There is no "code of ethics" for broadcasting sports. Compared with being involved in double homicide and interfering with the subsequent investigation, this doesn't even equate to a traffic violation.
If you listen to Reid he says that Catapano is suited to DE in the 4-3 and doesn't fit their system. Problem with that is Sutton in KC runs a system very similar to Rex and Bowles is not far off. Square peg.
Wow, We agreed on Bridgewater and Carr, but I liked Ryan. I remember saying we should move up even though I actually liked Gholston (watched one Ohio State game that year - vs. Michigan where he went berserk) I never had much opinion on Freeman, but I am still shocked at the speed he went from prospect to disappeared.
It hasn't been 9 months since Sheldon told us to stop complaining about Jets QBs and to go and give birth to one? Like Russell Wilson? <pounds table> Isn't that where he is going without the party? I know you have inside information, but why do you say that? I am not sure why a completely new front office should be blamed for the sins of the previous. Those were Parcells holdovers that you are complaining about. This is a new game. Complaining about prioritizing defense because we finish out of the top 10? C'mon. You are blaming them for not tanking? I agree. Petty is nothing to me. He is a lottery ticket that we will probably be flushing down the toilet in a couple of years. I am not banking on him and I wouldn't have banked on Geno. I don't know what I thought of Carr. I liked Bridgewater and probably would have jumped at either if they lasted to our second. I do think there is a bit too much to this "draft one 'til you find one" nonsense. You will end up with 3 young QBs and have to cut one before you know if he actually is one.
Like I said, I didn't finish reading it, but the draft was towards the start of the book. From what I've read/seen, I don't think that Pettine showed the proper amount of deference or respect for the guy that got him in the league. Odd thing is, that sounds like I am defending Rex, but that is actually one of his major flaws. It doesn't seem many people were actually worried about what he thought or scared of what he might do. That might not be bad if he had a strong GM or front office to keep the rest in line, but if he is the face/boss of the whole thing it is pretty terrible.
You did it in the post above. You've done it before and you will do it again. Rex loved Idzik's draft so much that he had to be told to start Geno. Kissing your bosses ass when your job in question is as old as the hills and assuredly what Rex was doing there. Right or wrong. I don't see where he actually did anything. I have to finish it. I think it will just make me mad, but the guy didn't know much about football. That might make the book that much better from the perspective you guys talk about, but he was also susceptible to certain people's quotes. Seems like Pettine got his ear plenty. Enough that people thought he was the brains and the adult. Doesn't seem that way from what is going on in Cleveland.
I apologize, I misread your post. You said take away "your young QB's WRs and OLine," I thought you said take away "your young QBs, WRs and OLine." I don't think they lost any decent young players. I agree the roster got worse, but I don't think the pursuit of Asomugha had much to do with it. They signed Burress who did more than Edwards from 2011 on. He saved Sanchez in the red zone plenty. Woody retired and I think they thought he was coming back and thought (woefully mistaken) Hunter could continue to fill in capably the way he did down the stretch in 2010 or Ducasse could take over . That was literally the only change on the line. The swap of Cotchery for Mason was a decided downgrade, but I think the Mason/Burress issue was more an attitude problem (which I fully blame on Rex) rather than a talent issue. That team was sitting at 8-5 on a three game win streak when they imploded against the Eagles and then rolled up and died after the Cruz 99 yarder the next week. I don't blame Rex much for the loss of talent, but the team lost/lacked character and that is on him. Both because the signed and accepted malcontents and because Rex did not keep them in line. One or two added to a team of choir boys works well, but eventually the inmates run the asylum. The contract extension they gave the young QB the following year, after being rebuffed by Manning, had a least as much to do with the talent degradation as courting Asomugha IMO.
I would say a 4.47 LB is a "flat-out burner" I would be interested to know what he weighs. Looks like more than 247 at this point. Before anybody complains that the 40 isn't "football speed" for kickoff and punt coverage, it sure as hell is.