Good Article: Mirror Images From Afar

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  1. HoustonLionsFan

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    With the receiving corps adjusting to the loss of Charles Rogers, Detroit Lions running back could have an even greater impact in Sunday's home opener versus Houston.
    http://www.detroitlions.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=354805 (click the link for the entire article)
     
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    Ok, You've convinced me. I split this thread back out for you. Just keep it to football please. Glad to have you guys here.
     
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    Oh, I'm blushing. Thanks. I appreciate it. :thumbup
     
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    I was curious what you all think about the link between Hou and Det. How long do you think it will last? Past Harrington and Carr's careers?
     
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    I think it all depends on the QBs perspective careers. If both go on to be big stars, then I think there will always be a link to the two QBs taken in the 2002 Draft. If, knock on wood, one QB is widely considered a bust, and the other a great success it will be highly scrutinized by the media and forced into our conciousness constantly (ie Manning, Leaf). I'd prefer the first scenario to play out.
     
  6. JDizzle

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    I think it extends further than just the QB's. I think it depends on how the two franchises do in the next few years. Although I don't think it's a popular discussion currently, I think it will be if each franchise does well in the next few years. You don't hear much about either QB right now with Manning, McNair, Favre, and Vick taking the spotlight, though.
     
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    So the comparisons only last as long as the QB's career, and the teams success/failure during this period?
     
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    I think their careers will be the determining factor, and once they end they'll be old news. Unless one or both become NFL legends like Elway or Marino etc. , but I'm not yet prepared to say either is going to be a HOF or a legend.
     


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    I just thought of another link, although it is more to Texas than the Texans. Roy Williams, Shaun 'Big Baby' Rogers, and Cory Redding. Thanks Texas.
     
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    What happens if both QBs stay on course and the both bust...
     
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    I believe your LS is from Baylor. That, too, is a Texas school.
     
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    I think if both QBs are busts then likely they'll both be forgotten by the national media. They seem to love stories where one team looks like a genius, and the other looks like it was run by chimps. If two teams look poorly then it isn't as interesting a story.
     

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