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Texas_Thrill
03-11-2007, 03:27 PM
So I got caught up watching some old Barry Sanders highlights and when you see Scott Mitchell and Rodney Peete handing the ball off to the man you have to feel for him.

I'm wondering what some of you guys are feeling were the Greatest Waste of Great Talent on Poor Teams have been over the years....

You can stick to football or bring in any sport you feel.

BleedTheBurntOrange
03-11-2007, 03:30 PM
Kevin Garnett on the T-Wolves amazing how you have one of the best players of all time and never build a good team around him.

Amazing

TexanFan881
03-11-2007, 03:31 PM
David Carr.....:jk:

Right now I think Lamont Jordan has a lot of talent and is screwed because he's on the Raiders.

I don't know about All-Time though...

powerfuldragon
03-11-2007, 03:36 PM
andre johnson.

Trap_Star
03-11-2007, 03:45 PM
^see avatar...:wheel:

Kaiser Toro
03-11-2007, 04:02 PM
Garnett is the reason they will not win in Minnesota. That contract is ridiculous. The only talent they could be bring in were those had baggage and therefore came at a low cost, but headaches followed.

BleedTheBurntOrange
03-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Garnett is the reason they will not win in Minnesota. That contract is ridiculous. The only talent they could be bring in were those had baggage and therefore came at a low cost, but headaches followed.


True that shows how bad management has been there giving him such a contract.

But they could of went through the draft but messed up so bad with that joe smith debacle that they screwed themselves even more.

Just saying the ineptitude of the front office has wasted his talent and thats why they have no titles to show for it.

TwinSisters
03-11-2007, 05:07 PM
Archie Manning, Tommy Nobis, and Tom Landry... 29 Years in Dallas. Poor fella must've stepped on a puppy when he was 8 to warrant such punishment.

TLove21
03-11-2007, 05:15 PM
allen iverson....76ers.....they were close once!

mexican_texan
03-11-2007, 05:17 PM
David Carr.

whiskeyrbl
03-11-2007, 06:06 PM
O.J. Simpson

whiskeyrbl
03-11-2007, 06:09 PM
Nolan Ryan for most of his 27 seasons

RTP2110
03-11-2007, 06:20 PM
If by waste of talent you mean a talented player going to waste in a bad situation, then yea, I agree with Barry Sanders.

Carr Bombed
03-11-2007, 06:41 PM
True that shows how bad management has been there giving him such a contract.

But they could of went through the draft but messed up so bad with that joe smith debacle that they screwed themselves even more.

Just saying the ineptitude of the front office has wasted his talent and thats why they have no titles to show for it.

What are you talking about, according to Forbes magazine Kevin Mchale is the greatest GM in sports :) , but he's lucky Charlie Casserly isn't a GM anymore, because I'm positive Forbes magazine would of ranked him #1. :this:

Huge
03-11-2007, 07:23 PM
Nolan Ryan for most of his 27 seasons

Bingo.

Samer
03-11-2007, 07:36 PM
Peyton Manning hahaha just kidding

TexanSam
03-11-2007, 08:08 PM
Barry Sanders

Kevin Garnett (one good year with Cassell and Sprewell around him)

Archie Manning

Corey Dillon before he went to the Patriots

blockhead83
03-11-2007, 09:02 PM
Barry Sanders

stingray
03-11-2007, 09:24 PM
Steve carlton with the philies. I think he won 20 games one year and the team ended up with like a 60-100 record.

GuerillaBlack
03-11-2007, 10:48 PM
Earl Campbell.

Ole Miss Texan
03-12-2007, 12:32 AM
I'll definitly agree with Barry Sanders and Archie Manning.

Titan "Tack" Fan
03-12-2007, 01:14 AM
Barry Sanders never played in a playoff game. If I'm not mistaken, I don't believe he was ever on a team with a winning record either.

TexanSam
03-12-2007, 01:21 AM
Barry Sanders never played in a playoff game. If I'm not mistaken, I don't believe he was ever on a team with a winning record either.

They did make the playoffs in 1991 with a 12-4 record and beat the Cowboys in a playoff game. They made the playoffs in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1997 but they won only the one playoff game.

gtexan02
03-12-2007, 01:33 AM
Kevin Garnett

Mr teX
03-12-2007, 09:40 AM
Yeah KG without a doubt, but you can say he's kind of punishing himself in that regard. Other than him:

Elton Brand for the majority of his career
Vince Carter for the majority of his career


Coming Soon: Chris Bosh, Mike Vick, Andre Johnson, & aaron Rodgers if Brett Favre doesn't let him get off the bench soon.

freedoggy77
03-12-2007, 10:17 AM
Archie Manning
Barry Sanders
Andre Johnson
David Carr

Carr Bombed
03-12-2007, 10:56 AM
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Carr Bombed
03-12-2007, 11:11 AM
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The Pencil Neck
03-12-2007, 11:55 AM
Barry Sanders never played in a playoff game. If I'm not mistaken, I don't believe he was ever on a team with a winning record either.

He made the playoffs a few times and got skunked every time. The Bears held him to negative yardage in one playoff game iirc.

EDIT: Forgot about the 91 playoff game against the Cowgirls. Not quite skunked I guess.

kastofsna
03-12-2007, 12:06 PM
i'd love to see how some of marino's teams would've looked had he not been starting.

AlbinoRat
03-12-2007, 03:17 PM
Gotta go with Archie Manning and Barry in the NFL.

Mlb-Clemen's in houston with no run support. ***Questionable

NBA-Reddick not getting a chance in Orlando, and anyone having to play on the knicks recently AKA Steve Francis

Showtime100
03-12-2007, 09:54 PM
Ferguson Jenkins, played for the Cubs, not much happened since the goat.

YoungTexanFan
03-12-2007, 11:51 PM
Carlos Beltran on the Royals.

Vernon Wells

Carl Crawford for sure.

Wolf
03-13-2007, 12:00 AM
Gotta go with Archie Manning and Barry in the NFL.

Mlb-Clemen's in houston with no run support. ***Questionable

NBA-Reddick not getting a chance in Orlando, and anyone having to play on the knicks recently AKA Steve Francis

guess you could go with nolan ryan also.

one year he was 8-16 ....led the league in era and strikeouts (87?)

GoPats
03-13-2007, 09:08 AM
Pats - Andre Tippett, John Hannah. Both HOF quality (though Tippett hasn't made it in) players on pretty much awful teams, except a run in the 70s and then the 85 team that got spanked by da Bearzz...

kastofsna
03-13-2007, 10:31 AM
Carl Crawford for sure.
the rays are winning it all this year, just so ya know. :)

texansfanquecaneh
03-13-2007, 10:45 AM
Ernie Banks-Chicago Cubs.

stingray
03-13-2007, 11:03 AM
Steve carlton with the philies. I think he won 20 games one year and the team ended up with like a 60-100 record.

I just looked up the stats for carlton. In 1972 He went 27-10 with a 1.97 ERA. The phillies ended up with an 59-97 record. He won almost half their games. Now that is some wasted talent.

Mr teX
03-13-2007, 12:02 PM
I'm surprised no one has said A-rod with the Rangers yet.

rafterticket
03-13-2007, 01:00 PM
I'm surprised no one has said A-rod with the Rangers yet.

The thread is about wasted talent. Not over-rated leeches.

Mr teX
03-13-2007, 01:04 PM
The thread is about wasted talent. Not over-rated leeches.

LOL, Rangers fan?

SESupergenius
03-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Andre Dawson has to be up there.http://www.nobats.com/events/2005/tournament/images/andre_dawson_expos.jpg

Same goes for George "Iceman" Gervin.http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/img/georgegervin1.jpg

DGPowaR
03-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Gotta go with Archie Manning and Barry in the NFL.

Mlb-Clemen's in houston with no run support. ***Questionable

NBA-Reddick not getting a chance in Orlando, and anyone having to play on the knicks recently AKA Steve Francis

clemens got us to the 'ship...

yea, during reg season we dont give him run support, but its sayin something when u sign carlos lee andy pettite and others to complement a guy...

how abt LeBron...i know his team is a playoff team, but theyll never win it with just him!

need a big man

DGPowaR
03-13-2007, 03:42 PM
o ya i forgot ^^^^

Ryan Leaf...he would have had such a career...where is he to be found now?haha kidding
Picking him over Randy Moss and Hines Ward is honestly the reason for San Diego's horrible recieving core...

Could you imagine LT, Rivers, and Randy Moss?
ouch...