posted at 9/1/2013 12:38 PM EDT
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Grass is always greener and all that. I look at a number of the cuts announced today and see an awful lot of first second and third rounders being cut from teams across the NFL - seems to me that it is a very inexact science this scouting business.
And WR and DB are two of the toughest positions to project from college systems because they play in space and play different techniques in college than will be used in the NFL.
Yep and the best part is seeing that list filled with players that the BB complainers wished he had picked.
Tom Brady covereth a multitude of sins
He does. But if the Pats were as bad (or average) as some here think, then why is it that some other teams with really good QBs dont have the incredibly consistent record EVERY year like the Pats? WHat happened to NO last year? Bad D? Yes. Guess team makes a difference. ANd the Giants? How do they end up so mediocre so often? Team.
And how does one explain 2008? Team.
Like it or not the Pats have one of the better TEAMS. O line is one of the best. That is 5 starters plus true quality depth on the bench. THAT makes an offense have a chance to run AND pass. THey have great TEs. Gronk is clearly all world. Sudfeld has much better hands than AH who was clearly exceptional as a threat and matchup. They have a GROUP of very good RBs. Especially Ridley and Vereen. They have a group of WRs. Deepest since early days of BB and TB duo. ANd likely deeper. Deeper than 2007.
That is a COMPLETE O. And many of these players were draft picks.
Without going into detail D is clearly getting better and more dynamic and is much closer to a top 6 D. We will see if it gets that far this year.
No. It is not just about TB or any one QB. Though of course in this league a great QB does cover a lot of mistakes.
Port: oh I never said it was all Brady or that the Pats weren't a quality team-they are and have been for a long time and there is certainly depth and talent at some positions
my point was - and I think u and many here would agree - is that having one of the all-timers back there who is also very smart is a luxury that makes draft/FA misses more tolerable to a fan base and not as devastating to the team
it's the same luxury u get with rogers, Peyton, Brees