Originally Posted by njx9
a former pro scout? nice. apparently he was really good at it. certainly makes a crappy op-ed FAR more credible. i *almost* care now.
Haha, okay then.
[NOTE: That is not me trying to change the tone of this interaction, that is me actually laughing at you.]
You're brushing the link I provided off as a random op-ed and you're wrong for it. It's not as if I'm linking you to some dumbass Matt Miller article on Bleacher Report that says Vontaze Burfict is better than Patrick Willis as a prospect. That would be stupid if I was presenting you with something of that nature, but I'm not. Perhaps instead of being a know-it-all dickhead you might actually be a little more open minded and consider that you may be wrong.
The article was published on NFL.com (a perfectly reputable publisher) and it was written by Bucky Brooks, a five year NFL veteran with eight years of scouting experience for NFL teams. He's a writer with credibility.
And it's not as if he said anything that is completely off the wall. Is Tom Brady not one of the best quarterbacks in recent history? Does Wes Welker not have a great supporting cast? Have other Patriots receivers not had a drop off in production after they left New England? Is Wes Welker not a slot receiver "who excels on short crossers and option routes"? Is it not true that Wes Welker is not explosive?
Meanwhile, your [failed] satirical response that tried to use sarcasm to show the flaws in my thinking linked to an article based around the opinion of Michael Irvin and the other was something written by a former baseball player for Yahoo's "fan network". Congratulations, you proved nothing. All you did was provide a nice little contrast to the article I brought to the table which only makes it look better.
And of course now you're going to run with the whole "Oh, he's a former scout so he must not be very good" argument because it suits what you're going for. But it's completely ignorant. How do you know he was no good as a scout? How do you know he didn't just grow tired of constantly travelling and never seeing his family and then when his contract expired he pursued a media opportunity? You don't and to pretend that you do is stupid.
Why must you always be so belligerent? Have a drink. Get laid. Pull the stick out of your ass. I don't care what you do but it might serve you well to not be such an uptight, arrogant prick.