Originally posted by dtg_9er:My argument is that the name of the player does not matter to some select fans who ardently defend management. It could have been Travis Frederick that we drafted; these individuals will defend the pick to the death....simply because our organizational team made the call. These same handful of individuals then slander anyone who challenges the pick.
Yes, but I wonder what the future holds as lawsuits pile up from former players. May have some major changes...but I understand that it's a physical game and you can't guess at changes coming. Plus, Reid seems to have the intelligence and ability to morph his game if necessary...very smart and coach-able.
MadDog--I understand your point of view, and for those of you who spend a lot of time evaluating the prospects it may make sense to second guess the front office. But when you think of Harbaugh sitting in Reid's living room years ago trying to recruit him to Stanford, and all the HS film he watched, and then the college film and perhaps personal contacts with his coaches and father...just no way I am going to be as knowledgeable as Harbaugh...whether I spend every weekend watching college football or not. I read a great deal but that's not the same as having interviewed a kid and following him for four to six years. But to each their own!
To me, if a fan has little to no background knowledge of a player, it is better to admit they no nothing on the player, but they hope management got it right, rather than saying management must have got it right because...they are part of our team. Every year and every pick stands on its' own.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Apr 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM ]