Re: What is your opinion of this question?
posted at 12/25/2013 6:41 PM EST
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
In response to Cloudyandrain's comment:
Q: Bill Belichick is a great coach, but at what point do we start to question his drafting ability and/or ability to develop players? A lot of talk has been made about Tom Brady winning despite his supporting cast, but shouldn't the question be, "How has Belichick built this team?" I understand that Aaron Hernandez's arrest changed things, but they have not drafted well.
Steve in Pittsburgh
A: The Patriots have drafted well enough to win the AFC East title, but of late, the drafts have left them more vulnerable to playoff losses. If there is a criticism, I'd offer it's that Patriots scouting is too coach-driven. Belichick will rely on the opinions of college coaches and coaches on his staff instead of the scouting department. You sense that trend when the Patriots take clumps of players out of the same college, one that has a head coach Belichick trusts and respects. Belichick changed the game, though, when he drafted Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, turning to a two-tight end offense that could score 30-plus points a game. He deserves credit for that. The true test of recent drafts on defense will be how many of those choices are signed to extensions. It can't be horrible because the Patriots win so many games, but they are coming up short on Super Bowls, which leaves them open to some criticism.
I respond with a question...
Among the top teams (teams who consistently had orginally assigned picks in the lower third of the round) of the 2000-2012 era, which ones have drafted better?
Somehow some fans live in a fantasy land thinking this. Coming up short in SBs? yes why hasn't BB drafted only All Pros wherever he drafted? -and if an all pro CB hadn't dropped an INT, I guess Bb should have drafted better. and when they went 18-1 instead of 19-0 that was bad drafting too.u mean why didn't he have someone better than Rodney at safety to stop the only helmet catch in nfl history. I mean what is wrong with BB anyways
And to get to SB 46 he should have drafted better too, I mean losing a SB on a last minute TD and not getting the Hail Mary was more bad drafting.
And this year after losing 6 all pros or near all pros he should have drafted better or they would certainly win the SB. And if he would have drafted better they would have already won the number 1 seed, What a loser BB must be
And heaven forbid that any of the other 31 teams that have lost for years and finally have enuf talent to win something might get lucky and catch a break
And after all of this can the loser who gave the answer to espn name the someone who would definitely do better to guarantee a SB win?
There wa a tool guest hosting on MandM saying that since BB didn't draft a Calvin johnson like wr BB failed. And he certainly should have gotten one as a FA, and even if he might not have the cap money to get any other good players. TB and a great wr would have gotten the pats a SB win. oopsTB did have RM.
sometimes I just want to bang my head agsinst the wall listening to people like this, and dome even get paid,