Re: 2011 Draft best draft in longtime
posted at 11/24/2011 11:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: 2011 Draft best draft in longtime
[QUOTE]One player??? Ras I Dowling looked like our best CB before he got hurt. Injuries happen. Solder has been extremely reliable and is now pulling duty as a TE as well as a RT/LT. Ridley has performed well in the time he's played, but there was never any way he was gonna replace the Law Firm/ Woodhead combo. Unless he was AP there was no way that was gonna happen. Vereen has been injured, but is now healthy and looks like he'll be at the very least a good player if not great. Sterling Moore looks good Mallett was never going to be replacing Brady, so you can't say that this was a bad pick. All indications were that this is a steal. This was not a bad draft at all. I don't know what people are complaining about. The team is 7-3. We've lost the games we lost by a combined total of 15 points. The talent on this team is ridiculous, but people will hate on it until it looks like a Madden game. Well, wake the F up - that's not reality, and if it was it wouldn't be very fun.
Posted by timesedge[/QUOTE]
Couple of things - first off, this team is loaded with talent? I see Brady, Welker and Gronk carrying this team more weeks than not. I don't see a ton of our young talent taking over games for us, in fact most of our young talent doesn't contribute at all.
How many of our boat load of second round picks helped out on Monday night (these are the guys we thought had more value than all those first round picks we traded out of)? Brace, Spikes, Cunningham, Butler, Wheatly, Dawling, Chung, McCourty weren't even on the field or team on Monday night. I'll give a guy like Volmer credit, at least he played, but he almost got Brady killed 5 times.
How much did our young highly drafted kids play and contribute on offense? Price actually ran a pass pattern for the second time in his career and our 2nd round pick played!! On a night when the holes in the Chief's defense were bigger than Merriweather's rap sheet these guys (Ridley and Vareen) got 4 carries.
All the guys I listed above could very well go on to have pro bowl careers, but to say that they are making this team better right now than some other players they could of had is a stretch. I know the old...we could of should of had this one and that is supposed to be silly and all, but look at all those guys that aren't doing much this year. Do you think it's asking too much for one of those 9 second round picks to be a pro bowl player by now (McCourty was, but he won't get within 7k miles of the pro bowl this year)?