The conversation has nothing to do with me wanting Tepper to do X. That’s you projecting that. As noted previously, I’m glad Tepper didn’t make what I wanted to happen come true and overrule the new GM in this draft. He isn’t a college talent scout.
NFL owners are rarely as hands off as you insist Tepper surely will be going forward. And that is based off a factual history of what owners consistently do.
and a lot of decisions down the road don’t have anything to do with scouting college talent and I expect Tepper to be involved….especially once we know the strengths and weakness of this current bunch. Every GM we have had has displayed weakness. NFL teams largely operate as mom and pop businesses in reality.
Bradberry is a workhorse. Steady and dull not flashy and erratic. That is likely why people forgot or underappreciated what he does. But that's the past. The future is Horn. The picking of Horn reminds me of the Derrick Brown pick. We took the top defensive player on our board. The top guy at his position. Horn is more athletic than anyone we have had at corner. The raw ability is off the charts.
Yeah, I think, much like any owner, he will let his underlings run things to a point. I don't think he'll allow them to run things into the ground before sticking his nose in. He just doesn't strike me as that kinda dude. I definitely think that he's personally monitoring the Watson situation.
As an aside, I think people have forgotten that Fitterer said he's going to be in on EVERY deal, and he said it emphatically. What that means if Watson were to again become truly viable is anyone's guess. I do believe Tepper would have to give a nod to any deal involving Watson.