Thread: Will we settle?
01-06-2013, 07:34 PM #11
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Johnny Football is great but I'm backing Teddy Bridgewater!
Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.
01-06-2013, 09:57 PM #12
A: I'll wait until Spielman has a few more drafts under his belt and see what kind of a team he builds before judging him. I'll also be eyeing how long he keeps Frazier. our record is more a reflection of Peterson's greatness than it is a validation of Frazier as a head coach.
B: I'll also reserve judgement on Ponder's "injury" until I hear more details. Not sure if he could have gone and didn't (Had a Cutler moment), or if he was hurt worse than he let on. We'll see.
01-06-2013, 10:27 PM #13
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01-07-2013, 12:54 PM #16Coordinator
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Outside of a few boneheaded calls by Musgrave, the coaches have been limited by some players who lack talent.
Upgrade the talent and the system and coaching staff will look a lot better.
01-07-2013, 12:57 PM #17
Now to the questions...
Will he ignore our complete lack of receivers? Yes, I think he will. Kind of. I don't think he is going to make a big splash going after WRs in free agency, if that is what you mean... There really are not a lot of good WRs on the FA list this year. Not to mention the fact that Spielman's ideal FA candidate is a player finishing his rookie contract and showing promise. I just don't know who we would sign. That being said, I think WR is going to be our highest priority in the draft. And with us picking #23, we are in the perfect position to pick up a good WR here.
Will he ignore Percy Harvin and allow a cancer to get worse in our locker room? I hope not. I love Harvin, but I think he is worth more to us as trade bait than he is to finish out the lastyear of his contract. How about a Harvin for Freeman trade with TB? Any takers?
Will he pull the plug on Ponder if the development doesn't improve next year? I think he needs to start tugging on the plug now a little bit. Yes, Ponder improved a LOT in the last quarter of the season - especially when it counted -, but we cannot overlook the first three quarters. Obviously Ponder is going to be in purple again next season, but I look to Speilman to bring in someone who can legitimately compete with him for the starting spot. Again, Harvin for Freeman???
Overall, I expect this offseason to start out frustrating for many, mostly because I do NOT expect us to make a big splash in free agency. What we saw last FA is probably what we are going to see again - signings of young, relatively unproven players who show promise. I think it is a good strategy, although also one that is bound to upset some people.Zeus wrote:
When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
01-07-2013, 12:59 PM #18
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01-07-2013, 01:31 PM #20Starter
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As for Ponder lets get this straight. He just benefited from the second best year a running back has ever had in the history of the NFL, with stuffed boxes to almost the ridiculous in todays NFL, and he finished LAST IN PASSING YARDS in the NFL. Teams that stand pat with marginal starters are plain and simple LOSERS and will never win. It's been over a decade that a marginal qb won a Superbowl in Johnson at Tampa and Dilfer. Those days are over. If you don't have a bonifide star at qb FORGET ABOUT IT. Ponder it is obvious will never ever be that guy.
I almost wish Ponder would have started and failed so we could get a hold of just how mediocre he is. Now we get that Webb was so bad Christian might not be so bad.. Not a good thing.
Championships start and end with names like Brady, Mannings, Rodgers, Warner.. Forget the rest. The days of building great defenses are over. It's all about offense and outscoring people.