Re: One Single example of the difference a really good GM in the cap era can make
posted at 3/28/2012 1:44 PM EDT
All the free agents the Pat's bring in, good or bad, are brought in for pennies on the dollar. Moss, Andre Carter, Anderson, Corey Dillon etc... Whether you think they were a great signing or not, what you can't say is that the GM overpaid.
The draft is a crap shoot, nobody is perfect at it because you're dealing with people, people are unpredictable.
BB has struck gold on as much or more of his share of picks compared his peers, it's why his practice squad players hang around for about two minutes before other teams poach them.
Moreover they way the GM wheels and deals on draft day results in multiple first and second round picks year after year. Who else has as many quality picks in the first two rounds coming off a Super Bowl appearance?
You are what your record says you are, we are the best run organization in sports. If we lose it's because we've been a victim of success and other teams take our coaches away before they can even learn what it means to be a coordinator, we've lost on the field not in the back office.
Josh McDaniel's was the youngest head coach ever, he has come full circle now and is back to where he belongs.
We lost the Super Bowl because the offense couldn't convert first downs, because the defense caused three fumbles but the ball bounced the Giant's way, because the offense couldn't execute the 2 minute drill, and largely because of stupid penalties like a safety and 12 men on the field, which doesn't happen when a head coach has reliable coordinators by his side... ours are all coaching somewhere else after one season.
The "bad GM" premise is stupid...
Figure it out...