Re: Gresh Slapping CHB on 98.5
posted at 9/16/2013 3:28 PM EDT
In response to FrankDooley's comment:
So, you hold no player or players accountable for performing well all year on offense and then severly underperforming in January and February?
How does that make sense? So, the player or players who, as humans, all of a sudden crap the bed in ONE game, that's on BB?
You can't have your cake and eat it too, which is what you're trying to do.
The fact is, SB 46's loss is worse for two reasons:
1. It would have atoned for SB 42's debacle.
2. NE had control of the game the entire second half after not playing all that well in the first half, up 10-9 at the half.
So, our D while holding them to FGs, waiting on Brady and Welker, whoever else (Mankins) to get their revenge from SB 42, THEY were our WORST players and the most expensive!
So, whining about not paying Brady in 2010 fast enough or Mankins, etc, Kraft is cheap, then BB does it, the players need to hold themselves accountable.
The approach was to invest heavily on offense because offense wins championships today. I agree with the approach.
Now, that was since 2007 when BB gave Brady Moss and Welker. 2010, he had to adjust due to Moss's situation and he gave him two TEs, and reacquired Branch.
Just look at how Brady played with the tools he was given by BB in the postseasons!
Not good, dude!
So, BB takes the fall for INTs on 1st downs or not running to the right of the end zone or throwing high and wide?
Why? Why is BB responsible for those decisions on the field?
I am saying if on field decisions cost them Super Bowl 42, and then five years later similar decisions by the same players are still costing you Super Bowls. That means you have not fixed the problem and that is not good coaching. Personally, I do not think on field decisions "cost" them either Super Bowl. I think the Giants had a superior game plan on offense and defense in both games, and BB was not able to adjust at halftime.
Do you think there is a chance that some of those mistakes were made by players because the Giants managed to defend the Patriot offense in a way they were not prepared for?
If they are straight bad decisions, at some point, holding the players accountable is the head coach. Don't you think? Is that not a part of the head coach job description?
Again, your own argument works against you, if Welker, Brady and Mankins are our most expensive and our worst players in the biggest game of the year then I would say the GM failed the team on that one.
If BB invested heavily in the offense because offense wins championships and still didn't win a championship then he invested in the wrong people on offense. So that is a failure as a GM.