Originally Posted by broncocalijohn
Too finally get a division title and then wipe away any talk of "backing into the playoffs" by winning against the Steelers brings back the hope fans have been waiting since 2005. To take that away for a POSSIBLE upgraded draft pick is beyond retarded. I bet you were one of the few that wanted us to lose to the Vikings at the end of the 2007 season to finish 7-9 (below .500 for the first time in years) just to move up a few spots. BTW, our pick, Ryan Clady, seems to have worked out just fine. You wanted us to lose that playoff game? ****ing loser!
IMO losing a good hard fought game when there is NO CHANCE of moving on in the playoffs, is not a bad thing..
As far as wanting to lose while Tanahan was here to move up in the draft well I think NOT..
did not matter where that schmuck DAFTED with only a few exceptions were they worth a crap..
Have I mentioned that during his tenure we only resigned 13% or 6 0f 41 of his rounds 1-3 picks.. Yes I have and you know it..
So the odds of getting a better player while he was in town well I was not holding my breath..
Now last year is a different story we finally had someone that did not have his head up his ass on draft day, John so far has done a masterful job of getting talent where we needed it.. (save perhaps Mays) but certainly no where near Tanahans 13%.
Had we lost to PIT in OT by a FG or even a TD would not have been anything to hang our heads about.. year one into a 3-4 rebuild with Tebow as QB. Most folks would have rejoiced.. and instead of trading back we would have had options on the following..
13 Arizona Cardinals Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame
14 St. Louis Rams Michael Brockers DT LSU
15 Seattle Seahawks Bruce Irvin DE West Virginia
16 New York Jets Quinton Coples DE North Carolina
17 Cincinnati Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama
18 San Diego Chargers Melvin Ingram LB South Carolina
19 Chicago Bears Shea McClellin DE Boise State
20 Tennessee Titans Kendall Wright WR Baylor
21 New England Patriots Chandler Jones DE Syracuse
22 Cleveland Browns Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State
23 Detroit Lions Riley Reiff T Iowa
24 Pittsburgh Steelers David DeCastro G Stanford
See anyone on that list you might have wanted more than
2 36 Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati
2 57 Brock Osweiler QB Arizona State
3 67 Ronnie Hillman RB San Diego State
4 101 Omar Bolden CB Arizona State
4 108 Philip Blake C Baylor
I've been watching this stuff for decades and KNOW the long haul is the only way to go and the quickie stuff that Tanahan did only dug the hole deeper..