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May 17 2013 11:42 PMSo far, I think most of us are happy about what David Caldwell has done in steering this organization in the right direction. In the recent past, we've had a GM that can be in the running for one of the worst GMs of all time. There's been some headscratchers up until recent, and I think we should grade our new GM on what he has done so far. What do you give David Caldwell in these areas of his job? (A,B,C,D,F)
1. His first draft.
Caldwell's first draft has widely been considered one of the better drafts in all of the NFL in 2013. We drafted almost a lock Pro-Bowl player in Joeckel to fill the void at RT, picked a hard-nose hitting box safety who is really something to be excited about.
Dwayne Gratz was a surprise to some, but we have come to find out that he actually played a lot better in coverage than Wreh-Wilson, (the opposite corner on UCONN's defense), whom a lot considered to be one of the best CBs in the draft.
After drafting some players for our secondary, he picked up a VERY explosive versatile player in Ace Sanders. He has had some unbelievable returns for the Gamecocks. Here is one of the most electrifying plays I've ever seen, from Ace. http://www.youtube.c...?v=CaQZqRiIXdA. Some were dissapointed in this pick, but I definitely wasn't.
Denard Robinson was our 5th round pick, (it's amazing he lasted until the 5th). He was the most electrifying college player in the country for years. He has unbelievable speed and power, and has a character nobody can go wrong with.
I loved this draft, along with 6th & 7th round picks in Josh Evans, Jeremy Harris, and Demetrius McCray. I'll give it a B.
2. Free Agency & Waiver Wire Acquisitions.
These are all of the latest team signings. (5/17/2013)
C Dan Gerburry, CB Marcus Trufant, DT Brandon Deaderick, DT Kyle Love, QB Jordan Rodgers, QB Matt Scott, DT T.J. Barnes, LB Maalik Bomar, CB Marcus Burley, OT R.J. Dill, LB Jeremiah Green, DE Paul Hazel, DT Arby Jones, WR Cole McKenzie, WR Jamal Miles, G Stephane Milhim, OT Jeff Nady, TE Ryan Otten, WR Tobais Palmer, FB Lonnie Pryor, TE Kyler Reed, LB LaRoy Reynolds, S Steven Terrell, LS Carson Tinker, OT Roderick Tomlin, CB Trey Wilson and LB Michael Zimmer, DE Pannel Egboh, WR Mohammed Massaquoi, CB Alan Ball, RB Justin Forsett and DT Roy Miller.
I like the signing of Roy Miller and Marcus Trufant the most. Roy Miller was the center block of the Buc defense who ranked #1 in run defense in 2012-2013. Marcus Trufant is a veteran player who can come in and compete for some playing time, while being ablke to teach some of our promising new rookies in the secondary. Having one player that knows the scheme well compared to none, is a good thing.
I love the fact that he did not compete to sign overrated high-priced players and that he dismissed Tebow well, and early. "Even is he's released". For a rebuilding team, this part deserves an A.
3. Head Coach Signing.
I haven't seen any people complain about Gus Bradley being hired as our new HC except for TMD, who had previously praised Bradley for being the best coaching candidate on the market, but whatever. His defense in SEA over the 4 years he was there had progressively gotten better, and his scheme is one of the most efficient in the league. His charisma is astonishing, he energizes anybody that's around him. Head Coach grade? A.
There is a lot more to grade Caldwell on, but I thought that these were the three main things that really deserve to be graded. What say you message board?
did you actually type all this ??
May 15 2013 07:36 PMcaptain checkdown shoulda quit when he got beat out by McCown
May 06 2013 11:42 PM
May 06 2013 08:16 PMCharlie Rogers returned a punt 94 yards for the TD vs Flutie
also, not very cool but a player vs my HS baseball team was paralyzed by a baseball
and the umpires making our female catcher wear a cup.