Re: Jones named rook D of the month
posted at 10/6/2012 10:01 AM EDT
In response to DelGriffith's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Mighty2013's comment:
Where are all the people who say BB doesn't draft well?
I admit I said BB can't pick a WR or DB worth his salt during the first couple of days of the draft and I still stand by that until he proves me otherwise but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who said he can't find front 7 players (Brace being the lone exception I can think of). I think most of us questioned why he didn't draft front 7 sooner rather then later and I still think that's a fair critizism given his record for DB's and his record for front 7 players. But the way Jones is playing is stunning.
If they can get a bookend for him who can provide consistent pressure then Jones could easily put up JPP type of numbers. The biggest thing holding him back right now is Nink not being able to provide pressure in 1v1 situations. It's amazing that after 1 game teams were already doubling up on Jones unless they had a pro-bowl LT, and even then they were leaning extra protection towards Jones. I love Nink's ability to set the edge and basically remove any attempts at screens on his side but if you could have a consistent rush opposite Jones then Jones could really T off on QB's
No offense, but McCourty is a good player. As is Chung. I know we're supposed to pretend that every single DB BB chooses has to autmatically morph into a Hall of Famer like Ty Law or Rodney Harrison, but I ain't buying it this anti-BB rehtoric in that area.
Who chooses future HOFers at the back end of the 1st rd? I don't care if it's Champ Bailey or Ed Reed, these guys weren't chosen in the back end. It's just the formula he uses. He doesn't put a lot into that role in this formula, so he's picking prospects who aren't slam dunk top 10 picks who are elite.
BB hasn't missed more than really any other GM in this area in recent years. Give him a top 10-15 CB pick, if he so chooses, and he won't miss.
CB/S is never a deep lottery pick.
C'mon Russ..I don't think anyone is expecting a HOF with every pick. Just someone who stays on the roster and contributes in a meaningful way.
I don't get your formula statement. Are you saying BB doesn't put a premium on drafting db's early? I don't buy that. Early is relative based upon where your slotted to pick and how you use your picks unless of course you trade up. So, looking at where the pats have picked, I would say they have dedicated a lot of their early picks to the db position with not muchsuccess. Just look who is starting for us....a number 1 pick with McCourty and a bunch of udfa's and late round kids less Chung. Dowling for all intents is a 1 st round pick who is warming the bench. I doubt BB hoped it would pan out this way.
Even you can admit the investment he has made in the defensive backfield has not yielded the desired return?