megared

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  1. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    Honestly, it's a dumb system that artificially restricts movements and impedes trading guys in the last year of their contract. It rewards teams for not actively managing their roster and discourages them from replacing guys in free agency. And for what? Other than Dak Prescott, there's probably 100 guys that never contributed to every Mike Daniels. I mean Pernell McPhee makes a short list of greatest all-time comp picks...and he's been useless pretty much ever since he got his payday.
  2. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    San Fran would beg to differ. And if that was the case, they would've gone BPA and not have become affixed on only one edge rusher. The reason they felt they HAD to go get a DE, was because they let P. Smith hit free agency. If we're talking long term goals, they didn't have to start him from day 1, when he missed a chunk of training camp/preseason. I think you're attributing a level of long term planning to an organization that has not exhibited that kind of foresight in a long time. I mean, what's the chances that the BPA happens to be at the position you coincidentally don't have a starter to pencil in? 1/10? 1/20?
  3. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    Sometimes you can take the wrong route to arrive at the right answer. The fact that the FO got Sweat's value off by almost half of a round doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy about how they're building their draft boards. We can talk about where Sweat was projected in mock drafts, but he was the 6th DE taken in actuality. And I don't think you can fault the organization for taking Haskins because of what Gruden was or wasn't going to do. You'd expect a professional to do their job, regardless of situation they're placed in. Had Jay put a little time and effort into developing Haskins, instead of making him an expensive practice squad player, he possibly could've salvaged his job. The fact that Haskins was the backup, dressing on gamedays, and woefully unprepared to play, is squarely on the coaches' shoulders. And that was a fireable offense in of itself. Let me ask, if we held the #26, primed to take Sweat and a team (that you suspected would be terrible) offered you a two seconds, one of which you knew was the #46 pick that year, would you have taken it? I wouldn't have hesitated knowing that Sweat wasn't the final puzzle piece to a championship team.
  4. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    Again, not to say he won't ever be a really good player, but it was borrowing from the future to benefit the present. That's the problem I had with it. There's no guarantee he stays healthy. I'd rather have that risk spread amongst two starters, than one guy. It'd be another story if he came in instantly pro ready, but he wasn't. We drafted him because we had a hole at his position, and we fell in love with his combine numbers. It'd be hard to argue him as a BPA, when we drafted him for a need we immediately stuck him as a starter to fill.
  5. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    But that wasn't the option you gave me. You said choose between the two. I already said I didn't want a QB. We're wasting his most valuable years (rookie contract) with probably the highest payroll in the league, allocated to the position. I don't necessarily believe Haskins WAS the BPA at #15, but at least he's closer to one, than Sweat would've been.
  6. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    Haskins. His upside was worth the gamble. He could've been reasonably viewed as the BPA there. Even the Redskins didn't think Sweat was worth the #15.
  7. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    With the benefit of hindsight, I'm saying no way Sweat was worth the #15, taking into account where he is, and where he needs to get to. As much as the scheme may have hindered him, he still wasn't winning very many 1-1 situations. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Rivera picked up a vet (or kept Nate Orchard) as a challenge to him, much like I'd imagine him pursuing a competent backup QB. At #15, I'm fine with Haskins, because Sweat didn't change us going 0-5 being an opening day starter. And at that point in the season, he was overmatched. At least we had Haskins to turn to, once we quickly realized that Keenum was the answer to no one's prayers. The only reason you could possibly justify going Sweat with the #15 (knowing no one else was interested in him there) would be because you are in love with his measurables, and therefore potential. I haven't heard anyone describe him as a 'steal' at #26, or someone that was a BPA at the #15 pick.
  8. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    I wasn't on board with Haskins only because it didn't make sense in the context of Alex Smith's status being uncertain (and his contract being unmovable). Even if he busts, you could argue he was a reasonable pick at #15. And he doesn't represent an opportunity cost to future years. To me, they were both similar in that neither one was ready to play from the get-go. They both came on strong to end the season, and showed flashes of potential. Beyond that, what we gave up to get Sweat (now knowing it was a 2020 #34 pick, in addition to 2019's #46) makes him the larger gamble. As happy as I am to be in a position to draft Young, I'm equally disgusted that no one had the foresight to think about what the value of that 2nd round pick could be if we had a down year. If we go by a draft board, the #26 pick was worth ~700 points. The #34 (~560) and #46 (~440) we gave up combined is 1000 points, which is equivalent to the #16 pick. Maybe we thought we'd be somewhere in the #50 pick range which would've then represented us yielding 880 points (~#19 pick). This doesn't take into account the value of future year picks (they'd probably be less at draft time). Hopefully we get back to going BPA. At least we can look at this trade (whether Sweat works out or not) as the last terrible artifact of a horrible management structure. Instead of taking Jay's equally terrible advice to draft Sweat at a place no one wanted him (#15), we ended up giving up similar value to get him in the back of the first. And the majority of that collective value comes from this 2020 #34 pick.
  9. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    You're talking about measurables. The combine's over. Having 4.4 speed doesn't mean anything if you're easily absorbed by blocks, or don't have the strength/technique to beat your guy. I'm not saying he won't develop these things, but suffice it to say, he was not good at winning 1-1 matchups. Throughout the season, he was mostly at, or near the bottom of the league of PBWR (rate pass rusher beats blocker within 2.5 secs). Most of the plays he made as a pass rusher were on plays where he was unblocked. He largely avoided criticism, because of how poorly the defense played as a whole. It's not some crazy idea to question the wisdom of trading picks possibly representing two future starters away, for one guy. I doubt if the front office knew that pick would be the #34 for the 2020 pick, that they would've made that trade. Their arrogance in thinking they were close, probably meant they thought they were going to be giving up the ~#50 slot.
  10. megared

    We’re sitting pretty here guys.

    That's no consolation when we would've been essentially sitting on two first rounders this year because of how poorly we finished. Not that we'd want to, but right now we couldn't get two seconds back for him. Which means the team gambled on his potential. Whether he lives up to it or not, remains to be seen.
  11. megared

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    And the 2-14 season he's coming off will probably give other teams pause on continuing that strategy. He was a terrible hire that appears to be in over his head. Even the Dolphins got better as the season went on. All the Bengals have to hang their hat on, is the top pick.
  12. megared

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    Unless he's going to be calling plays for the Rams, I'd call it a downgrade for him. What team is going to go after an OC that's only called 11 games, in a non ideal situation?
  13. Most excited about this (assuming he'll establish the same here). It was time for Schaffer. Regardless of the voodoo he was able to do with the cap, and understanding he was probably following marching orders, he still has to take some culpability for some of the bad contracts, and dead cap space we've had over the years.
  14. megared

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    Dan still could hire him as a Senior Offensive Assistant (same job Cavanaugh held this season). I don't think that the level of animosity still exists there that we fans think is there. If it did, I doubt Scott would've accepted the job. Crazy to think, after what we've experienced in the past 20 years, that Norv was fired for losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champs, with a 7-6 record in season.
  15. megared

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    With experience between the two being a wash, if Rivera's going to roll the dice with a young coordinator, why shouldn't it be his guy? Scott has a crap load of experience operating under his structure and game plans.