Re: BB, QB maker?
posted at 5/14/2014 9:48 AM EDT
"Yet you think he is going to just roll right along without Brady. That's foolish."
As you know, I'm not in that camp.
I do think this draft has exposed a division in the fan base amongst those who are happy with the sustained excellence of division titles in a mediocre division (which is still a good accomplishment year over year), versus those who want to see the team seize the Super Bowl chance with urgency when it is there.
I'm in the latter group.
On the inside, it seems that BB has mostly been about sustained excellence. But sometimes there is urgency, like going after Ted Washington, Corey Dillon, Randy Moss/Welker, and this year, Revis etc.
But when you squander/use a second round pick on a QB, you are clearly thinking about the future, not pushing for a championship now.
So in a way BB is trying to play both sides. Because the first draft pick felt like a "win now" pick, a wild card that could be a home run with real impact. Or not.
I'd prefer to see him land firmly on one side or the other. When you have a championship level QB, you need to seize the moment. But not sure BB sees it that way, he's more into his system and his overall method. He's more interested in avoiding a 2-14 season like the Colts had. I'd rather have a championship, followed by a season of futility and reload.
Not all agree, but it's interesting how clear the lines of the debate have become.