Originally posted by Quest4six:
I'll go light on you because I can tell you just started watching football this year (that seahawk stereotype I was talking about)
Great drafts can create competition in all the right places, something my franchise did. When you are battling out a roster spot in TC you are getting valuable experience and making yourself a better player.
The niners have such a deep roster that all of our rookies are going to have to come in and compete for a spot. Nobody has a clear cut starting job.
Seattle on the other hand drafted because they had holes.
Holes in the receiving core, offensive line, defensive line.
So what I'm saying is that I am confident our needs have been met because the positions in question all have 5+ people competing for them.
Now on your side, P rich gets to start, Britt gets to start, and Cassius Marsh will probably see some snaps.
Other than that... Thats pretty much it.
So if Richardson turns out to be a bust, Britt/Marsh gets injured, you are no better than you were before the draft.
I'm sorry but this has to be the worst reasoning I have ever seen. How do you make a post this misinformed and without a stitch of knowledge about your players drafted, or apparently the needs of either team? And then say that Seahawks fans are new? Really? Wow that is really something.
Do you even realize you lost 3 starters in your secondary? That's just your secondary. Do you think Gore, Boldin and Cowboy will never slow down? Aldon and Culliver won't see any suspensions? You know Bowman won't start the season healthy and may not get back to form until the end of the year or possibly even later? That's 8 spots right there. Then you have to figure attrition through injury. What if Kilgore is to big a down grade from Goodwin?
None of Seattle's draft picks will be penciled in as starters because of existing depth. Zero. Will they see playing time? If they show they deserve it yes but that is partly because Seattle rotates players as good or better than any team in the league and that is how you prepare your guys to become starters and be ready when you need them, not to mention the best form of training and in addition to training camp and OTA's. You know those things every team does, not just you guys.
Any fan of any team could say the exact same thing you just said but it would still be ridiculous and just make them look like they are either uninformed or just a new fan. I rarely talk about our draft class or even the guys we shelved from last year because I have been around this game long enough to see things not turn out the way I thought they would. I've learned my lessons with draft picks like Aaron Curry and if you have been around even just a couple years you should also know about AJ Jenkins. Sometimes things don't go as planned and these guys stink it up. Your current draft class could end up being horrible for all you know.
Consider the last couple of years you guys have passed on Sherman, Baldwin and Luke Willson and spent 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks on guys like Jenkins, Culliver and McDonald. The Seahawks took those players you passed on with two in the 5th round and one UDFA. Cully and McDonald could still turn out to be good players but so far they have been vastly outplayed by the other three. I cannot think of a single scenario since Harbaugh and Pete have been with out teams that you can point out where the Niners got the better end of that type of deal. Feel free to enlighten me though.
That pretty much summarizes the cap casualties also. While you guys have been living off the talent from your high drafting days and waiting for the young new talent to step up and take over we have built a super bowl champion roster and mostly with guys other teams passed on or were casting off. I don't know why suddenly we wouldn't be able to find the type of talent we have consistently found and developed over the last few years.