Entire Team Let Eli down today - NYG4l
That's why it can't be some 5th or 6th round development project. It needs to be a high pick that can start as a rookie.....another guy like Pugh (1st) , or Snee (2nd). Beatty was a 2nd as well....and fortunately for him, when he was drafted (2009), the line was still in good shape. That luxury is gone.
Reese gambled that some late round guys would eventually develop. Unfortunately, the veterans are starting to slide sharply, and guys like Petrus, Whimper, Mosley, Brewer, etc simply have not filled the ranks.
I'm totally cool with rolling the dice with runningbacks, receivers, and other positions late in the draft. But that's not how you build the foundation.
San Francisco went heavy on the OL in the early rounds of 2010, and tranformed from an 8-8 squad to an NFC powerhouse.
Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 09-19-2013 at 02:52 PM.
"I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells
Exactly. Build the trenches.
Running backs ARE a dime a dozen but good offensive linemen aren't.
This is not late breaking news. Our FO has fumbled the opportunity and obligation to remake the OL over the last 4 years.
Just think of it, we keep guys like Petrus, Capers and Brewer hanging around in developmental mode. Was it not obvious to the coaches that these two and others in our reserves didn't have what it takes to be a top OL?
Now, I don't know what we can do near term.
No one remembers who came in second.
reading my posts in this thread made me really sad
I remember how excited I was to have David Wilson based on what I saw of him in college
....I am no longer excited and am quickly reminded that some players just don't transition well