Originally Posted by PoopSandwich
I actually like the Pettine hire, for once we actually have someone who is confident, aggressive, tough, and seems to know how to speak in public.
Banner and Lombardi are done for if this doesn't work out, which is probably why the process took so damn long. They want to see this thing out and if Pettine fails they will go down with the ship.
Trading up to 2 scares me but if you look at it as trading Trent Richardson and #4 for #2 then it isn't as bad. It's just scary knowing that at #4 you are guaranteed one of the top 3 QBs or Clowney.
I wouldn't be upset if we waited until the second if we missed out on our guy and took Jimmy G.
I have no idea how the Pettine hire will turnout, I do know that he wasn't close to being the guy they wanted to hire, so that has to worry me. Obviously, nobody else wanted Pettine as their HC hire and it looks like it was a bit of desperation that led tohim being the choice, but who knows, just maybe we'll strike it rich by shear accident.
I agree that Banner and Lombardi are done if this hire doesn't work out.
I disagree that if you don't trade up we are guaranteed one of the top 3 QB's. If we don't trade up, some other QB desperate team will, which could easily mean that QB's go 1, 2 and 3 in the draft and we are left holding an empty bag again. IMO, it must be a QB or we will remain a laughing stock of the NFL.