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  1. Random Thoughts

    I just read it's a done deal.
  2. Let the Offseason Begin

    What you said! I'd also be pleased with Bush there , maybe OL, DB or DT at that spot. A good argument can be made for any of those positions. It'd be a lot harder to justify WR, OLB, RB or QB at 10. Both sides of the LOS need more talent and right now I just haven't got a clue which way they'll go or what they know about our roster that we don't. I guess we'll have a pretty good idea this week.
  3. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    That's true. It's also true that Brady never won a SB with a defensive team ranked less than 8th. I'm a real fan of Tom's, great QB, but when he won his first three rings he was still developing and rode the backs of 1st, 2nd and 6th ranked defenses to get to the SB. The smartest thing Brady ever did was to stick with BB in NE for a substantial home town discount rather than chase the money.
  4. Let the Offseason Begin

    Actually he'll be a top 3 "in-line" TE immediately. He's the best blocking and most complete TE thats come out of college for a long time. He's a real throwback. Very good receiver also and punishing when he gets the ball. Our new OC runs an offense that benefits greatly from a good TE and Hockenson can be a great one.
  5. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    So, thats a different arguement. Total 1st rd versus top 10 pick. So, a common denominator among those you listed is all but Brees were on great defensive teams. I learned decades ago that a QB gets more credit than he deserves in a win. The SB is the ultimate proof. Just ask Eli or PM. Defense is what won 3 of their 4 rings.
  6. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    I'm with you. I think Vic will improve our D without huge additions. As far as offense, if we add Hockenson and one of the top four IOL guys in the draft the final pieces to a good to excellent offense may be there.
  7. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    To answer the first, I don't think so, not at all. As far as the second, that and similar takes get posted a lot. I just don't believe that. The SB winners sure don't make that point. Only the Manning brothers, both #1 picks are the only top 10 draft pick QB's to win a SB in this century. Chances of winning a ring are far better with a great defense and journeyman QB.
  8. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    Up until the bolded I agree with what you said. The last QB to win a SB that didn't have a top 10 defense was our own Joe Flacco.
  9. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    Now it makes sense. If we get another rookie class like we did last year then the 3 year timetable, maybe two is reasonable.
  10. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here.
  11. I’ll be happy with the draft if...

    He'll be a good one. I'd love @BroncoBruins plan to move a bit and get solid on both sides of the interior lines. Not sure who trade partners would be but our top two picks are valued at about 1800 pts. Same value as the 16th and 21st pick. Lots of good talent there, instant contributors. That said, Hockenson would be real tough to pass up at 10.
  12. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    We agree on a lot of points. On BB, I think his real genius is player personnel, developing a roster and managing the cap. He's head and shoulders above any else in the league. As far as QB money, I think we flew by the upper limit of salary for any one player. You sort of mention that with Cousins. $25 mil for being average. So, if he's the benchmark then sure Mahomes and Wilson are worth more. Problem is, the league has gotten so crazy with QB salaries that Cousins is drastically overpaid. IMO, once you exceed %10-12 of the cap on one player you're past the limit. Wilsons contract is roughly %18 of the total cap. Thats just not sustainable. The team overall will suffer. Matter of fact, they've been getting progressively worse since 2015 when Wilson signed his last extension. Anyway, just a thought.
  13. Patriots sign WR Demaryius Thomas (One year, $6M)

    Pretty low risk signing. $2.9 mil if he makes the team and plays every game and only $150,000 guaranteed/dead cap if he can't make it.
  14. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    I agree with you both. QB is the most important position in the game, but as you mention, at what point financially does it deliver negative returns. @broncos_fan _from _uk mentioned, Brady is the only elite QB that has maintained a reasonable salary. He's also the only one thats had continued success. BB produces teams , year in and out that are top 5 to 10 on both sides of the ball. You can't do that if you're paying a ridiculous amount to one player. Kinda like Denver with a $25 mil OLB. I just think at some point teams will have to say no more. Wilson could just be that final straw. Good enough to get a team to the playoffs but not a chance to go the distance. Kinda the reason QBOTF to me has a dull edge. Mahomes next contract will be absurd like you say. It'd take a lot of balls for a GM to trade him before he breaks the bank. Gotta admit, it's quite an interesting topic.