Re: good time to appreciate draft brilliance
posted at 11/24/2012 4:22 PM EST
In response to Neal Page's comment:
Pioli has nothing to do with it. Pioli's job here, like Caserio;s now is more administrative.
What happened was, Dimitrioff left in 2008. That was their lead scout. Huge loss as we know see in Atlanta. Also, Jeremy Licht, who just interviewed for the Bears job, left for Philly. Another loss.
Also, they haven't been worse whatsoever in getting FAs in here at all. Mark Anderson, Waters, Andre Carter, Nick McDonald, Arrington, Ninkovich,Woodhead, Dan Connolloy, Gregory, etc. You can add in smaller contributors like Marquice Cole this year or even a Tracey White who is a very solid STs guy. Or, Niko Koukovides. Fact is, BB went draft heavy on this ingenius rebuild on the fly approach, specifically to avoid another Adalius Thomas type situation.
I advised this is what he was doing back in 2009 mostly because of the pending lockout and its unknowns and the fact he had to pay Brady, Mankins, Mayo, Wilfork, etc, etc, etc. So, it needed to be like that for this to work longterm with a cap that relly doesn't jump until 2015. That's 2 more full seasons from now! BB is a genius.
His UDFA acquisitions have been stellar of late as well. Kyle Love and Dane Flecther come to mind immediately.
Then, you add in Pioli in 2009 and it probably affected the 2009 draft a bit. 2009s draft I like to call the good, but injury prone draft. Edelman came in Rd 7, too. Lots of contributions and talent, it's just almost comical how dinged up those players all get.
Lastly, this topic has been brought up a lot lately with many of the Brady Ballwashers never admitting they have been wrong this whole time.
BB's yields from 2010-2012 have been outstanding, arguably the most impressive of his career, but you'd never know that listening to Babe, Hurlie, etc, all mock BB on an almost daily basis here. That's the probolem. A very few, small vocal minority on these internet boards who aren't very bright, seem to repeat the media rhetoric so people believe it. BUt, when you get the facts and then look around the league, the truth is obvious.
BB bringing Caserio along, him staying here, and the veteran Floyd Reese hammering out the contracts, has completely provided BB with a structurally sound front office since late 2009/early 2010.
I think it's funny when you write how a few of us "mock" Bill Belichick. Do you really think we do that? I mean you are the worst when it comes to that stuff. First off Bill doesn't read this board, for that I am sure. Even if Bill invited you and your blow up doll over for Thanksgiving, he still wouldn't want to listen to your stupidity or mine or anyone else. Yet you still run around here like you are his personal body guard while slamming him for not running BJGE more or for letting Brady "influence decisions on personel".
The defense has been at or near the bottom of league for five years, we've been trying to inform you that it's not very good (you don't get it). Belichick spends almost his entire draft adding defensive players, then he goes out and trades for a corner that is probably a parking ticket away from going to prison...think he did that because the defense is good? You probably do, correct Rusto? My God! You sure you have a 150 IQ?? Sure about that? Positive? LMAO!