FullbackIsKey Posted March 10, 2006 Share Posted March 10, 2006 OK, i've been reading the boards and reading the papers and listening to the commentators all year long, and they all sem to agree that Brunell suddenly became some sort of star for us. Not True. Brunell played marginally better this year than he did in 2004, the year that we all wanted to break brunell's legs to take away his last fleeting skill. He continued to throw short passes into the dirt, high, and behind his guys, or leaving the reciever out to dry over the middle, and most of the deep balls were still consistently too short or way off target. I'm just tired of hearing everybody stroke brunell's ego all the time, yes, he played smarter and didn't stumble around so much like a JV QB, but he wasn't great. Santana Moss was great. You hear Gibbs talk about Moss's ability to turn in mid-air and catch balls all around him and diving all over the place to make catches. Well, he had to display those skills because Brunell's passes were all over the place. Wouldn't you rather hear Gibbs talking about how pretty it is to see Santana pull away from the CB as he runs down an 70 yard bomb and catches it right in stride? Yes, you would, but instead you hear about Moss's amazing contortion ability. Does anybody else see through the media darlingness of Brunell this year? Don't get me wrong, I was glad to have him this year, he definitely helped by making a few decisions that a younger player may not have made, but this year he won't even be able to throw as well as he did last year, and that's just gonna hold back Moss, and as a result Portis. I can only hope, as bad as it may sound, that Brunell gets clotheslined(not injured, though) in game 1 this year and gets benched for Campbell, like gibbs did to ramsey. I will admit that I lost much of my Brunell animosity when he restructured his deal, as his cap charge was my biggest qualm with his tenure here. Since he's cheaper now, I don't really care so much that he's here, In fact I'd like to see him stay for another year or 2 as Campbell's backup, but only in that role. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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