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emhoward

Member Since 18 May 2009
Last Active Today, 07:48 PM
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In Topic: If it came down to Peat or Perriman....

Today, 07:39 PM

I may be off on this, but it seems to me, undoubtedly due to busts in times past, that speed, and specifically 40 timed speed, is starting to be underrated.

For years and years it was overrated, a lot of that was due to Al Davis and his drafting, was due to drooling over how fast a player could run in his underwear, and other things.

In response to this overrating of 40 times, it seems we (fans, scouts, GM's) have started to go the other way.

Five years ago If Perriman runs a 4.2 he goes from fringe first rounder to at least being picked somewhere between 15-20. That's silly.

This year, he's still a fringe first rounder. Despite all this talk he hasn't moved up. If anything this 4.2 has hurt him. "Well he doesn't look this fast on tape" "who cares that he's fast, he can't catch". This is also silly, not equally silly perhaps, but silly nonetheless.

He ran a 4.2. It's not a huge deal, but it's a big one. It's shouldn't put him in the top 20, but it should put him in the first.

The reason he's not moved up is because GM's are scared. And I get it. Who wants to draft the next Ted Ginn, Stephen Hill, DHB etc?

He's a fast WR with Questionable hands: he could be Stephen Hill, but he could be Torrey Smith, who many on this board were clamoring for.

He could be DHB or he could be Mike Wallace, who in times past many on this board was clamoring for.

Who knows. I certainly don't, but I did want to take the time to say to Breshard Perriman, congrats, you ran a 4.2, that's still something special in my book, and I get the sense that Al Davis is somewhere with two thumbs up, agreeing with me.

In Topic: If it came down to Peat or Perriman....

Today, 06:59 PM

Gettlemen is a disciple of Ernie Acorsi, who didn't like taking Offensive Lineman in the first, he believed Lineman were the easiet position group to coach up.

The belief was you could take an Offensive Lineman with "average talent" and coach him up by working on his technique and other things and get him to the "good" level, but with other positions it's a lot harder. Therefore we'll take one of these others positions in the first (because first round picks are the most developed and complete players) and take an offensive lineman later.

All that being said I don't think Gettlemen holds this philosophy as strongly as his mentor. I think he wouldn't hesitate to take Peat if he was there.

In fact someone on this board mentioned that last year had Miami not taken Juwan James ahead of us he would have been our pick.

And to answer OP; I would choose Perriman, but I think the Panthers would choose Peat.

In Topic: Charles Johnson Speaks Truth 4 Realz

27 March 2015 - 08:56 PM

Speaking of Captain...he, CJ, and KK were at Cosmos together last Friday... Didn't know me from Adam but were still mad cool.

In Topic: We sign Ball, Bucks sign Sterling Moore

19 March 2015 - 10:53 PM

Maybe Moore wasn't a scheme fit.

In Topic: Starting a team from scratch

16 March 2015 - 07:26 PM

The only way for me to decide is to figure out who has the biggest weaknesses

James-- none, but he's the oldest with only few years left in his prime.

Curry-- before last year had a bit of an injury issue with ankles. How will 3pt shooting translate in playoffs.

Durant -- killer instinct? Does killer instinct even matter or is it overrated?

Westbrook -- selfish? Has the biggest alpha dog mentality but can go too far

Harden -- defense, gets to FT line a lot and refs tend to swallow whistle in playoffs... U guys are severely overrating him tho (he's carried the team without Dwight)

Davis -- too passive? Can he be a dog? Didn't matter for Duncan...

George -- how will he look coming off injury -- can disappear at times.

So from here on out I'll go...

Davis
Westbrook
Curry
James
Durant
Harden
George