Post by Mudslingers on Apr 20, 2008 9:08:51 GMT -5
I aggree, i just think its a ploy so people with no picks in the first 5 rounds of the draft can get more players for there stacked teams, i think if you vote yes or no you should state why you aggree or disagree. Its just my opion.
I originally voted no, but I actually like Chicken's idea of reducing the protected players (non rookie) from 5 to 4, and then forcing at least 1 rookie protected. The fewer the non-rookie protected, the more competitive the league is. It places a higher emphasis on the draft as well. And by protecting 1 rookie, it forces owners to use a little intuition and strategy. Teams will be required to either take a chance on a future superstar (e.g. Calvin Johnson) or take a less risky approach by protecting a player with less upside but decent stats in rookie year (e.g. someone like James Jones).
Thus, I don't think the commish should drop this agenda yet. I would break it down into 3 seperate changes as follows. 1) Whether we should continue with 5 protected vs 4 non-rookie and 1 rookie protected; 2) whether their should be 1 draft vs 2 drafts with 1 for rookie in May and the other for non-rookie in August; and 3) if we protect 1 (or 2) rookie(s), how do we assign GUR to those players.
At this point, I would recommend proceeding with more discussion and input on how this could work. We can try to reach some consensus than take a final vote on the matter later.
I think the vote was taken prematurely because their was no discussion on the matter and their was not enough interpretation on how it would be implemented.
I also agree with Chicken that any changes not be implemented until the 2009 offseason.
Post by Mudslingers on Apr 21, 2008 14:57:43 GMT -5
I like the idea, but i made trades for the old rules, but i think it could work. I would make the GURs for the round there taken, if you have the first pick its GUR 1 second pick GUR 2 and so on till 12. Then the second round all of them GUR 16. Before the veteran draft if you dont want your pick you can drop the player and he can be drafted in the veteran draft. The first pick in the rookie draft is always a stud so GUR 1 is were it should be, and the next best player is GUR 2. What do you think. Plus you keep your two rookies the year there drafted, the GURs kick in the second year.