From: United Federation of Planets
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
I think Elf came back too soon from injury....I am not prioritizing 3rd WR over lineman. They are of equal importance.
Look at Philly (Smith, Agholor, Jeffery, Hollins, Tate, and viable 2nd TE last two years), LA Rams (Everett, Higbee, Woods, Kupp, and Cooks) KC (added Watkins, NE (grabbed Gordon at first chance, Michel, and Dorset), Colts (Inman, Ebron), NO (Kirkwood, Smith and Dez), Chicago (Robinson, Wyms, Gabriel, and Burton), Dallas (Amari, Gallup).
A big fail of Spielman isn't only the Oline....we don't have enough talent outside of Cook, Thielen, Diggs, and Rudolph on offense.
Spielman's biggest fail, perhaps, was not drafting Whitehair and Thomas/Shephard/Boyd/other over Treadwell and Alexander. I get that CB is valuable, but that fail not only weakened us, but strengthened the OL that dominated us.
And then we gave them Daniels, too....
Spielman is the problem....at least in part.
Not every move has worked but getting Smith and Patterson late in the 1st were seen as great moves....Alexander looks like a good 2nd round pick now....they have to move on and fill the oline, 3rd WR, and receiving TE needs.
Hindsight is 20/20. Just ask the Packers about Tony Mandarich, Or the Chargers about Ryan Leaf.
I mean really. Some players pan out well and it seems we've done well with a good percentage of our draft picks in recent years. Sure they need to focus more on the Oline and get better at finding a good WR for 3 etc. But luck of the draw. Treadwell and Patterson didn't pan out.
They can't be caught up in runs on things they need and draft a subpar player too high as a result. They have to have fallbacks in later rounds just in case they guy they really want in the first round doesn't fall to them.
If you look at every team you will find successes and failures in the draft. Some teams are better at it than others. Vikings haven't been bad...they just ignored what I think is the most important part of any offense. The OLine.
In 2016, Clinton's underlying (and sometimes overlying) message was something like this: Trump is awful and you will never vote for him. And I am the only other person running for president.