Re: Jermaine Cunningham Vs Carlos Dunlap
posted at 11/8/2011 10:41 PM EST
In Response to Re: Jermaine Cunningham Vs Carlos Dunlap
[QUOTE]Yes, I am sure that is the one mistake he's made... Oivey, must each fan make their own push for whatever player not on our team has somehow caught their attention? I think he should have drafted Spartacus when he had the chance. When we were winning multiple Super Bowls, not to mention going to one and not winning, after winning sixteen in a row and doing a great deal of winning besides all of that, no one here had an issue with Belichick or Brady in any way. Now each fan is trying to push the expertise they think they have that in fact amounts to a thimble full compared to the PATS head coach. The man has been in the NFL since the mid to late 1970's, before many of you were even born. Man it's like kindergarten around here this week. Stick around, we'll be adding up the numbers on the sides of the big cube in about five minutes, followed by milk and cookies. BTW, there's another important and probably very entertaining game this week in New York but I guess many of you guys won't be watching this team you seem to dislike so much
Posted by Dessalines[/QUOTE]
With all due respect, I think you got it all wrong. The folks that vent here DO LIKE the team, that is the point. They want better as do I. They think the should be getting better given we have a HOF Coach/genius DC, and a HOF QB. Those 2 combinations dont' come along very often, probably once in a lifetime for this franchise.
Much has been made about BB's prowess on draft day. How he manipulates the board, takes advantage of the situation, drafts based on value, always collecting more and more picks for the year to come. The problem is, while manipulating the draft board so eloquently, he's missed quite often on some real talent.
It's not about coulda shoulda. It's about a GM/HC with almost 40 years of NFL experience, coaching HOFs, assembling SB teams, being able to identify the RIGHT talent and act on it.
And, it's not 1 or 2 occasions. It's well over 10 since 2006. Players selected at whatever position, and the much better player at teh same position selected 1-15 spots later. It's about passing year after year after year on a legit pass rusher (since we've needed probably since 2006) when we see so many pass us by and become successful on other teams. Why is that?
It's about needing LB help for about 4-5 years now, and having to live with the Pierre Woods, Eric Alexanders of the world, or seeing guys like Crable, McKenzie simply not pan out.
Look, I could go on and on about each draft, our positions of need, who/what was selected, and what we passed up to either pick up a scrub in FA, or not address the posiiton of need at all.
Sure, we've all enjoyed the glory years being Pats fans. And, we all want them to continue. Speaking for myself, we've had the ammunition for some time to parlay our success well beyond 2005 and at least until Brady retires. Instead, we are 7 years removed from a SB victory, and haven't won iin the post-season since 2007. I expect more out of a HOF GM/Coach.