05-02-2011, 01:47 PM #11
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "marshallvike" #1095872Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2011, 02:03 PM #12
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)
Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1095879
I don't think this team is in as bad a shape as you believe. It has basically the same players on it that got to the NFCC 2 years ago.
I think our staff is gearing up to expose those weaknesses/holes. I'm working a big thread that was waiting for the draft (and FA if we have it) to end before I post it.
Suffice it to say, it talks about those weaknesses.
Last year was a season marred by injury to the QB, across the OL, the WR's and CB's.
to me, that equates to good depth. Again, if we would have had better QB play last year wouldn't have have been as bad as it was.
We added a very nice QB that should have a good year if he plays in the system (ala the Noodle in 2009).
Put young Ponder behind a healthy line, with Rice and Harvin as targets along with two nice TE's and AD (Toby taking reps) running the ball to protect the young kid and we can win games.
From what I'm hearing from Leslie this weekend, it appears he thinks the same way.
It appears the staff believes they can resign Rice as they didn't really address it as a priority need in the draft.
That being said we can always sign Chad Ocho in FA
All the starters on the OL had surgery and should be back on the field
McKinney, Loadholt,Sully and Hutch all had surgery? I thought only Herrera did.
Status of Cook and Griff is in question, as of yet, but I am hopefull.
Get any kindof improvement from the DL play from what we saw last year and this defense will be better.
DT position, which they appear to have their guy in Ballard. (I cooled off a bit after I did my research on that one)
Again, there are some questions, and some work for the staff, but I just don't see this team as being in shambles as you think. Thats why I was so miffed yesterday when I looked at how they were drafting.
Hind sight is 20/20. After reviewing each player a bit more, I am now satisfied with the draft as a whole, FOR THE MOST PART. :laugh:
Thankfully we now have a new staff and don't have to worry about Childress anymore.
In the end, now that I sat down and looked at it, I am good with what they did (well almost).Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2011, 02:04 PM #13
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095915
10 is a large draft class, not alot of teams bring in 10 rookies. Most of these guys look like they'll be contributors at some point, but not now.
Rudolph, Ponder, and our DT (keep forgetting his name) should be instant contributors. Not necessarily starters, but capable of playing right away. The rest will have to be worked into the system, playing special teams and maybe a handful of plays here and there.
05-02-2011, 02:20 PM #14
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1095918
I am saying this team, with a bunch of starter back on the field, that didn't play much last year, is what will make this team better.
Sometimes I wonder were you come up with some of the stuff you think I say.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2011, 02:24 PM #15
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095922
I disagree. I view this draft not just as a way to get the best players, but also as a way to get our UDFAs. We know there won't be free agency for a while, so I think we loaded up on late picks and tried to get a bunch of guys to compensate for no rookie free agents. Snag them up before they go to the UFL or CFL.
It makes sense, but I just don't see at least 3 of these guys making the team. We do have too many decent players already who will have an increased role this season. Simply no room for all 6 players drafted 6th round or later.
05-02-2011, 02:39 PM #16
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1095923
Truth of the matter is, I still question that 2, possibly 3 of these guys might not make the team. That is why I was so pissed that they even drafted them.
Again, I wonder were you get this stuff.
Now if your saying that I said that every player drafted should make the team, then yes, I probalby said that. But even then it doesn't equate to a group like this.
What I mean when I say that is you (the staff) should move around the board, using picks to target cats that will make the team, not just draft a butt ass load of them hoping a few will.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2011, 02:45 PM #17
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095925
They were saying all draft, they were constantly looking to trade down. They wanted to trade down from 12, they had many offers to trade down from 43, but Rudolph was just too good a player to pass up.
They're preparing for no free agency, and I actually kinda like it. give us alot of young guys to work through minicamps, in case we don't get the rookie free agent class we'd like.
I'd much rather prefer that to packaging picks, targeting 4 or 5 individual players, who have a good chance at not amounting to much anyway. There was one or two guys I would have liked to trade for, but other than that, I do agree with the strategy used here.
05-02-2011, 02:46 PM #18
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1095927
Trust me, there will be a FA period my friend. Just like there is gonna be football this year.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2011, 02:48 PM #19
Re: What The Others Think (Cause Marrdro Was Pissed)Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095929
Yes, there will be free agents, but I bet a bunch of them go to UFL or CFL. They're making sure they get the ones they want now, so they don't run the risk of them not being there later.
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