Re: RAS I
posted at 3/26/2013 7:25 AM EDT
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
+ 1 Eng
Not sure what bb sees in these often injured players.
Think about the ripple effect dowling for example has had. If dowling stayed healthy and payed to his draft position, do the pats trade for Talib, giving up a 4th round pick? Do they pay Talib basically 5m for 1 year? Who could have we brought in for that 5m? Coud we have kept welker, or signed a good DT? Basically, blowing the Ras pick has giant ripple effects on this team. I won't even mention what the ripple effect of Chung, brace, Wheatley, butler, price, crable, mckenzie, etc, etc have had.
for me draft picks are going to fail, it's a given. I can't blame him on Chung, Wheatley, Brace, Butler because you won't hit on every pick. Even someone like Crable isn't a bad pick late in the 3rd because occassionally you find players with real talent who dropped from injury or other things (Cannon, Hern, Dennard) so a late 3rd isn't bad since most don't make it anyways. But, Ras was pick #33 that's pretty much a late round pick. We should have starter expectations for someone picked that high. That BB knowing took an injury risk that high is stunning to me. It's not like Gronk who had a freak injury in college (though his bones are proving to be brittle), a lot of Ras's injures were mostly muscle and tender issues which kept on coming back to haunt him. That should have sent up a red flag. I can't blame BB for failed draft picks because everyone has them but I will blame him for ignoring red flags with an early draft pick or drafting the same type of players over and over again and expecting different results (C. Jackson, C Johnson, B Tate, Price, Wheatley, Wilhite, Butler)