King_Portis wrote:Whats to like about the Gore pick when there are so many other pressing needs and more runningbacks without numerous injurys. Barlow will be fine. He needs a capable o-line to follow and they addressed those needs some what. Nolan needs to bring in Jerry Rice to ad some stability & veteran leadership to the team.
Word was that Gore was working his way up the draft board the last week or so and could have gone as high as the 2nd rd. I agree that it would have been nicer to grab him in the 4th rd., but I can wish in one hand and crap in the other and we know which one will get full first. I think Barlow could be fine if he gets his head on right. Trouble is, he keeps thinking he's Barry Sanders, which he's not. Run the play called and he'll be fine.
I disagree with us needing Rice back either. As much as I hate to see it, he's not even a shell of his former self. They can damn neared sign 2 rookie prospects at WR for what it would cost to give Rice a vets minimum contract. Plus, from what has been said, it's not like his ego has taken a rest. His demanding the ball in this offense could lead to locker room troubles. If he wants it, give him a one day contract to retire and call it a day.