In response to TexasPat's comment:
What these idiot homers refuse to understand is that the brilliance of BB as a coach, and of Brady as a QB, have camoflagued the many drafting errors that BB has made. As Brady continues to age, the cracks caused by so many wasted high picks will begin to show.
Spare me. You have been saying this for practically forever and it has yet to happen.
RESPONSE: What a croc...LOL!!! Has Tom Brady turned 36 before? But, that's okay homer...go ahead and keep that head of your firmly planted in the sand.
The team will eventually struggle by definition and then I am sure you will dance around here telling us you saw it all coming.
RESPONSE: LOL!!! That's why I was hoping so much that BB would use that 91st pick to take a flier on Matt Barkley or Ryan Nassib. Can't win in this league without a top flight QB. Whewn Brady goes...who takes over? If the Pats aren't prepared for that day, the team will struggle. Unlike you, who see this as inevitable, I prefer to have my team take steps to prevent it. Drafting a special teamer and a back-up safety won't do it.
Literally every metric ranging from the team's record, to starters drafted, to all pros drafted, to pro bowlers drafted, to the overall value of players drafted per some sort of statistic like CarAV on profootballreference says that BB has been one of the better GMs in the league since he came to NE.
RESPONSE: You homers continue to trot this out. But, how many studs has BB drafted since 2005?
You have literally no evidence (except harping on a few picks you didn't like) to support your claim.
RESPONSE: NO EVIDENCE?? Go ahead, Einstein...name the studs BB has drafted since 2005. Now, compare and contrast that, with graveyard of high draft picks: RB Laurence Maroney (21st overall, 2006), WR Chad Jackson (36th overall 2006), TE David Thomas (86th overall 2006), S Brandon Meriweather (24th overall 2007), CB Terrence Wheatley (62nd overall, 2008), LB Shawn Crable (78th overall, 2008), QB Kevin O'Connell (94th overall, 2008), SS Patrick Chung (34th overall, 2009), DT Ron Brace (40th overall, 2009), CB Darius Butler (41st overall, 2009), WR Brandon Tate (83rd overall, 2009), LB Tyrone McKenzie (97th overall [pick, 2009), DE/LB Jermaine Cunningham (53rd overall pick, 2010), WR Taylor Price (90th overall pick, 2010), CB Ras-I Dowling (33rd overall pick, 2011), SS Tavon Wilson 48th overall pick, 2012), and DE Jake Bequette (90th overall pick, 2012).
Guess what genius? Every GM has bad drafts.
RESPONSE: Every GM has the above listed track record? Any G/M with this kind or record would be uncerimoniously canned.
Does Ozzie Newsome suck because of his drafts in 2004 and 2005.
RESPONSE: What does Ozzie's drafts in 2004 and 2005 have to do with now In 2004, he moved up to draft QB Kyle Boller...because his team had no QB. Ozzie was smart enough to realize that he had to fond one. He took another chance on a QB from little known Delaware in 2008. How did that turn out?
Does Kevin Colbert suck because of his drafts in 2008 and 2011? Does Ted Thompson suck because of his drafts in 2007 and 2010? I could go on all day.
RESPONSE: Colbert has done wonders in Pittsburgh. He's won two championshions SBs since 2005. How many have the Patriots won? Ted Thompson took a chance in 2005 on a sliding QB named Aaron Rodgers...even though he had a greaty, but aging QB at the time. How bout how he swindled BB to move up, to draft Clay Matthews? How bout how he swindled BB again in 2006, ending up with WR Greg Jennings? The Packers have won a championship since 2005.
Good personnel men have bad drafts. It happens.
RESPONSE: Whatever!! That drafting tale of woe costs the Patriots several more championships. Again...any other G/M with that kind of record would have been fired.
Learn to deal with it instead of playing a dam drama queen and screaming till you are blue in the face about how BB is ruining the team.
RESPONSE: You learn to deal with it! I'm sick and tired of seeing the Pats crumble in the play-offs. Brady and coach BB need to have better talent to surround themselves with, Unfortunately, their great coach and horrid G/M are one in the same.