really good point. the successful teams ave great owners and gms and then it filters down to the coaches and players. woody really hasn't a really football oriented gm. tanny is a good numbers guy but not a good talent evaluator.
Originally Posted by MysticalJet
My philosophy is that it takes a team to build a team.... meaning that its not the head coach alone, its not a GM alone - you need both. College is quite different - hence the success of Saban as a recruiter/coach.
Monroe has been beasting at LT for Jax from last season into the early parts of this one. But yea the rest have been pretty garbage.
I remember Monroe's inconsistent start to his career. But PFF ranked him at a decent level last year.
Monroe started his first regular season game at left tackle in week one of the 2009 NFL season against the Indianapolis Colts. As of midseason, Monroe's play was inconsistent by most accounts. He missed week four with an illness, and was also benched in week five. Monroe played in 15 games with 13 starts during his rookie season.
In 2010, Pro Football Focus ranked him just 61st among offensive tackles in terms of pass pro. He also sagged as a run blocker, and no player at the position gave up more QB hits.
Monroe has graded out as the 12th best left tackle this season by Pro Football Focus.
Seriously. Look at picks 2-12 from 2009. Except for Raji, what a bunch of spuds:
LT Jason Smith
DE Tyson Jackson
LB Aaron Curry
QB Mark Sanchez
LT Andre Smith
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
LT Eugene Monroe
NT B. J. Raji
WR Michael Crabtree
DE Aaron Maybin
RB Knowshon Moreno
Sadly the Jets own three of them.
Just terrible. The rest of the round is better, but still not great. Highlights include Percy Harvin, Clay Matthews' pharmacist, Hakeem Nicks, Alex Mack, Brian Orakpo, and Brian Cushing's pharmacist. Three of the best players in the draft (Wallace, Webb and McCoy) were taken outside Round 1.