bowhunter

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  1. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Hmmm. If Murray makes it to the Dolphins at 13 and are hesitant for a second, I could see Washington offering a 4th to move up those 2 spots. Just to prevent the #14 Falcons from trading out of that spot. It would give Miami yet a little more way to accumulate ammo to use or turn into 2020 power as well.
  2. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Tyree Jackson would be a "splash" even in the later rounds, but if his college stats are his ceiling, it might be similar to throwing the fat kid off the highdive. Lots of splash but eventual sinking.
  3. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    We really can't afford Foles, without gutting the team, and then..what's the point? But, where he ends up is a bit of a wild card. If he ends up being signed by NYG, Jax, Cincy, or Miami then we have much better chances of having Murray, Haskins or (don't look Volsmet) Grier being at 15 for us.
  4. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    As far as potential QB drafting goes, assuming we don't trade up, there are roughly 4 teams that need a QB. Giants, Jags, Bengals, and Dolphins. Not surprisingly, they all pick in the first half (duh...winning teams have good QBs) and ahead of us. IMO, there are 4 "good" QBs to be had. 1) Murray 2) Haskins 3) Grier 4) Lock I'd be happy to see any of them added to our roster. The leftovers are what we will probably have to pick from. (Finley, Stidham, Jones, etc) So, in a static draft we probably need to prepare ourselves that a potential franchise QB will not be available and there's no reason not to grab the TE Hoek, or trade back a few spots and still grab a stud G. I still would hope to see one of the top 4 fall to us, or hope that a QB needy team chooses from the leftovers instead. But if one of them were to fall to us, there is not a reason not to still trade back a little, as no one behind us needs a QB.
  5. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I knew we had something in common lol
  6. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Did you happen to catch the 2009 Patriots-Ravens playoff game?? #12 for the Patriots threw for 154 yards and 3 INTs. He'll never make it in this league. I think you are one of my favorite posters on this board. Very insightful and pleasant to debate with. But even in that bad game you shared, you see Grier looking off defenders and making some good throws. He had a defender in his face and was scrambling for his life a lot of the time. Even though being eaten alive with terrible protection. We aren't looking to draft the WVU offensive line, we're looking at a QB who still managed to do the right thing a lot of the time. If you were to look again with a different mindset, do you think you might see something differently??
  7. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Keep in mind that in 2017, the Hokies gave up less than 200 yds/game passing, 1.2 TDs/game. It was Griers first game playing for WVU and he performed twice as well as the rest of Techs opponents. You watched the game and I didn't. I only am looking at the summary and cryptocurrency. But still, that's not quite nauseatingly bad...is it?? Source:https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia-tech/2017.html
  8. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Wait...You mean this game? https://www.roanoke.com/hokies/sports/football/impressive-west-virginia-debut-for-will-grier-in-loss-to/article_ec44650d-47d9-5b34-9d67-d6cd965608a0.html Nauseatingly bad in his first game ever as a Mountaineer? Where he threw for 371 yards 3TDs and 1 int??
  9. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I don't see Murray going #1. There are true franchise defenders in this draft vs a risky QB. I do however think he'll go in the top 10. If not, I'd be happy with him at 15 (or possibly a slight move down to 12 or so.) We have too many holes to fill, can't giveaway draft picks when you have no FA dollars. If Murray is gone before we get to decide, I'll continue to bang on the table for Grier, possible to slide back a little and still get a franchise type QB. Edit. sorry @Alcoholic Zebra . I don't know why I could not post without it quoting you. I had responded to one of your posts at an earlier time and it kept quoting you in this response as well.
  10. Interesting that often a sub-par player can exceed as a coach, whereas a gifted player sometimes fails at it. I guess it's because the less talented player must learn to compensate by working harder and smarter. So I tried to do a little research on Rattay to see what category he would fall into. Drafted by the 49ers as a late (7th rd) pick. Although labeled as a bust by a few websites, he hung around the league for several years. In this 2003 article, while still early in his NFL career, he admits his career desire is to coach....I like that. https://www.si.com/vault/2003/11/10/353319/second-blessing-in-leading-an-upset-of-the-rams-tim-rattay-proved-the-49ers-have-a-backup-quarterback-they-can-count-on
  11. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Trevon Wesco is not in the same class as Hock, but I think he is a darn good TE prospect. He has the size and rep to be an NFL blocker, and surprisingly may be a better receiver than WV used him for. I'd be happy with him if he makes it to round 3. Ignore the car saleman presenting the highlight show.
  12. bowhunter

    The 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    What are everyones thoughts on Jon Cooper potential to fill that role?
  13. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Truth there, Trent is on the way down sadly. But now that you spent your Trent pick on a LG, who is gonna be your starting LT? I'd rather spent a first on a LT, move Trent to LG to prolong his career a little. Or if a true need top 10 talent falls to us (ie Murray) then spend a 2nd the best LT/LG available and see which combo works best
  14. bowhunter

    The 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    Yeah, I love the potential of Apke. In the draft thread, it was mentioned how the Patriot way is to acquire talent and utilize it. I understand that we don't have BB coaching our team, nor has Apke had much time to develop his talent. But for the "blow it up" theorists, they might like to see a guy like Apke get some playing time. I'm looking forward to seeing him grow.
  15. bowhunter

    The 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    Are you wishing for a guy who can run a sub 4.35, has a 41" vertical, and ball skills of an ex-receiver to keep up with Cooper??? Yeah, we got one of those. https://www.redskins.com/news/seven-things-we-ve-learned-about-troy-apke
  16. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    If presented with Murrays stats vs those of Tua, would you be able to differentiate between the two? One has 4361 yds vs 3966. One has 199.4 rating vs 199.2. 42-7 TD-int vs 43-6.
  17. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    If Cody Ford is there, and Murray is gone at 15, I think it should be considered. It seems that good Lts don't hit the open market very often, and we couldn't afford one if they did. Maybe allow Ford to spend a year learning from the best and let Trent slide to LG for a year or two.
  18. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    We often blame the FO for not having the foresight to see things coming. So to all of you already spending our next two 1st rounders on a stud DL and QB, you (we) need to keep in mind that father time catches up with even pro bowl LTs. Trent has put his body through hell for this team, and it finally is beginning to show.
  19. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    We don't have the talent to lose picks, nor is there a QB who I feel is a slam dunk no brainer talent worth such loss. Take the guy who falls to you. A (convincingly dedicated) Murray AT 15, or even Grier in round 2. One of those things will happen.
  20. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I was all about drafting him at #15 if he was there too. He definitely needs to do some damage control. I'm surprised Gatorade didn't give him some strong advice before he began giving interviews. The "allure" of blemished decisions doesn't help their image either.
  21. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    It could be similar to a restriction in most NFL contracts forbidding dangerous activities in the off season, but if he decides to play baseball, the NFL contract verbiage means NADA. You still lost your draft pick.
  22. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Murrays non-commital is concerning for sure. I imagine the A's also are feeling the same pain. Potentially throwing away a first round MLB pick. Although this situation may allow him to easily drop to pick #15, until he officially declares exclusively to one sport, he's hurting his own value.
  23. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    How would be remotely enforceable? I see that as being no greater of a guarantee than a handshake. He could always elect to "retire" from football at any given moment. And the NFL doesn't give refunds on draft picks
  24. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Kyler Murray plays too many video games. Not worthy of a Day one pick. Can some of you join me in starting a twitter campaign about this topic?
  25. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think in that case, we have to remember that it was easier at that moment to teach one player the offense that everyone else knew. If given an entire off-season, I think he may have evolved the Offense a little differently