Originally posted by GBNinerFan:Originally posted by Otter:
2005- Aaron Rodgers (replace A. Smith as 1sr rd pick)
2005- Derek Anderson (replace Rasheed Marshal, 5th rd pick)
2006- Drew Brees (sign as FA 6yr 60mil)
2007-Matt Shaub (2 2nd round picks, J. Staley and Rachal)
2007-Kevin Kolb (2nd 1st round, instead of Joe Staley)
2008- Dennis Dixon (replace 4th rounder Cody Wallace)
2009- Michael Vick (Sign as FA, 2yr 6.6 mil)
2009- Jay Cuter (2 firsts + a 3rd,A. Davis, Crabtree,Coffee)
2010- Donavan Mcnabb (2010 2nd rd pick, T Mays & 2011 3rd
I can't believe you guys are pining over Jay Cutler? Jay, of the I'm going to throw it in to double and triple coverage and hope my receiver comes down with it, Cutlers.
Derek Anderson, Kolb, Dixon, Vick, and McNabb, no thanks.
We would have ruined Rodgers, just like the Texans ruined Carr. We didn't have the coaching or personnel on staff to groom him in the player he is today.
Brees and Schaub are the only ones I'd take from that list. And I don't think we had the personnel to make Schaub a success either in 2007. 2006, Smith was coming off a year in which he seemed to be heading in the right direction and we were paying him a ton of money. So while I would like to have had Brees, I understand the factors around why he wasn't pursued.
Exactly. Some people, 41% apparently, still don't get that. Rodgers would have been beaten and broken just like Smith(and Carr). You people don't think sitting for 3 years behind a legend, learning, and then inheriting a 13-3 team has anything to do with his success?
Anyway, I agree on Brees and Shaub.
Yeah, that's why I would have prefered bringing in a vet via FA or trade at some point. If Alex and Aaron traded situations, they might have traded careers. Maybe not, but it seems more likely than not.
But a vet who could have dealt with some of our weaknesses better and/or helped improve them more due to experience would have mad all the difference in the world. Especially in those years when we seemed to be "turning a corner", but were getting killed by QB play.