In response to BassFishingII's comment:
If you want real anaylsis, look for any educated fan's analysis here on the thread that goes into detail about maturity, good kids, intense film study, time management, locker room presence and continuity with many different schemes. BecauseTHAT is the real truth and logic behind BB believing in NFL ready kids who can be coached up here to go to the next level... It's not hard to figure out. Mel Kiper, Texas Dork or Dan Hope from his smelly basement in Mashpee simply don't have a better handle on scouting or understanding what the team needs are from a prospect perspective than BB. Period. Deal with it, dorks.
RESPONSE: And we all known just how right BB has been...RB Laurence Maroney (21st overall pick, 2006), WR Chad Jackson (36th overall pick, 2006), TE David Thomas (86th overall pick, 2006), FS Brandon Meriweather (24th overall pick, 2007), CB Terrence Wheatley (62nd overall pick, 2008), LB Shawn Crable 78th overall pick, 2008), QB Kevin O'Connell (94th overall pick, 2008), SS Patrick Chung (34th overall pick, 2009), DT Ron Brace (40th overall pick, 2009), CB Darius Butler (41st overall pick, 2009), WR Brandon Tate (83rd overall pick, 2009), LB Tyrone McKenzie (97th overall pick, 2009), 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), DE Jake Bequette (90th overall pick, 2012).
That's 17 squandered top 100 picks, since 2006. Want to know why the Patriots haven't won a SB since the 2004 season? see above. You don't have to be a senior citizen to understand this.
The second parapragh from that kid givs it away, too. The flavor of the day are NFC West teams like Seattle and SF, each incredibly into self promotion and immaturity and just wait until they get an injury or two and have a big, fat target on their backs. Then, we;ll see how they handle things. BB ain't falling behind anyone. Richard Sherman will be looking for Revis money in one year and 1st rd pick Bruce Irvin just got nailed for some kind of a PED, missing key 4 games to start the season. Colin Kaepernick looked like a deer in the headlights in the SB when it came time to throw the football. Film is out, folks. Film is out.
RESPONSE: Yeah Rusty...the Seahawks and 49ers suck...as do Sherman and, especially, Kaepernick...who was one Peyton Manning PI call away from winning the SB...LOL!!!
Calling it like it is, if that makes people not like me on a messageboard, I don't give two squirts. I've got plenty of friends and family who also see the problems with the Millenial Generation, it doesn't mean you fall into it when discussing the generalities of it.
RESPONSE: You're such a condescending, arrogant clown. Some of the 20 year olds that you trash are the same 20 year olds in the military...in many cases using high tech weaponry to defend the likes of you...and our citizenry.
I just think it's funny we have an entitled and spoiled little bandwagon dork like Texas Troll who grew up a Cowboys fan and now bandwagons over here in 2001, mocking and criticizing BB's drafts left and right as if he is a superior analyst of NCAA prospect. Or, some kid in a basement who may or may not even have a college degree, come off somehow knowing more than BB.
RESPONSE: And the great majority of posters here seem to find you to be an arrogant boor.
Just look at the sentences and word choices this Dan Hope character uses. It's dowright embarassing that someone like that is a Pats fan. Even if he isn't a fan and jusy a writer, it's still slanted as anti-BB in tone: "it absolutely should be questioned"
RESPONSE: sounds like the same type of dogmatic sentences that you regularly use here, Russ.
Sitting behind a computer Tweeting and writing blogs is something anyone can do.
RESPONSE: Yes, we see, You're a prime example of this.
Here is who Texas Troll is relying on for a "good article" and analysis: http://bleacherreport.com/users/621151-dan-hope. This kid is 20 years old. 20! What on earth does he know about football scouting, BB's teambuilding, economics, etc??!
RESPONSE: One doesn't have to be 65 years old and a rocket scientist to see that BB popped his shoulder reaching for Duron Harmon with the 91st overall selection...dissing his own scouting department in so doing.
Seriously. There is no way on earth a 20 year old kid can grasp the stuff that BB looks at year in and year out because he thinks he can regurgiate a bunch of rhetoric he hears from the media towards BB, whether it be via Kiper, 98.5, ESPN or whatever.
RESPONSE: I guess that goes for BB's scouts too...right Russ??
I bet you never even watched Maroney play did you? If you were a real fan of the Pats then you would know Maroney was a beast until he broke both of his shoulders trying to pound it through the line. Did you even know he broke his freakin shoulders?