Re: Patriots' Cap and IR Ramifications
posted at 12/11/2013 10:13 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
BB is the best GM of the cap era, hence of all time.
The board awaits your thread, Gunty. Start a thread that tells the board why pre cap era was as (or more) difficult to build a team back then as opposed in the cap era.
If you don't do this, you will not have effectively countered the fact that BB is the best GM of all time.
Either name the better/more successful GM of the cap era or you lose.
Name ONE GM of the year award BB has won or YOU LOSE.
Pioli won 3 times since the cap twice with the Pats and once with the chiefs, but never BB.
Polian has won it 5 times but literally took a dive after losing his HoF qbs. Fraud.
But if you insist on giving him credit for a position he does not hold and refuse to acknowledge that the HC and GM positions are similar in the team building aspect, which both are equally responsible for, then....
Newsome, would be my pick as Balty has consistently been a force in the past 18 years and has done it without a Brady or Manning or Big Ben, instead electing to take out the elite with defense. Something BB used to do. He's also had BB's number lately as Bb has been more offense driven for years now and has forgotten about what won him his rings, DEFENSE and a good O.
Yes, it's difficult to maintain both in a cap situation. no doubt. But if you are savvy enough to do it (have a good o & D) and compete with a well rounded team, then that would put you in the drivers seat.
BB might be the captain of his vessel but unfortunately hasn't been in the drivers seat with a complete team for quite some time. He really needs to stay away from fossilized and permanently disabled players too. Definitely NOT money well spent.
TB can't bail him out forever with on the field play and cap relief.
Oh, and in case you question, I HATE THE RAVENS! The same way most non NE fans hate the Pats. But, you have to give them their due and I am
I couldn't care less if you agree.
Thanks for playing.