Re: How long do we drink the Kool-aid??
posted at 9/21/2009 1:38 PM EDT
In Response to Re: How long do we drink the Kool-aid??
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: How long do we drink the Kool-aid?? : Obviously you're still drinking it. I'm not crying but it's obvious the Pats have not drafted well recently and their recent FA acquisitions have been flimsy at best. C;mon, Joey Galloway?? Greg Lewis?? And don't start me on the secondary which has been a revolving door of mediocrity because they didn't want to pay one of the best shut down corners in his prime! They're cheap and it's finally catching up with them. You need talent to win and when the best pass rusher on your team is Tully Banta-Cain..that's a problem my friend
Posted by smorgan86[/QUOTE]
I agree that the Pats have serious issues and that it could be a long season, but you are way over the cliff.
1) If the Pats "are cheap", then how come they are always within close reach of the cap? They spread it around and it usually works.
2) The Pats, like all teams, have won and lost in the draft. Let's not forget, they got Welker and Moss by trading picks. They drafted argualby the best K in the league. They drafted the defensive rookie of the year in Mayo. Edelman looks to be a great catch, if they can just work on his hands a bit. Merriweather is coming on strong. These are great uses of draft picks. They can't all pan out.
3) The secondary is finally gelling after being off since 2005. While many are cutting them down on their D, I'll take 16 or 17 points surrendered per week all season. What I see is a group of DBs that are clocking the receivers at every chance. Bodden, Sanders, Merriweather? Yo really think these guys are playing poorly?
As for dumping BB, that is the kind of idiotic move the Raiders make. Yes, the coaching has been uneven since the 2007 play-offs, but you don't dump a perrenially winning coach during a rebuilding year.