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What a Dunn move

Posted on: March 10, 2008 9:12 pm
 
How many times can I say it: Why would a team pay an aging runner decent money when the draft is loaded with them?

The latest team to make the bad move is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Trying to re-gain some of their past success running the football, the Bucs signed Warrick Dunn to a two-year deal for $6 million Monday night. The deal is reportedly worth $3 million the first season. For what?

For a 33-year-old back who the Atlanta Falcons let go because they didn't think he had the same pop into the hole as he did when he was younger. Dunn has had a nice career. And he's always been an effective runner, but he's on his last legs. With a draft so deep in runners, why would the Bucs bother?

I know thye have a lot of cap room, but this is a move that smells of trying to re-live the past. Dunn played his first five seasons with the Bucs before leaving as a free agent to sign with Atlanta. They can forget about bringing back the old magic. They'd be better off with Earnest Graham and a young runner, rather than a smalish, older back on his last legs.

When will these teams learn the rule about paying aging back?

Category: NFL
Tags: Warrick Dunn
 
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ImaPirateYarr
Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:10 pm
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Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 10:59 am
 

What a Dunn move

YIKES!...someone wasn't breast fed as a kid...

...they sure do make their jack*sses big in Texas!



ImaPirateYarr
Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2008 5:49 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2008 3:54 pm
 

What a Dunn move

Maybe because Dunn is a class act and does great things for the community and is a sure thing to be a solid third down pass catching back like the pats Kevin Faulk.

I thought it was a great move and I'm a AFC Bills fan.




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2008 3:38 pm
 

What a Dunn move

As much as I tend to disagree with anything that Prisco says, this is short, sweet, and very obvious for a reason guys.  We are the ones that are suppose to do the talking, he has to make a point that is true, but false in the same sense.  The best comments I have heard so far is that they need a leader and a good role model.  As a Bears fan I would love to see an older even be it not what he use to be back to show someone like Cedric Benchin' that it takes more than a high draft stock and what could be considered talent to make it in the NFL.  I think Dunn is a smart move.  He does come cheap if you think about it.  He isn't ancient and he can still run...10 mill for 2 years is just wrong, but I think $6 is far for a guy who made a franchise win, run, and respect the community athlete is a fair price.  At least he cares and isn't running around like the rest of these young thugs.  Give him the money and hop he plays well if Caddy isn't good to go by the start of the season. 


southbeach3
Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2008 3:18 pm
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Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2008 2:53 pm
 

What a Dunn move

Anyone who thinks Dunn is ever a bad signing really should step in front of a speeding oncoming bus that has no brakes, because frankly they're too retarded to live

WOW!  As a Buc/Gator fan myself, I want everyone to know, I, in no way associate myself with this arseclown.

Speaking of F-tards, how long did it take you to come up with that craptastic name?  I think you should tweak it just a little...to something like...

ImaButtPirateYarr

lemme know what you think!




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2008 2:06 pm
 

What a Dunn move

OK here's how i read it.   Falcons are a terrible team with a ton of holes which they need to fill "long term".   With a limited number of draft picks, perhaps they didnt want to use a high round pick on a RB, when they have so many other needs.  Dont top draft pick RBs usually demand a lot of cash anyway (plus signing bonus)?  So for $3 Mill guaranteed they helped to solve a short term need, while allowing themselves financial flexibility and more draft choices to solve deeper problems through the draft.  Saying this year's draft has a deep RB class is basically a cop out because every year there's a half dozen top quality, difference making backs and 1 or 2 late round surprises.

Maybe next year they get the RB they need long term in the draft.

 

 




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2008 12:58 pm
 

What a Dunn move

Graham is a decent backup, but nowhere near starter quality.  He ran for almost 1000 yds last season, which means to me that Cadillac would have been over 2000.  And speaking of Cadillac, I don't think he'll be back this coming season but maybe next.  We'll have a good chance to evaluate Dunn during training camp to see what's left in the tank.  Prepare for the the worst but hope for the best.



Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2008 12:40 pm
 

What a Dunn move

The Bucs may have picked up an aging back, but they'll get return for their money with Warrick Dunn's class-act community relations. It's not all about hitting the hole with great speed, it's also about giving back to the community and rewarding a player for what he's done and what he can still do on and off the field.


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