Re: randy a niner
posted at 3/13/2012 3:20 AM EDT
In Response to Re: randy a niner
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: randy a niner : Who appointed you as the authority on what constitutes a true Patriot fan?
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
That's just the typical response you get from the kool aid drinkers anytime you dare question Bill Belichick. You can't reason with them. You aren't a "true fan" Whatever the hell that even means.
Bill is a very good coach. He will be in the Hall of Fame. I get that. But I don't think being a fan means that you turn a blind eye to any faults your team, or coach, may have.
Bill has time and again put his own agenda ahead of the team's. And that doesn't even touch on the arrogance. I still have no idea why the team's best CB (Leigh Bodden) was cut. And neither do any of you. Because Bill doesn't feel like he owes any of the paying customer an explanation. For all you jock sniffers, the truth is Bill looks down on you with disdain. I don't know how much more obvious he could make it. And the players? Most of them wouldn't get a bucket of water for you if you were on fire. So I really don't understand all this displaced loyalty anytime someone is critical of a coach or player.
All I care about is winning titles. That and not having any rapists,wife beaters or murderers on my team. I don't care that the Pats went to the Superbowl. They lost to the Giants. That's an embarrassment, not an accomplishment. The .500 Giants! I don't care that they win 12-14 games every year. It's fool's gold. I'm not impressed. That's the sort of thing that Chargers fans are impressed by.The loss to the Giants should tell you something is wrong here.
This team hasn't done anything since 2004. And hasn't improved one bit since 2007. The faces change. And I will give Bill credit for retooling on the fly and staying competitive. That's not a small accomplishment. But we aren't getting over the hump. We aren't getting better. We are still not a Superbowl caliber team.
I see a coach with a system that is clearly not working. What his system has produced over the last 7 years is mediocrity. That includes 07 with that record setting offense.At the end of the day, you can talk about what a huge impact Samuel had on that game, but Bill and his overmatched coordinators took three and a half quarters to adjust to what the Giants were doing on defense. Another Belichick flaw. He insists on promoting from within. Wether it's arrogance, paranoia or comfort level it is a practice that routinely produces inferior coaching candidates.
What happened fom 01-04 was genius. Bill was three steps ahead of the rest of the league. Funny thing is, people used to say the same thing about Al Davis. Then the league changed and Al didn't. I don't want to see that happen here.
Something in Belichick's system needs to change or we are going to continue getting the same results. I think Brady deserves a huge chunk of the blame pie. 2004 Brady was a much better QB than 2007-2011 Brady. I don't care what the numbers say. I don't think it's all Belichick's fault but I am objective enough to see his weaknesses.
I am going to be very upset if we don't address the defense in a huge way this offseason through the draft and free agency. Enough smoke and mirrors. Let's go into next season with a fighting chance.
I hate to be right, but it was obvious that defense wasn't going to win them a title. When it mattered most, they just didn't have the talent. With all due respect, Manning can't beat a good defense in that situation. He's not that type of QB and the Giants aren't that type of offense.
Of course I wouldn't be surprised to see Bill draft 3 tight ends,a center and a third down back.