Is it just me, or did it sound like there were a lot of boos when they announced Stafford at the draft? He's already off to a great start.
OT - Stafford booed?
Almost everyone gets booed at the Draft.
I don't think they were booing him so much as they were booing the pick. I think most fans realize this could end up the same as the last few QBs they've wasted picks on if they don't get some guys to protect him, and work on the defensive side of the ball.
Why he would want to tie himself to the Lions franchise is a mystery. He's going to regret it.
You understand the difference between being drafted by a team and "choosing" to play specifically for that team, right? Short of pulling an Eli Manning, he has no say in this.
You're forgetting that he went out and lobbied to be the first pick overall. Regardless of whether he was doing that just because he wanted first pick money or not, he still went out and said "I want to be on the Lions."
41 millon reasons
Picking Andre Smith is a dumber move than the Lions picking Stafford. They're going to have to develop a custom-made bra for his man-boobs.
Lions need work. There offensive line needs to be fixed before they worry about a damn QB. Also what about the Defense? This was a lousy pick because there is going to be better QB picks next year. Same ol Lions.
Who are the "better QB picks next year"? Stafford/Sanchez are much better than anything coming out next year (that's why they came out early and were top 5 picks). McCoy, Bradford, and Tebow are going to do absolutely nothing in the pros (probably won't be high picks either). Is there somebody else I'm missing that is coming out next year?
My bad I meant in two years. TYPE-O
Bradford and McCoy might do well (Bradford could stay for his fifth year... but I doubt it.)
What makes you think that Bradford won't do anything in the pros? How about you support your claims? There are quite a few people here who believe he's a top 5 pick.
So-so arm strength, not very strong (tall but not big), not mobile, yet to impress against a good defense, OU track record (What NFL qb's have they produced?), average mechanics, etc. He's OK (maybe a Chris Simms type guy in the pros) but his numbers/success are largely the result of playing against largely inferior competition (the talent gap between OU/UT and the rest of the BigXII is enormous) with tons of time to operate behind a dominating o-line.
There are maybe 5 Lions fans there. Not sure you can attribute the boos to anything in particular.
I gotta think that the guys that attend the draft in person have to give the National Convention of DBags a run for their money.
...Ed Werder just announced the Broncos' pick at 18 minutes before Goodell announced it. What possible benefit does either the NFL or ESPN get by ruining the moment of Goodell's announcement?
ESPN's coverage has been awful today.
Well maybe they'll fix the offensive line and defensive with their next pick.... oh... crap... nevermind.
I think the audience is about 95% Jets fans. So they boo everyone except for when they cheer (some of the time) the Jets picks.
Why is it 95% Jets fans though? What about the Giants fans?
I think they were booing anyone who was gonna take a QB before we could, since we needed one so bad. After the Stafford pick the fans cheered for the other picks. Mark Sanchez is gonna be a champ btw, Jets just need another target for him.
I didn't watch the draft at all, but I thought historically the Jets fans boo every pick by non-Jets teams.
Then they also boo about half of the Jets picks...
So I guess you would have advised John Elway to agree to be drafted by the Colts in 1983, who were one of the very worst teams in the league at the time. That would have worked out swell for Elway.