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Old 03-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #26
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Pretty much a Shanahan draft. What could have been if we had stocked our team through the draft the year we lost to Pittsburgh. The man was great at pissing away drafts.

Middlebrooks
Toviessi
Foster
Pierce
Darius the Claw
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #27
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Where are they now?

1 (20) - George Foster, OT, Georgia
2 (51) - Terry Pierce, LB, Kansas
4 (108) - Quentin Griffin, RB, Oklahoma
4 (114) - Nick Eason, DE, Clemson
4 (128) - Bryant McNeal, DE, Clemson
5 (157) - Ben Claxton, OG, Mississippi
5 (158) - Adrian Madise, WR, Texas Christian
6 (194) - Aaron Hunt, DE, Texas Tech
7 (227) - Clint Mitchell, DE, Florida
7 (235) - Ahmaad Galloway, RB, Alabama

Interesting......4 DEs taken, 2 of them from Clemson in the same round. Guess Shanny was trying to get the next Trevor Pryce.

In 2008, Quentin Griffin signed a one-year plus an option year contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was released by the Roughriders on June 20, 2008, following the team's final preseason game. According to media reports, Roughriders' head coach Ken Miller was "so upset with Griffin following (the game) that he cut the former NFLer at the airport." Griffin had reportedly "pulled himself out of the game early in the second quarter, telling the coaches 'he didn't have any interest in playing a preseason game where he might get hurt'."

I was at Q's career game in Indy.

Cracked me up how kFc jumped on him the minute he was cut.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #28
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I was at Q's career game in Indy.

Cracked me up how kFc jumped on him the minute he was cut.
I kicked a vodka bottle through the sheet rock in my living room when he did this in Jacksonville....

Denver's Quentin Griffin held to 66 yards.
By Associated Press
Published September 20, 2004


JACKSONVILLE - The Jaguars are accustomed to playing close games. Now they're finding ways to win them, too.

The Jags lost three games in the final minute last season and finished 5-11. They've won twice this season in the waning seconds.

Denver running back Quentin Griffin fumbled a handoff on the 23-yard line with about 30 seconds to play, allowing the Jaguars to escape on Sunday.

Last week at Buffalo, Byron Leftwich connected with rookie Ernest Wilford for a 7-yard touchdown pass as time expired to give the Jaguars a 13-10 win.

"We're keeping the cardiologists busy in town," coach Jack Del Rio said.

Jacksonville has played strong defense both weeks. But the unit almost gave this one away down the stretch until Akin Ayodele recovered Griffin's fumble as the Broncos were trying to set up a short field goal.

"I couldn't believe it," receiver Jimmy Smith said. "I laid back on the bench and thought it was over. The last two weeks I've done as much praying as anything. I don't know how it happens."
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #29
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I just remember with Griffin he had a neck tat and I thought "how is he going to get a job once he bombs out of the NFL" and I wonder what he's doing now...

It would probably be scary and sad to know what all these guys are doing now...
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #30
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I remember being CRAZY excited about the Denverbroncos.com fluff pieces about Galloway.

He was the next Terrell Davis!

I remember those fluff pieces too, he was supposed to be the tough runner the Broncos were looking for. I think he was already injured when we selected him and that ended his career before it started.

Another Shanny injury pick.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #31
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I remember the Nick Eason story. He was on draft docu-series that followed prospects around during the months leading up to the draft. It seems like he was thrilled to see his best friend drafted by the Broncos the same round.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #32
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I'm surprised Shanahan didn't cut Foster on the spot for getting Cutler smoked in the 2006 finale against SF.

However, it did lead to Plummer just heaving the ball up for an INT though.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:40 AM   #33
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Shanny a terrible drafter except two out of the last 3 years he was here, what a wonderful time to fire him, wasn't it?

2006 Draft Class

1 11(11) Jay Cutler QB
2 29(61) Tony Scheffler
4 22(119) Brandon Marshall
4 29(126) Elvis Dumervil

4 33(130) Domenik Hixon
5 28(161) Chris Kuper OG
6 29(198) Greg Eslinger

2008 Draft Class

1 12 (12) Ryan Clady
2 11 (42) Eddie Royal

4 9 (108) Kory Lichtensteiger
4 20 (119) Jack Williams
5 4 (139) Ryan Torain
5 13 (148) Carlton Powell
6 17 (183) Spencer Larsen
7 13 (220) Josh Barrett
7 20 (227) Peyton Hillis
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #34
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Shanny a terrible drafter except two out of the last 3 years he was here, what a wonderful time to fire him, wasn't it?

2006 Draft Class

1 11(11) Jay Cutler QB
2 29(61) Tony Scheffler
4 22(119) Brandon Marshall
4 29(126) Elvis Dumervil

4 33(130) Domenik Hixon
5 28(161) Chris Kuper OG
6 29(198) Greg Eslinger

2008 Draft Class

1 12 (12) Ryan Clady
2 11 (42) Eddie Royal

4 9 (108) Kory Lichtensteiger
4 20 (119) Jack Williams
5 4 (139) Ryan Torain
5 13 (148) Carlton Powell
6 17 (183) Spencer Larsen
7 13 (220) Josh Barrett
7 20 (227) Peyton Hillis
2008 class was junk too. Hillis did good in Cleveland for one year and Clady was the only good starter. Lichtensteiger never did much here and Torain was always hurt.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #35
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The 2003 draft was awful. Not other way to reason it.

Shanahan did a lot of things very well. His dart board approach to drafting was definitely maddening. I can say this as a big fan of his.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:45 PM   #36
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The book on Foster was finally revealed by Tom Nalen on ESPN radio. He apparently had a wrist injury that his agent told him to keep quiet about. It got around, but not to Shanny for some reason and he was drafted where he was - probably out of panic. Nails was saying his hand never got better and he was surprised he played as long as he did.

I remember seeing how horrid he was every week and I got so tired of it I made a signature that said "Get Foster off the roster!" and featured Foster's face being flushed down a toilet. I don't remember why, but Taco really liked Foster for some reason (it wasn't his play) and so he retaliated and made a similar signature that said "Get Khan off the John." Foster was out of football two years later.

The only reason he played here as long as he did was because Shanahan was covering up what a bad pick he was. That always made me really mad. It's one thing to be a bad GM, but if a pick busts, move on. Don't let him start ahead of better players because of your ego. If Shanahan hadn't drafted him but was given him by another GM, he wouldn't have ever played him.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #37
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Shanny a terrible drafter except two out of the last 3 years he was here, what a wonderful time to fire him, wasn't it?

2006 Draft Class

1 11(11) Jay Cutler QB
2 29(61) Tony Scheffler
4 22(119) Brandon Marshall
4 29(126) Elvis Dumervil

4 33(130) Domenik Hixon
5 28(161) Chris Kuper OG
6 29(198) Greg Eslinger

2008 Draft Class

1 12 (12) Ryan Clady
2 11 (42) Eddie Royal

4 9 (108) Kory Lichtensteiger
4 20 (119) Jack Williams
5 4 (139) Ryan Torain
5 13 (148) Carlton Powell
6 17 (183) Spencer Larsen
7 13 (220) Josh Barrett
7 20 (227) Peyton Hillis
2006 was a very good offensive draft. Too bad we still needed defense to get us pass teams like Steelers or Colts.
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