Re: Midseason Awards..
posted at 10/30/2013 9:12 PM EDT
In response to Uncle Rico's comment:
I would agree with you...to date, 2008 is his most impressive acheivement for a full season. To lose his franchise qb in the first game, but still be able to lead this team to an 11-5 record...amazing!
In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:
At this point in time, I think it would be fair to say that BB may be in the midst of, perhaps, his most brilliant year of coaching/GMing ever in his career. Granted, there is still a ways to go, but if the team continues to win, I don't think there is any doubt about it. With the changes and adversity that this team has faced, to this point... I don't think there are many out there that could get this kind of performance from their players.
Win vs adversity, yes maybe. Depending what they do in the playoffs. Losing Brady and going 11-5 was truly amazing.
This season is yet to go down in the history books so we need to just wait and see.
Sad to say but Bill has blown it on offense. Had he brought Lloyd and Welker back, found a good replacement for Hernandez then this team would be true contenders to win it all, even with the season ending injuries to Wilfork and Mayo, and possibly Kelly. Without those injuries and bringing Lloyd and Welker back and having a good replacement for Hernandez then it just might have been the greatest Patriots season ever, even better then 2007. I would already have my Super Bowl ticket order completed and my victory parade day planned out.
Sadly a few bad decisions will be very costly in the end. We will once again be saying the this team was so close.
The question here, though, was about what we think about things here at the halfway mark. Based upon that question, I believe that this season has the possibilty to become BB's most amazing season to date, for all of the reasons I already mentioned.
Honestly, I don't get all of the negativity that some here express about the newest pieces to the Patriots' offense. From what I have seen, there has been steady improvement. With some of the injured finding their way back to the playing field, it should only get better.
I love to watch how BB manages this team. He adjusts who plays and who sits based upon their match-ups with their competition. Somehow, he keeps everyone involved. It may not always make sense to those of us watching from the stands, but that doesn't matter. The fact is, his methods generally work very well. Based on that, I still have very high expectations for this year's team.