December 19, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

This fun read got me cheering for a Trent Richardson comeback. The kid sounds like a good kid who got overwhelmed by sudden fame and money.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:51 PM on December 19

Yeah, great article.

Not sure about NFL interest, though, since he hurt his leg again.

posted by NoMich at 02:57 PM on December 19

Good gravy, my Hurricanes just flat out suck. I hope the new owner cleans house, from top to bottom.

posted by NoMich at 04:30 PM on December 19

The thing about the Richardson article that really startled me was that in the 2012 draft, the Browns were picking as low as #3 in the order. I'm used to them having a much higher pick than that.

They won twice as many games as the Manning-less Colts did in 2011 to earn that #3 slot, but Indy wasn't done with being at a disadvantage, as they traded for Richardson two seasons later.

(Of course, the Browns being the Browns, if they'd had the #1 or #2 pick in 2012 and had a shot at Luck or Griffin, they probably would have drafted Osweiler instead. No, wait, that wouldn't have happened because it would have goofed up their inspired master plan to steal Brandon Weeden out from under everyone's noses later in the round. With Osweiler, they showed patience and discipline, and waited a few years until all the factors were in perfect alignment before pouncing on him.)

posted by beaverboard at 06:09 PM on December 19

I think They won twice as many games as the Manning-less Colts did in 2011 to earn that #3 slot, but Indy wasn't done with being at a disadvantage, as they traded for Richardson two seasons later.

posted by julialbert at 07:18 AM on January 09

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