Re: Will Smith still rehabbing
posted at 5/13/2014 6:22 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
Yes yes. And. The pats drafted. mallet and O Connell. In the third. How'd they work out? Waste with no compensation. The only success they've had at all is with late rounders and udfa's. They are replacing a third with a second, whose contract ends when TB's does. There was talent later and those guys tied to the Pats. Can't tell me they couldn't have taken one in the third and an impact player in the second. Instead they get more o linemen then they have room for. Wasted picks. And don't act like you liked the draft because you would be lying
Having a backup that isn't completely clueless is not a waste and other teams draft histories suggest that they agree with me and not you. It is a good thing Mallett never had to play, but arguing that he was a waste because TB stayed healthy is dumb. It's like arguing having health insurance for a year is a waste if you didn't get sick that year. Do I think it's possible TB can play at a high level for 4+ years? Sure, but it's not a sure thing so I don't think it is a waste to get some insurance (yeah we have no idea if this guy is any good, but it's better to have someone in the system then be stuck in situation where your QB goes to hell and you got nothing in the pipeline). If the Colts had pulled their little tank routine this season they would have gotten f'ed because of the QB class. As BB has already noted it's better to have another QB too soon than too late.
My opinion on the draft isn't relevant here (although for the record I have said I wasn't a huge fan of the Easley pick and unlike you I was glad to see some more resources invested in the OL, but I have no desire to "grade" this draft until a few seasons have gone by).
I never said having a compete back up is a waste but a second round back up is. I said they get better return out of low round or udfa QB's.
Given the timeline and unless the worst happens He is Mallets replacement. Mallets replacement could have been taken in the third or 4th and not taken instead of a player that can help now.
This is what 90% of the population believes and don't agree with you. Do you really think he's going to beat out brady or lead us to the promised land if the worst happens? PULEEEEZZE.
He's a clip board carrier, just as Mallet was, just as O'Connell was. He is taking a valuable roster spot to be that. It's unfortunate that they have to carry three, but it is what it is. I don't want a rookie next year either.
I'm not saying he can't be good. I'm just saying we will probably never know that until he or Brady leaves.
And I beg to differ. I've never seen ANYTHING to believe Mallet was capable to take over. He scared me in the pre-season games for cripes sake. It was like a miracle when he actually completed a pass. Too hard or too erratic and not about to change. That's who he is.
Here's what Peter King thought of him and don't say King is a hater because that is also what MANY have said, just as they have with a second round clip board carrier.
Peter, I don’t understand your point re: Ryan Mallet. Of course we don’t know anything about this kid, because when would he have a chance to play? Printing his stats is meaningless—of course his QB rating is 5. When did he play? Name a time when he should have played? What were Aaron Rodgers’ stats his first three years under Brett Favre? Did he play? Did he start?
Here’s my point about Ryan Mallett, and it’s a simple point: Anyone who thinks Ryan Mallett should be the answer at quarterback for Houston (or any team) is sadly mistaken. He’s been in the NFL for three years and done absolutely nothing other than hold a clipboard. My response about Mallett was not to criticize him as a player; it is to say that no sane person would trade for him and believe he’ll automatically solve your team’s quarterback problem. I realize he was a tempting prospect in 2011 out of Arkansas. He may well be a very good NFL quarterback. But I certainly wouldn’t pay much for him, and if I brought him to camp all I would do is hope that he could compete for a roster spot and push the starter
This, too will be the fate of our second round pick.