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Bill Voth: Brady Christensen was going to be the #59 pick in the 2nd round


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The point he made about the salary cap going up and accumulating draft picks seems like a bigger priority than any individual player. Fitt is setting up this team to succeed. 

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2 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I was joking, but if we're being serious, that's the more likely answer.

Yep, especially with how quickly the current staff wanted to distance themselves from Teddy once Hurney was gone.

 

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12 hours ago, TheSpecialJuan said:

Apparently the Panthers were going to take Brady in the 2nd round an then trade back into the 60's to take WR Marshall 

 

Hurneymagic. OH WAIT A MINUTE

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1 hour ago, AU-panther said:

Maybe to save your job? 
 

Especially if it was Hurney pushing for Bridgewater. 

That'd be like some incompetent manager on a Performance Improvement Plan at a company as a last ditch effort going to the CEO and convincing him and the other executives to buy some $40 million piece of equipment that no one else wanted.  It's REALLY hard to rationalize that being how things went down...but if it's true, I'll have lost a ton of faith in Tepper and Rhule's judgment.

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7 hours ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

Is there an answer to this question?

To be fair, if I'm Rhule, I don't want my first season in which I'm asking for my players and staff (Brady) to believe in me to be subject to the unpredictability of an unproven QB.  I need them to believe in the process, but there is no process if your QB is not competent enough to operate the offense, and not competent enough for the team to believe a win is possible on any given Sunday.  I need a baseline of competence so everyone gives their best.

This also jives with the idea of not losing on purpose to the WFT.  You play to win the game.

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My guess is that they thought they could build for the future and win now.  And to be honest, had they been able to play a little better in the last 4 minutes of most games last year, they would have won more, maybe even competed for the last wildcard spot.  Hopefully, the team is better this year and Darnold can perform better under pressure than TB did.  

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19 hours ago, LinvilleGorge said:

If he was going to be the pick and then we were going to trade back up for Marshall, then why did Marshall ultimately end up being the pick? That doesn't make any sense.

Must have gotten intel saying Marshall wouldnt make it, but Christensen would. Scott, Pat, Rhule all have sources on other teams. 

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9 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Listened to the full interview with Voth, good stuff.

Most interesting thing to me is around the middle where he mentioned there being confusion in the front office last season regarding how things were aligned, who was in charge, etc.

He specifically highlights the question, "Why are you picking up a quarterback to help you win now when you're talking about a long-term build?"

That fits in with what we've heard before about last year.

wow it's almost like we knew signing Teddy was a terrible decision from the jump

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20 hours ago, LinvilleGorge said:

If he was going to be the pick and then we were going to trade back up for Marshall, then why did Marshall ultimately end up being the pick? That doesn't make any sense.

I think voth has that backwards. They were going to trade back into the second for BC, decided to wait, then finally pulled the trigger at 70.

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50 minutes ago, Panthers8969 said:

I think voth has that backwards. They were going to trade back into the second for BC, decided to wait, then finally pulled the trigger at 70.

Could be.  I just listened to it.  He specifically said Brady was one of the ones on the board at 59 and together wanted to trade back up for Marshall.  And then he said “something changed” and they decided to go with Marshall.  

During that process Fit just kept telling everyone in the room “Trust the board.. Trust the board”. 

If that is how it actually happened who knows.  But it was refreshing that we actually had a plan instead of our GM getting drunk after the first round and letting the Hookers put the picks in the rest of the way.  

 

 

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12 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Listened to the full interview with Voth, good stuff.

Most interesting thing to me is around the middle where he mentioned there being confusion in the front office last season regarding how things were aligned, who was in charge, etc.

He specifically highlights the question, "Why are you picking up a quarterback to help you win now when you're talking about a long-term build?"

That fits in with what we've heard before about last year.

As that may be, the most satisfying draft in the 25 years I've been following this team.

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