Re: OK Fess Up: If you EVER posted a dislike of drafting JG but have changed your mind RESPOND
posted at 8/23/2014 5:21 PM EDT
"you need to give a guy a few years before you can start him anyhow"
not lately. See: Russel Wilson. Guys don't absolutely need years of seasoning anymore. See also: Andrew Luck.
I hated the pick and still do.
It's an organizational philosophy thing. The Pats (Kraft and Belichick) are more interested in sustained excellence. (I'm not making this up, there are plenty of quotes to back it up not to mention behavior).
My philosophy is you go "all in" on a championship, especially late in a championship QBs career, which is largely what Denver has done.
That's the philosophy I advocate.
The Pats have a different one. I think mine is better and more in tune with pro sports (get championships while you can). But you can argue for the Pats sustained excellence view.
If you have that view, the JG pick makes more sense.
I don't have that view, so I think the pick is a fail. When you look at the lack of depth at the tight end spot, and how good BB often is drafting tight ends, that's the pick I wanted to see.
I'm not backing down from that because JG is playing well.
And I'm going to stick with my view on this.
But a couple things could change that:
If we win a ring this year then clearly there's no issue.
If we we a ring this next year, no issue, I'll concede the point.
If we never win another ring with Brady as QB BUT we do win a ring with JG, then I'll concede the point.
If we win a ring with Brady but JG wins some games for us while Brady is out, then that also proves the point.
Otherwise I'm sticking to my view.
But - I'm still happy that given the pick was made, it seems to be at least a good QB.