Tuesday, November 15, 2011
King of The QB's
Any NFL fan can think back to a top rounder coming into the league labeled the ONE. You know, the ONE who lead the offense right to the Lombardi trophy. But usually the case is the poor kid is thrown in behind a sub-par offensive line, is cursed with an lousy running game, and inherits receivers who couldn't catch a cold naked in a snow storm. But because he gets paid a huge salary, his development usually consists of mini camps and pre-season camp. Then, here you go rookie, save the day. Uh huh, set up for failure. It's hard to complete passes lying on your back. After being pounded by defensive linemen, they usually find themselves as back ups on some other team and then retired to become color analysts. For them NFL stands for Not For Long. The silver lining, they generally retire with a vault full of money - and they deserve it. Try standing in front of a 350 pound charging defensive linemen and then taking a shot from him. Money well earned.