Re: Intersting Take On What Pats Did From Round 2 On (Positive)
posted at 4/29/2012 10:59 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Intersting Take On What Pats Did From Round 2 On (Positive)
[QUOTE]Who knows, maybe Wilson will be a great player? Selected as high as he was...that should be of what is expected of him. If he turns out to be a great special teams gunner and back up in the secondary, then in my opinion that was a reach and waste of resources. I personally don't like the logic of...we filled needs=therefore a good draft. The needs at safety are there because we have drafted wrong at that position (and corner) for years now...Merriweather, Butler, Wheatly, Marshal, Whilite, Hobbs, Dowling. I loved the Chung pick and many of the guys above, but all that I expect out of Chung right now is that he'll tackle well and hit hard - then he will get hurt and be off in coverage. The truth is BB the coach could go through a Walmart parking lot and grab three guys to play in an NFL secondary and not let them get exposed. There's a reason why this guy gets guys off the street on Monday - has them play well in a game on Sunday and then cuts them on Tuesday. He's the best coach in the NFL.
Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]
So by your logic.... BB looks at his team and thinks "WE NEED A HARD HITTING SAFETY/CORNERBACK. My team has been decimated in the def backfield on more occasions than one and I need to find someone who can support the run stop, and can run with a #3 Wr if necessary". Then BB goes on to further think, " If I can find this hard hitting guy who can hold his own against other Wr's while supporting the run- my defense can get off the field quicker in third down situations".
SO Mthurl.... it is your contention if BB is thinking things like that but this wilson kid grades out as the #15 Safety ( a hard hitter who can support run stopping and run with a #3 WR).... IF that is BB's assessment of this kid.... He should not pick him because it is TOO EARLY in the draft? REALLY?
SO what should he pick?... It is your turn.... Whom shall he pick if the thought by BB is that he NEEDS someone that has this man's skillset?
mthurl.... I think you have been oversold by MEL (Plastic hair) Kiper on slotting of players. FOR MY MONEY.... "IF" your scouting shows that this man fills the needs you have.... and he did really well in your visit.... then who the hell cares if I pick him at #48 or wait three more rounds (HOPING THAT NO ONE ELSE WANTS HIM).... He is what My team needs..... The actual thought process of the draft is to FIX MY NEEDS.... not to play footsie and try to outsmart others.
IF he is what BB deems that he needed last year to be much more efficient on 3rd down stops, and get the Def off the field.... then picking him in that spot was right.
YOU and I cannot say it is a reach, as YOU and I do NOT know what BB believed following last year was the greatest need for this defense.
Given his first two picks we all assume he thought the lack of a stout rush was there..... It appears he felt that way. However, how many times last year did this team allow a 3rd down to be converted? Does this guy assist BB in stopping that? I heard he was a hard hitter.... and good tackler.... DID Bill want that from a safety.... and deem that although he was in the "GROUP" that was the next 20 safeties (after the cream was gone).... HE WAS THE BEST FOR WHAT BB NEEDED?
Just because McShay and Kiper say it is a reach- doesn't mean that it is.... It doesn't mean that, as they are not trying to CRAFT A DEFENSE- they are just ranking players for what they see as good.
He is not a shutdown Corner.... not what BB wanted with that spot.... none were available anyway.
HE is a run stuffing hard hitting able to run with a #3 WR DB.... IF that is what BB feels that he needs most.... then the "REACH" Bullcrap is just that..... BS!
BB didn't have another pick for 14 picks.... what would have happened if he thought Gronk was a REACH at his spot and decided to wait (not using that pick as it was 5 picks too high)? DUH!!!!!!!
THis reach stuff is the venue of the ignorant! When you are the GM you need to use your resources to work on YOUR Team.... not play games like "Maybe I can wait".