Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thanks again Ted Thompson!

Once again, Ted Thompson the genius, proves that......well.......he is not so much of a genius. His 1st round "steal" of Justin Harrell in the 2007 NFL draft was just put on the pup list meaning he cannot suit up for game play until week 7. Many wondered why Ted decided to reach for an injured DT, when a) he was injured and played like 10 snaps that season b)the team already was deep in the position meaning if Justin even was healthy, he probably wouldn't see the field and c)the team had other areas of need ie. the secondary. In his rookie campaign, when the guy finally healed, he showed little to justify his hype and was constantly getting is a** thrown around and made very few tackles. So here we are in his 2nd year, with what looks to be another year with very little production from him. Keep this up Ted, and you will begin to approach Ron Wolf's level of incompetence of drafting in the first round. Maybe this is why you repeatedly decide to trade down.......because you honestly don't know who to take at that spot. How does one state gather so much incompetence in it's sports management?

4 comments:

Rubie Q said...

The draft is a total crapshoot. How many first-rounders pan out every year? Half, maybe? Thompson is doing just fine.

Devil's Threesome said...

The draft is soooo overrated it's crazy. The NFL has done a great job of marketing it during a football starved time of the year.

EMoney said...

Yes, the draft is a crapshoot, but you completely decrease your odds of success when you select guys that have hardly played, were completely injury prone, and simply looked good in their underarmour gear. So that is why I am critical. He could have traded down (which he usually does 90% of the time)to the end of the 1st round and still got this guy. It was a complete reach. When Kiper/McShay have to shuffle their papers to find this guy's info after he has been selected in the middle of the first round the pick is questionable at best. And yes, espn does totally overhype it, like everything else but football whether it be NFL or NCAA is the most popular sport and guys can have an impact right away, which is why it is so intriguing. Totally unlike the baseball draft which is 10x's the crapshoot, and typically won't see guys for years. So don't knock it! Mel Kiper Jr. could whoop your a** any day and he has perfect hair.

Brad said...

Parcells and Shanahan have stated they like the pick at the time. Doesn't make it right, just means TT wasnt the only one who would have been wrong.