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  1. njpatsfan

    njpatsfan Rookie

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    Stumbed across this link. It's over a month old, but still good. #1 had me crying.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5002168


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    "1. Houston Texans Offensive Line

    First, a little perspective on this unit. In Superman: The Movie, a teenage Clark Kent punted a football out of his high school stadium. If he played behind this line, it wouldn't matter how far he could kick the ball because he would lead the league in punts blocked. That's how inept this bunch has been since 2002 — just ask quarterback David Carr.

    In 2004, the Texans had the third-highest total payroll in the NFL ($97.5 million), and 19 percent of it was devoted to one of the worst offensive lines in football. Carr might have had more success stacking the $12 million between him and the defense and praying that the sight of free money would at least allow him to complete a five-step drop.

    After not being able to lure Orlando Pace away from the Rams, the Texans settled on former Saints left tackle, Victor Riley. Left guard Chester Pitts is a penalty machine who led the league with 21 penalties in 2003 and then was tied for second with 14 penalties in 2004. Steve McKinney, Zach Wiegert, and Todd Wade round out a bunch that has given up 33 sacks through six games this season.

    Domanick Davis, Vernand Morency, or even Clark Kent won't make much of a difference in the running game as long as there is no one to block for them."


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  2. CTPatsFan

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    Good to see a few of our friends made the list. I'd have thought Penny-Marshall would have been closer to the top.

    9. QB Chad Pennington, New York Jets
    2004 salary: $1.0M base, $18.0M signing bonus, $19.0M total, $5.0M cap value
    2005 base salary: $1.0M

    It's not Chad Pennington's fault that he's out for the season with a rotator cuff injury. The problem, however, is that he signed a seven-year, $67 million contract extension in September 2004, will count $15 million against the salary cap in 2006, and there are no guarantees he'll return to the form he displayed during the 2002 season when he finished first in DPAR among quarterbacks and led the Jets to the AFC East title.


    Pennington's uncertain future, coupled with the fact that his 2006 cap charge is more than Matt Damon makes per movie, is enough to qualify him for this list.

    3. K Mike Vanderjagt, Indianapolis Colts
    2004 salary: $535K base, $1.1M signing bonus, $1.6M total, $1.6M cap value
    2005 base salary: $1.8M

    It's hard to argue with the year Vanderjagt had in 2003. He was a perfect 39-for-39 on field-goal tries, including three game-winners. But 2003 was more of an anomaly than the norm when you consider he made 82 percent of his attempts the season before, and only 80 percent last season. And here's something else to keep in mind: Vanderjagt is listed on the depth chart as a "kicker," not just "field-goal specialist," which means that he should also be responsible for kickoffs. In 2003 he averaged 60.2 yards per kickoff, which ranked 23rd. In 2004, when he shared the duties, he was even worse, averaging 58.1 yards per kickoff, which dropped him to 43rd.

    For the $1.8 million the Colts are paying Vanderjagt this season, they could sign a kickoff specialist and a field-goal kicker, have some money left over to get Edgerrin James some new gold fronts, and also not worry about the "idiot kicker" upsetting the star quarterback.
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    Wow! TO not in the top 10? He not only represents what is wrong with today's players, he hasn't even played!
  4. pats-blue

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    The article is funny but doesn't include a lot of players since it is using 2004 figures. It doesn't include Michael Vick...come on! The guy is at the bottom of the NFC in every major catagory a QB is judged by and has one of the biggest contracts in the NFL. If your going to write an article you would think they would write about stuff that happened THIS season....they don't even write how Chad was hurt AGAIN which would easily move him up several notches...and TO.
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    #37 Jersey

    Ya


    and he made the probowl this year--which just goest to show what a joke the probowl voting really is!
  6. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

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    Ron Mexico is the most overrated player I have ever seen. What exactly does he do that is so great? I know it isn't playing as a quarterback.

    How much are they paying him to scramble? An ungodly amount.

    Arthur Blank might be a savvy businessman...but his football intelligence is also blank. Trade the std machine...Homer depot.

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