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 Posted: Tue Mar 11th, 2008 06:01 pm
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You KNEW when they signed this person or coach that the whole thing would not work out. Or you determined (years before the team did) that their experiment would not work.

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I pretty much realized the Houston Texans were wasting their time with David Carr years before they did. oh his offensive line sucks, etc, but they set themselves back for years waiting for him to "develop"

Ditto for Joey Harrington and the Detroit Lions. Never understood that one.

Herman Edwards and the Kansas City Chiefs is an ongoing one. He'll be given the benefit of the doubt as they rebuild but they aren't going anywhere ever with him at thelm.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 11th, 2008 06:18 pm
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Dave Wannstedt and Dick Jauron. Both fail time after time yet continue to get hired as head coaches. Wannie now the coach of the University of Pittsburgh. Jarhead Jauron now the coach of the Buffalo Bills.




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In the mid-70s Stanford had a quarterback named Guy Bejamin who was lauded as a great pro prospect because he was "cerebral" and all.  Turns out he was great in college because he was throwing to Tony Hill and James Lofton. 

Anybody who watched Joe Barry Carroll sleepwalk thorugh his career at Purdue knew he wouldn't last as a pro dealing with an 82 game season and real live expectations.

Nevre saw JJ Reddick as an NBA player.  Reality agrees with me.

Name just about any Big 10 quarterback like Mark Hermann or Jim Everett or Chuck Long because the names are prety much interchangeable.

Chirstiann Laettner became the NBA equivalent of the Mendoze line for forwards.

Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Yvon Joseph from GaTech and Roy Marble from Iowa are mid-80s examples of NCAA basketball stars who never cut it in the pros.




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A's and manager Ken Macha.  Knew it wouldn't work out long term, that the guy was unfit for the job.

Also Dusty Baker and the Cubs.

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Ray Handley(NY Giants coach replacing Bill Parcells in May of 1991). I used to go to a lot of the games and you could just tell he was SO different that it was going to be bad.  And it was.

Dave Brown (1992 Giants supplemental pick)-a NJ kid from Westfield who just did not have enough confidence, and after watching Simms and Hostetler for 13 years, knew he would not make it.

Bucky Dent (Yankees Manager, 1989)-the team was headed in the wrong direction and Bucky never struck me as the guy to get a team of never-weres, has-beens, and overpaid malcontents to perform. 



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When Rick Pitino came to Boston and his first act was to remove Red Auerbach as team President I just knew that he was doomed to fail. I had a feeling that Red was smiling when the ping pong balls didn't go the Celtics way during the Tim Duncan draft year.

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Pitino was my 4th cousin removed for a while.  He was married to my cousin's wife's sister.  They're divorced for about 10 years now and I never met the guy.  Useless fact.



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Harold Miner. Baby Jordan my ass.



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clawmaster wrote: Dick Jauron


First idiot that came to mind for me.

Any prospect hailed as a savior for the Red Sox over the past 15 years and then is just given away to some team for a super star (Casey Fossum, others)

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Instead of revisionist history, we should pick our future busts now.

Jacob Ellsbury.

 



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HBF wrote: Instead of revisionist history, we should pick our future busts now.

Jacob Ellsbury.

 

I know that his story sounds to much like a bad made for TV movie but I really do think that this kid is for real and will a star player for many years to come.



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I laughed out loud when the Cowboys drafted Quincy Carter in the second round.

J.J. Redick, Shavlik Randolph, Louis Williams, and Darius Miles come to mind as well.

If we're picking future busts, Joba Chamberlain. If the NBA cared about defense, I'd throw in O.J. Mayo. UCLA put a simple box-and-1 (or diamond-and-1) on him and completely shut him down.



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Todd Marijuanovich - mostly cause his father had him fucked up early on and he never had a chance

Eddie Zosky, 1st round pick of the Jays in 89. His name was enough for me to label him a bust, and it was well founded.

Zach Grienke now. Royals golden boy pick in 2002. The guy is a mental retard, and fucked in the head. He'll be lucky to be a .500 pitcher.

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Kordell Stewart. Made his name in college on one Hail Mary pass and that made the Steelers think he would be a star NFL QB.

Fun fact: If you play QB and your team wants you to play WR, you suck at QB'ing.



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What about Reggie Bush?  Does he qualify as bust material yet? 

Oh and I got a feeling JaMarcus Russell will be a bust in the NFL.  I know that is blasphemy being a Louisianan but I just got a feeling.  Hope I'm wrong.

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