Re: Amendola The worst signing by the Pats, considering the cost, ever
posted at 1/20/2014 9:02 AM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:
They had great recievers: Gronk and Hernandez. They also had Edelman, Amendola + 3 rookies.
You think they should have added more to that? Maybe they should sign 8 WRs this off season?
Crime and injury screwed them.
Tell me - who were they supposed to pick up in September? Were their all pro WRs available?
Your bawling is understandable - you are emotional. But instead of repeating your yoga mantra "we need a WR" - why don;t you explain how and why a team that had Gronk and Hernandez locked up with huge contracts would pay for #1 WRs? They had already signed Amendola to save money.
What exactly did you expect? The team with ytwo all pro 23 year old TEs and two excellent slot recievers and 3 rookie WRs to go out and sign more?
I expect the Greatest GM of All Time to know a little about the character of the guys he's drafting and giving long term contracts to.
I expect him to refrain from giving long term contracts to major injury risks.
I expect him to sign quality guys he has to contracts instead of going out and signing injury risks from other teams.
I expect him to draft ONE, ONE, ONE, ONE...JUST FRICKKIN' ONE quality wide recevier in a decade.
I expect him to look at his lineup and say, "Let's see, we have Gronk who is always hurt, Hernandez, who is a frigggin' punk, and three rookies. This is a problem. I should sign or trade for a wide receiver who has a proven track record of success."
So you expect BB to see the future. Because you knew that Hernandez was a criminal, right?
When they signed Amendola - this team was stacked with talent:
Gronk, Hernandez, Amendola, Edelman, 3 rookie WRs, Ridley, Vereen, Brady
That is better than the Broncos offense. Better than the Broncos.
If BB had added more to that we would have thought he was insane. Now in january, you can whine all you want but the plan as constructed was a championship plan.
Reality is - Hernandez is a psycho (not predictable); Gronk took forever to heal arm (not predictable), Gronk blew out knee (not predictable); Amendola blew out groin (predictable because he gets hurt a lot); Vereen broke his hand (not predictable); Ridley became a fumble machine (not predictable); Brady can't throw beyond 35 yards anymore (predictable - he is getting old).
Plans vs Reality is why you play sports.
Your plan - sign nothing but WRs no matter how much offensive talent you allready have - is a stupid plan. But I get it, you are emotional. You've been crying; crying a lot.
Pull yourself together.