Re: Tommy Kelly Signed
posted at 4/9/2013 3:23 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
All I'm saying is that it's silly to try to say the Pats' approach is better than the Ravens' approach. The Ravens have been right in the mix for the past half dozen years and knocked the Pats out of the playoffs twice (and nearly a third) time. I thing Belichick does a great job, but I can't honestly say he's head and shoulders above Ozzie Newsome, who's also managed to field consistently competitive teams year after year and who did win the Super Bowl last year (after destroying a clearly overmatched Pats team that was playing on its own home field).
Has NE missed the playoffs as much as Balt has? We missed them in 2002. Obviously, agt 11-5 with Cassel we did too, but let's just say we know their back up QB wouldn't be leading them through that division for a playoff spot either.
BB is clearly superior to that of Ozzie Newsome, but I do put Newsome up in the upper tier.
2. Jerry Reese, Ozzie, Ted Thompson, Tom Dimtrioff
I think Mickey Loomis did a good job from 2006 on when he got Brees and such, but he's lost his edge big time down there. They're in deep trouble.
3. Every other NFL GM. There are a lot of mediocre or bad ones.
That's a reasonable perspective, Rusty. If someonebwants to claim the Jets are terrible at talent and cap management I'll gladly agree, but the Ravens really do a nice job. Whether you think BB is better or not, anyone with an ounce of integrity has to recognize Newsomes success.