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OCCH23

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  1. And yet when a tree falls in the woods . . .
  2. And they didn't grab a WR ANYWHERE in the draft? Who is Jackson going to throw to?
  3. I chose Wilson because he will (hopefully) have the most direct impact on being able to assess Zach this season. Hall will likely take pressure off Zach and hide deficiencies, but we NEED to know if Zach is worth future investment, and unless G. Wilson is a bust, he should help us do just that . . .
  4. I'm amazed no one has commented on your ability to compliment the player while still making sure we all know he couldn't beat your Hawkeyes. Well done
  5. Great insight -- thanks!
  6. Thought for sure I'd see a Ruckert thread in the draft forum but I didn't. When are you guys gonna enlighten us uninformed fans to why you're so high on this guy?
  7. That's fair, but someone isn't usually called a "Top 10 talent" if they're not expected to go in the top 10 picks. I don't watch college football at all, so I have nothing to go on except the concerns I've heard from posters here about his age. Couple that with the fact that a lot of teams passed on him, I don't see why the concern is all that offensive. This is a middle-heavy draft, and I wouldn't have minded keeping 35 and 69. If the player pans out then that becomes irrelevant, and if he doesn't I'm confident life will still be worth living . . .
  8. So you don't think a 21 year old is stronger/better at football two years later? I hope that's the case, because we've already lost out on those two years. But like I said, there's gotta be some reason why a "Top 10 Talent" dropped to 26 (even if that reason proves to be wrong) . . .
  9. You do realize that has been a knock on him for months, right? That a lot of his production in college was coming against "kids" much younger than him, right? Jets fans are something else . . .
  10. Very true. Just wondering why he fell . . .
  11. I'm personally concerned about the whole age thing, and wish we had just grabbed someone today without giving up draft capital. I'm still a little scarred over the whole "Mims fell into our lap" experience, so I gotta wonder why so many teams skipped on a "top 10 talent". But of course I'll be rooting to be proven wrong and hope the kid is a monster . . .
  12. I don't know ANYTHING about college football, but after reading this forum the past few months here are my top 6 "name recognition" guys: Dean Ojabo Hall Ebikete McBride Pickens
  13. Jet fans before the draft -- "SMOKESCREEN!! BLATANT LIES!! THIS GUY'S GONNA BE AWESOME!!!" Jet fans after we draft said player -- "JET GM'S SUCK!! WE KNEW THIS GUY WOULD BE AWFUL!!! DON'T THESE GUYS READ SCOUTING REPORTS THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE DRAFT?!?!?!"
  14. I'm sure you already explained this multiple times, but are you responding to the thought of taking him at 10 over another WR option, or taking a WR at 10 at all? I'm fine if they don't think WR is worth that much draft equity, but if we're going to use that pick on a WR, I want it to be the best one, not just the "better one for the first 10 weeks of the season" . . .
  15. The only reason they shouldn't take him at 10 is if they don't believe he'll return to 100%. If that's the case, then you go with your due diligence and don't look back. But there's no way I want to see this guy tear up the league for 10+ years in a different jersey just because he couldn't play the first 10+ weeks for us . . . (Disclaimer -- I'm not a college football guy, so this opinion is based on the claim that he truly is a substantially better prospect than any of the others outside of injury . . .)
  16. Yes, I'll openly admit my naivety and denseness. It comes from living in the bubble I was blessed to live in. That's where people like you are supposed to come in. Give me examples to help me better understand what I'm not seeing. I don't need generalities like "what are you stupid? Of course it's a problem!" All that does is make me think it's NOT a problem, because if it was there'd be examples galore. I don't know how many black people are trying to become head coaches. I don't know how many are "better" than their counterparts but are being discounted due to skin color. It sounds like you have an ideal situation in your mind, and there's nothing wrong with that. But there's a huge difference between "less than ideal" and "blatantly racist" and I guess I'll have to keep waiting for someone to convince me we're dealing with the latter . . .
  17. Honest question -- can you name some black coaches who you feel were superior candidates for jobs but were looked over because of the color of their skin? The reason I ask is because I 100% support the idea that race/gender shouldn't exclude someone from a position, but 100% disagree that race/gender should be the reason why someone gets a position (like our current SC nominees) . . .
  18. Do you? Apparently you've got inside knowledge the rest of us are lacking? I personally don't know the truth, which is why I stayed out of this until someone else acted like they knew better . . .
  19. I admit I haven't read all the posts in the thread, but I have no sympathy for the loser of the coin toss. Win in regulation and its never an issue . . .
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