Re: Some of us need to relax
posted at 4/16/2010 6:02 AM EDT
In Response to Some of us need to relax
Some people on these boards (not all) are goin crazy about the pats not making any big trades like the jets and dolphins. Here's a news flash for you guys...WE ARENT GOING TO BE SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS EVERY YEAR, ,hell we wont even be playoff contenders every year.
RESPONSE: That's not acceptable. Both Bob Kraft and BB's stated goal is to build a team that will last...and be good every season. Management must decide whether they are going to rebuild, or reload. As things stand now, the Pats seem to be indecisive...caught in between.
If they're going to reload, they need to stop wasting what's left of the career of Tom Brady...and provide him with the protection and weapons that he needs to be successful.
Older pats fans know this...The pats dynasty wasnt built after 1 or 2 seasons, huge contributors to those teams (bruschi, Brown, Law, McGinest, Johnson, etc) were drafted 4-5 years before the first championship. Build a team through the draft. Look at the successful franchises of the decade (Pats, Steelers, Colts). The core group of their players came up via drafts.
RESPONSE: Yes...building through the draft is the way to go. But, when you're team is repeatedly drafting poorly, as the Patriots have in 3 of the past 4 years, this strategy fails. As much as the Pats need to add talent, they also need to revamp their scouting department (Patrick Chung, Ron Brace, Terrence Wheatly, Shawn Crable, Chad Jackson...YUCK!!). When was the last time the Pats found a "diamond in the rough", from round 4 on? Also...they need to stop signing free agents who are well past their prime, such as David Patten, Joey Galloway, Ron Springs, and Fred Taylor.
12 of the last 13 super mvps were players who were with the original team that brought them up. (Brees is the one who wasnt but we can all agree hes a special talent). In other words, Im just saying patience.
RESPONSE: If building a team from scratch, yes...patience is needed. But, when you have an aging franchise QB that you're trying to build your team around, there's no time to waste. Brady is not going to be around forever.
We may not be the best team in our division this year or even next year, but with 11 picks in the first two rounds between the 2009-2011 drafts, we have a chance to build a new dynasty. I'll take third place in our division this year if it means for more long term stability. We're rebuilding...and guys like marshall, holmes, boldin arent exactly the type of guys who ud want to build a a new foundation out of.
RESPONSE: That's unacceptable...unless the Pats go all-out to rebuild. If they do that, then they should be trying to trade Brady and Moss...now. If you're rebuilding, better to finish last and get high draft choices, than to consistently finish in the middle of the pack, and get mediocre ones.
plus...its football...no one thought the jets would get as far as they did last year...pats still got a chance with this team to win it as long as the players and coaches are willing to work for it sorry this post is so long
RESPONSE: The Jets have become good because they've been bold and aggressive. Their GM has made some good trades, and drafted well (with the notable exception of Vernon Gholston). Their coach employs an aggressive defensive strategy aimed at forcing turnovers and getting to the opposing QB...rather than passively sitting back in a "bend but don't break" posture.
In short, the Pats have become passive. They have drafted poorly, made several poor personnel moves in 2008-09, stubbornly held on to an ineffective DC (Dean Pees), and have steadfastly refused to shell out the money necessary to lure, or maintain, quality assistant coaches.
Posted by dapats1281