Originally posted by nickbradley:Originally posted by theninermaniac:
My only worry with Iupati is that it may take him a while to learn the nuances of the position, and the playbook. English is a second language to him, and he's only been playing football for a few years. That being said, hes a monster. Stronger and faster than Bulaga. Much longer reach. Plus he's Samoan, so thats a whole different kind of strength.
WTF are you thinking taking Bulaga after weve taken Davis? Your plan is to move him to guard? If he were a better fit we would have drafted him, and converted him to guard. Obviously the 9ers camp thought Iupati was such a talent that we chose not to trade down for extra picks. Get on board with Iupati or go find a Green Bay fan site.
You really don't get it. When tackles fail, they move to guard. Furthermore BOTH Bulaga AND Davis were guards in college initially.
So, you ensure AT LEAST ONE can play tackle and the other reverts back to guard.
And YET my friend, Iupati was projected as one of the BEST Guards in the draft over the two of them at THAT position. Seems to me that we got the right guy.
But say THIS, say we took a project. We still have DEPTH on the Line. Two picks ensured that. We got a Tackle. And for all intents and purposes we can afford to move Staley over to RT and plug Sims back in at LT. That gives Davis some time to get it.
And then on top of this we got a Guard. We have Baas, Rachal and now Iupati.
On top of that we have a guy that could play either Guard or Center... TWO guys really with Baas and (ack brainfart forgot name) who can spell Heitmann or REPLACE him. That is DEPTH. That is something this team NEEDED. And I don't give a truck where you get depth for the Line so long as they fit the bill.
We weren't trading down out of 13 with so many teams(if you include Miami) wanting to move. I don't include Miami cause I know they were looking for a Lineman. They went Defensive Lineman instead. That lone Miami fan sure was happy tho, wasn't he?
And trading up 3 spots was a pretty smart move given what we know about how quickly Miami pulled the trigger on the trade.
IF, If that was our team pulling the trigger on that trade fans would be up in arms as to how quickly they did it. I don't think 2 minutes passed before BAM! Trade.
Yaaaaaay Team(Miami)... oooooh waitaminnit what just happened
You tell me how you well you would have handled that if it were 4949 making that trade THAT quickly. I bet I already know the answer. But I think you'll say otherwise just to prolong the pain. All good though. I like reliving this right now.