Welcome to PatsFans.com

OT: Keyshawn Johnson retires.

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Va_Pats_Fan, May 23, 2007.

  1. Va_Pats_Fan

    Va_Pats_Fan Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0 / -0

    #95 Jersey

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2879994'

    ...
  2. Boston Boxer

    Boston Boxer U.S. Air Force Retired PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,433
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +16 / 3 / -1

    #75 Jersey

    he is going to do very well at ESPN. He did a nice job at the draft.
  3. zippo59

    zippo59 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Hey Titans and Packers, I would rather retire than play for your teams.
  4. Born_a_Patriot

    Born_a_Patriot PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0

    I think he rather retire than not be looked at as the go to guy and that's OK, but he could be missing out on playing 2 or 3 more years.
  5. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,416
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

  6. zippo59

    zippo59 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    He wasn't the go to guy in Carolina because of Steve Smith, but that didn't seem to bother him. Had he gone to Tennessee or Green Bay I think he would have been at worst a number two receiver, which is what he was last year. I think it came down to money. He said he wasn't going to accept a one year rental deal for vet minimum, he wanted a good contract. Clearly a team wasn't willing to offer that, and I guess he thought it was better to just walk away than come down from his demands and have his pride hurt.
  7. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,085
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0

    #32 Jersey

    I was never a fan of Keyshawn, but it's too bad that he didn't really go out on his own terms. I know he was looking forward to playing with Dwayne Jarrett, another USC alum, with the Carolina Panthers for this upcoming season.
  8. Born_a_Patriot

    Born_a_Patriot PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0

    I agree. It seems like it is getting harder for the top players to go out on their own terms.
    When I heard that Joe was sent packing to KC I couldn't believe it. I thought if it could happen to him all bets are off.
  9. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    12,347
    Likes Received:
    28
    Ratings:
    +46 / 1 / -4

    He still could contribute to a needy team like the Titans. Don't be surprised if he "unretires", if he gets a big enough money offer. It depends on how desperate the Titans get.
  10. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    11,485
    Likes Received:
    246
    Ratings:
    +542 / 6 / -0

    I agree, he was a very pleasant surprise. He has the flashy style and ego of a Michael Irvin or Deion Sanders but seems to back it up with more intelligent commentary.
  11. scott99

    scott99 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,324
    Likes Received:
    36
    Ratings:
    +79 / 65 / -56

    #87 Jersey

    I agree 100% !! I was extremely pleasantly suprised at how much I enjoyed his commentary. A HUGE upgrade over Michael Ebonics Irvin. I couldn't stand that bum. I think he was a fine receiver, not a Hall of Famer, but he had a nice career. He is a nice pickup for ESPN, and makes watching ESPN on Sundays a little easier to take.
  12. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,500
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Sounds like somebody else we know.
  13. zippo59

    zippo59 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    PFT is saying Keyshawn wanted a two year deal worth 12 million bucks.
  14. jbb9s

    jbb9s Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    I give this guy some credit. I remember him saying about 5 yrs ago he only wanted retire after 10 yrs and a ring. The only part he left out was that it would end after being cut.
  15. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    20,550
    Likes Received:
    25
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=610061
  16. WhiZa

    WhiZa Rookie

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,043
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    He can't be much worse than Irvin.
  17. SeanBruschi54

    SeanBruschi54 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,476
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +19 / 0 / -1

    #24 Jersey

    Actually he presented himself very well. He was actually a highlight of the draft.
  18. captain stone

    captain stone Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,575
    Likes Received:
    47
    Ratings:
    +101 / 25 / -17

    No Jersey Selected

    Another egocentric, louthmouthed, disrespectful, a-hole diva WR joins the "media".

    Just goes to show, the squeaky wheel gets the most grease.

    I've now been given yet another reason not to watch any pregame or postgame shows, on any network. Thanks a lot.
  19. scott99

    scott99 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,324
    Likes Received:
    36
    Ratings:
    +79 / 65 / -56

    #87 Jersey

    Did you even WATCH the draft ? Keyshawn did an excellent job, interjected with some excellent insights. To even try to compare him to Michael Irvin and other a-hole diva ex-WR's in the media is just an indication of you don't know what you're talking about.
  20. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    11,485
    Likes Received:
    246
    Ratings:
    +542 / 6 / -0

    I'm with you. I couldn't care less if a guy has an ego a mile wide as long as he has something worthwhile to contribute. (A real diva is somebody you can't turn away from. Who ever decided not to listen to Maria Callas because she was a diva?)

    If Keyshawn can keep the personality and really throw himself into the analysis, he could be huge. Who else is there? John Madden was a rare combination of outsize personality and football acumen. Alas, he's becoming something of a parody of himself these days. Jimmy Johnson can fill the bill when he's inclined. But...Phil Simms has transformed himself into an impeccably professional sports journalist, but isn't a real personality. Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin are too wrapped up in their own fabulousness to realize they need something interesting to say. Steve Young can be insightful but utterly wooden. Bradshaw is content just going for laughs. Joe Theisman has been put out of his misery in the broadcast booth, while Dan Marino ought to be. Shannon Sharpe...well, enough said. A younger guy like Keyshawn could fill a huge void.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>