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NFL draft rapidly approaching!!!

Discussion in 'Other Sports Talk' started by Hackin_Away, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Hackin_Away

    Hackin_Away Well-Known Member

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    With all the lockout bs going on, I am looking forward to the draft for some actually exciting NFL type activities, haha.

    So, who is YOUR team and who are you hoping they get in the 1st.....and 2nd+ (if you feel like goin that far)!
    Detroit Lions!
    While in a perfect world the Lions would get Von Miller, cuz he is a beast. However, I have a better chance at a hole in one then Von Miller has falling to #13 :-(

    However,
    1st Tyron Smith - Time to find a replacement for Backus, guys 34, hasn't ever been great @ left tackle. While he sometimes makes a good play now and then he blows a lot of bad ones. Like to see if with offensive line improvement, we can get 6 consecutive starts out of Stafford. That'd be improvement. Now if Amakumara is on the board here still...toughy haha.

    2nd I actually don't even care here. Could go Linebacker, DE, etc to help continue to build defense, or a CB if its worth it. I really think LB/CB would be better for NOW...since I think our DE's could easily suffice one more year.

    3rd Who knows what else lol....best available i got faith in the office!
     
  2. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    1st: Corner: Aaron Williams. We need a strong corner opposite Ike Taylor. Bottom line.

    2nd: OT. The tackle more than the guard, we can move our LT to guard.

    3rd: OG.
     
  3. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Pack is set. Other teams can have the garbage from this draft.
     
  4. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Last i heard...there wasn't going to be an NFL this year anyway...
     
  5. xamilo

    xamilo Right Curving Driver.... Supporting Member

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    Well, its a pitty with all this Strike the draft doesn't seem to have the "emotion" from other years...

    But anyway...

    Well, I don't think the Bears are getting too much this year from the draft, but I guess the needs are as follow:

    1. OL: We need at least two new people here. Maybe Chris Williams will finally do something this year and make up for the first round selection he was given. I'd say we need a first and third round pick in here if we want Cutler to stay healthy for the seasson

    2. We need a WR, no doubt. Knox and company have done some good work, but there is not one really intimidating no. 1 receiver there. I stil think we should have pushed for Boldin last year but, well, anyway, position needs to be covered.

    4. Giving the third pick to the OL as well, takes us to a forth pick where I would say there is a need for a CB. Position is covered, but I don't know for how much longer.

    5. I'll draft a QB. I'm not convinced with Cutler yet, but even if I was, I think you should draft one every "draft" (sorry for the redundance). You never know ehn the next hidden jewel is going to afloat.
     
  6. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Xam...i have to ask, being from the land down under, what caused you to be a fan of the bears?

    If you have already covered this, i apologize, i must have missed it.
     
  7. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, me too...what's the real poop on this, anyway? If there's no NFL next season, why even have a draft?
     
  8. xamilo

    xamilo Right Curving Driver.... Supporting Member

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    No worries! :D

    First of all, I live in Sydney, but was not born here: I was born in South America. I lived in NY my first three years of life (My father is a U.S. Resident). My father, as a "typical" New Yorker is a die hard Yankee-Knick-Giants fan. My parents divorced then and I came back to South America. I usually went to visit him for Xmas when the NFL seasson was on. The first game I ever watched was a Giants vs Bears game, and since my father cheered for the Giants, in my resentment to him I had to cheer for the opposite team :D, so I started chearing for Chicago. That Chirstmas after seing my enthusiasm for football, my father got me a Bears piyama and a jersey, and I got a "little" helmet and a fridge magnet hehehe. We watched every Sunday and Monday night football game together when I visited him. Time passed and I never saw my father again, but my love for the NFL was intact and I was able to watch the whole seasson back home since we had ESPN and FOX Sports.

    I travelled to Australia in 1999 to start my Medical Degree there. Unfortunately, back then, there was NO ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mother used to record the Bears game in VCR for me, so I watched them when I came home for Chirstmas. Thanksfully now a days ESPN is on, and I can follow the regular season without any problem!!!!

    So, I've never played football in my entire life, and had to learn the game from watching over the years since there was no one back home and obviously no one here to teach me so, but for some strange reason I have this unconditional love for the NFL and my Chicago Bears, and I have to say its my favorite sport to watch ever. Since I can't go to any game, I try to do "my part" and support my team, so I buy a new t-shirt every year to begin the seasson with.

    Funny story, uh? lol
     
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    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    The draft was designated to happen in the previous CBA.

    Also, the Packers even have to draft, believe it or not. How many teams have repeat in history? Don't get arrogant now Packer fans.
     
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    To repeat a Superbowl victory now is harder then ever. You might make it there but the whole league is really so balanced it just is a matter of who gets the "swagger" at the right time. And you have to have a good QB. But I doubt the Steelers will be there again this year. They need to fill some spots too. (Aaron Rodgers showed them which ones)....
     
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    Packers need help/depth at OT. Clifton won't play too much longer. They need a kick returner and another wideout as Driver is showing some age, bless his heart.

    Xamilo. Never too late to abandon those flatland losers and became a real football fan by backing the Packers. We'll take you.

    Kevin
     
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    xamilo Right Curving Driver.... Supporting Member

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    I agree.

    The NFL has become so competitive in the last few years, its IMPOSSIBLE to predict even who is getting to the playoffs. Pittsburgh win one year, don't go to the playoffs next one, and then back to the Superbowl. Minnesota was the biggest contender last year and finished last in their division. Dallas was supposed to play the Superbowl at home, and they got the worst record in their division (or was it Washington? Anyway, they sucked).

    Sometimes it takes just a new drafter player to win a SB like it happened with Big Ben. Sometimes losing a key player for 2-3 games and having no back-up in that position is enough to throw a season to the garbage.

    And players get old, and one year's performance is no security for next year....
     
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    Totally agree. The draft, given the labor situation, is now HUGE. So important. Imagine being the Niners right now? New coach, they need a new QB. Even if they draft him, will they be able to work with him any time soon? What kid, if players and coaches can get back together in July, will pick up the most easily?

    Teams with established QBs and rosters (Packers, Colts, Steelers) are in a bit better spot. Still.

    Outside of Pittsburgh I want to see Tampa do well, they had a good thing last year and a good draft and work could make them much stronger. If they can overcome a hurdle of this labor deal successfully, I'll be very impressed.
     
  14. MCDavis

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    Sorry to hear that, xamilo...
     
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    That's the beauty of the Packers. They have built the team they have almost exclusively through the draft. They picked up Woodson as a medium price free agent and Pickett as low to medium free agent. Other than that, it's all drafted players, undrafted free agents, a guys other team cast off. It is awesome. And Thompson collects draft picks. They have a bunch this year. More than they need. They can trade up and down in the draft like nothing, and most likely will.

    The Steelers operate much the same way, as do the Patriots.

    Of course it helps to know talent.

    Kevin

    Kevin
     
  16. Hackin_Away

    Hackin_Away Well-Known Member

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    Yea i think pack could def use some young talent to replace some guys gettin up there in age. Also, I doubt there will be NO season, lol. Maybe shortened at worst.
     
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    But think of all the Packer stars that didn't play in the Super Bowl or most of the year.............best tight end in the league, perrennial 1,000 yard rusher, starting inside LB, and on and on.
     
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    So? Look, the Packers have a lot to be excited about, but there isn't a thing in the world that's guaranteed, least of all repeating a Superbowl.

    Their roster is strong, but O-Line still needs some work, and defensive ends could be better. Don't forget you're losing a linebacker too.
     
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    Who's that, Jeff? If you mean A J Hawk, they resigned him for a lot less money.
     
  20. xamilo

    xamilo Right Curving Driver.... Supporting Member

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    Indeed. They have a great Roster, but that doesn't mean they have "everything they need". Just remember they where a game from missing the playoffs last year. They didn't even win their division, which makes them a team which got momentum at the right time and got things sorted out at the moment they needed to do so, which is everything but a warranty they are repeating the same thing all over this season. Bears are improving, Lions are improving, their division is not that easy really, and there is SO much which can happen to change a whole season. Just think, what if Rodgers injures himself in the first game? Wouldn't that bring a 11-5 season to a 7-9 in a second? What would "the complete roster" do then?

    Indeed, they are a great candidate for repeating, but until we have the first two-three weeks of the 2011 season, anything said is just supposition. RAvens couldn't win back-to-back with the best defense ever. Saints neither with the most amazing offense. Steelers got cut before the playoffs with a perfectly rounded team next year to their SB win. New England did it, its true, but how easy was it really?
     

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