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Errant Hothy
10-17-2007, 04:31 PM
The draft, in order to make it more fan- (and TV-) friendly, will be changed. Teams will have 10 minutes instead of 15 minutes in the first round to make a choice (later rounds will also be shaved) in a move that could be announced as early as next week’s league meetings

http://www.azcardinals.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=1998

Please make this happen. The draft is already way to long, but then again I do catch just about every pick either by TV or radio.

gtexan02
10-17-2007, 04:46 PM
Thank god! I wish they'd only give teams 5 minutes

badboy
10-17-2007, 05:06 PM
Thank god! I wish they'd only give teams 5 minutes5 not enough but 15 too long. Ten should allow teams to work a trade.

kastofsna
10-17-2007, 05:19 PM
i wish it was 30 minutes a pick. :(

TexanSam
10-17-2007, 05:24 PM
i wish it was 30 minutes a pick. :(

Why?!?!

kastofsna
10-17-2007, 05:36 PM
because i enjoy every second of the draft, so why not tack on more seconds

Errant Hothy
10-17-2007, 05:37 PM
i wish it was 30 minutes a pick. :(

You like to be tied up and whipped as well, don't ya?

kastofsna
10-17-2007, 11:30 PM
there was nothing more dramatic in my entire life than the 15 minutes Miami had with that 9th pick this year.

gtexan02
10-18-2007, 12:43 AM
there was nothing more dramatic in my entire life than the 15 minutes Miami had with that 9th pick this year.

Yikes, the phrase "get a life" makes sense now. :) Too bad it ended with Ted Ginn's name being called out! Hope it all works out for you

beerlover
10-18-2007, 04:44 AM
Too bad it ended with Ted Ginn's name being called out! Hope it all works out for you

be grateful it was not Amobi Okoye :doot:

PapaL
10-18-2007, 06:20 AM
A standing ovation is in order. I think this is a great move. The first round is entirely too long.

(Somewhere the Minnesota Vikings are crying...)

nunusguy
10-18-2007, 09:41 AM
there was nothing more dramatic in my entire life than the 15 minutes Miami had with that 9th pick this year.
A man who takes his NFL Draft seriously. For sure.
So how is TG doing with your team ?
Were you mildly surprised by his pick by Miami, or totally shocked and if you had another choice, who was that ?

kastofsna
10-18-2007, 11:00 AM
definitely shocked, expected Quinn. as did everyone.

Ginn has looked great against Houston and Cleveland. had a TD return against Cleveland, but twas called back by a holding play. also had a 60 yarder against Cleveland, also called back. i'd expect no less from Miami this year.

digitalswim
10-18-2007, 11:16 AM
be grateful it was not Amobi Okoye :doot:

It was interesting the way that part of the draft went down. My first gut response to your post was to say "No biggie we would have taken Patrick Willis" but seems like I also remember a lot of "experts" saying Houston was high on Ginn and would have taken him if Miami didn't. While Ginn may develop into a stud, I'm really glad that scenario didn't play itself out.

Specnatz
10-18-2007, 11:32 AM
When the draft happen here was my thoughts about Ginn being drafted and Kastofsna's reaction might be.


Kastafnova (sp) just threw his tv out the window.

kastofsna
10-18-2007, 11:34 AM
Houston loved Ginn. they took the next best thing in Jacoby Jones later on, but they wanted Ginn. and why not? ridiculously talented.

speaking of ridiculous talent, i'm not too upset about Miami missing out on Okoye, we've got a nice eye on Glenn Dorsey.

infantrycak
10-18-2007, 12:01 PM
Houston loved Ginn.

I love how internet rumor becomes established fact.

kastofsna
10-18-2007, 02:14 PM
originally reported by Adam Schefter immediately after Miami drafted Ginn. and it just makes sense, too. hardly an "internet rumor."

Specnatz
10-18-2007, 02:18 PM
originally reported by Adam Schefter immediately after Miami drafted Ginn. and it just makes sense, too. hardly an "internet rumor."

ESPIN never ever gets anything wrong and never would promote a guy for a team and be completely dead wrong.

I do not think Houston loved Ginn as much as you make it out to sound that at #10 they would have drafted a guy they could not even workout because of injuries. Not to mention WR was and is not as a glaring need as other positions.

Like would be a better word than love if anything.

infantrycak
10-18-2007, 02:21 PM
originally reported by Adam Schefter immediately after Miami drafted Ginn. and it just makes sense, too. hardly an "internet rumor."

That was conjecture on his part:

* Let's be clear about this: Miami might have made a mistake drafting wide receiver Ted Ginn ahead of Brady Quinn, but it did not reach for him. Had the Dolphins passed on Ginn, the Houston Texans very likely would have taken Ginn one pick later at No. 10.

Very likely and no source or even mention of having talked to anyone with the Texans=conjecture.

santo
10-18-2007, 02:22 PM
ESPIN never ever gets anything wrong and never would promote a guy for a team and be completely dead wrong.

I do not think Houston loved Ginn as much as you make it out to sound that at #10 they would have drafted a guy they could not even workout because of injuries. Not to mention WR was and is not as a glaring need as other positions.

Like would be a better word than love if anything.

It was before training camp. We took Jacoby Jones in the third round.

I think Houston would have taken Ginn with the 10th pick. Good thing it worked out like it did.

Specnatz
10-18-2007, 02:25 PM
It was before training camp. We took Jacoby Jones in the third round.

I think Houston would have taken Ginn with the 10th pick. Good thing it worked out like it did.

Are you saying WR was as a glaring need as say Safety, Oline, or a DT that can actually produce (except for scheming as of late)?

I just would not see the Texans doing that.

bah007
10-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Are you saying WR was as a glaring need as say Safety, Oline, or a DT that can actually produce (except for scheming as of late)?

I just would not see the Texans doing that.

I seem to remember plenty of posters who thought that our #1 or 2 need was WR.

kastofsna
10-18-2007, 03:15 PM
WR wasn't quite a glaring need for Miami at the time, either. and, DT wasn't as much for Houston, for that matter. hard to justify that excuse.

i just go with what makes sense. not just Schefter reporting it, but the drafting of Jones confirms it.

threetoedpete
10-21-2007, 02:16 AM
because i enjoy every second of the draft, so why not tack on more seconds

Me too. I think if you're not in to the draft nick angle the shear art of the draft, the high stakes poker game that it is, you would think that it is like watching paint dry. I like it the way it is. Not just guessing who the best player is but where they should be slotted and which team has done the best job of slotting their board. One of the reasons the NFL enjoys the domanace over the other sports is because of the way the draft is radically different from the others. Drama in every pick. Heartbreak in every stud who slides. I love it.


in a move that could be announced as early as next week’s league meetings; Uh huh. If it isn't broke don't mess with it. I think the owners vote no on this Led Zepplin.

threetoedpete
10-21-2007, 02:22 AM
It was before training camp. We took Jacoby Jones in the third round.

I think Houston would have taken Ginn with the 10th pick. Good thing it worked out like it did.

You mark me a link there Santo when Denver has ever taken a smurff Wr with
a top ten pick the last twenty years. A guy who didn't see a route he didn't love to break off and go tonto. And a coach who depends on his WRs to be on time and on target with timing patterns every play ? I wanna see that one. I don't believe Ginn Jr was ever on their board. If Okoye hadn't of fallen to them they were prepared to move down with Denver.

Silver Oak
10-22-2007, 09:37 PM
Sorry, no link, but ESPN is reporting next years draft will have the first round shortened from 15 mins, down to 10 mins. The 2nd round will be reduced to 7 mins from the previous 10 mins. All other rounds will be 5 mins.

Hope our boys can work well under pressure!

TexanSam
10-22-2007, 10:43 PM
Good. The draft takes too long as it is. 6+ hours for the first round alone is ridiculous

infantrycak
10-23-2007, 09:55 AM
From profootballtalk.com

DRAFT WILL STAY ON SATURDAY

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the NFL will reduce round one of the draft from 15 minutes per team to ten minutes, but that the move will not result in a shift (unfortunate typo narrowly averted) of round one to Friday night.

Per Mort, the draft will start a bit later on Saturday than noon in the East.

Mort also says that round two will drop from ten minutes to seven, and that all other rounds will entail only five minutes, as the practice has been.

kastofsna
10-23-2007, 10:45 AM
sigh.

YoungTexanFan
10-23-2007, 11:22 AM
I am a draft geek as much as anyone else on here, but I think this is a good move. It promotes diligence and homework on behalf of teams. Teams have less time to debate, forcing them to go with the homework they've done on a prospect. However, this is less time to orchastrate a trade.

I hate it when a top talent falls, and all we hear about is team X not having any information on him because they figured he wouldn't fall to them. That is bull freaking you know what. You scout everyone, regardless of where they "might" go. Hell, consider it a scouting report for when you play them too, because most likely the top guys are going to start from day 1.

stingray
10-23-2007, 04:23 PM
First round cut from 15 minutes to 10 and secound round cut from 10 minutes to 7... First day will be shorter. Thank God..

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8038bd59&template=without-video&confirm=true

kastofsna
10-23-2007, 04:30 PM
terrible news. i'm going to put the DVR in slow-motion to compensate.

stingray
10-23-2007, 04:32 PM
terrible news. i'm going to put the DVR in slow-motion to compensate.

Dolphins are on the clock..

beerlover
10-23-2007, 04:33 PM
terrible news. i'm going to put the DVR in slow-motion to compensate.

your even sicker than I thought :heh:

kastofsna
10-23-2007, 07:12 PM
Dolphins are on the clock..
and they'll stay on clock for 3 hours. as will every other team

Errant Hothy
10-23-2007, 07:27 PM
The only change I'm not sure that I like is the start of the draft at 3 pm EST on Saturday...but I can deal with that.

kastofsna
10-23-2007, 08:08 PM
the biggest is only having rounds 1 and 2 on day one. that SUCKS.

Errant Hothy
10-24-2007, 09:51 AM
they're not showing round 3? ****.

i like the time deductions though...

Round 3 is now a DAY 2 round.

Saturday is rounds 1 and 2
Sunday is rounds 3 throgh 7

YoungTexanFan
10-24-2007, 04:13 PM
Round 3 is now a DAY 2 round.

Saturday is rounds 1 and 2
Sunday is rounds 3 throgh 7

This is stupid.

kastofsna
10-24-2007, 04:19 PM
it affects contracts, too. agents talk about their guys being "first day picks" to get better contracts, but now that the 3rd in on day 2...i don't know.

YoungTexanFan
10-24-2007, 04:26 PM
it affects contracts, too. agents talk about their guys being "first day picks" to get better contracts, but now that the 3rd in on day 2...i don't know.

I don't see why the draft set up couldn't stay like it is, especially with cutting time already. 3rd round picks are still very important picks to teams. A lot of teams expect to get starters out of the 3rd, either initially, or players they feel can be ready in a season or so.

kastofsna
10-24-2007, 04:44 PM
3rd round on day two is just dumb. when people complained about the length of the draft, they were only referring to the first round. because that's all the average person will watch. if someone is watching the 3rd round, they're watching it no matter what day it is, and they're not complaining about the length of the overall draft, that's for sure.

infantrycak
10-24-2007, 08:51 PM
And all the draftniks in chorus say--waaah, my pee pee hurts.

kastofsna
10-24-2007, 08:53 PM
and the guys who comment in every draftnik thread with their anti-draftnik sentiment get the last laugh.

Ole Miss Texan
10-25-2007, 12:06 PM
So they are reducing the time for each pick in the 1st and 2nd round...AND moving the 3rd round to the following day. wow...just wow.

Seems there must be some planning going on as to what's going on TV after the 1st day draft. I agree this is just dumb.

The only good part is that teams now have extra time to prepare for those 3rd round picks...going through to see who's still available. Like yall said...there are still quality starters in the 3rd round so the coaches/gm's/etc now have extra time to come up with New mocks for the 3rd rd and beyond.

I still don't like this at all. I like them reducing the time for each pick but with doing that they could have even given teams a 20 minute break before going on to the 3rd round! saturday is going to go fast...sunday will now take a LOOONNGG time.

Brando
10-25-2007, 12:49 PM
I like that they shortened the time limit on each round but they should have left the start of the draft @ 11 and keep Round 3 on Day 1.

Rounds 1-3 Sat
Rounds 4-7 Sun
Just seems more logical.

JMO....