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Old 05-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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The #Colts signed OT George Foster, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2008. Former first-rounder of the #Broncos (2003).
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The #Colts signed OT George Foster, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2008. Former first-rounder of the #Broncos (2003).
2008? I thought he was in Atlanta just a couple of seasons ago. I thought he improved when I saw that he wasn't on any false start or holding Top 10 list. Now I know he just hasn't been playing. Ask TheRev or I think Garcia Bronco (sorry if wrong Garcia) how he WASNT a total bust. Just because they started for the Broncos doesn't erase the fact they sucked out the ass. Just because Shanny drafted him....
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"Foster has played for the Broncos and Lions, spending four seasons in Denver and two in Detroit. He has played for the Browns in 2009 and the Saints in 2011."

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...george-foster/
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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So he has played 8 years in the NFL? Not a bad career, of course he should never have been a first round pick but many other players would have loved to been in the league 8 years and counting now.
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wow, he's still around? damn that was a long time ago when he was considered to be our LT of the future.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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"Foster has played for the Broncos and Lions, spending four seasons in Denver and two in Detroit. He has played for the Browns in 2009 and the Saints in 2011."

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...george-foster/
He never made the Saints or Browns teams. The last game he started was in 2008 when he got benched.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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So he has played 8 years in the NFL? Not a bad career, of course he should never have been a first round pick but many other players would have loved to been in the league 8 years and counting now.
No, he has played five years. He really only started four total seasons. He started three games his last year in Detroit.
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Debbie Downer here, but did anybody see some of George Foster in Orlando Franklin last season, at least early on ... looked alot alike to me.

I'm thinking: Clady-Franklin-Blake-Kuper-Harris ... Walton and Beadles bench.
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He never made the Saints or Browns teams. The last game he started was in 2008 when he got benched.
the moron should have been benched in 2003..

I suspect the only reason he was not cut sooner was because mikey was saving face.. or they did not have anyone better..

truly one of mikeys more epic busts..
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truly one of mikeys more epic busts..
Seems to me Foster contributed more than the other busts, but like you said Mike could've been playing him to save face. RT might be the least glaring spot on the field. He couldn't play Middlebrooks or Nash like that.
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Seems to me Foster contributed more than the other busts, but like you said Mike could've been playing him to save face. RT might be the least glaring spot on the field. He couldn't play Middlebrooks or Nash like that.
Well now you bring up two of mikeys other epic busts.. that are another story altogether..

trying to compare any of them to real football palyers is well even silly..
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Debbie Downer here, but did anybody see some of George Foster in Orlando Franklin last season, at least early on ... looked alot alike to me.

I'm thinking: Clady-Franklin-Blake-Kuper-Harris ... Walton and Beadles bench.
no way. I don't remember seeing Franklin getting rag dolled like Bi-Curios George (thanks junkie!)
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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Debbie Downer here, but did anybody see some of George Foster in Orlando Franklin last season, at least early on ... looked alot alike to me.

I'm thinking: Clady-Franklin-Blake-Kuper-Harris ... Walton and Beadles bench.
I see what you are saying, but Foster and Franklin are worlds apart. Franklin is already a dominant run blocker as a rookie (with no offseason). He has the ability to get even better, stronger, and more technical. As a pass blocker, his problem is more about lack of natural foot speed (and kick-slide technique) than lack of core strength (which is Foster's major issue). Foster just got pushed everywhere like a tub of goo.

They both took out a player by diving on his lower leg, so there's that...
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I was thinking size and shape really ... both seem to have that clod-footed back-pedal too. Franklin clearly improved as the season wore on. Still, I'm liking Ryan Harris. Just 27 years old, and apparently still can play ... last summer the Eagles were set to start him ahead of even a healthy Winston Justice, until the back injury.

Fun Fact: Ryan Harris is just 8 months older than Philip Blake.
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no way. I don't remember seeing Franklin getting rag dolled like Bi-Curios George (thanks junkie!)
Nice....I was just about to throw that out there.
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2008? I thought he was in Atlanta just a couple of seasons ago. I thought he improved when I saw that he wasn't on any false start or holding Top 10 list. Now I know he just hasn't been playing. Ask TheRev or I think Garcia Bronco (sorry if wrong Garcia) how he WASNT a total bust. Just because they started for the Broncos doesn't erase the fact they sucked out the ass. Just because Shanny drafted him....
Your comprehension level is far worse than anyone else's on this message board.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:14 PM   #17
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Well now you bring up two of mikeys other epic busts.. that are another story altogether..

trying to compare any of them to real football palyers is well even silly..
i still maintain that Terry Pierce was the worst bust. he may have been a 2nd round pick but he contributed nothing, absolutely nothing to the team.
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I hope for Luck's sake he never gets on the field at LT.
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i hope for his sake their new GM surrounds him with a ton of talent on both sides of the ball.
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i still maintain that Terry Pierce was the worst bust. he may have been a 2nd round pick but he contributed nothing, absolutely nothing to the team.
Paul Toviessi only donned a Broncos uniform for 12 days.
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Yep, I think Tovessi was worse, Shanny drafted him knowing he had a bad knee that would only get worse. I think he was a 2nd round pick also.

Pierce played himself off the team, that happens alot in the NFL.
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yeah but he was injured and this was known before hand. busts to me are more to do with not living up to expectations while being healthy.
if a guy goes into a draft seriously hurt or suffers a career ending injury before he can really get going that not a bust, that's just bad luck.

Shanny loved drafting hurt guys though. Middlebrooks,Toviessi and then Foster who had the broken hand during his final year at UGA.
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i still maintain that Terry Pierce was the worst bust. he may have been a 2nd round pick but he contributed nothing, absolutely nothing to the team.
Pierce was slow and such a waste of a pick on so many levels. All because we might not of resigned Al.
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Looked it up ... we're selling Shanahan short. He wasn't as bad as the consensus in here pegs him. First two rounds ... completely whiffed two years, but other than that just one horrible pick.
'96
John Mobley
Tory James
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Trevor Pryce
Dan Neil
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Marcus Nash
Eric Brown
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Al Wilson
Montae Reagor
Lennie Friedman
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Deltha O'Neal
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Willie Middlebrooks
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Ashley Lelie
Clinton Portis
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Terry Pierce

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