bada wrote: TMC wrote:
bada wrote:in theory that sounds great but I am not sure how you put that into place. Opens up a lot of gray area..
For example, I draft DeAngelo Williams... later there is a report that he got hurt in camp and an MRI would be done in a day or so. The injury could be minor or it could be serious.... what do we do? Do we halt the draft until we know? If not, whoever drafts next would be able to draft Jonathan Stewart.
I just think it creates more confusion and trouble. We just all go in knowing the dangers of this type of draft format.
Nah, it would only apply if the injury is season-ending. And confirmed. If not, it creates LOTS of problems, as you say.
Works as a safe clause against the worst injuries, but only in that case. If it's minor or the guy can play at some point, or even if there's no certainty of how long the guy will be out, you keep the guy and try to get a replacement, if needed, after the draft.
The problem also is timing... what would be the official news source??? The news could come out first on some blog that nobody has seen yet and you make your pick, but then we see the report and it was made after the news broke... do you have to give your pick back because I should have been allowed my immediate pick?
I don't know, an option would be that the draft keeps going on as usual til the guy that has to replace the injured player provides a link to an official source (it'd be enough with a SI, ESPN, Yahoo or similar link that confirms the injury as season ending).
That way, you put the responsibility on the guy that suffers the injury. He's the one that has to stay in touch with what happens with his guys, and if he doesn't, he has nobody else to blame but him.
That also means there's no need to give back picks or anything. If he provides the link, he gets the pick at that very moment. If not, the draft keeps going on without changing anything.
Just an idea... but I'm sure there are more flaws I haven't thought of...