Originally Posted by Messier
I don't have a problem with the Moeaki pick. He's talented, he's just injury prone. lots of players get drafted later than they should because of injuries, you just hope they get over it, and a lot do. TM hasn't been able to shake the injuries, but I have no problem with him as a player or the pick. I do have a big problem with the 1st nd 2nd round picks that have been wasted under *****.
The big point I'm trying to make is... do you blame the scouts for making this pick? Because I'm sure Pioli made this pick armed with clear information about Moeaki's injury history, but he made the pick anyway. So again... was Pioli given bad information from the scouts? Or was he making horrendous decisions off of good information?
I'll compare this to a business. I've seen brilliant researchers who feed reports to VPs who make shitty decisions with good information. It would be foolish to fire your entire research department. Many of those guys' information will turn out to be great if they handed it off to a VP who knew what to do with it.