Originally Posted by SenorGato
There's great players and there's busts. Thats it. The great players do all the work and carry the other guys on their back. The other guys are busts.
if everyone was a bust, they'd all be playing as bad as... mandarich did... but then again, look at what mandarich did in his second NFL stint... he played unremarkable, but he was up to par with being an NFL lineman.
bust. yeah. sure. i'll grant you that, he never lived up to being anything great as dictated by his position in the draft, and he failed out of football the first time. that's a bust. the fact that he was able to return to football though shows some tenacity.
but, overall, if you're a bust, you won't make it into a starting lineup. if you were projected to make it to first team, and you don't, you're a bust. if you do and you're severely subpar, but only starting because you're better than the replacement player. and it's been a few years (normally 3-4 years)... with no sign of improvement. you're a bust.
that's why mandarich is called a bust. cedric benson is a bust. someone like Mike Mamula is a bust. by your logic. right now. edge is a bust. because he's not a 'great' player. and i think that's farther from the truth than could be.