Top Dawg, I get ya. I didn't want to be in a pissing contest with anyone (& it's not what I felt we were doing), but was intrigued by your perspective & agreed with the vast majority of it. I didn't miss the point, to the contrary, I was simply perplexed by the incongruency of speaking in present tense about only caring about the end result & musing why people get 'caught up' in it; you never retracted that perspective. Did I read too much into it? That is certainly possible. I like literary accuracy & love to analyze; I'm left brain dominant. Believe me I know there are many who love to rant & rave & a person would have no chance of having a productive dialog with. From your post, you did not appear like that; like I said intriguing. I enjoyed your opinion & felt you would be open to discourse. It is 1 of the reasons we get on these boards.
I didn't feel like you were challanging anyone else's opinion specifically, it seemed like a gross generalization which is what caught me off-guard, esp. with your tag line (The Cerebral Cat). Just by the way you write I know that was not some poetic irony. I am sorry if it semed like I was challenging your IQ directly (I wasn't, just was using to make a point)...you are right, I did base some of my retort on ('take issue with') the fact that there may be a higher standard.
I actually really line your tag line.
You are right on with the distinction between IQ & smarts (most has to do with lacking 'common sense'); I will also throw EQ (emotional quotient) in there...which is where electronic/wirtten communication can be handicapped.
My wife would agree with your's on the T&A, but she tolerates my infatuation (not with the T&A
) with the Huddle.
I appreciate the ability to openly discuss. I like your approach, so I'm sorry if my response sounded like I missed the point; maybe I lacked clarity. I really just wanted to challenge/ask about the intent & get a better understanding of how your new found curiosity & interest in the draft fit into the perception (to me) of the unretracted stance from your first paragraph.
To recap the part you may have overlooked in my response, since it may have seemed like an attack (it was not intended to be)...I think you have a very good understanding of how it all works, so it seemed weird that in the past you could have been disinterested. Kuechly was the smartest pick for the team & Silatolu will be a bonecrusher. I agree that Adams 'should' be a dynamic playmaker & am hopeful that Norman can end up being a steal.