Originally Posted by Dreamers
It is all hinds site don't let it eat you up. How many JETS fans do you hear going "If we had only taken Sapp" still. Or the more resent "we traded up for Sanchez why". Coples going into the draft was the highest rates D play. He had some concerns and we where lucky he dropped. If you have a shot at a play maker at DE like him you take it. There is a reason you don't see a lot of G's going in the 1st round. If DeCastro is the best G in the history of the NFL after the fact OK you can say that. Bottom line though even if Coples is an average DE it will likely end up being seen as the right pick. He is a very high up side player with a pretty high floor. It was a safe bet at a position that is highly valued. You just have to root for the players they give you and hope they know what they are doing more then you.
It's not just hindsite. It's also looking at Tanny/Rex. Our Defense isn't the problem, it's the Offense. Don't blow smoke up my ass about ground and pound, and then not fix the single biggest problem on the Offense (Hunter)
People on this board used to routinely say Callahan was one of the best Oline coaches in the league, now Sparano is supposed to turn Hunter around when Callahan couldn't.
We could have had 2 Pro Bowl level players locked up for 4 years, and used our 1st round pick next year and then traded up next year to get whoever Rex wanted. (Maybe Revis's replacement) We would have gotten 3 players both ways, but we would have gotten 1 a year early.