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Old 11-05-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Kicking Themselved for not drafting Peterson?

We all know that you can't really predict the future, but I'm
really wondering why Adrian Peterson was passed up to # 7.

(This reminds me of the prototype screw-up, when Green Bay
drafted Tony Mandarich with the # 2 pick overall instead of
Barry Sanders at # 3 back in 1989)

Looking at it...
1. Jamarcus Russell (Oakland)...okay, Heisman and all that.
Raiders need a QB. Will he be great someday? Who knows.
However, Heisman winners DO have a history of not panning out.
2. Calvin Johnson (Detroit) Great pick for the Lions. This guy
is an instant Pro-Bowler.
3. Joe Thomas (Cleveland) Decent pick, who is really solidifying
Cleveland's o-line. Worth passing up on Peterson? I suppose I
have my bias toward Joe, since he came from my high school,
in my original hometown of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
4. Gaines Adams (Tampa Bay).
5. Levi Brown (Arizona) I certainly think the Cardinals would have
been much better with Peterson, instead of a better tackle.
Then again, this is par for the course for this poorly managed
organization.
6. LaRon Landry (Washington) Another screw up. Even though
they have Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts, it's Adrian Peterson
they passed up on.
7. Lucky Minnesota....they just picked the 2007 league MVP.

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Old 11-05-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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Yeah, but second guessing drafts is kind of silly in my opinion. The thing is, hind sight is always 20/20. There is no way to know these types of things. Injuries happen, players mature, others fall apart...

The other problem with second guessing this draft, you are doing this way too early...

What if Peterson continues to have injury problems? What if he averages less than 10 games a season by the end of his career? How do you know these other players won't pan out? What if some of them become Hall of Famers?

I am not saying these teams should have past on Peterson, only that it impossible to know these types of things, and it is way too early to start second guessing.

Only after 4 or 5 years can you really interpret the value of a draft pick.

Let's give it some time.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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Gaines Adams was drafted by the Bucs (not the Falcons) to replace Simeon Rice. With Caddie, Pittman, and Graham already in place, the Bucs take an offensive player again in the draft and RJS isn't standing anymore.
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Gaines Adams was drafted by the Bucs (not the Falcons) to replace Simeon Rice. With Caddie, Pittman, and Graham already in place, the Bucs take an offensive player again in the draft and RJS isn't standing anymore.
I stand corrected, silly me.

That said, wouldn't you rather have Adrian Peterson, even with
Cadillac?

I'm recalling when Dallas drafted Tony Dorsett. People were saying
"why?" because they already had a couple of good running backs
at the time...but they drafted that best skill player available, and
the rest is history.
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Like they say hindsight is 20/20. With the way the Bucs defense is aging year after year we really needed to go after a D-Lineman.
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Like they say hindsight is 20/20. With the way the Bucs defense is aging year after year we really needed to go after a D-Lineman.
Plus Joey Galloway has found the fountain of youth.

With a little help from a Buckeye things always end up find Mr. Mush.
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You would puke if you heard Joey's local radio show. He thinks they (OSU) are the best thing since pockets on pants.
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Looking at it...
1. Jamarcus Russell (Oakland)...okay, Heisman and all that.
Raiders need a QB. Will he be great someday? Who knows.
However, Heisman winners DO have a history of not panning out.
2. Calvin Johnson (Detroit) Great pick for the Lions. This guy
is an instant Pro-Bowler.
3. Joe Thomas (Cleveland) Decent pick, who is really solidifying
Cleveland's o-line. Worth passing up on Peterson? I suppose I
have my bias toward Joe, since he came from my high school,
in my original hometown of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
4. Gaines Adams (Tampa Bay).
5. Levi Brown (Arizona) I certainly think the Cardinals would have
been much better with Peterson, instead of a better tackle.
Then again, this is par for the course for this poorly managed
organization.
6. LaRon Landry (Washington) Another screw up. Even though
they have Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts, it's Adrian Peterson
they passed up on.
7. Lucky Minnesota....they just picked the 2007 league MVP.
1. Heisman? What Heisman? Not to mention that QB's are going to win you more games than a RB will over their careers, i think that was a smart choice since the cupboard was basically dry in Oakland, why not draft a QB and build around him?

2. Calvin Johnson would have been a great pick for anybody, but Peterson could have just as easily gone here as Johnson did.

3. They just signed Jamal Lewis this year, and you have to have an offensive line to run the ball, so starting with the line with Thomas was the best selection they could have made here.

4. They already have feature back in Cadillac, why do you need 2?

5. How can the Cardinals be much better with Peterson? They have Edge who has a HUGE contract, and no line to block for him. How do you get another RB with another HUGE contract and still have no line to block for them? Best pick the Cardinals could have made here was the one they did and choose a lineman.

6. I disagree, no screwup here. They already have 2 great backs, why do you need 3? They have the WR's, they have the QB, they have the backs, they have the line, and most of them are young or signed to multi-year deals, so why not go with the best player you NEED(not a RB since you have 2) and go with that??

7. Well they got him so....
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God in heaven the Browns needed Joe Thomas. He's paid dividends thus far...for sure.
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We all know that you can't really predict the future, but I'm
really wondering why Adrian Peterson was passed up to # 7.
There are a couple of reasons why Peterson slid as far as he did. First, and foremost, Peterson had trouble staying healthy in college. He missed significant time in two of the three years he was there, let us see if he can get through the season without missing games. Secondly, you can get quality backs later in the draft.

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(This reminds me of the prototype screw-up, when Green Bay
drafted Tony Mandarich with the # 2 pick overall instead of
Barry Sanders at # 3 back in 1989)

Looking at it...
1. Jamarcus Russell (Oakland)...okay, Heisman and all that.
Raiders need a QB. Will he be great someday? Who knows.
However, Heisman winners DO have a history of not panning out.
Uh, Troy Smith won the Hesiman last year not JaMarcus Russell. Besides you build Super Bowl teams around QBs not RBs.

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2. Calvin Johnson (Detroit) Great pick for the Lions. This guy
is an instant Pro-Bowler.
3. Joe Thomas (Cleveland) Decent pick, who is really solidifying
Cleveland's o-line. Worth passing up on Peterson? I suppose I
have my bias toward Joe, since he came from my high school,
in my original hometown of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
4. Gaines Adams (Tampa Bay).
5. Levi Brown (Arizona) I certainly think the Cardinals would have
been much better with Peterson, instead of a better tackle.
Then again, this is par for the course for this poorly managed
organization.
6. LaRon Landry (Washington) Another screw up. Even though
they have Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts, it's Adrian Peterson
they passed up on.
7. Lucky Minnesota....they just picked the 2007 league MVP.
Tampa needed a pass rusher and already have Cadillac. Whether you think Peterson is the better back or not it does not make sense to have to high priced backs on your team like that.

The Cards have bigger needs than RB with Edge already on the team. Their biggest need was at o-line and taking Peterson would have been another dumb move when they already have a quality back.

The Skins already have Portis and re-signed Betts in the offseason. Why would they draft another back when their defense was abysmal last year. I do agree Landry was not the best pick for them when their front 7 is in serious need of an upgrade.
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