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 Posted: Wed Jun 26th, 2019 08:17 pm
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Erick Von Erich

 

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srossi wrote: 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.

I'm a Bronco fan, yet I don't think Davis is Hall of Fame worthy---at all. Had he been healthy from '99 on, I'm guessing he would've been been worthy. And, on a minor note, his fun "symptoms of a migraine" downtown mural on 15th and California might've lasted longer. As it was, he brought some consistency to the RB position in Denver (after going through the Bobby Humphrey/Gaston Green/Rob Bernstine/Leonard Russell
I agree about RBs not lasting. I still think they had some major value in TD's career, though (1995-2001). There were signs, earlier, but I think around 2003 is when the "franchise RB" began to fade away. A guy who would put up at least 1,000 yards a year and score about 10+ TDs. I think Frank Gore may end up being the last of this breed.

Brien Taylor < Scott Kamienieck is probably accurate. When I first got into baseball cards in late '89, one of the first "rules" I read somewhere was: "ignore all young NY pitchers, like Al Leiter". Ironically, Leiter went on to have a decent career, after stinking it up, early on.



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