Originally Posted by MaineRed
Where did anyone say there were a plethora of post where people take that position? The poster said, as some try to imply. He didn't say many, a lot, most or anything close to that. He said, SOME. And he said, IMPLY. He didn't say they write it in stone.
As for the guaranteed success part, I am guessing he was talking about Homer Bailey discussions. Some, even many seem to imply that since he has potential he is a guaranteed ace. I don't need to go find these post as any idiot can see that they are out there.
You nailed it on my comments on age. For those interested in recient topics on the discussion, here's a recient thread....http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50322
BTW, 13 people expressed that they valued young stud players over their 30 to 35 year old counterparts.
Actually I was getting more towards what RedsmanRick commented on regarding potential. How people will get the label of "potential" and it can stick with them too long, people get overly reluctant to consider a trade with them, over-value them, etc. My comments wern't aimed at HB, but his case certinally applies.
And I thought he raised a very good point about the process of evaluating that potential tallent, choosing that which fits with the organization's direction and weeding out those who have overstayed their "potential" welcome.