There was so much the fan base over looked in regards to SS. The comments about Cam in the media after the NYG game were freaking unbelievable. He once said on WFNZ that all he cared about was making the HOF. I don't know about you but that rubs me the wrong way. After he got cut, he goes on WFNZ and makes the business or corporate comments which turned the fan base against Gettleman. NFL.com picked that up and ran with it. He didn't care what he did by saying those comments. I can't stand people who paint themselves as the victim. Steve Smith is very gifted in marketing the more I think about it.
in the second i absolutely would have gone for moses or turner over ealy.
i know that ealy is talented and apparently a good guy and givs us options in dealing with overpriced DEs that we already have, but we have way too many expensive resources allocated to DEs already while OT is in desperate need of attention.
and the whole discussion, as i have said several times, is pretty silky because there isn't this huge disparity in talent between ealy and the choices we had for OT. they could have come in and started and been an upgrade over what we have and the offense made better as well as the team overall.
drafting an OT at that point would have made a bigger impact than a backup DE would have.
BPA is fine to a point. going for value is fine to a point.
but if my family needs real meat and i go to the grocery store and spend my limited funds by more potatoes instead of meat because there was a big sale on them, i haven't done my family any favors in hoping that the cans of vienna sausages in the pantry will be good enough.
point is we had the best DL in the league and arguably the worst OT situation in the league and we made one stronger and ignored the other when we were entirely capable of making sure that both were in good shape.
You would have reached for a need if you were GM Rayzor. Inside the war room there is this thing called the horizontal board where every player has a grade that they have assigned prior to the draft. Kony Ealy was rated higher than Morgan Moses and Billy Turner. Gettleman had a first round grade on Kony Ealy. If Morgan Moses or Billy Turner had a higher grade, Gettleman would have selected the one that did. They didn't. You would have reached for a need and that gets you in trouble. Believe it or not, Byron Bell was a better option at left tackle than Morgan Moses
Double Trouble are too comfortable. They know we can't get rid of them because of their contracts. I think we should sign Chris Johnson and give them some competition. It would piss them off to no end if Getts did that.
It's obvious what Gettleman is trying to do now. He's trying to transform the offense into what the Ravens had 2 years ago when they won the superbowl. We have the tight ends if Dickson signs. We have the possession receivers in Cotchery and Avant. We could have 1 deep threat WR with Tavarres King. We need another deep threat wide receiver.
Well ... since the huddle is saying no, it probably has a better than 50% chance of happening.
I don't read too much into the timing of his release and gang activity. Speculation and media fodder. A lot of quality players are released well ahead of the draft. It probably had more to do with his contract and nobody wanting to be on the hook for that much $$$$.
That said, I've read other places that he has connections to Cam. Unlike Nicks, he is a true #1 and would probably like to be paired with Cam on a team with our defense. Short of a stud LT coming available, this makes sense if we are going to spend money. The deal can be structured so it doesn't cripple us in the first couple years. Add a stud OL and another WR in rds. 1-3 ... and we're getting back on track.
You sign Jackson, No need to get another WR. S Jax, JC, Hair will be more productive than SS, Lafell, Ginn, and Hixon this past year.
Everything I have read is that he is a rt tackle but that begs the question of what we do at LT
I think they might actually go with BB at LT believe it or not. If either Jake Mathews, Greg Robinson, Taylor Lewan or Zack Martin drop to 28, I'm pretty sure Gettleman would be doing back flips in the war room. Laugh You're right that MM is a RT but he'll be pretty darn good at RT. He's a powerful run blocker who isn't a complete liability in pass pro. He played LT this past year at UVA but yeah the scouting community doesn't think he can cut it at LT in the NFL.