Just the Post and the Times, though, as I think we're pretty well covered with the Bloggers recap.
First, zee Post:
The good news is that Joe Gibbs at least professes to want all of 2008 draft picks, though I'll believe it when I see it:
Bam, emphasis mine:
On decision making, and who is included:
"The three of us normally at the end of it try and come up with a final game plan for the draft," Gibbs said.
Two bold pronouncements:
Finally, check out this list of Franchise Tag players the Redskins could pursue:
The Times has the floor for the Redskins #6 impact pick philosophy, which they spoke about at length:
"We're looking for a perennial Pro Bowl player, a dominating player," he said during the Redskins' predraft press conference, which included coach Joe Gibbs and vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato...
The Redskins' two primary needs are a pass-rushing defensive end and a defensive tackle, and there will be several players available who could pay immediate dividends.
But when asked whether the team will draft for need or the best player available at No. 6, Cerrato curiously said the latter. It is hard to fathom the Redskins taking Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson or Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn should they fall. The common sense selection would be Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye. LSU safety LaRon Landry is also gaining momentum.
"When you're picking sixth, the biggest thing you don't want to do is draft for need," Cerrato said. "What you want to get at that pick is an impact guy, no matter the position. To take somebody of need that may go 15th or 18th instead of sixth is not smart."
This muddies the water significantly, as we really have no idea who the Redskins are talking about. Is this a commitment to LaRon Landry? Does it mean we won't be drafting a Defensive End (as that's the implied stretch, in my opinion)? And would this necessarily include Amobi Okoye, who definitely could fall below the #6 pick but not by much? Clearly this explains why they would covet Calvin Johnson, who is the quintessential Best Player Available but not at all one we need.
As I've said elsewhere, not much about the briefing encouraged me, though maybe I have just become far too accustomed to disappointment. Reader(s), what's the good news here?