Five Lockout LosersMarch 15, 2011
I’m not freaking out over the lockout. Everyone else is. In the gut of my stomach, I know football will be played on time this season.
The lockout is kind of messing up somethings for some people though. It’s not really messing up things for the calm, cool and collective fans such as myself, but for potential free agents, players on the trading block, and new coaching staffs the lockout has put a wrench in their plans.
5. Vince Young
VY’s time has come and gone in Tennessee. He kind of did it to himself with his work ethic but that’s besides the point. It’s time for him to go, but he can’t go anywhere with this lockout. Not being the most polished QB, he’s going to need all the time he can get to learn a new system and gel with a new team. The longer the longout looms the more behind VY will be.
4. Carolina Panthers
They only have the first pick in the draft and a new coaching staff. If they draft a QB he’s going to need time to prepare and battle Jimmy Clausen for the number one spot.
3. San Francisco 49ers
See previous about Carolina Panthers and replace Jimmy Clausen with Alex Smith/Troy Smith.
2. Donovan McNabb
You thought McNabb was disrespected in Philly…he got all that and then some in his first season as a Redskin. Of course he’s ready to leave. Not sure if Shanahan is going to get rid of him, but even if he is McNabb isn’t going anywhere until this lockout is solved. More polished than VY, learning an NFL system isn’t exactly easy. The more time you have to study the playbook the better off you’ll be. The longer the lockout lingers the worse McNabb will be.
1. Kevin Kolb
He’ll be traded sooner or later. He just has to wait, and we all know waiting sucks. I mean it’d be nice to know where you’re moving your family to and going to be making your livelihood, etc.
That’s all I got,