Re: Some good news . . .
posted at 6/21/2013 9:54 AM EDT
"State your premise as to who is on the same plane as BB as a GM and back it. "
Giants GM and Ravens GM.
Back it up: both have repeatedly beat us when it counted in the postseason in recent years, often dominating us at the line of scrimmage and fielding better athletes at the skill positions.
While you are polishing BB's Hall of Fame bust (which he will obviously deserve when it's all said and done), the rest of us are wondering why is so set on his ways of doing things when it's obvious that if the game hasn't passed him by he needs to at least be open to changing some of his approaches. Oh, unless you are happy with feasting on a weak division, making fun of the Jets and losing when it counts. Newsflash: for most of us, getting high on BB's manipulation of the salary cap is not going to get us through the night. I remember when you were all geeked up on how BB was manipulating Pittsburgh and their cap woes around Emmanuel Sanders. BB foolishly lowballed to show how smart he was, and you delighted in the position he put Pittsburgh in. You lost track of the reality that we needed that player, or decided we did, and then went after him with one hand tied behind our back, the hand that was tied to BB's rigid methodology. Pittsburgh easily kept the player over the Pats' lukewarm overly clever offer.. But of course you reassure us they will have even more cap trouble next year!!! Oh that's a great feeling! Sorry,I'd rather win games than get high on those fumes....
Hernandez is not BB's fault, but let's face it, the headlines are full of items that expose his weaknesses right now. Gronk, BB was able to draft because of injury concerns (those coming home to roost), Hernandex (character concerns, nuff said), Welker (may not be a key loss but an example of incredibly rigid salary negotiations, another part of the "value" philosophy, oh, and as our consolation prize we get Tebow headlines and more "smartest guy in the room" stuff by BB, pulling in a player with virtually no upside and tons of media headaches (the kind he himself hates).
We may end up having a great season but you CANNOT spin this as a great month for BB and his player acquisition strategies. Unless maybe you are a Tebow nut.