I'm happy we're not rushing these guys into action.
I guess you're happy being 8-8 then. The Saints dafted a LT in the 3rd round this year and he held his own against Trent Cole. He looks like a future star at LT, meanwhile none of our rookies did anything. I'm sorry, I have high expectations, without expectations, this is what we get...8-8.
Its not so much that I'm happy just that I view the draft a bit differently. We have been pretty awful for a decade & its not going to change with a draft or two. I think Ireland hasn't been good with his talent evaluations but the percentage of college players that pan out instantly can't be high either.
We had A TON of almost wins this year & I think with better coaching we could've had a fantastic record. But realistically I don't know if this team was good enough to be in the playoffs.
Heres the point, Philbin is now going into year 3 of undoing all the past mistakes & building his team the steady, deliberate way. I know we fell on our faces in the last two games but it doesn't mean I'm any where near the cliff, like so many others. I think with an aggressive OC we can win more next year.