Originally Posted by 124
Gamble's from PA and spent a lot of time in Europe.
I'd take Gamble and Tomsula over some slouch and Rex.
As for Heckert, his problem in Cleveland isn't their draft history, but rather their free agent pursuing. They have had a top 10 defense the last few years, alongside the best LT and a top five C and now Richardson, but they've never had anything at WR until this season, or at QB, and Weeden is still a question mark that is now, without Schumur, blowing in the wind. That team wasn't far off this season. Even though they went 5-11 I believe they lost 6 or 7 games by a touchdown or less.
Then again, Heckert's also the guy who passed on RGIII and Julio Jones, who could have had this Cleveland team at 11-5.
He tried getting RG3 by offering their two first round picks last year and a second. And 11-5 in the AFC North with RG3? With those defenses? He wouldn't survive the experience I suspect.
I still think the Rams got the better end of that deal; time will tell.
Edit: there was article in Cleveland that alluded to the fact that the previous owner didn't want them spending big money on free agents so the books were relatively clean for whoever he sold the team to.