Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Clear Lake
Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
Originally Posted by GP
You took the words right out of my mouth. I LOVE reading the angry posts on here. Very entertaining.
I don't know why people dislike the new format. I actually prefer to eat this meal in enjoyable bite-sized portions. Here's why:
1.) The fact that I can do something FUN on a weeknight, such as 1st round on a Thursday night, is awesome.
2.) And, it leaves room for teams to think about their 2nd round picks instead of going immediately into the 2nd round--Your team now has a lot of time to really evaluate what happened in round 1 and how to proceed with round 2...it helps us, IMO.
3.) It spreads it out, instead of making it a marathon crammed into two days.
WHEN I LOSE INTEREST
I lose interest after round 4. Rounds 5, 6, and 7 are of little interest to me because I think we're just taking blind stabs at guys who will be depth at worst, emergency starters (Yates) at best. I'd like for one of you draftniks to research every Texans 5th, 6th, and 7th rounder to see which ones actually ended up contributing more than just a camp body or depth. That'd be an interesting topic to look at!
WHAT I DISLIKE THE MOST
Obviously, it's the way the TV analysts skip over the Texans or go to commercial.
The NFL, if it wants to make this a high quality event, needs to have more structure in their TV presentation. They're making a small move by not showing the green room footage where a guy is crying as he's on the phone with a team the TV analysts have announced. That irritated me to hell, and they finally stopped it! So much for the "Goodell is ruining the NFL" crowd because THAT is a great improvement he and his gang made.
IMO, why can't the NFLN (since it IS the NFL) be instructed to give thoughtful and intentional focus/analysis on each team as the pick comes in? If you go to commercial, you need to automatically come back and make a quick summary of what team made a pick and show at least 30 or 45 seconds of film on him. and another 30 or 45 seconds of analysis. That's 1 minute for a team, and I think it's possible if they would just try. Instead, they move on and roll it at the bottom of the screen on the ticker tape. Boo! We waited for 4 months for this, so give us at least 1 minute of time to see our guy on TV and to hear him being discussed. /rant.
WHAT I LIKE THE MOST
I like reading the analysis on here as each pick comes in; clicking the links to the videos of our draft pick so that I can see what he did in college. I'll go to the main Texans site and watch their videos of Kubiak or Smith or Phillips discussing each guy, showing footage of each guy, interviewing each guy, etc.
I guess it is guys like TJ Yates, D. Barber & James Casey, Shiloh Keo & Brice McCain that keep me interested in later rounds.
I want to be able to recognize the difference between a "want" and a "need" and then I want to be satisfied with getting a need