Re: Belichick whiffs in the 3rd again...
posted at 8/7/2013 5:38 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
Newsome has had the benefit of one of the greatest safeties and linebackers of all time anchoring his defense every year.
RESPONSE: BB has had the benefit of havin the greatest QB of all-time run his team every year, save for the 2000 season. He also inherited several good defenders, such as Tedy Bruschi, Ty Law, and Willie McGinest.
Whose fault is it that it took him so long to find a competent QB?
RESPONSE: Please!! QB is acknowledged by all people who know anything about pro-football as being the most difficult position to fill...and the most important. But, Newsome traded up in 2007 to land Joe Flacco. He' one of the picks that you didn't care to speak of. Even you must adnit hat the Pats were extremely lucky to score with the 199th overall pick in the 2000 draft...when they got Tom Brady.
He traded up to select Boller in 2003 and then proceeded to not select a QB with a high pick until Flacco.
RESPONSE: Correct. And the Pats were the beneficiary of his move up for Boller...as the Ravens traded away their #1 pick in 2004...which the Pats used to select Vince Wilfolk.
If part of drafting is drafting well for need like you claim then Newsome unequivocally failed for 5 seasons.
RESPONSE: Stop trying to change the subject! No one is talking about what Newsome did, or didn't do, from 2000-05. This discusion is about BB generally poor drafts, from 2006-present...and whether his poor drafts were a major reason why the Pats haven't won a SB, since 2005. So please...stop avoiding.
The point here is not to disparage Ozzie who by all accounts is an excellent GM, but this whole premise of Tex's to compare BB to Ozzie and then conclude that BB is bottom of the league at drafting is just insane.
RESPONSE: False! The only time I compared Ozzie with BB was from 2006 to present...and I used the Ravens as an example because they have outplayed the Patriots in three consecutive playoff games, in 2009, 2011, and 2012, all played in Foxborough...winning two of them, and a SB.
My premise, for at least the 10th time now...is that BB's poor drafting from 2006-present is a major reason why the Pats haven't won another championship, since 2005. Got it!
Now...do you agree with that premise, or disagree? If you disagree, please point out the players drafted by BB in that consecutive 8 year period, from 2006-2013, that you think were hits.