Part of the problem IMO is just our lack of familiarity with Weems. They saw enough of him at the end of the year to get a feel for what his capabilities were. I saw a bit of college game film on him and thought he looked decent. He played at an elite level there with a top 10 team and was with an offensive powerhouse. He has 2nd to 3rd round metrics at the Combine. It was a bit puzzling to me why he went undrafted and I thought it might be on the basis of his unconventional offensive system and lack of experience with blocking for a pro set offense. But that can be taught IMO if the fundamental building blocks are there - anchor, upper body strength, arm length, hand size and strength, foot movement, balance, lateral agility, lower extremity explosiveness...... I'm excited to see him. The successful conversion of Parnell which I never dreamed would be successful has gotten me excited about what Callahan is doing. Last year we saw what a big jump Costa had made before he got hurt. Now this season the initial word is that Leary has made the leap and is threatening to put one of the vets on the street. Killer is looking better after basically missing a year with injury. So there is room for optimism IMO - they are doing a better job of recognizing talent and then developing them. The old regime was always looking for sloths with long arms and big butts and for the most part it wasn't working. The successive busts of Al Johnson, Stephen Peterman, Jacob Rogers, Marten and Brewster really set us back. We should have found 3 quality players with those picks which were 2nd and 3rd round guys. The old regime wasn't drafting enough players but they also weren't hitting for the most part when they did draft. Then they seemed to decide they would just buy vets in FA instead of wasting time and resources to invest in kids. That was okay in 2006-7 but when Kosier got hurt in 2008 no one could step up and then in 2009 they all started to fall apart. The new approach is different. They are looking for guys who are good athletes, who play through the whistle and have good motors. They are doing well and I think they have deserve some credit.