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Damn, I forgot that he was actually picked up by Dallas first. Remember though, that Greenberry had/has been dealing with the trial of the death of his father. Perhaps he wasn't as committed or focused. Just a thought.
You know, on second thought. I remember when the Mustang 5.0s came out. The NC Highway State Patrol said that theirs would catch anything on the road at that time. Those 5.0s were some humming growling sumbitches! I fell in love with the way the car sounded because you could just hear the power. Well, I remember the first time that this dang blasted thing pulled up to my car. iI kinda looked like a mustang, and it said mustang, but I'll be damned if that thing growled like a mustang when it took off. They had bastardized Mustangs with 4 cylinder engines! I immediately labeled them "fake Mustangs!" I don't want no fake Mustang! Don't try to tell me that thing is a Mustang because it don't sound like a Mustang and it don't perform like a Mustang! I don't know what it is, but it's not a Mustang. I'd rather have a Corolla, Impala, Stratus, anything...but not that fake ass Mustang.
Well, I don't give a fug. I want to win, and I want to win NOW! That is either sarcastic, or reality, or perhaps it's jut the sarcastic reality...just give me the best product that you can reasonably put out on the field, of course taking value and long term plans into account, but at least fool me into thinking that my team has a chance to win EVERY YEAR! No excuses! No Apologies!
I know I have basically said it before in so many words (and it may have even been in this thread), that it seems to me that people just don't realize how...bland our wide receiving corps is (and I'll let people define "bland" how they like). To me it seems like it just won't take too much to spice it up. Sure we may not have the Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning (which is delicious on chicken, I might add), but perhaps that Supreme Tradition Salt Free Seasoning from Dollar Tree might do wonders for that flank steak that would otherwise turn out like unseasoned beef jerky without adding anything to it.
What gets me is how many of you believe that there is just this big group of Huddlers that expects Gman to bring in a WR1. That is a myth. Personally, I haven't seen anyone say that. Help just means an improvement upon what you already have, especially in this situation. Now some of you may just want to overlook obvious help in your zeal to rail against some sky-is-falling narrative that may or may not exist, but there are other options out there that may be better than what we already have. Gman has already shown you that, regardless of whether you believe Norwood can help or not.
At least part of the help is already here, regardless of whether people like it or not. I would bet that we bring in more, if not by next week, before September is out. But, even if we don't, Kevin Norwood is going to be here for awhile. In his impromptu interview on Tuesday, here is what Gman said: I think that he is going to be true to his word, and unlike our untrained eyes, he is going to see something of worth at the bottom of the barrel. He seems to think that he already has.
No need to be almost certain, be certain. Gettleman is not in the business of throwing draft picks down the drain. He basically treats all of them like money, and has said as much. In so many words, that is.
We already have Cotchery. To be honest, young James Jones was a B receiver (I'll give him a B), but old James Jones is a B- receiver tops, and we should be able to get those anywhere. At least with a young receiver we can at least fool ourselves that he has more upside than he really does. Nevertheless, if he gets cut, maybe kick the tires. As far as I'm concerned a trade is completely out of the question.
I don't like the way Gettleman has handled the WR position, particularly at a time when the drafts have been so deep at the position and FA had more intriguing, relatively cheap choices than Jarrett Boykin or even Ted Ginn, but he has gotten us out of cap hell. Let''s not forget that. This is the first year that his head has been above water, so let's see what he does now that he is not just trying to survive. Calling him a bust is probably at least two seasons premature.