Originally Posted by Canofbier
IMO, that's not really true anymore with the new rookie salary structure. Look at the Jaguars and Blaine Gabbert. They whiffed on him, but unless there's some enormous turn-around, they're going to be in a position to draft a new guy this year. Whether or not they actually do is up to them, but they're certainly capable of it.
Now this is true. I guess I'm still thinking with the old cap structure in mind.
Taking a QB first round used to could really cripple your franchise for a long time if he did not pan out because you were handcuffed to him because of money.
I mean look at Alex Smith. He still sucks (I can't believe people think he doesn't) but he's still there playing game manager for a great defense because of the money invested in him.
You're still left with the issue of how long do you let a guy play to develop, and when do you bench him or draft a new guy. That is still an issue.
And just as an I told you so to all the people that argued with me for 2 years about Snatchez.......he ****ing blows and I told you so. He's been the reason that team never reached the SB.