A GM who decided to trade away picks for 1 or 2 players in the draft would always be listed as the best GM. They would only need to hit on 1 or 2 picks with this method every 4 years to stay at the top. Also, the mediocre and bad teams rely on their rookies to start and be a large part of the game plan. This also gives an advantage to GMs who are constantly replacing players in the starting line up. That is why the Dolphins, Rams, Vikings, and Bucs top this list.
What I take from that is the GMs who challenge and go to the Super Bowl consistently draft an average of 9 players per year.
Gettleman is dead last at 5 drafted players per year. That skews the All Rookie Team as a gauge of a GM.
If you want to compete for a championship, you better rack up 10 to 12 picks in the draft every year to fill out a roster. This coupled with great scouting will lead to a very successful team. This will also allow a team to easily obtain cap space and rent those one or two top tier free agents to win a championship if you do not find them through the draft.
If this means you need to trade down out of the first and second round to obtain several 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks, then you do it. Teams that value their 1st and 2nd round picks when they only have 5 picks in the draft and are using free agency to fill out their roster are setting themselves up for mediocrity. There is no way you will compete with the top GMs year in and year out.
They have knocked him for his work ethic, not his football IQ. Where the fug are you getting your info from?
You do realize his lack of football IQ stems from not studying the playbook, right? Hence lazy work ethic. He was criticized by our own school paper and twice by national commentators for being on the wrong page with his QB on more than one occasion in a single game. Again, his QB is dreadful but Perriman didn't do himself any favors by running the wrong routes and causing turnovers.
I swear. The Huddle is a lot like a hot and bothered chick every time someone runs a 4.3 or 4.2.
I'm not sack sniffing the fat fug. Sorry huggers. I'll believe it when I see it and what I have seen so far is a LONG way from deserving the slurpfest he gets here. Some bold moves, some stupid moves and a few bottom feeder deals but no coherent plan yet and NO results on the field yet.
What's not to slobber about?
The plan is quite simple really (if you've paid attention, or possessed common sense at least).
- Escape Cap Hell
- Build through the draft
We've done all three. So stop your whining. Odds are you're just an angry fan who still hasn't gotten over Smitty getting released and/or us not going after big name free agents.
Lulz at all the butthurt regarding Humphries NOT being on our board. He's average. Why the hell would we draft him 25th overall? The guy was set to be drafted in the third round no more than a month and a half ago.
And we're not drafting Dorsett. I can guarantee that. His hands are awful. Proehl can't fix that.
I can't believe there are some actual fans that despise this man for previous regime issues and calculated (yet cold) business tactics. Gettleman is a TRUE General Manager. We are damn lucky to have him. The Panthers organization is trending upward because of him.
Gronk is gonna get super aids, Brady is gonna get kidnapped, Manning is gonna run a sex/drug trafficking operation, Ryan is gonna be involved in a MMM threesome, Brees will get cheap plastic surgery, Watt is gonna be proclaimed warlord of Brazil, etc.
That's why I broke down the playoff teams in terms of percentages.
This where it gets tricky because you do have to take into account how long Stafford and Luck hold onto the ball. Despite our criticisms of Cam, both Luck and Stafford still hold onto the ball in the pocket too long.