Re: WR Brandon LaFell visiting Pats
posted at 3/12/2014 11:00 AM EDT
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
Wanting the Pats to improve is fine. Whinning and crying and acting like a baby is not. Man up. It will be ok.
Wazz, we heard this last year, and the year before, and the year before. Please name the FA's who have helped us win playoff games in the last 5 years. Nothing changes unless there is a reason and clearly saying lets sit back and not speak up won't cause that to change. My old man use to tell me being a man is speaking up to make things better when you see something is wrong. Sitting back and just going with the flow is what kids do when they are too scared to speak up.
If you are happy to say, in BB I trust why even be on the forums this time of year? There would be zero to discuss other then, weren't our FA's last year wonderful. Sure they didn't help at all but I'm glad we sat back and went after deals. This system is wonderful.
I agree with Eng here. Not saying anything or toting the pats value line is not acceptable. It would only be if we were winning sb's, and not divorced from a decade of winning the big one. Meanwhile, other teams are winning and some multiple times. You could say we have been to 2 since and a play here or there makes the difference. I agree. However, good players typically make good plays + a bit of luck. You could say if it wasn't for the injuries we would be winning sb's. yes, I agree. But if you have a dollar to spend on 1 player, do you spend it on the one with an injury history, or the one without? In the end, good players need to be on the field at the end of the season. Regular season wonders won't cut it.
What bb does year in and year out makes this team competitive. Can't argue that. However, the question is, is it enough? If you use the SB as the ultimate barometer, then clearly its not enough.
So, what needs to change? Obviously somethinG, right? The formula needs to be tweaked. Better drafting and better FA moves would seem logical if you look at our past in these 2 areas.
I don't think anyone is condoning spending wildly. I think a few like myself want to see more quality FA added. Yes it will take money, but getting good players requires it.
So Asante Samuel, Rodney Harrison, Wes Welker and Tom Brady aren't good players? Those were the four guys who could have made the plays to win the last two superbowl losses.
I guess you prefer the Giants and Steelers appraoch to win a couple superbowls and then suck and not make the playoffs to get some higher draft picks and hopefully return again in 3 or 4 years.
No thanks. I'll keep the system that allows the Pats to have a chance in the post season where anything can happen and they still make it to an AFC championship game despite being descimated with injuries.
I don't discount your opinion though. To each their own.
Well thank you for not discounting My opinion. I appreciate yours as well.
its a good point you make but I will counter it with this...
do you really want Ellis Hobbs on plaxico Burress 1 on 1?
How about Chung protecting your backside and helping over the top on Nicks?
wendell as your starting C who gets blown up by big, quick DL Like the giants front 4?
or, your 2 TE offense that relies on 1 of the parts to be on the field in critical games but is perennially injured?
So it doesn't come down to just one play. Thete are probably a half dozen that define a game. I get your point on the stars you mention. It's the other ones who were drafted or acquired to start that concern me.