Posted: 4/28/2012 5:47 PM
gadfly23 wrote: I'm a slow learner. I decided this year to pay some attention, get into the draft, look at prospects, etc.I wanted to know a little better who was really who, how'd they do against who.....it did make it more fun, but ultimately I'm left with a slightly bitter taste in my mouth becuase I realize that the permutations are endless, the draft-day variables countless, and the frustration level can be high, but mostly inevitable as each one of us develops a personal list of favorites and those lists cannot be fulfilled.Now combine that with the eternal sell job that NFL network does on player after player for literally the two months leading up to the draft and it can make you crazy. How hilarious was it that every receiver ALL OF UScoveted @ #22 or #37 were there (Hill/Randle/Jeffery) and not taken. Instead, a very solid RT was taken, and hey I get it, makes sense.....no it wasn't Glenn or Martin or Adams all more highly discussed and "rated" by analysts than Schwartz, and you know what, after reading up on him he seems like a great choice. We go out and get an RB and a QB and damn we better make damn sure we protect them both, maximize their chance for success.And then this guy Hughes - on nobody's anything, and we don't use our #67 but trade down twenty spots...hmmmBut you get to thinking about ability to stop the run, depth at DL, the guys stats are very strong in that area, and playing in Ohio I imagine he's been well-scouted (shoot look at Denver taking his teammate with their #2).So, what's my point? If I was drafting I'd have take TR then Weeden @ #22 then Jeffery @ #37 then a package to re-enter round #2 to grab the best RT possibe.. My draft a more"hood ornament" driven draft...and the guys in Cleveland are busy drafting shocks and bumpers and tires - but ain't that what a car needs to drive? We all like shiny objects a little too much.............
Posted: 4/28/2012 6:56 PM
Posted: 4/28/2012 7:22 PM
gadfly23 wrote: You can't ignore free agency three years in a row in todays game and put all your chips on the draft and not be in the pitiful position they're in now .I had hoped they would have gone after a guy like Winston thus freeing up our #37 to grab a guy like Jeffery. OTOH they are assembling young pieces all maturing together and something to be said for that = Schwartz.Finally and thankfully they ended the experiment with that Texas calf humper with a girls arm and got a man to man the helm.I was wondering - when Colt was rushed into duty in 2010 due to Delhomme's injury and beat Saints, Pats and Jets (he beat Jets/his receiver beat him) were you calling him the calf-humper? Was there a gleam that year for him? When did Colt become the calf-humper for you?
Posted: 4/28/2012 8:42 PM
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