|12-08-2005, 01:17 AM||#1|
the dude abides...
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hanover NH
San Diego Columnist Masterbating to Thought of Reggie Bush Going to the Chargers:
There is a scenario that would deliver Reggie Bush to the Chargers. It is not far-fetched.
Be still, our hearts.
For this to happen, the Houston Texans would have to possess the ranking selection in the April 29-30 draft. At 1-10, Houston is moving clumsily toward gaining this distinction.
Accept, then, that the Texans hold the top choice. Do they reach for Bush, or do they address their quarterbacking situation? Their quarterback is David Carr, the first choice in the 2002 draft, but representing an expansion team has been a trying experience for Carr, particularly physically. Including 50 times this season, he has been placed on the ground 190 times in his four seasons, which haven't been at all rewarding for him or the team.
Carr's record as a starter: 15-38.
There also is this: Carr is due an $8 million bonus in 2008, which is a good deal to pay a quarterback who has been abused in the degree he has.
"Right now, it's obvious he has no protection," said Jerry Jones, the author for 29 years of "The Drugstore List" of draft analysis. "He just keeps getting battered over and over."
Texans owner Robert NcNair has indicated he is willing to pay Carr the sum due him in 2008, but a man can change his mind. Say that in April the Texans decide it would be best to begin anew with a quarterback other than Carr. Hello, Matt Leinart.
The USC athlete is the most admired quarterback in this year's lottery. Jones, who does not adjudge nonseniors, which exempts Bush, is listing Leinart as the premier player at any position in the draft.
"He is completely above any quarterback in his class," Jones said. "There is nobody near him."
Ah, but should the Texans be desirous of addressing their quarterbacking position in the draft, they would have an option not named Leinart. In Jones' thinking they would be wise to consider dealing their ranking choice to the Chargers for Philip Rivers. San Diego then would claim Bush.
Said Jones: "Part of the problem is because of contracts and the salary cap, if you take a quarterback, he better be able to play pretty soon, which makes what the Texans would do very interesting. One of the difficult things for them is that while Rivers has not played hardly at all, he does have two years of professional training."
Were I the Chargers, only if surrendering Rivers would herald Bush's arrival would I deal Rivers. Last week 11 NFL teams, by my count, were presenting quarterbacks other than the ones who had begun the season. In a time when blitzes have made quarterbacking a more precarious endeavor than ever, teams that do not possess two accomplished forward passers are at risk.
Keeping Rivers around would not be a service to him, but he would not be the first quarterback of ability to have to spend his career behind somebody else. I am thinking of Ed Luther, who could play. He had an absolutely rubber arm; he could throw every day, and throw well. Through no fault of his, he had to spend his time here behind Dan Fouts. I don't remember Luther ever complaining.
Some will say that with Bush, the Chargers would have to have two footballs, one for him and one for LaDainian Tomlinson. Not necessarily. Put Bush on the outside. If he declares for the 2006 draft, thought a certainty, he would be more than the most gifted running back in the procedure. He would be the leading receiver, the leading anything.
"Runners that can see the daylight make it," Jones said. "Bush knows where it is, and he senses it so well. But are you going to take the guy and run him on third-and-1? Maybe. Maybe not."
LT in the backfield and Bush, a deft receiver, set out wide, running his routes at a speed that is unmatched. Let us dream.
whats a friggin nightmare that would be. It would almost cancel out the luck we had when they didn't pick Vick :p
|12-08-2005, 05:14 AM||#2|
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Always like the people who somehow think that Rivers has increased in value, or is even anywhere near as close to his draft day value. People tend to forget that the Bolts were the only team that thought Rivers was worth a Top 10 pick. Simply because he was taken at the 4th overall spot does not mean every other team values him that high. He's also sat the bench for two years and not seen the field. Why would the Texans even trade for a QB? They're going to pick 1st overall, they can just take Leinart.
The money issue that people love to bring up isn't that strong of an argument either. Yes I'm sure McNair would love to not pay $20M or so in guaranteed money, but the Texans are still making money hand over fist. He's not going to make a trade like that based on large part for monetary reasons. If he trades for Rivers, it would be because they think they're getting a superior player. Not having to pay any bonus money is, for lack of a better term, a bonus.
|12-08-2005, 12:41 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2005
This is a terrible article. Maybe the Colts should trade up & draft Leinart.
Agree, Rivers stock has fallen. How does this guy get the idea that a player drafted #4 overall two years ago is the equivalent to the #2 or #1 pick in the draft this year? What has Rivers done on the field to improve his position? Does this idiot columnist not realize teams place a very high value on draft picks.
Thanx for the stupid article of the day.
|12-09-2005, 08:01 AM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Littleton, CO
Wow, I can't believe this douchebag gets paid to write BS like this!! !
They already have the best RB in the game in LT, and he wants to draft Bush.
What a tard!!