|12-20-2005, 12:19 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2005
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Tuesday Morning Quarterback
Stats of the Week No. 10 Denver has the most points, yards and first downs in the last decade -- corresponding to the year Mike Shanahan became coach.
Tuesday Morning Quarterback All-Unwanted All Pros
Quarterback: Trent Green,* Kansas City.
Tailbacks: Warrick Dunn, Atlanta; Thomas Jones,* Chicago.
Fullback: Lorenzo Neal,* San Diego. (Let go four times!)
Wide receivers: Joey Galloway, Tampa; Rod Smith, Denver.
Tight end: Antonio Gates,* San Diego. (Did not play football in college.)
Offensive line: Matt Lepsis, Denver; Stephen Neal, New England; Willie Roaf, Kansas City; Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis; Brian Waters, Kansas City.
Defensive line: Brentson Buckner,* Carolina; Bryce Fisher,* Seattle; Adewale Ogunleye,* Chicago; Pat Williams,* Minnesota.
Linebackers: Gary Brackett, Indianapolis; Antonio Pierce,* Jersey/A; Mike Vrabel, New England.
Defensive backs: Ryan Clark,* Washington; Ken Lucas, Carolina; Deltha O'Neal, Cincinnati; Brian Russell,* Cleveland.
Special teamer: Sean Morey,* Pittsburgh.
Kick returner: B.J. Sams, Baltimore.
Punter: Brian Moorman, Buffalo.
Kicker: Neil Rackers, Arizona.
Coach: Bill Belichick, New England.
Quarterback: Jake Plummer, Denver.
Tailbacks: Reuben Droughns,* Cleveland; Willie Parker, Pittsburgh. (Parker did not start in college.)
Fullback: Mike Sellers,* Washington. (Went to a community college, wasn't drafted, was let go twice in the NFL and spent two years in the CFL.)
WR: Plaxico Burress, Jersey/A; Joe Jurevicius,* Seattle.
Tight end: Jermaine Wiggins,* Minnesota. (Undrafted and let go three times!)
Offensive line: Rich Braham, Cincinnati, Ruben Brown, Chicago; Mike Goff, San Diego; Ryan Lilja, Indianapolis; Kareem McKenzie, Jersey/A.
Defensive line: Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tennessee; Montae Reagor,* Indianapolis; Paul Spicer,* Jacksonville; Gerard Warren, Denver.
Linebackers: London Fletcher,* Buffalo; Jeremiah Trotter,* Philadelphia; Marcus Washington, Washington.
Defensive backs: Keion Carpenter,* Atlanta; Al Harris,* Green Bay; Dexter Jackson,* Tampa (unwanted and recycled!); Darren Sharper, Minnesota.
Special teamer: Corey Ivy,* St. Louis.
Kick returner: Reggie Swinton,* Arizona. (Undrafted, cut twice in the NFL and cut twice in the CFL!)
Punter: Nick Harris,* Detroit.
Kicker: Adam Vinatieri, New England.
Coach: Mike Shanahan, Denver.
The Tuesday Morning Quarterback Unwanted Offensive Player of the Year is Rod Smith. Still going strong in his 11th season, Smith is Denver's all-time leading receiver and all-time yardage leader; is the sole undrafted player to exceed 10,000 NFL receiving yards and is the NFL's all-time leader for receptions by an undrafted player. Smith graduated from Division II Missouri Southern, meaning he was Unwanted at the football-factory scholarship level too. He may join those 11 undrafted gentlemen in the Hall of Fame.
it's nice to rod get some more props, and the fact about us scoring more points ans stuff than anyone during shanahan's reign syays something. take that jacob! (of fireshanahan.com)
|12-20-2005, 01:04 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2005
wolf pot roast
Good find. TMQ is one of the best weekly football columns.....and it's NOT written by a football hack.
Kudos to Rod Smith....for finally gaining a bit of recognition that he richly deserves.
|12-20-2005, 01:17 PM||#3|
Anybody want a peanut?
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Kyle Johnson should have made the list. he's underrated because we use him differently than most fullbacks.
|12-20-2005, 01:20 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Thanks for posting, I love the TMQ from back in his ESPN days. He wrote a fake transcript back in the day of the then Arizona coach giving a post-game speech that is still one of the funniest things I have ever read. Unfortunately thanks to ESPN deleting all of his old columns, it can no longer be found.
|12-20-2005, 01:28 PM||#5|
The Kranz Dictum
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tranquility Base
Second team unwanted list!?
Isn't that beyond redundant?