Re: Is there an explanation for this madness?
posted at 5/7/2011 3:59 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Is there an explanation for this madness?
[QUOTE]I was always supportive of every pick last year. This year is another story. Really think BB needs to be stripped of his picking. I feel BB really doesnt know how to build the team he needs. Hes turning the Pats into the Browns when he coached them.
Posted by VirginiaBostonFan[/QUOTE]
"Really think BB needs to be stripped of his picking." finaly one other person says it! great coach; barely average( to blow average) at drafting. if kraft were wise, he'd have a real gm likeall th better tamsin the leagu do. the majority of people on thisboard see with rose colored glasses. thanks for starting this thread.
many teams did very well. pats were a little ho hum "c" maybe, we'll see how they do.
many teams had some of the same top needs and most didnt have 9 picks
lets look at a few:
-houston: watt, reed and harris and keo. thats a haul
-detroit: failey, titus young, mikel leshoure
-washington: kerrigan, jenkins, hankerson, helu and niles paul
-new orleans: jorrdan, ingram, martez wilson, johnny patrick AND GREG ROMEUS
-colts got 2 top tier offensive lineman for manning, and carter and nevis
-packers won the sb and still got a top tackle and cobb, maybe the best all around receiver/playmaker in the draft
-jets: wilkerson, ellis, powel, kerley, mcelroy
-browns: phil taylor, sheard, greg little (de, olb, beast huge wr who can catch)
-kc: baldwin, hudson, houston, bailey, jalil brown, ricky stanzi, etc their draft team could help us a lot.
-dolphins did good with pouncey, thomas and gates
-pittsburgh did ok wiht heyward, gilbert, brown and carter
-arizona did well: peterson, williams housler adn acho
- falcons also got Jacquizz Rodgers and dent, along with julio jones
-even the cowboys improved with smith, brice carter and demarco murray
-giants look good with prince, austin and jernigan
-rams will be much better with quinn, salas and pettis
the only other team that looked like a "d" grade might be seattle, and us if these "risks" and free agency dont turn out well fopr us.
what did we get; some 'potential' at t and g, a good, but often injured tall cb that we did need, but maybe 5th or 6th on our list of needs, a change of pace back some are optimistically calling a 3 down back, a big, not fast short yardage back who could have been had 2 rounds later, ryan malet, hardly one of our team needs (so bill can trade him for a higher than 3rd round pick (maybe) later, to continue his addiction to more picks over drafting game changers when they are needed), a te who can block, a flyer on a de, and a db who couldnt start for his college team.
some of these guys could be good, but as walter football, one of THE most respected sources on draft and draft evaluation said, every pick was a very risky choice/player. they would have given us a "d" except for the future picks we got. so we got a "c" and didnt take players we could have at our positions of need (at de, olb, wr, rb-higher rated and all purpose backs) instead of trading and also instead of picking less needed riskier players.
a little anti-belichick in the atlanta hawks trading several picks for a piece they absolutely need to compete both in their division and for the super bowl. if hes the stud that puts them over the top, no one can call their move wrong even though they trades from 27 to 6 in round 1.