Would it be sooo bad, if the wheels completely fall off the wagon at this point?

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    I just wish we could trade Shea McClellin to the Pats for Chandler Jones, straight up. :(
     
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    Yeah, and the guy the Patriots drafted could've been had after McClellan.
     
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    hahaha BEAT YA TO IT, Henry!!! :shoot2:
     
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    Emery did wonders for our offense this off-season. More than I thought was possible in one year. I suspect he'll do very well restocking the defense this coming off-season......a nice mix of draftees and FA's, like he did for the offense.
     
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    i dont want us tanking a single game, i dont get that mentality maybe, maybe, maybe... maybe nothing - win or lose now.

    remember shea was our top pick! also, in this draft if we had pick 5. i would be glad to get long!
     
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    It's obvious Shea doesn't have the size to be a sack machine as a DE . Maybe it's time to switch him to LB and see what he could do there . Free him up and give him some space to run around and make plays . I think he'd be a great LB .
     
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    Well seeing as Bass was playing better then him at DE, if they can get DT set up so that Wootton is back to starting DE, then maybe w/the inj to Briggs now is the time for Shea to be a rover DE/LB guy. Just not sure that move is possible in season, even w/a bye week.
     
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    In response to the OP, it is my opinion that we are in a bit of a unique situation that isn't all bad. Obviously, if we're going to be honest with ourselves, our season is effectively over, but I was beginning to wonder if we were not yet as good as we thought we were anyway, so there could be a silver lining. Before I say anything more, I DO NOT believe in intentionally tanking a season to get higher draft picks. Our coaches HAVE to put together game plans that give our players the best chance to win and our players need to give it everything to win. Now, if we do not win, so be it, I'm not expecting much at this point anyway, and it gives young guys the opportunity to experience the NFL earlier than expected and prepare them for next year.

    Now, to my main point:
    There are usually two types of teams that are in the front end of the draft; one is the obviously bad teams that just can't win because of coaching, scheme, poor drafting, etc., the other are the occasional teams that are average to good, but find themselves high in the draft due to injuries. The latter are the teams in the divers seat of their respective drafts because they will likely be getting their injured players back the following year, but they still get draft picks that are higher than they typically would get because of the talent level that already exists on the team. We obviously do not know what is going to happen to Cutler, and Melton, but one thing is for sure, if you would take Melton, Cutler and Peppers out of the equation, we now have a BUTT LOAD of cap space and higher picks.

    There are simply a lot of options, and if we are not going to the playoffs anyway, it's not a bad position to be in for the future as long as Emery is better at building a roster than Angelo.
     
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    I have a feeling that the losses will take care of themselves, the Defense is beyond repair at this point and getting the Rookies actual playing time is a big advantage.

    If towards the end of the year we are eliminated from the playoffs early, normally I would say let the rookies play and Yes get a better drafting position. But the reality is that just about every rookie we have is being forced into action already, so try to win every game you can, because this year can be a building block towards next year.

    Yes our season is over, but play to win, and if we sneek into the play offs, that just means that the players that remain on the team will now have playoff experience, and that is also huge.

    Also I trust Emery a lot more than JA to actually find talent that can start and help us.
     
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    On the bright side a lot of young players are going to get experience real fast. Nobody wants to see their team get hit by the injury bug but it can be a good thing for future years. You find out who can play and who can't. Those who can play get experienced fast plus you are not wasting time and money on those who can't play.
     
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