Get HuskerMax™ on your iPhone. Click here for details. Get tickets for all home and away games here.
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 76 to 90 of 90

Thread: Fonzo's sad slide

  1. #76
    Husker Fan

    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Posts
    40,474
    Quote Originally Posted by HskrTom View Post
    please leave your avatar behind
    +1

  2. #77
    Intellectual Patriot
    Squatchsker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
    Posts
    15,608
    I was wrong. There, that should appease you for a year or two. Congrats AD. Go make some good history young man.
    Life Lesson: DO NOT LET THE MAN KEEP YOU DOWN! http://forum.huskermax.com/vbbs/show...er-King-Jr-Day
    "Yeah, saw that only Larry, Moe, and Curly had chimed-in before the thread was locked. C'est la vie when the cumulative IQ of those 3 shxxxeads is something less than 200, with Squatch nailing down 3rd place. Almost not worth the keystroke time expended reporting those twits, however..."

    I love fan mail.

  3. #78
    Gunga galunga. Gunga....
    jikastew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Georgia and Nebraska
    Posts
    9,692
    Why does everyone here believe getting drafted in the 7th round is better than being a free agent? That's exactly the opposite I've heard for years.
    Nebraska fans, this is called someone in your conference having your back…welcome to the Big Ten. - HawkeyeNation

  4. #79
    Guest
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Valencia, CA
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by SWVAHusker View Post
    If he goes it'll probably be in round 7 when the majority of the guys picked don't make NFL teams. At this point Dennard is a huge, huge value pick out there for somebody. I doubt he gets sentenced to jail time.
    Dennard got picked up by Pats in the 7th round (quite a tumble indeed).

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-e...lfonzo-dennard

    Bill Belichick is no-nonsense guy. I agree that Dennard is a huge value pick in the 7th round, but if he screws up in any way, the Pats will cut him loose immediately.

  5. #80
    Husker Fan

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    45,636
    I'd be very interested to see where he would have gone. In the OWH they had ranking of players at each position all week...some AP reporter I think. Anyway, he wasn't in the top 10 corners on that list. I'm guessing he wouldn't have gone before the 4th round if that.

  6. #81
    Husker Fan

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    45,636
    Quote Originally Posted by jikastew View Post
    Why does everyone here believe getting drafted in the 7th round is better than being a free agent? That's exactly the opposite I've heard for years.

    I think the "rather be a free agent" thing is a rationalization that people use when trying to soften the blow of not getting drafted. Even if you are drafted in the last round you are still WANTED by that team for something. FA's that sign, it seems, are often signed simply to fill out the roster for the off-season.

    I'm going to guess that the % of 7th rounders that stick is higher than the % of FA's that stick.

  7. #82
    Junior Varsity
    Brew City Husker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,847
    Quote Originally Posted by bilsker View Post
    I think the "rather be a free agent" thing is a rationalization that people use when trying to soften the blow of not getting drafted. Even if you are drafted in the last round you are still WANTED by that team for something. FA's that sign, it seems, are often signed simply to fill out the roster for the off-season.

    I'm going to guess that the % of 7th rounders that stick is higher than the % of FA's that stick.
    Agreed. Getting drafted in the 7th round by the Patriots is far better than being a free agent. The Patriots don't draft people that they don't have a plan in mind for, and besides, they were so short of corners last year that they were playing WRs at corner. Plus, if you make the team, the likelihood of playoff money is high.

  8. #83
    Guest
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Valencia, CA
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Brew City Husker View Post
    Agreed. Getting drafted in the 7th round by the Patriots is far better than being a free agent. The Patriots don't draft people that they don't have a plan in mind for, and besides, they were so short of corners last year that they were playing WRs at corner. Plus, if you make the team, the likelihood of playoff money is high.
    Actually, quite a few "drafted" players never make a NFL roster. Many of these kids are under the false impression that they are automatically on the team after draft day. Quite the contrary, they are basically just guaranteed a spot for preseason until the final 53 man roster is finalized for the regular season. Dennard will get a shot to prove himself in camp. In fact, free agents get the same chance for teams that could not draft immediate needs. I think working with Belichick will do wonders for Dennard toward his growth and maturity.

  9. #84
    Junior Varsity
    Brew City Husker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,847
    Quote Originally Posted by B1GRedFootballFan View Post
    Actually, quite a few "drafted" players never make a NFL roster. Many of these kids are under the false impression that they are automatically on the team after draft day. Quite the contrary, they are basically just guaranteed a spot for preseason until the final 53 man roster is finalized for the regular season. Dennard will get a shot to prove himself in camp. In fact, free agents get the same chance for teams that could not draft immediate needs. I think working with Belichick will do wonders for Dennard toward his growth and maturity.
    Never said that he was guaranteed a roster spot. I understand the process.

  10. #85
    Guest
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Valencia, CA
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Brew City Husker View Post
    Never said that he was guaranteed a roster spot. I understand the process.
    Brew City, got it that you understand the process. Just not sure your claim that being drafted in the 7th round is somehow "better" than being drafted as a free agent.

    All of those kids have to prove themselves in camp regardless of their draft position.

  11. #86
    Scout Team
    HuttoHusker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Hutto Texas
    Posts
    3,477
    Quote Originally Posted by Ogahusker View Post
    Uh, the BK reference was sarcasm.
    ok; i'm a litte slow

  12. #87
    Husker Fan

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    45,636
    Quote Originally Posted by B1GRedFootballFan View Post
    Brew City, got it that you understand the process. Just not sure your claim that being drafted in the 7th round is somehow "better" than being drafted as a free agent.

    All of those kids have to prove themselves in camp regardless of their draft position.
    a drafted guy is likely to get a better "look" than most free agents. Again, I'm willing to bet big money that the % of 7th rounders making rosters is far greater than the % of FAs

  13. #88
    Husker Fan
    HuskerWeatherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    45,308
    Quote Originally Posted by bilsker View Post
    a drafted guy is likely to get a better "look" than most free agents. Again, I'm willing to bet big money that the % of 7th rounders making rosters is far greater than the % of FAs
    I'd bet the house on it. Each team will bring aboard around 7-10 undrafted free agents -- while they'll have 0 to 2 players drafted in the 7th round. Maybe 1 undrafted free agent will stick (2 tops...sometimes none). And maybe an average of one 7th round pick sticks. Well, that's easy math. The pool of undrafted free agents is several times larger than that of 7th round draft picks.

  14. #89
    Husker Fan

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    45,636
    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerWeatherman View Post
    I'd bet the house on it. Each team will bring aboard around 7-10 undrafted free agents -- while they'll have 0 to 2 players drafted in the 7th round. Maybe 1 undrafted free agent will stick (2 tops...sometimes none). And maybe an average of one 7th round pick sticks. Well, that's easy math. The pool of undrafted free agents is several times larger than that of 7th round draft picks.
    That's why I said "%".

  15. #90
    Junior Varsity
    Brew City Husker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,847
    Quote Originally Posted by B1GRedFootballFan View Post
    Brew City, got it that you understand the process. Just not sure your claim that being drafted in the 7th round is somehow "better" than being drafted as a free agent.

    All of those kids have to prove themselves in camp regardless of their draft position.
    The only advantage of being a free agent is that you may have a choice in which team you go to camp with. The 7th round draft choice is more likely to make the team and gets more money if he does make the team. Of course you have to actually make the team. In Dennard's case, he is going to a team with a need for depth at CB. Furthermore, the team he has been drafted by has a reputation for making serviceable players out of lower draft picks as well as a reputation for having a locker-room environment that keeps players in line. I can't imagine a better situation for him, given his recent troubles.





Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •