Re: Patriots Draft REPORT CARD
posted at 5/8/2011 9:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots Draft REPORT CARD
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Patriots Draft REPORT CARD : Kentucky Babe: Do you have any complaints about the 2010 draft? The "average at best" GM, BB, seemingly didn't fare too badly then, did he? He drafted a pro-bowl CB in Devin McCourty...a potential pro-bowl caliber TE in Rob Gronkowski...a 3-4 OLB with pass-rush potential in Jermaine Cunningham...and, if he can keep his head on straight, a potential beast of an ILB in Brandon Spikes. Plus ...he made two lopsided trades, which netted the Pats the 33rd and 74th overall picks in this draft . Please enlighten us as to which other GM fared better in 2010??
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
That draft was better than many of his.
I thought there were greater needs than TE. We got by with Watson for a while and he was nothing special (oh yeah, another stellar BB #1 pick). Picking up an extra warm body for that would have been easy enough.
Spikes and Cunningham so far are no better than the warm bodies we have had hanging around for years.
We spent a 3rd rounder for a WR that might as well be non-existent.
McCourty looks like a good one. Hey, imagine that, actually using your first round picks gets you good player - amazing.
But still, he had drafted high 3/4 of the D in the 3 previous drafts and the D is still shaky. That says a LOT.
Who has done better? Well the Colts, Steelers, Saints, Pack and Giants have all won SBs more recently than BB, so - them GMs.
We can spin BB's genius til the cows come home, but the bottom line is the bottom line - 0 for the last 6 for the SB, featuring one and out the last 2 years, and a 5-5 playoff record in the last 6 years, and the one year he didn't have Brady, he couldn't make the playoffs.