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Bye Bye Leaf

Ryan Leaf is a flake.

I still remember the big debate whether he or Peyton Manning should have been selected first in their draft. Most experts agreed that a team couldn't go wrong with either one of them. They were wrong.

Even when healthy, Leaf was pitiful. But after his wrist crapped out, he threw wobbly ducks about one-third of the time, which isn't really a formula for success in the NFL. Some of those things that came off his hand last year with the Cowboys (I refuse to call them "passes") were just plain ugly.

Ryan Leaf needed to "retire" before now. It's hard to understand why a coach as sensible as Mike Holmgren had anything to do with him.

[Posted at 21:27 CST on 07/26/02] [Link]

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