The wasted talent of the three amigos

by Gary Shelton on November 20, 2014 · 2 comments

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Together, they were a constellation. Together, they were stars on the rise.

There was such much talent among them. They were spotlights on parade, electricity in your hands. Glance at them, and you could only dream of what the future might hold. You could not help but envision the moments they would have, the touchdowns they would register, the cheers they would invoke.

Josh Freeman.

Mike Williams.

LeGarrett Blount.

They were the Tampa Bay version of the Triplets, and it seemed as if they might hang around the end zone at Raymond James Stadium for a decade or so. The passer. The catcher. The runner. Pick which jersey you want to wear.

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Chris G Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning November 21, 2014 at 12:50 am

Freeman at one time was the ultimate Alpha Male NFL Star QB. I remember back when Tampa played Atlanta, and Josh took over the game, threw a TD, and then danced the Dirty Bird in their end zone :)
I remember him bringing Tampa back from certain defeat several times, and then he seemed to implode.
I wonder if us fans will ever know what really happened to him ?

Mike Williams, what a waste of talent. I guess being a Rap Gangster was more important to him ?

LeGarrett Blount was at times an electrifying runner, but it seems he is a bit of a head case ?
When his old coach Chip Kelley of the Eagles did not want him for peanuts, you know something is up with him.

One thing we all might want to remember, is these guys are all Kids. If you would have put zillions of dollars in my hands, when I was in my early 20’s, I don’t think I would have been able to handle it.

I am so happy that Mark Dominick is gone! He drafted all 3 of these guys, and it would appear he did not look close enough at their past, or ignored it ?

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Lee November 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Wow, that is depressing. It’s also spot on.

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