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  • OK, I hated these moves...

    I hated Housh because of his price tag, skillset (possession WR, not gamebreaker), and because I'll admit I wanted Crabtree.

    I hated the Aaron Curry pick because I'll admit I wanted Crabtree, but mostly because OLB in a 4-3 is NOT an impact position worthy of the 4th overall pick in any draft.

    Please somehow prove to me how I was wrong. Because I'm starting to fear that I was right.

    Curry'll be a fine player. But he's not Lawrence Taylor and probably won't ever be close. He's definitely block-able (we've seen that this year), and again- he's not going to consistently rush the passer, plug the middle, OR blanket Larry Fitzgerald. He'll help a little in all of those, but will never make a consistent IMPACT (keep coming back to that word) for the team. Making an impact is not making ten tackles five yards down the field, it's strips, sacks, picks, Haynesworth-ing the middle, and Revis-ing the opposition's #1 target.

    Meanwhile Crabtree is well on his way to being a star WR (and that's in a terrible offense with bad QBs after joining the team halfway through the season).

    And I would've went Sanchez over Curry too (said it at the time).

    Granted you can point to his Jets struggles recently but he's still young and they blow everything out of proportion in NY- he's getting his bumps with valuable experience and shows signs each week of being a potential great QB. Plus if he was in Seattle, he wouldn't have thrown five picks in any game probably because he wouldn't have started the season... who knows what would have happened with Hass injuries but you get the point.

    Ah, it just sucks.
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    - Ko Simpson

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    Your wrong on Curry. You may not have liked it, but he will be an impact player for years to come. You say he is blockable, but he is a rookie! He has years to learn how to shed those blocks. In the NFL it's not always about brute strength and Curry wasn't asked to do a lot of pass rushing in college, so once he gets more experience at it, I completely expect him to make an impact.

    You also have to realize that if we had drafted Crabtree @ 4 we wouldn't have been paying him Curry money, we would have been paying him Stafford money, and his holdout probably would have gone on for just as long as the one with the 9ers. Would he have helped stop the rush of injuries at the offensive line? Would he have helped our defensive line generate pressure? No, the two biggest problems on this team are offensive and defensive line and your coming out saying you want another skill position player. WR is only an impact position if your quarterback has time.

    One thing they have in SF that we don't up here is protection. It doesn't matter who is back there in an NFL game. If you knock them down they aren't as good and if you don't generate pressure they are amazing. These are NFL level quarterbacks. They also have a running game which helps take the pressure off of their quarterbacks, opening up play action. Crabtree or Housh it doesn't matter. No time for the QB is still no time for the QB and WR's need time to run their routes.

    Hindsight is 20/20 but your giving up on a player in his first year of his NFL career and that really pisses me off. Curry will be an impact player for this team, deal with it and get over Crabtree.
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    • #3
      In no particular order i hated these moves:

      1. Letting Steve Hutchinson walk
      2. Drafting Lawrence Jackson
      3. Signing Housh
      4. Not drafting Jake Locker (Flashforward)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Babylon View Post
        In no particular order i hated these moves:

        1. Letting Steve Hutchinson walk
        2. Drafting Lawrence Jackson
        3. Signing Housh
        4. Not drafting Jake Locker (Flashforward)
        Branch trade?

        Another sad thought. Which one would you take?

        Hill, Tatupu, Curry
        Current O-line

        or

        Hill, Tatupu, Hawthorne
        Current O-line + Michael Oher

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cicero View Post
          Branch trade?

          Another sad thought. Which one would you take?

          Hill, Tatupu, Curry
          Current O-line

          or

          Hill, Tatupu, Hawthorne
          Current O-line + Michael Oher
          I think grade wise Curry was far superior to Oher.

          Yeah the Branch trade was a joke.They actually could have filled a need by taking Joe Staley with that pick they gave to the Pats.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cicero View Post
            Branch trade?

            Another sad thought. Which one would you take?

            Hill, Tatupu, Curry
            Current O-line

            or

            Hill, Tatupu, Hawthorne
            Current O-line + Michael Oher
            It likely wouldn't have been Oher, it probably would've been Monroe or Smith, being as how Oher slid all the way to 23.
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            University of Washington Huskies: 7-6

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            • #7
              Originally posted by summond822 View Post
              It likely wouldn't have been Oher, it probably would've been Monroe or Smith, being as how Oher slid all the way to 23.
              I realize that, but he was still my #1 OT on draft day so it's nice to dream.

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