So Many Are Worried About Our Offense...I Just Don't See The Problem
Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:38 PM
I don't get it. There is no WR that I would've taken over Star Lotululei. What about Kawann Short you ask? Could you tell me the name of a WR drafted in the 2nd after we picked? I'll help out: Aaron Dobson at the end of the 2nd when NE took him. Guess when Keenan Allen and others finally went? The middle of the 3rd round, and that's when the run began. About 8 WRs came off of the board between our 2nd round pick and 4th. Were we really supposed to draft Chris Harper who was the next WR to be drafted in the late 20s after our 4th round pick?
RG has been a black hole for years now. The first two picks went to turning a weakness into a strength with DT, and competition was brought in in the 4th. This kid has boa arms and was heavily recruited by the likes of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
Gettleman has set us up nicely to draft OT, WR, and DB next year depending on how this season plays out. Taylor Lewan, Jake Matthews, Sammy Watkins, and Marqise Lee are all set to declare for the draft next year. Hopefully we'll have to trade up to get them
Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:41 PM
I see that our defense was ranked higher than our offense last year. But 4/5 picks went to one side of the ball and 90% of our picks since Rivera arrived has all been defense. Now don't get me wrong I'm excited about our defense but you can't forget the other side of the ball.
Rivera said at the end of the season it was a priority to surround Cam with weapons. This leads me to believe he doesn't think we have enough on the roster already. The only additions were Hixon and Ginn. One is a decent receiver and the other a bust. Not exactly weapons
3/5 Edmond and barner play offense
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:32 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:32 AM
The biggest problem with the offense is, who is going to be the #1 guy when Smitty retires or falls off...or heaven forbid gets injured? I thought they'd be drafting a guy in the 2nd round who could at least COMPETE for the #1 job in a year or two. But I guess Gettleman didn't see it as a priority, or didn't see anyone they liked.
I feel, and Gettleman probably felt, there were only 1 or 2 guys that could ever potentially compete for #1 spot and they were long gone by our 2nd round pick. The guys I thought could compete were Hunter and maybe Hopkins. When they were gone, he probably felt our picks were better spent elsewhere than padding an already crowded back end of the WR depth chart.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:45 AM
I'm not worried about the offense either. Except maybe the o-line, having Kalil back kinda eases that worry though, and hopefully the guard they drafted will be good enough to start day one. As far as the other positions go, we have one of the most explosive offenses in the league. If Smith went down with injury, Olsen would become the first option, because he's pretty much the true #2 option right now anyways. Nothing against Lafell, he's the #2 receiver, but he isn't the 2nd option. I also believe Gettis will come back strong and have a good year. Plus teams have to worry about our 4 dynamic RBs. I'm not worried about it at all. And I think Shula will be alright.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:47 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:50 AM
I do believe Gettleman tried to find WR value at #44 (or even maybe at #14, but that was out of the question with Star falling in our laps), but don't think he believed one of those players available could grow up to be #1 after next year. And that's what we needed.