Re: Apparently Reiss doesn't think BB is the greatest GM of all time.
posted at 5/7/2013 4:45 AM EDT
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
Well I think he's no better and no worse than anyone else...he's made mistakes over the last five years that I think cost us a Super Bowl, but he is the best coach I've ever seen. I think this whole organization has gotten caught up in the "we are smarter than you" mind set, when they really aren't. Brady has given them all huge egos and false senses of security, without him we'd be in the same boat as everyone else. I imagine little Jonathan Kraft will find that out soon enough.
Yes...all GMs make mistakes. You're absolutely right about Brady's greatness, and BB's greatness as a coach, camoflauging his drafting mistakes. Check out this graveyard list of high draft choices that BB has squandered since 2006:
RB Laurence Maroney (21st overall, 2006), WR Chad Jackson (36th overall 2006), TE David Thomas (86th overall 2006), S Brandon Meriweather (24th overall 2007), CB Terrence Wheatley (62nd overall, 2008), LB Shawn Crable (78th overall, 2008), QB Kevin O'Connell (94th overall, 2008), SS Patrick Chung (34th overall, 2009), DT Ron Brace (40th overall, 2009), CB Darius Butler (41st overall, 2009), WR Brandon Tate (83rd overall, 2009), LB Tyrone McKenzie (97th overall [pick, 2009), DE/LB Jermaine Cunningham (53rd overall pick, 2010), WR Taylor Price (90th overall pick, 2010), CB Ras-I Dowling (33rd overall pick, 2011), SS Tavon Wilson 48th overall pick, 2012), and DE Jake Bequette (90th overall pick, 2012).
How many years has it been now that the Pats have been trying to fix their secondary? The homers here bash me because I am critical of BB's drafts. But, if you're a true fan of this team, how can you not be critical?
same with oc and db coaches. it falls on bb. hes not cutting it.