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  1. Gute's Amazing Roster Purge

    The focus is not just individual games, they were just strong examples of the problem. You are shifting my argument to suit your use. I was not suggesting that McCarthy should have been gone in 2012, only Dom Capers. While successful teams do not turn over their coaching staff, they do identify areas of weakness and fix them. Lower level coaches are purged all of the time when they aren't doing the job. The Packers got complacent after the SB win and left Capers in place years too long. In the process they wasted years of some of the best QB play the league has seen. I could buy your argument regarding results against Kaepernick if it only happened once. The fact is that they faced him three times, and did a historically bad job against him. 2012 = 4 TD's and 180+ yards rushing - well documented. 2013 1st game gave up over 400 yards passing- I believe his highest passing total of his career, and in the playoffs gave him another 100 yards rushing. Capers had no reasonable plan to deal with it even given multiple tries. The fact they kept Capers after the Seattle fiasco proves the complacency that developed, and failure of McCarthy to deal with obvious problems. McCarthy got fat, dumb, and happy with being almost good enough.
  2. 2019 Draft Discussion

    I know. I really don't want a right tackle that is underpowered with the 12th pick. Pick 30 is a maybe.
  3. 2019 Draft Discussion

    You moving Bahk? If we had to have a left tackle I could think about him with pick #30. I think he is going to need time to be ready to deal with NFL power. I don't want that from an OL pick at #12.
  4. 2019 Draft Discussion

    I don't see Dillard as the best athlete with the best tape until we are talking about a pick in the 2nd round. Certainly not at 12. That is where we have a disconnect. I don't see the great anchor you do, which is fine. We all see things a little differently, which is what makes this fun.
  5. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Spriggs was vey highly rated by the pre-draft prognosticators as well. Dillard played in an offense that makes the transition to the NFL more difficult. He has no history of pro style run blocking either. I just don't see what you are?
  6. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Agreed - but also a strength problem. The bench press results don't always tell the story. I think Dillard is going to have similar problems. I could be wrong, but he is not where I would spend a high pick.
  7. 2019 Draft Discussion

    We sure see different things. There is no chance in the world I would spend pick #12 on Dillard. He looks small in the lower body. Has no history of run blocking at all. I think he is going to get overpowered in the NFL. I see a player a lot like Spriggs. We already have Sprigg's and don't want another just like him.
  8. Gute's Amazing Roster Purge

    So? They gave up 37 to the Giants to lose in the Playoffs. Next year gave up 45 to SF to lose in the playoffs. When it mattered Capers defense folded big. Capers game plan and execution against SF and the option might just be the poorest piece of coaching in recent history.
  9. Gute's Amazing Roster Purge

    Your argument here is really not very strong. Who advocates for turning over the FO and coaching staff every year? I am talking about a team keeping a failed DC after 4 years of degrading defensive performance all while giving it abnormal attention in the draft process. Wasn't an advocate for moving on from TT or McCarthy back then. I didn't want to turn over the entire franchise. I wanted capers gone for 3 years by 2015. My point was that the defense was very obviously failing. If the only way to start fixing the defense was to fire McCarthy, I could have lived with that after the Seattle loss. The Packers took a turn for the worse when they collapsed in the Seattle playoff game, and there still were no ramifications for the defensive coaching staff. No ramifications for poor playoff performances against AZ, NY, sf, Sea.
  10. Gute's Amazing Roster Purge

    I was a strong advocate of moving on from Capers back in 2012. The defensive performance was poor, they won that year in spite of their defense. The AZ playoff game was an abomination. Still I understood the argument for keeping him then, just didn't agree. After Capers defense failed miserably twice against Kaepernick I was absolutely convinced he had to go. After the playoff loss in 2013 he should have been fired. It was a miserable performance.
  11. Gute's Amazing Roster Purge

    I don't know how much of that is true, but I really think we have to look at the TT era as a pre 2015 vs a post 2015. Post 2015 we had real problems at backup Qb, went into a game without an active backup RB, and a definite decline in the draft. Things that just didn't happen before 2015. I also think we were really slow in making changes to the coaching staff. I was amazed at the rope given to Capers. He needed to be changed out years earlier. McCarthy's unwillingness to make that change should have had him in trouble much earlier. It should have been apparent that the people drafting did not have a connection with what the people running the defense needed. Either TT didn't understand what Capers needed, didn't listen to Capers input, or Capers himself was evaluating poorly. Any of the three are a problem that should have driven a separation earlier.
  12. Gute's Amazing Roster Purge

    Both sides in this argument have me confused. TT through 2014 was a very good GM. Built a strong franchise, good culture and successful. Stating in 20151 it was like we had a different person. His drafts went from being a strong point to poor. He started chasing positions rather than accumulating the best talent. He should have changed coaching staffs after the Seattle loss. That was a franchise turning loss and TT failed to recognize the dynamics that came from snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I believe the coaching staff lost a lot of trust with the players starting with that game. I also don't think Gute has done much that most people put in the GM position would not have. The proof will be in the performance of his draft class, and the success of the free agents chosen this year. Too early to make any big claims of success or failure.
  13. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Were the guys he was running down running 4.8's? Can't tell.
  14. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Hooker is the only pick I even remotely like on that list. the Adderly pick might be ok, sure would like to see his times. the fact that he chose not to run at the combine is a strike against IMO. Makes me think his speed is marginal.
  15. NFL News & Notes

    I smoke weed for medicinal purposes. Of course I'll respect you in the morning. The check is in the mail.