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EightyNine

Member Since 30 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Panthers waive Edmund Kugbila

25 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

Yes you can. He was a raw, project prospect from a small school who should've been a 6th- undrafted, but was taken in the 4th rd. I know that Barrett Jones has some injuries himself, but gah damn I would've been okay with Jones over Kug. Jones was a top college player, polished, and could played all 5 positions on the line.

Just because a player is raw or comes from a small school doesn't mean he was a reach.. You could make a point that every player who gets drafted is a project and is probably raw in several areas.. Even Gettleman said this year that every single WR in this years draft, besides Odell Beckham, had question marks about their route running.  its very easy for most teams to know who the top rated players are coming out.. Its easy to point out what a guy cant do.. But good GMs and coaches can find potential from players that arent as well known..  Its really hard to do, and thats why not every one can hit on every pick, and also why their are only a few consistent winners around the league.  

 

Besides, the only way you could possibly know if any player was a reach was if you saw our draft board and noticed several players ranked higher than him when we made our selection.. I don't think anyone here knows this info.. yet everyone acts like they do.

 

 

It seems like hardly anyone around here knows how to manage expectations..


In Topic: Kug to have back surgery Aug 8th, done for year

24 July 2014 - 01:35 PM

We had 5 picks in 2013, and no 3rd rounder. That whiff hurt us a lot more than in most drafts.

 

And remind me how we did in that one playoff game? And remind me who we have starting at LT? And remind me who we have starting at RT for that matter?

 

Naw, he's doing a bang-up job.

 

Maybe we just shouldn't play this year and keep guys healthy for the following season..  Since you already know whats gonna happen and everything... Its definitely not too early to judge what kind of job Gettleman is doing..

     ^^^sarcasm
 

 

Did you ask these same questions last year about our starting DBs?  It seemed like they were gonna be pretty terrible, but it turned out pretty good.  Remember that no one wins or loses in the offseason.. You still have to play on Sunday.  You should have learned that this past year..  Maybe you're just not used to having a GM that is able to find talent from the bottom of the barrel.

 

And I think its really stupid for you to bring up the playoff game as a knock against Gettleman.. Thats pretty ridiculous. The 49ers are a good team, and we could have won that game.  Your expectations are too high and your optimism is too low. 


In Topic: Fan Fest is on Friday 7/25 @ 6:30 PM

16 June 2014 - 09:24 AM

I think that there will be less people going on a Friday.  People who need to travel will have to work that day, so that wont help.


In Topic: For you people that are ok with Bell starting

19 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

I am amazed at the number of people that are ok / content with Bell starting period, much less starting at LT. 

 

I just read this on another post and thought it deserved it's own thread. 

 

 

Guys, Bell is a backup at BEST and in no way should be starting until he gets better. 

 

Our OL is in a world of hurt right now. Question marks and concerns GALORE. 

 

We better pray some teams cut loose some solid stop gap veterans. 

 

Like most people have already said, we aren't content with Bell starting.  But i've said this in previous posts..Not every need can be filled in an offseason with someone who is considered the long-term solution.  No one was content last year going into the season with the DB's that were on the roster..Every DB we had was considered a "backup at best." They actually ended up playing pretty well, and we finished with the 6th best pass defense.  Even still, we weren't content with those people, and that's why we let them walk this offseason.. I'm sure a lot of GMs aren't content with most of the positions on their roster.

 

But thats ok because we can all be excited that we have a GM that has shown that he can find servicable players that can be stop-gaps.  Thats what we need if we want to have back to back winning seasons.

 

The Broncos lost their starting LT last year, and they still had a pretty good year.. Not to say we shouldn't be concerned or that we are in the same situation.. But it shows you can still have success, and the good teams still find ways to cover up weaknesses.


In Topic: with ginn gone who is our new kr/pr guy?

16 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

I thought Kealoah Pilares did a good job awhile ago.  If he can make the team, he's done better returning kicks than the other names.


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