Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mocking the Draft Experts...

The First round of the mock draft over at Awful Announcing is complete and up on the site. Some interesting, senseless, and even smart picks throughout. I was picking for the Jaguars in the first round and will be doing the same in 2nd. Below is what AA has up regarding my pick and a few surrounding comments. I've also added a few more comments that followed my pick.

SSOM is picking for the Jacksonville Jaguars. I think their biggest weaknesses was a lack of a proper state of mind. They need to be focused. Someone needs to scare the shit out of them. In which case the best pick is 6'9" offensive tackle and, by the look of his name, possible mafia enforcer, Jason Cappizzi out of Indiana (Pa.).- Digital Headbutt

With the 17th Pick in the AA Mock Draft The Jacksonville Jaguars and Sports Show On Mute select:

S Reggie Nelson from The University Of Florida!

If he had been taken I would have taken Leak as the Jaguars feel that drafting a "winner" is the most important thing. Nelson will replace Dean Grant who defected to Seattle as a Free Agent.

The Biggest problem is that according to the WWL Nelson has a mental problem. He does not learn and retain the defensive system very well. But because he didn't tank the Wonderlic the Jaguars feel like he can be a great, intelligent player.

No witty commentary? this is shocking.- Me

I think witty commentary is a victim of Fridaynightitis. - The Extrapolater

I think the problem with the Jags drafting "winners" is that anyone who puts on those hideous teal uniforms is, by definition, a loser.- East Coast Bias

Oh C'mon now. Teal is new Blue. What else would explain the Pistons 4-5 year Teal run?- Me

You'll notice that they won the Championship after they went back to classic red, white, and blue. - East Coast Bias

I second Brien. Why do you think the Pistons sucked those years? Why do you think the Hornets let go of all their good players? That color does something to you.

But in SSOM's defense, the Jags usually go with black home uniforms now. - Digital Headbutt

The Hornets, (who I had forgotten about) are resurrecting themselves right now. Teal will own this country in 10 years. Just wait, it's coming. - Me

I would tell you that teal is extremely gay, but then I would have no moral authority. After all, I pledge unwavering allegiance to a team in light blue. -- Teal is REAL manly, I'll tell ya that. Blech. >:P - Digital Headbutt

I'm not claiming Teal is manly. But it's not any less manly than Light Blue is.

I should probably toss out that I'm not a Jaguars fan. The Lions were gone and the Jags were the next best thing. So I'm not sure I'm even qualified to debate the manliness of Teal in the first place. But I think its safe to say Jimmy Smith will smoke you (or is it sniff?) if you were to ever question his manliness. - Me

Can't argue with that. Jimmy Smith will f--- you up. But so will Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers. - Digital Headbutt

I also was damned to hell not much later by S2N and Holly from Ladies... as they both wanted Reggie Nelson. But were holding on to unreasonable expectations that he would even be on the board when the picked.

I maintain the manliness of Teal still. Especially if it's being put up against Light Blue in said contest. I found the fact that we were discussing such a subject more amusing than the context of either argument. So I wanted to post a few more things that AA had not as he waded through the 15+ pages and 100+ e-mails of useless commentary from all of us.


cowboy dan said...

Let's not neglect baseball, a sport in which a teal team in the Marlins has found reasonable success with a couple world series titles in the last 10 years. They even managed to overcome a blue team along the way, with some incident involving some dude named Bartman or something.

Anonymous said...

With the trades and acquisitions made going into the draft, plus the bulk of the team that is carried over from last season, and the trades and draft picks made during the draft, it sure seems like the Pats are going to be the team to beat in the AFC this season, and perhaps in all of the NFL.

Considering the Pats were almost in the Superbowl last season with a pathetic receiving corps and that they've added very talented players into said receiving corps this season, barring some nasty injury(ies), they look to be the team to take it all.I say injury(ies) because I think they could survive an injury or two to some positions, but if they lost Brady they'd probably have a hard time recovering.

I wish I could say that the Redskins did well in the draft and/or in free agency but so many holes still exist that I'm not sure they'll be significantly better than last season. I suppose on face they should be if they can keep their corners healthy. With Landry (argh, hard to type that name as a Redskin!!) back there with a healthy secondary they might be able to cheat up more and put more pressure on opposing QBs. Might.

They still have what should be a lot of talent in the receiving positions, and Campbell should be better, but they don't have the quality on either line (offense or defense) that I wish they'd have, so it could be yet another year of .500 at best, or worse.

Still, the NFC East looks to be the NFC Least again this season. None of the teams there look like they'll be that good, and none really look ready to step up and take the division.

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