NFL Prognosis - Top Five Rookies

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Bill

Ripon, WI

#1 Aug 31, 2006
I'm still not buying into the Bush buzz. He has had one long run in the preseason so far and has looked average other than the one run. I think he can end up being a fine back in the league but this year I think he will be a little better than average. What helps him out is having McAllister on the same team, without him I don't see Bush being able to carry the load by himself for a full season. In college White was the pickup truck that did most of the work and Bush was the sports car that got all the glory. I think it will be the same in the NFL. It amazes me how much hype the kid gets.
Cal to Green Bay

San Mateo, CA

#2 Aug 31, 2006
I gotta say that Jay Cutler looks like the truth.
He's going to be starting in Denver pretty soon.
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#3 Aug 31, 2006
Cutler was the #1 college player in the draft in my mind. He is going to be great. Surprisingly, Leinart looks very good also. I kind of felt he might not make it in the NFL.
Cal to Green Bay wrote:
I gotta say that Jay Cutler looks like the truth.
He's going to be starting in Denver pretty soon.
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#4 Aug 31, 2006
Well Bill, we'll get to see him up close at Lambeau the second week of the season.
Bill wrote:
I'm still not buying into the Bush buzz. He has had one long run in the preseason so far and has looked average other than the one run. I think he can end up being a fine back in the league but this year I think he will be a little better than average. What helps him out is having McAllister on the same team, without him I don't see Bush being able to carry the load by himself for a full season. In college White was the pickup truck that did most of the work and Bush was the sports car that got all the glory. I think it will be the same in the NFL. It amazes me how much hype the kid gets.
Bill

Ripon, WI

#5 Aug 31, 2006
jerry wrote:
Well Bill, we'll get to see him up close at Lambeau the second week of the season. <quoted text>
And if the Packers D doesn't learn how to tackle they'll make Bush look like a Pro Bowler.
Packer Destiny

United States

#6 Aug 31, 2006
Yep, Leinart and Cutler both look good. Cutler will be starting in Denver after Jake Plummer throws his 10th INT. That's going to give him about 9 or 10 games to show what he's worth.

Speaking of those 2 QBs, don't you just get the feeling that Detroit fans are doomed for all of eternity? They've always had QB problems, and instead of addressing those problems in this year's draft by choosing Cutler or Leinart, they just bypass them and trade for Jon Kitna. Man, I'm glad I was born in Cheesehead country, and not a Michigander or whatever they're called.
Bill

Ripon, WI

#7 Aug 31, 2006
Packer Destiny wrote:
Yep, Leinart and Cutler both look good. Cutler will be starting in Denver after Jake Plummer throws his 10th INT. That's going to give him about 9 or 10 games to show what he's worth.
Speaking of those 2 QBs, don't you just get the feeling that Detroit fans are doomed for all of eternity? They've always had QB problems, and instead of addressing those problems in this year's draft by choosing Cutler or Leinart, they just bypass them and trade for Jon Kitna. Man, I'm glad I was born in Cheesehead country, and not a Michigander or whatever they're called.
You have to feel bad for Lions' fans a little bit, I have friends and family that are Lions fans and they just shake their head when I ask them about their team. Out of those 2 QBs I think Cutler will be the better of the 2.
Packer Destiny

United States

#8 Aug 31, 2006
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to feel bad for Lions' fans a little bit, I have friends and family that are Lions fans and they just shake their head when I ask them about their team. Out of those 2 QBs I think Cutler will be the better of the 2.
Yeah, I have friends from Michigan too. But at least they can hang their hat on the always successful Michagan Wolverines.

Cutler has had a lot more work than Leinart so far. I'm holding out to see more of Leinart before I make that call. But no doubt, Cutler so far looks like an all-pro in the making.
Avant

Henderson, NV

#9 Aug 31, 2006
Stop focusing on the names the media gives you. Watch out for Tavaris Jackson of the Minnesota Vikings. He will be better then Leinart, Cutler or Young.
Henry

United States

#10 Aug 31, 2006
Homer much?
John C

Hayward, CA

#11 Sep 3, 2006
Leinart, hopefully will continue to show his resiliency, even after injuring his left shoulder, in his only 2nd or 3rd NFL game early in the NFL Exhibition season. I originally wanted Leinart because I knew he would develop faster than Alex Smith as a QB. But Nolan is a very good head coach and he knows what he is doing. I cannot under-estimate Nolan's views as a coach. I am looking for Smith to slowly rein in the clutches of a starting quarterback capable of leading his team to the playoffs. That just will not happen this year unless Dilfer takes the reins and Nolan brings in Smith more slowly. It's not Smith's job to lose; but if he becomes the understudy of Dilfer, he gains much more.
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#14 Sep 3, 2006
Kitna is better than anyone the Lions have had in the recent pass. He learn under Holmgren, and now will be working for offense coordinator Mike Martz who is one the absolute best when it comes to the passing game. He's the man who made Kurt Warner. It's going to be interesting to see how Detroit does this year.
Packer Destiny wrote:
Yep, Leinart and Cutler both look good. Cutler will be starting in Denver after Jake Plummer throws his 10th INT. That's going to give him about 9 or 10 games to show what he's worth.
Speaking of those 2 QBs, don't you just get the feeling that Detroit fans are doomed for all of eternity? They've always had QB problems, and instead of addressing those problems in this year's draft by choosing Cutler or Leinart, they just bypass them and trade for Jon Kitna. Man, I'm glad I was born in Cheesehead country, and not a Michigander or whatever they're called.
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#15 Sep 3, 2006
All three QBs (Cutler, Lienart & Young)will start for their respective teams before the end of the season. This is one of the best QB classes since I believe Marino, Elway & co?

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