People on record as wanting Mario over Reggie/VY?

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  1. TheRealJoker

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    I know Bill Parcells and Tony Dungy have gone on record saying that they would've taken Mario over Vince and Reggie.

    I remember there was a lot made of Bellichik going out of his way to shake Mario's hand after the Pats beat the Texans last year. Has he gone on record saying who he would pick?

    Are there any coaches that have gone on record one way or another as to who they'd pick?

    PS: Parcells and Dungy aren't bad references... :whip:
     
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    In this age of sound bites and political correctness I doubt too many would say one way or another, but I'm sure many have a higher opinion of Mario...especiall after this season.
     
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    7 had Mario #1 on the draft board.

    Never seen the 7 identities released though...
     
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    Name 7 coaches who are defensive minded or who think their offense is good enough.

    Bill Parcels
    Tony Dungy

    This is my guess.

    John Gruden
    Bull Belichik
    Marvin Lewis
    AJ Smith (GM)

    That is all I can think of.
     
  5. b0ng

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    Jeff Fisher?
     
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    I wanted a trade down and D'brickashaw...but no one called.
     
  7. TheRealJoker

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    I am pretty sure Bellichik made mention of it because there was a lot of attention of him rushing to shake Mario's hand after the game. But I cant find an article on the Internet.
     
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    The fact that no one called should be pretty good evidence that Bush wasn't miles ahead of every other player on coaches/GM's draft boards. If he was really a can't miss, once-in-a-lifetime player - if he was really head and shoulders beyond Mario and Vince, there would have been some phone calls.

    Also, I really wonder how many teams without a dominant pass-rusher would have passed on Mario if they had been sitting at #1.

    I don't think these execs where nearly as influenced by ESPN hype as fans were.
     
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    Broke Back Reggie did not want to be a Texan, Vince wanted to be a Texan But did not fit the scheme. Kubes was one of the 7 but gives all the credit to Casserly. Mario Rules as he should after the Toung lashing he got from this board and the world.
     
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    michael smith is about the only one i can recall that stayed firm on mario

    of course i don't watch all the shows, so I more than likely have missed a few
     
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    Kind of nice to see people finally coming around to this ...

    That and the important acknowledgement that we really did draft Mario because our FO wanted him more ... not because of "signability" or because Reggie was a prick.
     
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft...ichael&id=2419503&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1


    here is smith's article in 2006

    I hope this translates equally to what this NFL season is(he is coming around late in the season), learning how to shed blocks and stop being cautious
     
  13. TheRealJoker

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    Michael Smith should get a promotion because in his words to the Around the Horn talking heads the day after the draft with his green face shining,"I've forgotten more about football than yall will ever know!!!"
     
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    Pretty sure Jeff Fisher wanted Matt Leinart.
     
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    Given that the Jets are 5th/6th in the league with 44 sacks, I'm not sure D'Brick was "all that" anyway.
     
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    It is my theory that no called because Uncle Bob wanted to sign someone before the pick was made.IMO the SOP for the NFL is to wait until you are on the clock before things become real.Uncle Bob is playing a different game than the rest of the league, I dunno if that is good or bad!
    :fans:
     
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    According to the Sporting News article that was posted on this board a few times, that was not the case. McNair might've preferred to have everything wrapped up before hand, but was more concerned with the team getting the player the coaches wanted even if they weren't signed before the draft.
     
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    WE will never know because Uncle Bob did not wait!
    :texflag:
     
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    I'd heard this about McNair more than once. I'm surprised, and a little impressed, that he was willing to give a little on this point.
     
  20. Maddict5

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    from the michael smith article:


    wow at the article- MS must look back at it and say to himself 'i own'.. i knew he wanted us to take mario but he got nearly everything right

     

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