As the NFL continues to chug through the lull created by the two-week delay in the draft, another dynamic is rearing its ugly head in some cites as the wait continues.
With more time than ever to ponder picks and an ever-increasing glut of opinions and analysis on the Internet and elsewhere, owners are getting more involved in the process.
Not that they’re telling football people what to do, but some (we’re told) are asking questions along the lines of, “What about this guy?” and “Why aren’t we higher on that guy?”
While the experts ultimately should be able to explain the reasoning to the non-expert who owns the team, the experts prefer not to have to deal with the extra questions and added stress that comes with having to consider what the boss may or may not want.
It’s one thing for a G.M. or a coach to have final say over the roster. It’s quite another to use it in a way that an owner may not prefer.