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Serious Question - Pass Rush And Draft


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Even if Busterson, do you guys realize that was nearly a decade ago?

I think that's less of a problem than the lack of potential edge rushers in the 2nd and 3rd since then.

That's a position that you should be putting a decent pick into almost every year.

It kind of made sense through 09. You had Abe, a Top 10 pick and Kroy who flashed a little. I get why youd think to move forward with that. But once it was clear who JA98 and Kroy were gonna be, we should have started pulling again. Thats on TD and Smitty. But I think Nolan was a big part of the problem. He really thought he could scheme it.....which makes what we actually did with our players on the field over the last two years that much more infuriating.

"I'll scheme pressure....3rd down, give me Kroy, Soliai, Babs and TJAX!!!"

ugh.

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Even if Busterson, do you guys realize that was nearly a decade ago?

We did have a borderline HOF pass rusher in Abe, so we didn't need to be investing high picks in the position for most of that time.

We should have invested a high pick in the position in 11/12 when it became apparent that Abe had limited shelf life, but chose to go in a different direction. Since then we've been playing catch-up with a lot of other needs an not enough picks or cap space to fix them all, hence having to make do with a cheap vet like Osi.

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We did have a borderline HOF pass rusher in Abe, so we didn't need to be investing high picks in the position for most of that time.

We should have invested a high pick in the position in 11/12 when it became apparent that Abe had limited shelf life, but chose to go in a different direction. Since then we've been playing catch-up with a lot of other needs an not enough picks or cap space to fix them all, hence having to make do with a cheap vet like Osi.

If we'd have paid up for Osi ONE year earlier to pair with Abe we wouldn't be worried about our first Lombardi right now. We could have afforded it.

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