Originally Posted by keg in kc
I've never been a fan of the "take a shot at a QB just because he's a QB" school of thought. It's sort of like "just play whoever because it can't be worse than Cassel" thing. No way. I want somebody good. Not a shot in the dark by an autistic monkey flinging runny poop. And beyond that, if I don't like a guy it's because...I don't like a guy. That's all there is to it. It's not because I'm afraid of drafting the position or because I want the "perfect" prospect or because I'm a 'true fan' philosophically locked into taking linemen. Take Sanchez for example. I was strongly against drafting him. Why? Basically because I never liked him. Although there were some ancillary reasons, not the least of which was 'inexperienced junior QB coming out early'. But the guy just didn't do it for me. Ditto for Tannehill. Just never felt to me like he was "it". I think at the end of the day he's just another guy. And maybe it turns out that I'm wrong, but either way, aren't I allowed to have an opinion? Or are we supposed to just blithely be okay with whoever they take, as long as it's a qb?
(PS: I do like Geno Smith.)
We have had no options, dude.
Let's say the worst happens and we draft 15-20. Smith, Barkley, and Wilson get drafted 1, 2, 3. We have a shot to go get a Ryan Tannehill type of guy just a few picks ahead. That's what it's come down to. Those picks have to be moved to go get that guy.
What's our other option? Draft that illustrious ILB that won't change shit on our defense? Burn a first rounder replacing Brandon Carr?
This shit has to end. We have to start drafting those guys you don't like. One of them is going to work out. It happens all the time. A Joe Flacco or somebody like that. The dice MUST be rolled.