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Old 04-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #31
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1. I hear your point: instead of Adams, they could have drafted "_____."

2. I truly don't think it would have been David, because (IMO) Spence was the better prospect.

3. James Harrison took four years to figure things out. Wes Welker & Yancey Thigpen were both cut (by the Chargers) and ended up being Pro Bowl caliber players. In other words, in two years, our thoughts very well could be that Mike Adams was actually a very good choice to have made.
and Drew Brees was a bust in San Diego until they got Phillip Rivers and it provided the pressure behind him. Sometimes they need a good fire lit under their butts.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:57 AM   #32
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1. I hear your point: instead of Adams, they could have drafted "_____."

2. I truly don't think it would have been David, because (IMO) Spence was the better prospect.

3. James Harrison took four years to figure things out. Wes Welker & Yancey Thigpen were both cut (by the Chargers) and ended up being Pro Bowl caliber players. In other words, in two years, our thoughts very well could be that Mike Adams was actually a very good choice to have made.
I think you're treading in dangerous waters (speaking of water, it's 40 degrees here you San Diego, ocean having, beach-going bastard) here. When is the cutoff for prospects after they haven't shown any tangible progression? I realize second round picks are given more leeway and leash than say a fifth round pick, but when do we say enough is enough?

I hope you're right about Spence. Lavonte is arguably the best WLB in the NFL, and if Spence is as good or even close, we're going to have a special player on our hands.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:12 AM   #33
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I think you're treading in dangerous waters (speaking of water, it's 40 degrees here you San Diego, ocean having, beach-going bastard) here. When is the cutoff for prospects after they haven't shown any tangible progression? I realize second round picks are given more leeway and leash than say a fifth round pick, but when do we say enough is enough?

I hope you're right about Spence. Lavonte is arguably the best WLB in the NFL, and if Spence is as good or even close, we're going to have a special player on our hands.
It's cold. I actually had to use a blanket last night.

I'd say the timeline depends on the development. If the coaches see development, then you keep him. If there is no development, then the timetable shortens.

That injury (Spence) was one of the most crushing blows to this team in quite a few years. I truly think that LeBeau had a plan for him. Alas...
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:59 AM   #34
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Indeed.
I always knew that Wilson was a pipedream. I envisioned him taking over for BB in 2016, but I'm happy for him, that he's starting elsewhere.

DD was always my guy. I wanted him as a Steeler for two entire years, and we got him.

Ta'amu was also a guy who I watched for over a year, and I thought was going to go R1; I thought that I'd have to choose between him & DD (which was no choice: DD all the way). Then, he injured his shoulder, and fell. I thought it would be him or Spence in R2.

Mike Adams surprised me. And, at that point, I figured that both Spence & Ta'amu were goners. So, when the Steelers got both of them, I swore that it was the best draft ever. Alas...

Boykin would (obviously) have been the better choice (especially over Ta'amu), but I still think that Spence would have been one of the best players in that draft. You can't predict injuries, and I'd pick Spence a hundred times out of a hundred chances.
I couldn't believe that we nabbed Ta'amu in round 4. I still think we should have kept him instead of our current back up NT...
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I couldn't believe that we nabbed Ta'amu in round 4. I still think we should have kept him instead of our current back up NT...
I thought that it was the biggest steal of the decade.

And, yes, it's odd that the simply let him go.
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Fred Gibson. Now THAT was odd.

Urbik too.
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