Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by excelsior:
OTC, if you were to list the good draft choices and FA signings of McC, then list his disappointing draft choices and FA signings, don't you think you would be calling for McC's firing now, rather than next year?
Just the other day Gary Plummer declared that our team is an 8-8 team talent-wise, nothing more. With his extra picks over the years, McC has had six drafts. He should have filled more holes by now - too many high-pick disppointments.
And the Yorks try to run this team on the cheap; too much cap money sitting on the sidelines, not at work. They seem to be more interested in hiring previously untried, inexpensive HCs, GMs and position coaches, rather than hiring the best that money can buy. You get what you pay for.
I believe Scot has failed miserably over time with many misses on many picks and signings and trades. He continues to be given chances to get it right and has another chance this year, but it's getting tiresome watching him falter still.
I think we have some talent though, sometimes we're just not utilizing what we have.
Now someone asked about what CB fits this team the best, and I'm going to say Oklahoma CB Brian Jackson -- big, physical corner at 6-0 200 pounds who kind of fits the Nate Clements mold. Strong in man-to-man and press coverage.
I like Jackson a lot too (maybe more as a safety than CB), but I think his teammate Dominique Franks has a little more upside to him (not to mention, has some return experience as well). Franks is about the same size, is quicker than Jackson and seems to have a knack for returning picks/fumbles into TDs. He's not as physical as Jackson, but that's ok given we don't play a ton of press coverage.
I think Oklahoma CB's in general seem to fit the style of play we have here. I'd be glad to land either player on the team, as both possess a great deal of talent. I think we'll ultimately land at least two players with return experience after the revolving door we went through this past year. It would seem foolish to go into next season without a true "guy" and a "back up to the guy" at returner.
Sure, Morgan was good at kicks, but he needs to focus on receiver.
No more Delanie, no more Morgan, Battle, Jones, Robinson back there returning kicks. Robinson can stay and block -- that's fine. But we need a true threat. The return game is huge in the field position battle.