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The combine is barely in the rear view, Peyton Manning is on his way outta Indy, free agency begins in less than a week, and we’re under two months away from the NFL draft. It’s a fantastically hectic time in the football calendar, rich with speculation and prognostication.
We, and I use the word “we” in the most comprehensive sense, will begin (if we have not already) to formulate the best plan of attack on how to fill the needs of our respective teams, and we will turn to the pros – the guys with access to all the numbers and all the tapes – to bolster our assertions as we gluttonously dine at the trough of information and programming.
And along the way, we will conveniently forget that, though we possess much in the way of information, the game of roster building is very much a game of craps. For example, where's Brian Brohm these days? I think he just had a workout with New Orleans. But this much I know - he's not the starting the quarterback for your Green Bay Packers, or anybody:
Unitl guys hit the field, draft picks and free agents alike, you just never know. That doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it. In fact, I think that reality encourages discussion, makes it more fun. After all, as my buddy Brad who sent that video inquired, isn't everybody's guess as good as anybody's?
Thank goodness for YouTube, for you know ESPN torched that footage long ago.