Re: Time to fire the GM
posted at 10/26/2013 4:29 PM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
Faulk, Brown, Vinatieri, Rutledge, Woody, Bruschi, McGinist, Johnson, Jones, Milloy and Law were much more the heart and soul of that team than all but Brady and Seymour from your list (Brady a fantastically lucky pick btw). Mine includes 3 of the 4 pro-bowlers on that team.
So, nearly all the best players on that team BB did not provide. His #5 overall pick which he got from his 5-11 record the previous year was good, and Brady was probably the luckiest pick in NFL history. The rest of his contributions were NFL filler and nothing more.
I'll stand by what I said and point to you as ludicrous to try to spin it otherwise.
(btw, Neal was not on that team.)
In 1996 Bill Belichick took over assistant head coach duties and the defense for the Patriots under Bill Parcells, until that point Parcells wasn't over 500% in wins as head coach.
That year they drafted Lawyer Milloy and Tedy Bruschi, finished 11-5 with the defense jumping from 25th the year prior to 14th in points.
Saying Belichick had no say in the decision to draft these defensive players along with giving Parcells his only two playoff victories with the Pats is baloney, especially since you give credit to every staff member on BB's staff including the waterboys for picking Brady except for him.
Pete Carroll, apparently a coaching and GM genius in Seattle now, could do nothing well in New England with these same players...
Belichick picked Brady, Seymour and a bushel of other draftees and free agents who we never would have won three Super Bowls without and has continued to win long after all of the players here prior to his arrival were long gone; game over.