In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Sam-Adams' comment:
IMO this thread is ridiculous bordering on treason. Pete sold the farm to put this team together, his drafts for the next couple years are terrible. He also has a team full of guys looking for more money and now the real test starts with Seattle......how do you stay on top and keep your key guys paid. You think Wilson's good with the rookie contract amount he's playing with now? How bout the legion of boom, ya think they'll be Ok just re-signing for last years contract amounts?
BB has his faults but don't sit here now and throw out this crap about how he's not in touch just because Petey had a good year. Let me ask you something PV, how would the Pats have looked this year if they still had Hernandez, if Wilfork, Mayo, Kelly and Gronk (for the most part) didn't miss the season. If Vareen and Talib didn't miss half the year? They would have been in NY last night and I'm not really sure what that outcome would have been but it would have been a lot better than what we watched I'll tell you that.
And........BB has the 2nd youngest team in the NFL set up perfectly to keep this 13 year run of excellance rolling on to next year. It's disrespectful treason to say he's out of touch because of what Pete put together in Seattle for one season. It's also jealous and exactly why other parts of the country hate Pats fans.
The irony of someone with a screen name Sam-Adams with a pic of Sam Adams the revolutionary saying anything is treason..... Really did Pete sell the farm? Look at what he actually spent and the draft picks used. It would take 2-3 years to recover at most and from it he got a very young elite D. how is that selling the farm? 2-3 years from now he can do it again and pick and chose which players he wants to keep from that lot. Not to mention in 15' the cap space goes from the 120's to the 140's that's and extra 20mil to use. It affords him the ability to keep and maintain those players down the road.
Pat, it's easy to say Pete put a good team together and won the superbowl. This doesn't mean that BB's approach to the game is wrong. It's worked through three generations of players, countless roster changes, coaching changes and if it weren't for a couple key injuries they would have been in NY again last night.
Now....my point is Seattle is going to have a heck of a time keeping this team together. Here's a few salaries to consider;
R Wilson $681K, Wagnewr $979K, Tate $ 880K, Browner $773K, Sherman $600K, Maxwell $583K, Baldwin $560K, Kerse $480K.
These are just a few, E Thomas is only $2.8 and you know their coaching staff is going to start taking off to HC jobs in the NCAA and NFL.