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Old 08-02-2005, 10:56 PM   #16
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Re: Antonio Brown at Receiver

He breast feeds John Madden. (I had to be the obligatory "guy who got the Bill Brasky joke"). It does seem commonplace to overstate a player's size, I'd peg him at around 5'10".
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:01 PM   #17
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:02 PM   #18
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I like Brown but if he was that good how come he couldnt even make a team before he came to washington. Lets hope im wrong though
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:41 PM   #19
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He is a 8'9" man beast: Never mind, I tried this in an other thread and only one guy got the Bill Brasky reference. In all seriousness, do they add to people's height and weight at the pro level? I only played high school, and I remembered laughing when I looked in the paper, not only at opposing teams, but my own team. All of a sudden, every dude was at least 2 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier.
Hey I got the reference and damnit I laughed and I laughed hard! Just remember if you can make just one person laugh you've made a difference

My favorite thing is when they talk about basketball players and they say "he's 6'4"...6'6" with shoes on" How often do basketball players play without shoes on anyway?

And of course nothing beats "He's 6'5"...6'9" with the afro"
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:54 PM   #20
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So, I'm in the back of a pickup with Bill Brasky and a live deer! Well, Brasky, he grabs the deer by the antlers, looks at it and says, "I'm Bill Brasky! Say it!" Then he squeezes the deer in such a way that a sound comes out of its mouth - "Billbrasky!" It wasn't exactly it, but it was pretty good for a deer!
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Am I smoking crack?
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:36 AM   #22
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I like Brown but if he was that good how come he couldnt even make a team before he came to washington. Lets hope im wrong though
How was Kurt Warner bagging groceries and a year later the Super Bowl MVP?

I'm not saying Brown will follow a similar course, but there are plenty of examples of players that are hidden gems and don't fully blossom right away.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:45 AM   #23
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How was Kurt Warner bagging groceries and a year later the Super Bowl MVP?

I'm not saying Brown will follow a similar course, but there are plenty of examples of players that are hidden gems and don't fully blossom right away.
It's all about a combination of scheme, opportunity and luck as to whether a non big-name guy ever turns into a quality player. Sounds like Brown had neither the opportunity or luck before he came here. Now he has all three so if he can be a productive player this is where it is going to happen.

I love this time of year. We've spent an entire thread talking about a guy who is likely to be at most the 4th WR. And we all are enjoying it. Welcome back to football season warpathers. Now that they're on the field we can drop the FO arguments and spend valuable work time talking about the 4th and 5th string WRs. Quality!
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How was Kurt Warner bagging groceries and a year later the Super Bowl MVP?

I'm not saying Brown will follow a similar course, but there are plenty of examples of players that are hidden gems and don't fully blossom right away.
And maybe Rod Gardner will be one...
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:39 AM   #25
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Antonio is gonna give our offense great field advantage. Our offense will have shorter field too work with. Don't know if he is good route runner to be a WR. He can break it almost every time he touches the ball.
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It's all about a combination of scheme, opportunity and luck as to whether a non big-name guy ever turns into a quality player. Sounds like Brown had neither the opportunity or luck before he came here. Now he has all three so if he can be a productive player this is where it is going to happen.

I love this time of year. We've spent an entire thread talking about a guy who is likely to be at most the 4th WR. And we all are enjoying it. Welcome back to football season warpathers. Now that they're on the field we can drop the FO arguments and spend valuable work time talking about the 4th and 5th string WRs. Quality!
last year our 5th string safety was starting every game, so it actually can be important

-dante hall (probably the best return man inthe nfl, and a decent if unspectacular receiver)
-adam vinateri - best kicker in the nfl, maybe one of the best ever (throwing TD passes in between winning superbowls)
-warner (as stated above, he seems to have lost it just as fast though)
-delhomme (nfle to top half of nfl starting QBs)

etc etc... theres probably a ton of guy that could have been stars and never got the chance, but now that you have so many safety nets (afl, nfle, cfl) that pay livable salaries its become easier to pursue opportunities and catch some of the guys that never got a fair shot (or needed polishing etc)...
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:25 PM   #27
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I had the same thought with all the speed we have. Just send them straight down field as fast as they can run and leave Portis in to block and the dump off pass. If the receivers are covered then they have sent six backs out to cover them leaving the field wide open for a short pass to Portis with an open field.I'm sure we were not the first to think of this though.At least I hope not.
We certainly aren't the first to think of it. Sounds like the Rams a few years back with Holt, Bruce, and Hakim flying down field and having Marshall come out of the backfield. It would be sweet to have that kind of success. I just don't know how well our personell matches up to the example I've given. That offense was just awesome.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:26 PM   #28
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We certainly aren't the first to think of it. Sounds like the Rams a few years back with Holt, Bruce, and Hakim flying down field and having Marshall come out of the backfield. It would be sweet to have that kind of success. I just don't know how well our personell matches up to the example I've given. That offense was just awesome.
MIke Martz is freaking nuts when it comes to play calling, he is aggressive as all hell, and Marshall was WR coming out of the backfield! We got the speed, but not the components!

Realistically, what can we expect from Brown? I mean as receiver. I wonder? I'm starting to get real giddy about him, but I know that is based on hype, kind of like when I first heard about Matt Jones ...
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brown may turn into a dante or a hakim... good returner, average receiver. still, i think brown and wilds are going to be our out of nowhere guys this year.
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Yeah, I mean redskins.com is giving Brown a HUGE amount of hype, as well as other Skins sites.
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