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  1. Time travel: Stopping your team

    Also, in the late 80's, Thurman Thomas or Michael Dean Perry would have been way better than Ted Gregory.
  2. Time travel: Stopping your team

    The skinny kid from UM would have sat the bench for a better part of four years in SF. Garcia was a better QB for the WCO. Then, in 2004, Brady gets a chance. The 49ers win two more games to go 4-12, but they weren't winning any more than that even with Brady. Erickson is still fired, and Mike Nolan is HC. In reality, they got the #1 pick all by themselves. In this world, though, they would have been tied with Miami and Cleveland for the #1 spot. If they still get it, they take Smith. If not, it depends on who picks ahead of them. Either way, I see them taking Smith or Rodgers, and Brady's days would have been numbered.
  3. BoB: Is he the worst GM ever?

    OK. I thought that he was the one who called Lloyd Carr to ask about Brady, though. Isn't that the truth. From 1995-00, he traded away every first round pick but one (1998, when they drafted mega-bust Ryan Leaf). He had a lot of weak picks in Round 2 during that time, like Terrance Shaw, Jimmy Oliver, Bryan Still, Patrick Sapp, and Jermaine Fazande. And, to save the best for last, he told HC Mike Riley that he didn't want Tom Brady in 2000. That year, Beathard told Riley that they were thinking of drafting a late-round developmental QB. Mike gave him two names: Stanford QB Todd Husak and Brady (who Riley tried to recruit in 1995 when he was with USC). On draft day, Beathard asked him who he wanted. Riley said Brady. Beathard went to watch the film on him, and came back and told Mike that Tom wasn't good enough.
  4. BoB: Is he the worst GM ever?

    Grier's drafts were bad (CB Chris Canty over Tiki Barber in 97, Tebucky Jones over Donovin Darius or Alan Faneca in 98 Rd 1, Tony Simmons 98 Rd. 2, Katzenmoyer over Al Wilson or Patrick Kerney in 99), but he was the one who drafted Tom Brady, from what I understand.
  5. BoB: Is he the worst GM ever?

    Thomas was good at his other stops, but when he went to SF, he apparently lost his mind. His last year there, he attacked a reporter on a disco floor because he wrote something bad about him, and he thought that an assasin was going to get him (the day when Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone were assasinated). I think that was the last straw for DeBartolo. He hired Walsh, and the rest is history.
  6. Good. He has always been one of my favorite players.
  7. Shows that were cancelled too soon

    My So-Called Life Undeclared
  8. Strangest careers

    Byars was a star feature back at Ohio State in 1984 (he ran for 1,764 yards on 5.3 YPC), but he had a foot injury the next year (he was a favorite for the Heisman), and was never quite the same after that.
  9. Random Thoughts

    I love sports, but they have had me upset anyway. A lot of these leagues are fixed, and have been fixed for a quite a while (2018 LV Knights, anyone?). I also don't care about college sports anymore.
  10. Team Building the FUTURE is now!

    And to think, Elway wanted Rhodes in the draft seven years ago.
  11. For Elway, the Giant one would have made a big difference on his legacy for most of his career (and maybe still today. The SB wins helped, but some people rip on him for those losses). That was the most winnable of Denver's three 80's SB losses. The next two weren't nearly as winnable. They didn't match up nearly as well with the 87 Redskins and 89 49ers. The physical Redskins pushed them around on both sides of the ball, and they ran into a buzzsaw on the Bayou two years later.
  12. Biggest non-QB bust?

    Carter got hurt. He wasn't a bust. See someone like D.J. Dozier, the RB the Vikes took in 1987 in Round 1. Now there's a bust. He was really good in college, and didn't do anything in the NFL.
  13. My first 2020 Mock Draft

    I got the idea for that pick from this You Tube video (at 24:17): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkUP7dMx2Ok
  14. My first 2020 Mock Draft

    I know, but the Steelers will have more depth at OLB, which is something that they have lacked at times recently.
  15. Strangest careers

    Apparently, Clayton may have fell off after 2004 because there is too much to do in Tampa. Charlie Campbell of Walter Football just indicated this when talking about Sooner WR CeeDee Lamb: http://www.walterfootball.com/nflhotpress/article/Senior-Bowl-Rumors-Tuesday