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@southsidetom Ok so in order, Who is this Greg Gabriel that you so completely believe in? One man in the NFL with an interesting opinion. For myself I go by experience and what my eyes tell me. You allude to some personal knowledge of the NFL and it's personnel yet use another persons opinion to make your point. While it's commendable that he finds himself employed in the NFL it is also a safe bet that his method isn't the only one used and in fact, he is probably the only person ( besides you ) that thinks it's 100% accurate.
First, I never refer to anything about a team I am a fan of as "We". I'm not on the team, I'm a fan. I find it silly when folks use the "we" bit, but that's my own personal take. Munchak not drafting Britt does, in fact, matter because it was used as proof that you were not knowledgeable in what you were speaking about, even though it was a snide remark meant to be snarky. You missed the point of my post completely and moved to the realm of black and white to maintain your "correctness" ignoring reality. Life is never all or nothing. Why should a team be any different? To discredit your assertion that wins over character always wins out I submit Vince Young and Adam Jones for your pleasure.
Keep building castles on the sand, and I'll keep washing them away.
12 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Mock-Draft-70.html
@Bill_Bates_40 @BassFace My mind isn't made up about anything except that your broad strokes and misinformation is laughable. That you decide to end with an insult speaks volumes about you. Bring intelligence and facts not guessing and insults.
12 months ago on First Round Breakdown | National Football Post
I'm a fan of Colin Kaepernick as well. I think the 9ers are smart letting him mature into the playbook for a few seasons. They lose nothing letting Alex play at this point while the future gets fully up to speed. When he's ready, I think he's going to be a beast.
1 year, 1 month ago on A look at my first round notebook | National Football Post
Not mentioned often is his over all toughness. He will take the shot over the middle and hold on to the ball. That is huge on 3rd downs when you're still moving up the field. He didn't miss a game in college.
1 year, 1 month ago on NFL Draft: One final look at Kendall Wright | National Football Post
@Bill_Bates_40 Yeah, Givens, Hill, Mason, and Britt are bums. The fact of the matter is the Oilers/Titans history of WR and the draft is that they haven't, until recently, drafted them high. I'd love to know the "some" that can find the play maker ability and skill set of Wright from this point on in the draft. I don't see it. And if you're honest, neither do you.
1 year, 1 month ago on First Round Breakdown | National Football Post
@Bill_Bates_40 Game plan a defense for Britt, Wright, Washington, Cook, CJ and Hass/Locker. In a pass happy league. Tell me who you cover? I find it funny that taking what many consider the 2nd best WR in this draft with the 20th pick as being a "loser". With plenty of talent left in this draft taking a true play maker is always smart.
I yelled at the TV ( making my gal laugh at me :D ) when Chicago took Shae the pick before Tenn. My worst fears were realized. Bears fans may not know it now, but he is a great kid with a motor they will come to love. His drive and dedication to improving his craft will rival the big bear stalking the middle. Congratulations on getting a great player. I'll be watching more Bears games.
The first mock that agrees with me. I think the Titans best grab would absolutely be Shea Mc Clellin. He's not an ILB ( though he could certainly be that ) He can, and will play DE and excel at it. In fact he can ( and would ) be moved all over the defensive front ( or, yes back field ) Trust me fellow Titan fan, watch all the tape you can on him. He's a top of the draft talent that is getting nowhere near the love he deserves although some have warmed to him somewhat. My fear is that he goes BEFORE the Titans can get him. I have no doubt he's on many many draft boards, and quietly ( i.e. is not spoke of publicly by teams ) higher than most mocks are projecting him. That he is a "Munchak" kind of guy just adds to the appeal.
Of course this is all my opinion, but Shae is my Draft-crush this year. Where ever he goes, I'm going to keep up with his career.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/FINAL-MOCK-DRAFT-1216.html
@southsidetom You sure do like words. You use a lot of them. In this case to defend a statement that was given and was incorrect in it's implication. It simply didn't apply to what I had said.
How nice of you to "not point the finger" however I didn't make any statement that would qualify for that sentiment. At worst I could be accused of going too far against the draft grain, but the other statements are accurate. One simply need only invest a little investigative time if they are "not in the know". (Like Munchak having nothing to do with drafting Britt, for instance)
It's also great to see blanket statements and generalizations thrown in for good measure. Always the hallmark of an effusive author with little content who wants to hide it in the jumble of words. (I shall now, ironically, do the very same thing.. hello pot, I'm kettle)
In an attempt to communicate with you I'll adopt your incessant need to over simplify. (I took the time to read your posts. I feel qualified to make that assertion)
If you were given a car by your parents and it had a pull when you stepped on the breaks, would you sell it or try to fix it? It's a good car. Could be great. Give it up and take a chance with another one? Add into the equation the cost of said car and the time invested (it fit their ideas of what a car should be and performed at least as well as they hoped it would even if it did break down, you expect that from high performance cars. It goes with the territory) and you have a pretty clear idea as to what the best course of action would be. It not only makes monetary sense it's just logical.
I think that you would be amazed at how many good guys there are in the NFL. Better than 90% I'd imagine. The thing is, average doesn't sell news papers ( archaic though they may be ) or make headlines. Dirt sells so you're force fed it. Britt has made mistakes that most young men make. Speeding, compounded with a bad choice to run. Hanging with guys who choose to partake of things, another bad choice, but who is so perfect to have never had these happen in their life? You, dear human? I know I am guilty of some of these things. I'm just not as "in the spotlight" (as far as you know) so it's not deemed important enough to worry about (of course this could be because I'm a bass player and unless you're Geddy, Gene or John Taylor the world doesn't know your name... be that as it may, it's a different topic). I don't agree with what Mr Britt has done, but I'm a lot older and have the advantage of wisdom on my side. Wisdom gained by making those same, or similar, mistakes. I, in no way, feel like I was a "bad character" person. I'm certain my parents are pleased with what I have become despite my rough patches. I have hope for young Mr Britt.
For the record, I give a hoot about having good guys on the teams I choose to cheer for. I'm certainly glad that the coach of my favorite NFL team feels the same way. Don't believe me? Ask him. He's a great person to have a conversation with.
Be well gentle human.
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Mock-Draft-70.html
@southsidetom Munchak didn't draft him?
The Titans have a history of reaching in the first round. The last few years it's worked out well for them. I'm tempting fate as I put 4 straight years of calling the Titans first pick correctly...
What the hell.
Shea McClellin will go with the 20th pick. He's a perfect fit for both the defensive philosophy the Titans run and the culture of character that coach Munchak is building in Tenn.
McClellins ability to be used on any down in multiple positions is his ticket to starting early. His ability to get off the ball and disrupt the QB's plans is a must have for the Titans.