Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Peterson and Schottenheimer HATED DeBerg. He was a partier and a womanizer that didn't love football. They drafted Elkins with the hope that he'd be a starter. Unfortunately, that didn't work out.
So, they signed Dave Krieg and kicked DeBerg to the curb. Unfortunately, Krieg was done. But at least he drafted Matt Blundin in 1992, who went something like 238 attempts without an interception. Marty compared him to Bernie Kosar (pre-pornstar daughter). Blundin failed to learn under Krieg and traded for Joe Montana.
After that failed, Carl did the "next best thing" and signed Steve Bono and Rich Gannon, who had been out of football for a year. After they both failed, he interviewed EVERY available starting QB and chose Elvis Grbac.
So, I just don't want to hear this shit that Peterson didn't "try". He tried his ass off but he just never hit on the right guy.
Just from memory, but i think Aaron Rodgers was the only 1st round QB that Peterson ever passed on that turned out to be something special. Most of the time we were picking in that 15-30 range where its alot harder to find gifted QBs.
I dont like Peterson overall, but ive acknowledged many times his ability to turn the franchise around. He was certainly far better than Piolli.