I thought that Jeff Pose did a pretty good job in year 1 but he didn't stick around long enough to let the team grow. I think that we drafted Peek because we lost Pose to Buffalo. That being said, 8 sacks is not a great number of sacks for an ouside pass rusher in our system either. But the team was hurt when we lost him and like -V- said we have not recovered as of yet. The truth is Casserly knew that we needed a guy to groom this year to produce from the outside. I like the idea of the Babin pick. If he puts the hammer down from the outside I think that everyone will like him. He certainly has impressed people with his quickness.
Not to get off the subject, but during football offseasons I used to wrestle in highschool. And not to bragg in any way but - I was a good strong quick athlete. I remember wrestling the guy who ended up being the state champion for my weight division (202 lbs.). He was so lightning fast I felt like I was moving in slow motion. I was overwhelmed. Those state wrestling champion guys like JB are no joke and I dont know how competitive wrestling is in Michigan but if it is just half as competitive as the east coast is, then we have drafted a truely gifted athlete. But how well of a player that Babin will be is another story all together.
Anyway, if you need a guy for the outside, and you want to address it this year, and you had the options that CC had to work with, it is a good idea to get the guy you want now while you have extra latter picks in that same draft. It wasn't something where I said to myself "Awesome! We just gave up a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and switched 5ths - for another 1st!" Or anything like that. But in retrospect, in looking at what they did with the rest of the draft, I feel pretty good about it. If I did know better I'd be heading up the draft in April.
But they want Pose production or better no doubt and I certainly hope that Babin can provide that.
Last edited by DominatorDavis; 06-07-2004 at 08:27 PM.