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Who is/was your favorite good player on really bad teams?

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Bucklion, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Started one of these in the basketball area too.

    I have a tie: Steve Bartkowski, Falcons, and Tommy Kramer, Vikings.
  2. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Doug williams with Tampa, for that matter anyone who was decent for tampa you had to feel sorry for.
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    GL: Yeah, I'd add James Wilder to that mix. Was there a less appreciated back that gained 1400 yards a season?
  4. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Barry Sanders, hands down. Talk about a class player who stuck it out for a sorry-ass franchise for his entire career. I was fortunate enough to watch him play at the Silverdome once. Man, that guy was quick.
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  5. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Gaylord Perry.
    Those were some lean years for the Tribe and yet Perry made it very interesting. Especially when they played the Yankees and Billy Martin would be out at least once every game to have the Umps check Perry for a substance.
    Perry was outstanding and although later admitted to throwing the spitter, Martin was never able to bust him with anything.
  6. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    Archie Manning, hands down.

    This guy is watching his sons making mega-millions and the sad thing is that neither one of them could have carried the old man's "Jock."

    Withn any type of decent talent around him, Manning would have been the equal to, if not better than, Unitas, Montana, Graham, etc. etc.
  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I've got to agree with FC on Barry Sanders. He's a weird bird, but was a phenom while it lasted.
  8. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Sanders is also a good choice. I'm going to Canton for his induction, which, considering the team he played on, is a testament to his career.
  9. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Amen to that. As a kid, he was my favorite player, and I think in today's NFL he would have been able to get out of NO and on to a decent team.

    Another guy who labored away on a sorry team for too many years was Walter Payton. How do you NOT give him the ball for a score when he finally got to the Super Bowl, but give it to fat ass "Fridge" Perry??? Complete travesty.
  10. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Cecil Fielder
  11. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Michael Vick.
  12. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Earl Campbell, I don't know if you can classify the Houston Oilers as REALLY bad, but for the most part they were poor/weak. Earl was a Man amoungst Boys even in the NFL.
  13. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    That's the truth. At least until this draft, he was the only upper-tier talent on the squad.
  14. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    I was thinking this exact thought throughout that Superbowl.

    Billy Simms used to rock every Thanksgiving, not just like, but almost as successfully as Barry S.
  15. Everybody who played alongside Bellisari from 1999-2001

    What a waste of talent.

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