing a coach talk up a player really doesn't say much. All coaches do it.

I respect the career Thrash had, he was definitely a hard working over achiever. Just not in the pretty good category.

Santana Moss = pretty good.

Thrash = eh, good special teamer, hard worker, good locker room guy, ok at WR. Nothing to write home about.
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Hearing a coach talk up a player really doesn't say much. All coaches do it.

I respect the career Thrash had, he was definitely a hard working over achiever. Just not in the pretty good category.

Santana Moss = pretty good.

Thrash = eh, good special teamer, hard worker, good locker room guy, ok at WR. Nothing to write home about.
Yea OK and Santana is better than pretty good. The boy can flat out ball. Geez

I see how you judge folk now. From your perspective you are right on the money
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Yea OK and Santana is better than pretty good. The boy can flat out ball. Geez

I see how you judge folk now. From your perspective you are right on the money
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Makes no sense Who cares
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Yea OK and Santana is better than pretty good. The boy can flat out ball. Geez

I see how you judge folk now. From your perspective you are right on the money
Moss must be one of the best ever in your book. What about Monk, is he from other planet?
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Moss must be one of the best ever in your book. What about Monk, is he from other planet?
One of the best we have had. Art Monk was a baller too. Very good receiver. I like Gary Clark myself.

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Moss must be one of the best ever in your book. What about Monk, is he from other planet?
If that is post of the day maybe we should ask what planet your way.
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