Re: BB Trade History
posted at 1/1/2014 5:46 AM EST
"Sorry I forget that this board isn't so much about the Pats as it is about internet armchair GMs one upping each other"
Don't forget about the arm chair QBs like yourself and Rusty who can do it so much better than Brady.
Oh, I forget, mocking Brady at any point is acceptable but criticizing Belichick is off limits.
Rusty, as for Beliichick's GM capabitlities, trading is high on the list, I wish he did it a bit more. He's also probably the best there ever was at knowing when a player is either "done" or on the way out. The only one he might have been wrong on in that regard in Vinatieri, but so far Gost has proven a fine replacement.
Belichick is also outstanding at finding value later in the draft.
But he has many weaknesses as a GM also, doesn't mean he is not a good GM, perhaps some years very good, but greatest of all time is a huge leap.
I won't list all the weaknesses here as that's not the main point of the thread, but for starters he struggles to draft high pefoerming cornerbacks and wide receivers (which may also relate to his penchant for trading out of the first round, which is too bad as his first round pick skills are good).
He's also a bit too rigid in contracting negotiations and lets some contract situations become ego driven rather than what's best for the team. His pathetic half-hearted pursuit of Emmanual Sanders was one example of a low point in this area of overly rigid approaches. And I believe not re-signing Branch cost us a Super Bowl win the year the Colts finally beat a sorry Rex Grossman team for Peyton's lone ring...
That said he is still one of the best GMs in the league year over year - but greatest of all time - no. And you won't find a single impartial ranking of GMs that puts him there either. Coach - yes, GM, no.