I know we could blame coach-killer Jermaine Gresham's two drops in the play off loss, but are the Bengals having second thoughts passing on Kapernick? Grad could have guided the team two years, and likely would have take them further. Can you dispute that? They needed a guy now! Like when the Reds passed on Derek Jeter, and took the great Chad Mottola. Chief Bender blew a gasket in the Jim Bowden led war room, it was STUPID, a guy who makes Mike Brown look like Bobby Beatherd. It was indeed SHORT-SIGHTED. A QB at 21 is cheap for four years anyway. He has a year to learn, and 'Cuse guys are very smart usually, Donovan McNabb possibly being an exception. And while the philosophy is now much better, Marvin is still a bargain hunter, and I like that. Over paying gets you no where, as Marvin says, are these free agents worth twice the money a day after free agency? It's a buyers' market. The elite passer rusher teams spend ten million for opens the door for a Thomas Howard or Manny Lawson. effective players for a third the money, effective stop gaps until a longer term solution can be had. See Terrance Newman. I like the course they are taking. Nassib's stock is rising. He might be a good value at 21, with CBS draft scout having him at 36, five weeks out. All the pass rushers left will have flaws. The one corner, Trufant, would be nice, especially if PacNews sign elsewhere, and you are set at corner for years, even freeing up Hall to shift inside, although the way he plays corner not to mention, do you play two safeties 13 large, at a position where you can find good players even on the street, Chris Crocker can still play, Iloka can be handled as a "wait and see" case. A big man with some very good 40 times.Tony Dye, if healthy. Maybe the Florida SS Elam, but other options are available, like I think an Alabama safety who looks intriguing. Zeitler at RT and the Notre Dame center at guard, Dan Knapp has Geno Atkins type strength, a promising prospect, higher ceiling than Nate Livings certainly, maybe gambling with the second two on Eddie Lacy, as he may slide. That former Rutgers power back wearing number 32, ok, a 4.6 guy, but Pete Johnson was a 4.9 guy, and the kid is explosive, and quick. And BIG. Not gonna use him in track meets, but fast twitch with good acceleration are gone before anyone can catch them from behind, especially if they break free with the box stacked and everyone on the ground. As Larry King would say, your thoughts?