Re: GB Packers
posted at 4/18/2013 1:25 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Yeah, great example.
Here is a comparison. Matthews had 5 more sacks then Rob Ninkovich, but he also had 4 less FF's...you know turnovers? Only difference is Matthews now makes more money then most players in the LG, oh and Nink probably plays the run better.
Bottom line it for you. If we paid a guy like Mario Williams to come in here and get 10 sacks a year for us at 100 million$ we wouldn't be able to "build a team".
I Love the way BB builds the team that has won more games then any other for 13 years strong.
Come on TC. Ninkovich is an underrated player for this team imo, but Matthews got the contract he did and is a 2 time all pro for a reason. The guy is a beast. Do I think BB would have paid him as much as GB just did had we drafted him? Probably not although perhaps he would have locked him up proactively. But the guy was a good draft pick regardless. I'll be honest. I didn't want him because I thought he was a PED risk.
I will say that I think we made out okay since we ended up with Gronk via a long combination of trades and it is impossible to know how it would have turned out otherwise, but Matthews is a great player. No need to bash the guy to defend BB (and honestly it was pretty obvious to me that prolate was just dicking around).
I'm not bashing Matthews, and when Prolate goes on a 3 year long mission of "bashing" BB's draft picks I don't consider it dicking around. Matthews is a great pass rusher. I disagree that he was effective against the run and have seen him get pushed around often watching packers games with my uncle(some reason is a die hard pack fan and not a Pats fan booooo).
My point was that while Prolate continues to bash BB the GM I point out that Nink was nearly as effective rushing the QB while playing a role BB covets. A guy who can defend the run, rush the passer and drop back to get his hands in passing lanes. 5 FF's is nothing to sneeze at and I was surprised to see Clay only had 1.
Who would you rather have if you are building a "TEAM"
Nink at a few million or Matthews at 60 million?
I am sure of who BB would choose.