Re: What is more important: how well you draft or the quality of your 53 man roster?
posted at 8/29/2013 2:02 PM EDT
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He is one of the best at making sure that he has quality replacements at most positions.
He doesn't even have high quality starters for most positions on defense. The good thing about that is there isn't much dropoff when he brings in the replacement stiff for the starter injured stiff though.
Kelly, wilfork, Jones, Nink, Spikes, Mayo, Hightower, McCourty, A. Wilson, Dennard, talib
which of the majority of these aren't high quality?
Two of those starters are this years band-aids,
Three of those starters have been with the system for a year or less, Where are the defenders from 2006 thru 2009? Even 2010-11 has poor yield on D.
One is a converted CB with mixed results.
Only Mayo and Fork have been constants for 3 or more years,
That's 2 in the past 3-9 years, of the hundred or so, defenders drafted or picked up in FA during that time.
Constant rebuilding and turn over has hurt this team.
The ideal is to build and develop through the draft. This duct tape and super glue approach is not working. You must replace that broken part with a brand new and much stronger part. Bargain basement parts are not likely to yield the desired results as eventually you are back to square 1 and needing to replace the junk you just purchased.
This failure has led to bottom 5 defenses in the past few years.
Teams with such an imbalance (top offense & bottom defense) can win in the RS against teams with worse problems, similar problems and occasionally against better balanced teams but having one CARRY the other is not a recipe for success. Do you really think BB wants a number 1 offense and a bottom ranked D?
HELL, no he doesn't and neither should we.
That becomes evident in the play-offs where they are matched against better or equal talent. These types of teams can concentrate on taking out strengths (offense) and what you are left with is a glaring weakness (defense) that no one is worried about.. Also teams exploit that D and in turn hurt the O with low possession games, making them one dimensional.
That is why O & D, balance is paramount.
It's much more difficult to take out a balanced team.
That's why teams with a 31st ranked defenses NEVER win Super Bowls.
This is why you have to do a better job with hitting on those picks...
That;s flat out false. The only place where they near the bottom was in pass yards allowed or 3rd down D in 2011 and that was off a lockout with a discombobulated back end, some key injuries in the secondary and NO CAMP.
That's all you have?
And we still made it to the SB with Brady and Welker crapping themselves.
Every time you bring up a framed lie like that, I will be here to remind everyone WHY it is you are doing it.
BB's young D has led the NFL the last 3 years, cumulatively, in turnovers created is a very good Run D where lead backs are most always held to under 90 yards per game, and is a D that really has battled with big character.
You act like he's put out the 1966 Saints Defense or something.
You are one of the most angry and bitter people I've ever witnessed. Instead of you admitting the reason why see a poor postseason yield since 2007 with it being about the offense as much as the defense, you'll never be taken seriously here.
Fact is, the D outplayed our offense in the 2007 postseason and then 2011 postseaon.
You were one who would have been raving about our D in 2007, too. But, how many point do these Ds need to hold to? 12? 13?
The Colts were "32 ranked" vs the run. They won a SB. Why? Their QB didn't crap it up for the team.
You wouldn't know the truth if you had your (bleep) in it.
The TRUTH is, the D has been failing this team since 2006.
The TRUTH is, poor defensive drafts and FA's have been the Achilles heel since then. as they continue to give up lead after lead after lead, to their demise.
Constant turn over, replacing the same players over and over and over='s bad D.
If you don't give up 3rd downs and yards at alarming paces, teams can't score on you.
If you don't give up 3rd downs and yards at alarming paces, your O has more chances to score. VERY SIMPLE, even for a simpleton such as yourself.
The ONLY thing they are good at and the ONLY thing that has kept the scores low are the turn overs achieved while the O is blowing out teams.
1 turn over per 3 play-off games is proof. They don't get them when they are not blowing out teams. EVERY coach & coordinator, knows this. The better teams capitalize on it.
Solution and winning is easy against this D if you can shorten games and keep the O off the field. No team wants a shoot out against TB.
All teams want the Pats D on the field. The Pats D is very accommodating in this matter.
Look at the pathetic DEFENSIVE ToP over the years, always near or at bottom.
Look at the win loss record. The D is not winning ToP or games. PERIOD!
NO 31st ranked D (especially because of yards and lack of 3rd downs,) has ever won a SB, Never will.