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Old 05-31-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Player You Would Start a Franchise With?

A player like Tom Brady would be good as well as picking Peyton Manning. Both are winners and both can pass for a lot of yards.

LaDainian Tomlinson would be another one.

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Old 05-31-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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I think Carson Palmer is the best pick (surprise surprise!).

I look at it this way. Brady and Manning are both beginning to pass their prime. Palmer has his ebst years in front of him, while it is very possible that Manning and Brady have their best years behind them.

Since we are talking about starting a franchise, Palmer is the safest bet.
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I have to agree with Palmer if you are picking someone to start with. As for rushers, Frank Gore and Stephen Jackson are both young and top-five rushers in 2006.
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Here'd be my targets, in order:

Carson Palmer
Left Tackle under 28
DT under 28
Middle LB who can lead

A running back is down the line a little
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LT would be my choice.

You can't do anything in the NFL if you can't run the ball. We've seen teams win the Super Bowl with mediocre QB's (ala Trent Green) but never with a mediocre RB. You have to be able to run the ball to win.
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The first things I'd get on offense are two wide receivers who can run holes in the wind, and the first things I'd get on defense are two huge defensive tackles.
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If I were starting a franchise I'd go with Tom Brady (surprise!!). He's a proven winner, still young and easily has 5 or more great years in him. That would bring in the in the wins which equals $$$. Then I could replace him when he gets older with new blood for top $.
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Three Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVP awards, the longest win streak in NFL history and a birth in the AFC Championship with a shuffled around offensive line and Jabar Gaffney as a primary receiver. I guess there’s a reason they call him the Golden Boy. Tom Brady is exactly what you want for a franchise, because no matter what you give him he wins. Take away Wayne and Harrison from Peyton, or Chad Johnson from Palmer, and they’ll seem mortal. Give them a suspect offensive line, a rookie running back and a sub-par receiving corps, and they won’t even seem that. Brady is a winner, plain and simple, and that’s all that matters.
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I'd start with a tough running back like LT. He doesn't need as much blocking as others do. As far as QBs go, Tom Brady would be as good a place to start as anyone, but Vince Young will be pretty good as well.
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I would start with a QB. Brady, Manning, Palmer or Brees. I would take any of them.

After that it would be O-Line. why? look at the texans. everyone was hype about david carr. their o-line was terrible. result: the houstan texans.
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Three Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVP awards, the longest win streak in NFL history and a birth in the AFC Championship with a shuffled around offensive line and Jabar Gaffney as a primary receiver. I guess there’s a reason they call him the Golden Boy. Tom Brady is exactly what you want for a franchise, because no matter what you give him he wins. Take away Wayne and Harrison from Peyton, or Chad Johnson from Palmer, and they’ll seem mortal. Give them a suspect offensive line, a rookie running back and a sub-par receiving corps, and they won’t even seem that. Brady is a winner, plain and simple, and that’s all that matters.
Disagree comletely. Palmer and Manning make their receivers better. Sure, it is nice to have Chad or Marvin, but take a look at Chad's numbers before Palmer arrived. Since Palmer arrived Chad has led the AFC, or the NFL in receiving yards in every season. Before Palmer Chad was just above average.

I don't want to take anything away from Brady, but how do we know if he would be such a "winner" without Bellicheck? I mean, isn't it possible that the coach simply knows how to win, and Brady fits the system very well? Do you think Brady would be as good in...say... Philadelphia? I don't.
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