Fans would hate me until I stumbled upon "the guy"... then I would be hailed as the smartest GM in football.
I call it the Bill Belicheck effect. Goes from goat to Genius when he gets his guy.
That's one of my complaints with Shanny. He has an ego-driven approach to the QB position. He is of the opinion that he can polish a turd. Plummer, Griese, etc.
And to some extent he can. Plummer and Griese were at their best under Shanahan- but it wasn't enough.
I fear he will bring that attitude into this draft (though he did draft Cutler- so that is promising)
I don't disagree with you in theory, zoony... but I don't think this is the year to try that out. If this is going to be a multiple year rebuilding process I'd prefer to see our offensive line and running game addressed first and foremost in preparation of the guy(s) we bring in to play QB. Right now we just don't have the picks to address that part of the offense and do what you're suggesting. We could still very well do that and bring in ONE new QB this year and bring in more down the road, though.
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Hedging your bets then. "I'll take Red this time." Or something like that. Interesting approach.
I understand the thought process. Gruden used that line of thinking in his years with the bucs not necessarily in the draft, but in amassing a throng of QBs to hedge risk.
My problem is that especially in the draft you are looking at several guys that could be busts. Drafting two of them could mean one will be good, two will be good, or two will be bad. If the latter is true than not only will we have have two sizable contracts if we go by your theory of a QB in first and second, but we would have passed on two opportunites to improve the many other holes we have on this team. Namely the O-Line.
I also don't buy into the next season being a complete wash. This is the NFL. Shanahan will take his best men out there every Sunday and try to win games. I think teams get stuck in the mindset of rebuilding and they end up suffering for it. I want the Redskins to go into everygame hungry for a W.
If you use most of your picks on QBs, how do you fill the rest of the spots the team needs? Or are we talking a 3-5yr plan of rebuilding? Wouldn't it be better to build the team first than go wild on QBs so that there is a modem of protection for them and shell-shock is reduced?
I was thinking about something similar to this on my commute home last Friday, only not just about the QB position. It was more draft philosophy in general. What would happen if a team focused on one position or position group in each draft?
Like one year, take nothing but lineman. The next year, take nothing but secondary. The next year, take nothing but WRs and TEs. Next year, take nothing but RBs and LBs. And so on. Then on the year you take multiple QBs, you also take more lineman.
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