UGH, I'm sick of reading this.
Yes, lets ignore our most glaring problem, our Offense, to create a monster defense that no one can score more than 7 points on.
We'll still lose because we will only score 3.
If we don't get a QB (Newton still being my favorite), I'd rather we draft A.J. Green than a DT/DE.
Agreed. People underestimate how bad our offense was last year because of the QB play and chalk it up to the whole team being young and bad. The defense would've been fine, but it spent way too much time on the field because the offense couldn't sustain drives due mostly to ineffective QB play.
Eventually the defense gave out. Add to that, you got a guy like Tommie Harris out there as a FA now, and several big body 320+ DTs available in the 3rd round and later in this draft, and it's obvious to me you have to address the offense.
Mora Jr. is a moron, but I do respect Mayock, so I feel like it's a wash that I agree with both of them.
Here's the thing I don't understand. The vast majority of us know Jimmy sucks and is not the long term solution at QB. This draft has no consensus #1 pick, and other than Patrick Peterson at CB, no one really even agrees who is the best prospect per position (i.e. Fairley vs Dareus, Gabbert vs. Newton, Jones vs. Green, Bowers vs. Quinn etc). Why would we (and by we I mean Rivera and Hurney) not take the player we feel grades out the best by our standards at the QB postion? It's obviously our biggest need, has the potential to be the biggest help to a bad team, and I think the top 4-5 players in this draft at the QB position would step in immediately and be better than Clausen. An effective QB is more important than any other position in football. It's not reaching to take someone who's better than the guy you have.
I'd be okay with Gabbert or Newton at this point.
Agreed. I said that I thought Hurney and Co. would go with a defensive player if they wanted to avoid the BUST label if they guy sucked. When you miss on defense there is a lot less criticism because they're less stat oriented (DLs at least).
But, the more I look at it, I'm starting to feel like Riv will want to come in with his own guy at QB, start from scratch and build him up. I get the feeling that there's no other viable choice but go QB and ignore the bust risk, because if it pays off, we're good for a decade or so. If we go defense, I don't see a DT or CB making a big enough impact that it would change our record that much because the offense would still be lacking, even if the guy is the Rookie of the Year defensively.
IMO, no QB means we're picking in the Top 10 again next year either way so it won't set us back if we're wrong in picking a QB because our offense was that bad.