Re: Maybe itâs time for Mr. Kraft to ask for BB for his resignation.
posted at 6/26/2013 11:05 PM EDT
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"RESPONSE: BB is not to blame for the idiotic actions of Hernandez. If BB is to blame, than so is Bob Kraft...as I have stated in a previous post. Kraft surely approved Hernandez being drafted, as well as the $40mil. extension AH received."
Step out of the fishbowl. Kraft doesn't create Bill's draft philosophy. Bill loves bargains (for various reasons) and when you get talent at a discount, there is always a catch.
RESPONSE: Step out of the fishbowl??? What the hell does that mean??
Your post is a classic example of illogical, 20/20 hindsight thinking. Absolutely ridiculous!! You're blaming BB for spending a mid fourth round pick to take a chance on guy? So...a guy who smokes some weed, and knows some gang members should automatiocally be scratched off the list? I dare say that the majority on NFL players know gang-bangers. The majority of NFL player smoke, or smoked weed. So...I guess that BB should only draft players studying to become priests, right??
Kraft signed off on Hernandez. He authorized BB to offer him that huge extension. Kraft himself said that AH had turned the corner...and was a good guy, despite all his tattoos. So...both Kraft and BB should have envisioned that AH would become a murderer? I wonder what you would be saying about AH if this never happened, and Hernandez went on to play in 5 straight pro-bowls?
I am not personally arguing Belichick should be fired or even abandon his philospohy. But this last stretch of botching the Sanders offer, losing Welker due to an insanely rigid negotiation, the Gronk injury discount coming back to haunt, the Hernandez character discount coming back to haunt, and the absurdity of wasting time with Tebow, all tie back into that same rigid adherence to a value philosophy which has now been exposed - at least when it is taken to extremes. Combine this with often trading down from high picks (where you are forced to pay a premium for premium talent). and it's more than fair for fans to ask for a bit less arrogance and a bit more humility and openness to changing or tweaking the personnel approach.
RESPONSE: No one has been more critical of BB the GM than I. Some of what you stated above has some merit. But, blaming BB for Hernandez is way over the top. NO ONE saw this coming. Also, blaming BB's decision to draft Gronk is silly. A freak injury in which Gronk broke his arm had nothing to do with his back condition. Now, you could make a case, as I have, that BB rushed Gronk back before he was ready...leading to his arm being broken again. But that aside, how was Gronk a mistake? While healthy, he was the best TE in the game.
You are seriously over-reacting here.