Nobody is saying anything differently. But he has to be the right guy. If college graduation or declaration doesn't produce that this year, you move on to a right guy at another position. I would think a right guy at one of three positions; WR, OT, or DT would be on the board.
Flacco only won 1 SB. Eli and his team won 2 SB's and he was MVP in both. He and his teams beat the Patriots twice on top of it. He and his team beat the undefeated Patriots in 2007 which was a history changer. Eli belongs and how this is even a debate is puzzling. As a starter he was 117-117 which is .500 but his playoff record was 8-4 which is top notch. By the way his stats all-time are almost identical to Big Ben's as well.
I can buy maybe he shouldn't be 1st ballot but I have him 2nd ballot. If Joe Namath is in the HOFame then Eli definitely belongs. Have you seen Namath's record and stats? He only won 1 SB as well.
Well, you never heard me trash JB. I personally still think that most on the board here will be sorely disappointed with how little we do to replace Brissett this year. The 2nd tier of QB in this draft is pretty crappy, and Love is fool’s gold IMO. Even as they were praising Love’s arm talent and athleticism at SB practices, Walterfootball called his lack of field vision a fatal weakness and indicated it wouldn’t be an easy fix. I really think that we build the lines, draft a 3rd tier QB with sleeper potential (Gordon, please), and try to run a running O with a QB that doesn’t make mistakes (unlike Love’s nearly 1:1 TD to Int ratio). Ballard probably likes JB in that kind of role, and he’ll hope Brissett looks more like his first 7 games...