Re: Babe Parilli vs Rational Pats Fans
posted at 9/7/2011 8:20 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Babe Parilli vs Rational Pats Fans
[QUOTE]bab(e) contradicts himself at every turn.... and karp...BB hasnt done anything different this year than in the past... he brings in fa's that will fit in supplementing the draft and trades and udfa's... as well as waiver wire pick ups this sh*t is tiring.... but I have noticed alot of long time socalled "fans" starting to question every move... i guess they will just change their avatars later in the year...per usual
Posted by jcour382[/QUOTE]
I'm not coming to the defense of Babe, but he does have some valid points. Where is it written that to be a true fan we cannot question any moves BB makes or his record since 2007?
I think Babe is like the rest of us...just wants to see this organization win in the post season, and knows our best opportunity to do so is while TB and BB are still here. You can't conjur up that kind of magic everyday, so when we talk windows, it's true.
BB has done a magnificent job making our team competitive for over a decade. Every year we have a shot at making the big one. I don't think there are many teams that can say that. For that I cheer him.
BB builds his team like no other and he does it in many ways as you point out.
I'm trying to pinpoint when the wheels fell off the bus and why. I thiink it was the 2006 AFCCG against the Colts. No way egghead should have been able to rally his team back by that much and beat us. So why did he? What changed in 2006 and what has plagued us since.
To me, there are 2 key reasons why we lost that game;
1. We waited too long to address the defense by adding youth. A lot of guys got old fast, and we just couldn't keep up with egghead in the dome. A shift in defensive philosophy like we have seen this year would have paid dividends in 06'...applying more pressure to egghead.
2. We let Branch walk. We entered that AFCC game without a good receiver. I think we had bugeyes Caldwell and Gaffney, and that aint' getting it done. Branch should have been retained at all costs. I think when QB has to reacclimate himself everyyear with new WR's, it's difficult at best...even for the great one. Continuity at the WR position is something that has killed us from time to time.
ANyhow, BB has done a lot more good than anything else and I am grateful as all. Just want to see this team capitalize and take advantage of TB here and get back to our postseason winning ways.