Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
It's not going to be this year.
We either need a franchise QB, or a great OL, and we don't have either.
And a pass rusher would be nice...(wow, we haven't had a good pass rusher and good QB, since Peterson and Garcia;and even our OL hasn't been special for awhile).
We will see next year, with two top 10 possible 1st round picks, we can get our pass rusher and RT.
We need to give Davis a shot at QB before spending another high draft pick on a bust (this QB class is scary, Tebow? Bradford (bad shoulder in 5-6 years?) Locker (he will go #1); McCoy (not a great deep ball, and a spread offense); Pike?
You don't need an elite QB to win / make the SB. With a good OL and Defense, Hill or Davis (assuming Davis isn't a TO machine like JTO or Smith) can take us deep into the playoffs. But, I'd rather see Davis or ? be our #1 with Hill as our backup.
Like your logic dude and want to run with it a little ......
So using the caution about selecting another bust, I have no faith at all we have people in place to identify a franchise QB. We may WANT one, but getting one is another matter entirely. Remember Scott McC still believes in Smith but aren't going to give him the OL, coaching and OC to let Alex work in the systems he knows best. Remember if Crabtree doesn't fall to us at 10, we have Jones, Bruce and Morgan as our starting WRs. EEK!
This is my biggest beef with the GM - there's no vision for the future. I'd much rather have this team invest in a good group of linemen in the the first three rounds, that way all our hopes don't hinge on one player panning out. At this stage, Scott hasn't proven he can choose linemen consistently - Balmer, Baas, Rachal, Snyder. These are great bench players, but starters? No Way.
Quite frankly, I'm waiting for McClough to groom the team for another GM who can understand just drafting a QB is 1/4 of the story - you need an OL, you need WR, more importantly you need to DEVELOP impact starters and you do that by selecting a coach who understands and can attract development-oriented coaching staff.