Although Basham and Banner weren't top-50 / 1st and 2nd round picks, so we can exclude them from the list.
I guess my point was, picking well in the top 50 isn't based upon whether the combine is being held in your stadium or not. It's based upon the quality of your scouting department. We have a good one. And have picked some good players. And yet, we've picked some stinkers, too. Gotta eliminate the stinker picks.
Like I said we were 7-0 when we ran it more than passing. 10-1 with only Rivers going pass happy trying to match Big Ben accounting for the only loss when he was under 60% pass to run ratio. Our recipe for success was right there in the numbers. Why couldn't Rivers recognize it? He can't beat good teams throwing it more than running it anymore. If they run it back, I hope they paid attention because Rivers just can't carry a team against good teams anymore.
The extending plays and playing hero ball was more of my thinking. It's great entertainment, but eventually it catches up and injuries start to mount. I wince every time Lamar or Patrick or Deshaun start to scramble. The injuries this weekend could be considered freak accidents, especially with Lamar. But I'm also not so sure...