Re: 10 years of playoff losses - have Pats become Colts??
posted at 12/15/2013 1:02 PM EST
In response to zeitgeist49's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
You can blame luck, you can blame injuries and rusty can can blame Brady, but when you draft...Cunningham, Brace, Butler, Chung, Merriweather, Hightower, Tavon Wilson, Maroney...relatively high it hurts you. And then when you take risks on injury prone players relatively high like...Vollmer, Gronk, Hernandez, and they aren't there heading into the playoffs...guess what? It hurts.
Then when you sign guys like...Gallery, Fred Taylor, Holt, Gaffney, Stallworth, Anthony Gonzalez, Ocho Cinco, Haynesworth, Shaun Ellis, Joseph Addai, Jonathan Fennene, Leigh Bodden, Schiancoe, Fells, Ballard, Gregory, Adrian Wilson, Lloyd...and there are at least 15 others. Then you want to give Arrington 4 million per? How about giving Nink 5? And then watching him do next to nothing for most of a season. How's the brilliant signing of Talib going? Guy has a bad hip this year...had one last year...had one the year before...and the year before that...he came out of the womb with a bad hip. Feel good trading Seymore for Solder when he was in his prime? Solder has almost gotten Brady killed 5 times already (once before the season even started....remember the helicoptors flying over Foxboro in June? That was because of Solder).
There is not a single GM in football that would still have a job after all this^^^. And never mind the fact that he gave 95 million to five tightends over the last two years who aren't on the game day roster. There was not a team in football who had more draft choices over the last five years than us - we got those by trading back, back and back in those drafts...pushing the present into the future. Then we walk into the last three off seasons with 20-28 million to spend and end up with Steven Gregory, a bad hip Talib and Svitek. Not good enough...nowhere near it.
Insightful, informative post, as usual. You just pancaked the BB apologists, as there is no refuting the numerous blunders BB has made as GM. Without TB and BB the HC, BB the GM, would have been fired long ago.
And here's the thing, I'll take BB the GM because it means I'll get to keep BB the coach...I'll take that, but I won't run around saying he's the best GM. Jeff Ireland drafted a guy in the third round last year that has 11 sacks right now...that make him the best GM? Hell no! The Bears signed a TE this off season to a 5 year 25 million dollar contract - the guy has been a top 3 tightend all year - that make Phil Emery the best GM? No, it doesn't.
It's not the GM, it's the coach and the quarterback. These GMs look like geniuses one year and fools the next...look at Pioli, that guy thought he crapped ice cream Sundays for 5 years, then look what happens when he didn't have a QB or coach. Garbage. The GM we have here has the best coach and quarterback in football working for him, it helps. Now did he draft Brady? As much debate that there's been on that it really doesn't matter because someone took a skinny legged quarterback and turned him into something special...coaching did that. I'll take BB the coach, thank you, but I'm not thrilled of the results over the last half decade from our GM.