Thursday, September 13, 2007

Prisco's whitewashing his past commentary

Pete Prisco is jumping on the Mario Williams bandwagon:
Take the flashy runner. Take the hometown quarterback. Take anybody but the defensive end...Casserly defied conventional thinking in taking Williams, and that led to an uproar around the league, and especially in Houston. He was vilified on the talk-show circuit. ...That might change now. And here's why: The Texans indeed picked the right player. And I'm not just saying that because Casserly is now writing for this website or works as an insider for The NFL Today on CBS.

I've been saying that all along.

Uh, yeah, right Pete. Like, for example, your draft grades?
Houston Texans - Worst pick: Mario Williams. They should have selected Reggie Bush.

It must be a columnist's prerogative, to ignore what you wrote before and pretend that what you're saying now is what you always said. Lovely.

Now, I, on the other hand, was the one person, beyond Charley Casserly, who did NOT think that Reggie Bush was the right choice:
All indications are that the Houston Texans are going to start by making Reggie Bush the number one pick. I think that's a mistake. It's not that I don't think Reggie Bush is a spectacular athlete, because he is. Or that I don't think he'll be an exciting and successful NFL player, because he will. But he won't have the biggest positive impact. I don't know which player that is, but it's probably a defensive lineman, an offensive lineman, or a quarterback. In my opinion. Bush will look spectacular, he'll make all of the ESPN highlight shows, and he'll go to the play-offs. If he's on a team with a good enough defense, offensive line and quarterback. I don't think a speed/finesse back is ever an essential building block, and I'd never draft one first overall.

Football Punditry score:
Lyford 1, Pete Prisco -1 (0 for the pick, plus he loses 1 for lying about it...)

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