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Draft Days

It's draft weekend for the National Football League, so of course I have been glued to my television set. This year, for the first time in decades, they are holding the draft in Chicago instead of NYC, and it looks as though the whole city has gone crazy. Nothing can compare with the pulse-pounding excitement of a name being read out every ten minutes (five in later rounds).

Anyway, looks to me as if the Jets and Giants are both doing very well this year.

The Jets probably better. DT Leonard Williams, supposedly "the best player in the draft," fell all the way to Gang Green at pick #6, which should give us the best D-line in the NFL. And in the fourth round, the Jets finally found our Quarterback of the Future in Bryce Petty (who may well become the Quarterback of the Present if Geno Smith does not start playing better real soon).

But I liked the Giants' picks too. They picked up a promising pass rusher whose name I will never be able to pronounce, and made an aggressive trade to go up and get one of the top safeties in the draft... a definite need, given how many big plays the secondary gave up last year.

Round six is now in progress, and seven coming up. With luck, both of my teams will find a few diamonds in the rough with those late picks.



May. 2nd, 2015 11:32 pm (UTC)
I thought the Jets might do something dumb like trade up to get Mariotta, and I'm really glad they didn't.

You know who seriously would've been the perfect quarterback for the Jets? Tim Tebow! The Jets are obviously going to be a defense / running team, and I honestly think Tim Tebow would've won more games than the three guys the Jets have currently. I think people underestimate his intangibles and the synergestic value he provides. At the very least Tebow Mania would've created tremendous excitement and had the whole city in an uproar. Ah well, guess we'll have to see what the mad scientist Chip Kelly does with him.
May. 3rd, 2015 01:50 am (UTC)
We had Tebow. No thanks.
May. 3rd, 2015 02:24 am (UTC)
Yeah on the bench! While Sanchez was busy butt fumbling. Like you, I was a big fan of Rex but never understood why he didn't just give Tebow a chance that season. I guess he was sort of forced on Rex. And possibly because he's terrible (lol). It might not be pretty, but he finds ways to get it done. If you watched Denver that one season, you'd be a believer too.


George R.R. Martin
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