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Stanford Routt anyone?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by matilack, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. HollywoodLeo
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    HollywoodLeo Trevor Phillips Enterprises

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    Not being able to excel at the elite top of your field doesn't mean you have absolutely no ability to play the field.

    I always laugh when any fan tries to tell me with a straight face that anybody who's made it to the professional league of their sport can't play the game at all.

    Even Ryan Leaf had football instincts.
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    AJ pulls the pin on this pickup and forget about Routed, Rooted or however you wish to spell and pronounce it ......

    Bottom line ...........................we'll be more Farg'd than we are now, the guy's game is :poop:, plain and simple.

    My God, we must be desperate for some fans to even consider picking up such a piss-poor player.
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    So did Matt Whiffy Wilhelm ..................... whats your point ?

    I think the definition of the word "earned" is in question here, would you agree to that at least ?
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    Yep. Matty Whiffy Wilhelm had football instincts as well.

    I don't see a contradiction here.

    If you're good enough to make it to the NFL you have some amount of football instincts or else you wouldn't be playing at that elite level.

    If you were good enough at that elite level that somebody decided you were worth another contract you definitely have some amount of instinct for the game.

    Just because Wilhelm wasn't good enough to excel at the absolute most elite level of his profession doesn't mean he doesn't have any ability to play the game very well. It just means he wasn't good enough to be a reliable starter at such an elite level.

    Line up 2 53 man rosters of college backups/role players/starters who never made it to the NFL, Practice Squad fodder, and high school stars and Matt Wilhelm and I guarantee Wilhelm looks like an All Pro and tears **** up.

    Hell, Wilhelm stood out enough in Ohio State's defense that he was drafted. So don't tell me the guy doesn't have football instincts just because he ultimately failed at his profession's elite level.
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    I see where you're coming from, but the question isn't whether or not he has football instincts, the question is whether or not he can improve our secondary. My understanding is that he's always been a number 2 CB, and then not exactly the best one. Is that actually an upgrade over Toast 1 and Toast 2, I don't know.
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    Well, that's the question of the overall topic, but that particular portion of the conversation spawned from this.

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    River's can't play football either, just ask any of the several experts on this and other Bolt boards if you don't believe me.
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