To Steve Keim: Take the BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE!

Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by Totally_Red, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Totally_Red

    Totally_Red Air Raid Warning!

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    In five years when some reporter asks why you selected player X in the 2019 draft, I don't want to hear some lame response like "It seemed like a good idea at the time." or "He really fit the offense."

    Ever since the 2007 fiasco of selecting Levi Brown and passing on Adrian Peterson, we've heard over and over again the 'best player available' mantra from the Cardinals. If this franchise selects Kyler Murray and passes on Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams, it will have all been one big lie. I've seen no draft guru who rates Murray higher than the tenth best player in this draft. It might be different if the team didn't already have a young quarterback on the roster. It might be different if the best available player wasn't either Bosa or Williams, both legitimate areas of need and among the 2 or 3 blue chip defenders available in this draft.

    So please resist any entreaties from your rookie head coach or your owner to go in a different direction. Make the right call for the long term of the Arizona Cardinals and select Bosa or Williams. In five years or immediately after the pick when people ask why you made it, just respond "We picked THE BEST AVAILABLE PLAYER on our board."
     
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    or best athlete available?

    hasaan reddick great athlete mediocre player

    humphries athletic lineman average player

    bucannon very athletic and phisical safety but turned into average linebacker

    nkemdiche athletic freak 300 lb 4.87 40 yards dash 35inch vertical leap 116 inch long jump
     
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    I am most looking forward to round 3 and on, following it on the NFL draft tracker, waiting in excitement for our pick, then it comes in and... the player has no hyperlink :(
     
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    Solar7 Also Skeptical

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    I'm with you. This team has too many holes. There are two awesome players sitting right out there for us.
     
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    football karma formerly known as En Fuego

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    Keim always says he takes the best player....

    his problem is defining "best player"
     
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    Same old thinking. Same old problems.
     
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    guys . we have Chandler Jones who leads the NFL in sacks last 3 years or is darn close and he hasnt gotten us wins. The QB is the key. If he is anything like Russell Wilson which I believe he could be better . you take him. The 49ers had a great defense during Warner's years here and they couldn't win...Warner made us legit. Carson Palmer made us legit. You have to take Murray and see. Bosa doesnt make us 5 wins better. If Murray is the real deal. He could make us 5-7 wins better
     
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    But... what about his height!? He's like an inch shorter than Russell. Good luck with that! Pass.



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  9. Krangthebrain

    Krangthebrain Captain of Team Murray

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    What teams do more than anything else, is they draft for best player at a position of need, at least early in the draft teams do.

    If a team continually drafts BPA, there will be massive roster imbalances at times.

    The Cardinals drafting Levi Brown is an example of this; the Cardinals had a need for a LT so they took the next best guy on their board after Joe Thomas. It was obviously a mistake, but the reason for the mistake is a common one. The Cardinals continue to make one crucial mistake, over and over, and that is to waste draft capital. The Cardinals have had the least amount of draft picks over the Keim regime. The historical average for any pick becoming a starter is 15%, so getting more chances to find a starter is the best strategy.
     
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    Well of course its more complicated than youre making it. If you dont have a QB then you dont win, period. If they dont believe they have a QB then have to take advantage of only #1 pick theyve ever had.
     
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    Totally agree with you. It's all about the QB.
     
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    It's all about the QB and the QB which is not only good but fits the team. Maybe Murray is not special on any other franchise but would be in the right place with Kingsbury. It's all about the fit
     
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    What happened my friend
    Did u change your mind regarding Murray being our first round pick?
    Dont change your wagon this time, just 9 days, can u resist?
     
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    Cards have a QB.Now use this defense-heavy draft to upgrade the defense.Be smart .Just say no to overhyped short QBs.
     
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    I'm in a fabricated happy place. I still want Rosen but have allowed the blind hope of Murray to also permeate my psyche. I will go into this draft prepared by the ole additive "see no evil, hear no evil". I even have a Mighty Mouse avatar in acceptance to jinx the selection of Murray because the Cardinals never do what I want... regardless, with a few beers I will be a happy camper during the draft and will accept what may come my way lol
     
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