Originally Posted by Raider9175
If you luck out at drafting that franchise Qb , you can get away with missing on a lot of picks in the draft. Your still going to be an elite team as long as that Qb able to play at that level.
Just imagine how good the patriots could have been if they drafted better with all those picks they have accumulated over the years.(with Brady at top of his game)
I was talking more about teams that have drafted well over the last couple of years.
Yeah well I was talking to a troll, but you're right. Belicheck has wasted a great QB. If not for the actual team they had when they first discovered Brady, and the cheating of course, they would be a lot more like the Colts.
If you go back and check, you'll find we've done very well with our limited draft choices, even if we did waste a bunch. No teams draft great anymore, because everyone has the same access to information as everyone else, and the salary cap keeps all teams from having quality depth.
The Raven have arguably the best GM in football, but they don't have the QB, so it only takes them so far.
The Steelers are no better at drafting than anyone else. Tell me who they drafted that was so great? They get rid of players when the time is right, and they have a great system, and an aura about them. They also chose a pretty good QB, and safety.
The Packers seem to be the best run team in the NFL, and they took Rodgers whey after Alex Smith, when no one had any idea he was going to be as good as he is. Is it the team, or is Rodgers just as great as he looks? He didn't look so good against the Jets as I remember.
The Giants are very hard to figure. They have drafted a lot of DEs and hit very big on a couple, but what else have they done especially well? They gave up way too much for Eli. On paper they should have kept Rivers, but they win Super bowls. They either miss the playoffs, or just squeak in, and then beat the heavily favored Bay State Patriots.
So you have 4 teams that are elite, and the Giants. The Jets are in the next tier, and whether they stay there or not all depends on the QB. The draft is not our problem. Not having an elite QB is. We'll see what happens with Sporano this year. Just not being Shotty is a great thing. He has had success as an OC, albeit limited, and he was hand picked by Parcells to be the Fish's head coach. He then changed the mentality there bringing a 1 win team to a division title in his first year. I think that's what our offense needs the most. A personality big enough to challenge Rex's on defense.