Re: Reiss's Mailbag
posted at 4/30/2013 9:47 PM EDT
Did you just see what Goldson signed for? The 2 million MORE BB would have needed to go meant BB would have just rented Goldson because it was clear. Goldson lost, we lost. Neither has a ring in 2011 or 2012.
I just don't see how this armchair GM routine every year, one year removed, from another subpar Brady playoff game, has any legs anymore.
Also, any draft pick that didn't make it in 2005 or 2006 means they were NEVER going to make it. These teams were LOADED with veterans at that point, so it's a weak argument.
I am not mostly wrong. I've had this whole thing nailed since BB dealt Seymour. Apparently, this was not seen by some of our fans because they see Brady on the field. I was the one in here explaining to the pink helmets WHY BB had to deal Seymour. He had to do it to pay Wilfork, amongst others, including Brady who had to be used to get the best deal possible for the union.
Once BB realized he couldn't get a new contract for Seymour, he dealt him on Labor Day weekened. BB fleeced Al Davis, but that trade should have signaled to every Pats fan, that he was committing to building the team, mostly the D, back up via the draft for 2 reasons:
1. FA prices for certain positions were skyrocketing. BB had just paid Adalius Thomas big FA money in 2007.
2. A lockout was looming, which meant you couldn't be careless with contracts into it, because you don't know the landscape after it.
It's not simple. All these pink helmets clearly have no understanding of basic economics and markets. They sound like Yankees fans thinking they are entitled to every high end FA year as they open their checkbook in an uncapped league. This is also is not about personally delivering one more ring for Tom Brady either. That tone and arrogance that some our fans havescreams of entitlement and being utterly spoiled.
Ironically, Dashon Goldson on our team in 2011 has no bearing whatsoever on why Brady throws an INT on 1st down in SB 46 after he just played a gad awful AFC title game 2 weeks prior.
I could see if we are losing games with Brady playing well and putting up 35 points like 49ers or Ravens just did, but that's not the case whatsoever.
If there was no cap, Kraft would just pay these extra 2 million you talk about, but you do that once or twice and it hurts the other parts of the team, then you start missing the playoffs like Steelers and Giants do every couple of years.
PS We could not afford Boldin. No way. Bolding wanted to be the highest paid WR at that time. BB kicked the tires, heard the price and went running. And, guess what? Good thing Kaepernick just chooked at the 5 yard line, huh? Otherwise, it looks like that was a BUST move.
They were never going for Boldin, not with the contracts they had due into a lockout. Please learn from others who have a much better handle on this stuff than you do.
The only reason why you drop the names you do is because SF and Baltimore were just in the SB, but Goldson got toasted by Joe Flacco.
I'm sorry but the only player we likely couldn't have afforded was Seymour (unless we traded Warren a year early and went with a vet min guy and a day 2 pick splitting time at the other DE position back in '08-'10).
All the other guys should have been here. Branch and Samuel could have been locked up 1-2 years before we had to waste the franchise on them (like they just did with Hernandez and Gronk).
Mason and Law were 31 and 32 year old all-pro's who could have been had for 3-5 million a year if BB was willing to pay them till age 35, which he should have, but felt they might not have styaing power. They did.
You can blame Brady all you want, but when you have Boldin and Mason up for grabs (pats were known to be 2nd to the Ravens in both situations) and instead go with Chad Jackson and Taylor Price, it cripples your team for years.
When you can lockup a known top 15 CB who has thrived in your system, despite being outspoken and a bit of a headcase (as both Ty and Asante were) you still do it over the Wheatley, Wilhite, Ras-I, Butler, Deltha O'Neal pupu platters.
And the 750k to 1.75k we saved when we didn't get Goldson was FAR worse than anything Brady did in the SB we still should have won. He wanted 5/25 or 1/4 and we couldn't get it done. Thats pathetic.