Just draft the best player available instead of drafting for need...drafting for need just leads to a bad draft...
I realize we have other positions to fill that may supercede an O-lineman, I just hope they include positions that will turn an anemic offense around.
the offense must play better. Plain and simple.
seems like every year we hear BR claim that this will finally be the year the offense breaks out and carries its own weight.
When it comes to the defense, you have the utmost belief that unproven players must play and that they'll improve on the defense. Why not the same faith in the highly drafted offensive lineman?
Like I tell my kids, I don't want to hear how good you are going to be, show me. Anyone can say it.
People might say, "You guys are like the Bustamalu crowd way back when..." That's NOT the case. Gilbert and especially Adams have game tape going back to college. Guys with this level of supposed athleticism should stand out on the college level--no ifs, ands, or buts. (Whereas a guy like Polamalu dominated college, so anyone with half a brain could excuse any adjustment period he had to make.)
Adams is a bum. In the off-season, he will say the right things (like he apparently did, to convince the brass to pick him after getting busted for GOING TO THE COMBINE HIGH. WHAT F'N IDIOT WOULD DO THAT? I'll tell you who--Adams.) But when push comes to shove, he lacks mental toughness. Same probably with Gilbert. (I have higher hopes for him though, for some reason.) You see guys like Adams come out all the time--major D1 talent, doesn't dominate in college, and come draft time--people mitigate that in some way. He is what he is.
Yes. Rookies and 2nd year players should always be given the starting role because they are young which automatically makes them better than the established and experienced vets, because we know the vets can't contribute the way the rookies can. Good luck winning consistently with that strategy.