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#31 Floppin

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:28 AM

It was an awful pick. Plain and simple.

We need DT's, OT's, CB's etc, those positions are well addressed in the 2nd rounds of the draft. Instead we took an athletic QB coming from a D2 school.


Prior to the draft out of your three listed concern areas only DT was considered a legitimate concern. No one expected what has transpired with our OT's to have happened.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:34 AM

Prior to the draft out of your three listed concern areas only DT was considered a legitimate concern. No one expected what has transpired with our OT's to have happened.


Prior to the draft doesn't mean squat since we traded away next years 2nd to select him. It is about long term, not this season.

And for one second are you telling me that RG and possibly C on the O line do not need to be addressed?

Not to mention CB..good lord, Marshall is not under contract, and our nickle back is 5,7.

OL and CB are huge needs for this team, only dwarfed by DT.

It was a horrible choice to trade away future draft picks for "project" players....ala AE and Brown.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:38 AM

Let's not forget the Bears only allow 77 yds a game on the ground. Would be less but the Giants roughed them up. So there's no guarantee that D-Lo and J-Stew will light it up. We need 3 WRs on the field Sunday.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:41 AM

Prior to the draft doesn't mean squat since we traded away next years 2nd to select him. It is about long term, not this season.

And for one second are you telling me that RG and possibly C on the O line do not need to be addressed?

Not to mention CB..good lord, Marshall is not under contract, and our nickle back is 5,7.

OL and CB are huge needs for this team, only dwarfed by DT.

It was a horrible choice to trade away future draft picks for "project" players....ala AE and Brown.


Doesn't "long term" and "project" kind of coincide?

Anyhow, the point is that you only have so many draft choices each year. Some are made to make immediate impacts while others are made for subsequent years. We HAD to address WR this year, it was perceived by many to be the one missing piece to our offense. We did this. We drafted Lafell, Gettis and Guy all players with College WR experience and took a flyer on Edwards as a project.

We drafted some DB's late in the draft like usual and if things don't pan out it will be addressed year to year. So look for CB's to be big on next years board if things continue as they are, along with OL depth.

Your sceaming about immediate needs but at the same time pandering for draft picks for the future. Can't have both. Marshall isn't under contract for next year, but he is for this year. He was here we can draft a replacement next year if we feel the need. You see how this works?

#35 Dpantherman

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:44 AM

huh?


slow...SLJ, Dwayne Jarrett, pokey pokey....Mardy Gilyard...get it?

#36 Kral

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:44 AM

Edwards is our second round pick in the upcoming draft. He can't really be a bust until next season. Especially when you consider the bust that has been this season thus far.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:48 AM

DJ will be nothing on any team, you will probably see him at the bar in a couple of weeks hanging out with ricky proehl.


Maybe they can join Sean May for a couple dozen doughnuts.

#38 Miaoww

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:49 AM

Bored Panthro?

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:06 AM

Of course I wouldn't consider him a failure. I didn't expect him to really play at all this season, as he's going to need a lot of time to learn a completely new position.

Having two receivers out (one of which barely saw the field anyway) doesn't change the fact that Edwards just isn't ready right now. If Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen went down, do you think we'd start Tony Pike or go after someone else?

Where he was drafted has nothing to do with if he's ready to play or not. Unfortunately, he'll always be judged in light of this.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:07 AM



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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:23 AM

I would'nt mind taking a look at Antonio Bryant. I mean the knee has to be fine now. He would bring big play cabability to the offense at the WR spot and when smitty gets back he would be a solid #2 guy to help take pressure off of smitty getting tripled teamed in coverage.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:23 AM

Of course I wouldn't consider him a failure. I didn't expect him to really play at all this season, as he's going to need a lot of time to learn a completely new position.

Having two receivers out (one of which barely saw the field anyway) doesn't change the fact that Edwards just isn't ready right now. If Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen went down, do you think we'd start Tony Pike or go after someone else?

Where he was drafted has nothing to do with if he's ready to play or not. Unfortunately, he'll always be judged in light of this.



Don't start with the reality check stuff.....

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:35 PM

jerry's whole plan this season has been to rebuild and invest in the future. why is it such a shock that a wide receiver with big-time potential after a year or so to catch up to his position was drafted? fits into jerry's plan perfectly.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:40 PM

it takes most WRs a few years to be NFL ready.


Tell that to the two rookies with less draft investment starting ahead of him.


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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:54 PM

Tell that to the two rookies with less draft investment starting ahead of him.


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Edwards didn't even play the position in college.

and neither Gettis or LaFell will be legit threats this year. Fans expect them to be but that position takes time. Expecting Edwards to do anything this year is absurd...outside of a couple glimpses of what he will do later. Denver invested a 1st round pick in The Golden Calf of Bristol....not b/c of what The Golden Calf of Bristol will do in 2010 but down the road.

building through the draft means those guys will be factors in a few years. Unforunately for us, we expect them and need them now.

Edited by CRA, 05 October 2010 - 02:56 PM.



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