Re: Questioning Belichick's Moves
posted at 9/3/2013 6:50 PM EDT
In response to Cyberknot's comment:
As fans we want EVERY pick to be great, every personnel move to be genius. Ain't gonna happen. Not for BB, not for anyone else.
I don't think it's even fair to judge it that way. What has been the team's overall success? That is the measure of the GM, and the organization. Has the team consistantly competed for championships? Won their division? Who has been better?
I won't deny that TB is a hugh part of it, but we were 11-5 in a season without him. With a QB that could not succeed elsewhere.
I have been a Pats fan for 40 years, and it was never as much fun as it's been since Bill arrived, and isn't that what you watch for?
True, fans want to win, and near perfection in picks and FA's.
we are debating what is a good GM. Overall team success is not a single good indicator as the coaching staff has something to say about wins and losses. Since bb is the coach and GM, it circumvents the check and balance system a bit, and begs the question who has a larger hand in that success, coach or GM?
I am again being purely subjective here, but if we split bb in half and sent bb the coach to a team with a different gm, how would both bb the GM and coach fare?
My personal, subjective feeling is that bb the coach could make most personnel moves/groups work. He would maximize the personnel given to him in any situation. It may not always turn out with a winning record, but I would argue that bb the coach would get the most out of any team, probably more so than most coaches.
If bb the GM was paired with an average coach, I wonder what the outcome would be? Would the average coach know how to put these players in the right postings to win?