Originally posted by kray28:
I saw all the exhibition games....some of the guys that got to stay suck, and the some of the guys handed their walking papers were good players with talent.
For instance, Celek did nothing this preseason...why is he still here? Cutting Hawkins to keep Baldwin I can kind of understand...they think they can develop Baldwin. That's a huge gamble though. Not as big a gamble as dumping Jennings though.
Just wait for the first botched long snap though.
Celek is a much better blocker.....that's more important out of your #3 TE than a guy who's a somewhat better receiver, has potential but is a mediocre blocker. Gray simply didn't have a spot on this team.
The reality of the situation is that its simply idiotic to claim that the coaches made a mistake when we just don't know, we read what the beat writers write, guess what, those guys aren't NFL scouts either, they don't have professional experience evaluating players, they give us the best view of what they see through their own eyes, however what they see and what the coaches see, might be two entirely different things. People badmouth guys like Moore and Celek, but from the sound of it, those guys solidified themselves during practice, maybe they didn't generate as much hype as others, but the coaches saw something that they liked.
We've also seen that the team is willing to change directions when a player really shows that they can be something special, they ended up dumping Tolzien and keeping Daniels because of his potential.
They have shown themselves to be pragmatic and flexible, not sure how people can question their moves right now considering we just don't know, beyond the preseason games, we literally get to see oh...about 1% of what the coaches actually get to see, their interactions with the players daily, their insights regarding practices, how these players do in terms of film study and how well they know the playbook, these aren't things we are privy to.