Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I still doubt they have a solid idea about how the draft will unfold. Whatever they think now, will probably change after this week, when they get a better look at the players we have.
I guarantee you Rick has been selling his team to OB from day one. "Wait 'till you see this guy, do this, or that." or "You're going to be really impressed with, blah, blah, blah..."
don't believe that at all b/c i dont think that's how rick operates. Rick is probably deferring to OB alot not only b/c that seems to be how he did it with Kubiak, but b/c he's next in line to be fired if they can't make something happen in the next couple of years.
As far as the QB thing goes, if I'm OB, I'm asking myself two questions.
I'm sure he is asking himself the 1st question...doubt it about the 2nd question though b/c i don't think he realistically thinks he can win this year with this team as it is currently constructed. I'm basing this largely on the Fitzpatrick signing & the key releases we've had so far. If we wind up trading out of 1:1 with the Bills or whomever, that will confirm it in my mind.
- Can I win with this guy?
This goes back to the list of things OB said he is looking for in a QB. I think all but maybe four guys would fit.
- Can I win this year with this guy?
I think five guys in this years draft answers yes here.
From what I've heard about the draft I feel pretty good that at least two of the guys that answer yes to both questions will be there at the top of the second (which is basically a first round pick)...... it would be hard for me to draft a QB at the top of the draft just because "everybody" is talking about three of them.
Also, i don't think its so much as that people are talking about them as it is there not being that much of a difference between the 1st 3 and the next 2.
I don't necessarily agree, but then i'm a proponent of sitting your qb of the future for at least a year regardless...unless that qb of the future is Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck.