Move over Chris Weinke. There's a new member to the Heisman-turned-NFL bust Hall of Fame, and his name is Ron Dayne.
Dayne was a Heisman winner out of Wisconsin in 1999 who was drafted by the Giants. His first year, teaming up with Tiki Barber, was pretty good -- Dayne ran 228 times for 770 yards and 5 TDs. But from there on out, he sucked. He floundered almost every crucial down he was in, never picking up those needed yards. Basically, except for his first year, he was no good in New York. He was converted into a goal line back who couldn't score from the goal line.
Last year he signed with Denver and had one good game, but all in all, put up poor numbers, backing up Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell. Now, Anderson is gone and he has the chance to beat out Tatum Bell for that starting roll. All was looking good. Denver has a great running game every single year and even a disappiontment like Dayne can succeed there.
But then, ESPN reported that undrafted Mike Bell currently has the starting role.
That's pretty humiliating. If Dayne can't succeed in Denver, he can't succeed anywhere. And he'll have little chance if he's the third back up behind Bell and Bell. Of course, the spot is still open and Dayne says he's not giving up, but at this point, he should. Because there's always the NFL Bust Hall of Fame.