Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I think JJ will BUST. I think he will be replaced as the starting RB by week 6 at the latest. Why do people assume a rookie RB, who most scouts had pegged as a marginal NFL player at best, succeed in DAL? Just because of Parcells?
Because scouts are wrong ALL the time. ALL the time. Teams draft the wrong guy ALL the time. Go look at a draft from 1999 and see where those players are now. You've got some outright studs, you've got some busts and you've got some decent players. Many of them perform differently than their scouting report. I'll take the judgement over the handful of proven coaches I trust than the cookie cutter evaluations scouts make every year.
If KJ is such a rare talent that you claim, why did 29 other teams pass on him? Namely Cincinatti, St. Louis, NYJ, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. No team thought there was a LaDainian Tomlinson type RB in the draft so it will take a season to see who was worth who. For what it's worth I trust Mariucci close to what I trust Parcells as far as talent evaluation, I just don't see any reasonable competition for JJ in Dallas yet.