Originally Posted by Idgit
How they compare to other, good, teams is not relevant now? Interesting. I mean, not interesting, and not a sound argument.
You consider it 'talking honestly' about a team to evaluate them without any context? And we're still ignoring the early rounds and college free agency to prop of a charade of an argument regarding 'proven quality depth.' Well, that makes perfect sense.
I think you find the idea that the team is building depth under Garrett at odds with your campaign against the general management, and it's putting you in a bind you can't get out of. I think that bind has got you talking about foam fingers and trying to deflect the topic away from our recent track record in adding college talent and onto your interpretation of our relative success in drafting in a subset of the rounds that have been available to us. And then even your interpretation of our relative success, I mean, failure in those few rounds is off base.
[View Full Quote]You can question my objectivity all you like. You're not the first. On the flip side, I'm sure we'll find a thread somewhere down the line where I have something critical to say about the team again, and the universe will then swing back into a balance I can live with. We can sit around and talk about how objective I got all of a sudden.
Here's a tip.
If you mention currently successful franchises having warts the response is either going to be "Did you really just compare this team to the ultra successful _________________?" or "I don't care how other teams do things, function, or cook tacos." Then it isn't relevant to the discussion.
But on a regular basis the same people saying one of those things will lament how good those teams are and will praise management, coaching, players, and vendors. Then it is relevant to the discussion.
Thus they can always have their cake and eat it too.
A great example is the recent video urging fans to get loud. Dallas doing it is an embarrassment, until people started pointing out other teams do it too, and they excused it as successful teams can do that.
No charge for the lesson. Back into the shadows for me.