[QUOTE]Nope, not at all. He has been coach of the decade. He has been coach of the year three times, won three super bowls and the AFC championship 4 times. Had a perfect regular season in 2007. Won 11 games with a QB that hadn't started a football game since HS in 2008. Etc, etc. His coaching staff and front office has been raided mercilessly over that time. He's not kicking tons of coaches out the door. Just a few notables to remember of people making career advancement of their own accord... Weis moved on to greener pastures. Romeo same thing. Mangini same thing. (Year Mangini left he was D coordinator and knew Pats opinion on Revis and out bid the Pats in the bidding war to trade up to get him. Coincidence? I think not!) McDaniels same thing. (Took the special teams coach with him and made him assistant head coach similar to Scar here, also went after and got some Patriot FA's) Pioli same thing. (Took others from the department with him offering better positions/opportunities) Dimitrov same thing. (Took a number of others from the scouting department with them offering better positions/opportunities) He's had Dom Capers in working with him. No one can assume it was BB who didn't want Capers as his D coordinator. BB has a system. Continuity is extremely important. Capers is a successful Coordinator in his own right running his "own" system. BB could have offered to have Capers run his D system for him and Capers might have said no thanks I have an opportunity to go run what I know and want out in Greenbay. No one knows. After Romeo was out of football BB offered him the coordinator job back and Romeo would have but simply had already agreed to be KC's coordinator and didn't want to burn a bridge. He's brought in and still has Floyd Reese to the best of my knowledge who has been a successful GM. Yes Reese publicly is supposedly more involved in the contract side but does anyone really think BB doesn't listen to any opinion Reese might have on such matters? If you have a player who is not buying in or refuses to do what they are told you don't play them and if you aren't going to play you don't keep them. Try coaching something at any level and play a player who has all the talent but never does what they are suppose to and see how fast your hair turns grey and how quickly you sit that player. ...At least in teams sports where a unit has to work collectively together. I'd like to know if anyone knows of any other organization that has sustained even close to the turnover the Patriots have sustained in the past decade due to "success" and people leaving of their own accord for career advancement? All while still maintaining a winning team and keeping offensive and defensive system continuity. These are just some of the things that fly in the face of him having an ego that is detrimental to the team. Have the Pats made some player personnel blunders? Yep. Can anyone name an organization that hasnen't? Are all those other organizations blunders due to some coach or GM's ego? Come on people. Is BB perfect, nope far from it. Does the team/organization do some things that drive me crazy as an outsider not knowing the facts. On the surface, absolutely. Do I think it simply boils down to BB's ego? No Way!!
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