I don't often comment on other threads and I haven't really started many. But I have been reading all of your thoughts on the offseason, if we should trade down, who should we trade, do we pick up DE or DT if we stay at pick 6. It's all been great stuff.
One thing I did pick up on though is a trend to bash people for saying player X is better than player Y. History has shown the ENTIRE NFL Draft is a crap shoot. Some guys you pick number 1 and they fall flat on their faces (Heath Shuler ring a bell?). Other guys can be picked up in the 6th round that show flashes of potential, like our own Kedric Golston. You never know how a guy will turn out.
We really shouldn't have any expectations about or arguments over who's going to be better because none of us can possibly know. It's the offseason. I know it sucks that our team was bad last year. I know. I've been a Skins fan since age 6 and will always be, good times or bad. I know we all want the season to start and for our team to go out and kick butt and take names on D again and light it up with Campbell to Moss and Campbell to Cooley, etc.
Reading the columns posted on here has given me lots of hope, all the players seem to really be taking it personally how they played last season. Fletcher is going to be great, he's totally got a Skins attitude and will IMO be a big bargain for us in free agency. The fact that Campbell is starting work in March is fantastic, it means he is really serious and dedicated, following that Peyton Manning kind of modern example for an elite QB. Jason could be better in the long run because of his athleticism and strong arm, IMO.
But if you want to examine it, truly, that yes, Branch is a big 2 gap guy, Okoye has unlimited upside, Anderson (sorry if I spelled it wrong) and Adams can get to the QB, etc, then you have a good argument with me. If you say, "Well, Adams is a doo doo head because he's small and Anderson rules all because he's so big" is just pointless.
My point is, (since i'm rambling bad), that it's a long way to September. Enjoy the offseason.
And let's have a few creative names tossed around about Cowboys/Eagles/Giants players instead of each other. No point in wasting good ammo on your own soldiers!
I'll even start. Romo is a tool. McNabb is a loser. Eli is a Scrub.