If we come away today with:
How would you feel about draft then?
Milliner is better than Wilson by far and allows Rex to be more aggressive with is safety play. Plus he slides into Cromarties slot when Cro leaves.
Its obvious we are going to play more 4-3 and that caters to Coples. Richardson is a beast. Go watch his game vs Alabama than watch Floyds. Who cares what ESPN analyst had a hard on for his friends client. There is a reason Floyd fell to 22.
Now we go BPA again today. If that BPA is a DE to plug in our 4-3 so be it.
1) BPA doesn't work when you have no franchise QB
2) BPA is bogus as a theory because it assumes your team's draft board is 100% accurate on who is and isn't better
3) Idzik said Richardson was in Jets top 4 on big board. Something is wrong about that. Or he's lying.
Excellent post. Those who are seeing clearly seem to be in the minority here.
Idzik has made it abundantly clear that he will choose the best available players in interviews both before and after making his first 2 draft choices. I have also heard and read multiple interviews with people who know Idzik and they all say he will build through the draft by choosing the BAP, even if the picks are not popular ones. He will not listen to the media or the fans and will always do what he feels is best for the Jets.
I see in the media and on this message board there are many who say this proves Rex still has influence or even people who said “Rex chose Milner” and “Rex chose Richardson”. I say you couldn’t be more wrong. Even Tannenbaum, who knows Idzik, said in an interview that it is Idzik making the choices. If Idzik felt the BAP's were offensive players we would be reading about “Mornhinweg’s picks” instead.
Teams known to choose the BAP’s are consistently good teams such as the Packers, Steelers, Giants, to name a few. More recently, the 49’ers and Seahawks can be added to that list. IMO, this is the right way to build a team, though it seems foreign to Jets fans.
I heard a fascinating story on the SiriusXM NFL channel one morning this week. Andrew Brandt was asked about his most memorable draft experiences and he told a story about the Green Bay war room drafting Aaron Rodgers. In 2005 he sat in the war room with GM Ted Thompson watching Rodgers tumbling down the draft board. It was thought that Rodgers would be picked higher but there he was, sitting at the 24th pick. He was far and away the BAP on Green Bay’s draft board, but Green Bay had no need for a QB, having Favre who was one of the most durable QB’s ever. Thompson wanted to pick Rodgers but there was disagreement in the room. They waited fruitlessly for a phone call that never came in order to trade down rather than choosing an unneeded QB. As we all know, they finally chose Rodgers, who sat behind Favre for 3 years.
I can’t think of better story to legitimize Idzik’s philosophy. I have no beef with those who disagree who the BAP is- that is certainly debatable, but those who think we are picking by position have your heads in the sand. Sure Tavon Austin would have been an exciting addition, but in the end BAP is the way to go. I have climbed aboard the Idzik train.
Last edited by Jet Blast; 04-26-2013 at 12:06 PM.
Other than Idzik double speak provide proof.
Because both picks REEK of Ryan and frame Idzik (like Tannenbaum) as a stooge who acquiesces to Ryan.
Warmack had zero injury history and the first round talent level was essentially flat. Taking Warmack at 9 would've at least addressed the proper side of the ball. BAP my ass. The entire first round essentially is full of 3rd rounders from last year and 2nds the year before that. Rex made those picks. Prove me wrong.
I have no problem with going best player available. The QB position is the only position you treat differently than that.
The problem I have is that Richardson lacks strength at the point of attack... He hustles, but I really don't care about a defensive lineman making a tackle 20 yards down field. That basically means your defense already lost the play. And that hustle only gets you so much in the NFL. His strength isn't great and he's also 24 years old. that basically means it's not getting better in the NFL. The one major aspect that Richardson has going for him is that he's got a great head on his shoulders. Guys who are that quick typically figure out a way to make it work in the NFL.
And the problem I have with the Milliner pick is that the guy isn't smart... Revis and Cromartie aren't brain surgeons by any means, but they are quick when spoken directly to. Typically the smarter guys are the ones who figure out ways to be great. He gives up catches in college and the guy is definitely not going to be Revis. He'll be more comparable to Wilson who everyone seems to hate for the simple reason that he also gives up receptions. Milliner won't bust, he just won't be great.
Bottom line is that we aren't winning without a QB so most of this **** really doesn't matter much. Manuel was the guy to get and Buffalo handled it all correctly.
And in response to your dumbass comment that Rex made the picks, how about you prove that instead of asking people to prove you wrong. Considering that proving either is basically impossible.
trust the board!!The best decision-makers, in my view, "trust the board." Players have been poked, prodded, analyzed and discussed for seven months. It's time to let the board do the work.
The biggest downfall of decision-makers is becoming impulsive and emotional, straying from the board. Nothing deflates the morale of scouting staffs faster.
In 2005, all of the defensive players we targeted -- including DeMarcus Ware and Marcus Spears, both picked by Dallas -- were off the board, leaving us staring at Aaron Rodgers, the only player left with a first-round grade. Although we had the most durable quarterback in football, Brett Favre, we decided to "trust the board."