Re: BB Made The Right Move
posted at 7/21/2014 9:15 PM EDT
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
Ok, fair but my point is that the two are married.
Look at 2012 when Gronk and Hern rarely plaid together. When that happened they didn't have to rely on a handful of rookies to get by, they had vet receivers who despite limitations, had a #1 offense.
They let them all go.
There should have been an influx of WR talent in the years prior. If there had been, that never would have happened.
As it turned out, they had to pay guys like Ocho and hern and countless others, who weren't playing any more, so there's your money need and the reason they went with the rookies, IMO. More or less 4 for the price of 1.
Also, replacing WW was costly in more ways than just $$$$.
That and they needed to put a lot more money into the D, which they did.
This is where I agree with you, and I've been saying it for a long time. They did let the WR position get dangerously thin. I think they really were hoping to hit on Brandon Tate. Drafted in 2009, the timing was right for him to step up and be that developmental guy while Moss was still on the team. I think they gambled that he'd be better than he really was (he is a good kick returner, but not a good receiver).
Taylor Price in 2010 was another dip in the well. The Pats were trying to do the right thing on both these guys, but they just didn't work out. The fact is the Pats have had low picks and lots of needs. That makes team building difficult. I think they prioritized defense over WR and rightly so. Overall, that was probably the right decision, but it doesn't help the WR situation.
Hopefully Dobson is finally the guy that gives us what we need. Or Boyce. Or both. We'll see. But if they end up being the Wilhites and Butlers and Wheatleys of the WR world we have a long row to hoe.
Well I understand the draft is a crap shoot but I really don't think the picking late thing is an excuse. There have been plenty of good productive players picked later that may have helped. (especially in the 1st, 3 rounds) and some beyond.
That excuse is old. It's not where they pick. They often have the ammo to move up if they wanted to.
It's all those 2nd round busts that are disturbing and in some cases they were their first pick after trading away their first. I understand more 2nd rounders could be a good thing but not if you are wasting them on garbage and you just blew your first to get them.
I wonder. Has anyone every compared the draftnicks projected picks to the Pats actual picks as far as player production?
Who do you think did better, the draftnicks that picked for bb or BB?
It would be interesting to see.