"Ask Vic" will publish on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the NFL draft.
Kelvin from Kenilworth, UK
Vic, where does Tony think the drop off from elite talent is in round one?
He said there's a cliff at about pick 22.
Keith from Racine, WI
I was just wondering if you have any idea why the Packers consistently fail to stop the run. It really irks me. It has been their Achilles heel since Rodgers started playing, maybe before. It seems odd, with the amount of players that have come and gone, and coaches, too. What's the deaI?
They haven't drafted well for defense. We've talked about this ad nauseam. Drafting at the bottom of the order is an explanation, but I think there's more. Ted Thompson seemed to have a great feel for offense, but not for defense. Rodgers, Jennings, James Jones, Finley, Sitton, Lang, Nelson, Cobb, Adams, Lacy, Bakhtiari, Linsley, Aaron Jones were great picks, and there have been even more on offense. Defense is littered with busts. When something plays out as consistently as that trend did, I think it's fair to label it a track record. Not passing on Rodgers and passing on T.J. Watt are the symbols for Thompson's track record: great on offense, bad on defense.
Sean from Longmont, CO
What attributes will make David Tepper a dynamic owner?
He's a self-made man, similar to Mark Cuban's background. Tepper grew up in a gritty inner-city Pittsburgh neighborhood. He worked his way through Pitt and then did his graduate work at Carnegie Mellon, to whom he would later donate $67 million and see the school name its school of business after him. Tepper will be a dynamic owner because he's a dynamic person.
Mike from St. Johns, FL
Vic, we had a great run with the "Ask Vic" golf tournament for years in North Florida and then in South Georgia. Let's crank it back up.
Memories make us rich.
Jack from Jacksonville, FL
Nick Foles agreed to restructure his contract so he could be traded. Does the move the Bears made seem more reasonable now?
No. They lowered the cap hit but $21 million remains fully guaranteed. I hear a train whistle in the distance. GMs who think in terms of cap hit and try to ignore the reality of real money are just fooling themselves and their owners, and I'll never understand why fans and media celebrate this kind of behavior. Eventually, the car is going to stall on the tracks.
Mark from Saukville, WI
Lots of fun to see you on screen again! Nice touch with the blurry background.
The picture on the wall behind me is of Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on Sept. 3, 1995, the day of the Jaguars' inaugural game.
Mitch from Winston, GA
GM Vic is on the clock with pick 30. The top three defensive players he covets are available, a DL, ILB and CB. All can shed blocks and don't shy away from confrontation. Your pick?
The one who doesn't like his mother.
Jim from Monroe, WI
Vic, the Packers of the '60's, then the Steelers, 49ers and Cowboys in the next decades. I wonder what made them win. Were the players just that much better than other teams'?
Jimmy from Vero Beach, FL
I wanted your opinion on compensatory draft picks. I feel they fly in the face of Bert Bell's inverse-order draft. Good teams are able to let free agents go, while struggling franchises pay outrageous amounts in an attempt to reverse their fortunes.
The owners wanted a system for compensating teams for losing players they had identified and developed, and the players would not accept a system that would discourage teams from signing free agents. This system serves both purposes. Plus, it doesn't disturb the talent flow in the important early rounds. I think it works.
Ben from Alameda, CA
If the NFL season is canceled and you could choose one single season to televise instead, which do you choose?
I think it varies according to the teams. Packers fans might want to see the '96 or 2010 seasons. Jaguars fans would probably opt for 1996. Steelers fans might go for 2008, though I'd like to see 2015 just so I could watch that playoff game in Cincinnati again. It's a cool idea. Let each market pick a season and then show it. I like it!
Jake from Chippewa Falls, WI
Vic, can you share your thoughts on where Drew Brees fits in with the all-time greats?
Right next to Aaron Rodgers.
Craig from Cedarburg, WI
My immediate family is taking the stay-at-home orders seriously, but I have loved ones acting irresponsibly. How would you convey your concern?
I'd lock the door.