Re: Same team as last year?
posted at 3/12/2010 12:03 AM EST
In Response to Re: Same team as last year?
In Response to Re: Same team as last year? : How do you get MORE EXPERIENCE WITH rookies from the DRAFT? and LOSING players via FA and not signing any NEW FA? You make no sense...Granted SAME TEAM AS LAST YEAR gains more experience but once again SAME TEAM is hardly going to make it significantly better. Youre a fan do not be so NIAVE, Kraft Won a few superbowls and taking the winnings to build to gain profit around as ATTRACTIONS, while the HYPE IS still THERE. OFCOURSE hes not going to throw his money around carelessly hes trying to invest in it with real estate, not players. With the sold out games for years now he is cashing in during the season but losing out on the offseason. Soon it is going to backfire, unless we either win a superbowl or atleast make a damn effort. This offseason was a showing of we are content with a mediocre team that can make it to the playoffs, if real fans start seeing this then its going to be trouble. Because I aint buying into this. If you think we have a shot to make the superbowl this year with the team we have and you think SIGNING DAVID PATTEN AND GOING AFTER JOSH REED AND ALGE CRUMPLER is good for this team... then you obviously do not know football and should pick up Football for dummies my friend.
Posted by clarkeyj1
Experience is a bit overrated, my friend. Sometimes, it's good to just be naive and have raw ability so you can pin your ears back and just play. When you draft, you can draft for immediate impact or you can draft for development. Mayo was drafted for immediate impact and he did just that. Edelman was drafted as a developmental project. With a stacked draft and a slew of picks, I suspect the Patriots will draft for immediate impact knowing the free agent crop isn't looking too great. March 11, 2007, we did not have Randy Moss or Wes Welker on our roster but we did by the time the season started. That's another point I'd like to make: you don't give the final verdict on a team's offseason based on ONE WEEK. I did not say I was fine with bringing back last year's team granted we did not win the Super Bowl. I am, however, elated with the fact that we MAINTAINED that in a sport where economics don't allow you to keep all your best players and now we're going into the draft with great early picks at a good value.
I will state it again: Robert Kraft did not become a billionaire by being stupid. I will always support the guy because he put a winning product on the field and also kept the team in New England when they were this close to being ousted. Just because he's a billionaire doesn't mean he should spend stupid and sign Boldin, Dansby, Peppers, and trade for Marshall and sign him up too. Ask Redskins fans how that type of ownership fares. The past season was not an admission of "we're ok with being average." It was a necessary evil. Either you keep Vrabel and force Bruschi into the lineup or you take a step back now to take two steps forward. We were clearly rebuilding with a young, inexperienced team and yet we won our division. We blew at least 3 games that a more experienced team and a healthy Brady would have won easily.
If you're a real Patriots fan, I pity you because it's March 11th and you're already throwing in the towel. Have some hope, kiddo. Big Ben's being labeled a rapist. Peyton will undoubetdly choke again. The Saints are losing half their good players. The Patriots will be a title contender.
By the way, being intelligent and patient is not the same as being naive.