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Splat
06-15-2007, 09:15 AM
Ten veterans whose production will continue to slide

by SI

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/bucky_brooks/06/12/players.on.decline/index.html

devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
06-15-2007, 09:26 AM
I agree with all except for Jamal Lewis and Shawn Springs. I think Lewis may have a bounce back year and could put up some nice numbers. The change of scenery and the possibilty of Brady Quinn starting at some point could lead to many carries and yards for Jamal.

ElectricEye
06-15-2007, 09:33 AM
I agree about most of those. Lewis MIGHT still have something left in the tank. A change of scenery could do him good.

Ravens1991
06-15-2007, 11:06 AM
I highly doubt Jamal has anything left in the tank to put up good #. Just from watching him I don't think he will be that great.

ks_perfection
06-15-2007, 11:31 AM
Lewis was so bad the last couple of years that he'd have to work very hard to be even worse.

skinzzfan25
06-15-2007, 01:18 PM
Springs can still play at a high level. He's a solidified number one corner, just injuries have caught up to him. When he's playing, and not injured hes easily a top 20 corner or better.

PalmerToCJ
06-15-2007, 01:21 PM
I highly doubt Jamal has anything left in the tank to put up good #. Just from watching him I don't think he will be that great.

Bingo. He's done, I was dissapointed when Baltimore dropped him because I knew whoever replaced him could only be better. He's lost that 2nd gear.

duckseason
06-15-2007, 01:27 PM
Springs can still play at a high level. He's a solidified number one corner, just injuries have caught up to him. When he's playing, and not injured hes easily a top 20 corner or better.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure his injury history is exactly why he was mentioned. It's a big reason why a lot of players begin to decline. Springs is not special. A lot of guys could still play at a high level if it weren't for nagging injuries and age.

TitleTown088
06-15-2007, 01:34 PM
KGB has not yet begun to defile himself.

TRJ997
06-15-2007, 02:00 PM
I agree about most of those. Lewis MIGHT still have something left in the tank. A change of scenery could do him good.

A change of scenery can be good . . . if you are leaving Cleveland. I look for Lewis to fall completely off the map this year.

BUSTKUNTLAWL
06-15-2007, 02:34 PM
Lewis was so bad the last couple of years that he'd have to work very hard to be even worse.

Agreed.

That's exactly what I thought when reading it.

Ravens1991
06-15-2007, 02:43 PM
Bingo. He's done, I was dissapointed when Baltimore dropped him because I knew whoever replaced him could only be better. He's lost that 2nd gear.

yea even thought he is 28ish and in his prime he has knees that are a lot older then he is.

HoopsDemon12
06-15-2007, 05:26 PM
KGB has not yet begun to defile himself.

well agree with that because personally i never thought he was that good... production was deceptive and cant play the run

HoopsDemon12
06-15-2007, 11:13 PM
Like i did it again.. dam i thought this was a thread that would have run longer haha

niel89
06-16-2007, 02:51 AM
have to agree on the Samari Rolle call. the worst part about him is he lost his confidence.

Phrost
06-16-2007, 04:53 AM
I was almost 100% positive that Derrick Brooks was gonna be on there.

Man_Of_Steel
06-16-2007, 11:16 AM
Pretty much agree with all of that list. Id of put John Lynch on there for sure.

Phrost
06-16-2007, 11:46 AM
Pretty much agree with all of that list. Id of put John Lynch on there for sure.

and Derrick Brooks?

Man_Of_Steel
06-16-2007, 11:53 AM
and Derrick Brooks?

When i think of declining i think really tailing off. Brooks is still a force, he even went to the pro bowl a season or two backa nd returned an int for a touchdown. I think Brooks still has some play in him.

Phrost
06-16-2007, 11:55 AM
When i think of declining i think really tailing off. Brooks is still a force, he even went to the pro bowl a season or two backa nd returned an int for a touchdown. I think Brooks still has some play in him.

Brooks is better than Ray Lewis.....yep I said it flame away.

stephenson86
06-16-2007, 11:56 AM
and Derrick Brooks?

derrick brooks is still a top tier LB

Man_Of_Steel
06-16-2007, 11:57 AM
That could be your last post, your gettin shot by Ray-Ray now.

HoopsDemon12
06-16-2007, 03:07 PM
Brooks is better than Ray Lewis.....yep I said it flame away.

i completly 100% agree with that... i think brooks still is a good linebacker... just not great anymore by anymeans

yodabear
06-16-2007, 03:15 PM
Everyone on the Seahawks could have been a posibility.

zoinks
06-16-2007, 03:55 PM
As much as it pains me to say this, I'd have to include Steve McNair on that list.

Phrost
06-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Yeah I meant career wise.

Phrost
06-16-2007, 09:21 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/darthjango1/C_8_gannon_241365_0517.jpg

Rich Gannon making a comeback in Tampa?

neko4
06-16-2007, 11:25 PM
Springs hass been hurt, and unless those injuries prove career threatening i dont think you can put him on there

DLS42
06-16-2007, 11:40 PM
Bryant Young needs to be #1 on this list.

Caddy
06-17-2007, 01:22 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/darthjango1/C_8_gannon_241365_0517.jpg

Rich Gannon making a comeback in Tampa?

Didn't that happen last year?

HoopsDemon12
06-17-2007, 01:23 AM
is gannon older than gruden?

Phrost
06-17-2007, 01:24 AM
Didn't that happen last year?

This year too. He is just here to help the younger QBs run the offense.

nobodyinparticular
06-17-2007, 01:28 AM
Randy Moss belongs on this list.

Phrost
06-17-2007, 01:42 AM
Randy Moss belongs on this list.

I expect a rejuvenated Moss in NE. This Moss hate in Oak will run deep for a while I think.

umphrey
06-17-2007, 02:07 PM
KGB is kind of a stupid name to put on this list, he's going to decline in production obviously because he only plays 3rd down now. He has to be a big reason why Kampman led the leagues in sacks last year though.

yourfavestoner
06-17-2007, 02:29 PM
As much as it pains me to say this, I'd have to include Steve McNair on that list.

It's not like McNair's decline just started. He should have been on this list three years ago.

BlindSite
06-17-2007, 11:53 PM
KGB is kind of a stupid name to put on this list, he's going to decline in production obviously because he only plays 3rd down now. He has to be a big reason why Kampman led the leagues in sacks last year though.

Good point, Kampman wouldn't be so good without KGB.

Hawk
06-18-2007, 12:48 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/darthjango1/C_8_gannon_241365_0517.jpg

Rich Gannon making a comeback in Tampa?

like they don't have enough qb's already

Phrost
06-18-2007, 12:54 AM
like they don't have enough qb's already

I just noticed Gruden is wearing short shorts.

Addict
06-18-2007, 01:21 AM
I expect a rejuvenated Moss in NE. This Moss hate in Oak will run deep for a while I think.

figures... Hey at least they got BMW now...superstar in the making LOL OMG I'm being SOOOO sarcastic

Phrost
06-18-2007, 01:24 AM
figures... Hey at least they got BMW now...superstar in the making LOL OMG I'm being SOOOO sarcastic

I almost missed the hidden text.

CW99
06-20-2007, 05:13 PM
Jamal Lewis isn't going to do much with the Browns he had a good oline with Baltimore and I just don't think the Browns Oline is as good as the Baltimore Oline

Smokey Joe
06-20-2007, 05:50 PM
SI actually put out something good for once.

Matthew Jones
06-20-2007, 05:52 PM
Tedy Bruschi's production has been dropping for a while, and Rodney Harrison can't stay healthy. :(

Shiver
06-20-2007, 06:37 PM
These players have already slowed down, way to go out on a limb SI...

BlindSite
06-20-2007, 08:07 PM
These players have already slowed down, way to go out on a limb SI...

Sports writing on the NFL really needs to be improved.