What is with this roster?

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    I, for one, thought it was interesting to see Blount in there at KR. Paradoxically, he has size, but his greatest strength is open field running.

    One of the mismatches this could potentially develop is a "big" or "little" coverage team. If opponents are bringing in more linebackers and less smaller players to help cover Blount, then it could slow things down for the other KR.  

    Should be interesting to see. 

    That said, I expect something like Boyce with Slater or some other player backing him up. Blount is primarily a running back.

     

     

    Don't be shocked to see Boyce and or Vareen back there at times.

     

     

    I think we'll see Boyce back there and maybe McCourty, I'd prefer not to lose McCourty to injury and Boyce is built like a bowling ball with a low center of gravity anyhow so he might be best suited for the job.  Blount like ZBellino said would be an interesting change of pace returner, we have depth at RB so I suspect all of these guys will have to contribute on special teams in some way.  I can't wait for Sunday to find out.

     

     
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    I, for one, thought it was interesting to see Blount in there at KR. Paradoxically, he has size, but his greatest strength is open field running.

    One of the mismatches this could potentially develop is a "big" or "little" coverage team. If opponents are bringing in more linebackers and less smaller players to help cover Blount, then it could slow things down for the other KR.  

    Should be interesting to see. 

    That said, I expect something like Boyce with Slater or some other player backing him up. Blount is primarily a running back.

     

     

    Don't be shocked to see Boyce and or Vareen back there at times.

     

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    I think we'll see Boyce back there and maybe McCourty, I'd prefer not to lose McCourty to injury and Boyce is built like a bowling ball with a low center of gravity anyhow so he might be best suited for the job.  Blount like MB said would be an interesting change of pace returner, we have depth at RB so I suspect all of these guys will have to contribute on special teams in some way.  I can't wait for Sunday to find out.

     

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    Agree with you 100% on McCourty the safety position is to unsettled. Vareen was back there a few times in pre-season and I believe he did it at Cal for a year I beleive.

    Hear you about Sunday we are beating dead horses in these threads the last few days.

     
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    Dude, Mesko was reliable. That was true. But he was anything better than a nice punter.

     

    But this kid Allen is really one of the best punting prospects to come out of college in a while. I'v ewatched him punt a bunch of times. He played in Conference USA for LA Tech, and trust me ... when they play LSU's defense, they punt a whooole lot. 

     

    He's a two time Ray Guy award winner. I mean, no hard feelings about Mesko, he was a good guy. I liked the way he tackled. But I'm excited about Allen going down the road. He's really a great prospect to bring in, with a ceiling that is much higher than Mesko. 

     

    People here seem to completely ignore special teams ... but I don't. A great punter, and I mean great, can swing whole games. Brad Wing, as crazy as he was, won at least three games for LSU, and very well could have been the MVP in their last win against Bama.

     

    NE's had good special teams, but only really the coverage units shined the last few seasons (they'e been very, very strong), with some flashes from the PR unit. Kicker, Punter, and KR could all stand an upgrade that doesn't involve using your only good safety as a KR. 

     

    I'm also for upgrading Ghost, who is just ok (really tapering toward bad last season). 

     

    And I'm for maintaining more KR specialists too. 

     

    The field position flips and scores great, truly great, special teams can get you win games. 

     

     

     

     
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    It's not about the dynastry being over; it's not about doom and gloom. It's not about being negative. 

    It is about shock and awe.  Very few free agents accept Kelly and Amendola are stilll with the team, we let a reliable good punter go over $900,000; we pick up several guys off the scrap heap we don't know anything about and we have no explanations coming. How is one supposed to feel?

    It's hard to focus on the good stuff we potentially do have (Thomkins, Sudfeld, maybe Sims on PS?) when this stuff happens. No other sport is like this. We have relative stabiltiy with the C's and Sox's rosters. How do expect fans to feel when management makes change after change with no explanation and no accountability.  




    Can I ask how you define accountabilty.  And what accountability and explanations are we as fans actually owed?  Is BB supposed to go to the podium and say things like "please forgive me fans, I scewed that draft pick up?  Or how about I cut this player because he was lousy"?  Maybe BB could be more like Rex and try a sympathy play and cry while he talks to the media. 

     

    What kind of detailed explantions do other teams give?  Or is it just that perhaps some of their coaches deliver their explanations by actually saying nothing but do it in such a way to ingratiate the listener as opposed to the cold unemotional flat way that BB says nothing?   I actually like BB ticking the media off but that's just me. 

     

    There is an old saying "The grass is always greener. . ."

     

     

     

     

     
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    The people complaining are losers. They think they are more intelligent than Bill Belichick and they continually prove they likely cannot even balance a checkbook.

     

    Mt Hurl once said about 5 months ago: "I wish BB did what the Jets did!"  That was in terms of their teambuilding from 2009-2011.

    No lie.

    You get someone as delusional as that attempting to talk down to you and at the same time show they don't get it, and that's a troll.



    You might want to hire someone to balance your checkbook because if you don't think the Pats could have done better in FA and still stayed under the cap in good condition then you have some serious problems.  Thank goodness you aren't an Investment Broker,

    Please show me where Mthurl made the claim you said he did.  Or is it just another one of your lies to push your silly agenda?  We all know that the Jets team was built by Mangini and Rex went in and tore it down to the pathetic team it is today so I seriously doubt Mthurl  stated that.  Again, show me proof.  I'll wait while you go find it...

     
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    It's not about the dynastry being over; it's not about doom and gloom. It's not about being negative. 

    It is about shock and awe.  Very few free agents accept Kelly and Amendola are stilll with the team, we let a reliable good punter go over $900,000; we pick up several guys off the scrap heap we don't know anything about and we have no explanations coming. How is one supposed to feel?

    It's hard to focus on the good stuff we potentially do have (Thomkins, Sudfeld, maybe Sims on PS?) when this stuff happens. No other sport is like this. We have relative stabiltiy with the C's and Sox's rosters. How do expect fans to feel when management makes change after change with no explanation and no accountability.  

     



    ^This.

     

    EXACTLY

    There are literally 10 good things for every one perceived negative from the handwringing whiners led by the RKrap Group.

     


    I read NYC's comment completely different so correct me if I'm wrong but I disagree with his statement about, " How do expect fans to feel when management makes change after change with no explanation and no accountability." They owe the fans a good competitive product. They do not owe us an explanation on every move they make. As BB has said time and time again he makes his decisions on what gives them the best chance to win. We all know he's not always right. But in no way is he obligated to give us an explanation as to why he makes the moves that he does. Do you really think other NFL teams do that? The only one that I would think is obligated to some degree would be the Green Bay Packers since the fans own the team.

    This is a business and just like any competitive business they are not going to tell you what goes on in the cooperate offices and give us an explanation as to why they cut a certain individual or why they pick a certain player over another. Sometimes that information can be a competitive advantage or a disadvantage if leaked. I admire the way this team is run and wouldn't want any other way.

    We can certainly question the moves and it's our right to express our views but it's also the Patriots right to run the business the way they feel will give them the advantage even if it includes not telling us why they did this or that. It's not about in Bill we trust it's about how the organization is run period.

     
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    It's not about the dynastry being over; it's not about doom and gloom. It's not about being negative. 

    It is about shock and awe.  Very few free agents accept Kelly and Amendola are stilll with the team, we let a reliable good punter go over $900,000; we pick up several guys off the scrap heap we don't know anything about and we have no explanations coming. How is one supposed to feel?

    It's hard to focus on the good stuff we potentially do have (Thomkins, Sudfeld, maybe Sims on PS?) when this stuff happens. No other sport is like this. We have relative stabiltiy with the C's and Sox's rosters. How do expect fans to feel when management makes change after change with no explanation and no accountability.  

     

     



    And that's just it, we headed into the last three off seasons with loads of money to spend and come away with virtually nothing. Not good. We saved and saved and saved...planned for the future...pushed today into tomorrow with hopes it will lead to a brighter day. Then we end up with A. Wilson.

     

     

    I've listened to the same koolaid drinkers for the last five years - how we are all spoiled, how we need to wait till next year, how we can't expect to win it every year, we don't know what we are talking about, etc. I'll tell you what, you could put a blind fold on a person, have him throw darts at random names on a wall and he would do no worse than the players we have brought in here over the last three years during free agency. Perhaps better. That's the god's honest truth.

    Typical koolaid article from a year ago...

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1113287-bill-belichick-new-england-patriots-gm-is-quietly-crushing-free-agency

     



    Umm, 3 UDFAs just made the team. If Kline is added again, that's 4.

     

    You just want that big splash like Mike Wallace, for example. Miami may not even make the playoffs. I used to laugh when you and Shizzles would come in here pining for these one trick pony prima donna types. What's next, make a push for Dez Bryant? lol!

    Admit it, you're a moron.  Every year Brady plays well in the regular season and then he sucks in the title game if we make it to one.

    It has nothing to do with how many trendy splashes BB makes to make you sleep easy at night with your Brady doll, Cupcake. Has nothing to do with it.

    Every year, he pulls in a couple nice FAs to help the club and you think we can just wildly throw money around like a moron franchise like Miami, the Jets and whoever else. Then, those teams don't make the playoffs continually and you don't understand why.

    It's about balance on the roster and depth, not a trendy FA signing so the media can talk about you.

    You're like a little child who loves to read all the columns about his team so he can have sweet dreams at night.  

    Meanwhile, the adults here sit back and know the score. I still cannot believe you teach kids.

    Do you talk abou the Pats with your students?  Do they think you're a cuckoo when you whine and complain about this?

    You'll never, ever understand cap management either.  "loads and loads of money". lmao

    A flat cap, new contracts due, and we have "loads and loads" of money. MORON

     

     



    Yes! Yes! Flat cap! New contracts due! Salary cap hell! Wonderful!! It just didn't come true - there wasn't one useful, big name player dumped on the street yesterday due to "salary cap hell". That was what was supposed to happen, correct? Then we were going to swoop right in and gobble them all up...that's what you've been saying for five years.

     

    Try hockey again - something else - because after what you wrote about A. Wilson you need a change.

    1.     Exhibit B, folks. We had Exhibit A above with PatsEng, who also has turned into a BB basher.

    Classic RKrap. Overrates every mediocre signing or overpaid FAs for other AFC teams and then claims things like this for a future HOF Safety.

    Dear RKrap:

    BB plays a nickel base in lile 75% of the snaps. This means we'll see more dime type stuff with BB using Wilson like a coverage or taking off a Spikes or Hightowers more than a Wilson.

    He's not going to be riding the bench. You don't take off a future HOFer who makes your entire D better due to what kind of formation you're supposed to play (non nickel or dime).

    Dumb as a bag of rocks.

    BB is drooling over the possibilites for Wilson in his D and you and PatsEng are making it seem like he'll see the field 25% of the time, which is false.

    A player with this kind of a skill set is bad news for opposing offenses. Wilson was also not taken off the the field last year due to performance either, it was due to them moving on, being out of the playoffs and debuting other young players who may or may not be in their plans after Wilson was leaving.

    ^^Some good stuff right there from our village idiot.

     
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    This roster does not feel like a BB roster as it currently sits. Does anyone ever remember a team like this to start a season? Assuming this is a SB contending team, is there too much youth and too little talent? 

    -35% of the roster is first or second year players

    -if Ghost starts the season with some misses, before this board erupts and calls for his head, lets remember that 33% of a successful FG is on the holder, and Allen has never done this in his life

    -Talib in numerous seasons has missed games with injury. McCourty has played injured the past 2 seasons. Dennard may or may not be suspended. The replacements are Tavon Wilson and 2 rookies. 

    -is LaGarrett Blount really an option at KR? If this team is going to be a 3 and 4 WR spread offense I want Boyce on the field, not getting nicked up on KR. In no uncertain terms do I wish to see McCourty on KR

    -Kelly, Vince and who? This team needs another big body at DT

    -I am of the opinion this is a better team with RasI, Love, Mesko and Washington on the roster. 

    -no one knows any of the behind the scenes situations as the flow of information is non existent. Every one is cognizant of the cap. But does it seem every decision on the roster is made on the cheap? This team has had 2 years of very solid amount of cash to improve the team, and so far the results have been mediocre at best (including last years disaster) 

    -can you tell I am not happy with this roster? 

    -to repeat what so many have said on this board...thankul that TB is on this roster. Lucky the AFC east is still nothing to worry about (although I still have my eye on the Phins)

    -still a week to go and changes can be made on the fly. Today, I am not a happy fan with this roster

     



    I think the starters are a good group, really about as good as you could salvage when you lost your #1 target and yout #3 target. 

     

    But it seems like they replaced them wit real talent. Amendola looks like he can be close to what Welker was, and Sudfeld looks like he could at least gt the reps that Hern did -- before people jump on this ... Hern averaged this line: 58 rec/652 yds/6 TDS. Everything Sudfeld has shown indicates something close to this could be done. 

    And then, lets not underestimate the Thompkins impact. What perimeter WR has looked this good for NE since Moss? Really. Ocho? A broken down Branch who was reliable but never made a real play and couldn't get open against any good corners? Lloyd, who was ok, but couldn't get separation and had a horrible YAC? 

    Thompkins already looks like the answer there. 

    And on defense, yes Adrian Wilson was a bit of a miss, but I never fault BB for trying vets. Exhibit A ... Kelly looks like the best interior pass rusher they've had in years. Jones looks bigger and badder than last season too. Sure, they still have a weakness at SS, but all in all the defense is incrementally improved again.

    So that brings us to the one big roster flaw right now ... depth.

    Yeah, it is something to worry about ... this team, perhaps worse than other recent years, doesnt't have SB quality depth on the roster at any position save RB and LBer. Hopefully that can be addressed in time. 

    But starter for starter ... I really like the team. Really. 

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    Good post Z. I think this is where fans are looking at BB's team building approach in a negative light and they shouldn't be. The man leaves no stone unturned. He will bring in veterans at minimal cost and if they don't work so be it. Our roster for the past few years on the whole has been solid throughout. Depth is a concern in 2 areas only IMO. Tommy Kelly( who looks like Seymour out there with 93) is an underrated signing, and Amendola is a perfect fit for our system. Fans are fascinated with the "big FA" signings when that typically is not the BB way. I understand both sides of it but more often then not the mike Wallace/ Mario Williams signings were not what we needed. 100 million dollars to 2 guys is not how BB does it. Nor should he IMO.

     
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    In response to rkarp's comment:

    This roster does not feel like a BB roster as it currently sits. Does anyone ever remember a team like this to start a season? Assuming this is a SB contending team, is there too much youth and too little talent? 

    -35% of the roster is first or second year players

    Yes they seem a little young. ...but too little talent? Based on what? The fact you are saying so much of the roster is based on 1st and 2nd year players then how do you actually know what you really have have for total team talent yet? Secondly, a good GM or team builder does not just collect talent. He fills roles with football players (if it is a football team). Going after say a CB or choose any position who excels for some other team in some other system but you know or suspect will not work or get your systems or team culture is just dumb and wasteful. Did we not already do stuff like that with Ocho, etc? Yet everyone was oh yeah baby a real WR for Brady, blah blah. This board is a bunch of frauds. The big pharma companies could make a killin advertising Bipolar medication on thses boards.

    -if Ghost starts the season with some misses, before this board erupts and calls for his head, lets remember that 33% of a successful FG is on the holder, and Allen has never done this in his life

    So you already know Allen is getting the holding job over Mallet? Mallet has experience doing that. If Allen does indeed get that gig over Mallet are you suggesting that both the position coach as well as Ghost has not signed off on that and feel comfortable about it based on proven ability through camp and practice?

    -Talib in numerous seasons has missed games with injury. McCourty has played injured the past 2 seasons. Dennard may or may not be suspended. The replacements are Tavon Wilson and 2 rookies. 

    Personally I felt the 2 rookies looked very good for rookies being thrown into the fire playing vanilla defense with no game planing and asked to do various things so that they could be evaluated. 

    -is LaGarrett Blount really an option at KR? If this team is going to be a 3 and 4 WR spread offense I want Boyce on the field, not getting nicked up on KR. In no uncertain terms do I wish to see McCourty on KR

    They barely even get half the kick offs out of the end zone these days with most teams simply taking kness and taking the ball on the 20. Blount, SLater, and I have no problem with using Boyce, otherwise you might as well wrap him in bubble wrap and not play him at all. They are all capable enough to get the ball out past the twenty. They might not be home run threats on a regular but there are only a handful of those in the league, if that. According to Babe TB is so great he carries this team all on his own and is infallable. What difference does it make where you give him the ball he ca't be stopped or slowed down apparently. lol

    -Kelly, Vince and who? This team needs another big body at DT

    They picked up a big body in Francis who is known for being able to anchor and we saw that Vellano can anchor as well. We have to wait for another big body "with push/rush" apparently till after week 6, if Armstead is what they hope him to be? Veterans will get some potential looks after week one.

    -I am of the opinion this is a better team with RasI, Love, Mesko and Washington on the roster. 

    If Ras-I were "fully" healthy I would agree, he might get some call or looks after week 1 when his salary is no longer guaranteed, if that applies to him? Love, nope (not since diabetes). Mesko nope, its a net net plus you save money now and don't potentially lose both he and Allen at the end of the season like Gould and Vinatieri. Washington? For what? Just for the potential kickoff return?

    -no one knows any of the behind the scenes situations as the flow of information is non existent. Every one is cognizant of the cap. But does it seem every decision on the roster is made on the cheap? This team has had 2 years of very solid amount of cash to improve the team, and so far the results have been mediocre at best (including last years disaster) 

    They have a system they follow and it's the same since the run has started. So no the last two years have not been different in my opinion. They simply operate within their framework. Two things have become very evident from observing folks around here however. 1) Everyone must always only buy designer name brands for all their purchases of anything since they only think a player with a name or costs a boat load are any good. 2) They must never ever have a problem with their company hiring a guy as good as them or very marginally better than them at the same job but paying that new hire three times as much as they make. They must never get upset or disgruntled about it. I'm retired but I know that never would have been ok with me. Yet everyone on here always wants the Pats to do just that.

    You mentioned last years disaster? What disaster? The AFCCG? So not having a good day or getting beat by a better team is a disaster? Was it a disaster because they had no talent? If yes then I assume you think the 2007 season AND superbowl loss was also a disaster because they had no talent as well? I mean it couldn't be that they came out and got beat on any given Sunday by a team hungrier to play better on that day could it? I mean honeslty that can not be possible.

    -can you tell I am not happy with this roster? 

    Yep but that is OK you passionately want them to be the best they can be. Strong fan.

    -to repeat what so many have said on this board...thankul that TB is on this roster. Lucky the AFC east is still nothing to worry about (although I still have my eye on the Phins)

    -still a week to go and changes can be made on the fly. Today, I am not a happy fan with this roster




     
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    Amendola (injury prone)
    Edelman (7th rounder that plays like a 7th rounder)
    Boyce (rookie)
    Tompkins (rookie)
    Dobson(rookie)
    Slater (hasn't done anything...ever)
    Sudfeld (rookie)
    Hoomanawanui (?)

    This is what the greatest GM of all time, with $10,000,000 in cap room, has given Brady.  If I were Tom Brady, I'd demand a trade.



    If I'm Brady the O I wouldn't be overally concerned about. Maybe PO'd about the TE situation but not the teams fault Hernandez killed someone. Now the D on the other hand I'd be PO'd if I'm Brady that they didn't put more into the D with all that extra cap space. Becuase it's the D that will win or lose me another ring not the O at this point.

     
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    Here's a question that was asked to BB at the coaches press conference today and his answer that was captured on ESPNBoston.com:


    This marks the fourth time in the last five years that you’ll carry just 2 quarterbacks. In the media, we spent more time focusing on the No. 3 than past years. What led to the decision to conclude that two QBs was best for the team?

    “Because we thought it was the best decision to make for the team. There are a million things that go into every personnel decision. There are a lot of things that play off one another. In the end, we do what we thought was best for the team -- at every position. Every one.”

     

     
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    I like this roster a lot. Never liked the Dowling and Cunningham picks, they just wasted roster space. They havent had receivers this good in a few years, tall fast guys who can catch. The defense is better, Kelly is going to make a big difference inside.

     

     
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    They've been in two Super Bowls since then, been in the playoffs every year.  Considering most team rebuilds, even successful teams, more typically resemble the Giants being out of the playoffs for three straight years, than yes this team has been getting better and better...

    Belichick spoiled Patriot's fans, some of whom allow themselves to think that winning three Super Bowls in four years is normal or "easy," he has spoiled you and you resent him for it, that's why you're constantly knocking him.  

    Read some of these posts, you sound like spoiled, petulant children demanding candy, stomping your feet and screaming... get a grip.



    I enjoy Patriots football.  I love it each time they win, whether it's October or February.  We have been spoiled by regular season victories, but when a player such as Tom Brady is leading the team, they should have been able to win at least one Superbowl since 2004.

    If they were horrible, I could understand leaving $10,000,000 in salary cap room and chincing on this position or that because...who cares...the team isn't good enough to win anyway.  Failing to bring in good talent to surround one of the greatest players in the history of the game is a joke.

    Don't tell me they're younger or that they're faster.  50% of the receiving corps has never played a down in the NFL.

     
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    I guess you didn't watch the pre-season, or maybe you don't remember how far Brady went with Reche Caldwell... I'd love to elaborate but I feel myself getting dumber with each post.

    This happens every year, the doom and gloomers say the end is near, that the dynasty is over... every year they are wrong.



    People are wrong about the dynasty being over?  Next week is the beginning of the 2013 season.  When was the last time this "dynasty" won the Superbowl?

     
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    We all know your game here. If the sky is blue via BB, you claim it needs to be brown.  All you do is pick the opposite.

    LOSER



    The opposite of blue is orange.

     
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    hmmm, i'm not sure if your new "panties" obsession is better or worse than your other one with 14 year old girls panties.  



    He does post about that a lot.  It's a bit unsettling.

     
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    In response to GO47's comment:

    Here's a question that was asked to BB at the coaches press conference today and his answer that was captured on ESPNBoston.com:


    This marks the fourth time in the last five years that you’ll carry just 2 quarterbacks. In the media, we spent more time focusing on the No. 3 than past years. What led to the decision to conclude that two QBs was best for the team?

    “Because we thought it was the best decision to make for the team. There are a million things that go into every personnel decision. There are a lot of things that play off one another. In the end, we do what we thought was best for the team -- at every position. Every one.”

     



    Wow that's a very defensive statement. That's a bit disturbing honestly because you don't make a statement like that unless you aren't comfortable with your team as a whole why make that statement to try to get infront of it?

     
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    And there is no accountability to the fans as to why any of this occurs.

     

     



    Problem with that is too many homers in the fanbase. No changes will be forthcoming if that many fans find going 12-4 in the regular season (on Brady's back), then failing in the playoffs, acceptable.

     

     

    At this point, "in Bill we trust" has become a mindless and blind mantra endlessly mumbled by football zombies.

    When Brady is gone, the feel good is gone. Then many will act like they said so all along.

     

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    Homer?  What are you guys talking about.  So perhaps you would rather see a bunch of vanilla wooses whose fandom switches from team to team as the weather changes. 

     

    Come on Babe we've been around long enough to remember just how badly this team and its entire organization has stunk in the past.  So yeah, I'm a Homer and proud of it!

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    You're confusing rooting for the team with seeing it through rose colored glasses. I do the former, I eschew the latter.

     
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    Re: What is with this roster?

    In response to Salcon's comment:

    He needs to take some GM advice from us forum members.  

     


    How much worse could he do with that tactic? A blindfolded monkey could draft defense about as well as him.

     

     
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    Re: What is with this roster?

    When I look at this roster, I see question marks in the secondary and big questions in the receiving corps and $10,000,000 being unused.

     
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    Re: What is with this roster?


    This is the worst, stupidest roster ever.  BB is so dumb.  I'm going to my room and I'm never ever gonna watch the patriots ever again.

     
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    Re: What is with this roster?

    In response to russgriswold's comment:

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    In response to Salcon's comment:

     

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    He needs to take some GM advice from us forum members.  

     

     

     

     

     


    How much worse could he do with that tactic? A blindfolded monkey could draft defense about as well as him.

     

     

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    A LOT WORSE.

     

    A lot.

    We'd have Dez Bryant in here, Taylor Mays and some other non-fits if we listened to some morons in here going into the draft.

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    Ya queenie, Dez Bryant sucks. Would hate to have a top 5 receiver on my team.

     
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    Re: What is with this roster?

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    The highest scoring offense in NFL history scored 14 points in SB 42.

     

    There's your answer. Our QB is Tom Brady. This little thing you and your fellow BBWs have going here is annoying.

    The 52 other players aren't in there to kiss the ground Brady walks on. This isn't winning one for the gipper.

    Brady had it all. His weapons, his shotgun spread gameplans, but he blew it.  Twice.

    He can blame himself.

    It's all over now, though. BB reined it in. Hey!  We even have a FB on the roster again! A real one!

    lmao

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    Does anyone else hear a record skipping? 

     

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