Mock Draft Round 2 (Roid Rage)

What a fun night, unless of course you’re a Giants fan. Y’all just got Gettleman’d. It wasn’t a complete waste, check out Giant Superfan Ginger King’s Final Mock, he killed it! Nostradamus level shit right there.  And if you were following along to the Big Red Sports Machine Draft Day Drinking Game, how could you not have fun?! Fireworks are sure to ensue tonight. Here’s my stab at the mayhem….

You work out, bro?

FINAL Mock Draft (Ginger King)

Round 1 TeamPick
1Arizona CardinalsKyler Murray (Oklahoma)QB
2San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU)DE
3New York JetsQuinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
4Oakland RaidersDevin White (LSU) LB
5Tampa Bay BucsJosh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
6New York Giants Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
7Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida)OL
8Detroit LionsT.J. Hockenson (Iowa) TE
9Buffalo BillsJonah Williams (Alabama)OL
10Denver BroncosDrew Lock (Missouri)QB
11Cincinnati BengalsBrian Burns (Florida St.) EDGE
12Green Bay PackersAndre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
13Miami DolphinsChristian Wilkins (Clemson) DE
14Atlanta FalconsDevin Bush (Michigan) DL
15Washington 
Redskins
Dwayne Haskins (Ohio St.) QB
16Carolina PanthersMontez Sweat (Miss State) EDGE
17New York GiantsDaniel Jones (Duke)QB
18Minnesota VikingsGarrett Bradbury (N.C. State) OL
19Tennessee TitansCody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
20Pittsburgh SteelersGreedy Williams (LSU) CB
21Seattle SeahawksRashaan Gary (Michigan) DE
22Baltimore RavensClelin Ferrell (Clemson) DE
23Houston TexansErik McCoy (Texas A&M)OL
24Oakland RaidersJosh Jacobs (Alabama)RB
25Philadelphia EaglesMarquise Brown
(Oklahoma)
WR
26Indianapolis ColtsDexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
27Oakland RaidersNoah Fant (Iowa) TE
28L.A. ChargersRock Ya-Sin (Temple)CB
29Seattle SeahawksByron Murphy
(Washington)
CB
30Green Bay PackersJonathon Abram
(Miss St.)
S
31L.A. RamsChris Lindstrom
(Boston College)
OL
32New England 
Patriots
N’Keal Harry (Arizona St.)WR

Final Analysis: Our final mock before the big event. There’s some late banter that Arizona will not take Murray, but I think they have to at this point, especially after the hype video they released last week for the upcoming season where Rosen was included. Unless Rosen has been in on the ruse this whole time, which would make this the Greatest. Smokescreen. Ever. It’s a good thing there will be no cameras on Rosen tonight, because it’s going to be awkward AF – I’m talking Aaron Rodgers green room awkward – once the Cardinals take Murray. Good luck trying to get a first for Rosen, Arizona.

One name that keeps rising is T.J. Hockenson, the do-it-all Tight End from Iowa. There’s rumors a few teams in the Top 10 are enamored with him, including Jacksonville, Detroit, and Buffalo. He would also make a ton of sense in Green Bay. If Detroit gets a little scared about Montez Sweat’s heart condition, they could pull a little bit of a shocker and grab T.J. at 8.

Speaking of Bills Mafia, I think they’re going to do something different for a change and not reach for a need position [cough, J.P. Losman, cough, E.J. Manuel, cough, Leodis McKelvin] and instead let talent be the driver. That would be Jonah Williams, whom I think is the best offensive lineman in the Draft, and also happens to fill a need for Buffalo. The Bills need to protect Josh Allen, on the field and on Twitter. Jonah can at least help with one of those things.

Regarding New York’s real team, I think the Giants will end tonight with a new quarterback on their roster, and I think that quarterback will be Daniel Jones or Josh Rosen. Ideally, the Giants would use both their first round picks on defense (which was and still is their biggest weakness), and then try to get back into the First Round and take Jones (or trade their second round pick for Rosen). But that may be too much of a gamble for the G-Men to take, especially with rumblings that teams ahead of them, like Washington, have Jones on their radar. The Giants would rush the podium if Ed Oliver is still there at 6. Aaron Donald 2.0.

Also, get ready for a bunch of trades tonight. I think there’s some teams that would love to drop back a few spots and collect some additional picks. Don’t be surprised if a team like Washington makes a move to the Top 10 to grab a qb, to get ahead of teams like Denver and Cincy that may be looking at signal callers.

Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride tonight!

Final Mock Draft (Roid Rage)

Round 1 Team Pick
1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU) EDGE
3 New York Jets Quinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
4 Oakland Raiders Devin White (LSU) LB
5 Tampa Bay Bucs Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
6 New York Giants Josh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
8 Detroit Lions Devin Bush (Michigan) LB
9 Buffalo Bills Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL
10 Denver Broncos T.J. Hockenson (Iowa) TE
11 Cincinnati Bengals Dwayne Haskins (OSU) QB
12 Green Bay Packers Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) WR
13 Miami Dolphins Christian Wilkins
(Clemson)
DL
14 Atlanta Falcons Montez Sweat (Miss St.) EDGE
15 Washington Redskins D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR
16 Carolina Panthers Brian Burns (FSU) EDGE
17 New York Giants Daniel Jones (Duke)
QB
18 Minnesota Vikings Andre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
19 Tennessee Titans Rashan Gary (Michigan) EDGE
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Rock Ya-Sin (Temple) CB
21 Seattle Seahawks Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) EDGE
22 Baltimore Ravens Garrett Bradbury (NC State) OL
23 Houston Texans Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
24 Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB
25 Philadelphia Eagles Chris Lindstrom (BC) OL
26 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) DL
27 Oakland Raiders Byron Murphy (Washington) CB
28 L.A. Chargers Hakeem Butler (Iowa St) WR
29 Seattle Seahawks Juan Thorngood (Virginia) S
30 Green Bay Packers Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida) S
31 L.A. Rams Dexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
32 New England
Patriots
Chase Winovich (Michigan) EDGE

BRSM’s Draft Day Drinking Game (2019 ed.)

Cheers!

Can’t make it to The Machine’s Draft Day Party?  Well, that sucks for you.  But have no fear…we got your back.  “How can I make the Draft better?”, you ask yourself in amazement.  By playing The Big Red Sports Machine’s Draft Day Drinking Game.  It’s fun, it’s easy, guaranteed to impress the ladies, and you can play at home or at your favorite watering hole.  Here are the rules:

1. Draft catchphrases.  There are certain phrases you only hear during the Draft.  Why?  We don’t know, but we love them.  For this reason alone, we give ESPN the slight lean over the NFL Network for your Draft Day coverage.  That, and, Kiper.  Duh, winning!

The following phrases are worth a shot of beer:

  • Raw talent
  • Off-the-field issues
  • Live arm
  • High motor
  • Straight line speed
  • Great Value/Upside
  • Dual threat
  • System quarterback
  • Pocket presence
  • Plays in the box (hey oh!)
  • Best player available
  • Intangibles or Measurables
  • War Room
  • New Regime
  • Edge Rusher
  • Gets to the Second Level
  • Quick feet
  • Plays in Space

New for 2019:

  • Silky hips
  • Thick frame
  • Backside protector (hey oh!)

2.  Videos/references.  Each of these are beer-finishing worthy:

  • Reference to Mel’s hair
  • Player on-stage photo-op with family/entourage of 15+
  • First shot of Drew Rosenhaus in his newest client’s living room
  • First player to cry when their name is called
  • Reference to when Tom Brady was drafted (we’ll also accept Brady’s Combine picture)
  • Reference to Aaron Rodgers draft day slide
  • Video of Brady Quinn in the green room
  • Video of Bill Tobin’s infamous “who the hell is Mel Kiper?” interview during the ’94 Draft
  • And this:

3.  On the Clock Chug.  When your team is on the clock, you have to finish a full beer before the pick is called.  Note:  if your team trades down, they’re on the clock twice, meaning two full beers.  Cowboy up, it’s the Draft!

Basically, if it doesn’t look like this, you’re doing it wrong…..

Beer Chug

Or this:

Beer Chug 2
Party with The Machine!

BRSM Exclusive: NFL Draft Prospect – Tyler Swart, QB, Missouri S&T

Scouting Profile:
Tyler Swart – QB, Missouri S&T Miners
6’4″, 260 lbs
Great Lakes Valley Conference

2018 Stats:  212/331, 2,936 yards, 29 tds, 10 ints
2018 Record:  10-2 (Mineral Water Bowl Champions)
Bowl Game Stats:  13/22, 212 yards, 4 tds, 0 ints, 1 rushing td
School Records: Attempts, Completions, Completion %, Yards, and Touchdowns

Tyler Swart’s been chasing the dream of playing professional football for a long time.  His family moved from New York to Texas (a/k/a the Mecca of High School Football) when Tyler was in high school in order to give him a better opportunity. And the move paid off. After a prolific career at Division II Missouri Science & Tech, where he set several school passing records, and which culminated in a convincing 51-16 win in the Mineral Water Bowl over Minnesota State-Moorhead, Tyler is keeping the dream alive, and working to get to the next level.  But first, he faces his biggest challenge yet:  an interview with the Big Red Sports Machine.  We fired up the Big Red Sports Machine conference call to talk with Tyler about his career and what lies ahead.

Tyler, congrats on an amazing collegiate career.  Talk to us a little about your journey.

Thank you.  I loved it, and wouldn’t change a thing.  I felt that, me personally and as a team, we fought through a lot of adversity.  When I first came to Missouri S&T, the coach that originally recruited me left, and a new coaching staff came in.  I had to work to gain their trust and confidence, which was an unexpected challenge for me and my teammates.  But I enjoyed every minute of it.

What made you pick Missouri S&T?

I had offers from a few schools, some DI and DII programs, but my other passion besides football is engineering, specifically petroleum engineering, and I wanted to find a school that could further both my playing and academic needs, and Missouri S&T was the perfect fit. 

Who would you say your game compares to at the pro level?

Probably Big Ben.  He’s a big guy, but has shown himself to be mobile when needed, very durable and dependable.  I’m kind of built like him—my teammates call me Big Swart—and I’ve watched a lot of tape of him and tried to model my game after him, everything from his footwork to his arm mechanics. 

What are you up to now?

Well, I graduated this past December (with a BA in Petroleum Engineering, minor in Geology), and since then I’m still in Missouri, working out with the team and helping to prepare myself and other teammates to get a shot at the next level.

What’s been the interest level so far?

I was invited to an NFL pro day in Kansas City back in March.  That experience was incredible.  This weekend, I’ll be at a pro day for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL.  There’s also some potential in the Arena League and in Europe. 

Basically, you want to keep that dream alive?

Absolutely.  I would love to play in the NFL, but really I just want any opportunity to play and show that I can contribute at a professional level. 

Best of luck to you Tyler.  If you ever want to make zero dollars, you can come work for the Big Red Sports Machine.

[Laughs]  Thanks, guys.  But I think I’ll stick with football and Petroleum Engineering. 

Let’s go to the Tape:

We’ve watched some tape on Tyler, and are impressed.  There are shades of Big Ben in his game.  He’s got good pocket awareness, anticipates the rush, moves well, throws well on the run, and when he sets his feet and has time, can rocket the ball down the field.  Tyler’s favorite throw is the 15-yard out, and it shows on film.  Check out the highlights at 40 seconds and 1:50…those are pro level plays. Tyler’s challenge will be getting the opportunity.  There are surprising number of DII players in the NFL…82 suited up last year, led by Malcolm Butler (West Alabama) and Adam Thielen (Minnesota State).  Of the 82, though, 0 were quarterbacks.  However, the Eagles just signed former DII (and AAF) quarterback Luis Perez last week, which, as Tyler noted, gives hope that the dream is still alive. 

Mock Draft 4.0 (Ginger King)

Round 1 Team Pick
1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU) DE
3 New York Jets Josh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
4 Oakland Raiders Devin White (LSU) LB
5 Tampa Bay Bucs Montez Sweat (Miss State) EDGE
6 New York Giants Quinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
8 Detroit Lions Rashaan Gary (Michigan) DE
9 Buffalo Bills Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
10 Denver Broncos Drew Lock (Missouri) QB
11 Cincinnati Bengals Dwayne Haskins (Ohio St.) QB
12 Green Bay Packers TJ Hockenson (Iowa) TE
13 Miami Dolphins Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) DE
14 Atlanta Falcons Christian Wilkins (Clemson) DL
15 Washington
Redskins
D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR
16 Carolina Panthers Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL
17 New York Giants Brian Burns (FSU) EDGE
18 Minnesota Vikings Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
19 Tennessee Titans Andre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
20 Pittsburgh Steelers AJ Brown (Ole Miss) WR
21 Seattle Seahawks Byron Murphy
(Washington)
CB
22 Baltimore Ravens Devin Bush (Michigan) LB
23 Houston Texans Chris Lindstrom
(Boston College)
OL
24 Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB
25 Philadelphia Eagles Marquise Brown
(Oklahoma)
WR
26 Indianapolis Colts Greedy Williams (LSU) CB
27 Oakland Raiders Dexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
28 L.A. Chargers Daniel Jones (Duke) QB
29 Kansas City Chiefs Parrish Campbell
(Ohio St.)
WR
30 Green Bay Packers Jonathon Abram
(Miss St.)
S
31 L.A. Rams Jeffrey Simmons
(Miss St.)
DL
32 New England
Patriots
Noah Fant (Iowa) TE

Mock Draft 2.0 (Roid Rage)

Round 1 Team Pick
1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU) EDGE
3 New York Jets Quinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
4 Oakland Raiders Josh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
5 Tampa Bay Bucs Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
6 New York Giants Dwayne Haskins (Ohio St.) QB
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
8 Detroit Lions TJ Hockenson (Iowa) TE
9 Buffalo Bills Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL
10 Denver Broncos Devin White (LSU) LB
11 Cincinnati Bengals Devin Bush (Michigan) LB
12 Green Bay Packers Andre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
13 Miami Dolphins Christian Wilkins
(Clemson)
DL
14 Atlanta Falcons Montez Sweat (Miss St.) EDGE
15 Washington Redskins D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR
16 Carolina Panthers Byron Murphy
(Washington)
CB
17 New York Giants Rashan Gary (Michigan) EDGE
18 Minnesota Vikings Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
19 Tennessee Titans Brian Burns (FSU) EDGE
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) EDGE
21 Seattle Seahawks Garrett Bradbury (NC State)
OL
22 Baltimore Ravens Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) WR
23 Houston Texans Noah Fant (Iowa) TE
24 Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB
25 Philadelphia Eagles Greedy Williams (LSU) CB
26 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) DL
27 Oakland Raiders Drew Lock (Missouri) QB
28 L.A. Chargers N’Keal Harry (ASU) WR
29 Kansas City Chiefs Dalton Risner (Kansas State) OL
30 Green Bay Packers Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida) S
31 L.A. Rams Dexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
32 New England
Patriots
Chase Winovich (Michigan) EDGE

Mock Draft 3.0 (Ginger King)

We’re inside 3 weeks!  Time to get excited.  Also, it’s time to fully open the kimono.  Here’s our complete Round 1.    

Round 1 Team Pick
1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) QB
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa (OSU) DE
3 New York Jets Quinnen Williams
(Alabama)
DL
4 Oakland Raiders Josh Allen (Kentucky) EDGE
5 Tampa Bay Bucs Devin White (LSU) LB
6 New York Giants Rashaan Gary (Michigan) DE
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
8 Detroit Lions Montez Sweat (Miss St.) EDGE
9 Buffalo Bills Andre Dillard (Wash St.) OL
10 Denver Broncos Drew Lock (Missouri) DL
11 Cincinnati Bengals Dwayne Haskins (Ohio St.) QB
12 Green Bay Packers Ed Oliver (Houston) DL
13 Miami Dolphins Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) DL
14 Atlanta Falcons Christian Wilkins
(Clemson)
DL
15 Washington Redskins Greedy Williams (LSU) CB
16 Carolina Panthers Jonah Williams (Alabama) OL
17 New York Giants Daniel Jones (Duke) QB
18 Minnesota Vikings Cody Ford (Oklahoma) OL
19 Tennessee Titans TJ Hockenson (Iowa) TE
20 Pittsburgh Steelers D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) WR
21 Seattle Seahawks Byron Murphy
(Washington)
CB
22 Baltimore Ravens Devin Bush (Michigan) LB
23 Houston Texans Chris Lindstrom
(Boston College)
OL
24 Oakland Raiders Dexter Lawrence
(Clemson)
DL
25 Philadelphia Eagles Josh Jacobs (Alabama) RB
26 Indianapolis Colts Brian Burns (FSU) EDGE
27 Oakland Raiders Deandre Baker (Georgia) CB
28 L.A. Chargers Rock Ya-Sin (Temple) CB
29 Kansas City Chiefs Parrish Campbell (Ohio St.) WR
30 Green Bay Packers AJ Brown (Ole Miss) WR
31 L.A. Rams Jeffrey Simmons (Miss St.) DL
32 New England
Patriots
Noah Fant (Iowa) TE
You work out, bro?

Instant Analysis:  One of the hardest people to place in the draft is DK Metcalf.  DK absolutely owned the Combine (4.3 40!, 27 reps at 225!) and he also owns a lot of muscles (see above).  But does any fan base want him?  Despite the monstrous Combine, the tape is inconsistent.  Doesn’t create much separation, more straight line speed than football speed.  Also, his 1.6% body fat, while impressive, seems too low, and could make him too prone to injury.  Remember David Boston?  Notwithstanding, someone’s taking him in the first round, and he could go as high as 9 to the Bills, or 22 to the Ravens.  He makes a lot of sense to the Steelers at 19, who need to reload after losing their entire offense Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell.

Elsewhere, Oakland has 3 first round picks, and they use all three to re-tool their defense.  If they end up with Josh Allen, Dexter Lawrence and Deandre Baker, they’ll get three instant starters, and with the signing of Antonio Brown, trading Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper doesn’t look so crazy.  It’s like Chucky has a plan.

And New England gets a happy ending at the end of the first with Noah Fant, who will try to fill the Gronk void…until Gronk comes back mid-season. 

Mock Draft 1.0 (Roid Rage)

Mock Draft Szn! In less than 3 weeks this mock (and all of the others) will look sillier than Greg Schiano’s latest coaching stint with the Pats. Onto the (projected) madness…..

Round 1 TeamPlayer
1Arizona CardinalsKyler Murray (Oklahoma)QB
2San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa (OSU)DE
3New York Jets Josh Allen (Kentucky)
Edge
4Oakland RaidersQuinnen Williams (Alabama)DL
5Tamp Bay BucsDevin White (LSU)LB
6New York GiantsJawaan Taylor (Florida) OL
7Jacksonville JaguarsT.J. Hockenson (Iowa)TE
8Detroit LionsEd Oliver (Houston)DL
9Buffalo BillsMontez Sweat (Miss St)Edge
10Denver BroncosDwayne Haskins (OSU)QB
11Cincinnati BengalsRashan Gary (Michigan)Edge
12Green Bay PackersJohan Willliams (Alabama)OL
13Miami DolphinsDrew Lock (Missouri)QB
14Atlanta FalconsByron Murphy (Washington)CB
15Washington RedskinsGreedy Williams (LSU)CB
16Carolina PanthersD.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss)WR
17New York GiantsBrian Burns (FSU)Edge

Wait, so Kliff Kingsbury is calling the shots in Arizona now? The same Kliff Kingsbury that was fired by Texas Tech in November? The same Kliff Kingsbury whom was unable to turn college Patrick Mahomes into a household name?! You’re letting this douchebag call the shots? Good luck with that Arizona; we’ll be mocking you in the Top 5 for years to come.

Round 1 TeamPlayer
18Minnesota VikingsAndre Dillard (Wash St)OL
19Tennessee TitansChristian Wilkins (Clemson)DL
20
Pittsburgh SteelersDevin Bush (Michigan)
LB
21Seattle Seahawks
Noah Fant (Iowa)TE
22Baltimore RavensHakeem Butler (Iowa St)WR
23Houston TexansDalton Risner (Kansas St) OL
24Oakland RaidersClelin Ferrell (Clemson)Edge
25Philadelphia Eagles
Joshua Jacobs (Alabama)RB
26Indianapolis ColtsGarrett Bradbury (NC St)OL
27
Oakland RaidersAmani Oruwariye (Penn St)CB
28LA ChargersA.J. Brown (Ole Miss)WR
29Kansas City ChiefsCody Ford (Oklahoma)OL
30Green Bay PackersK’Neal Harry (Arizona St)WR
31LA RamsJeffrey Simmons (Miss St)DL
32New England Patriots
Chase Winovich (Michigan)Edge
Round 2
33Arizona Cardinals
Chris Lindstrom (BC)OL

Then again…

Good eye for talent.

Mock Draft 2.0 (Ginger King)

One week closer, time to update the Mock Draft.  Some new faces (and quarterbacks) in the Top 10.  Here’s the Top half of Round 1.

Round 1 TeamPlayer
1Arizona CardinalsKyler Murray (Oklahoma)QB
2San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa (OSU)DE
3New York JetsQuinnen Williams (Alabama)DL
4Oakland RaidersJosh Allen (Kentucky)Edge
5Tamp Bay BucsDevin White (LSU)LB
6New York GiantsRashaan Gary (Michigan)DE
7Jacksonville JaguarsJawaan Taylor (Florida)OL
8Detroit LionsChristian Wilkins (Clemson)DL
9Buffalo BillsAndre Dillard (Washington)OL
10Denver BroncosDrew Lock (Missouri)QB
11Cincinnati BengalsDevin Bush (Michigan)LB
12Green Bay PackersD.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss)WR
13Miami DolphinsDwayne Haskins (OSU)QB
14Atlanta FalconsEd Oliver (Houston)DL
15Washington RedskinsGreedy Williams (LSU)CB
16Carolina PanthersJonah Williams (Alabama)OL
17New York GiantsMontez Sweat (Miss St.)DE
Latest Mile High Savior.

Instant Analysis:  A new quarterback cracks the Top 10.  Drew Lock is climbing up the draft boards, and some people think he’ll leapfrog Dwayne Haskins.  He seems to be a good fit for Denver, and Elway is high on him…although he was also high on Brock Osweiler…and Paxton Lynch…and Trevor Siemian…and Case Keenum.  Wait, are you saying former players make for lousy front office executives?  Yes, I am.