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Good Michael Vick Analysis

Curt Popejoy of Draft Board Insider writes an intelligent article today about the Rams quarterback situation, Michael Vick and how it relates to the draft.  It is a well-reasoned article about Michael Vick, which is sometimes hard to find.

If I may sum up his argument, Vick is not a stop-gab QB for the Rams.  He (with the addition of Suh) will add some wins for the Rams, but wins that put the team possibly outside of drafting range for the two top QBs in 2011, Ryan Mallett and Jake Locker.  Vick will make the Rams slightly better in the short term, but he won’t help the Rams get to the Super Bowl in the future.

A stop-gap does not work when there is no other end to the gap.  The Rams should not pick up Vick just to run down the clock, hoping a quarterback falls into their lap.  I hope the Rams have a plan, otherwise a veteran QB or Vick is not a stop-gab or a band-aid, they are a bridge to nowhere.

For me, the value right now is to find a buyer for that top pick, let someone go up and get Suh, slide back a couple of picks, and draft Clausen.

This would be absolutely ideal for the Rams to move back as they need more players, more picks and more flexibility.


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4 Responses to “Good Michael Vick Analysis”

  1. JonW says:

    except no one wants to trade up to take a first round pick which costs crazy amounts of money… it just does not make sense. Plus there is a chance that one of Colt McCoy or Jimmy Clausen will be there at 33. So why trade Su away?

    “You can call around and try to trade it,” Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said. “But at the end of the day you usually don’t get a phone call back.”

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d80fa1d95&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

  2. dom hayherst says:

    I think if they don’t get Vick they could go with tim tebow and back him up for one season.

  3. Dustin says:

    Curt Popejoy is a moron.

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