Originally Posted by BraveHeartFan
Ummm...yes. That absolutely makes their pick complete luck. And if you're trying to claim that Walsh or Bill are brilliant for their picks of Montana and Brady then to each their own but those are as lucky a picks as a person could ever get.
Also you're talking about guys they lucked into later rounds in the draft. Jimmy wanted Francis earlier in the first, and could have gotten him, but was finally talked out of it by the scouts who said Emmitt was the guy. This isn't brilliant on Jimmy's part it's brilliant on his staffs part and good on Jimmy to have finally given in and listened.
But that's not brilliant and the lucky picks of Montana and even more so Brady are anything but brilliant. They're luck personified.
And contributing to the luck of drafting Montana was the Cowboys.....Tex Schramm said the ONLY time he was ever talked into or out of a draft pick was Montana....He wanted to select joe, but they had Danny White taking over for Roger...they needed a TE, so they drafted Doug Cosbie....
Was this a bad decision on the Cowboys part...no, but was luck for Walsh...
Now the BIG ?????
If this was Jerry making this decision....how would he be lambasted...but Tex, Gil & Tom....wouldn't....