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kpcane
12-05-2006, 06:06 PM
I remember saying that we should entertain the thought of drafting Hester in the 4th or 5th round last year, and I was railed by various resident draft gurus. Still wondering whether Hester's 4 punt return TD's could have helped the fins win some of their close games this year.......

BennyVW
12-05-2006, 06:12 PM
your right!!!!

I was totally on the Draft Tom Brady #1 overall bandwagon and the fins let him slip by...6 times!!!!! We could have 3 Rings by now if they had just listened to me!!!

kpcane
12-05-2006, 06:14 PM
your right!!!!

I was totally on the Draft Tom Brady #1 overall bandwagon and the fins let him slip by...6 times!!!!! We could have 3 Rings by now if they had just listened to me!!!

Hester was projected as a 3rd rounder...big difference.

1334
12-05-2006, 06:28 PM
I remember saying that we should entertain the thought of drafting Hester in the 4th or 5th round last year, and I was railed by various resident draft gurus. Still wondering whether Hester's 4 punt return TD's could have helped the fins win some of their close games this year.......
Your the greatest. There you go is that what you wanted?

Pocoloco
12-05-2006, 06:28 PM
unfortunately we didn't get to see what Toledo can do this year. It may turn out that Toledo has a better career than Hester, which would work against you. That's still to be decided.

it's not exactly automatic that he would also have four return TDs here in Miami. He's also muffed a few punts, which is trouble. I would say it's been an up and down year for him, but there's no question that the future is looking bright.

special teams has hurt us at times this year, but I lay the blame more in Mare's direction rather than Welker's.

Amars
12-05-2006, 06:41 PM
its one year.

Dante Hall was great 2yrs ago returning all those punts and kickoff and where is he now. I havent seen him do anything like that since. I dont even think he returned more then 1 TD since then. Teams will adjust and shut him down.

kpcane
12-05-2006, 06:45 PM
sorry guys...guess I'm still a little bitter that people called me a UM homer for saying that we should consider Hester in the later rounds.

dolpns13
12-05-2006, 06:52 PM
I remember saying that we should entertain the thought of drafting Hester in the 4th or 5th round last year, and I was railed by various resident draft gurus. Still wondering whether Hester's 4 punt return TD's could have helped the fins win some of their close games this year.......

Lol...Did you say we should draft him...How about you send your resume to the front office...We could use your skills on draft day :cooldude:

dolpns13
12-05-2006, 06:53 PM
its one year.

Dante Hall was great 2yrs ago returning all those punts and kickoff and where is he now. I havent seen him do anything like that since. I dont even think he returned more then 1 TD since then. Teams will adjust and shut him down.
Yes, but he is still very dangerous and could break one just like that. teams still worry about him so that makes him a very viable threat even now

DonShula84
12-05-2006, 07:05 PM
unfortunately we didn't get to see what Toledo can do this year. It may turn out that Toledo has a better career than Hester, which would work against you. That's still to be decided.

it's not exactly automatic that he would also have four return TDs here in Miami. He's also muffed a few punts, which is trouble. I would say it's been an up and down year for him, but there's no question that the future is looking bright.

special teams has hurt us at times this year, but I lay the blame more in Mare's direction rather than Welker's.

Hester was gone by the time we picked Toledo anyway, and we didnt have a 2nd rounder so we really never even had a shot at Hester

Crowder52
12-05-2006, 07:18 PM
I remember saying that we should entertain the thought of drafting Hester in the 4th or 5th round last year, and I was railed by various resident draft gurus. Still wondering whether Hester's 4 punt return TD's could have helped the fins win some of their close games this year.......

We didn't have a 2nd rounder. So unless you were suggesting taking him in the first round, the fact that you wanted to draft Hester is irrelevant.

dlockz
12-05-2006, 07:25 PM
unfortunately we didn't get to see what Toledo can do this year. It may turn out that Toledo has a better career than Hester, which would work against you. That's still to be decided.

it's not exactly automatic that he would also have four return TDs here in Miami. He's also muffed a few punts, which is trouble. I would say it's been an up and down year for him, but there's no question that the future is looking bright.

special teams has hurt us at times this year, but I lay the blame more in Mare's direction rather than Welker's.

We saw the same thing from Toledo that happned every year for the last 5 years. He got injured. Glass Joe.

Springveldt
12-05-2006, 07:31 PM
I remember saying that we should entertain the thought of drafting Hester in the 4th or 5th round last year, and I was railed by various resident draft gurus. Still wondering whether Hester's 4 punt return TD's could have helped the fins win some of their close games this year.......
Um, didn't he get drafted in the 2nd round? :shakeno:

ItsOurTime32
12-05-2006, 07:54 PM
Your the greatest. There you go is that what you wanted?

since he's so great we should just report to him as god:sidelol:

footballer
12-05-2006, 09:07 PM
Your the greatest. There you go is that what you wanted?


no. but i'll take it....

CitizenSnips
12-05-2006, 10:06 PM
sorry guys...guess I'm still a little bitter that people called me a UM homer for saying that we should consider Hester in the later rounds.

still a homer in my eyes. You don't draft a guy to return kicks. Its that simple. hesters doing great this year. That's wonderful, but kick returners are ridiculously 'in one year, and out the other'.

Remember Lamont Brightful? He ruled at punt returning for the ravens, came to us and fumbled three times in one game.

How about terrence wilkins? We cut him before the season even started. He oculdn't even make our roster. This year he's one of the better returned in the league for indy.

returners are just not important enough to merit a pick.

kpcane
12-05-2006, 10:19 PM
still a homer in my eyes. You don't draft a guy to return kicks. Its that simple. hesters doing great this year. That's wonderful, but kick returners are ridiculously 'in one year, and out the other'.

Remember Lamont Brightful? He ruled at punt returning for the ravens, came to us and fumbled three times in one game.

How about terrence wilkins? We cut him before the season even started. He oculdn't even make our roster. This year he's one of the better returned in the league for indy.

returners are just not important enough to merit a pick.

Thank you for actually replying to the point of the thread. I respect that opinion, but seeing as how we've had so many throwaway picks over the years, I'd say we could use one knowing that a guy could be a game changer for us for a couple years.

Roman529
12-05-2006, 11:55 PM
The draft is a crapshot....sometimes you draft a Ryan Leaf early and he becomes a total bust and then sometimes you pass on a guy and he becomes like Tom Brady. I think alot of it just depends on what organization a guy gets drafted by.

Alex44
12-06-2006, 12:33 AM
Without even reading other replies

Wouldnt it have been hard to draft him in the 4th or 5th round seeing as he was taken in the second? He wasnt worth a first round pick obviously so Im fine with not having him.

Although I do think he is a great return man

Aussiefinfan54
12-06-2006, 05:12 AM
who cares it happens every year in the draft someone slips to the later rounds and you are lucky then you get him, we were'nt so what get over it.

HurriPhin
12-08-2006, 03:35 AM
You don't draft a guy to return kicks. Its that simple.
returners are just not important enough to merit a pick.

Thats absurd. Hester has 4 TDs and over 730 return yards. You better believe thats worth drafting. The Bears certainly thought so and they one at least one more game b/c of him with his late 4th qtr TD vs Arizona. He was also a huge lift in week 10 when he returned a possible Giants FG for an NFL record 108 yards in a 10 point swing in the 4th quarter. Not to mention how many times he gave the Bears offense good field position. Hester is not a one year wonder and was a 2nd round pick b/c of his return skills alone.

unifiedtheory
12-08-2006, 03:50 AM
still a homer in my eyes. You don't draft a guy to return kicks. Its that simple. hesters doing great this year. That's wonderful, but kick returners are ridiculously 'in one year, and out the other'.

Remember Lamont Brightful? He ruled at punt returning for the ravens, came to us and fumbled three times in one game.

How about terrence wilkins? We cut him before the season even started. He oculdn't even make our roster. This year he's one of the better returned in the league for indy.

returners are just not important enough to merit a pick.

Great points about Brightful and Wilkins.

Remember when Daunte Hall was the ultimate weapon? He's living on reputation right now.

Hester could disappear in a year.

HurriPhin
12-08-2006, 04:22 AM
Hester could disappear in a year.

He could, but I truly doubt it. I can't remember a player was drafted almost strictly for his return skills, and thats the case for Hester. Hester had 6 return TDs in only 2 years in college and already has 4 in his rookie year.

Also, don't forget that Wilkins was cut from Pornstaches roster so Im sure the evalution of his talent was slightly skewed.

@@@
12-08-2006, 05:27 AM
Great points about Brightful and Wilkins.

Remember when Daunte Hall was the ultimate weapon? He's living on reputation right now.

Hester could disappear in a year.Eddie Drummond also had 4 return touchdowns (i think) 2 seasons ago and has vanished into mediocrity, Hester looks great now but its not like we had a shot at him anyway. I'm sure if he was there in the 4th or 5th we'd have considered him

unifiedtheory
12-08-2006, 08:50 PM
He could, but I truly doubt it. I can't remember a player was drafted almost strictly for his return skills, and thats the case for Hester. Hester had 6 return TDs in only 2 years in college and already has 4 in his rookie year.

Also, don't forget that Wilkins was cut from Pornstaches roster so Im sure the evalution of his talent was slightly skewed.

He also did'nt make it in Canada.

HurriPhin
12-09-2006, 04:00 AM
He also did'nt make it in Canada.

But he made it in the NFL