Saturday, April 26, 2008

Draft thoughts



I know many of you didn't want to see Ryan go to Atlanta. Fear of the chaotic organization, fear of him getting killed behind their porous line and fear that Atlanta is not a good sports town. I am biased but I think this could be the perfect marraige. Matt can be a great player and is tough enough to take him lumps in Atlanta. The Falcons can build around him and become a competitive team. If he succeeds, he'll own this town and no one will ever talk about Vick. I will be at the press conference Sunday morning and have more thoughts after.

Great news for Gosder Cherilus too. Detroit is not a glamour team, but after his rough offseason and struggles on the left side, he should be happy to be a first rounder.

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10 Comments:

At 3:46 AM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Besides the Ravens trading into the first round to get Flacco, the Lions drafting Gos was the worst move in the draft thus far.

 
At 7:58 AM, Blogger BCMike said...

Woohoo! Psyched that Matty Ice has come to town. I can root for the Falcons now :)

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Andrew S. said...

Congrats to Matt, 1st BC QB ever taken in the 1st round of the NFL draft. Hopefully this is the start of great things for both him and BC football.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Christopher said...

wow bravesbill, a real positive spin on things and great outlook on gosder. the man is a mountain who was moved to a new position last year. I was hoping for a better year from him to, but don't be so quick to forget what a beast he was freshman and sophomore year (and even junior year though he had some annoying penalties). And there were other far worse picks in the draft. Titans taking Chris Johnson? Maybe the guy is good, but he would have been there 25 picks later. heck, kevin smith didn't even go off the board til the 3rd rounc

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

I agree with Chris on this one. It appears that the Lions are looking to become more physical and run-oriented on offense (Kevin Smith looks like a prototype NFL power back) and the Lions lost their best o-lineman (Woody) to the Jets. If you're gonna run, you need linemen who can drive their defender downfield, especially at RT, and that seems to be Gos' strength. I don't know if he has as much upside as Otah (whom the Lions passed on), but he does seem like a safe bet to come in and contribute right away at RT.

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

I'd have loved to see Matt in Baltimore both selfishly (I'm a Raven's fan) and for his sake. Just don't like the situation in Atlanta but obviously I'll be rooting for him.

In related news, not sold on Flacco. Could be Kyle Boller Pt. II

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Eagle in Brighton said...

Good for Gos: all the bitching about "reaching" from pundits is just hot air.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Nick P. said...

Any thoughts on whether Silva, Tribble, or Callendar will be drafted today? I haven't seen any of their names come across the bottom line yet.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Tribble just got drafted in the 6th round by San Diego. They have a pretty stacked secondary, so he might end up on the practice squad or even somewhere else.

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger tubetracker said...

Too bad for Dunbar and Silva. Although we are all biased, I think they have the skills to make a team as special teams players at least and I wish they would have warranted at least 6th-7th round picks. Both seem like character, energy subs you want and I wish the best for them.

 

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