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    Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    I see that Culpepper is trying to get the Lions interested in signing him. That made me think about players who were at the top of their game who, without a major injury, fell to the scrap heap after a year or two.

    Here's a couple on my list:

    NFL: Daunte Culpepper
    MLB: Chuck Knoblauch



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Didn't Culpepper hut his knee, or both knees?



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Yeah, he was hurt in Minnesota. But he was completely healthy in Oakland with a chance to be a star but couldn't keep his starting job.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Culpepper blew 3 ligaments in his right knee. Without his ability to run his weakness at reading defenses was exposed and the results are fairly plain to see.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Knoblauch was another example of someone who moved from Minnesota to the Yankees and fell apart.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    I'd consider the injury sustained by Culpepper to be one that could effect him for the rest of his career. That was nasty.

    Ankiel has kind of gone from stud to dud to stud again.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Quote Originally Posted by isutrevman View Post
    Didn't Culpepper hut his knee, or both knees?
    I'm going to defend Culpepper a little bit here - keep in mind he's been in this league for 10 years and during that time has put up some semi-impressive numbers (of course, he had Moss to throw to for a few of those years). Not every QB is going to be half as durable as Farve or Montana, hell, most aren't, especially considering the first half of his career was spent on the artificial turf in Minnesota. Is he a Hall of Famer? Maybe, maybe not - probably will depend who all's on the ballots with him at the time. But it's not as if he hasn't have a decent career, and it's not as if he hasn't surpassed a league average for years as a starting QB in this league...


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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    NBA: Grant Hill
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    NFL: Ricky Williams



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Ricky Williams is a good one. Sounds like he is working his way back this year. He was the star of their summer camps.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Is he a Hall of Famer? Maybe, maybe not - probably will depend who all's on the ballots with him at the time. But it's not as if he hasn't have a decent career, and it's not as if he hasn't surpassed a league average for years as a starting QB in this league...
    Unless he reinvents himself today, there is NO way he is in the HOF. (This coming from a Vikings fan!)

    He had a couple of great years but I would hope it takes more than that to get in the HOF.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Quote Originally Posted by zumbro clones View Post
    Yeah, he was hurt in Minnesota. But he was completely healthy in Oakland with a chance to be a star but couldn't keep his starting job.
    How can you call a guy that blew out nearly everything possible in his knee..."completely healthy"?

    I'm no fan of Culpepper and kind of think the guy is soft, but he did have what for most is a career-ending injury.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Stephon Marbury. He got paid and pretty much stopped laying and caring.

    Also, Barry Zito and Giambi. Both also tanked after getting big paydays, but Giambis also had something to do with getting off the juice. Maybe the same for Zito?!? I can almost throw faster than he can now.


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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    How about Sammy Sosa?



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Stephon Marbury. He got paid and pretty much stopped laying and caring.
    True. But I would also include the Knicks starting 5 since....oh the late 90's. They haven't been the same since Ewing left.



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    Re: Stud to Dud - Players who tanked

    Quote Originally Posted by zumbro clones View Post
    How about Sammy Sosa?
    I don't think you can call a future hall of famer a dud.


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