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In Topic: Would Gettleman have drafted Cam?

12 April 2014 - 06:22 AM

It depends on if he had gotten a QB during free agency.  I can easily see him going for Darius rather than dealing with Cam's question marks.  However, I can also see him recognizing Cam's potential and taking him.  But that's looking at it as if he's in a vacuum.


It's not just about Gettleman vs. Hurney.  There's an entire scouting staff that has input into the process, and I'm sure that the coaches have a little say as well.  So the real question is whether he would have given all of them the same level of influence that Hurney probably did.  And I say that because during the entire time he was here, you never heard whispers that Hurney drafted on his own, so it stands to reason that he listened to his staff.


I think he would have gone with Cam, personally, as I think that there is a world of difference between the "entertainer and icon" story that the media was pushing, and what the coaches and scouts learned about him behind the scenes.

In Topic: Worst draft picks since 2000 for every team

11 April 2014 - 06:25 AM

If you were looking for our worst draft ever, it's probably the one in 98.  the one we got started by passing on Vonnie Holliday for Jason Peter.  Then followed that up with Chuck Wiley and Mitch Marrow.  Best pick outta that year was probably Donald hayes, and he really only contributed one season that i can recall.


Hurney's second draft (03) netted us Jordan Gross and not much else.  There was one year wonder Ricky Manning Jr. in the third for what that's worth.  Traded up in the second that year to get Bruce Nelson four picks before the Cards got Anquan Boldin.  Redskins took Derrick Dockery later that round.  Not sure nelson ever played a down either.


For the 2010 season, there's pretty much nothing to write home about except Greg hardy in the sixth.  Follow that up with the 11 draft that got us Cam Newton and pretty much nothing else except Kealoha Pilares who's kind of still here but probably won't be come September.


Can't help remembering when we used to brag about how many draftees we kept under Hurney :(


Rahsard Anderson is far and away the biggest bust since 2000.  12 games and gone. 


Every team has a collection of poor picks, and when you look at the ones Hurney made you'll find that he was remarkably average at drafting after the first round.  By that, I mean his picks in every round stuck around as long as the average GMs did.  For every Dwayne Jarrett there was a Ryan Kalil.  It was the first round where he was particularly good.  I think that's as much a testament to his scouting department, which Gettleman kept, as anything.


Ever feel like most of our drafts in the late 90s were disappointing?  98 was awful, but it seemed like every year we would maybe get one good player and a bunch of JAGs.  2009 turned out to be particularly disappointing too...

In Topic: Report: Colin Kaepernick investigated for alleged sexual assault

10 April 2014 - 11:46 AM

Looks like he went with his first read again and didn't notice the open sluts at the end of the bar.

In Topic: LSU Pro Day

10 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

BTW, Go Tigers! :D

In Topic: LSU Pro Day

10 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

My wife and her family are from Louisiana. They're HUGE LSU fans. Which, in turn, makes me a LSU fan because I'm forced to watch all of their games. I haven't missed one in 5-6 years. If you really watched LSU games you would agree that LaFell is NOWHERE near Landry. The "it" factor is real and Landry has it. He doesn't hit the HR like OBJ does so people who follow stats are more attracted to OBJ, but Landry is the better receiver on that team. That being said...I think they're both going to be great. But the Landry to LaFell comparison is not a good one. 


My wife went to LSU as well, we watch every game, even the ones that are shown on "The Ocho."  And I really do watch every game, and have since about 2003.  If you watch them with the sound up, you would have heard the comparisons last year from guys that get paid to watch the games and talk about it.  Not so much last year, but they stuck and they make sense when you watch both of them.


I think you're forgetting some of the big plays LaFell made while he was in college. I'm not taking anything away from Landry's college production when I make the comparison, as LaFell broke all kinds of receiving records while he was there.  But in both you have guys with lots of production but not top-end speed. 


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