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02-24-2011, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mypunkrock View Post
This may sound corny, but does anyone else think Roo is a budding superstar, but lacks the "it" factor to be a franchise player. I immediately look to players like Dawkins, Rollins, Utley, even Iverson (though there is a whole host of other issues there).

Even something as simple as seeing how the team has played without Richie, the entire team dynamic changes drastically. Roo is good, but he is, to me, a 1b kind of guy, where he's obviously valuable, but will never be "that guy."
Well, I would say neither Richards or Utley have the "it" factor. They're both pretty mellow guys that seem a bit uncomfortable under public scrutiny.

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