Originally Posted by xfl2001fan
We tried building from the skill positions...it failed. You (revs) just can't get past the fact that we're trying to build the team the right way now. You can't get past how bad we've been lately.
We're building the team with the lines...then working our way out. Big Ben would have been a mistake to draft...just like KW2 was. We don't need skill players when there's no line to speak of (and when he was drafted, we had no line to speak of.) Drafting Joe T was a step in the right direction. Drafting Alex Mack should be a pretty good step in the right direction. If we can fix deficiencies on our O-line and fix the issues with our Front-7 on D...we'll be a much improved team.
If you have no line you draft a MOBILE, IMPROVISATIONAL QB.
Ben is a once-in-a-generation type of QB...it was epic fail for the Browns to pass on him. You can spin this any way you like, but the fact remains: Ben would have been a gem to build a perennial winner around...fail fail fail....
Also, addressing the last post, try the following years roster...Ben could have set for a year and learned just as the Steelers had him slated to do...