Re: The secondary coaches.
posted at 10/25/2012 8:29 PM EDT
In response to dapats1281's comment:
And I don't know these guys personally, Flores, Boyer, and even to an extent Patricia, but it would not surprise me one bit if these men were Yes Men.
Get a veteran Defensive coach who has a mind for secondary players. So that when BB says, "That Ras I Dowling would be a great value pick!", the coach will have the balls to say, "No, Richard Sherman in the 5th would be better!"
Okay, maybe not at that extent because 31 other teams passed on Sherman for 4 rounds, but hopefully someone else could minimize the amount of mistakes
Bill Belichick would never bring in someone with his way of doing things on the defensive side. He admitted two years ago Romeo Crennel would challenge him often when developing a plan against opponents. Who will say no to Bill now? Patricia has shown nothing that leads to me to believe he is doing things differently.
BB will never fire a coach because that will be like firing himself. All the coaches are his prodigies and reflection of his way of doing things.
I do not believe there is any hope regarding the secondary. We don't need them to get "better". They got "better" last year and still finished as the second worst defense in NFL history. The only QB in the league the defense can stop is Tim Tebow. For all others, it's a guaranteed career day. So far this season the Pats defense has given up season numbers to Fitzpatrick, Sanchez, Wilson and Flacco. They are so bad now, that it cannot get worse. Of course it can only get better. That doesn't mean it will be a good defense.
I am slowly beginning to understand the idea that Tom Brady has covered up BB's deficiencies for too many years. I am not saying he isn't a great coach, but look at him without Brady. The moment Brady comes in, BB becomes regarded as best ever. Let's be real, imagine this team without Brady the past 3-4 years? With this inept defense? This would be the Colts of 2011 without PM all over again.