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I'm for replacing Koppen also. Did he blow calls and Mankins had to cover for him...maybe. But that would have to be a lot of calls since the 07 SB. While i have stated that Mankins performance in the playoffs has been poor it doesn't make sense to me why he would play so well in the regular season, then so poorly in the post season. But it seems to be the same problem evry time, pressure up the middle. It was that way in every playoff game starting with the SB in 07. I'd like someone to explain why this seems to happen only in playoffs. I know im not the only one that thinks that mankins under performes in the playoffs, and im not talking about the knee jerk reactionaries that think the sky is falling every time a play doesn't go the patriots way.
I know exactly what you mean, though I tend to think Koppen was the culprit in the Jets game (Mankins was poor in SB 42 though). No matter where the blame lies I do agree with you that we need to upgrade the interior line, as that is clearly where teams with a good defense have seemed to exploit us in the biggest games recently, but I do not think we need to panic and draft a guard with one of our top 3 picks. This is the same line that protected Brady spectacularly the entire regular season, and I know people don't like hearing it, but some blame is on Brady's shoulders for the Jets loss.
If we come out with a D End, a pass rusher, and an offensive playmaker (WR or RB, i do think we need some more skill/speed on offense) with our top 3 picks I will be very happy, then we can address the interior O line with our late 2nd and Minn's 3rd.
OK, in this one there are 3 QB gone in the first round, so the 5-techs we (OK, I) want go a little earlier. Watt goes high, we take Jordan at 17, and Heyward slips to 30. Wilkerson's stock appears to be rising as he's taken at 24, before Heyward. If we don't take Jordan at 17, Heyward possibly slips to 33, as the Jets take Heyward at 30 and would likely take Jordan over him, were Jordan available.
In a related note, we should probably have gone Jordan at 17, then Pouncey at 28 and OLB Justin Houston at 33. Leaving CB as the last of the needs I want them to fill.
In this mock, we could, of course, go Houston at 17 and then Heyward at 28. No info on what happens after round 1, but Houston would be available at 33 in this mock, so that would not be a great move.
Point is, this is the second draft I've seen where one of the 5-tech DE's drops far enough to grab at 28, and possibly even 33. In this scenario, we could justify trading up from 17 (using 60) because we can fill the DE need later.
Last edited by Richard Camembert; 02-26-2011 at 09:24 AM..
your right...you watch TV so much better than me......how could i have ever thought that i could watch a screen the way you do....
Gotta love people who talk out their arse and make fools of themselves in doing so.
You claim to watch the games, but your comments say otherwise. Maybe it's just a pure lack of understanding of the game. What I know is that there are plenty of others who agree about McCourty and don't lament having passed up on Dez Bryant.