Nobody brays louder than me when Coach Bill makes a Move that I consider either stupid or insane: 1 ~ OConnell 2 ~ Burgess 3 ~ Dowling 4 ~ Mallett 5 ~ Wilson 6 ~ Harmon And so far, I'm 2 for 2 ~ OConnell & Burgess ~ as I don't think you can Grade any'f the others, yet. But that doesn't mean I'm not a grateful, grovelling Worshiper of Coach Bill, for indeed I am. Greatness does not require Perfection. It requires only...Greatness. And Coach Bill unmistakably qualifies. *** Anyway: I thought it might be interesting to snap together a quick little bit of Mathematics, to evaluate how much of a Competitive Disadvantage we've been dealing with in the Draft, over the last 12 Years. 1 ~ Our average annual original position in the draft order has been an insane 27 1/3 or 27.333. I'm leaving Trades our entirely, as well as Goodell's Vile Act: I'm just going for a quick & dirty evaluation, based on the 7 Picks we nominally start with, every Year. Anyone who wants to dig deeper is more than welcome to. 2 ~ The theoretical "Average NFL Team" ~ which is what I'm comparing us to ~ would start off with Picks #16.5, #48.5, #80.5, Et Cetera, right? Employing The Huddle Report's Version of the classic J&J Draft Value Chart, by simple addition, I get ~ let's see ~ 975 + 425 + 187.5 + 69 + 33.75 + 21.8 + 9 = 1721 3 ~ We, on the other hand, starting off with 27.333, 59.333, Et Cetera, are looking at approximately...let's see...673 + 317 + 135 + 49 + 30 + 17 + 5, giving us...1226 4 ~ 495 Points. Put one way, that is a 29% Average Annual Competitive Disadvantage. 5 ~ Put another way, the Average NFL Team has gotten an average of 40% More Draft Capital to play with than us, every single Year, over the last 12 Years, not including The Goodell Raping. 6 ~ Put yet another way, the 31 other Teams have, on average, each received an early 2nd Round Draft Pick ~ #41.5 or the 495 Point Disparity calculated, above ~ every single one of the last 12 Years!! 12 early 2nd Round Picks each, folks. All 31 Teams. Perhaps Coach Bill the GM ain't so bad...eh??