Re: Maybe we need to draft better
posted at 6/22/2013 11:42 AM EDT
In response to NedBraden's comment:
Umm, not one franchise has turned in a better yield in the draft in the last 3 drafts (2010-2012) than NE. Go look at the names yourselves.
Even if you take Hernadez off the 2010 draft, the yield is still very strong. And the fleece job deluxe BB pulled on New Orleans into the 2011 draft might be his ultimate coup of his entire career as GM.
NE ended up with Solder (for Seymour 2009), then BB took Vereen and Ridley as RB prospects, and then NOs took Mark Ingram, RB from Alabama. Ridley on his own has outperformed Ingram by a mile.
Solder has emerged into an elite LT, easily in line for 2nd best in the AFC behind Joe Thomas. I suspect he'll take another step this year.
But, wait...the coup isn't over:
In 2012, BB took Chandler Jones with the 1st of his two 1st rd picks with the 1st rder coming from BB fleecing Mickey Loomis the year beofre. (The other is DOnta Hightower). Barring a sprained ankle in 2012, Jones was well on his way to DROY. Some now see him as another Willie McGinest type projection from BB in the elephant role in the 3-4. Yeah, sure, BB doesn't know what he is doing. He also must now seek out a crystal ball so Kraft will keep him around. iol
Please do your homework before saying REALLY, REALLY stupid things. I suspect this will be the last of the handwringing, short sighted, knee jerk, 10 year old paper boy logic about how BB is mysteriously not a good GM.
My god, people. Go drink a beer. Call a friend. Go to a movie! Phat Rex wil be there to take your ticket at his standing desk. bawhaah
Homework should be done by all. Two years doesn't make up for plenty of other misses. BB is a great coach but needs improvement on drafting. Solder is not an elite. Maybe some day. Vereen has not done a thing yet, but shows a lot of injuries. Ridley is good but shows fumbering issues. Jones has potential but was hurt, so we will see in two years. Ned I want all theses guys to work out, but BB is not a great gm. Maybe in your eyes but not in others. Be open minded not a close minded hero worshiping teenager.