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Honestly isn't it too late at this point? I mean here we are again talking about what we are going to do next year - we had the time/money to take care of it this year...instead we signed Adrian Wilson. We had the money and time last year and we signed Gregory and Fenene. We had the cap space two years ago and we went out and signed Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis, yet here we are again spending as if we have a rookie quarterback, new head coach and play in a small market.
The free agency approach we have taken the last five years has been abysmal - most GM's would of been fired for some of the players that have been brought in during that span - our's has the best coach and quarterback in football to bail him out. No other guy could of survived signing...Haynesworth, Ocho, Fenene, Shaun Ellis, Joseph Adai, Robert Gallery, Stallworth, Gonzalez, Springs, Bodden, Tully Banta Cain, Fred Taylor, Galloway, Torry Holt, Schianaco, Fells, etc. You could of grabbed a kid from McDonalds...blind folded him...and had him throw darts at random free agent names on a wall and he would of done better than that. That's the honest to God's truth. Fact. I love Bill Belichick, but come on.
Every name on your list are either back up or fringe players, minus the very good Leigh Bodden who was a great signing before his career ending inury. The reason why we couldn't spend a ton in FA in 2009 and 2010 is because Seymour, Brady, Wilfork and Mankins all came due at the same time.
Read those names again. Arguably, each player is literally the best at their respective
This is like saying Will Svitek was a bad signing as a swing Takle back up. Gallery decided to retire.
BB had BJGE, Woodhead, Faulk and then Ridley and Vereen in 2011. Addai wasn't even a lock to make the team with that RB group.
In 2008, we weren't winning a SB with Shawn Springs with Samuel gone, Brady injured and all those HOF kind of players old or retired, so no one has a clue why on earth you would even mention his name.
The fact is, Brady and his spoiled self choked in the 2007 postseason and did it again in 2011. This is what you keep dancing around constantly. People call me a troll and really YOU are the troll by typing what you just did, instead of ADMITTING Tom Brady is the real reason why we've lost 2 SBs, why Gallery or Addai didn't not make Brady suck in his recent postseasons.
You glossing over that fact is WHY you're a troll. You, RKrap, all of you. You're pathetic. You whine about BB the GM everyday, all day long, for years now because Brady in his chosen offense, underperformed for our team and the fans.
All you do as a little turd here, is ignore all the HOF players or borderline HOFers BB lost transitioning from 2007, to 2008 and into 2009. That's all you do. Then, you also ignore the Lockout and how not knowing the new economic landscape, really meant you could only compete for FAs on 1 or 2 year deals. All the teams that signed guys to big deals after 2010, got burned. All of em.
Crumpler, Woodhead, Carter, Waters, Anderson, and these kinds of signings were intstrumental in 2010 or 2011. They were smart, strategic moves that should have netted a SB title in 2011, but one guy and his little social buddy mucked it all up for those people by underperforming.
Ninkovich and Arrington, while not stars, were also important FA signings that have clearly helped. Dan Connolly is another as is Ryan Wendell.
So, Addai being lazy and cut or Gallery deciding to retire like Joe Panos did for us in 2001 has NOTHING to do with why Brady continued to fail our team in these postseasons with his preferred finesse offenses that Gomer had in his domes to chase stats. NOTHING.
NE went 37-5 in 2010 and 2011 yet somehow the GM was bad and only Brady bailed out BB the GM? That's flat out false because in 2010, BB was by far and away the GM of the year on top of coach of the year by dealing Moss and Maroney, and getting Branch back in here so Brady could be fixed. Brady was AWFUL at the start of 2010. Moss was dealt, Brady better. Who traded Moss to fix Brady? BB!
The only reason why it's "here we are talking about it again" is because you and RKrap are trolls wanting to bring it up again.
Neither of you have EVER, and I mean EVER, EVER has said "I am disappointed with Tom Brady's postseasons lately."
NOT ONCE. NOT ONCE.
I find that incredibly disturbing because it means you think Brady is gay and you think you can steal him away from Giselle, or you have such severe mental illness, you continue to bring it to this board to try to infect us here.
Read the fine print:
In the salary cap era, and thus of all time, no GM has the resume of working FA and the draft better in conjunction than Bill Belichick. Hence, BB is the best GM of all time.
Ironically, YOU and RKrap were in here from 2009-2012 ranting and raving about how you wished BB did what the Jets did which is the teambuilding approach which has clearly failed and nowhere near the apporach BB used.
The fact is, these younger players on this up and coming D, almost all of whom are homegrown or acquired in creative ways (Arrington, Nink, Talib), don't have SB rings, so you think BB needs to go out and get the trendy FA name so you can be tucked in at night and sleep well.
The other reality is, the players he's drafted here, from 2010-2012, if not maybe even this year with such an impressive start by these WRs, our talent comes from within more so now than ever due to the flat cap BB and Kraft knew would destroy some teams who thought the cap would rise somewhat early in the new CBA. They were wrong. DEAD WRONG.
You're wrong. Cap hell exists, we're witnessing it with the Steelers, Giants, Tampa Bay has a top heavy team with overpriced players which has destroyed their depth.
All 0-4, possibly soon to be 0-5.
This is what you want? This is what you morons wanted?
I'm a troll? Yeah, well I only think Bill Belichick is the best coach the league has ever seen and I think Brady will go down as the best quaterback that ever played...haven't missed a game in 15 years, etc. Meanwhile you bash our hall of fame quarterback in every argument. Every one.
You were/are wrong about player acquisitions, the salary cap and why we win...and why we lose. You've been doing it for the four years I've been on here and I'm sure much longer. Truthfully I'm more impressed that Belichick and Brady have been able to win so much IN SPITE of our free agent signings (not because of them). It makes me laugh so hard that I kind of pee myself (just a little) that you can look back at the last 5 years of free agent signings - and millions upon millions spent - and only come up with a guard who didn't want to play one single second longer than he had to with us, a defensive end that lasted 8 games and a backup tightend that was cut after one season (and also dropped a sure touchdown pass that could of won a playoff game for us). Laughable. I get secondary embarrassment just reading some of the stuff you type.
That is a very weak retort from you and that is because you have nothing to move forward with whatsoever.
Brady simply underperformed with HOF defensive players in SB 42 or no HOF players in SB 46.
There really is no difference. At the end of it all, it comes down to Tom Brady like it does with any team's QB and if they think they can win a SB.
It's one thing to be outplayed, but to throw it all away on offense when it's what Brady wanted ,when it mattered most, is not on Bill Belichick as the GM.
It's too late for that. It's why Brady has sucked in his home stadium in AFC title games. I don't mean being average, but SUCKED.
Not once, not twice, but now 3 times. Brady. Will Brady improve in the 2013 postseason?
If I was talking to a guy from Miami or a guy in NY I'd defend every single player we have brought in here over the last 5 years and make excuses for every single one of them, but not here. Here I feel like I can be objective and say the truth, because I'm talking to fans of the team...just like me. I feel like I can vent. Now if I was on business down in Philly and ran into a Eagle's fan (which has happened before), I'd defend everything (which I've done before), but I'll tell you what...I've never been anywhere where I've had to defend Brady. It didn't matter if I was talking to a guy from Indy, or a guy from Pittsburgh...they all appreciated what that guy does, but you don't. The only place I've ever had to defend Brady is right here with you - now that's the definition of a TROLL.