Re: 10 years of playoff losses - have Pats become Colts??
posted at 12/15/2013 10:14 AM EST
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.