Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
1. Over trading and spending for guys like Harvin, when you will very soon need to spend considerable amounts of money to resign key players.
2. Trading for mediocre QB's as deperation moves, who would be still on the roster had your rookie not worked out so well.
3. The attitude that it doesnt matter if your players are giant douche bags outside of the locker room, and the attitude of "my baby didnt do nothin, it was just adderall"
I could go on, but i think that is sufficient. Your roster and team chemistry was in no way built in the same way as ours.
Re #1, only time will tell if we overpaid for Harvin. Let's see how that one plays out, shall we? Based on reports that I read, Seattle and SF were in a bidding war for Harvin. Did we overpay? Maybe. Did SF drop out prematurely? Maybe. We'll see. Time will tell. Based on his last year's production over the first 9 games, he was on pace as one of the the league's MVP. Let's see what he does this year, okay? I see him stretching the field horizontally... opening the field for the Hawk's offense from sideline to sideline. Have you read Greg Cosell's article on that issue? If not, you should.
Re #2, a team that doesn't have a franchise QB does desperate things. Hell, you guys drafted Smith #1 overall. Point made. Carroll and Schneider made a mistake on Charlie Whitehurst. He stunk. The jury's still out on Flynn. He may have been okay here... but Carroll saw something in Wilson that made him decide that starting Wilson was the best thing for the franchise. He was right. I'll be surprised if Flynn does well in Oakland. They are definitely in the doldrums.
Re #3, guess that we'll disagree on that one. The attitude that you mention doesn't come into play on the field. Twenty-somethings do, and say, stupid things sometimes. I expect that will get righted given some time.
I look forward to our team's battles on the gridiron next year. Do you think that we'll split? Or one will win both? If so, who, and why?
I believe that losing Crabtree for the season will be far bigger that most of you think. We'll see.