S.I.com top 10 disappointing running backs

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by MightyTExan, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. MightyTExan

    MightyTExan It's go time!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    129
  2. Lucky

    Lucky Moderator

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    How does Reggie avoid this list?
     
    rollinstone18 likes this.
  3. ATX

    ATX Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    9,563
    Likes Received:
    286
    Location:
    Austin
    Interesting LT isn't even on there.....not that he is sucking, but definitely not in his usual form.
     
  4. Specnatz

    Specnatz Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    8,620
    Likes Received:
    458
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Because when someone breaks their leg it is more disappointing no matter how well they were running at the time. I am sure Williams ment to break his leg, he did it on purpose.
     
  5. MightyTExan

    MightyTExan It's go time!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    129
    What's up with Rivers? He has totally sucked this season so far.
     
  6. tulexan

    tulexan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    5,080
    Likes Received:
    106
    I like how pretty much everyone on the list has had some sort of injury and still have comparable stats to Reggie, yet he is not disappointing even though he is healthy
     
  7. Second Honeymoon

    Second Honeymoon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,330
    Likes Received:
    437
    Location:
    The Woodlands, Texas
    because he hasn't been as disappointing as the 10 on this list. You see most writers out there don't have this incessant desire to prove that Reggie sucks and that the Texans made the right choice. They would be the first to tell you that Reggie hasn't lived up to the hype but they would also follow that by saying he hasn't been a disappointment especially when compared to some of the guys on this list. It seems that so many around here just want Reggie and VY to fail to somehow justify the Texans stupidity in selecting Mario #1 and not going with competitors like RB or VY or trading down. The Texans were stupid and it was all because of $$ and signability....and nothing to do with football...no matter how many times they tell you the contrary... Thanks Bob, Gary, and Asserley.
     
  8. Bulluck53

    Bulluck53 All Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    81
    If Cadillac is on there why no Ronnie Brown?
     


  9. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,101
    Likes Received:
    811
    Location:
    Maryland
    All three are at various levels of sucking. End of story. Taking any of those three at #1 would be stupid at this moment.
     
  10. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,638
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    Because he's pretty much on par with what a lot of us expected.
     
  11. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Bayou Country
    Hey, my firewall at work won't let me see the list.

    Can anyone post the quick version for me? I don't need to know why they're on the list, but I would be appreciative if someone can tell me who is on there....
     
  12. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,638
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!

    Now SH, I have been consistent in my opinions about VY and Bush since they were playing at their respective schools. We could have drafted Manning and I would still feel the same way about those two guys...
     
  13. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    12,971
    Likes Received:
    547
    excellent point, as tulexan noted the common denominator is injury :ouch:

    seems conterproductive to create such negative lists, like they wished injurys on themselves or something :devilpig:
     
  14. ATX

    ATX Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    9,563
    Likes Received:
    286
    Location:
    Austin
    Because you have to first be good before you can be disappointing.
     
  15. kastofsna

    kastofsna Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,438
    Likes Received:
    245
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    because Cadillac has sucked for a while now and Ronnie Brown was one of the league's premier running backs before his injury.
     
  16. Lucky

    Lucky Moderator

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    1. Rudi Johnson
    2. Shaun Alexander
    3. Thomas Jones
    4. Cadillac Williams
    5. Ced Benson
    6. Ahman
    7. Frank Gore
    8. Steven Jackson
    9. Travis Henry
    10. Larry Johnson
     
    drewmar74 likes this.
  17. Lucky

    Lucky Moderator

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    So you admit that Bush has been disappointing thus far? Just not as disappointing as myself and others see Reggie's performance.
     
  18. Second Honeymoon

    Second Honeymoon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,330
    Likes Received:
    437
    Location:
    The Woodlands, Texas
    considering the amount of hype given to Bush, anything short of Pro Bowl numbers would have been a disappointment. He has yet to reach that level, so that could be called disappointing. I would call it overhype and that he is what he is. a good running back with a lot of talent but a lot to learn about being a featured back (which is the only way one could justify a RB at #2 overall).

    i just think some of us on this board, and not necessarily you, will find any reason to say Bush sucks in an attempt to somehow justify our own team's stupidity at choosing Mario #1. I don't want other players failures or somewhat disappointing performances used to make ourselves feel better about the selection of Mario. I want Mario to make us feel better about the pick....and I am still waiting.

    One thing is for sure, I bet if we would have selected Bush, we would probably still have DC at QB and that can't be good. So at least we can take solace in that :)
     
  19. Specnatz

    Specnatz Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    8,620
    Likes Received:
    458
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    The survey says ............................


    Ding Number One answer.
     
  20. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    The reason reggie isn't on ther eis because he's doing the same as last year. He's playing poorly as expected.

    The rest of the guys had huge expecations ,thus have been disapointments
     

Share This Page