Randle El made a bit of a tough call Saturday, rejecting a six-year, $18 million (including $8 million to sign) to play for the Bears in his native Illinois.
Besides the bigger contract, what sold Randle El on the Redskins was the prospect of playing under a proven coordinator in Saunders, with a veteran quarterback in Mark Brunell, and the promise of a key role in Washington's retooled offense. Randle El, remember, played quarterback at Indiana, and he longs to handle the ball more than he did in Pittsburgh's run-oriented scheme.
(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 12.3.06 2306) "Speaking of Thomases, I loved your recent Atrocious GM Summit column, although I think that you flatter Isiah Thomas far too much by suggesting that he is merely one of a number of atrocious GMs. The truth is that Rob Babcock and Billy King are Einstein next to him. The mess he is creating right now in New York will be studied by business school students 50 years from now alongside Enron and pets.com."
I suspect Ben "28-4" Roethlisberger (of the world champion Pittsburgh Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) will be perfectly fine without the Steelers' #2.5 receiver.
I love El to death and I'm happy he hit the jackpot, but I don't understand Washington signing him to that contract when you've got Moss and just traded for Brandon Lloyd. Well, I know why Washington signed him to that contract, but you know, that's a lot to invest in a slot receiver/punt returner/gadget passer. Or maybe they signed him to be their QUARTERBACK haha seriously folks he threw a touchdown in the Super Bowl.
Nevertheless, I hope Antwaan catches 100 balls next year. May his passer rating forever be real high.
Originally posted by JustinShapiroI love El to death and I'm happy he hit the jackpot, but I don't understand Washington signing him to that contract when you've got Moss and just traded for Brandon Lloyd.
It doesn't make a ton of sense and it gives the Redskins some of the smallest receivers in the game. Lloyd is the biggest at about 6 feet tall. Randel El, Moss and Patten are re-enacting the Smurfs!
The NFL has denied that he scored a 6. Rumors are that the guy who graded his made a mistake. He retook it and got a 16. Still below average (for all players, which is lower than the average for QBs), but not as bad.