Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by B650:
I want younger guys. That's just my opinion. I want them to step up and grow. If you have an older guy wasting a roster spot, it's harder for the young ones to see the field. This doesn't include Isaac Bruce who STILL has something to offer. The list was just trying to show where Spurlock belongs. I didn't put Bruce in there 'cuz I assumed he was a lock.
You don't keep guys on the roster, hoping they will step up and grow. You put guys on the field who can produce, and produce now.
Zeigler and Spurlock can develop and grow on the practice squad. That is why they have installed this in the NFL.
Spurlock may indeed make this roster. And Zeigler might make this roster. But, Battle WILL make this roster. That is not even debatable at this point.
I'm pretty certain Battle will make the roster, but that list was just what I WANTED to see happen and what I personally think should happen.
BTW, I don't agree with the "you don't keep guys on the roster, hoping they will step up and grow." Actually, you do. Teams wait around for 3 or 4 years after drafting a QB. Look at us. We're still waiting on Manny Lawson and Vernon Davis. So what if you have someone that can produce, slightly, like Battle. Seriously, who cares? We haven't been to the playoffs in what, 6 years? Shouldn't we start thinking a little more out of the box? If you're always going to take production over potential, you might as well just pull a Mike Ditka and trade your entire draft every year for a guy in his '30s like T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Just IMO.
[ Edited by B650 on Aug 24, 2009 at 1:35 PM ]