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Wm. Rhoden: Vick is a pioneer. A player without modern day peer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Rhoden must be a drunk, senile old fool.

    This isn't another Vick thread, but how far down his throat does Rhoden have to take every black athlete and how drunk is he when he writes these columns?

    Vicks' easiest peer to acknowledge in the current game is Steve McNair, and Vick isn't half as good a QB as McNair. Hey Rhoden, care to drag up some of your prior columns about Randall Cunningham or Kordell Stewart. Or Doug Williams or Donovan McNabb or James Harris.
    Revolutionary? Pioneer? I remember when Fran Tarkenton started scrambling in the late 60's and early 70's, oft times for his life with the Giants. That was a revolutionary player. Vick is merely the latest running QB. Elway ran & Young ran but they were smart enough to understand that a quaterback passes the ball further than he can run it. But Rhoden completely ignores the last 20 years of NFL history to drag up a true pioneer, who started his NFL career over 55 years ago. To remind everyone that the world our grandparents raised our parents in wasn't perfect.
    Newsflash for Rhoden, others sell the same lessons, but sell it in signficantly better prose.

    BTW Vick has played in 69 NFL games, Eli 36. So in NFL years, Vick is in the prime of his career.
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    vick is in his sixth season. eli is in his third.

    i don't believe they should be linked on the same "young qb curve."

    vick "ahead of his time?" meaning what? he's great but the coaches don't know what to do with him? when is it just going to be VICK'S fault for maturing in baby steps?
  3. Vick is not a pioneer. He's a throwback to the 1930s and 1940s days of the wing-T and other odd formations where the quarterback was also the team's best runner. That style was phased out for a reason. You can't play quarterback in this league and be an inaccurate thrower. You just can't succeed that way.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not only are you sexist, you're a racist as well :eek: ::) ;)
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Bill's agenda leads him to explore some very tight corners.

    His problem . . . and the Times'.
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    lol. i'm sure a certain someone will throw that one out there, too.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    So it's Eli's fault that Michael Vick doesn't have a father figure to call?
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Call Bobby Douglass.
  9. The Michael Vick Backlash is going to lead some people into some very smelly places.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    ...and readers
  11. I love and respect Bill.

    Randall Cunningham and Steve Young.

    Vick is certainly blazing, but it's not a new trail. Vick can call me and I'll be more than happy to tell him what to do. Put the Playstation controller down, get in the film room and on the practice field and tune out the groupies who will excuse your every error by insinuating racism.

    If Vick takes those steps, he could develop into Cunningham or maybe even Steve Young.
  12. Cue the canned applause...
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