Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
The key words are "in retrospect." When you have a chance to get a guy that you think can be an excellent LT (as we thought we could in Staley), you do it. Hindsight means absolutely nothing.
We needed to add a young OT in 2007 in the worst way . . . no . . . nevermind . . . let's wait on the kid from Boise. Can't look at it like that. You can do that with most any pick.
Wait what ? Logic on the WZ ? I like it!
There was no telling who or what would be available to us the following year. Getting Staley WAS the right move, no if's and's or but's about it. The naysayers can say what they will but it does not make it right or logical.
Not to mention there is no guarantee we would have even taken Clady. We could very well have selected Ellis, Harvey, Chris Williams or any number of other players on the board at that point.
If we're gonna play the "coulda had this guy" game, than we should never trade any pick above the sixth round because of Tom Brady. Any pick in round 1 thru 6 could be a HOF'er, apparently.