Originally posted by OldJoe:
First round WR pick? Are ye all crazzeee?
After taking AJ last year and getting all the criticism. NO WAY THEY RISK DUPLICATING THAT AGAIN AND REALLY GET CRITICISED.
Plus we need D. First 3 picks are D this year.
Well, is just another school of thought that's all.
I think there is an argument to be made that we MUST win the Super Bowl this year before our current crop of star players from the 2005-2007 start to decline. If we can't do it, it will be considered a waste of talent and it will be a very different team who will take over to go after our 6th Super Bowl.
Based on this premise, it has major implications in the way you appraoch the draft. I believe emphasis will need to be placed on the offensive side of the ball. I believe with a couple more legit weapons it should get us over that hump. Besides, we are not saying not to draft on defense, but perhaps to use the first 2 picks on a WR and a TE that's all. The idea is to push our O over the edge to ensure we outscore our opponents. Whereas most are saying draft on DL and DL which all you are doing in essence is to add depth. That will help you build a balanced roster overtime, but perhaps not so much if you want to win a championship right here right now.
Whether AJ turns out to be a bust and the embarrassment that comes from the criticisms has nothing to do with it. Let's just say he is a bust, that makes it even more critical to draft a WR to make sure we have ourselves covered. By avoiding as opposed to confronting the issue doesn't help you to field a better team when you are trying to win the Super Bowl.