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Postby TheHeat24 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:55 pm

I agree with mel for the most part however I completely disagree with his "A" grade for cinci...
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Postby Flux » Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:51 am

Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:No coincidence coming from a Bengals fan. Ratliff is decent and a nice playmaker, but he won't be able to handle most NFL WRs with his inferior size. They should have snatched up Gamble when they had the chance.


Gamble really is no great talent and would take a lot of work to groom and teach.

I thought this pick wasn't so great when i heard it, but after reading about Ratliff, he is a perfect fit for Marvin Lewis and the bengals. He works his tail off, stays after and gets extra tape watching in, and lets not forget he had 9 interceptions last year and i think was the SEC defensive player of the year...not too shabby.
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Bernie?

Postby DraftDodger » Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:33 am

This was good for a laugh:

>>> Philip Rivers is a cerebral quarterback, though, who could have a Bernie Kosar-type career. <<<

Bernie Kosar was often used as the best example of an 'average NFL quarterback'. He certainly had his strengths, but who in their right mind would draft someone in the hopes that they'd become an 'average' QB? Basically you want either the guy with star written all over him, or you want some late rounder with lots of potential (unless you completely get away from the 'star' mentality and just try to build a solid team with lots of depth, like the Patriots).
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Re: Bernie?

Postby DUKE » Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:57 am

DraftDodger wrote:This was good for a laugh:

>>> Philip Rivers is a cerebral quarterback, though, who could have a Bernie Kosar-type career. <<<

Bernie Kosar was often used as the best example of an 'average NFL quarterback'. He certainly had his strengths, but who in their right mind would draft someone in the hopes that they'd become an 'average' QB? Basically you want either the guy with star written all over him, or you want some late rounder with lots of potential (unless you completely get away from the 'star' mentality and just try to build a solid team with lots of depth, like the Patriots).

whoa! where in the hell have you been DD :-D Good to see you in here pimping your Pats again ;-D

About Ratliff, I was suprised when they made the pick too, but after reading up on him, I'm feeling very good about the pick. The 40 times are overrated anyway (Emmitt Smith's 4.7 40 time that dropped him way below Blair Thomas in the draft comes to mind) I trust that Marvin and staff knows more than we do. Cheesehead, no disrespect, but I trust he knows more than you too ;-D It's all good; we'll see how to truly grade these drafts when the players get some action on the field.
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Re: Bernie?

Postby slowkidz » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:15 am

DUKE wrote:whoa! where in the hell have you been DD :-D Good to see you in here pimping your Pats again ;-D


not to hijack the thread...but...WB DD!! Always a pleasure to read your thoughts/comments!! ;-D ;-D

DUKE wrote:we'll see how to truly grade these drafts when the players get some action on the field.


that's exactly it Dukey!! altho I'll still say cincy did a pretty lousy job drafting...hehehe ;-)
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Re: Bernie?

Postby DUKE » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:24 am

Slowkidz wrote:that's exactly it Dukey!! altho I'll still say cincy did a pretty lousy job drafting...hehehe ;-)


wouldn't have expected anything less :-D ....and i hope your boy KW2 holds out on your #sses. Get your bag ready. B-)
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Re: Bernie?

Postby slowkidz » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:29 am

DUKE wrote:
Slowkidz wrote:that's exactly it Dukey!! altho I'll still say cincy did a pretty lousy job drafting...hehehe ;-)


wouldn't have expected anything less :-D ....and i hope your boy KW2 holds out on your #sses. Get your bag ready. B-)


i find it pretty funny that it's alot of the Cincy and Pittsburgh fans so far "hoping" for a hold out...lol :-b
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Re: Bernie?

Postby Lushcrush » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:30 am

DUKE wrote:
Slowkidz wrote:that's exactly it Dukey!! altho I'll still say cincy did a pretty lousy job drafting...hehehe ;-)


wouldn't have expected anything less :-D ....and i hope your boy KW2 holds out on your #sses. Get your bag ready. B-)

Laughing at Duke ... Will Cleveland fans wear KW2 holdout bags? ;-D
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