Originally Posted by SMC
Tannenbaum has not done an adequate job building a good team.
He seemed to be banking on Sanchez becoming an elite QB by year 3 to mask all the poor personnel decisions, but did a bad job managing Sanchez' development in the process.
Tanny's not bad at putting a team together but he's TERRIBLE at addressing needs. I mean he handled WR upgrades in the past but he just stopped doing it after Santonio. Plax was such a fail even from the start i mean a guy fresh out of prison? Really .... Also he should have bullied Rex into moving up for a speed rusher instead of getting these big DE's. Our DE's aren't pass rushers and sometimes u need those guys inside to help u with the pass rush. Our inside D linemen are great aganist the run but Pouha, Ellis, Devito and etc are below average pass rushers. Those guys inside may not get the sacks but they create enough havoc to dictate protection to keep a QB in the pocket and then the outside guys have a lot more space to work their moves.
Biggest mistake Tanny has done was letting Rex go CB, DE, DE, in round 1 of the draft. CB wasn't a need 3 years ago and to be frank the D Line rotation with veterans wasn't the worse thing for us. We were managing ... where we lacked big time was with the LB's and giving Sanchez some REAL deadly weapons. Look at one Julio Jones alone has done for Matt Ryan. Add that with White, Gonzalez, O line and a consistent running game ... Had we done what ATL did which is keep adding for our QB we'd be good. We actually took away more weapons, stood still, or just downgraded. Not a recipe for success.