[QUOTE=Purple Floyd;1120481]We just gave our last franchise LT away.
Doesn't matter... We have two tight ends to go run patterns A'La the Pats attack or the old vikes under Denny Green and Tice... Why would we draft a TE in the second round and sign another to a $25M contract just to block?? We need a LT to give Ponder time and keep him from getting his ass kicked like last year.. Furthermore, we have the best RB in the game.. But he gets hit behind the LOS more than any other back... We an upgrade at LT... Additionally, while we need a corner, We need safety help more..
If we had a deep drop offense I would agree with you but we are running a short pass, 2 TE offense. Things develop faster and there are TE's and FB's galore to help out with the pass protection so a franchise LT is less important.A good one- yes.
OH, like we did last year?? Charlie Johnson did a great job of that... (roll my eyes)
That is funny. If that is your metric it can also be said we don't need a franchise LT because we run a WCO and all they need to do is deflect the DE a bit until the QB gets rid of the ball, which should be in less than 3 seconds at most and often half that time.
the Eagles run a WCO and they have an elite LT (though he's out for the season and they are now freaking out... Ponder needs time...
NO you see them on the market bc they are not worth what they get paid many times unless your name is Revis.... You think the Eagles are regretting giving Nhamdi all that money last year?? many times teams money is tied up in LT and QB... that's why you see elite CB's on the market more than any other position... Teams know to lock up an elite LT... Name the last elite LT probowl caliber tackle to be on the market???? You can't because teams lock them up.... LT is probably the highest paid position next to QB.. why? because you want to protect your #1 investment on the team....
You see them on the market only because the teams cannot afford to pay what an elite CB can command so teams end up losing them. How many elite CB's leave from teams because the coaches didn't think they really wanted them and felt they would do better with a less talented replacement?
Corner is important, but not as important than LT... But nice try though....