Originally posted by THEB:
Originally posted by Joecool:
And if we picked Rogers, where do you think Smith would have gone? A lot of the reason for Rogers dropping was that teams didn't not want to take another risk on a Tedford QB.
Who knows? Maybe smith gets picked up by green bay and sits behind farve, and becomes the best QB in the NFL. Rogers gets picked by the niners and is the biggest first round flop in history. The is fact that sitting behind Favre helped rogers game tremendously. i dont see how that could be an argument at all.
Once again, this frivolous argument. COMPLETELY discrediting intrinsic player talent.
How many times does it have to be said? All players ARE NOT created equal.
If that were the case, then why not hold an annual draft for coaches? After all, talent is meaningless if you try to contend that Alex Smith would have been anywhere NEAR Rodgers simply if he were drafted by GB and Rodgers would be ~ Alex Smith if drafted by SF.
Fact is, the talented players find a way to make it happen REGARDLESS of circumstance.
Lets not forget that Ryan Fitzpatrick was drafted in the 7th round of 2005 draft as well. Do you think anyone afforded him the same opportunities as Alex Smith? Hell no. But it didn't matter. He figured it out despite bouncing around the league.