- Jul 23, 2012
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Again...that takes speculation on your part. First, on who the Packers would have taken and second, if that player that maybe panned out in say Pittsburgh, has the same experience in Green Bay. Now if you want to factor in hindsight and today say "Man, I wish the Packers would have drafted Chase Claypool instead of Love." Your point would be a lot more valid, but still no guarantees Claypool plays a snap in GB or is as productive either.
As I have mentioned above there's no guarantee the Packers selecting a different player instead of Love would have worked out better but the probability is fairly high.
So go ahead and keep using your silly rear view mirror arguments that the Packers should have drafted Tee Higgens or Claypool. That assertion is as silly as me saying "Had Rodgers gotten injured in 2020, Love would have taken over and by the end of the season playing so well, allowed the Packers to cut ties with Rodgers."
No, it's definitely not as silly considering both Higgins and Claypool have proven they can be productive in the NFL while Love has done diddly-squat so far.
What you continue to fail to recognize is that nobody has argued against the notion that 2 years after the fact, Gute would have probably been better off drafting someone else.
If only someone would have mentioned that drafting Love was a bad idea from the get-go
The problem with doing what you are doing and that you don't seem to understand, is that you are using hindsight to make your "evaluations".
Like I said, keep playing the what if and would have, should have games if that is what cranks your tractor.
Yes, the Love pick will eventually be evaluated, when he leaves Green Bay. But some people like yourself are trying to do that prematurely by inserting "had Gute only done this" examples and inserting what they think would have been a much better player (with 2022 info, not 2020). Problem is, Love has another 2 years in Green Bay, so the process is only halfway done. We're you evaluating Rodgers after year 2?
I'll be excited and willing to evaluate the Love pick, in its entirety, when Love is no longer a Packer.
Wait a moment, you criticize posters for using hindsight to evaluate the selection of Love after two years and then move on and advocate to wait until he is no longer a Packers to do it. That doesn't make any sense.
True. But you could have argued that with any number of starting QB’s who got drafted and sat, only to go on and produce more value wise than every Later Day 1 selection in their draft, Combined.
As I have mentioned before those examples are pretty rare though, especially since the CBA changed back in 2011.
That’s called using both hindsight and future projection combined. Which is an extremist fans interpretation of events in order to suit their own desires.
Hindsight is used to evaluate every move made by a general manager, there's no other way to do it. Otherwise we even bother to play the games.
It's true that it's a projection that Love won't ever have an impact with the Packers but again, the probability for that to happen is pretty high.