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OrangeAfroMan

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« on: July 05, 2018, 06:14:20 PM »
Positional diversity!!!!!!!
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Re: #36
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 06:36:06 PM »
Three two-time consensus all-American defenders (Spielman, Blades, Station), two of whom won the award for being best player at their position (Spielman, Blades).

Is the Cousineau supposed to be Tom Cousineau? He adds a fourth two-time all-American defender.

Tough call. When I picture a football player, I picture a linebacker. So I'm going with Spielman.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
No idea where Mark came from, lol.  Thanks.
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Re: #36
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 10:54:05 PM »
I remember an analyst who said Spielman's business card would simply say 'football player'.

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 09:48:31 AM »
I remember the 1988 NFL draft when the Browns passed on Spielman and selected Cliffard Charlton. When asked why the Browns passed on Spielman, HC Marty Schottenheimer stated that Spielman was too small to play in the NFL. After 4 pro bowl appearances and 3x NFL all pro's compared to Charlton that was cut after a couple of seasons, it was a microcosm of Schottenheimer's and the Brown's ability to spot talent in the draft. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 10:47:33 AM »
I remember the 1988 NFL draft when the Browns passed on Spielman and selected Cliffard Charlton. When asked why the Browns passed on Spielman, HC Marty Schottenheimer stated that Spielman was too small to play in the NFL. After 4 pro bowl appearances and 3x NFL all pro's compared to Charlton that was cut after a couple of seasons, it was a microcosm of Schottenheimer's and the Brown's ability to spot talent in the draft.
Eh, 2 of the guys above on the list played TOGETHER in the Lions defense in the 90s.  So it may not have mattered much

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 02:57:18 PM »
A #36 not on the list is Correll Buckhalter.  UNL fans, why wasn't he ever a feature back?  Never even had 150 carries in a season, but he played plenty.  

Buckhalter always makes me think of Dan Alexander, who just looked funny - a guy that wide running that fast.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
you'd have to talk to Fearless Frankie Solich

Loved the big guy Alexander, but I thought Buckhalter should have been the starter.  Much better NFL career, not that it's means Buck was the better NCAA back.

Perhaps if Alexander doesn't fumble stretching the ball for the endzone vs the Horns in Austin in 1999...................

in 99, for Afro:

Alexander averaged 6.5 on 134 attempts for 8 TDs with a long of 80 yards
Buckhalter ave. 6.0 on 111 att for 6 TDs with a long run of 57 yards

Solich was playing the percentages!

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 09:59:11 AM »
Eh, 2 of the guys above on the list played TOGETHER in the Lions defense in the 90s.  So it may not have mattered much
My point was that the Browns are notoriously bad at evaluating talent. Spielman was just an clear cut example that I remember that highlighted that fact. 

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 11:04:18 AM »
My point was that the Browns are notoriously bad at evaluating talent. Spielman was just an clear cut example that I remember that highlighted that fact.
Yeah, but my point was that the Lions loved him, and they are basically the Browns equal in the talent evaluation department.

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 09:38:07 AM »
Yeah, but my point was that the Lions loved him, and they are basically the Browns equal in the talent evaluation department.
Gotcha. However, I didn't think there was any other NFL team as inept in that department as the Browns appear to be. 

 

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