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10 NFL Players on the Hot Seat (LT)

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Deb, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Deb

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    10.Reggie Bush, running back, New Orleans Saints

    Once hailed as the most electrifying prospect to come down the pike in years, the former USC Heisman Trophy winner sits at 22nd on Fox Fantasy magazine's list of running backs to draft. In two years as a pro, Bush has averaged a modest 3.7 yards per carry with his longest run from scrimmage listed as 22 yards. Legendary teammate Pierre Thomas averaged 4.8 in spot duty last season and mixed in a 24-yard scamper in only 52 rushing attempts. Oh, that's right — Reggie was being used as a decoy.

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    9. Matt Leinart, quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

    Thanks to a hot tub party and the versatility of cell phone cameras, we've almost forgotten how poorly the former USC Heisman Trophy winner performed in the five games before his injury last season. To be fair, Leinart's rumored body-fat percentage — a speculative call made during a sighting at a local gym last year — was nowhere near as high as his quarterback rating (61.9). If Leinart has twice as many picks as touchdown throws again this season, Arizona fans will be treated to another home stretch of watching Kurt Warner drop the football in the red zone.

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    8. Matt Ryan, quarterback, Atlanta Falcons

    Even the commissioner isn't happy with this rookie's contract ($72 million over six years with $34.75 million guaranteed). So with money and circumstance pushing Ryan into duty before he may be ready, the kid from Boston College has no top-flight receivers to find downfield and a career back-up stepping in at running back. The offensive line, which gave up 47 sacks last season, may not be much help either. Matt might find the going easier if he avoids spending some of that loot on a puppy.

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    7. Donovan McNabb, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles

    In a town whose fans would ask Santa Claus, 'What have you done for us lately?' the guy suiting up at quarterback never feels comfortable sitting down in Philly. With understudy Kevin Kolb learning more of the playbook every day, the pressure on McNabb will intensify. But he could keep Philly happy by handing the ball to Brian Westbrook and flipping it to rookie DeSean Jackson. Here's some good news: the offensive line returns intact. Here's some bad news: Eagles quarterbacks were sacked 49 times last season.

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    6. Jake Long, offensive tackle, Miami Dolphins

    His chair has been rendered blisteringly hot by a contract ($57 million with $30 million guaranteed) that makes the rookie from Michigan the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Hey, his supporters can blame inflation for Jake having a much larger bank account than Anthony Munoz — sort of like the listed value of contemporary, top-grossing movies being assisted by the escalating price of tickets. Anyway, Long could be worth every penny if he's able to protect quarterbacks who aren't exactly pocket savvy and lack elite, coverage-beating receivers. But the team president should be easy to please, right?

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    5. Matt Forte, running back, Chicago Bears

    I know what you're thinking, but Rex Grossman's seat burned to the ground more than a year ago. Forte, a rookie second-round pick from Tulane, finds himself as the lead back in an offense that returns only four players who scored more touchdowns last season than middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. With a mediocre offensive line, Grossman and Kyle Orton in a battle for the QB spot, and Marty Booker vying with return superstar Devin Hester for the nod as go-to wide receiver, Forte should feel quite cozy with a bull's-eye on his back.

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    4. LaDainian Tomlinson, running back, San Diego Chargers

    Yeah, I've lost my mind, but did find someone else's. I'm pretty sure this borrowed mind belongs to a Chargers' fans embittered by L.T.'s decision to sulk on the sideline while his team lost a playoff game to the hated New England Patriots. Tomlinson's Q-rating wasn't helped by teammate Philip Rivers who, when L.T. and his knee surrendered after two carries, continued pitching with his own problematic knee. So even though Tomlinson, who now works without Michael Turner, probably will live up to his billing as top fantasy buy in the NFL, his good name may not be restored until he runs for 200 yards during a playoff showdown on one leg.

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    3. Chad Johnson, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

    Despite catching 93 passes for a career-high 1,440 yards and eight touchdowns last season, Ocho Cinco made the list because of his performance off the field. By the way, he also recently had surgery, but the procedure corrected a bum ankle instead of a busy mouth. Since the Bengals checked in at 7-9 last season, Johnson has been reminding the planet that he'd prefer working for another franchise. Chad, who showed up for mini-camp, will be scrutinized for locker-room-disruption potential if he's not traded and expected to lead his team to the Super Bowl if he is. Admittedly, the guy is quite a dancer.

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    2. Roy Williams, safety, Dallas Cowboys

    On a roster that includes lover boy quarterback Tony Romo, egomaniacal receiver Terrell Owens and champagne-room-hot-seat visitor Adam Jones, Roy's rise to this occasion is extraordinary. But Cowboys fans (not to mention the X-and-O experts of TV) no longer think it's cute that Roy occasionally crushes a running back at the cost of providing horrible pass coverage. His remedy for this rise of critical caterwauling was losing weight in an effort to become speedier. If that doesn't work, Williams can always head back to Burger King and look for work as a linebacker.

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    1. Aaron Rodgers, quarterback, Green Bay Packers

    Unless Brett Favre decides to do some scratching before late August, this guy shouldn't bother sitting down. While Brett continues to sit in Mississippi, his former understudy from Cal will remain under bitter scrutiny unless he's able to lead the Pack to victory in every game — and that's just maybe. Unfortunately, this year's schedule is no hayride. And even if Favre, whose $12 million price tag would require restructuring or the firing of current players, goes elsewhere (the moon?), Rodgers will be second in QB popularity...behind rookie Brian Brohm.

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  2. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

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    Who ever wrote that can go **** themselves, LT is the ****ing man and doesnt need to prove anything to anyone
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I've been one of LT's detractors in the off-season and even I don't think he's on the 'hot seat'
     
  4. Lancer 1

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    Concur!

    LT's heart & toughness have never been in question before, and anyone with even a fraction of a clue knows that if he could've gone against New England in the most important game of his career to that point, he would have!

    Philip Rivers displayed incredible guts playing in that game but to be fair, a QB is not expected to make the sharp & sudden cuts that a RB is, and if Philip were a RB he would not have played either. If LT were a QB and simply had to drop straight back and maybe move laterally a step or two every now & then, he may have given it a go like Rivers did.
     
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    Yeah, I noticed that. Punk.
     
  6. in_a_days

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    How can a couple rookies and QBs that have never started a single game be on the hot seat? :icon_huh:

    Like if Jake Long doesn't have a pro bowl year they're going to cut him...... riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
     
  7. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Oh no you didant! :lol:
     
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    bite me :trout:
     
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    A fish-slap?

    Is that the best that you can do? Sissy man?
     
  10. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

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    btw where is tarvaris jackson??

    He is the ONLY thing that could stop the vikings from going to the super bowl
     
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    SDBOUND = :conc::conc:

    better?
     
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    Lancer 1 Concerned Bolt Fan

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    Him, and probably DALLAS!
     
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    That has derwin's pussification scale written all over it.
     
  14. BFISA

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    Originally Posted by PostAnteaterCharger
    and I'll be honest i have lost some respect for LT

    Bullshit.
     
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    Could'nta said it any better.
     
  16. Boltdiehard

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    Fuk all the pom-poms and bullchiat regular season glory. It wasn't just the NE game that pissed me off; how many times did LT look like he was gonna cry after a loss to the media last year. He's a great player but he is not a leader of men. Rivers is. If you don't like it FU his pouting act got real old quick after the loss to NE in the playoffs the year before.

    Reg season records mean dik at this point and LT better be ready to rock out with the cok out this postseason. :yes:

    Hardware or nothing. It's time.

    Now I'm sure all the internet intellectuals and LT sack suckers will chime-in but the diehards that are tired of 2nd place will understand.

    This is our year. Shut the fuk up LT. Our time is now. :yes: :bolt:
     
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    Guess your's is the only opinion that counts. Pretty colorful dialogue, BTW,
     
  18. Boltdiehard

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    Nah it's just my opinion- that's all. I'm sure I'll be overwhelmed with posts like this but you know BFISA it don't matter and there are plenty that feel the way I do they just wanna tow the line.

    Thanks for the colorful commentary shot though- that makes more sense about what many have said but I refused to accept about you.

    There is merit to what I said and I don't give a fuk what anybody thinks. :no:

    Never have never will. You fukers just aren't ready for the bling. You're not. :no:

    :bolt:
     
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    I know what the Pats did on our field in 06 was fuked up. Instead of talking **** through the media for six months LT had TWO chances to kick their asses in 07 and nothing happened.

    I love the guy- fuk yeah I do but don't think he's above criticism. :no:

    It's ALL bout the ring for the next 2-3 years and this team is built for the postseason now (thank you AJ). :yes:
     
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    How about you go fuk yourself:icon_shrug:



    LT carried this team through thick and thin, and I can guarantee that he wants a Superbowl more than you could ever comprehend.
     
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    Fuk it bring it motherfukers.

    You can't handle different opinions.

    And you definitely aren't ready for 08. :no:

    Thank gawd for our defense in 08. :yes: :bolt:
     
  22. Boltdiehard

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    I actually fuk myself daily one way or another. :yes: :icon_rofl: :bolt:
     
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    HOW THE HELL DID THIS GUY GET A JOB WITH ESPN?!!!! :icon_shrug:


    IMO, the #1 player on the hot seat would be McNabb.

    If Johnson continues to be a buffoon this season, him too.

    Bush has proven not to be a stella RB but he doesn't suck either. Unless the Saints get a #1 for him, he'll be back.

    LT... Unless Hester breaks the current record and we get three #1's and #2... No disrespect towards Hester but it won't happen.
    LT WILL RETIRE A CHARGER!!!! I'D BET MONEY ON IT!!!
     
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    Does a torn MCL count for anything anymore?
     
  25. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    I want anyone who says a fukin word about LT "sitting out" or "pouting" during the NE game to watch this video and ask themselves how in the hell is he supposed to make those cuts on a bum knee?

    He is a slashing running back who could neither SLASH nor RUN. Having Turner take over was the best option for the TEAM at that moment. People who question his heart or desire need to stop pointing fingers and looking for a scapegoat and take a look in the mirror. NE was better than us that Sunday, PERIOD.
     
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