Yellowbird wrote:Unless the player has supreme talent I try to shy away from using my first or second round pick on a guy with a new coaching staff. You just never know how the offense will pan out or who will fall out of the new coaches favor.
Gore or SA.
So you think that Parker has a chance of falling out of favor with the new coaching staff after accumulating 1700 total yards and 16 TDs? This is not your normal coaching staff change that happens when a team is in huge trouble and the coach was fired....this team is ready to win now with the guys they have, I think this should be an exception to that "new coaching staff rule" of yours.
This is going to be awfully close next year on who goes where, it'll be hard to fault someone with going for any of the 4 (SA, FWP, Gore, Westy) but personally I think I would go Parker.
Believe me or don't I don't really care, but this isn't influenced by my liking the Steelers. I like that he doesn't have an injury history of any consequence, after 2 years of starting he has been very healthy, and he has limited wear on him. SA is getting up there in age and while he showed flashes of what his potential, I just don't know that I trust him to carry that through an entire season again. Gore has plenty of upside but his injury history still does scare me a bit and his tendancy to fumble and the few TDs he got this past year don't help me either. I've never been a huge fan of Westbrook, he stayed healthier than I thought he would this year but still missed some time which doesn't instill confidence that he'll ever be able to play a full season without missing time. I think that personally Parker has the fewest amount of question marks surrounding him with a solid offensive group returning around him and a defense that will always keep them in games.