Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74: I don't disagree that we need to add more quality d-lineman, and do agree with you that we've neglected to draft for this particular position. It's just my opinion that saying after the fact that "we should've done this or done that" is rather pointless, since you can't go back and re-do the draft.
"Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
I'm sure that good teams go back and grade themselves on the draft and determine where they went right and wrong so that they don't repeat the same mistakes next year. I think it's clear that they made a mistake by not picking a DL (Wolfe or Reyes). They wanted to make sure that they had enough WR's to avoid what happened last year, but instead they are short on the DL. They could have found an average WR easily, but DL is harder to find. We all make mistakes, it's just a learning opportunity:
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. - Winston Churchill
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. - George Bernard Shaw
A man's mistakes are his portals of discovery. - James Joyce
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. - John Powell
Fall down seven times, stand up eight. - Chinese proverb
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. - Theodore Roosevelt
I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing. - Rene Descartes
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Santayana
(On repeatedly failing to design a working light bulb) "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" -Thomas Edison
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74: And obviously they likely felt that their defensive front could hold up with the 3 quality starters/depth they had for this year.
That was a mistake. After Smith, there best DL were McDonald and Sopoaga who are average starters at best. With very little depth. They were very lucky those guys have held up as long as they have going against the friggin monsters in the NFL. Hopefully they learned from it.