Re: gasoline to the
posted at 10/30/2013 2:43 PM EDT
In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
Regardless of whether you think BB is the best GM ever or that he couldn't draft his way out of a wet paper bag, BB's dual roles as the de facto GM and head coach will never change for as long as he's here. For me, I keep coming back to his overall success - 5 SB appearances and playoffs all but 2(?) years. Pretty impressive. I also won't overlook the fact that he has had a particularly tough time finding players at specific positions - WR and CB - and there have been some questionable FA moves at times, too.
Those that want to bash BB by saying Brady is the straw that stirs the drink overlook the fact that BB has been able to draft, develop or trade for some pretty good talent to surround Brady with over the years. Brady couldn't have done it alone. Has BB been perfect in acquiring talent? Not even close. But he's been pretty successful fielding teams that, while not always championship-calibre, have consistently been competitive. And his coaching abilities are not in question, so if you feel he's leaving the cupboard bare talent-wise, he must be doing ok as a coach.
I think most fans know we have it good and that we should enjoy it while it lasts.
My whole professional life has and is based upon data and results. Results are factual data. I could argue that the results are flawed but you can't hide from results.
During BB tenure at NE we are the most succesful franchise in the league. What else can the guy do?
Now I live to talk about football, the good, the bad and the ugly...it's fun for me. Please don't ever take this to mean I believe that BB has done a bad job.
If I ever met the man I would thank him for the best 13 years of football I've ever had.