So then you all think Manuel is on even playing field or better than Flacco? LOL.
6- Time Super Bowl Champions......
IX X XIII XIV XL XLIII
2012 MNF Executive Champion
What will be the next "word" the talking heads use when the word "elite" becomes overused and diluted on players like Flacco ???
We can all agree that Flacco won the lottery. As said, without that ridiculous 4th & 29, or Rahim Moore's historic misplay... they don't even get there. In saying that, let's give credit to Flacco. He still did have a great postseason run. And on that Moore blunder, while Moore was obviously at fault, the fact is that Flacco just outhrew his coverage. It speaks to the howitzer strapped to his shoulder. Versus 95% of the league, Moore is in position to make the play. He just didn't anticipate Flacco arm + the Mile High air, and the effect that had on that pass.
Flacco was also a dropped TD from a SB a year earlier... he isn't elite but he damn sure is above average IMO.
Why this has turned into a Bert and Ernie evaluation is beyond me, but maybe the team of Colbert and Whaley were necessary for total player success. Maybe that's why the Bills haven't taken flight and why we've been grounded. But really, can anyone evaluate players for a living and be successful with it 70% of the picks every year? I say 70% because I believe that is the number you'd need to field a SB caliber team every year. You lose way too many good players in FA, ( which exposes a lot of players as above average and not great. ) due to injury, or retirement to be less successful in the draft. If you live and die by the draft like we do, you have to be right every year at a high rate in the draft.
1. T.J Watt, OLB/DE, Wisconsin - will be a huge mistake if available and we pass
2. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
3. Kevin King, CB, Washington
3. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
4. Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic
5. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
6. Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State (How can you go wrong with that name, however the sample size is so small that his dad may be better even in his 50's)
7. Alec Torgersen, QB, Pennsylvania