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Played 1990-1999, Threw for 1112 Yards, 5 TDs, 8 INTs, 63.5 QB Rating
Played 1993-1997, Threw for 41 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 35.4 QB Rating
Never Played an NFL Game, Went to NBA
Played from 1995-1999,2003, Oft-injured
Played 1997-2000,2000-2002, Threw for 2123 Yards, 12 TDs, 22 INTs, 56.4 QB Rating
Played 2000-2007, 3722 Rushing Yards, 28 TDs, 3.8 YPC
Played 2001-2007, Threw for 3904 Yards, 15 TDs, 26 INTs, 62.2 QB Rating
Only on practice squads and offseason teams from 2002-2005
Went undrafted in 2005, Never played a regular season game
Played 2005-Present, 14 TDs, 18 INTs
Played 2007-Present for Baltimore, Jury is still out on Smith but not for long
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Oct 4th, 2009 at 05:52 GMT
Charlie Ward was a QB, not a RB. Also, you could consider adding Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush to the list.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 05:55 GMT
No one expected Troy Smith to amount to anything in the NFL. Bush and Leinart absolutely should be on here, they came in with sky-high expectations, people thought Leinart would be one of the best QBs in the league and that Bush was going to become one of the best RBs of all time.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 05:58 GMT
this is just overall a terrible quiz
Oct 4th, 2009 at 06:02 GMT
Ward as rb was a typo it will be fixed...and Leinart/bush are to young to add yet..could have late career surges. So these are just cut and dry heisman winners that didnt do anything in NFL. @nolubba1037 at least substantiate your statement other wise your just a whiner.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 06:09 GMT
How exactly do you win the Heisman and go undrafted?
Oct 4th, 2009 at 06:23 GMT
How are Leinart and Bush too young to add but Troy Smith is not, when Smith was drafted a year later than them?
Oct 4th, 2009 at 06:26 GMT
they have far more potential than smith does.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 06:28 GMT
bush in my opinion is not a bust anyways if you consider his recieving and special teams play. Smith hasnt shown these capabilities. And I mean young in terms of NFL potential, Leinart will get a good shot after Warner retires.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 06:40 GMT
I thought I'd finish this in record time...then I tried to spell Wuerffel.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 09:08 GMT
Bush is absolutely a bust, people thought he was going to be one of the best players of all time, and instead he's an okay special teams guy who gets less carries than Pierre Thomas and Mike Bell and doesn't really factor into his team's overall gameplan. He literally cannot block at all, it seems like he catches short passes more than he rushes, and is basically just used as a gimmick. And Leinart has had plenty of opportunities to prove himself and he's proven he's no good, thats why he lost the job to Warner in the first place. Meanwhile Troy Smith came into the league with absolutely NO expectations - people thought he won the Heisman by default and never thought he'd make it in the NFL, but he turned out to be OK in his first year in Detroit and won the starting job over Flacco but then got injured for last year (and obviously Flacco was able to win it away from him, but that was expected since Flacco was a first round pick. Plus there's talks that they might trade him.) In all, Smith has done slightly better in the league than people expected and his draft position indicated, and Bush and Leinart have done MUCH MUCH WORSE than the hype and their draft positions would indicate. That's how you define a bust. A bust is not a guy who gets drafted late in the second day of the draft with no expectations.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 09:08 GMT
first year in Baltimore, don't know what the hell i typed Detroit for
Oct 4th, 2009 at 09:35 GMT
THIS IS NOT A QUIZ ABOUT BEING A BUST NECESARILY..To be on this list you have to answer two questions: Did you win the heisman?YES Did you do anything in the NFL?No there isnt a third question of...Were you expected to succeed or be the best? This quiz has nothing to do with HYPE...i dont care about hype vs production during hype...just a list of Heisman winners who definately not amount to much in the NFL....leinart and bush could very well be on here in 1 or 2 more seasons...I know Troy smith wasnt hyped he just won the Heisman and his NFL future is bleaker by the minute, while Bush and Leinart are still up in the air as of right now.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 09:43 GMT
For anyones information also..I was debating on either putting Bush and Leinart in this quiz with Smith, not putting any of them, or the one I went with..Just troy smith because I felt Smith career in the NFL was more done than the others. And if you wanna look at pure stats...Bush has more all-purpose yards and nearly the most TDs than anyother running back on the list and leinart has more yards passing and TDs...so compared to the rest of the list they are not busts.
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Oct 4th, 2009 at 09:55 GMT
@bbf2...just so you can go to sleep at night, lets just say this is a quiz of Heisman NFL busts not named Bush/Leinart and just pretend Troy Smith is a bonus answer.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 10:18 GMT
Wheres Ricky Williams
Oct 4th, 2009 at 10:24 GMT
2009 Miami Dolphins 3 34 11.3 163 4.8 54.3 1 15 8 23.5 0 0 0 2008 Miami Dolphins 16 160 10.0 659 4.1 41.2 4 51T 35 21.9 4 1 4 2007 Miami Dolphins 1 6 6.0 15 2.5 15.0 0 6 2 33.3 0 0 1 2006 Miami Dolphins 0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2005 Miami Dolphins 12 168 14.0 743 4.4 61.9 6 35 37 22.0 4 0 1 2003 Miami Dolphins 16 392 24.5 1,372 3.5 85.8 9 45 68 17.3 6 1 4 2002 Miami Dolphins 16 383 23.9 1,853 4.8 115.8 16 63T 89 23.2 7 4 7 2001 New Orleans Saints 16 313 19.6 1,245 4.0 77.8 6 46 58 18.5 2 1 6 2000 New Orleans Saints 10 248 24.8 1,000 4.0 100.0 8 26T 56 22.6 3 0 6 1999 New Orleans Saints 12 253 21.1 884
Oct 4th, 2009 at 10:26 GMT
Didnt mean for it to be all clustered like that...anyways Ricky Williams rushed for nearly 2000 yards in a season in the NFL when Ricky wasnt injured or slowed by injury he was one of the best RBs in the NFL and wasnt even considered for this quiz.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 10:29 GMT
Williams has about 8,000 career rushing yards and 70+ TDs. The benchmark for a very good career at RB in the NFL is 10000 yards and 50-100 TDs. Ricky Williams was a very good running back.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 10:34 GMT
Look at the stats of the other players compared to Williams' NFL stats and you quickly realize he isnt a disappointment. He was very hyped and could have easily been the best RB ever but other things were in store. If this quiz was called "Emmitt Smith Numbers or Bust" then yeah Williams would be on here.
Jan 15th, 2010 at 19:51 GMT
The title is "the Heisman Wonders Turned NFL Blunders." If Charlie Ward decided to play in the NBA instead of the NFL how did he blunder in the NFL? It's a joke that he's on this list. While it might be true that he was too small for the NFL, we will never know. And while he wasn't an All-Star in the NBA, I think what he accomplished was impressive enough.
Jan 16th, 2010 at 01:35 GMT
What does his NBA career have to do with the NFL? The quiz is about players who won a Heisman and did not produce in the NFL. Even if they werent really expected to produce they can still be on the list as they A)Won a Heisman and B)Didnt put up good NFL stats. Charlie Ward won a Heisman and didnt put up good nfl numbers obviously so he was an "NFL Bust"
Jan 19th, 2010 at 07:38 GMT
Wrong. A "Bust" means that you failed at something. You can't fail at something that you have never done. Ward doesn't grade out as an NFL "F" rather he grades out as an NFL "N/A".
Jan 20th, 2010 at 02:06 GMT
I do understand your point...but for this quiz he meets the criteria.....A)Won a Heisman and B)Didnt put up any good NFL stats (Obviously because he never played a game but from an NFL stand point he was a bust for that fact) Im sure we wont agree on this and I do agree he was a good athlete. A company who employed you would consider you a "bust" if you never showed up for work ever..sure maybe you were the smartest guy or potentially the hardest worker but if you never even punched in they never got to enjoy those talents for the companys benefit.
Jan 20th, 2010 at 02:12 GMT
As for the Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush not being included...I am now willing to add Matt Leinart to the list...not adding Reggie Bush yet though as now hopefully people realize he is truly not a bust. Sure he didnt live up to potential yet, but like i said before this quiz isnt about potential or hype from college he won a heisman and is putting up well-rounded numbers in the NFL as a reciever, running back and special teams...and contributing nicely as an x-factor for the Saints in a deep playoff run this season. Leinart cant say any of that, I gave him this season to put up and he didnt do that in the few games he took over for Kurt Warner and its obvious that the Cardinals do not want to rely on Matt for the franchises future all the while Reggie Bush is a key part of a good team.
Jan 31st, 2010 at 07:48 GMT
Okay. If I never signed up to work for that company they would be dumb to call me a bust. Especially if, instead, I chose to work for a company equally as valuable on a professional level... I mean, would you call Len Bias a bust/blunder? I wouldn't. He's not in the same category as Ward, but, in my opinion, both fit in categories outside of the bust/blunder realm
Feb 1st, 2010 at 10:23 GMT
Ok, good point about not signing up, yes he never did commit to go to the NFL. But he still fits the criteria as I stated before. He won a Heisman and did NOT produce in the NFL. Generally speaking if you win a Heisman trophy most people expect you to at least play in the NFL or give it a shot because obviously he was talented at playing football. And obviously you voted down the Reggie Bush/Matt Leinart comment also, because this quiz gets little play anymore. Why is that? You dont agree that Leinart is a bust or disagree that Bush is not a bust?
Feb 1st, 2010 at 10:26 GMT
To me the best argument against this list would have been Ron Dayne. In a limited amount of time and in a limited role as far as featured running back, he actually put up some nice numbers. He is the only real kind-of in between player I saw here. But everyone wants to argue Bush/leinart and you see Ward in a different way than this quiz does.
Mar 5th, 2010 at 21:12 GMT
As I see it, Reggie Bush had a pretty solid rookie year until he injured his knee. He has struggled since then but still is an offensive threat and can stay in bounds and find the pylon better than anyone. And hes a dangerous kick returner. As for mat leinart, If he cant have success with the most dangerous receiving core in the west and the opportunity he had learning from a Future HOFamer like Warner than he is most definatly a bust.
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 01:29 GMT
Why not go further back than 1989? Heisman trophy winners have been busting for decades.
Sep 14th, 2011 at 06:15 GMT
Only problem with going far into the past would be the criterion. The Heisman dates back well before the forward pass was substantially employed, not to mention before it was a "no-brainer" career move to enter professional football. Interesting thought though, and it could certainly be done albeit with inherent debate just like this quiz
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