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In response to mthurl's comment:
Kind of torn on how I feel about Lloyd...I thought he was an average signing, average/slightly above average player...and I think both the signing and the player turned out to be more than we've come to expect from off season moves of late. Typical of us he was a low risk move, that turned into a one year rental that we have to replace (see - Carter, Waters, Anderson)...these are the best free agents we've signed over the last five years by far. I think this approach is getting old and it does little to improve the team moving forward - it puts a lot of pressure on your QB to win games too.
They're not base players, though. This is what makes you an incredible hypocrite. The Jets, Ravens, etc, with horrendous cap management swap out huge swaths of their roster and they you pretend Waters or Carter or now Lloyd somehow majorly affected our team, which is false.
You would not even be referecing these names if some guy named Welker didn't drop easy bals or Brady played a bit better.
Just give it up already. You're talking out of both sides of your mouth. You just said last month you wish BB did what the Jets did into the lockout, which was to buy the base of a roster on both sides of the ball.
You just said that. You're a moron.
These small signings are meant to be slight infusion players, not major impact players. They're meant to help in small, impactful ways, but they aren't meant to be the reason why we win. Tom Brady, Welker, our TEs, Logan Mankins, etc, all disappear in the big games. They either underperform or are inconsistent. These guys are the ones making the big bucks, yet they're WORSE in the postseason.
Carter, Waters, Ellis, Lloyd, insert name here is not why our best players SUCKED with the chips on the table.
You act like Brady's awful decisions, INTs or Welker's drops are good things. Those are our best players! Christ!
If Tim Thomas wins a Vezina or is a finalist in 2011 and then lays eggs in the postseason, that means Thomas didn't get it done. You're the moron who would run and try to blame Chris Kelly or Daniel Paille to try to mask the reality.
Christ! Make it stop! We have the most moronic pink helmet fans of any NFL pink helmets ever.
This proves that Ocho wasn't as bad as many claimed. There is this anonoying stigma that some WR has to come in here and rescue Brady from his horrendous flaws against the better Ds. We have LLloyd who has 74 receptions, almost 1000 yards and 4 TDs and all of a sudden this is why our offense dribbles out 13 points at home in a AFC title game in an offensive era.
Cannot be made up.
Truthfully the more you write, the more utterly clueless you prove yourself to be. You make it seem as if free agency is a small portion of team building, just like how you cast aside second round busts as little bumps in the road. And you have a massive double standard - any other organization that drafted a Patrick Chung, Rasi Dowling, Jermaine Cunningham, Butler, Brace...or signed/traded for Ocho Cinco, Fenne, Haynesworth, Gallery, Stallworth, Gaffney, Addai, Gregory, Fred Taylor, Shiancoe (and many more), you'd be laughing your AZ$ off. Instead you applauded all these moves while bashing the best player on the team.
You clearly are delusional and don't watch football. At least be consistent when you go around bashing every other team in the NFL...at least know what you're talking about. When all these free agents (and the free agency period in general) fail, it hurts our chances of winning Super Bowls...it wastes years of the best QB the NFL has.
I think it's ridiculous for you to criticize Brady the way you do - it shows just how little you know about football and it's laughable. You make it seem like it's easy to put up 30 points every week (should be expected)...you make it sound like throwing for over 4k yards and 30 touchdowns can be done by backups. How many interceptions does this guy throw a year? 10? Easy, right? Bawahaha! And how many times should this guy be sacked, but he side steps out of the way and completes passes to his third option? Yeah, everyone can do that, right? Yeah every quarterback can throw screens, outs, ins, slants, posts, comebacks and get pummeled week, after week without a single complaint...right? And we would make the playoffs every year without this guy and our defense, correct? Because that is what he has done - given us a chance every...single... year. Every one of them. Year after year this guy is in the top 3 at his position - no one has been able to say that - every other QB has had at least one bad season...not this guy. This guy hasn't even had two bad games in a row in his entire career - Bledsoe would go weeks without being able to hit a simple swing pass.
I really think you're screwed up. Seriously.
10 INTs a year with what BB has around him isn't that great. He's Tom Brady!
What on earth?
I don't care what his stats are in the regular season. This is your exact problem. I skimmed your above lame retort.
He hasn't had 2 bad games in a row in his career? What about 2011 Pitt, Giants and Cowboys? That's 3!
What about the AFC title game and the SB in 2011?
That's 2 more.
You are an absolute moron. He's sucked in AFC title games since 2005! Sucked! 8 TDs, 9 INTs. That's horrendous! And that includes Moss and Welker or others who were just fine all year.
How is this good? How are those numbers even average? And that's me giving him a pass in the 2009 playoffs, or even 2006, realizing he wasn't well supported.
This is it, dumbo. It's 2-3 years and it's up to him. If he continues to play subar in the postseason, he will leave this thing completely annoyed he blew it in SB 42, and worse, the just Cutleresque mindnumblingly dumb QB play in SB 46.