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Why are young players called busts so quickly now?
I think the inflated rookie wages has a lot to do with it. The coaching staff can't really defend not playing a guy who's earning a lot more than the other guys, especially since he was drafted high to replace them. Also, the fans want to see them play. We pay for their salary in the end, and we want to see our money in action. So there's basically no way a coach can defend not playing a high draft pick. My guess is, that when rookie salaries get down to a decent level coaches will bench them and have them learn from the vets.
Originally posted by ElectricEye
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Because players are picked to be good now or at least within their first 2-3 years not 7 years down the road with a different team.
I think it's this factor mixed with the early success of other top rookies. People that follow the draft tend to predict how good a rookie does based on their predictions throughout the first couple of years. There are plenty of rookies that will make impacts 4-5 years down the road rather than 2 years. Carson Palmer was called a bust after his 2nd year (1st year on the bench) and look how he has turned out.
On the Vernon Gholston case, he's a bust. He was way overrated while he was at Ohio State. He may have had biceps as big as my head (literally, he does, I sat next to him when I first moved to Columbus at the Eddie George Grill). But his technique was sloppy and he should have only been a 4-3 DE to begin with. Who knows, maybe Gholston will flourish as a 4-3 DE someday, but for now, he's a bust.
Exactly. If a player doesn't become a star immediately then bust talk is gonna mount really quickly. Vernon Davis was limited because of of QB play, how he was used and he was developing still. Then in his 4th year he blows up and people act like he was always going to be that good, when previously people were saying "bust" under their breath.
I remember when people were saying that Aaron Rodgers was a bust. He didn't have a real chance to play but people still called him a bust and said " I guess we see why he fell in the draft now." Its ridiculous.
Originally posted by Scott Wright
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Mainly because there's a different between not playing well, and just not playing at all. If the coaches don't think your ready to even see the field at all, then your probably no where close to being a good player.
It could have something to do with the increased exposure that the draft gets every year. People fall in love with the future so much sometimes that they really hold the past in contempt. Every year some guy is supposed to be "the best to come out in a long time," and to do that some people who didn't immediately shine are looked down upon to boost the stock of new guys. They want that new guy so bad that they are ready to give up on that old guy who disappointed them.
Young guys having success early is also a factor. When Peterson and CJ come out to great success early on, some others drafted high are expected to have early success too.
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