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 Posted: Wed Jun 26th, 2019 06:31 pm
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Erick Von Erich wrote: The previously mentioned Terrell Davis was my first thought. If Matt Lepsis hadn't fallen on his knee in 1999... well, Brian Griese would've still stunk the team up until 2003.

In baseball, I would've liked to have seen Jason Kendall injury free. He didn't turn out to be anything special, but he seemed to have a decent career going until 1999. I can't recall the exact details, but he had a nasty foot injury, circa July 1999, and wasn't exactly the same, afterwards.

From a personal, selfish, standpoint, I wish the Yankees' much-hyped Brien Taylor hadn't been injured in a fight. Had a buncha' his baseball cards, circa 1992. I mean, I could've (maybe) made about 3 bucks off of them, if all had turned out well!

I'm a Broncos fan but Terrell Davis seems like he had almost the typical RB career at this point.  This guys just don't last, and especially now it's barely a position that warrants attention.  It was still kinda important when Davis played, but it was fading.  It's hard to name a RB in this thread just because they all seem so replaceable and have such short careers the last 20 years.  If Davis hadn't retired young, he would be more the exception to the rule.  Basically 2 monster seasons and 1 very good one will get you into the HOF at some positions in the NFL now.

And with the way the Yankees over-hyped draft picks back then, I'm willing to bet that a 100% healthy Brien Taylor had a career no better than Scott Kamieniecki.  Their scouting was a joke back then.



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