Agreed. Other people in my family act like its the greatest show since Legend of the Hidden Temple, and I'm just like
Delly, and I don't think it is even that close. While I love him, Craft hasn't shown that he can defend anyone above the D-league level while Delly just spent game 6 making Derick Rose his bitch defensively. While I'm sure Craft will eventually find a home in the league with a role very similar to Delly's, I'll take the proven commodity over the prospect any day of the week and twice on game day.
Its crazy how fast the story line goes from: "Blatt's a shitty coach! How can you not win with this team?" to "Wow, Blatt's done a great job getting this team to gel together after the trades! Not many coaches could do that. We really had some flaws as a team before the trades." to "Holy timeout, Batman! Is Blatt a moron?! He shouldn't be allowed to coach my son's youth league team!"
Maybe more people should consider that Blatt is a rookie and he'll make a few rookie mistakes. I'm sure he has some first-time-playoff jitters just like some of his players do. And maybe, just maybe, he actually falls somewhere in between the two extremes.
Blatt will be a solid to above-average coach if he is allowed time to develop, and I think that is exactly what he'll get. The front office had his back earlier in the year, and I see no reason why that should change now.
Early entries to the Draft. Sorry, should have been more specific.
I think early entries next year push the class to 24-25 guys, so I'm predicting 9-10 more:
1) Ahmir Mitchell: WR/S (I think with the pull we have at WR he winds up becoming the Safety in the class)
2) Austin Mack: WR
3) Nick Bosa: DE
4) Luke Ferrel: TE
5) Aaron Hansford: LB
6) Damar Hamlin: CB
7) Donnie Corley: WR
8) Thiyo Lakusa: OT
9) A DT to be named later (Not real confident in any of the guys we're in on right now)
10) Signing day surprise!
Tar and feathered?
I believe it has been reported that the staff will take two pure wide receivers this year, but I think that number could expand to three if a guy like Myers wanted in. Mack is number one on the list and I believe Corley is two, but I'm not sure Mitchell is so far behind in the running that you don't take him if he wants in. And also keep in mind, the dude is a freak and very well could play safety if some of our DB recruiting falls through. I think you take him and Mack, and then go to work on Myers until signing day.
Edit: sorry, I read your post as you saying there was only one spot and it was for Mack, not one spot AND Mack... my bad.
Don't think this needs its own thread, so I'll put it here: After Smith returns, what should the starting lineup be? I'm a huge advocate of playing Bron at the 4. It keeps the floor spacing and he's big enough to defend the position at a high level. He may need a little more rest in order to do it, but I think its better than the alternative. I'd go:
And keep bringing Thompson off the bench for energy. Jones and Marion can sub at the 3 and 4 spots and Delly can back up the 1 and 2. Leave Mike Miller's rotting corpse where it belongs: in sweats.
You don't take an electric playmaker like him and put him on defense. There is a spot for him on offense somewhere, even if it doesn't wind up being quarterback.
Hmmmm, me thinks there was some defensive holding here...
The article says he's walking on, so he wouldn't count against the scholarships. And it doesn't matter how good Neurenberger's leg is, competition makes everyone better, no matter who wins the kicking duties.
...or when orgasming...
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