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Old 08-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Do you consider Joseph Addai a bust?

On one hand he did have a few 1000 yard seasons....but after that he was either ineffective or injured and now can't find a job at 30 years old.

We drafted him near the end of the 1st round.

Do you consider him a bust?
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do you consider Joseph Addai a bust?

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On one hand he did have a few 1000 yard seasons....but after that he was either ineffective or injured and now can't find a job at 30 years old.

We drafted him near the end of the 1st round.

Do you consider him a bust?

I dont recall any high expectations from him coming out of college nor being drafted. Was there any high hopes for him? To me he always looked like a solid RB nothing special talent wise. Never imagined he'd be among the best RBs or anything. I guess it depends how you define bust?

I dont consider him a bust.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do you consider Joseph Addai a bust?

borderline bust yeah, it's close...

If he was a top-10 pick then with question yes but was selected 30th overall though which makes it not so bad.

Colts I am sure would not draft him again if they could take it back, but at least they got solid production from him for 2 years.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: Do you consider Joseph Addai a bust?

That RB class was pretty weak in hindsight. Sure they missed out on MJD but so did pretty much everyone with where he was drafted. They needed a RB and he was productive enough to justify it imo.

He had 143 total yards and a TD in the 2006 Super Bowl and had probably his best season that year. That alone makes it worth the pick.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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So Mendenhall was worth his 1st round selection, 23rd overall then....right?
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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So Mendenhall was worth his 1st round selection, 23rd overall then....right?

Yep. I've never had a problem with that selection. He was a productive player for 3 years and helped us win a Super Bowl. I'm totally fine with that. Any late first rounder that is an important part of a Super Bowl run makes the selection worth it imo.

It's not like Addai or Mendy were anticipated to have HOF careers. Categorizing someone as a bust has a lot to expectations as well.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
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He was absolutely not a bust. Addai was a good player for the Colts and helped them win a Super Bowl. Anyone who labels him a bust does not know the definition of the term. Anthony Gonzalez was a bust.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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Default Re: Do you consider Joseph Addai a bust?

Yea. Wasn't a huge bust or anything but a RB selected in the first better deliver.

Same probably goes for Brown as well.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #9
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Nope, he went 30th overall. He had a couple decent seasons but seemingly fell off rather quickly. How good he actually was, I'm not sure. Playing with Peyton Manning can make alot of players look much better than they really are.
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Nope, he went 30th overall. He had a couple decent seasons but seemingly fell off rather quickly. How good he actually was, I'm not sure. Playing with Peyton Manning can make alot of players look much better than they really are.

Actually, I think playing with Manning hurt his development as the Colts were a pass first team built around Manning. Notice how great QB's rarely have solid running games.
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Actually, I think playing with Manning hurt his development as the Colts were a pass first team built around Manning. Notice how great QB's rarely have solid running games.

Thats true, many great QB's don't have a running game due to not having a solid back, or the team not running the ball much. But I can't agree with Manning hurting Addai's devlopement. Even with more carries, I couldn't see Addai becoming anything more than a decent RB. Decent, but not elite.

And I suppose it does depend on the back anyway. Edgerrin James was able to be very productive with the Colts and Manning. As a Cardinal he never averaged 4 per carry. Granted, he was a little older, but he was coming off of a 1500 yard season with the Colts the year before.
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Actually, I think playing with Manning hurt his development as the Colts were a pass first team built around Manning. Notice how great QB's rarely have solid running games.
there are plenty of examples of great QBs paired with great RBs...Brady and Rodgers not having an elite runner with them is just a coincidence

Montana - Craig
Staubach - Dorsett
Young - Watters
Aikman - Smith
Elway - Davis
Warner - Faulk
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