Draft Is cool, but free agency is first.

GoldGloveschmidt

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We need to shift away from free agency and fix our drafting issues. The amount of picks teams like the Bengals have hit on compared to us makes me sick to my stomach.

Not just the players but the positions themselves. Inside linebacker is not an impactful enough position to be spending first round draft picks. They don't carry you through the playoffs. You could sign two middling veteran inside linebackers and do just fine.

What you can't win without is pass rushers and offensive weapons. Who is the last decent pass rusher Keim drafted? Golden (average)? Reddick, who he drafted to play Inside?

Who is the last decent WR he drafted? Michael Floyd? No, I think that was the last guy. I like Rondale Moore but you can't keep drafting small slot guys. That's not how you win.

Keim is just a total joke and has no idea how to build a football team. Nearly 10 years of drafting and our roster is still papered over with aging, injured veterans on 1 year deals every single year with no young depth because he sucks so badly at drafting.
 
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We've now gone from Williams being a better blocker to Ertz can't block. :shrug:

Well. Using the only measurement available to me, and based on them being judged by the same measures, PFF says Maxx has a 72 run blocking grade and Ertz has a 46.9 run blocking grade.

His run blocking grade was 67th out of 74 eligible tight ends.

If they are going to use Ertz like a WR2 and give him 7-8 targets a game then I can live with paying him say $7m per year. But we don't do that. He averaged 4-5 before Nuk went out, same as Maxx was getting. If that continues, which it probably will, it simply makes more sense to roll with Maxx for less money.
 

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