Re: Hard times for BB.
posted at 1/25/2014 6:49 AM EST
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
Out of context you can make any stat say anything you wish. The AFCCG 3 years running by itself doesn't really mean much. Sustained excellence over the past decade plus does.
So I guess you think Rex Ryan has been quite a success. Only one losing season in half a decade, and two AFC championship appearances. By your standards a 40% rate of reaching the AFCCG is at least good, no?
No, Babe. I really couldn't care less about the Jets but since you raise it, what Rex has accomplished while respectable can't hold a candle to BB's record. And BB's record is what I call sustained excellence. Below is my first post in this thread and is exactly what I'm talking about:
More SB appearances since 2001 than any other team in the league and making the playoffs year after year. Recognizing effectiveness is hardly being an apologist.
Perfect as a GM? Hardly. But I've yet to see anyone post a comparative analysis (not cherry picked critiques) that shows the Pats as inferior drafting team.
Seems to me that rebuilding the team so that it is now one of the two youngest teams in the league while remaining competitive is hardly hard times.
The team lost 6 major contributors, 3 on each side of the ball, and yet made it to the AFC Championship game.
Tom Brady a factor? Of course, but early in the year the team couldn't score on the little sister's of the poor and the team still won.
Say what you will this is one hell of a football franchise with widely regarded ownership, effective management and superior coaching.