Re: What should BB have done about the WR position.
posted at 9/16/2013 9:39 PM EDT
In response to expertmike's comment:
Why is it that people with expert in their name rarely are?
The reason the receiving corp was disassembled was it didn't work. How many superbowls did they win? 0!
Hate to tell you but the talent level was raised considerably. Even an "expert" should be able to see that.
Wouldn't you rather have a guy that makes the tough catches over one that drops the tough catches? I would!
The receiving corp didn't work? Pats were the NFL #1 scoring offense last year: 34.8 ppg. So far this year they are 24th of 32: 18 ppg. Good thing BB raised the talent level considerably. Good thing we got guys who can make the tough catches.
Why so much reluctance on this board to call out BB for unnecessarily diminishing this team?
Has cap money. Has long had one of the best QBs in NFL history. Could/should have phased-in young receivers over a few years. Interesting that he's never been able to pick or develop one - until now - he suddenly hits the jackpot with three rookie receivers, all superior to the vets, according to you.
Understand that those in positions of authority are not automatically right. When they grow increasingly bone headed, it's good to think and talk about it. BB's gotta be flustrated with the bad drafting outcomes. Bad Chad Johnson outcome. Bad AH outcome, especially just after resigning him. Bad luck with Gronk. Seems like he's adopted a scorched earth policy wrt these rookie receivers - force fit em in there - flailing about.
How well did that receiving corp do in the superbowl, not very. They became the Manning Colts, great regular season and fantasy football numbers but choke on the big stage.
Ah, we won't call BB out because he didn't diminish the team. He brought in more talented rookies with greater upside to compliment TB for the rest of his career. Now comes the fun part of watching them grow.
Yes amazing how that happened, three rookies beat out all the vets they let go. And those rookies are bigger and faster than the vets they replaced. And on top of that they are better at stretching the field than the vets were. They also don't turn turtle as soon as they catch the ball and get YAC!
Almost forgot to mention how not going after big name receivers allowed the Pats to build one of the best D's in the league. I'm surprised an expert can't see all of that.
BTW are you really Ron Borges?