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rayzor

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#2153942 Drafting a Guard in the first round

Posted by rayzor on 07 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

I'm not a fan of the whole "you don't draft this position at this level" mindset. There are exceptiopns (taking a kicker at #1 overall, for example) but generally speaking, I say if you think Player X is the best guy to take at your spot, then take him.

it can never and should never be as simple as just that.

need must be accounted for in that decision...like if the BPA is a MLB or a QB or an RB...do we really take one over DT, CB, WR, FS, etc.?

also, what is my board looking like for that position later? can i find someone of nearly equal value later? is there a thinner grouping for this position than others?

is this position as crucial for the team as others, esp. crucial enough to warrant this early selection?

there's just too many factors to take in.


#2153410 Drafting a Guard in the first round

Posted by rayzor on 06 March 2013 - 11:55 PM

I couldn't disagree more about DT. It's a premier position.

comes with a higher bust rate than other positions and still takes a couple years to not look bad. harder to get a legit day one starter than other spots.


#2151908 Which 2013 O-Line combo gives us the best chance to win more that 7 games?

Posted by rayzor on 05 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

quickest/best/cheapest fix is having a healthy kalil and bringing in a vet RG. a step further in the right direction would be picking up another RT in FA that is better than bell. shouldn't be too hard to pull off, esp. for a decent price.

the real weak link is the right side. the left will be fine...not studly, but fine with kalil back and amini having a year under his belt. i'd still expect to see amini struggle, but mainly because he's still in his first couple years where they are likely to have roller skates for cleats.

the right side can be upgraded pretty easily without breaking the bank.

we don't need a stud OL. we don't need perenial all-pros or even pro-bowlers (not that the pro-bowl designation means jack). we just need guys who aren't going to get pushed around and who can get a little bit of a push. with the RB corps that we have (way under-utilized, overpaid, but still reaaaalllly good), and cam being the mobile playmaker that he is, we just don't need much on the OL except for being serviceable.

i would say adding another playmaker to the WR corps who can get open and handle/command double teams with a serviceable OL would help out a lot more than having an elite OL with our receiving corps as-is.


#2149240 We are going to get raped once Cam's contract comes up...

Posted by rayzor on 01 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

I have a great idea! Trade Cam for a crap load of picks this year and Draft Geno!








































I'm serious.




#2148988 An example of Bill Polian's "genius"

Posted by rayzor on 01 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

He sure had a lot of success for being such an awful GM...

drafted peyton manning. that's about the extent of it. nothing else special about what he did.

btw, he's the guy that hired jim mora, sr. he wasn't allowed to hire any coaches after that and he was against hiring dungy.

polian isn't liked around the league. he and his son are considered toxic, meddlers, and pricks.

their success had everything to do with peyton and little to do with building a team. they had a lot of success drafting from '98-'06, but after that was considered pretty bad...and a lot of that had to do with their personnel guru and top talent evaluator, dom anile, getting pushed out of the job by polian's son.


#2148841 How much over the cap are we really?as low as 3-5 million?

Posted by rayzor on 01 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

2013 Totals.................. Base Salary..........Signing Bonus...... Other Bonus............. Cap Figure
Active Contracts ...........76,783,643...........35,686,154.............11,346,666...............123,816,463
Top 51 Contracts..........74,203,643............35,686,154.............11,346,666...............121,236,463
DeadMoney.....................5,354,796...............................................................................5,354,796
2012 Available Cap Rollover......................................................................................... 3,600,000
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Totals ...........................82,138,439............35,686,154............. 11,346,666............. 122,991,259


http://www.spotrac.c...nthers/cap-hit/


#2148819 An example of Bill Polian's "genius"

Posted by rayzor on 01 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

i've said it many times...bill polian is overrated around these parts.