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Old 08-18-2013   #31
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Default Re: Dolphins preview + post camp wrap-up

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Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
bottom line is simple as far as the cynical eye on undersized guys. If you do not have the physical dimensions that most players have at your position you must prove your value, and you won't get much of a look if you get one at all. Keenum is lucky to get his look. Billy "white shoes" Johnson was a 15th round draft pick (yeah, the draft was that long back then) due to his lack of ideal size. Doug Flutie was told he couldn't play....Drew Brees was traded because the Bolts wanted "ideal" sized Phillip Rivers. Most of the cynicism is justified since MOST undersized players can't complete. When the rare undersized player gets some time to prove his worth and does, then most of the questions just disappear. Till then, I think the questions about his size are justified.
All questions are justified, and more than fair.

Writing a guy completely off due to his size isn't a good practice.
It's the easiest way to pass off talent.
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