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(New York Daily News)   Steelers GM wants a 10-round draft this year because people need more entertainment   (nydailynews.com) divider line
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2020-04-08 10:22:08 AM  
As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.
 
2020-04-08 10:31:55 AM  
I would love to watch the NFL draft but I have to floss my herd of feral cats.
 
2020-04-08 10:59:33 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I would love to watch the NFL draft but I have to floss my herd of feral cats.


I'm a football fan, but I have zero interest in watching the draft.
 
2020-04-08 11:41:39 AM  

bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.


With no first round pick this year, who would that be?

Right, anybody. Fix the skip on your record.

Last year he was injured and the year before that he had the Steelers on the cusp of the playoffs with a cancer in the locker room and all kinds of distractions outside of it while leading the league in passing.
 
2020-04-08 11:43:01 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Marcus Aurelius: I would love to watch the NFL draft but I have to floss my herd of feral cats.

I'm a football fan, but I have zero interest in watching the draft.


Same.  I watch the NFL, but I don't watch or follow college football, so the draft is when I'm usually learning about these players for the very first time.  It's kind of interesting to watch it play out, but I can't get hyped for any of the picks because I have no idea who anybody is.
 
2020-04-08 12:10:42 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.

With no first round pick this year, who would that be?

Right, anybody. Fix the skip on your record.

Last year he was injured and the year before that he had the Steelers on the cusp of the playoffs with a cancer in the locker room and all kinds of distractions outside of it while leading the league in passing.


On paper, Tony Romo was also a good quarterback, but all anybody remembers of his football career are the clutch interceptions and folding.
 
2020-04-08 12:11:08 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: I'm a football fan, but I have zero interest in watching the draft.


It's a lot like sausage.  Good to eat, but you don't really want to see how it gets made.
 
2020-04-08 1:03:13 PM  

bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.


Well let's see who we got now...

Alleged Rapist (+50 pounds from his last start)
Alleged Racist
Duck Dynasty
Collegiate Champion, J. T. Barrett
Paxton Lynch

That's a five sided fistagon right there.  Good enough to miss the playoffs again (unless the NFL decides this year "screw it, 32-team playoffs")
 
2020-04-08 1:08:33 PM  
FTFA: Colbert ostensibly suggested the idea because he believes that teams will be prone to more mistakes without the additional evaluation time. Colbert's stance is that a 10-round draft would widen a club's margin for error.

It's hard to believe that someone could be the GM of an NFL team and not understand that undrafted free agents are a thing.

Or maybe he's just being disingenuous and realized that if you could draft a guy in the 8th, 9th, or 10th round you don't have to pay them a signing bonus.
 
2020-04-08 1:10:18 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.

With no first round pick this year, who would that be?

Right, anybody. Fix the skip on your record.

Last year he was injured and the year before that he had the Steelers on the cusp of the playoffs with a cancer in the locker room and all kinds of distractions outside of it while leading the league in passing.


Yeah, but was responsible for like 27 turnovers? He has to do better than that (and I think he will). But a lesser name would have been benched giving up that many possessions per game
 
2020-04-08 4:17:13 PM  
Nothing more entertaining than rounds 2-10 of the NFL draft.
 
2020-04-08 4:21:54 PM  
So 90+ more Mr. Irrelevants?
 
2020-04-08 4:30:48 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.

With no first round pick this year, who would that be?

Right, anybody. Fix the skip on your record.

Last year he was injured and the year before that he had the Steelers on the cusp of the playoffs with a cancer in the locker room and all kinds of distractions outside of it while leading the league in passing.


Adolf, when you give it some thought you have to admit that drafting anyone is not much better than a crapshooter. I can think of way more coveted draft picks who were a bust than I can think of ones who were all that. Throw in the possibility of season-ending injuries (or legal woes or failing a drug test) in the first few years after signing a legit superstar, I can't get too worked up about watching the draft or assigning the grandiosity that NFL likes to think it is.
The only time in the last maybe 20 years I was really excited about a new player was Le'Veon Bell. It was fun watching him fly through the air with the greatest of ease while it was uninterrupted or lasted.
 
2020-04-08 4:41:30 PM  

bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.


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We do have a better quarterback than last year.  We have Ben again.

And if you're looking for someone better, you ain't gonna find it in the draft in the 2nd round or lower.
 
2020-04-08 4:43:23 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Adolf Oliver Nipples: bluorangefyre: As long as one of those picks for Pittsburgh is a better quarterback than what we have now, I'm all for it.

With no first round pick this year, who would that be?

Right, anybody. Fix the skip on your record.

Last year he was injured and the year before that he had the Steelers on the cusp of the playoffs with a cancer in the locker room and all kinds of distractions outside of it while leading the league in passing.

Yeah, but was responsible for like 27 turnovers? He has to do better than that (and I think he will). But a lesser name would have been benched giving up that many possessions per game


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Brown was a locker-room cancer that demanded the ball at any cost or he'd throw a hissy-fit.  90% of Ben's issues were trying to satisfy Brown's ego.

Now, if it happens again this year, THEN we can blame Ben.
 
2020-04-09 8:12:22 AM  
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