Lets put a grade on the trifecta... now only Jeff Ireland
I’m trying to be as objective as I can and review all of the personnel moves we made since the trifecta has arrived. I personally think these fall under the prevue of Ireland’s job but I’ll leave that for the discussion. In reviewing the moves there are tons so I’m only going to include the ones I think are notable. Also, I’m weighing moves based on guaranteed money or draft pick round. Call me out if I miss any. I used Wikipedia for my facts
A Signed Devon Bess
A Scooped up Chad pennington when he cane available.
B 1st pick Jake Long 3 time pro bowler. I know this is going to get some flack but we failed to get a QB when we had the chance.
D 2nd round Philip Merling is still on the team but never made an impact and is very low in the rotation
C 2nd round Chad Henne is a good backup QB in the NFL but never proved he could be a franchise QB
B 3rd round Kendall Lankford as solid a 3rd round pick as you can get
C Late round picks. Only Lex hiliard is on the team and with little impact
C Signed center Jake Grove
F Signed cornerback Eric Green
B Signed linebacker Jason Taylor
A Signed Cameron Wake
A 1st Vonte Davis solid 1st round pick
F 2ndPat White. Even if he was a good wildcat QB is he worth a 2nd
A 2ndSean Smith
F 3rd Pat Turner (everyone questioned this pick and they were right)
B Late round picks gave us Hartline, clemons and Gardner
A Signed linebacker Karlos Dansby (Finally stopped shopping off the clearance rack)
B Signed guard Richie Incognito solid guard
B Traded Brandon Marshall for 2 2nd round picks
D Traded wide receiver Ted Ginn for a fifth round. (While he never met expectations his contract was low)
B 1st Jared Odrick a solid role player on the line. There was too much depth here so he’s never really made a 1st round impact.
C 2nd Koa Missi a starter but not really an impact player.
C 3rd John Jerry.
B Late round picks include Nollan Carroll and Reshad Jones
B Signed Kevin Burnett
B Signed Matt Moore
A Traded for Reggie Bush
F Signed Mark Colombo
B Signed Jason Taylor
F Waived Allen to keep Sapp just to terminate Sapp and resign Allen and pay him for the whole year
B 1st Mike Pouncey (failed to address QB)
B 2nd Daniel Thomas
B Late round picks include Wilson, Clay and Gates
Using a normal grading scale A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0 the average is 2.4 a solid C