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Postby Wesley Walker » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:07 pm

Could someone define the term "upsde." As used in the sentence, "Josh McCown is a risky QB with a tremendous upside."

Is this a synonym to "potential?" Isn't there a better word for "upside?" Or does it's definition require several words, making it more concise to use the term "upside?"
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Postby Football Newbie » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:08 pm

upside- When drafted vs potential reward. Mccown has great upside because he can be drafted late and COULD put up huge numbers. LT does not have tremedous upside though because he is a top 3 pick, and you will not get better results then that.
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Postby Wesley Walker » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:13 pm

So I should read "upside" as "upward mobility" or "good draft value?"
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Postby Football Newbie » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:18 pm

Yep. Its about whether you want to draft Bruce and expect solid, unspectacular numbers, or draft McCariens 2 rounds later and gamble on his "upside".
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Postby BGbootha » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:37 pm

very well stated!!!! ;-D
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Postby The Great Gambini » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:56 pm

Agreeing with the Newb. To me, it means breakout potential. You have two choices: go with the safe pick, or go "Boom or Bust". I like the Bruce/McCariens analogy, it's a good example.
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Postby Kensat30 » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:58 pm

I look at upside as where a player can potentially finish the season.

For example Kevan Barlow has tremendous upside simply because he is going to see a lot of touches (350+ IMO). Whereas a Curtis Martin has a much lower upside because he is going to be losing carries to Lamont Jordan in the redzone. Barlow has a chance at being the #1 FF RB this season, whereas Curtis Martin does not.

Curtis Martin could very well outperform Barlow this year. Upside does not necessarily equate to performance, but it is a strong indication of where a player will finish. Unless of course you are talking about later round picks, where upside is the only thing they have going for them.
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Postby CC » Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:01 pm

Upside is a buzz-word used to justify risky draft picks. :-b
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Postby Vanter » Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:03 pm

Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:Upside is a buzz-word used to justify risky draft picks. :-b


LMAO - Well stated!
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Postby BlitzBoyz » Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:41 pm

Barlow has a chance at being the #1 FF RB this season


Ummm yeah. I have a chance at sleeping with Jennifer Lopez too... but I'm not counting on that either.
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