Re: Colts Disgrace Themselves
posted at 10/27/2011 6:10 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Colts Disgrace Themselves
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Colts Disgrace Themselves : I never said BB didn't do a great job that season. But without that schedule he wouldn't have done THAT great a job. If we're going to say the schedule wasn't a huge factor, we have to say Sporano was a great coach that year as well - and we KNOW that isn't true.
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
The Dolphins that Sparano inherited weren't that bad, talent wise. Don't forget that the 2007 'Fins were "coached" by Cam Cameron, a/k/a Mr. Fail Fast First. For those who don't know what I'm referring to: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-preseason/09000d5d80154651/Cameron-Fail-Forward-Fast
The Cameron regime are the geniuses who traded away Wes Welker to the Patriots for a 2nd round draft pick...and were counting on Daunte' "Wounded Knee" Culpepper, and John Beck, a/k/a "The Beck Girl", to play QB for them. Is there any wonder why Cameron's Clowns "failed fast"??
But, in 2008, Bill Parcells took over...and brought in Chad Pennington to play QB, and added pro-bowl LT Jake Long through the draft...among others, through free agent acquisition...in a huge overturning of the roster, similar to what the Patriots did in 2001: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Miami_Dolphins_season
The 2008 Dolphins had talented RBs, in Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown. To maximize their effectiveness, the Dolphins played "ground and pound", and introduced the Wildcat formation...which, for the first half of the season, caught the league off guard.
Getting back to the 2008 Patriots, nobody thought that they would win 5 games without Tom Brady. We're just going to have to agree to disagree about the so-called soft Patriots' schedule minimizing BB's 11 win accomplishment. No question that Tom Brady is one of the greatest QBs of all-time. But, in 2008, BB proved beyond all doubt that he was one of the greatest coaches of all-time, capable of winning with or without Tom Brady.
That said, the Patriots' great success in the past decade has been due primarily to the collaboration of these two future first ballot Hall of Famers.