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#105 : March 18, 2007, 07:52:42 PM

THere's a little bit too much exaggeration here about WR and not enough appreciation for how important a Left Tackle is. On an even state, LT is FAR more vital to the success of an offense than a stud WR. The #1 offense in the NFL last year, San Diego, does not have a #1 WR. Virtually all superbowl teams have above average Left Tackles. So on that level - if both LT and WR are available, you always take LT if your team needs it....

That said, this is a different situation. Why? Because there will be another Joe Thomas again. Next year's O-line draft is much deeper. And Luke Pettitgout, when healthy, is very stout at LT. His major knock is false starts, not actual performance.

However, we will not have another shot at a Calvin Johnson for another decade. This is not a situation where you can say "there'll be another CJ in next year's draft - there won't be. A physical specimen the likes of Johnson comes along very rarely. NOt even Fitzgerald was on this level. In fat, no one since Randy has been. This is why you take him. We can wait a couple of years and use Pettitgout for 2 years without too much huge downfall while we find a tackle in the 08 or 09 ot '10 draft. We won't however, ever see another CJ at our draft spot. THATs why you have to draft him




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#106 : March 18, 2007, 07:56:15 PM


thank you,who was our offensive playmakers back in '02? I believe it was 2 WR's,by the names of Kennan McCardell and Keyshawn Johnson.......

and sprinkle in a lil Jurevicius.
yup,yup
but now a newer and improved version crop
Calvin Johnson,Michael Clayton,and Maurice Stovall.. with a beast TE in Alex Smith
boy I can't wait till we pick CJ

naw man...... take out Clayton and add Galloway and you have a winner. Garcia could do some damage with those weapons!!!

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#107 : March 18, 2007, 08:00:01 PM

THere's a little bit too much exaggeration here about WR and not enough appreciation for how important a Left Tackle is. On an even state, LT is FAR more vital to the success of an offense than a stud WR. The #1 offense in the NFL last year, San Diego, does not have a #1 WR. Virtually all superbowl teams have above average Left Tackles. So on that level - if both LT and WR are available, you always take LT if your team needs it....

That said, this is a different situation. Why? Because there will be another Joe Thomas again. Next year's O-line draft is much deeper. And Luke Pettitgout, when healthy, is very stout at LT. His major knock is false starts, not actual performance.

However, we will not have another shot at a Calvin Johnson for another decade. This is not a situation where you can say "there'll be another CJ in next year's draft - there won't be. A physical specimen the likes of Johnson comes along very rarely. NOt even Fitzgerald was on this level. In fat, no one since Randy has been. This is why you take him. We can wait a couple of years and use Pettitgout for 2 years without too much huge downfall while we find a tackle in the 08 or 09 ot '10 draft. We won't however, ever see another CJ at our draft spot. THATs why you have to draft him


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#108 : March 18, 2007, 08:38:11 PM

There's only 2 players in this draft that are cant miss players

Calvin and Russell

The others?

Buyer beware !

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#109 : March 18, 2007, 11:55:25 PM

THere's a little bit too much exaggeration here about WR and not enough appreciation for how important a Left Tackle is. On an even state, LT is FAR more vital to the success of an offense than a stud WR. The #1 offense in the NFL last year, San Diego, does not have a #1 WR. Virtually all superbowl teams have above average Left Tackles. So on that level - if both LT and WR are available, you always take LT if your team needs it....

That said, this is a different situation. Why? Because there will be another Joe Thomas again. Next year's O-line draft is much deeper. And Luke Pettitgout, when healthy, is very stout at LT. His major knock is false starts, not actual performance.

However, we will not have another shot at a Calvin Johnson for another decade. This is not a situation where you can say "there'll be another CJ in next year's draft - there won't be. A physical specimen the likes of Johnson comes along very rarely. NOt even Fitzgerald was on this level. In fat, no one since Randy has been. This is why you take him. We can wait a couple of years and use Pettitgout for 2 years without too much huge downfall while we find a tackle in the 08 or 09 ot '10 draft. We won't however, ever see another CJ at our draft spot. THATs why you have to draft him



That's why for about the 20th time this offseason I have changed my mind and now hope and pray to God that CJ is there when we pick. Fact is, Levi Brown may be just as good as Joe Thomas and last year Marcus McNeal was the top LT in the draft. While I know LTs, good ones, don't exactly grow on trees there aren't even seeds for what CJ possesses.

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#110 : March 18, 2007, 11:57:15 PM

How bout this for thought. 1) Russell, 2) Quinn, 3) Peterson. We would be left with the choice of JT or CJ and Arizona is behind us and they desperately want JT. We could work a trade to swap positions with them and still take CJ while picking up another 2nd round pick.
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