Re: Brady wants to go to a winner!!!
posted at 3/9/2010 10:45 AM EST
In Response to Re: Brady wants to go to a winner!!!
I'm sorry but you guys are clowns. Pats are one of the best run organizations in sports. Spending $ does not equal success...look at the redskins. Pats spent mucho bucks on A. Thomas and how is that working out? You guys have no idea what the Pats plans are and how they're looking to spend their $. They have 4 picks in 1st two rounds, and I'm sure they'll pick up some veteran free agents. The thought that Pats are more concerned about saving $ than winning is ridiculous!
Posted by Nailz
Last time I checked, the Patriots have had a hard time beating teams with winning records since 2007. So, maybe the Patriots "success" is in the past....
IMHO, the Patriots are no longer a "top-tier" team. Towards the top of the second tier? yes.
If the Patriots want to become a top tier team again, they'll have to:
1) Improve coaching for all 3 phases of the game. I would describe the Patriots as highly predictable at this point.
Need impact players:
2 DEs/pass rushers who are animals like Freeney and Mathis. The Patriots have no legitimate pass rush.
C, RG, RT - all of whom can not only pass protect - but open holes for the running game. Apart from Mankins and Voellmer - the rest of the OLinemen are long in the tooth, have shown increasing injuries, can't open holes for the running game, and can't protect Brady from those several teams who have a great pass rush.
1 Corner who can cover well and shut down opponents #1 wr. How easy did the Saints make it look to pass this past year? I was embarrased for our team.
1 Punter who can consistently nail opponents within their own 10 yard line. The Patriots have forgotten how to play the field position game (or were unable to, due to personnel).
Let's face it....the Pats have some work to do....we need to pick up some FAs to fill holes, develop players thru the draft, and to change our coaching approach/game plans enough to keep other teams off balance.
We'll see what happens....