Brooks: Preseason Week 3 thoughts
Bucky Brooks has five observations on Week 3 of the preseason, including a sterling review of rookie Russell Wilson. More ...
Those draft disappointments have an edge over Smith in one category, though: They were never traded for Wayne Hunter.
Smith doesn't get mentioned among the biggest draft busts of the last decade because he played on the offensive line in St. Louis. There were no sordid stories about him. He didn't have the pre-draft hype of Robert Gallery. Smith just wasn't particularly good and the Rams knew it. (It's worth noting Gallery enjoyed a much more useful career.)
Sometimes Hall of Famers slip to the sixth round of the draft. And sometimes guys turn out to be the equivalent of Wayne Hunter after getting taken with the second overall draft pick.
It was a Good Day For ...
Not a Good Day For ...
- It is never good to get cut. Don't be surprised, however, if Jabar Gaffney (or Donte' Stallworth) wind up back in New England at some point during the season. Gaffney may catch on elsewhere before that.
On the Agenda
We will start our look back at training camp's winners and losers Tuesday, starting in the AFC. If you missed it, check out our post on the biggest cuts, Dan Hanzus's veterans that stumbled in August, and Marc Sessler's awards from Tuesday. Thanks for all the support here at Around the League. We are thrilled to see how many people have been checking us out during the preseason. We're just getting started.