Thread: BB Player says "NO" to Spielman
05-09-2012, 12:21 PM #41
The point isn't about whether he wanted to play or not. I can give two donkey dicks if he cared to play. The problem is we are staffing a team full of sub par players. I don't care what you say, there is a need to play football at the collegiate level. The amount of information gained a that level is eye opening and the jump to the pros dwarfs that. Yes you have a HANDFUL of players that have made that jump. Yet we are fielding a team on the exception. There are quality players out there that can add to this team. Lets stop dumpster diving just to patch a roster up. Lets not add to the fact that this staff has yet to develop anything besides indigestion.
05-09-2012, 12:44 PM #42
The NFL has made TE the latest position of choice to create a mismatch on offense. They are doing this by getting big body guys that are very athletic. The key is the athleticism and ball skills. Basketball players are a natural fit and a large pool to go after.
Your argument in general is valid, by I think you need to make some exceptions for TE's.
05-09-2012, 07:02 PM #43
TEs are the exception to the rule.
05-10-2012, 07:39 AM #44
For the second year in a row almost every player drafted was drafted at or below were he was projected to go and most were considered pretty good value were taken.
I will give you a edge if your going to go down the FA signings but I think alot of that has to do with the Ownerships unwillingness to spend based on the whole stadium deal mixed in with a weak FA class in most of the areas we needed help at.
I'll go into more detail when I do my roster analysis, but I just don't see the "Sub-par" roster you speak of.
Young, athletic, inexperienced, yes, but that is why we have coaches. To help those kids get to the next level and as I see it, everyone of them should be able to get to the next level with proper coaching.
On a side note, take a look at each player we drafted. I think it will suprise you how many other teams had them in for a visit or went to see them. Again, that doesn't happen if the kid doesn't have some potential.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.