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TN05

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In Topic: Ladies and Gentlemen: Your New Starting RT

Yesterday, 01:03 PM

Gettlemagic.


In Topic: Picking 8th vs 21st

27 November 2014 - 09:47 AM

2003- 8th pick Jordan Gross. I'll take that again

We actually were supposed to have the 9th pick that year, so that one really doesn't count.


In Topic: Picking 8th vs 21st

27 November 2014 - 09:40 AM

The draft is a crapshoot. We have a very long history of great first-round picks, regardless of round. I trust our scouts know what they are doing.


In Topic: Sunday we play at Minnesota. Falcons vs. Cards. Saints at Steelers

25 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

I find it utterly hilarious people want us to tank for a draft pick.

 

I love the argument of "well if we didn't suck so hard in 2010, we wouldn't have gotten Cam".  You are 100% correct, this situation is different being that we ALREADY HAVE CAM.

 

In terms of personnel (as in, not our shitty coaches), our biggest glaring weakness is our utterly inept offensive line.  Do we have other issues?  Absolutely.  Listen, I don't care if the next John Ogden is coming out in this draft.  One player, no matter how good, is not going to fix the woes of the offensive line.  Want proof?  Last year we had Gross, who played really freakin well and our oline was still trash.  The best lineman we have acquired since Cam has been here was an undrafted guy by the name of Andrew Norwell.  Then you look at the bust rate of recent top OTs... Jake Matthews has been unspectacular, Jake Long has been a solid underachiever, Greg Robinson is delegated to backup guard duty, Joeckel and Fisher have done nothing, Matt Kalil has taken massive regression...

 

Sure a few guys (Tyron Smith, Joe Thomas) have lived up to their name, but this a crap shoot.  We need depth and multiple new starters on this line and we need to take MULTIPLE avenues to acquire these men via draft, FA and UDFAs.

 

Why win the South?  How about making the playoffs two years in a row for the first time in history?  How about breaking this NFC South "Curse" of a different team winning the division every year?  How about rallying to a WINNING record at 8-7-1?  How about being a desirable landing spot for quality FAs?  How about teaching our guys what it takes to win in the playoffs?

We have an extremely flawed team that needs improvement across the board, but we aren't going to get any better by only being able to land a studly first round pick and suck at everything else.  If anything, Marty Hurney should have taught everyone how useless it is to hit a home run in the first only to strike out at every other at bat.

 

They don't care. They want to sacrifice success for a slightly higher draft pick.


In Topic: Sunday we play at Minnesota. Falcons vs. Cards. Saints at Steelers

25 November 2014 - 11:29 AM

At this point I think half the Huddle would root against the Panthers in the Super Bowl if we got to it, because they hate Rivera so much. 


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