Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I Just Don't Have the Stomach For This
Indy has that locked down.
So what then about the rest of the QB's who are "likely" to be available?
Well, here's the short list.
Robert Griffin III
And maybe I'm unfairly parsing out the two tiers, I just figured I'd throw out names of guys you have heard of. This CBS Sports page, has a list which was compiled, by NFL Draft Scout, whomever, or whatever they are.
Of the guys on Tier 1, it needs to be noted: they are all juniors, or redshirt juniors. Meaning any or all of them COULD, in theory, stay in school.
Stranger things have happened. See Manning, Peyton or Tebow, Tim.
The "Suck List" in the NFL, of worse records right now... reads like this.
Don't ask me about tiebreakers for the BOTTOM of the NFL standings. I have heard that head-to-head is not used in breaking draft position ties.
The point is this. While I want the Redskins to suck as much possible for the best chance at an elite quarterback, without having to spend additional picks to move up, I am not going to be able to continue the overt wishing for loss after loss from here until January 2nd.
The analogy is this: if you lived with a single mother, who was about to get evicted for not making the rent, and she decides out of desperation to turn a few tricks in the bedroom to keep a roof over your head - okay, as a one time deal, do what you gotta do.
But if your mom decided, "hey, this is pretty good money" and then started bringing creepy johns in off the street for 6 weeks in a row, well, that might be a bit too much to take.
I can't take 6 weeks of active tanking for a better draft pick. I just can't.
I won't root like crazy for this team - I just don't have it in me. It's a lousy team, with lousy coaching. It has a chance to get better, and a chance to draft a QB that gives them a chance at being legitimately good.
But who knows how the chips will fall? The Redskins, with two more "oops" wins, could end up drafting 10th!
Or, they could lose out and still finish with the 3rd overall pick. Let's say Indianapolis and Miami (the two teams in the "Suck For... " race who have the most dire need for a QB) are ahead of them.
Then let's say two of the top 4 guys (say Barkley and Jones, merely for argument sake, I have no intel or angle on that, it's just a "what if..") decide to stay in college?
You gonna then reach with the 3rd overall pick for a Tier 2 QB? Spend a fortune in future picks to move up one spot?
In general, I am okay with tanking for a pick - to an extent. If it's one or two games left in the year, and you are sitting at 3 wins, okay, fine.
But this is a bridge too far for me. The Skins will show what kind of heart they have down the stretch. I will be an interested observer. I am not going to smash any remotes if they lose.
But I've gotta put the pom-poms down for losing, because too much can happen before next April's choose-em-up in New York City.
And losing breeds losing. It's probably best if the team didn't just flatline down the stretch.