What injury related bust would have been a standout, if healthy?

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Henry Burris, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris Head Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,948
    Likes Received:
    2,507
    ßearz ßuckz:
    942ß
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    I'm trying to think of some since I started watching at the beginning of the Wannstedt era (*shudders*), and I would have to say Rashaan Salaam, and I think that's what caused him to lose his motivation, but if I'm wrong, then I would have to say if Alonzo Spellman had been diagnosed and treated early for bipolar disorder, we could've had a beast at the spot.
     
  2. lklrlolnlilklsox

    lklrlolnlilklsox Position Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    6,780
    Likes Received:
    364
    ßearz ßuckz:
    250ß
    Dusty Dvoracek comes to mind as a guy murdered by very bad, lingering injuries.
     
  3. butka

    butka Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    122
    ßearz ßuckz:
    21ß
    Does Tommie Harris qualify? I know he's not exactly a bust, but he was the best pass rushing DT in the league at the time of his injury. He could have been one of the best ever here.

    Otherwise, not sure. How about Dusty Dvoracek? He seemed to be coming along and then blew out his knee blocking on the kick return wedge.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,493
    Likes Received:
    3,923
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,764ß
    What about Mike Brown, he had to finally retire b/c of those micro tears. Rex Grossman, if he had not gotten constantly inj'd to the point of being afraid to get hit might have been a serviceable qb also.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. JoeBear

    JoeBear Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    43
    ßearz ßuckz:
    76ß
    Two guys that came out of college looking like they were going to be HOFer's and never amounted to anything are:

    Lionel Antoine OT, first rounder in 1972
    Gabe Carimi OT, first rounder in 2011

    Both guys got injured before they ever played a regular season game and tried to come back but just never made it to anywhere near the level that was expected..
     
  6. Grizzblue

    Grizzblue Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,329
    Likes Received:
    615
    ßearz ßuckz:
    512ß
    I'm going Carimi as well. Guy won an Outland award and could have very well won a 2nd in college. Without the injury its a moot point however as he probably wouldn't have fallen to us but I wish him well in ATL. Guy could have been an awesome OT.
     
  7. Papa_Bear_7

    Papa_Bear_7 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    122
    ßearz ßuckz:
    108ß
    I think Brandon Hardin had potential but apparently couldn't learn how to tackle without breaking himself.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. MikeV

    MikeV Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    33
    ßearz ßuckz:
    36ß
    No Airese Curry yet.....but seriously Dusty and Tommie looked like they could have been amazing together if they would have ever stayed healthy
     
  9. VJ18

    VJ18 Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    145
    ßearz ßuckz:
    339ß
    Jerry Azumah
    Dusty Dvoracek
    Tommie Harris
    Mike Brown
    Gabe Carimi
    Chris Williams
     
  10. little bear

    little bear Assistant Head Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    14,982
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,892ß
    Mike Brown, the best safety we've had in years. Tommie Harris and Sexy Rexy.
     

Share This Page