Originally Posted by The Bad Guy
You think Peterson's scouts were limited, but *****'s weren't?
Based on what? Our incredible late round drafting the last 4 years?
Peterson had a reputation for pulling a lot of players from his network. Even in the late rounds. Made a ton of picks from the Pac 10.
Pioli made the picks based on scouting intelligence. I am convinced he gave his scouts a shitty playbook to follow. How many better picks would we have made if we were recruiting 1-gap players? What about the year Pioli demanded that his scouts pull only captains? Do you blame the scouts for the decision to never take a QB? And Pioli was the stubborn piece of shit that always tried to prove he could field a team with support players. Which is why he reached for so many players.
I wouldn't blame Pioli's shitty draft philosophy on the scouts. I don't know what kind of world people think the football world is where a scout would have anywhere near the power to argue against Pioli.