Re: Ya know what's nice?
posted at 12/12/2012 6:33 PM EST
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
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In response to mthurl's comment:
True, if one single guy could change a defense he'd have to be a very very special/impact type of guy...Talib is not that. However do you think it takes four drafts, four free agency periods and four off seasons to improve your defense? We almost entirely rebuilt this roster back in the early dynasty years between our first and second super bowl - those two teams were vastly different in personel...it didn't take 4 years. You see teams change dramatically in one off season - you get a team that basically stinks one year and then they add a couple of pieces and they are in the playoffs. Look at Washington, they add a QB and suddenly they are on the brink of the playoffs.
QB is a unique position so I'm not sure if the analogy applies to a defense. In addition I think NE had to replace a lot more guys than some teams do that appear to have quick turnarounds. Think about it. Wilfork is the only guy on this team that was on the 2007 team that went 16-0 on the defensive side of the ball. Belichick had to literally replace the entire defense without the benefit of the highest draft picks because we haven't stopped winning.
Could it have been done faster? In theory maybe. I see you alluded to what he did between 2001 and 2003 and that was a pretty remarkable run in terms of the draft and FA acquisitions that were made. But that is an impossibly high standard imo. There were a lot of things that had to go right for that to work. I don't think we approached it any differently this time, it just took longer because not every move works out. Hell you could argue as good as BB is even he was due for some mean reversion. You can't be almost 100% accurate forever. I really think what Belichick has done as GM here is severely underrated by a lot of fans (although I will give you credit for acknowledging what was done between our 1st and 2nd SBs since even that is often glossed over since it was a while ago in football terms).
Absolutely unreasonable post. Facts are not allowed on this board. GET OUT!
Is it a fact that BB spent almost his entire last draft on defense and just traded mid-season for a high profile, bad boy DB?
Are those facts?
Nobody said the Defense was excellent last year, but they surely played better than the offense in the playoffs. It was prevalent that they needed to trade up and get more impact players on defense; I don't think anybody is denying that. Also, the offense didn't need to be critiqued in the offseason; it already had an immense amount of talent. It's just a matter of executing when they need to execute. In fact, it was the offensive gameplan that needed to be changed, which is what most of us wanted. The implementation of a consistent run game has surely helped both sides of the ball. No questions asked.
But when you allocate 1/6 of your cap to one player on one side of the ball, it's hard to distribute the money on defense. We are blessed to have TFB, arguable the GOAT. But having him on your squad makes cap management a bit harder. You act like all of our cap is dedicated to the Defensive side of the ball and they're underachieving. So when your core players (highest paid- on offense) aren't performing in the biggest games of the year, I think that's where part of the blame needs to be.
Goodness Babe, would it hurt you to EVER give a compliment to the D or critique the offense just once? So you think the Offense played great in the Ravens game? How about Super Bowl 46? What about Super Bowl 42?