In response to TrueChamp's comment:
In response to msteven's comment:
It would be interesting to look at the other 31 teams in the league during these same 7 years. How many have had any better success than the Patriots. Every team has some hits and some misses. Most kids coming out of college have strengths and weaknesses. The NFL is bigger, faster, and stronger than the college ranks. Many first rounders never make it in the nfl. Vollmer was thought to be a reach when BB picked him. Many would take him in an earlier round if the draft was done over. Jones, Mayo, Dennard, Vereen, Ryan, Allen, etc. make up a fine groups of selections and UDFA's. If fans think that BB does not draft well, please go root for Oakland, San diego, Dallas, Washington, etc. They usually have a high draft pick and do so well at selecting players.
None of them had more succes, and none of them had as many draft picks. BB loads up on more picks, which means that more guys will not flourish on the team, because they had less of a chance by being drafted into more competition. If we have 8 or 9 draft picks a year on a roster that competes for SB's every year( not the Raiders) then it will be more difficult for guys to stick, as they are fighting for a spot against guys who are already playing on a championship team.
But guys who want to try and tesr down what Bill Belichick has built in N.E will not let that facy slow them down. Bb sucks! Lol
Oh yes, That makes perfect sense. Let's just trade back and back and back to accumulate a bunch of players that we don't need, will never contribute, and will be thrown in the trash, promptly, along with the cost of drafting them..
Here's a novel idea, Why not pick talent. You know, someone that may actually contribute for the duration of their contract and beyond..
Do you think we would be starting 9 rookies right now, if any of these bust had stuck?
UGH Doesn't look very hard to break the roster to me. They've has a constant need for DB's. receivers and someone (anyone) to rush the passer.
I read an article that put BB's 06 draft as the 5th WORST of all time, for all teams.
Here's a question for ya, since 2006, in ten years from now when we fondly look back at the team (as we do to the SB teams, now), which of those players are we going to say, "he was a beast"?
I said BEAST, not BUST.