Re: Devin McCourty
posted at 11/28/2010 11:11 AM EST
Oh sure, it's fine to be upset but if you read some posts it's almost like people are enjoying torching the Pats based on what the talking heads were saying (which is complete crap most of the time bc the talking heads only spew out the consensus anyway).
I guess I had faith that a first round pick in last years draft would make an immediate impact. I'm not surprised McC turned into an immediate starter and their best d back based on the Mankins pick (another 'dumb' pick).
I also get peeved because some of the people calling for BB heads are the same ones who want Moss back next year. If it's not shiny or sexy, they don't consider a move good. That is NOT how this team operates. Regardless, the shiny moves (signing Peppers, drafting for need immediate regardless of value) often don't work. So you have part-time fans calling for BB's head based on what some moron at ESPN said (yes, Steve Young is a moron for some of his comments on the pats draft) and part-time fans ending their fandom based on one of the best picks BB has ever made. It's just silly.
I'm also not saying 'Trust in BB'. They've made several bad picks based on measurables alone (Wheatley and Crable stand out), but the McC pick felt entirely different based on what I read (and based on the fact his brother, who wasn't as good at Devin, started the year before for the Titans).
In Response to Re: Devin McCourty
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Devin McCourty : That's my point Rock, we as fans don't know the actually grades and have to rely on what others saw and scouting reports. For most the pass rush has been the biggest problem both this year and last while the secondary was steadily improving at the end of last year. You can't blame fans for getting upset and posting frustrations in the heat of the moment when they turned down the chance to get what was considered at the time 2 great pass rushers. That's like going back after a car accident, which paid for a brand new car, and listen to how you reacted at that moment. Of course there is going to be people upset and needing to vent, the forums are a great place for it too. So to repost this looking back and seeing how wrong we were is kind fun but some of these posters are acting like they knew right away how this was going to turn out and how much smarter they are then everyone else only 7 months after the fact. With the Butler example I was trying to do a couple things. Reemphasize that hindsight is 20/20 and our past history of picking CB's, which was poor at the time. Given our history of CB's it's not unreasonable for those who only had scouting reports to read would be confused by the McCourty pick. We should have all trusted in BB but even he doesn't get them all right so during the draft I never harp on people for getting frustrated over not getting a player they wanted or during the season if their player turned out to be a bust, right or wrong. BTW in 09' I wanted Maualuga over Chung too, but now I would take Chung over Maualuga. Though I'm not sure if I'd rather have Matthews or the list of Butler, Tate, Edelman, and Gronk that is a hard choice truthfully right now, given the way Edelman is having trouble holding on to the ball, Tate can't seem to run routes, and Butler has been relocated to the 4th CB at times. But Gronk vs Matthews is a tough one, essentially given that our pass rush this season could have been Cuningham and Matthews at OLB with Spikes and Mayo ILB.
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