Re: Post Draft Blues
posted at 5/6/2013 2:46 PM EDT
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to rtuinila's comment:
Seventeen misses on top 100 picks over the past seven years is far too many.
Truly a dreadful record there, and the deciding factor that brings his overall work as a GM into the ordinary. A reasonable man can not deny this.
Funny, that "homerism definition is the exact same definition for a "fan". More proof that you are not a fan of the Pats.
Yeah, yeah...In Bill We Trust...LOL!!! Whatever, you blind homer.
Believe it or not...I was once an "In Bill We Trust" guy, two. But, after the 2006 Chad Jackson disaster, the 2008 draft, in which Bill selected an injured CB, Terrence Wheatley, and Shawn "Betty Grable" Crable...I began to somewhat question. The final straw for me came with the 2009 draft...with the Patrick Chung selection at #34...and the subsequent disasters named Brace and Butler. I can remember catching the same heat from homers like you then, too...when I question the choice, because I didn't feel that Chung could cover. At that point, BB no longer got a pass from me. My trust in Bill was gone...regarding his ability to select talent in the draft.
Fortunately, since then, he has done better. The 2010 draft netted Gronk, McCourty, Spikes, Hernandez, and Mesko. In 2011, BB made the right choice at #17 with Solder. But, the draft was marred by the Ras-I Dowling pick at #33. In the 2012 draft, just as I was beginning to feel a bit better about Bill's judgment, he pulled the Tavon Wilson fiasco, with the 48th overall pick.
All the whines about how Harmon "fits BB's system", and is therefore somehow worthy of the 91st overall pick, is a bunch of horse dump. It's just a way of giving BB another pass. I suppose that the same "fits the system" tag also applied to Brandon Meriweather, Terrence Wheatley, Darius Butler, atrick Chung, and Ras-I Dowling selections, too. Sorry...far too many misses.
But, be my guest, rtuinila. If you wish to continue to worship at the "In Bill We Trust" altar...knock yourself out.
In closing, you claim that I'm not a Pats' fan because I am at times critical of BB's draft selections. Quite the contrary, I criticize Bill, and spend so much time doing so, because I am a fan...a frustrated one...who badly wants to see the Patriots win another championship.
I've been on this board for longer than I care to admit and you have never been anything but critical of the Pats. Oh, you will mention that one thing about them isn't so bad but then you will reel off 4 things that, in your opinion, are so horrible it means the Pats are doomed to cause the end of civilization as we know it. You are not a fan, you are a critic.
As for worshipping BB, I don't. I just realize he knows a lot more about the situation than anybody not name BB and with his track record being the best in the league over the last decade, I wll always give him the benefit of the doubt. I also understand that he is human, that he doesn't have the benefit of 20-20 hindsight and thus not everyone he picks will be the next probowler. I'll give him a pass when people don't work out. I also see the advantage in BB's system of not usually going for the "impact players" but I bet you don't.