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  1. Just because you can pay a player doesn't mean you should. None of these deals happen in a vacuum, any resources spent can always be spent elsewhere, what makes the team better?
  2. I’m all for BPA (within reason) and I do agree that this team needs talent everywhere, but…. Our biggest single issue right now is the QB position and has been for some time. Wether it is Bryce, a vet, or some future draft pick we have to improve the offense to the level that we can properly evaluate whatever QB is under center. The QB position is the wildcard, it’s the position that almost has some luck involved. Don’t make it harder by not surrounding him with quality players. Once you figure out the offense you can improve the defense later. Think about it, it’s easier to fix a defense. If you willing to spend draft picks or cap you can improve the defense with more certainty. Whereas there seems to more more luck involved with finding a QB. I would love to see a WR, guard, WR, center type of draft.
  3. Yes, let’s just spend more draft picks. There is only so much talent you can add through free agency and through second contracts. You need quality players on rookie contracts. That is where your surplus value comes from.
  4. One of the biggest problems with this forum and certain members is that everyone wants to take everything so literal. Some "connected" journalist states that Rhule had final say and then next thing you know everything was his fault and nothing was Fitt's fault. That isn't how these things work. I doubt Rhule is doing all of the day to day scouting himself and putting the board together by himself. What is more likely is that Fitt and his department does the scouting and puts together the board and then on draft day Rhule does have final say. It's totally possible that Rhule did throw out Purdy's name at some point in the process and its totally possible they decided not to have him on the draft board. It's pretty clear he didn't like him enough to push that hard for him, because if he would have had the much conviction, I'm sure he could have made it happen. I'm not absolving Rhule in all of these draft day decisions, there is enough blame to go around for everyone. My only point is the truth is usually somewhere towards the middle. As fans we always want to know who to blame, but it's not always that black and white. Even if the HC makes the decision he is picking from a list that the GM put together. It's not like the GM is offering up choices that he thinks is bad.
  5. not even close to being true. It's unbelievable how much people around here make up stats to back up what they want to believe. NFL Football Stats - NFL Team Average Time of Possession (Excluding OT) | TeamRankings.com We were actually one of the better teams at ToP.
  6. I don't understand why people can't understand this, but when you trade a player who you are abuot to have to pay big money to, you don't have to replace him with the draft pick. You replace them with the cap savings, the draft pick is just a bonus. Can you replace Burns production with $30m and draft picks? Also, it just isn't about replacing Burns production, it's about making the team better. Maybe you use $15m and replace 90% of Burn's production, then you use the other $15m to greatly improve a different position, then with the draft picks you might get lucky and slightly improve two other positions.
  7. I did. Look, I appreciate alot of stuff you add to the forum, but be careful about passing on misinformation as fact. It does a disservice to the team.
  8. still dodging I see. speaking of the QB decision, every report pretty much said he liked Bryce, but none said he vetoed everyone.else. Although there are numerous reports that everyone else also liked Bryce but you aren’t so quick to post those. You only post the one that was the author claiming he could guess who frank would like, and then play it off as that was who frank said he liked. Here again let’s keep pushing a narrative. Now here again, what other personnel decisions???
  9. Still waiting for those “major personal decisions”….
  10. What personnel choices? So if Tepper would have hired Reich and then totally stayed out of the football side of things do you really think our results would have been different? Probably not
  11. He didn’t pick the QB on his own, another myth overplayed around here.
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