Re: Glad we are not the Browns.....
posted at 2/13/2014 11:23 AM EST
Hilarious people can say the Pats had enough talent to go 18-0 and 14-4 and have the lead with 2 minutes left in the super bowl, but that we really needed more talent! Their whole premise is predicated on the GM not bringing in enough talent as we are honestly a play away in 3 different games(afc 06) of winning 3 more championships!!!
You could easily make the case that had BB not brought in the players he did have, extend core veteran players he developed with big contracts, and managed the cap the way he did, then we might not have played in either super bowl or any of the 5 afc championships games of the last 7 years.
It is very difficult to win super bowls. Ask Peyton Manning and Dan Marino 2 of the greatest QBs in nfl history have 1 gifted SB win between them in over 30 years of of playing. Both of their coaches will be in the HOF. By losing really 3 very close games in the last 7 years we narrowly, very narrowly missed our chance to have 6 super bowl trophies in since BB took over.
Let that marinate.
The premise is insulting to the sport. Might as well say Denver should have had more talent on offense because they got creamed in the super bowl. Record breaking offense was talent deprived based on the result of one game! Yes sir!
I guess the 2000 baltimore ravens were loaded with talent when trent dilfer was the SB winning QB, and hey how about both 9-7 and 10-6 Giants teams that won 2 super bowls, who were actually rated in the bottom 10 of all super bowl champions. How did a team that went 9-7 win super bowls with 9-7 talent, and then not make the playoffs the next year?
I guess sometimes the oblong shaped ball bounces your way, and sometimes it doesn't. This league is designed for parity. The 2 teams in the super bowl are usually 2 of the top 5 talented teams in the league because only the best teams make it that far! Most teams cannot sustain their chances, actually no team has other then Bill Belichicks Patriots....but he’s doing it wrong??? Preposterous!
I respect pats engs point of views and this is not a personal attack on him, I just passionately disagree with the idea that losing 3 super bowls on 1 play is a talent issue and the notion that the GM should have done more. It is a cop out that excuses the players and the coaches from performing just well enough to win a very close game against one of the other best and most talented teams in the league!