Re: Colts add Kerry Collins
posted at 8/25/2011 8:15 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Colts add Kerry Collins
[QUOTE]You have a fair point, the Patriots had several weak drafts there, especially 2006 and 2007 and paid for them. The aged defense couldn't close the deal on a perfect season, and and they were forced to dip into trades and FA due to struggles drafting offensive weapons for Brady. If they had drafted say DeAngelo Williams, Jon Beason, and Greg Jennings instead of Laurence Maroney, Brandon Meriweather, and Chad Jackson....there might be another Lombardi or two in the trophy case right now. I suppose hindsight is 20/20
, the 49ers probably still hate themselves for drafting Giovanni Carmazzi only to watch a hometown kid go late in the 6th round and win 3 Super Bowls. I think the Colts need to start getting the kind of production out of their drafts now that the Pats have for the past few seasons if they want to get another title while Manning is playing. It is also not a bad idea to start looking at options for the future, it is hard to keep playing at a certain age, no matter how good you are.
Posted by FishTaco64[/QUOTE]
One of the best cliches ever. It always applies. I think its got to be very hard for a team who has been successful to go through wholesale changes. The colts have nearly changed all of their personnel over the past 5 years save maybe 8 guys. Manning, Wayne, Clark Saturday, Diem, Freeney, Brackett.
The fact is they have just drafted poorly and had some bad luck. Ugoh and Pollak have not been good, although they keep trying with Pollak. Gonzalez is just really unfortunate. I feel sorry for any guy that just can't stay healthy. Brown has been marginal at best and Hughes, although I'll grant him his second year, was nearly non-existent last year. As a team you just can't miss that frequently at the top of the draft.
I think the colts had a pretty good draft this year. What I am actually worried about now is the coaching.