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Are Carter, Lee, and Murray busts?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CyberB0b, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    I get the point of the thread - the title is provocative, but the underlying point is a fair one: how much time can a player miss with injury before we consider them an unproductive use of resources and roster spots? Put into context, NaVorro Bowman and Daryl Washington both played nearly as much this season alone as Sean Lee has in his career. Arian Foster played about as many snaps this season as Demarco has over his career.

    Totally different from picking bad players, so I get why people are rolling their eyes at the "bust" notion, but stop pretending like you didn't get what the OP was saying.
  2. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    A serious question......do you know what bust means?
  3. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    There is a reason a lot of these guys slipped by a lot of teams.

    You can't help the team if you aren't on the field.

    But like many have said, when healthy - they all have pro bowl potential.
  4. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    LUVDABOYS Member

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    Improve the Big boys up front (ecsp. the NT) and you'll see less injuries to our inside LBers.
  6. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I have a feeling I have a lot more people on my side almost a year later.
  7. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Carter's the player who's stock has clearly slid. I don't know whether he just played beyond his ability for half a season last year, or if the switch in scheme screwed with his development, but he seemed like a half-interested, half-able player this season.

    I'd argue Murray's stock is about as high as it's ever been right now (still wouldn't resign him, or almost any running back in today's league). He's injury prone, but he's good when he's out there.

    I thought the money Lee got this summer was fair, but was stunned we signed him before seeing him play a full season. He's our best defensive player but is Mr. Glass. I don't equate an injury-prone, but All-Pro level player with "bust," unless the guy just flat out never sees the field/court like a Greg Oden. Lee at least plays enough to be recognized as one of the best middle linebackers in the game.

    The problem is, on this 7-7 team who really is indispensable? Is Romo living up to his contract after today's game? Ware? Austin? Ratliff (hehe)? Spencer? Claiborne? Carr? The list goes on.

    Doug Free might be our best bang for the buck at this rate, amazingly.
  8. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    Get some proper coaching in here and we'll see what these guys are capable of. Lee is great, but injured. Murray averaged 7 ypc this game. Not his fault they aren't giving him the ball. Carter, I don't know what's up with him, but he showed a lot of potential under Ryan.
  9. The Realist

    The Realist Well-Known Member

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    No, but Claiborne is.
  10. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say Murray is a bust. Even with his injuries, his overall production has been decent for a 3rd round pick.

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