Consistent year in and year out winners like the Patriots, Steelers and Ravens - have organizational philosophies that they stick to year in and year out. MOST years that equate to great drafts and winning seasons. If you wish to root for a team that switches their philosophy from year to year... If that would make you feel better about yourself - I'd suggest you buy yourself some Dolphins, Titans or Vikings swag and enjoy your once a decade winning season.
I'm coming around on this draft. I was initially really bummed out we didn't land a receiver early on, or one of the top handful of tackles, or Jimmie Ward/Ha-Ha/Deone Bucannon.
But I am pretty intrigued at the direction the team is going... I think we could really have a killer defense if the right players develop. Elam/Brooks on the back end... Brown/Mosley in the middle for years to come... some rotation of Ngata/Williams/Jernigan up front with Suggs/Dumervil coming off the edges. If Jimmy continues to improve and Webb stays healthy, that sounds like a serious problem for opposing offenses.
They must feel pretty good about Wagner at RT. Combine that with the Zuttah signing & KO coming back and our O line should at least be average if not a little above. The offense is primed to be respectable at worst. They'll still need to figure out if Marlon Brown and Aaron Mellette are in the long term plans, but I think we're in good shape heading into this season.
Nice work by Ozzie and the gang.