08 Mar 2007
In 2004, the 32nd-ranked offensive line in the league, Miami, drafted Ronnie Brown. They also added Hudson Houck. The 31st-ranked team, the 49ers, picked up Frank Gore. Miami's rush offense went up to 14th in the league; San Francisco stayed at 30.
After the 2005 season, the 32nd-ranked offensive line in the league, Arizona, signed Edgerrin James in free agency. The 31st-ranked team, the Vikings, added Chester Taylor. They ended up with the 29th and 23rd best rushing attacks in the league in 2006, respectively.
Now it's 2006, and the 32nd-ranked offensive line in the league, Detroit, has traded for Tatum Bell. The 31st-ranked team, the Browns, have just signed Jamal Lewis.
Maybe one day, teams will learn that sticking a brand new engine (or a sputtering engine in the case of our most recent free agent signing) on a car with four flat tires doesn't make it run much farther.
36 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2007, 11:20am by Abarine
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