Re: Please tell me something
posted at 3/15/2014 10:29 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
Games are not won in March. Still numerous holes to fill, but let's face it. Any of us who are fans, are walking around with a smile on our faces, right?
but this is what I want to know. Many, many of us posters here have repeatedly asked why this team won't spend some of the cap money on impact, younger players, rather than spread the money around, quantity over quality, past peak, low cost, high risk players. Just as many posters have lambasted us on this board, that the BB way has worked just fine, division title after division title...blah, blah, blah.
Why are those people who have done the lambasting all giddy now with Revis and browner, when so many of us have been demanding these types of players for the past 4 years of free agency?
Those who whine over the past are spoiled. EVERY year BB puts together a team that wins double digit games (even without TB! ! ! ! ! ! ! ). EVERY year they are in the hunt for the SB. In ALMOST every year SINCE the last SB win they have had a team that ACTUALLY came close. Of course there was 2007 - where we took a LATE lead and lost by a MAGIC helmet (I fully expect some of you here play dungeons and dragons!). There was the SB after 2012 where we had the late lead and lost as much by injuries (Gronk, Mankins, etc) as anything else.
But we had other years where we came closse too. ANd injuries were a part of some of those years of falling short.
Face it whiners - NO team in the HISTORY of the NFL has had the sort of long streak of truly competative teams as this team has been.
If some whine because he doesnt sign top flight youth and some whine because he is not a god at drafting (just GOOD; yes like it or not his TOTAL track record without all your whiney baby like cherry picking puts him somewhere in the top third or so of the league - higher even than that by some measures) then maybe you can tell me what other GM and coach combination has a better team record, a beter SB appearance record, a better SB win record, a better AFC championship appearance record, a better playoff entry record, a better regular season record... Sure I also have my own tears over missing that one or two draft picks or that one or two FA or those couple of FA that we got that didnt pan out at all (not many do not pan out AT ALL and those have been low risk and high upside.... smart moves even though they failed).
SO now everyone is cheary (so am I). But if somehow we fall short, whether its a TB injury, some rash of injuries, whatever... many of the smilers today will become fair weather fans to BB. But all that will be true is that you have remained spoiled whiners. Grow up and appreciate this because BB will not be here forever. JUST LIKE THOSE THAT COMPLAIN ABOUT TB SHOULD GROW UP BECAUSE IT IS UNLIKELY THEY WILL SEE ANOTHER HERE FOR A LONG LONG TIME IF EVER AGAIN IN THEIR LIFETIME.
SO, now that we have all that straight, I would like to nominate Wozz for the least whiney poster here.