Re: its not coaching.....its the weak drafts
posted at 9/23/2010 9:11 PM EDT
In Response to Re: its not coaching.....its the weak drafts
[QUOTE]The notion that Pioli's Drafts were strong and BB's are weak is also absurd. Lets name them; BB's 1) Bultler (nickel back) Bodden injury is shedding bad light on this kid he is a great third starter 2) Brace (Starter) Looked great to me in the pre season 2 sacks a forced fumble 12 tackle in two games.... Give me a break 3) Vollmer; Beast 4) Pryor; Value found in the 6th round 5) Ornhburger; Practice squad guy but he is developing, great pulling guard no so great in pass protection; signing a RB next year and changing our run:pass ratio may make him more valuable than you think 6) Edleman; Beast 7) Tate; Beast - i would give him mosses slot next year and spend that 10 million on the defense; go back to what made us the best; we have plenty of weapons for Brady ESPECIALLY if Ingram is Drafted! 8) Chung; Beast 9) Spikes; Beast 10) McCourty; Beast 11) Gronkowski; Beast 12) Hernandez; Beast x 2 13) Deaderick; quality 7th rounder on the depth chart 14) Larson; another quality pick on the depth chart 15) Cunningham; Promissing From 2002 to 2006 we absolutlely BLEW it but that was Pioli. If you want to call out someone on the drafts go post on KC's board
Posted by tagandtrade[/QUOTE]
In Pioli's defense, and reading much about his time in New England, Bill Belichick had the final say as to who the Patriots picks were.
Pioli’s skills as a talent evaluator helped create a consistent championship contender in New England.
He was regularly recognized for his ability to build a team, not simply collecting individual talent,
helping to make the Patriots a "model franchise."
From 2000–2008, the Patriots had an NFL-best record of 102-42 (.708) and registered 14 playoff victories.
Pioli worked in close coordination with Belichick, bringing players to the Patriots who fit into the framework of the club’s team concept
Pioli and Belichick's teams were noted for the depth of talent at all the positions
and used an effective combination of draft picks, free-agent signings, and trades to continually upgrade their roster.
The most-notable selection in an NFL Draft
by Pioli and Belichick was quarterback Tom Brady
, who was chosen 199th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft
To say pioli is weak is not really true, seeing what he is building in KC shows his viewing of talent is pretty dammmmm good.