Re: The proof of interest in Wilson, and reason to CHILL OUT
posted at 4/28/2012 1:09 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The proof of interest in Wilson, and reason to CHILL OUT
[QUOTE]In Response to The proof of interest in Wilson, and reason to CHILL OUT : I am not going to judge the pick. it might turn out to be the d version of the mankins pick. that said, i actually do not like the idea that the pats do not study that book. that just confirms they live in their own bubble. it's one thing to make decisions that go against the grain. not trying to understand other people's perspectives is something else. it's basic competitive intelligence. he can use that informaton even if only to try to take advantage of the other teams' misperception of the prospects. what this looks like to me is the nfl version of what's known in the tech world as not-invented-here syndrome
Posted by seattlepat70[/QUOTE]
I don't agree with this, follow me for a moment:
Some teams, like the Falcons, have every coach, scout, PR person, some investors and their friends, and still other people in the War Room. Belichick allows about 4 or 5 (2 Krafts, Rosario, maybe another high level assistant or 2) and brings in specific scouts on an as needed basis. Why? Sometimes too much information can confuse things, it's not always a good thing to have 10 voices, and many pieces of print. He hires the people to do a job, then expects them to do it. That draft book is streamlined, and like anything trying to be appealing to the masses, it is mainstream. BB, on the other hand...I think maybe they get this week off, or so, then they will start preparing for the 2013 draft. They will start with, probably a list of 200-300 players to go back and look at (who will likely be draft eligible), and keep an eye on as the college season starts, and add and remove people as neccessary. This was referenced in detail in Holley's Book, Patriot Reign (if you haven't read this, anyone, it's a MUST read for a Pats fan). The Pats spend, probably millions of dollars on THEIR OWN research leading up to a draft. At that point, you trust what you believe in, BB hires people he believes in, why trust in something done for everyone?
BB's people look at players, all year long, and evaluate them in a sense that makes it relevent to the Patriots,
not just 'in general'.
Ever heard the old "ten different scouts will come up with ten different opinons"? It's true in every sport. Again, he trusts the people he keeps on the payroll, and to think he surrounds himself with "yes" men, as someone wrote in another thread, is foolish. Again, go and read Patriot Reign. He WANTS people to challenge him, just be ready for a debate, because he doesn't accept anything simply because someone says it; they better have the research, stats, and film to prove it.