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I don't pretend to know more then BB, like you, murtl, babe, and tcal. I dont pizz on the guys team building skills while he is nearing the end of the greatest run in professional sp
do think the losses of great coaches,and player personnel, that BB brought with him from the cleveland where he actually developed his system of grading players with ozzie,saban,lafrentz,weiss,RAC,Pioli, and a slew of others has hurt h coaching staff. Hey that is what happens when you build a dynasty. I still think our current staff is good, but RAC was the longest tenured coach in the NFL, you think guys listen to Matt Patricia as much as they did Crennel? Anybody who doesn't agree with that idea, I would love to hear why?
Now, BB as we know, is, and always has been a defensive master mind. Before I get the same b.s over the top responses from the "Clan" like, "youg about offense rah, rah, rah, yes of course BB knows offensive football, but we know the guy who has his super bowl defensive game plan in the hall of fame is a defensive coach andll be. We see it every time the D comes off the field as he is on 1 knee coaching them up in game, while the offense runs itself.
Now, I think McD has made significant gains in restoring some variety in our offense, as we not only had a great passing game like usual, but for the past 2 years we were 9th in rushing. We were a one dimensional offense too often before that and it still rears it's ugly head from time to time.
2010 after trading Moss we adopted the run game and Brady was the only unanimous MVP in league history, relying on the run lead to 4 interceptions for the year. An immobile QB like Tom Brady needs a good running game, and we have always had one of the better O -lines to accomplish that. See 2008 when cassel came in and we were 6th in the league in rushing with lamont freaking jordan and sammy morris toting the rock.
I think BB is the greatest coach and general manager this game has ever seen, but when you lose people close to you, that helped you accomplish the great things you have done, it will have a negative impact on your business. This is true in all facets of life.
I stand by my thoughts that we have still fallen back on the greatest QB in the history of the game to win with his right arm in too many situations that didn't need it. Good post season defense's have slowed us down because of it. We have scored 14, 13, 21, 17, and 13 in our last 5 post season exits.
3 or 4 guys here think it is because BB suddenly forgot how to acquire talent after a 40 year career of scouting and growing up as the son of Navy's great scout Steve Belichick. Others think our defense has sucked despite allowing 17, and 19 points in 2 super bowl losses, 1 person who might have more then 1 personality thinks it is all Brady's fault. I try to remove the variables from the equation, Belichick is still here, I think the losses of great coaches that the greatest coach of all time trusted and relied on throughout his entire head coaching career has been a major factor in tough post season losses.
Individual players didn't show a mental toughness that is usually instilled in you by not only your head coach, but your O.C and position coaches. Yes, I think we should have relied on the run game more, not because we would have run for 6 ypc and scored 4 rushing td's in those games, but because running goes hand in hand with successful passing and prevents a defense from guessing right, and defense's sure have done a lot of that in our last 5 playoff exits.
Anyway, BB knows what he is talking about, as usual, and I don't think anything in what he just said conflicts with my opinion. Some games you have to pass more, some games you have to run more, but ask yourselves this question...How many games do you remember int he past 5 or 6 years, where we should have passed more then we did? Now, how many games do you remember where we should have ran more then we did?
I'm sure prolate won't remember any, because our coaching staff no matter how many hits it takes, is always right, but our GM BB can't even acquire enough talent to win super bowls....only go 12-4 every year. Must be a fine line in how much talent it takes to get you 12-4 but lose on the last 2 minutes of super bowls.
Sorry about the rant...Go Pats!
Great post TC. I bet that felt good!
This discussion has morphed into a few guys beating their chests in triumph as they proclaim themselves winners of an opinion based debate. Its funny, kind of.
my entire point of view has never been about magical ratios that this team must hit in order to win. This was concocted by either prolate or zbellino somehwere in our 3 year long talk. I felt that until the past 2 seasons we were too predictable on offense.
I defend BB the GM more then most but i am on record as disliking how little value he places on the RB position. We went 2 full seasons with undrafted free agents as our 2 starters. Anyway, it is not only the run game that took a back seat imo, it was screen passes, check downs, utilization of FB's, throwing the ball to 7 or 8 receivers as opposed to 3or 4.( you guys remember...Bradys favorite receiver was "the open one")
These are my opinions. I feel that the very poor showing by our offense in our last 5 playoff exits illustrates my point. 14, 13, 21, 17, and 13 points scored in 5 playoff losses in a row. I think effective use of balance leads to a more efficient offense. sorry if I am an idiot in thinking that .
A few of my detractors will exaggerate my statements into blown out of proportion crap that ive never said like, you think you know more then BB, or you think running x amount of times = a win every time...blah blah. As a fan who has literally not missed 1 single game since 1996 and watched many before that, i stand by my opinion that our offense has been missing something in big games Since 2007.
If you dont like it then dont read my posts. If you disagree, good, but dont fall back on the empty opinion that if our offense was broke BB would fix it, because as we see by our 15.3 points per game scoring average in our last 5 playoff losses, our beloved coach, and general manager, best in Nfl history has not fixed it. So unless you think he was happy with the results, or nothing could have been done differently to change these outcomes then you are 100% dead wrong.
Now put some ice on your chests shizzle, zbellino and prolate. You dont want to bruise up.
Why are putting my name in your post? I havent replied to you nor do I know what this means. Care to elaborate?
I dont have a problem with you because you admitted you dont like the lack of value places on RBs. The truth is he isnt any good at drafting them so he isnt gonna draft one 1st round again and as long as teams keep dumping good RBs, he wont have to. I may not agree but I know WHO to blame if I place it. BB runs the show. You have admitted as much. Thats a start. Now talk to your buddies.,....wozzy and russ
Some things you gotta accept. BB does NOT value the WR or RB position unless you are a hall of famer at that position. Dillon/ Moss.
He isnt very good at drafting DBs. He isnt very good at drafting WRs. Before you bring up this years class of rooks, just remember to do your research. They are in the bottom 3rd of rookie WRs. KT doesnt look as good as after weve saw guys like Keenan Allen and Marlon Brown play all season. Do your research please. They are nice peices but we could have done better (5th round Stills over Boyce) better system fit and he is killing it. Boyce is on I/R after a redshirt season.
He didnt draft a linebacker for 10 years here. He likes and prefers Vets at that position but has been recently forced to go with the draft with some success. Mayo, Hightower?? not yet
He is seemingly GREAT at knowing how to find talent at the QB position and even better at developing them Brady (Cassel, Hoyer, Mallet)
He is very good at taking numbers and making sense out of them and creating a formula for success. Sometimes he sticks to these formulas to the detriment of the team
BB is not perfect but his coaching in game as well as having the best QB in the league is a masking device for the recent bad free agent signings(fanene, Ocho, Albert,etc and missed draft picks(Butler, wheatley, wilhite, ras i, Chad Jackson, T.Price, B.tate)
BB is gonna do what BB wants to do. He is the definiton of someone doing it HIS way yet you all want to put ALL the success at the Feet of BB and all his failures at the feet of O.C's, QBs',etc who dont make the gameplan, but are relied on to execute BBs master plan. Unless someeone wants to disprove this by showing us film of BB saying He lets the O.C. run the show and has no say, you alices need to pipe down. He has done nothing but say "IF any call doesnt go right, its ultimately on ME" Directo Quote. but you all continue to put words and thoughts into the mans head.