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Monday, June 11, 2007

Just Like 'Cap' Rooney, Trent Green has "3 or 4 More Years"

What is it about ageing Quarter Backs? It's like they just don't get the memo or something.

Despite the entire football world knowing that Trent Green has been brought into the Dolphins to lead the team for one year at best and then handover to Beck, Green thinks different.

"From a body standpoint, I feel really good, and whether it's two years, three years, four years, whatever it might be, as long as I feel good and I'm playing at a high level and I'm contributing to help this team win, I want to keep playing..."

Ha! You gotta give him credit for not taking the exact line that so many late thirties QB's tend to take; he did mention that he might only have two years, not the usual 3 or 4. Perhaps it's just me, but it seems like every time a mature QB says he has '3 or 4 more years' he inevitably ends up retiring at the end of the season and working in broadcasting. Or, you know, coaching somewhere obscure.

[Ryan Wilson at The Fanhouse]

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At 7:36 pm, Anonymous Extra P. said...

He feels good until some 300-lb behemoth lands on him again. You're fragile now, Trent. Accept it.

At 7:38 am, Anonymous twins15 said...

That's like how Brad Johnson was saying at the start of this year that he felt that he at least had a few more years left of starting in the NFL... and then he didn't even make it through the year, getting benched for awful play.

At 8:01 am, Anonymous Sanchez said...

You're both completely right. This is the life of the ancient QB - Take note Peyton!

At 5:38 pm, Anonymous Making news « The Hazean said...

[...] Shot to Nothing wonders how many more seasons Trent Green actually has in him [...]

At 2:34 pm, Anonymous FanProphet said...

A player always feels good going into the season. Adrenaline is flowing, you've had time to mentally and physically recover but as the season progresses players begin to question their decisions. Happens year after year until the body can no longer do what the brain tells it to do. What's funny is, as people age, we are the only ones that don't see the aging. Everyone else sees it but we don't.


At 6:02 pm, Anonymous Sanchez said...

Yeah, I have to agree with you Fanprophet. That's most likely why this happens over and over again.


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