Saints get punished – Jets get TebowedPosted: March 21, 2012
This is not draft news (though both play a role on the draft) but I felt I needed to address both of these issues. First of all, I completely and 100% agree with Godell’s punishment for the Saints. I play football and it is not okay for multiple coaches and a GM to pay their players money to injure opposing players. I know football is a violent game but it is simply unnaceptable to give players bonuses for hurting people. How does this news affect the draft? Well, as part of the punishment, the Saints lost their 2012 and 2013 2nd round draft picks. Now, the Saints don’t have a pick in this year’s draft until the 3rd round. For a team with multiple flaws on the defensive side of the ball (LB, DT, CB) they will now be looking towards middle of the road players to fill that need. They will now have to look at Free Agency to fill those needs.
In other major NFL news, the Jets gave up a 4th and 6th round pick in this years draft to land a backup QB in Tim Tebow. The Jets have numerous needs (WR, RT, FS, SS, HB, RG) and now lack two draft picks that could have helped fill those needs. And all to land a backup QB when they already had two other QBs on the roster? This move screams of a PR move to try and fix the image of the Jets organization. Ultimately, I feel that Denver robbed the Jets and for a cap strapped team like the Jets, this move will greatly effect next years team. A 4th round pick on a guard like Lonnie Edwards or a WR like Dwight Jones would have helped this team a lot more than Tim Tebow will. The Broncos won on this deal big time.