There is a certain level of respect and benefit of the doubt fans need to give professionals when it comes to the NFL. However, once that base level of respect and benefit of the doubt is taken into account…the gloves can come off. I had a co-worker who said something like “when you are busy fighting fires, sometimes you lose sight on maintenance of the fire truck.” Probably not the best LITERAL example, because the fire fighters I know take damn good care of their fire trucks. But from an anology standpoint, it has value. Sometimes you are too close to a situation to see what poeple can see from a distance who are not in the fire fights. AKA sometimes people paid millions can overthink things or miss things that are obvious to people looking from the outside in. DK Metcalf is a good example. Everything about his NFL career so far was easy to see from the outside. But every single decision make in every single NFL war room has blood on their hands for being “too close” to the information. Even the team that drafted him as guilty, because they passed on him twice.
I do agree with this premise. When a player is passed on when it is clear and obviously not a talent issue then it means one of two things to me:
Stupidity on the part of the regime: ie Bob Quinn.
Must be an OTHER issue and not necessarily football play related.
Not sold on Jamo. Time will tell. 1989 draft If GB takes Derrick Thomas instead of Tony Mandarich, do the Lions take Mandarich instead of Barry Sanders? TM was a lock to be a star and was just stopping in the NFL on his way to the Football HOF. GB took TM and the Lions were stuck with Barry. Some of you weren’t even born. We need to trust the GM and Coach. I know it’s hard after the past 25 years.
Steroid Tony was
Clearly you erased the memory of Matt Millen.
I said he had the resources, didn’t say he used them!
He’s a driving force
He’s facing a lawsuit…