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Splat420
06-07-2007, 07:45 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0706/gallery.nfl.comeback.players/content.10.html

1.Randy Moss | WR, Patriots
2.Ben Roethlisberger | QB, Steelers
3.John Abraham | DE, Falcons
4.Edgerrin James | RB, Cardinals
5.Takeo Spikes | LB, Eagles
6.Simeon Rice | DE, Buccaneers
7.Willis McGahee | RB, Ravens
8.Patrick Kerney | DE, Seahawks
9.Clinton Portis | RB, Redsksins
10.Jevon Kearse | DE, Eagles

FYI if you click the link you can read there reason for each player.

rageeumr
06-07-2007, 07:50 AM
Hmmm.... No Trent.

Mile High Mania
06-07-2007, 07:50 AM
Why is Edge at #4?

Edge played in 16 games and had:
337 1159 3.4 6 | 38 217 5.7 0

Not stellar by his standards in Indy, but... nearly 1200 yds rushing and 6 TDs.

Miles
06-07-2007, 07:56 AM
Why is Edge at #4?

Edge played in 16 games and had:
337 1159 3.4 6 | 38 217 5.7 0

Not stellar by his standards in Indy, but... nearly 1200 yds rushing and 6 TDs.

I was wondering the same thing with Roethlisberger as well. Guess this list includes rebounding from bad seasons.

Direckshun
06-07-2007, 07:58 AM
Hmmm.... No Trent.
And that surprises you?

Mile High Mania
06-07-2007, 08:06 AM
I was wondering the same thing with Roethlisberger as well. Guess this list includes rebounding from bad seasons.

I guess... this just tells me that they're reaching for "comeback" stories b/c there just aren't many. Though, now that Trent is in Miami... he qualifies.

I just think it's odd that Edge is on there after putting up 1200 yds (nearly) in 16 games, yet Shaun Alexander missed half the season after being the MVP and he's not on the list. But, Portis is on there after missing just about as much time.

Splat420
06-07-2007, 08:36 AM
Yep Shaun Alexander would have been a better pick.

MOhillbilly
06-07-2007, 08:41 AM
i hope Betts gets the majority of carries in DC.
Kearse? when was the lasttime he was healthy a full season?

Splat420
06-07-2007, 08:48 AM
i hope Betts gets the majority of carries in DC.
Kearse? when was the lasttime he was healthy a full season?

He has played three years for the Eagles and never had more then seven sacks in a season with them and only had three last year. Those are not bad numbers but for the crazy money they gave him he is not even close to living up to that kinda money. IMO this will be his last year with the Eagles unless he really steps it up or takes a major pay cut.

Direckshun
06-07-2007, 09:23 AM
Splat420, that is a bizarre-ass picture of Bernard Pollard.

Splat420
06-07-2007, 09:37 AM
I like it it was took after he blocked a punt and scored a TD I believe it was vs the Ravens?

Direckshun
06-07-2007, 09:39 AM
The Jags.

It looks like he's burning in the light of God as some kind of righteous punishment.

Rudy lost the toss
06-07-2007, 09:41 AM
No Priest?!

HemiEd
06-07-2007, 09:45 AM
I guess... this just tells me that they're reaching for "comeback" stories b/c there just aren't many. Though, now that Trent is in Miami... he qualifies.

I just think it's odd that Edge is on there after putting up 1200 yds (nearly) in 16 games, yet Shaun Alexander missed half the season after being the MVP and he's not on the list. But, Portis is on there after missing just about as much time.

Obviously it was not a well thought out article. All kidding aside, the braintrust here on the Planet could do a better job on a lot of these.

Mile High Mania
06-07-2007, 09:47 AM
Obviously it was not a well thought out article. All kidding aside, the braintrust here on the Planet could do a better job on a lot of these.

I wonder what the braintrust at WPI would put out there...
:rolleyes:

Buehler445
06-07-2007, 09:52 AM
It seemed to me like the article only outlined players that have gotten a lot of pub. I looked through there and it seemed like there could be a lot of flukes. I looked through it on SI yesterday, and was thoroughly dissappointed.

HemiEd
06-07-2007, 09:52 AM
I wonder what the braintrust at WPI would put out there...
:rolleyes:

I dunno, I don't think I have logged on to that place since Phil left it. I do read some of Clayton's articles he posts here, some of them have been pretty good IMO.
That one Rain man wrote recently, was a great read that I really enjoyed. It was the one about " why he is a Chiefs fan." I think Kevin could make a good living as a writer.

Splat420
06-07-2007, 09:55 AM
Clayton does put out some good articles IMO.

Dicky McElephant
06-07-2007, 10:52 AM
What about Donovan McNabb? Dude was having a great year until he tore his knee up. Why is Randy Moss #1? The guy had a bad year last year because he stopped trying.

SNR
06-07-2007, 11:10 AM
They's all gonna be sorry they didn't put Priest on that list!

Mile High Mania
06-07-2007, 11:12 AM
Clayton does put out some good articles IMO.

Some of them are pretty good, but the place gets flooded with as many that are poor ... quality over quanity should be his goal when writing. I don't know if he has to write X number a week/month... but, he needs to take more time with the 'filler' articles.

Phobia
06-07-2007, 11:26 AM
Why is Edge at #4?

Edge played in 16 games and had:
337 1159 3.4 6 | 38 217 5.7 0

Not stellar by his standards in Indy, but... nearly 1200 yds rushing and 6 TDs.
Because SI is pretty poor and they have been for a lot of years. They're still in business because a lot of people have fond memories from 20 years ago.

HemiEd
06-07-2007, 11:29 AM
Because SI is pretty poor and they have been for a lot of years. They're still in business because a lot of people have fond memories from 20 years ago.

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