THE PFT 2006 ALL-TURD TEAM!
We received an overwhelming response to our request for nominations to the list of the NFL's most underwhelming citizens.
The requirements for consideration are one or more arrests, one or more violations of the league's substance abuse policy, one or more violations of the league's steroid policy, one or more holdouts while under contract, one or more flagrant act of rudeness and/or stupidity, and/or anything else that makes us think that there's good cause for the player to be included on the squad.
And we really want to thank all of the readers who submitted e-mails in support of their not-so-favorite players. One reader prepared an entire starting lineup, and sent us a link to it.
The link, of course, took us to the Bengals' roster.
Without further adieu (or, as the case may be, a-doo), we proudly unveil the first annual PFT All-Turd Team.
On offense, we've got to begin with the poster children for the turd squad -- wide receivers. At one point, we thought it would be easier to list the NFL wideouts who aren't turds. One reader suggested that we fatten up several of them for duty on the offensive line.
But then we decided to knuckle down and pick out the best of the worst.
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An excerpt of the QBs on the All-Turd Team:
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: One of the worst combinations of dumb and arrogant we've ever encountered.
Daunte Culpepper, QB, Dolphins: Forced his way out of Minnesota by acting like a baby back bitch (yeah, we watched The Longest Yard for inspiration) after the team wouldn't reward him financially for having a crappy season before his knee exploded.
Lord Favre, QB, Packers: Nearly ruined his career by abusing Vicodin; almost drove the entire NFL media to swallowing a case of it with his ridiculous retirement dance.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts: Dropped his "naked butt and rectum" onto a female trainer at Tennessee years before sticking his salary demands up the naked butt and rectum of his team.
Jake Plummer, QB, Broncos: Who cares about the road rage arrest? He's on this list for driving a Honda Element.