- Aug 16, 2014
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Probably the one draft we can all agree we blundered. The good news is Gutey has shown to be proficient in talent acquisition. The Jordan Love selection we were all so tied up in knots about was a great pick all along. Gutey started strong and backed strong up with arguably our best complete draft in recent memory.As bad as that was, it pales in comparison of bypassing the chance at the end of the first round to pick TJ Watt and ending up in that draft with Kevin King. Watt fell to the Packers and the gift was kicked to the curb. Do you really think the Packers lose the NFCCG to the Bucs if we have Watt terrorizing Brady? While the Justin Harrell pick was a fiasco, it didn't cost the team a Super Bowl trophy. I would argue bypassing TJ Watt did just that. In fact, with Watt, the chances of back-to-back Super Bowls in 2020 and 2021 are a very real possibility. I know it's history, but those chances don't come around that often. Kevin King is out of the league while Watt continues to be a HOF caliber player. Wow, I sure hope Love's career isn't squandered with such boneheaded moves, although I don't think TT should be blamed for it. At the time it appeared he was suffering from the illness that cost him his life. Murphy needed to step in but didn't. It's easy for me to castigate MM on my couch, but TT was by many accounts very well liked and respected so ousting him over an illness was an extremely gut wrenching decision to contemplate.
We’re still not done with Bak. Fingers crossed that he pulls out of his injury tail spin. We sure could use a sprinkle of good fortune concerning him next season. Personally I’d deal David in the bargain bin for anything we can get. Get us a top 200 area selection? I’d gift wrap him. Even with all the ? He still Might still be worth a 7th flier to a team for first choice on a riskier former All-Pro.
Although the other thought is for that cheap might be worth a restructure with lower risk terms.