Since I'm a cheesehead (living in Chicago), I'll focus here primarily.
With the Brett Favre retirement talks now an annual event, I can always count on my friends who are Bears fans to laugh and tell my how the Packers will be crap once Brett is gone, and that they finally after all these years have a QB, their own version of Favre in Rex Grossman.
My only response was that with free agent QB turnover the way it is, that they'll plug the hole with someone, like Brees or Rivers. I wouldn't dare bring up Craig Nall or JT Sullivan as viable candidates.
Yesterday the Bears fans in the city of Chicago collectively groaned, and I ed.
•Their 2nd pick at FS/CB was far down the rankings for the position. I don't like Shermann, so I'll be watching that one.
•Getting a WR with the 3rd pick seems foolish given their holes at OL and D, but the guy looks like a good one that could stick and give the Packers incredible depth in that area. It also may be a contingency plan in case they lose a free agent next year.
•Those holes will be filled today, starting off today with picks 14, 24, 25 (rd4)& 42(rd5)
BEARS: Benson looks like the real deal, even though some liked Cadillac Williams more. The WR they got may not have been the best available, but should fill David Terrell's shoes easily. They should have traded A-Train to Arizona for a #2 yesterday, they might have bit.
VIKINGS: Great picks.
LIONS: Matt Moron took heat for taking M-Williams over other glaring needs, but it gives them great depth and an option NOW to trade one of them for a REAL QB, because eventually, you can't pay all 3 studs. Or maybe they should have grabbed Aaron.
PHILLY: steals a DE and picks up a potential 2nd WR option to Owens...or his temporary replacement
WASH: whatever...the Burnell move last year is still costing them
DAL: instantly stregthens a D. that was one of the top Ds 2 years ago.
SF: beefed up their OL. If they can land a castoff RB like Ricky Wil, Alexander, Henry, A Train or one of KC or Denver's guys, they could be started in the right direction.
SEA: busy busy off season. Where is their option for replacing Alexander?
DEN: Clarett is a good gamble, but I prefer the Sproles gamble better.
CIN: Wow! Solid D draft and a great addition to their WR corp.
SD: beefs up the D, with a little help from Dr. Juice
PITT: finally gets a TE, but they lost a lot of D to F/A
BAL. what a WR turn around, and 2 angrymen for OL and DL. A 6-8 330 OT ? ouch! If Boller can produce, and see over that guy.....If they had a legit QB, I'd fly to Vegas right now.
TENN: 2 WRs in Rd 3 ?
ARIZ: mostly D ?