Re: No more Dr. Gill
posted at 4/11/2014 6:09 PM EDT
In response to CatfishHunter's comment:
In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:
Well, talent is a funny thing, yes it helps but sometimes you need players that leave it all on the field and make their presense known...and form a good "team"
I looked at the D players in the 2002 SB and grabbed the ones that made a difference on that team.
How many D players would you have on a simular list today? Some stars...some workmen...but solid team players?
That is an amazing list. Every one of those guys made a difference. Not a single one would make you say "Oh, no, get him out of there".
Aside from Seymore, Law and Milloy, every one of them were "Oh no get them out of there" players. It wasn't till 2004 that people, other than Pats fans, thought otherwise about all of them.
Hamilton, too old, nothing left in the tank
Pleasant, too old, nothing left in the tank
Vrabel, no name the Steelers didn't want anymore because he was lousy
Bruschi, undersized reach
Phifer, see Hamilton above
Smith, Best thing about him was his nick name "My man Otis" cause his play was spotty at best.
Jones, Was such a good player the Pats couldn't wait to get rid of him
Buckley, old, nothing left in the tank
Chatham, Matt who?
Cox, playing ability not worth worth the hassle of keeping him around, will cost you a couple of games a seson with bone headed plays/penalties, needs anger managemant classes
Izzo, a special teams only guy but puts on a good karaoke party. Sings about as good as he plays.
Johnson, can't stay on the field
McGinnest, never lived up to his potential. Too bad he could have been real good
Belichick, one of the best D Co-ordinators but alousy head coach, possibly worst ever, can't believe he got another head coaching job after running the Browns out of town
This is what the media consensus was back in 2000 and most fans agreed.