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Old 12-21-2007   #401
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Kubiak the candidate wanted Bush and nodded to Carr. In my opinion he was not going to make two committments on two unknowns right out of the gate.
Actually Carr was an unknown. It was known that he currently sucked at that time, however it was unknown whether or not he could stop sucking under Kubiak. Of course we all know that the suckness that was Carr was legitimate suckness and there would be no changing that. Kubes was 1 for 2 there.

I don't claim to be a football expert but I was convinced that neither Carr or Bush would pan out well in the NFL. I just knew that picking Bush and keeping Carr would have launched us into Arizona Cardinalness for the next decade. Looks like I ended up being right there. When healthy Bush has barely shown any flashes and certainly hasn't been a game breaker. However now the question of his durability comes up. Some scouts didn't think he had the body to hold up well in the NFL. After having to carry the load for the Saints this is looking like it could be the case.

Where I hope I will be proven wrong in all of this is with VY. VY's legs are what really made him the superstar in college. Can he continue to have that threat and stay healthy in the NFL? If not, he may still end up being a decent QB but not the superstar he was in college.

We do have to keep all of this in perspective though. Mario is looking the better of the 3 RIGHT NOW, however the landscape of things changes so fast in the NFL. We may not truly know for another 3 to 5 years who made out best in this draft. It might be that none of the top 3 end up being the best.
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However now the question of his durability comes up. Some scouts didn't think he had the body to hold up well in the NFL. After having to carry the load for the Saints this is looking like it could be the case.
But.. wasn't he carrying the load because another, more prototypical running back got injured??


Look, I'm not a Reggie Apologist or anything, but can you start attacking his durability after one injury??

I mean Duce has a fat paycheck, just like Reggie, & he has a history of injuries.

Let's talk about the fumbles, the inability to find the end zone, the pitiful stats, the endless barrage of ridiculous Reggie Bush commercials played again & again on NFL Network.

We'll slam him about his durability next year, when he can't make a full season again.
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I think questioning Bush's durability is perfectly legitimate because one of the biggest knocks on him coming out was his body type and how that could make him susceptible to injury while try to ply RB. And he keeps himself in perfect physical shape, if anyone has ever seen segments on his workout regimen. Durability is a concern with him, whether he has a history of injuries or not.

Back to Mario, the actual topic of this thread, I am itching for another monster game from him. Too bad they aren't playing at home, because I think Mario really feeds off the home crowd.
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Back to Mario, the actual topic of this thread, I am itching for another monster game from him. Too bad they aren't playing at home, because I think Mario really feeds off the home crowd.
the crowd feeds off mario too.. hes quietly become our franchise player (not to take away from demeco,aj,dunta etc or anything but because of what happened last yr and how its turned out, hes become the fan favourite)
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I think today is a really big game for Mario Williams. We drafted him with the tagline of "getting to Manning" and now that we have seen him come on and really develop as of late, today would be the perfect day for him to fulfill on that promise.
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If/When Mario has a big game today the "MA-RI-O" chants for all pro and other recognitions will not be ignored!!!
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is there a torrent or video of the game online yet?
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If only the second-year defensive end of the Houston Texans got as much attention for his play as he received for being the top overall pick of last year’s NFL Draft.

Williams had no control over the Texans’ selection of him over players such as Reggie Bush and Houston native Vince Young, and he had to hear a lot about what a huge mistake the Texans had made by taking him. Williams is quickly proving those naysayers wrong as he evolves into one of football’s best defensive players.

Williams has 14 sacks this year (Julius Peppers' career high is 13), ranking him second in the NFL in that category. He also has 55 tackles and is playing a complete game, stuffing the run as well as he tracks down QBs. Bush, the player Houston was ripped for not taking, is looking more like Larry Centers than Gale Sayers every day. At the time of his season-ending knee injury three weeks ago, Bush ranked 37th in yards per carry among the 47 backs with more than 75 attempts, he led the NFL in dropped passes and carried the lowest yards per reception average of any back in the top-10 in catches since 1963. Bush’s longest play this year is 25 yards, and Williams even topped him there with fumble recovery returned 38 yards for a touchdown on the opening weekend of the season.

Vince Young has also struggled mightily in his sophomore year. Thus far, Williams has probably played better than anyone from the 2006 Draft, and he’s definitely exceeded the performance of one Reggie Bush.
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I have said it fro the 2006 draft, M A R I O M A R I O
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He is nothing but a workout warrior.
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He is nothing but a workout warrior.
Actually he dominates inferior talent!
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Actually he dominates inferior talent!
Actually he should have no sacks recorded because everyone steers the QB into his path or the QB just goes down.
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Actually he should have no sacks recorded because everyone steers the QB into his path or the QB just goes down.
That and the fact that he isn't going against a great LT on every rush like great DE's always do.
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IT's obvious he takes games off because he doesn't have a sack in every game!
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He is just wired wrong. Not having fast twitch muscles like Peppers will keep him from attaining Peppers'-like sack numbers.
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A huge factor that many overlook is the number of sack opportunities presented to a pass rusher who is on a team which routinely has a large lead
vs. a team which routinely is behind.
One team is rushing the ball while it sits on its lead and runs the clock out while the other has to constantly put its QB at risk of being sacked in obvious passing situations in an effort to get back in the game.
That factor alone gives a Dwight Freeney a tremendous edge over a Mario Williams in sack opportunities.
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KT! I love the sig pic!!

Work ethics and attitude, coupled with strength, quickness, and a quick learning curve, will make Mario one of the best DE the NFL has ever seen, past or present. He DOES feed off the fans, and is one of the FEW players to ever give fans recognition. Dunte does, and so does Bennett, and it's a nice feeling to see them respond to the fans the way they do.
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A huge factor that many overlook is the number of sack opportunities presented to a pass rusher who is on a team which routinely has a large lead
vs. a team which routinely is behind.
One team is rushing the ball while it sits on its lead and runs the clock out while the other has to constantly put its QB at risk of being sacked in obvious passing situations in an effort to get back in the game.
That factor alone gives a Dwight Freeney a tremendous edge over a Mario Williams in sack opportunities.
Has anyone oticed that Freeny's sack numbers have gone down alot since Carr moved out of the AFC south? Just wondering.
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