Originally posted by NinerGM:Originally posted by 49wyztoscore:Originally posted by NinerGM:Originally posted by cNiner:
By my count, the 49ers have drafted more current starters since 2005 than any team in the league. That reflects some good drafting. It also reflects the pitiful state of the 49ers before the 2005 draft.
Nuf said? And what has our record been since 2005?
Again a GM is not just SCOUT-IN-CHIEF of the draft. It's good drafting because Mike Sando says so? And just because you "draft a starter" that makes you good or improves the record how? A blanket statement without context to position. HA! And many of you were calling Smith a bust just 6 weeks ago. Please. The jury is certainly still out on that.
Bottom line -
Until this team finishes a season with a .500 record, Scott is part of the problem. Judge the record, not opinion.
The record and play of our team reflects that we have improved after every offseason. 3 years ago we would haven't even thought we could go to Indy and Minn and win and we had that chance this year. We have impoved drastically since 05 and that is what you ask for. We were 1 yad away from the playoffs last year. Scotty can draft IMO. Just ask the Panthers LOL.
This may be true that we've incrementally improved since 2005, however I compare McCloughan to other GMs around the league. I look at their decisions and I look at his. We weren't one yad away from the playoffs last year. Where did that come from? We had to beat the Dolphins and we didn't do that - not to mention another collapse from the OL and the defense (no pass rusher).
Do you guys give Alex Smith as much time and as many excuses?
If you clicked on the link, McCloughan has beaten the NFL average drafting in every category. That's how he's fared when compared to other GMs.